42 episodes

What Magic is This? is a topic based podcast about Magic, the Occult, the Esoteric, the Paranormal and the Supernatural. Each episode, my guest picks a topic that is up for discussion and they have the opportunity to ask any question that occurs to them. For those curious about Magic in any way, these episodes should provide an introduction to the many aspects that make up the world of Magic.

What Magic Is This? Douglas Batchelor

    • Spirituality
    • 4.5, 44 Ratings

What Magic is This? is a topic based podcast about Magic, the Occult, the Esoteric, the Paranormal and the Supernatural. Each episode, my guest picks a topic that is up for discussion and they have the opportunity to ask any question that occurs to them. For those curious about Magic in any way, these episodes should provide an introduction to the many aspects that make up the world of Magic.

    Chaos Magic Part II

    Chaos Magic Part II

    On our second voyage into the azure waters, we dive into conversations and currents of Chaos. Firstly we talk about the Philosopher King of magic, one Ramsey Dukes. From here we sail about on the winds of a few Chaos Magic orders and groups, pondering if there ever really was a Chaos Magic movement. My guest for this episode Saul sheds some light on an online Magical current that for a time burned bright but now only seems to flicker. Far too much to cover in Two Episodes, we will drop anchor for a bit.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Chaos Magic Part I

    Chaos Magic Part I

    Late 1970's England. An iconoclastic group of misfit Magicians got tired of the same old story that in order for Magic to work, one had to be a part of a Tradition and go through necessary steps. To this they said 'Nonsense! All one needs is belief and how one utilizes that belief for it to work!' They thus birthed the first form of Postmodern Magic that was based entirely off of Results- Chaos Magic.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Emanuel Swedenborg

    Emanuel Swedenborg

    For a time, Emanuel Swedenborg was a name that many in Europe and America were familiar with. These days, very few have even heard the name and those who have, the words 'Madness' or 'Liar' are not behind. Called by Ralph Waldo Emerson 'A Mastodon of Literature' the work and life of Swedenborg are indeed extraordinary. From his odd inventions, Life philosophy and his mystical experiences, there is much to learn from 'The Scandinavian Da Vinci.'

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Materialism

    Materialism

    We live in an observable, measurable world; one built of the smallest bits of matter. And so we live our lives thinking for the most part, that this is the reality of everything- that the only thing that matters, is matter. Yet for a dominant social paradigm, Materialism & Physicalism has a hard time with a few things, especially those things which is says doesn't exist because it cannot explain it.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Mental Health & The Magician

    Mental Health & The Magician

    Depression, high anxiety, addiction and other mental health issues effect a huge number of us. Many are looking for answers or ways that we can get better or deal with these afflictions ourselves. How does Magic and the Occult intersect with such things? Are there similarities, and if so- what can we learn from them? The amount of internal pain that many of us carry with us each day is difficult to deal with, but there are ways in which we can get help as well as create help.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Part II

    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn Part II

    The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was finished. However, much of their mystique was only just beginning. With the publication of their Rites and Rituals by Israel Regardie, the secrets of this Magical Order were finally revealed to the world. As for the world of the Golden Dawn, it was one of Kabbalah, of Divine Will and one that believed that all things that were manifest on earth was somehow connected to one another through correspondences.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Just another Camster ,

Doug’s got a thirsty mind

Doug’s thirst for knowledge is contagious and his warm, effortlessly sharp radio voice is like a fine wine for the ole ear canal, offering the metaphysical goosebumps to pair with any forbidden knowledge you may be consuming!

oneninesevensix ,

Glad I found this today !

Found this randomly today while deep cleaning my pad and wanted something insightful and “juicy” with substance to keep me focused on the job at hand. Ended up listening to 3-4 episodes - loved the one about Sigils. And love the vibe and energy of the show.

Elle U ,

Douglas is the Dan Carlin of esotericism and the occult

I love this podcast. The episodes are short and informative, and Douglas has a rich voice and way of speaking which I find thoroughly enjoyable. Definitely one of my favourite podcasts of any genre! Highly recommended!

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