Michael M. Hughes on Magical Resistance
Michael M. Hughes, author of the upcoming "Magic for the Resistance" and mastermind of the "Bind Trump" mass magical working, stops by the show to talk about magical resistance to the darkest timeline. Michael's New Book.
Hannah Haddix, outsider artist, world traveller and Magus of the Coyotel Church, stops by to discuss her recent ayahuasca forays into the psychedelic garden of Kali Ma, the role of the artist in society, and the far-future hell realms where AI overtakes all sentient life. Hannah's Book.
Dr. Ralph Abraham, professor and founding theorist of chaos mathematics, stops by the talk about the inherent, unpredictable chaos of existence, Dr. John Dee, DMT, the 1960s, seeing angels and how math is the language the universe uses to talk to us. Ralph's Books.
Gary Lachman stops by the podcast to talk about meme magick, the rise of the Alt Right, the Russian occultist and geopolitical thinker Aleksandr Dugin's plans for a Eurasian empire, and how the misuse of magick might have helped fuel the election of Trump. Gary's Books.
Pam Grossman (Phantasmaphile, Waking the Witch) stops by the podcast to discuss her work shining a spotlight on how the archetype of the witch has emerged into public consciousness, and can be a potent symbol for inspiring and empowering women. Pam's Site.
Aki Cederberg, author of Journeys in the Kali Yuga, stops by to talk about his travels with the Naga Babas of India, his experiences in India and Europe, and his quest to resurrect the sacred traditions of Europe in defiance of the crushing weight of the Kali Yuga. Aki's Book.
Legendary occult author, teacher and songwriter Lon Milo DuQuette stops by the podcast to talk about his recent forays into the Shanghai occult scene, his experiences with Enochian and Goetic magick, and how magick just might lead you to enlightenment...! Lon's Books.
British-born, classically trained pianist, composer, author, educator, and Shakespeare Authorship scholar Alan Green stops by the podcast to talk about the secret codes that he's discovered Dr. John Dee hid throughout Shakespeare's plays...! Alan's Book.
Jon Graham, acquisitions editor at Inner Traditions, stops by the podcast to talk about the Western Esoteric Tradition, Rosicrucianism, Metapolitical War, meme magic, the right's obsession with George Soros, and what it takes to transcend the small-s self. Books from Inner Traditions.
I chat with PEN-award winning author Mitch Horowitz about the power of positive thinking, the occult history of America and his new-found fascination with Satanism. I open with a memorial to the late Adam Parfrey. Mitch's Books.
Alex Gordon-Brander, Wall Street vet and CEO of the Omega.One decentralized cryptocurrency exchange, talks about how blockchain technology will transform the planet. Omega.One.
Donald Trump's Occult War
Why did the evangelicals push to elect Donald Trump? And are there occult, eschatological factors operating behind the scenes of the US's push for brand new wars in the Middle East?
Timothy Wyllie, visual artist and author, stops by to discuss how to access inner space and talk to angels, dolphins, extraterrestrials and other travelers in the psychic worlds. This is one of the very last interviews that Timothy gave before he passed. Timothy's Books.
Vinay Gupta—lifelong meditator, Hindu tantric, Buckminster Fuller-style engineer, disater relief consultant, blockchain evangelist and (now) CEO of blockchain legal-technical interface Mattereum—talks about enlightenment, magic and saving the world. The Future We Deserve.
My friend Zach Leary, host of the It's All Happening and MAPS podcasts, stops by to talk about how spirituality, meditation and ancient disciplines like Bhakti Yoga can help us deal with the challenges of transhumanism, global fascism and the ever-accelerating future. Zach's Site.
Multi-disciplinary occult artist Micki Pellerano and I catch up and go heavy on the Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley, chaos magick, the Golden Dawn, how magick changes the artistic process and lots more! Micki's Site.
A conversation on life and magick with Satyros Phil Brucato, author, rocker and developer of the White Wolf role-playing game Mage: The Ascension—one of the most quietly influential devices for spreading real occult theory of the last 30 years. Phil's Books.
Christiana Key of Delphic Oracle and Cult of Youth stops by the podcast to talk about chaos magick, using planetary timings for magick and creative work, "Priestess Pop" and her experiences using her one-woman performances as occult rituals. Christiana's Site.
A trip back in time to the launch party for my first book, Generation Hex, 2005, at Alex and Allyson Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. A clarion call for psychedelic evolution. Hear 23-year-old punk rock me invoke the future! (Music by James Curcio.) Generation Hex.
My old friend Caleigh Fisher and I have one of our epic far-future shamanic conversations about magick and the future of humanity. We cover Wilhelm Reich, orgonomy, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth, John Dee, the Goetia and lots more! Caleigh's Twitter.
E. Elias Merhige
Director E. Elias Merhige (Begotten, Shadow of the Vampire) talks about magick, the Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Giordiano Bruno, Rosicrucianism, the influence of the occult on German Expressionism, art as shamanism and lots more! Elias' Films.
Porn star Bailey Jay stops by to talk about magick, the connection between being transgender and her spirituality, post-Twitter consciousness, and more. We explore the use of Neuro-Linguistic Programming for anxiety relief, among other scandalous topics. Bailey's Twitter.
White Magick vs. Black Magick
What’s the difference between white and black magick? I dig into the real practical differences between approaches to magick, with a detour into understanding the reason why magick became demonized. Magick.Me.
Scholar and biographer Tobias Churton stops by the podcast to chat about his new biography of Aleister Crowley, The Beast in Berlin, which charts the Great Beast's ultramodern period in pre-war Berlin. Along the way we talk magick, art and John Zorn. Tobias' Books.
Scott Treleaven is a Canadian painter and film-maker who works with both transgressive and sacred subject matter, incorporating queer imagery and the symbology of esoteric practices into his artwork. We talk magick, the future and the role of the artist. Scott's Book.
Buddhist activist Max Zahn stops by to talk about his ongoing meditation in front of the Goldman Sachs building in New York, an effort to instill compassion in the multinational investment banking firm, one of the key players in the 2008 market crash and subsequent bailout.
Conner Habib, gay porn star, intellectual and Anthroposophist, on magick and breaking through cultural sexual repression. (Fair warning: I was so new to podcasting when I made this that I recorded it with my *built in laptop mic*. Ye gods! Welp, we all have to start somewhere...)
Legendary SF author John Shirley talks about his book New Taboos, private prisons, the state of social consciousness, the ongoing environmental crisis and the infamous Twentieth Century mystic G. I. Gurdjieff's doctrine of awakening. John's Books.
In the ULTRACULTURE WITH JASON LOUV podcast, author and futurist Jason Louv explores radical new ideas at the intersections of culture, technology and spirituality, bringing together a first-rate cast of some of the most insightful and unexpected thinkers on the planet to tackle the biggest challenges of the 21st century. From the world's newest and most Promethean technologies to its most ancient and most profound spiritual traditions, we explore tools for waking up, empowering yourself and unleashing your own inner magic—because Spaceship Earth needs all the help it can get! New episodes are uploaded weekly; the show is now part of the Mindpod Network, as well.
Jason Louv is the bestselling author of eight books, including John Dee and the Empire of Angels, Generation Hex, and Thee Psychick Bible. As a journalist, he has covered surveillance, international trade and the dark side of technology for VICE News, Boing Boing, Motherboard and many more. As a futurist and strategist, Jason has worked on Buzz Aldrin’s international campaign to colonize Mars, Google's artificial intelligence program, and in many more strange and wonderful places. He has been a lauded guest on The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, It's All Happening With Zach Leary, Team Human With Douglas Rushkoff, Coast to Coast AM and many, many more podcasts and radio shows. He lives in Los Angeles. Learn more about Jason here.