Leaving Las Vegas (And by Las Vegas I Mean Cults)
In this episode, I talk to a student about moving through difficult prior spiritual experiences, including:
• Leaving a cult and trying to re-establish normality
• Energetic shielding in hectic situations
• The long shadow of the Catholic Church
And lots, lots more. This is an excellent episode that covers a lot of difficult but super productive ground. Enjoy it!!
Magick: 4 Myths, 7 Mistakes
Are there pitfalls along the path of magick? In this episode, we confront the 4 myths that keep people from ever beginning the practice of magick, and the 7 most common mistakes that people make once they've actually begun. We hope this podcast helps clear the path for you - OBSTACLES BEGONE!
Duncan Trussell's INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Duncan Trussell returns to the show to discuss how to chill out even when the planet's on fire. Opening song by me with added vocals by Tamaryn. DIG IT - DIG IT REAL GOOD!
God Break Down the Door
Talking to a student about cultivating discipline in magical practice, and breaking through the mental and societal blocks that can hold us back from achieving our true purpose in life.
Alexis Mincolla on Radical Personal Autonomy
Alexis Mincolla, lead singer of the band 3TEETH, stops by to talk about awakening to radical personal autonomy...!
Magick and Loss
On the subject of loss along the way of walking the magical path. I talk to a student about awakening to the heart when the going gets harder than hard.
There's Room on the Broom with Micki Pellerano
Artist, director, astrologer and host of Timelord.TV Micki Pellerano stops by the podcast to talk about the uses and abuses of astrology, both for magicians and non-magicians...!
NFTs, Virtual Reality and Riding the Future With Sara Phinn
Virtual reality artist and cyberwitch Sara Phinn stops by the podcast to talk about the overlap of magick and technology, and discuss the future of virtual reality, augmented reality, non-fungible tokens, cryptocurrency and lots more.
Burning the Karmic Ice
What exactly IS karma? How do you get rid of it? And what does that process ACTUALLY look like in the life of a spiritual practitioner, compared to what books make it sound like? A student and I discuss.
Kept in Suspense with Jeanelle Mastema
Talking about body mortification, performance art and the fall of Los Angeles with world-renowned body artist Jeanelle Mastema...!
The Devil is in the Details With Frankie Gaffney
Talking about metapolitics, the nature of language, Marxism, Irish Republicanism, and a ton of other brilliant topics with Irish novelist Frankie Gaffney - one of my favorite episodes yet!!
Dr. Ted Achacoso on the Neurology of Enlightenment
Dr. Ted Achacoso—biologist, neuroradiologist, phamacologist, toxicologist, neurologist, AI researcher, Dzogchen and Bon meditator, and all around supergenius—talks about the far reaches of neurological research into enlightenment states and lots, lost more!
Future Proofing, Ethics and Keeping the Flame
Reawakening a hopeful future, even when it seems impossible.
A Mind Moving in Silence
How do you make progress when you have too many meditation and spiritual practices to choose from? I talk to a student about how to cut through analysis paralysis and commit to making real progress.
Cash Money Magick w/ Chet Zar
In-depth conversations with Magick.Me students about making it through the 2020 crisis in one piece, and re-assessing personal finances. Also, I drop a song about the Red Army Faction.
The Dynamite of Our Civilization
In-depth conversations with Magick.Me students about making it through the 2020 crisis in one piece. Hang in there everyone—we're all gonna make it, brah! The Gods Must Be Crazy!
This Magick Moment
I discuss "The Great Reset," and whether the COVID-19 crisis may or may not have anything to do with the transition to the AI economy. Also, I talk to a student about the eternal question of finding their True Will.
Let's Get You Paid
Ayy I'ma front you a lil stack - I'm releasing a free compilation of some of the financial, economic and business information from my recent course Alchemy of Chaos. Hoping my listeners can use it in this accursed year of our Lord 2020. Stay free!
Forgive yourself. There's too much hate in the world as it is. I discuss the psychic landscape of 2020, the Coronavirus lockdown, the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, and the explosion of long-pressurized tensions in the US & world.
Parasympathy for the Devil
In which I discuss my overarching theory of magick and spirituality as keys to activating the parasympathetic nervous system, opening up relaxation, joy and higher consciousness.
Dr. Cole Marta
Dr. Cole Marta stops by to talk about MDMA psychotherapy and how it could help with the trauma of 2020. We cover excellent ground, including the work of MAPS with MDMA research, and discuss our new course The Alchemy of Chaos.
Johnny Pemberton arrives from the big city to discuss Coronavirus, urban gardening, architecture shaming and how everybody forgot about Peak Oil. It is very funny and everybody laughs a lot. Fascinating subjects like the MacNeil/Lehrer Hour are discussed, and I cover "Time of the Last Persecution" by Bill Fay.
Black Magick vs. White Magick
A remastered version of our all-time classic episode, on the true definitions of black and white magick. What's real, and what's superstition? What's the role of ethics and morality in magick and spirituality? And what are the very best ways to orient yourself towards positive spiritual growth?
Take This! It's Dangerous to Go Alone
One of our most beloved episodes of 2020, in which I pull out a whole gift basket of primo-grade psychological tools for you so you can make it through DEATH RACE 2020!!
Magick in the Time of Coronavirus
A world update from the Magick.Me backup bunker—where we're at, where we're going, and what to expect next from Magick.Me. Hang in there! Song at the beginning is a cover of "Pictures of Adolf Again" by Bill Fay, done as a tribute in this trying time.
The Adept Initiative
It's finally here! Delve into the new Magick.Me megacourse—the ultimate training program in magick, designed to give you mastery over your life, free you both spiritually and financially, and awaken you to your true purpose.
Void of Course
Welcome to the void. The void of modernity. The void of endless gun violence. The blank iron nothingness at the terminal moment of civilization. Here is your survival guide...
The Bone-Cutter Sutra
An episode on the deep esoteric truths embedded within Buddhism, beyond the surface level.
"I'm William S. Burroughs and I'm dead now..." Scholar Casey Rae stops by to talk about cutting up reality with William S. Burroughs.
Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis and the just released High Weirdness, on the legacy of the old school [Robert Anton] Wilsonian Counterculture...!
Magick and Your True Will
Discovering, and then enacting, one's True Will is the primary goal of all true and initiated magick, yoga, meditation and spiritual practice. Nothing could be more simple—or more difficult.
Genesis P-Orridge, high magus, cultural engineer and wrecker of civilization, chats with me from her hospital bed following life-threatening surgery, on the recent GoFoundMe, the legacy of the 60s, the future of humanity and lots more.
Angels Are Mathematical
In which we explore the massive neurological benefits of meditation AND go deep into the territory of Enochian magick (including a speech I gave at Mortlake & Co).
Douglas Rushkoff, the world’s greatest theorist on how technology is transforming our consciousness, stops by the podcast to talk about reclaiming our souls from the tech abyss, in one of my all-time favorite conversations.
Spiros Antonopolous—yogi, tantrika, magician and psychonaut—stops by to discuss his voyages in the outer realms of consciousness, and how a ritual he conducted to contact his Holy Guardian Angel completely upended his life.
Author Mitch Horowitz returns to the podcast (for a second time!) to discuss his new book The Miracle Club: How Thoughts Shape Reality, and the incredible power of the mind to shape reality itself—a power available to anybody, anywhere, at any time... NOW.
Remembering the late, great, Adam Parfrey—publisher of Feral House books, fearless opponent of American conformity, champion of the outsider, mentor and friend. In this episode, I chat with Samuel Vandiver, who has been assembling Parfrey's biography.
Peter Bebergal, author of Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural, stops by the show to discuss the liminal zones between mysticism and technology, and the odd and wonderful things he's found there.
Thomas Hatsis, author of Psychedelic Mystery Traditions: Spirit Plants, Magical Practices and Ecstatic States, stops by to discuss how entheogens and magick have long made for close companions, and his fascination with combining magick and microdosing.
Intro to Magick
A classic introductory lecture on the nature of Magick and Meditation by Jason Louv—and how they're absolutely essential to life in the 21st century. This is the best, most level-headed introduction to magick and guide to beginning practice you'll likely ever hear.
Artist Gea Philes stops by to discuss life as an outsider, the immigrant experience in America,the pursuit of art as an overwhelming spiritual goal, how otherworldly forces shaped her work and how she’s seen the occult scene evolve (and devolve) over time.
In which I discuss Dr. John Dee, one of the pre-eminent magicians in the history of the world, assess the current state of the Western Esoteric Tradition, and give a reading from my new book "John Dee and the Empire of Angels," about the secret history of the world.
Barry William Hale
Barry William Hale, outlaw occult artist, Thelemite, martial arts master and all around intense dude stops by to talk about how he merges magick and art into a fearsome process for transcendence. We chat Crowley, Enochian angels, demons and lots more
Duncan Trussell trips into a rift in the multiverse and finds himself outside the circles of time in the court of the dreaded Obsidian Emperor (me), who makes him fish tacos. We have an awesome conversation about magic, escaping the clutches of an uncaring society, and the Necronomicon.
Bailey Jay stops by the show (as our first second-time guest!) to talk about sex, death, magick, alien abductions, enlightenment, and lots, lots more...! This was a fantastic conversation that touched on all of the parts of the human experience most are afraid to acknowledge.
Journalist Marty Beckerman stops by the show to talk about how the Mainstream Media™ actually works, his experiences working in it, and why civilization is collapsing without functioning and healthy journalism—and the future of online journalism, on-platform censorship and American democracy. Marty's Books.
Do Freemasons really control the world? Super-elite high-ranking Freemason Yosef Esshaghian stops by the podcast to cast light on the hidden inner secrets of the world's oldest (and most maligned) fraternity. Please ignore all moments of unintentional reptilian shapeshifting. Learn more about Masonry here.
British journalist George Pendle, author of the biography Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons (now the basis for the CBS All Access show Strange Angel) stops by to talk about the enduring fascination of occultist, libertine and rocket scientist Jack Parsons.
Michael M. Hughes
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, and using directed Will to push back against fascism and authoritarianism. 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 artificial intelligence and machine life overtake 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. One of my all time favorite shows. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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*. We all start somewhere!)
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.