Occult of Personality http://occultofpersonality.net Peering Behind the Veil Sat, 06 Dec 2014 13:34:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Occult of Personality peers behind the veil to provide recorded interviews with serious esoteric researchers and teachers from all over the world. Occult of Personality no Occult of Personality rochester92@yahoo.com rochester92@yahoo.com (Occult of Personality) © 2006 - 2013 Peering behind the Veil occult, esotericism, spirituality, mysticism, philosophy, Alchemy, Tarot, Magick, consciousness, religion, metaphysics, Thelema Occult of Personality http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/OoP.jpg http://occultofpersonality.net Boston, Massachusetts Magickal Art in the New Aeon http://occultofpersonality.net/magickal-art-in-the-new-aeon/ http://occultofpersonality.net/magickal-art-in-the-new-aeon/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 03:38:53 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=2004 http://occultofpersonality.net/magickal-art-in-the-new-aeon/feed/ 1 93,Aleister Crowley,apocalypse,Art,Magick,mysticism,New Aeon,New Age,occult,occultism,religion,spirituality Podcast episode 150 features the panel discussion from the 2014 OCCULT Arts Salon, entitled "Magickal Art in the New Aeon." photo by Sean Hanney OCCULT Arts Salon 2014 was the second annual weekend long esoteric salon honoring, exploring, Podcast episode 150 features the panel discussion from the 2014 OCCULT Arts Salon, entitled "Magickal Art in the New Aeon." photo by Sean Hanney OCCULT Arts Salon 2014 was the second annual weekend long esoteric salon honoring, exploring, and celebrating the intertwining vines which feed both magick and creative art. Featuring workshops/lectures, art exhibition/salon, panel discussion, performances, rituals, and masque. The primary intention of the panel discussion was to explore how ideas about divisions in time, ages or aeons, affect creativity and various movements in art, music, performance, and literature. image by Bryce Churchill, Hexagram/Pentagram design inspired by Richard Ravish The discussion was moderated by your host, Greg Kaminsky, and the panelists were (in order of appearance): Natan Alexander - an award winning tattoo artist, an officer of the Ordo Templi Orientis at Knights Templar Oasis in Salem, MA, and an occult artist working in various mediums in addition to tattooing K Lenore Siner - visual artist Ron Lelito - magician and musician Aepril Schaile - performance artist, astrologer, and co-organizer of OCCULT Arts Salon Richard Kaczynski - Crowley biographer, author, and musician Aria Michaels Paradise - performance artist and healer Karagan Griffith - Alexandrian High Priest, actor, director, and host of "On the Black Chair: Conversations on the Occult with Karagan Griffith" Additional links of interest: OCCULT Arts Salon - Occult of Personality podcast episode 134 Richard Kaczynski - Occult of Personality podcast episode 122 Dr. Nevill Drury - Occult of Personality podcast episode 135 In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, subscribers can listen to a presentation on inner alchemy that was recorded at the Hermetic Arts Learning Center in Salem, Massachusetts on the evening of November 14, 2014, along with an additional offer for subscribers to participate in an ongoing series of online classes about inner alchemy. Membership provides access to a tremendous archive of additional interviews and teachings for a low monthly fee while helping to support the production and distribution of the show. Join now to receive access to all the exclusive content! intro music by Paul Avgerinos outro music – "Ritual" by Beth Quist Occult of Personality no Nicki Scully http://occultofpersonality.net/nicki-scully/ http://occultofpersonality.net/nicki-scully/#comments Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:26:47 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1993 http://occultofpersonality.net/nicki-scully/feed/ 0 Alchemy,energy work,esoteric,healing,metaphysics,mysticism,neo-shamanism,New Age,occult,philosophy,shamanism,symbolism Internationally renowned healer and author Nicki Scully is our guest in podcast episode 149. "Nicki Scully has been teaching healing, shamanic arts, and the Egyptian Mysteries since 1983. During her first visit to Egypt with the Grateful Dead in 1... Internationally renowned healer and author Nicki Scully is our guest in podcast episode 149. "Nicki Scully has been teaching healing, shamanic arts, and the Egyptian Mysteries since 1983. During her first visit to Egypt with the Grateful Dead in 1978, Nicki experienced an epiphany that transformed her life. She deepened her focus on healing and began delving into the hidden shamanic arts of Egypt. She is now a lineage holder in the Hermetic tradition of Thoth, her teacher and mentor. With Thoth she developed Alchemical Healing, a comprehensive healing form that is practiced by thousands of practitioners internationally. In the late '80s, Nicki founded Shamanic Journeys, Ltd., and continues to guide inner journeys and spiritual pilgrimages to Egypt and other sacred sites. Nicki lives in Eugene, OR, where she maintains a healing and shamanic consulting practice. Nicki’s newest published work is Planetary Healing: Spirit Medicine for Global Transformation co-authored with Mark Hallert. In 2010, she created a seven CD audio program, Becoming An Oracle, Connecting with the Divine Source for Information and Healing. Her most recent books are The Anubis Oracle, A Journey into the Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, and Shamanic Mysteries of Egypt, Awakening the Healing Power of the Heart, both co-authored with Linda Star Wolf. She is the author of Alchemical Healing, A Guide to Spiritual, Physical, and Transformational Medicine, and Power Animal Meditations, Shamanic Journeys with Your Spirit Allies." "Healing is by nature an alchemical process. With clear intention and resolve, we learn to use our adversarial situations to help us grow spiritually, emotionally, and even physically, which opens up a myriad of possibilities regarding how we choose to live our lives and how we relate to one another and the world. All people have inherent healing abilities that, for the most part, are not recognized or acknowledged in modern western cultures. Although our population has burgeoned since the industrial revolution and the advent of modern medical technology, many of the simple, effective, and free or easily affordable cures have been lost and largely forgotten... Regardless of our race or where we came from, most of us have been cut off from the wisdom of our ancestors for so long that we need help to remember ourselves... Within us dwell all the memories of our ancestors, and the ability to more fully comprehend new mysteries bursting forth from our unfolding universe. We are all mystics and sages waiting to remember what we’ve misplaced or forgotten." "Alchemical Healing brings together innovative techniques of shamanism and energetic healing with the principles of alchemy, creating a practical form of physical healing, therapeutic counseling, and spiritual growth. The author provides ways to integrate spirit and matter, to develop communications between divinity and humanity, to retrieve knowledge, and to influence physical reality in order to achieve healing and transformation..." "Underlying her work is the pledge to help in the healing of Mother Earth through recognition and honoring of All Our Relations. Nicki strives to fulfill her commitment by assisting others to recognize their inherent wisdom and power." In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Nicki Scully guides a brief healing meditation. Membership provides access to a tremendous archive of exclusive content for a low monthly fee while supporting the production and distribution of the podcast. Please consider subscribing if you haven’t already. Shamanic Journeys - Nicki Scully's web site Hathor's Mirror Alchemical Healing, A Guide to Spiritual, Physical, and Transformational Medicine by Nicki Scully Planetary Healing: Spirit Medicine for Global Transformation by Nicki Scully and Mark Hallert Becoming An Oracle, Connecting with the Divine Source for Information and Healing by Nicki Scully The Anubis Oracle, Occult of Personality no Austin Coppock http://occultofpersonality.net/austin-coppock/ http://occultofpersonality.net/austin-coppock/#comments Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:32:40 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1978 http://occultofpersonality.net/austin-coppock/feed/ 0 ancient civilizations,astrology,astrotheology,divination,Gnosticism,Hermeticism,Hermetism,history,Magick,mysticism,occult,occultism Astrologer Austin Coppock, author of 36 Faces: The History, Astrology, and Magic of the Decans, is our guest in podcast episode 148. Austin Coppock is a writer, astrologer and student of esoteric lore based in Los Angeles. Astrologer Austin Coppock, author of 36 Faces: The History, Astrology, and Magic of the Decans, is our guest in podcast episode 148. Austin Coppock is a writer, astrologer and student of esoteric lore based in Los Angeles. He works as an astrological consultant, teacher, writer and speaker and is the current president of the Association for Young Astrologers. His approach to astrology is rooted in history and tradition, yet open to contemporary developments and concerns. Austin’s work also encompasses the critical and often ignored overlap between astrology and magical traditions, such as Hermeticism. He has written extensively on astrology, including hundreds of weekly columns, dozens of articles, and Astrological Almanacs for 2011 - 2014. His writing has been featured by The Mountain Astrologer, and his work on the decans, 36 Faces, was recently published by Three Hands Press. Austin has also lectured publicly, including at the Esoteric Book Conference. "Austin Coppock's Almanac is an indispensable tool for watching the astrological year. Not only does it provide insightful information about the celestial events of the moment but it also allows one to account for those moments when planning events, decisions, or other activities. All this, plus it's written in an entertaining and illuminating style." - William Kiesel, Director at Ouroboros Press and the Esoteric Book Conference "There is a thread that runs through over four millennia of astrological and magical history, a cord that binds ancient Egypt with the Hellenistic world, the Arabian empire, India, the European Renaissance and even touches the present. That thread is the Decans, a division of the earth’s sky into 36 sections. These 36 ‘Faces of Heaven’ are more than just a curious footnote in the history of archaeo-astronomy. First emerging in ancient Egypt, they have moved with the corpus of Hermetic material, reincarnating in the starry wisdom of culture after culture. Ostensibly a gear in astrology’s encompassing clockworks, the Decans have also long been a key to accessing legions of spirits. For several millennia and in multiple cultures, magicians have looked at these 36 faces and seen gods, choirs of angels, hordes of demons, and a host of daimones staring back at them, each with its own unique powers. Far from going undocumented, this gallery of faces has been painted and drawn by a host of astrologers, sorcerers and artists, and they can be found on walls of Italian villas as well as in the pages of grimoires. Weaving together astrology and magic, divination and sorcery, time and sky, this thread of esoteric history deserves more than the footnotes it has so far received. In this work, Austin Coppock follows the Decans through history, charting their trajectory through time and culture. Using the ring of keys which history provides, the 36 doors are flung open, revealing their mysteries to magician and astrologer alike. Each decan, its image, and its specific powers are examined in detail, as well as its permutations in the planetary aspects. Featuring original images specially created for each Decan by Bob Eames, 36 Faces is an invaluable resource for magicians, astrologers, and historians of magical semiotics." I appreciate Austin’s approach to astrology because he is so grounded in history, tradition, and connections to other esoteric arts while demonstrating its efficacy in modern times. I recommend his almanac and look forward to his book! In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, astrologer Austin Coppock explains the success of astrology, dispels a misconception about its validity, he provides a forecast based on astrological trends, discusses the astrological ages and the intersection of magick and astrology. Join us for that excellent dialogue! Membership provides access to a tremendous archive of additional interviews and teachings for a low monthly fee while helping to support the production and distribution of the show. Occult of Personality no Dr. David Shoemaker – Living Thelema http://occultofpersonality.net/dr-david-shoemaker-living-thelema/ http://occultofpersonality.net/dr-david-shoemaker-living-thelema/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:54:08 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1959 http://occultofpersonality.net/dr-david-shoemaker-living-thelema/feed/ 3 156,418,666,777,93,Aleister Crowley,Gnosis,Gnosticism,Hermeticism,history,Magick,metaphysics Dr. David Shoemaker, author of Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick, is our guest in podcast episode 147. Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. David Shoemaker, author of Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick, is our guest in podcast episode 147. Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor of the International College of Thelema, and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star. He has been a member of O.T.O. and a student of A∴A∴ since 1993, and he has more than fifteen years of experience supervising students in these traditions. He is Past Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as the M.W.S. of Alpha Chapter, and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Order. David is the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and a frequent speaker at NOTOCON. He is also a member of the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training, E.G.C. Clergy Training, and Planning committees, and he serves as an Advanced Initiator Trainer. A consecrated Bishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, David led the team that developed the Pastoral Counseling Workshops, and he enjoys bringing the workshops to O.T.O. members around the U.S. David is a co-editor of the journals Neshamah (Psychology Guild) and Cheth (418 Lodge). In addition to his essays in these publications, his writings have been published in the journals Mezlim and Black Pearl, and his chapter on Kabbalistic Psychology was included in the Instructor’s Manual of Fadiman and Frager’s Personality and Personal Growth, an undergraduate psychology textbook. He was the compiler of the ICOT publication, Jane Wolfe: The Cefalu Diaries 1920-1923, and a co-editor of the ICOT/Teitan Press collections of the writings of Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral), The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings and The Kabbalah, Magick, and Thelema. Selected Writings Volume II. His most recent publication is Living Thelema:  A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley’s System of Magick. "The system of spiritual attainment developed by Aleister Crowley is notoriously challenging in its scope. Adapted from the popular podcast segment of the same name, Living Thelema brings a welcome approachability to Crowley’s material, without diminishing the depth of the system. The author focuses on the practical and experiential aspects of the path of Thelema, allowing the reader to grasp the true transformative power of the system. Beginners and advanced practitioners alike will find much useful advice here, as Shoemaker brings his characteristic down-to-earth style to bear on topics such as ritual and meditation practices, sex magick, astral projection, psychotherapy for magicians, the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, and that pinnacle of attainment known as the crossing of the Abyss. The author’s background as a practicing psychotherapist allows an entirely unique fusion of esoteric wisdom and cognitive science. Living Thelema is an invaluable handbook for every modern magician." Not only is the book recommended by luminaries of the Thelemic tradition (e.g. Lon DuQuette and Richard Kaczynski), but is an important, and many would argue necessary, text that will aid multitudes of Thelemites as they pursue the Great Work. Eminently practical, but also inspiring – Living Thelema deserves your attention and I highly recommend all of Dr. Shoemaker’s work. In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Dr. David Shoemaker talks about A∴A∴, his mentor Phyllis Seckler and her legacy, the importance of perseverance on the magickal path and much more! Join us for that important interview. Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick by David Shoemaker Living Thelema web site Living Thelema YouTube channel Speech in the Silence podcast intro music by HipGnosis and Paul Avgerinos Occult of Personality no Robert Sullivan and The Royal Arch of Enoch http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-sullivan-and-the-royal-arch-of-enoch/ http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-sullivan-and-the-royal-arch-of-enoch/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:45:23 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1940 http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-sullivan-and-the-royal-arch-of-enoch/feed/ 2 Christianity,conspiracy,Counter-Reformation,Freemasonry,Hermeticism,history,Holy Royal Arch,Illuminati,Illuminism,Jesuits,Judaism,Knights Templar Robert W. Sullivan IV, author of The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism, is our guest in podcast episode 146. Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, theologian, writer, Robert W. Sullivan IV, author of The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism, is our guest in podcast episode 146. Robert W. Sullivan IV is a philosopher, historian, antiquarian, jurist, theologian, writer, and lawyer. Mr. Sullivan is a Master Mason and 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism, published in 2012, was his first book being the product of twenty years of research. In 2014 Sullivan published his second book, Cinema Symbolism: A Guide to Esoteric Imagery in Popular Movies. Sullivan’s book, The Royal Arch of Enoch, argues that a high degree Masonic Ritual, developed in France in the eighteenth century, included elements of the Book of Enoch (AKA 1 Enoch) which was considered lost until Freemason and traveler James Bruce returned to Europe with copies from Ethiopia in 1773. These copies were supposedly not translated into English until 1821. Sullivan also documents the symbolic restoration of the Sun as the premier icon in all of Freemasonry and as the supreme emblem of imperial administration and religiosity lifted from the Ancient Mysteries, incorporated in the Abrahamic faiths, and carried on in both Blue Lodge and High Degree Masonry. Sullivan begins the interview describing how his esoteric interests, especially Freemasonry, were stimulated by studying Frances Yates' writings while studying at Oxford University as a young man. Then he describes his journey to compose The Royal Arch of Enoch, a voluminous tome that clocks in at about 700 pages. His central thesis about the Holy Royal Arch Masonic degree(s) being derived from 1 Enoch associates the origins of Freemasonry with the Watchers, or fallen angels, and is therefore somewhat controversial. In addition to the origins of the Royal Arch degree ritual, Sullivan also concentrates on the disparate philosophical streams that influenced Freemasonry, especially those of the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation. "... [B]oth systems (Craft Masonry and the High Degrees) were able to posit a view of mechanistic oneness as the end point of society which identified de-facto heresy with the solar drive to eliminate imperfection through Tridentine Counter Reformation militancy and high degree Masonic rituality. The Counter Reformation was begun at the Council of Trent between 1545 an 1563 at the close of the Thirty Years War. Its purpose consisted of four major elements: 1) Religious Orders, 2) Ecclesiastical Reconfiguration, 3) Spiritual Movements, and 4) Political Dimensions. It was, essentially, a reactionary movement based on the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther seeking to discourage, infiltrate, and thwart Protestantism at both outward (Baroque art and architecture) and secret levels. It is this thread or nexus between the Masonic High Degrees and the Catholic Revival that has fed so many wrong and confused theories of Illuminati-Masonic rooted conspiracies over the years. The more sober reality however is not dark conspiracy but a profound and subterranean alliance between Catholic magisterium and apologetics and the "cooler, rational mystique of ancient texts" to provide mythic legitimacy for the principle agenda of modernity - to recreate society along heliocentric lines at a metaphysical and therefore confessional levels through the shift from Pythagoras, Archimedes, and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. Since Masonic Law through the conceptual endpoint of initiation, the Royal Arch restoration of the lost name of God came ultimately to serve a numinous mission of managing access to the ineffable name of God, naming through the symbolism and metaphors of mechanism became a primary method of the Fraternity cultural dynamic. In the United States, through the teaching of military and civil engineering at West Point and Union College, both deeply steeped in Masonic culture ... Occult of Personality no Vincent Bridges http://occultofpersonality.net/vincent-bridges/ http://occultofpersonality.net/vincent-bridges/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:34:27 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1922 http://occultofpersonality.net/vincent-bridges/feed/ 1 Alchemy,apocalypse,chialism,conspiracy,Edward Kelley,Enochian,Enochian Magick,eschatology,esoteric,esotericism,Hermeticism,history Vincent Bridges (1952 - 2014), expert on Sir Edward Kelley and co-author of The Ophanic Revelation: Angelic Science and the End of Time - a unique book about Enochian Magick, is our guest in podcast episode 145. Author, esoteric historian, Vincent Bridges (1952 - 2014), expert on Sir Edward Kelley and co-author of The Ophanic Revelation: Angelic Science and the End of Time - a unique book about Enochian Magick, is our guest in podcast episode 145. Author, esoteric historian, and researcher Vincent Bridges is the co-author of six books, and has been involved with several television documentaries on subjects ranging from Atlantis to the Holy Grail but primarily focused on Nostradamus. A self-proclaimed “anthropologist of the strange,” Bridges is an initiate of five major traditions: Buddhism, Islam, Gnostic Christianity, Wicca and Western Ceremonial Magick. He is also a pioneer in the field of psycho-acoustic therapy for early childhood trauma, was the first geomancer listed in Who’s Who in Service to the Earth, and was instrumental in the creation of three schools or educational organizations, The Fifth Way Mystery School, The Newport Earth Institute in Newport, New Hampshire and Pendragon College. Bridges also organizes and leads tours to sacred sites in Southern France and the Czech Republic, and has led tours in the past to India, Tibet and Egypt. He currently lives in Prague, where he is also a consultant to an alchemical museum. We begin the interview by reviewing the life and times of Sir Edward Kelley, including his alchemical activities. Bridges is endeavoring to write Kelley's biography and resides in Kelley's last known residence in Prague. Through his efforts, he just might rehabilitate Kelley's reputation in the eyes of those who view him in only a negative light. Of course, we delve into Kelley's work with John Dee and his visionary experiences. Bridges discusses The Ophanic Revelation, which may be the most unique book on the subject of Enochian that I've ever encountered. "Four hundred years ago, higher intelligence in the form of angels communicated a geometrical, symmetry-based, DNA-coded language pattern capable of producing a rapid expansion of consciousness and an increase in symbolic cognition. This shift in awareness - from a local primate-based consciousness to a much larger, universal, non-local reality - is based on what we now call plasma physics. The angels gifted us with this most unusual language system as a kind of life raft/survival radio set as they knew mankind would need a shift in consciousness to survive the precessionally timed apocalyptic season that now threatens to close in upon us. This book represents the first serious attempt to examine the angelic, or Ophanic, system given to Dr. John Dee from multiple viewpoints, using history, physics, biology, mathematics as well as art and sacred geometry to explore the unexpected depths of meaning and interconnection in this unique communication." Although Bridges' perspective is multidisciplinary and may be somewhat speculative, he has led a working group through the entire Enochian system over the course of two years with rather remarkable results. While certainly not a traditional viewpoint, Bridges' conclusions seem to provide modern relevance that may have been previously unrecognized. Whatever you may think of Bridges' conclusions, which I perceive as being controversial, there is no doubt that a great deal of research went into his book. I found The Ophanic Revelation intriguing, and the sense of mystery and immediacy that it conveyed to be remarkable. I'd encourage those interested in learning more about this work to read some of the articles linked below from the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. Vincent Bridges passed unexpectedly less than a month after this interview was posted online. We extend our deepest sympathies to Vincent's family and friends all over the world. He will be sorely missed, but not forgotten. His work and legacy lives on... Vincent Bridges In Memoriam: Vincent Bridges The Ophanic Revelation: Angelic Science and the End of Time by Vincent Bridges and DARLENE "Edward Kelley" Wikipedia entry Occult of Personality no Andrieh Vitimus http://occultofpersonality.net/andrieh-vitimus/ http://occultofpersonality.net/andrieh-vitimus/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 19:06:28 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1911 http://occultofpersonality.net/andrieh-vitimus/feed/ 0 chaos magick,esoteric,esotericism,Magick,metaphysics,mysticism,New Age,occult,occultism,philosophy,religion,spirituality Andrieh Vitimus returns to the show in podcast episode 144. He appeared previously in podcast 64. Andrieh Vitimus is the author of the acclaimed book Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current and is also published in se... Andrieh Vitimus returns to the show in podcast episode 144. He appeared previously in podcast 64. Andrieh Vitimus is the author of the acclaimed book Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current and is also published in several anthologies. Vitimus holds the highest initiatory rank in Haitian Vodou, is a Reiki Master, an NLP practitioner, and a hypnotherapist. Andrieh Vitimus is a faculty member at Peter Carroll’s Arcanorium College and has taught at conventions throughout the mid-west United States. He’s also the co-host of the Deeper down the Rabbit Hole radio show. In the interview, Andrieh talks about his magickal activities since publishing Hands-On Chaos Magic, including the Quantum Life Science Institute, and his radio show, Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole. We spend considerable time discussing chaos magick and its characteristics. We also delve into Vitimus' personal history and experience to better understand his perspectives on esoteric theory and practice, including the practical applications of magick. Vitimus' reputation is that of a very well-known and hard-working occultist who is perhaps one of the most accessible public practitioners around. Although he's outspoken, Vitimus' work speaks for itself. In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Andrieh Vitimus shares his unbiased opinions about hosting the Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole radio show in a conversation that explicitly confronts issues within esotericism. Join us for that stimulating discussion! Andrieh Vitimus Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current by Andrieh Vitimus Occult of Personality Podcast 64 - "Hands-On Chaos Magic" with Andrieh Vitimus (audio is available in the OoP Membership Section) Quantum Life Science Institute Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole radio show intro music by HipGnosis and Paul Avgerinos outro music - "Oh Well" by Kettleblack Occult of Personality no Robert Podgurski – The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-podgurski-the-sacred-alignments-dark-side-of-sigils/ http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-podgurski-the-sacred-alignments-dark-side-of-sigils/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:27:55 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1901 http://occultofpersonality.net/robert-podgurski-the-sacred-alignments-dark-side-of-sigils/feed/ 6 Alchemy,Aleister Crowley,Austin Osman Spare,Edward Kelley,Enochian,Enochian Magick,Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa,history,John Dee,language,ley lines,Magick Robert Podgurski, author of The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils - a truly excellent book, published by Mandrake Ltd., is our guest in podcast episode 143. - Robert Podgurski has been researching and working with the Enochian system, Robert Podgurski, author of The Sacred Alignments & Dark Side of Sigils - a truly excellent book, published by Mandrake Ltd., is our guest in podcast episode 143. Robert Podgurski has been researching and working with the Enochian system, the techni... Occult of Personality no Lee Gerrard-Barlow http://occultofpersonality.net/lee-gerrard-barlow/ http://occultofpersonality.net/lee-gerrard-barlow/#comments Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:47:39 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1884 http://occultofpersonality.net/lee-gerrard-barlow/feed/ 2 Alchemy,alternative healing,Freemasonry,healing,history,hypnosis,hypnotherapy,Magick,magnetism,Mesmerism,metaphysics,mysticism Lee Gerrard-Barlow, a Mesmerist, hypnotherapist, N.L.P. practitioner, and teacher is our guest in podcast episode 142. Lee Gerrard-Barlow has been working therapeutically with trance states, meditation, Lee Gerrard-Barlow, a Mesmerist, hypnotherapist, N.L.P. practitioner, and teacher is our guest in podcast episode 142. Lee Gerrard-Barlow has been working therapeutically with trance states, meditation, and yoga based practices for the past 20 yea... Occult of Personality no James Robert French http://occultofpersonality.net/james-robert-french/ http://occultofpersonality.net/james-robert-french/#comments Thu, 13 Mar 2014 16:54:54 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1876 http://occultofpersonality.net/james-robert-french/feed/ 0 conspiracy,esoteric,esotericism,fiction,ideology,Magick,mysticism,occult,occult fiction,occultism,politics,religion James Robert French, author of Lady Midnight, an occult fiction thriller, is our guest in podcast episode 141. James Robert French has been studying and practicing Magick and Paganism for eighteen years. He is an initiate and leader of the Open Source... James Robert French, author of Lady Midnight, an occult fiction thriller, is our guest in podcast episode 141. James Robert French has been studying and practicing Magick and Paganism for eighteen years. He is an initiate and leader of the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn and an initiate of Ordo Templi Orientis, as well as a Novice Priest in the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. His first novel, Lady Midnight, is published by Concrescent Letters. You can find his blog, Strange Onion Peelings, at jamesrfrench.wordpress.com. Lady Midnight is not your typical occult fiction. It's a page-turner that hooked me from the start with an intriguing mixture of radical politics and esotericism. If you’re looking for a dose of modern occult fiction - check it out. As James says, Lady Midnight is, “A different take on the occult fiction genre. Darker, edgier, more character oriented. Moral ambiguity abounds. There is no “Dr. Taverner” here.” "Fifteen years ago, they murdered her lover and pinned the crime on her. Now, Andrea Styx uses her psychic abilities and occult training in the service of an organization dedicated to the downfall of a corrupt system. But the arrival of a new protege brings her past screaming to her own back door, and awakens doubts about the purpose to which she has dedicated her life. She has a plan. The Cosmos has other ideas…" We also spend considerable time during the interview discussing James' involvement with the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn, as well as Ordo Templi Orientis, his writing experience, and his thoughts on occult fiction in general. Lady Midnight by James Robert French Read the first chapter of Lady Midnight Strange Onion Peelings - James Robert French's blog "The Problem with Dr. Taverner" by James Robert French "Clark and Forbes' The Dark Brotherhood" - Occult of Personality podcast episode 108 intro music by HipGnosis and Paul Avgerinos outro music - "Midnight Dub" by macabro Occult of Personality no Mitch Horowitz and One Simple Idea http://occultofpersonality.net/mitch-horowitz-and-one-simple-idea/ http://occultofpersonality.net/mitch-horowitz-and-one-simple-idea/#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:03:47 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=1855 http://occultofpersonality.net/mitch-horowitz-and-one-simple-idea/feed/ 1 consciousness,history,metaphysics,New Age,New Thought,parapsychology,philosophy,positive thinking,psychology,religion,spirituality Author, lecturer, publisher, and friend of the show, Mitch Horowitz returns to discuss his most recent book, One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. Mitch has been our guest numerous times in the past, Author, lecturer, publisher, and friend of the show, Mitch Horowitz returns to discuss his most recent book, One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life. Mitch has been our guest numerous times in the past, including episodes 70 and 71 to talk about his previous book, Occult America. A nationally known writer, speaker, and publisher in alternative spirituality, Mitch Horowitz is vice-president and editor-in-chief at Tarcher/Penguin, the division of Penguin books dedicated to metaphysical literature. Mitch frequently writes about and discusses alternative spirituality in the national media, including CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline NBC, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, BoingBoing, Time.com, and CNN.com. He appears in recent mini-documentaries on the history of positive thinking, Ouija Boards, and occult New York. In his recent book, Mitch Horowitz has taken a serious look at positive thinking - a philosophy that tends to divide people into either skeptics or adherents. Similar to his earlier book, Occult America, which dealt with New Age philosophy and the development of the U.S.A., Horowitz is able to prudently steer his way through the historical landscape, extracting the gold from these ideas while simultaneously dealing with criticisms, both valid and not. The result is a book which, in my opinion, is the single best history of positive thinking and the movement behind it that I've ever encountered. Refusing to bow to simplistic dichotomies, Horowitz cracks the door, allowing in light that will provide readers with a way to appreciate and evaluate positive thinking in a more balanced manner than previously possible. While I personally appreciated the subject of Occult America more than this one, I believe that One Simple Idea is ultimately a more important and more accessible work. “This work powerfully reviews and recounts the meaningful effect and positive influence that a host of modern thought leaders have made in shaping contemporary life. Their wisdom needs be followed and practiced by all to produce an effective and progressive civilization.” — Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D, Apollo 14 astronaut "A most remarkable history and explanation of that deeply American idea that thought is causative, that thoughts are forces, and that thinking can literally change the world. It can. Mitch Horowitz shows how -- with real heart, with real learning, and with real answers to all of the facile thinking, both pro and con, around this 'one simple idea.' Easily the best book on the subject we have now." — Jeffrey J. Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religious Studies, Rice University In the Occult of Personality Membership Section, Mitch Horowitz has graciously provided an excerpt from One Simple Idea. Mitch Horowitz One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life by Mitch Horowitz Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz Mitch Horowitz and “Occult America” pt.1 Mitch Horowitz and “Occult America” pt.2 Podcast 42 – The Life and Work of Dr. Paul Foster Case Podcast 48 – The Life and Work of Col. Henry Steel Olcott "The Great Work of Manly Hall" intro music by HipGnosis and Paul Avgerinos outro music - "A Very Powerful Idea" by Blush Occult of Personality no