Occult of Personality http://occultofpersonality.net Peering Behind the Veil Fri, 01 May 2015 06:34:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Occult of Personality podcast provides recorded audio interviews with serious esoteric teachers and scholars from all over the world. Greg Kaminsky no Greg Kaminsky rochester92@yahoo.com rochester92@yahoo.com (Greg Kaminsky) © 2006 -2015 Peering behind the Veil Occult of Personality http://occultofpersonality.net/hotlink-ok/OoP.jpg http://occultofpersonality.net TV-PG Salem, Massachusetts Monthly The Crescent and the Compass with Angel Millar http://occultofpersonality.net/the-crescent-and-the-compass-with-angel-millar/ http://occultofpersonality.net/the-crescent-and-the-compass-with-angel-millar/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 05:26:54 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=2067 http://occultofpersonality.net/the-crescent-and-the-compass-with-angel-millar/feed/ 0 Angel Millar, author of the groundbreaking new book The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in the Modern Age, published by Numen Books, is our guest in podcast episode 154. "From the middle of the 19th century, Angel Millar (http://angelmillar.com/), author of the groundbreaking new book The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in the Modern Age (http://islam-freemasonry.com/), published by Numen Books, is our guest in pod... Greg Kaminsky no 1:11:30 Voices of Modern Gnosticism http://occultofpersonality.net/voices-of-modern-gnosticism/ http://occultofpersonality.net/voices-of-modern-gnosticism/#comments Sat, 28 Mar 2015 16:16:55 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=2044 http://occultofpersonality.net/voices-of-modern-gnosticism/feed/ 0 Podcast episode 153, a very special edition of Occult of Personality podcast, features the recording of the Voices of Modern Gnosticism panel discussion recorded on November 8, 2014 in Arlington, Massachusetts. Podcast episode 153, a very special edition of Occult of Personality podcast (http://occultofpersonality.net/), features the recording of the Voices of Modern Gnosticism panel discussion recorded on November 8, 2014 in Arlington, Massachusetts. This hi... Greg Kaminsky no 2:01:09 Gabriel Roberts http://occultofpersonality.net/gabriel-roberts/ http://occultofpersonality.net/gabriel-roberts/#comments Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:44:59 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=2035 http://occultofpersonality.net/gabriel-roberts/feed/ 0 Gabriel D. Roberts, author of The Quest for Gnosis: Spirituality Beyond Dogma, is our guest in podcast episode 152. “Gabriel Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker whose specialization is discussing the nature of perceptio... Gabriel D. Roberts (http://www.gabrieldroberts.com/), author of The Quest for Gnosis: Spirituality Beyond Dogma (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/1495980146), is our guest in podcast episode 152. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/HIPGNOSIS-COVER.jpg) “Gabriel Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker whose specialization is discussing the nature of perception and belief. After 27 years of passionate searching and study, Roberts stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview. The details and reasons are cataloged in his book, Born Again To Rebirth. His latest book, The Quest For Gnosis explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma. The book contains Roberts' transcribed interviews with many luminaries including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Randall Carlson, and Dr. Rick Strassman. Gabriel is continuing his research at the University of Washington in Tacoma as well as writing for VICE Magazine, Disinfo and Reality Sandwich.” (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Quest_back_cvr.jpg) "The Quest For Gnosis is a primer for the conscientious mystic, a new Gnostic tome that honors the old gods, but makes way for a new balance of techno-mystic reason. This is for the practical magician in the making, the pioneer of the golden age that we can still bring to fruition. We are the Shamans of the wasteland, the war zone, the ghetto; wherever our tribe has us, we are the focal points that heal the minds and hearts of the wounded all around us. Every single person who I’ve spoken with for this book is good people. We may not agree with each other on everything, but in each of them I see a thread of color found nowhere else. Theirs is the thread that must be intertwined into the tapestry of our new-found Gnosis; they are the fibers of our unbreakable chord. And in this work, we can find a common ground, a fragile yet beautiful unity, a powerful psychonautical compound created to confound and shock the hellish system we find ourselves a part of. The illumination we carry together has the potential to keep the flickering hope of a golden age alive." - Gabriel D. Roberts (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/GabrielRoberts.jpg) Gabriel Roberts (http://www.gabrieldroberts.com/) The Quest for Gnosis: Spirituality Beyond Dogma (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/1495980146) by Gabriel D. Roberts Born Again to Rebirth (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/1482343541) by Gabriel D. Roberts Riding the Fine Line: The Essays of Gabriel D. Roberts (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/1479118400) by Gabriel D. Roberts Gabriel D. Roberts at Disinfo.com (http://disinfo.com/tag/gabriel-d-roberts/) Randall Carlson of Sacred Geometry International - Occult of Personality podcast 131 (http://occultofpersonality.net/randall-carlson-of-sacred-geometry-international/) David Metcalfe - Occult of Personality podcast episode 132 (http://occultofpersonality.net/david-metcalfe/) intro music by Paul Avgerinos (http://magnatune.com/artists/avgerinos.html) outro music - "Quest" by Sasha Merkulov (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/smerkulov-airbibrations?song=9) Greg Kaminsky no Angel Millar http://occultofpersonality.net/angel-millar/ http://occultofpersonality.net/angel-millar/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 05:30:35 +0000 http://occultofpersonality.net/?p=2024 http://occultofpersonality.net/angel-millar/feed/ 3 Historian of Freemasonry and author Angel Millar returns to the show in podcast episode 151 to discuss his recently published book Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition, available from Salamander and Sons. Historian of Freemasonry and author Angel Millar (http://angelmillar.com/) returns to the show in podcast episode 151 to discuss his recently published book Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition, available from Salamander and Sons (... Greg Kaminsky no 1:01:21 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 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 (http://www.occultartssalem.net), entitled "Magickal Art in the New Aeon." (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/OCCULTIIpanelsm.jpg)photo by Sean Hanney OCCULT Arts Salon (http://www.occultartssalem.net) 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. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/OCCULTIIpostersm.jpg)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 (http://natanalexander.com/) - an award winning tattoo artist, an officer of the Ordo Templi Orientis at Knights Templar Oasis (http://knightstemplar-oto.org/) in Salem, MA, and an occult artist working in various mediums in addition to tattooing * K Lenore Siner (http://klenoresiner.com/) - visual artist * Ron Lelito - magician and musician * Aepril Schaile (http://aeprilschaile.com/) - performance artist, astrologer, and co-organizer of OCCULT Arts Salon * Richard Kaczynski (http://www.richard-kaczynski.com/) - Crowley biographer, author, and musician * Aria Michaels Paradise (http://www.abraxasintuitivearts.com/) - 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 (https://www.youtube.com/user/ontheblackchair)" (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/OCCULTIIpanel2sm.jpg) Additional links of interest: OCCULT Arts Salon - Occult of Personality podcast episode 134 (http://occultofpersonality.net/occult-esoteric-arts-salon/) Richard Kaczynski - Occult of Personality podcast episode 122 (http://occultofpersonality.net/richard-kaczynski/) Dr. Nevill Drury - Occult of Personality podcast episode 135 (http://occultofpersonality.net/dr-nevill-drury/) (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/OCCULTIIpanel3sm.jpg) In the Occult of Personality Membership Section (http://occultofpersonality.net/membership/), 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 (http://occultofpersonality.net/membership/membership-options) to receive access to all the exclusive content! intro music by Paul Avgerinos (http://magnatune.com/artists/avgerinos.html) outro music – "Ritual" by Beth Quist (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/quist-dance?song=9) Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://www.shamanicjourneys.com/) is our guest in podcast episode 149. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Planetary_Healing.jpg) "Nicki Scully has been teaching healing, shama... Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://austincoppock.com/), author of 36 Faces: The History, Astrology, and Magic of the Decans (http://www.threehandspress.com/36faces.php), is our guest in podcast episode 148. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/36_hc.jpg) 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. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/2014-Astrological-Almanac.png) "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 (http://occultofpersonality.net/william-kiesel/), Director at Ouroboros Press and the Esoteric Book Conference (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/3hpDeluxe.jpg) "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." (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Astrological_Man.jpg) 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 (http://occultofpersonality.net/membership/), Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://livingthelema.com/), author of Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/0989384411), is our guest in podcast episode 147. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Shoemaker-publicity-pic.jpg) 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 (http://intcot.org/), and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star (http://cotnorcal.org/COTNC/Temple_of_the_Silver_Star.html). He has been a member of O.T.O. (http://oto-usa.org/) and a student of A∴A∴ (http://onestarinsight.org/) 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. (http://418lodge.org/) in Sacramento, having succeeded Soror Meral (http://cotnorcal.org/COTNC/Soror_Meral.html) (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 (http://animasolis.com/guild), and a frequent speaker at NOTOCON (http://notocon.org/). 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 (http://oto-usa.org/oto/egc/), David led the team that developed the Pastoral Counseling Workshops (http://www.animasolis.com/guild/Pastoral_Counseling.html), and he enjoys bringing the workshops to O.T.O. members around the U.S. David is a co-editor of the journals Neshamah (http://www.animasolis.com/guild/Neshamah.html) (Psychology Guild) and Cheth (http://418lodge.org/Site/Store.html) (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 (http://cotnorcal.org/COTNC/Store.html), 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. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/lt-site-banner.jpg) "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." (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Living_Thelema_fine_edition.jpg) Not only is the book recommended by luminaries of the Thelemic tradition (e.g. Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://robertwsullivaniv.com/), author of The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/1937121224), is our guest in podcast episode 146. (htt... Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://www.vincentbridges.eu/en/) (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. (h... Greg Kaminsky 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 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 (http://andriehvitimus.com/) returns to the show in podcast episode 144. He appeared previously in podcast 64 (http://occultofpersonality.net/podcast-64-hands-on-chaos-magic-with-andrieh-vitimus/). (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/andrieh_vitimus.png) Andrieh Vitimus is the author of the acclaimed book Hands on Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/0738715085) 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 (http://ddtrh.com/). (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Hands-On_Chaos_Magic.jpg) 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. (http://occultofpersonality.net/wp-content/uploads/Veve+Legba.gif) 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 (http://occultofpersonality.net/membership/), 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 (http://andriehvitimus.com/) Hands-On Chaos Magic: Reality Manipulation Through the Ovayki Current (http://astore.amazon.com/occulofperso-20/detail/0738715085) by Andrieh Vitimus Occult of Personality Podcast 64 - "Hands-On Chaos Magic" with Andrieh Vitimus (http://occultofpersonality.net/podcast-64-hands-on-chaos-magic-with-andrieh-vitimus/) (audio is available in the OoP Membership Section (http://occultofpersonality.net/membership/)) Quantum Life Science Institute (http://quantumlifescience.com/) Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole radio show (http://ddtrh.com/) intro music by HipGnosis (http://hipgnosis.us/) and Paul Avgerinos (http://magnatune.com/artists/avgerinos.html) outro music - "Oh Well" by Kettleblack (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/kettleblack-bullfrog?song=4) Greg Kaminsky no