About: Reverend Erik

Name
Erik Arneson
Website
https://arnemancy.com/about
Profile
Tarot reading is one of several things I do professionally. As a bona fide Johannes factotum, I have a number of other skills I enjoy practicing. If you’d like to learn about my Masonic writings, visit TransforMason.org. If you’d like to have me officiate a wedding, check out my wedding page. I also develop software and work with information security.

Esoteric Artwork with Travis Lawrence

 
 
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Travis Lawrence is an artist, printmaker, explorer of symbolism, meddler in metaphor, and allegorical adventurer. In this episode, guest co-host Coleman Stevenson of the Dark Exact joins me to dive into Travis’s history with art, the method behind his creative vision, and some of the mysteries behind his amazing work. We explore Jungian psychology and… Read more »

In March of 2020, during the COVID-19 shutdown of pretty much everything, many Masonic Grand Lodges in the United States and Canada cancelled all lodge meetings and Masonic functions. While necessary, this was disappointing, particularly because I had several lectures lined up at various lodges on a number of topics. In addition, both Esoterika Lodge… Read more »

Changes have been happening on the Arnemancy website! And they are good changes, too: we have added an online shop, new services, and classes, while still continuing to produce podcast episodes and blog posts.

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Northwest Tarot Symposium. This annual event is focused on cartomancy, including Tarot, oracle, and Lenormand. It consists of a series of talks and workshops, alongside a really entertaining metaphysical fair full of vendors and readers that’s open to the public. This was my first year attending… Read more »

Synastry and Modern Astrology with Abigail Atkins

 
 
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Abigail Atkins of Discordian Astrology joins me in this episode to discuss various aspects of modern and Kabbalistic astrology. Abigail has studied ritual magic and methods of esoteric spiritual development for nearly a decade, and implements astrology as a means of discovering the Holy Guardian Angel and the soul’s destiny in this lifetime. Unlike other… Read more »

Agrippa’s Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy with Douglas Batchelor

 
 
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My guest in this episode is Douglas Batchelor, host of the What Magic Is This? Podcast and veteran occultist. This is a continuation of my guest appearance on his podcast, where we started with a broad view of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa’s work and and life. In this sequel, we do a deep dive into Agrippa’s… Read more »

Demons, Ghosts, and Spirits with Montana Jordan

 
 
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Montana Jordan joins me to talk about spirits, demons, and ghosts — or energies, as she calls them. In addition to being a recurring guest, Montana appears on the Travel Channel show “It Feels Evil,” in which “a team of demon hunters investigate the darkest hauntings across America.” But this is where I had questions:… Read more »

Exciting news, everybody! I am now offering online classes. My first class is Introduction to Sigils, based on a class I taught a couple of times at INVOKE here in Portland. Here’s the description: From the seals of the Goetic spirits to the magical artwork of Austin Osman Spare, sigils are a cornerstone of magical… Read more »

Practical Spirituality

Practical Spirituality
Solo Episodes

 
 
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This episode of the podcast is a solo show about practical spirituality. This category is one that I just made up, and covers spiritual, esoteric, or mystical practices that impact your external world by either making you a measurably better person, or by providing you with helpful life skills that positively impact your life and… Read more »

Forecasting 2020 with Andrew B. Watt (part 2)

 
 
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In part 2 of our two-part forecasting series, Andrew B. Watt and I use astrology and Tarot to try to predict what 2020 will be like. We go through every month and produce both cards and an astrological chart. This second part covers July through December of 2020. You can hire Andrew for astrological consulting,… Read more »