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Halloween Showdown with the Alexxcast
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This is the audio-only version of the 2020 HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN live episode that I recorded with Alexx Bollen of the Alexxcast. We had a number of special guests, including Stephanie Quick, Wesley Martusewicz, and Charlie Claire Burgess of the Word Witch.

The original was broadcast live on Halloween 2020 on YouTube. You can watch the original video at this link.

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Bruno and the Future with Scott Gosnell
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Scott Gosnell recently finished translating his seventh Giordano Bruno book, Song of Circe & On the Composition of Images. Through this long process, he has become more familiar with Bruno’s work than probably 99.9% of the people on the planet. We have talked many times on this podcast and the Arnemancy blog about how brilliant Bruno is, and Scott’s insight into this Renaissance genius has influenced his understanding of the modern world.

In this episode, we discuss not only Scott’s work on Bruno, but the state of the world today, how we can make sure our information about the modern world is good, and how we can start preparing for an uncertain future. He discusses the importance of looking for diverse perspectives in order to understand the information bubbles we all live in, and how other ways of looking at things can help us find new ways to think.

Here in the United States, the national election is right on top of us, and there are plenty of whispers about the uncertainty of this country’s future. Scott’s advice for evaluating politics through a broader lens and intelligently planning for the future meshes well with my season one conversation with Andrew Watt in Wizards of the Future and can help you take a closer look at your own preparations.

Scott Gosnell is an entrepeneur, scholar, and startup consultant who helps with risk management and personal coaching.

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The terms “decan” and “face” are often used synonymously in astrology: a 10° division of the 30° covered by a sign of the Zodiac. In other words, each sign contains three decans, or faces. While each sign has specific relationships with the various planets, each decan does as well. Each decan is said to have a specific planet as its ruler. Usually the rulers of the decans are not obviously related to the rulers of the signs.
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Surviving Lockdown with Alexx Bollen
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Returning regular guest Alexx Bollen joined me in Creston Park in Southeast Portland for a socially distant interview. Our primary topic was dealing with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown, but we got into a number of different topics, including synchronicities, chaos magic, microdosing, and Randonautica.

Note that there is some wind noise and plenty of background park noise in this episode. We recorded outdoors and it had been a while, so unfortunately we just have to live with it!

We discuss the general state of Portland during the lockdown. What’s it like on the ground? Where are the people? How are the parks? What happened when the federal government invaded our city? When we get into the politics, we really just wanted to make a few things clear:

  • We don’t want to live in a police state.
  • We don’t want to be murdered by our government.
  • We don’t want anybody to be murdered because of bigotry.
  • Black lives matter!
  • The narrative should not be that Portland is burning down.
  • This should not be a partisan issue!

Alexx and I both acknowledge that none of you are here to hear us talk about politics, and for that we apologize. But politics gets into our occult communities, and if we are not paying attention, then suddenly we get Neo-Nazis and alt-right assholes running corners of our occult world.

Though Alexx and I both had mixed results with Randonautica, we brainstorm some interesting techniques for expanding upon the theme. One that I think is a worthwhile effort is to combine the random destination of Randonautica with the defixio technique from Patrick Dunn’s Magic Power Language Symbol. If you are in Portland, Oregon, join me in trying this out at ///senses.deflection.lived.

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Halloween Tarot Sale!

For the month of October, I will be running a sale on all of my Tarot readings! With code HALLOWEEN20, you can get 20% OFF any Tarot reading by video or by email. Use the links below to schedule a reading!

Also, I know that Tarot readings are kind of weird, and maybe you don’t know what to expect. If you haven’t already, listen to this podcast episode where I give my friend Aaron a Tarot reading.

Remember, use code HALLOWEEN20 before it expires on October 31, 2020!

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Psychics and Shadows with Nicole Burron
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Nicole Burron is a psychic medium, energy worker, shadow guide, death doula and grief counselor. She’s been communicating with spirits and feeling spirit energy since childhood, and her current work includes a number of topics which are familiar to any serious occult practitioner. In our conversation, we cover the nature of psychic mediumship and shadow work, and discuss the particulars of working and communicating with spirits. Nicole also discusses working with ancestors and guides.

One of the fascinating things about this conversation is that the language of the psychic medium — which is not the same as the language of a ceremonial magician — frequently seems to describe similar phenomenon, entities, and methods for both work and communication with those entities.

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Revisiting the 2020 Forecast

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Revisiting the 2020 Forecast
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Season two is finally here, and this solo episode opens with a discussion of the current state of the world in 2020. Oregon is on fire, my city is shrouded in smoke, and the rest of the world is in difficult shape, too.

It’s time to revisit the 2020 forecast episodes that Andrew Watt helped me with from January of this year. Join me in looking at what we can learn from our predictions from July through December. What’s already happened, and what should we be getting ready for? We need to be getting ready to be the wizards of the future!

Finally, this episode also discusses the format of season two. What is changing? What is remaining the same? What can you look forward to? Tune in and find out!

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Season Two Trailer

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Season Two Trailer
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The Arnemancy Podcast is back for a second season! Join the host, Reverend Erik, as he explores the practice, philosophy, and history of the occult, esotericism, and the paranormal.

The Arnemancy Podcast features interviews with historians, practitioners, and scholars to bring light to difficult topics, such as magic, the art of memory, Kabbalah, Tarot, spiritualism, Hermetic philosophy, and more.

Season Two of the Arnemancy Podcast, featuring Reverend Erik, is coming to your favorite podcast service in September of 2020.

You can also find the Arnemancy project on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook – just search for Arnemancy!

Season two of the Arnemancy Podcast promises all the explosions and twice the garden gnomes! Subscribe now!

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What is Planetary Magic?

The Western esoteric tradition has been steeped in the influences of the seven classical planets perhaps since its very inception. In fact, the planets’ influence stretches beyond the esoteric to pervade everyday life, showing up everywhere from from the archetypes they present to the very names of the days of the weeks. Given the saturation of planetary concepts in our culture and history, the existence of planetary magic should come as no surprise. In this context, planetary magic is any technique that uses the classical planets in a magical or ritual context.
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