The Magician and the Fool Podcast

Unraveling esoteric thought and practice

E51 John Opsopaus: The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism

June 18th, 2022

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In this episode we speak with author, scholar, practitioner Dr John Opsopaus to discuss his new book  The Secret Texts of Hellenic Polytheism: A Practical Guide to the Restored Pagan Religion of George Gemistos Plethon. 
Only sixteen chapters of Plethon's Book of Laws survive, and for the first time ever, they have been translated into English in their entirety.
We discuss all things Plethon, as well as the practice of Hellinic Polytheism and Theurgy in the modern day, and much more.

 

http://www.opsopaus.com/

 

E50 The Special Man: Palo

May 19th, 2022

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In this episode we talk with the knowledgeable and proficient practitioner of Palo Monte, Tata Kiyumba.

We speak about the real world work of a Palero in their community, and the history of the Kongo/Bantu diaspora in the new world.

We also discuss the Bantu cosmogony, Nganga, witchcraft and much more.

 

The Special Man on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/potionspowdersandsundries/

 

 

 

E49 Marlene Seven Bremner: Hermetic Philosophy and Creative Alchemy

April 5th, 2022

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In this episode we had a fascinating discussion with visionary artist Seven Bremner. We spoke about her new book and some of the underlying Hermetic and Alchemical philosophies that influence her work. We also discussed the praxis of art as a theurgic experience and expression.

This and much more!

 

Marlene's website:

https://marlenesevenbremner.com/

 

E48 Shani Oates

March 12th, 2022

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In this episode we explore the depths of the traditional craft practice paradigm with author, mystic, scholar Shani Oates; maid of the clan of Tubal Cain.

https://clantubalcain.com/the-people-of-goda-the-clan-of-tubal-cain/

 

https://www.amazon.com/Shani-Oates/e/B00N8AOZZK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

 

 

E47 Diego de Oxossi : Kimbanda

January 21st, 2022

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In this episode we spoke to Kimbanda Priest and Candomble Babalorisha Diego de Oxossi of Sao Paulo Brazil.
Diego educated us on the spirit cults and the deity cults of Brazil and described the differences between working with the Eshu and Orisha.
We talked about the roots of Kimbanda as well as the philosophy and practice.
This and much more !

Diego's website:

https://www.diegodeoxossi.com.br/main

 

Diego on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/diegodeoxossi/?hl=en

 

E46 Rocky Geis: Working with ancestors and spirits

November 30th, 2021

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Rocky Geis is back for round two. In this episode we talk about working with your ancestors, proper offerings, sacrifices and best practices for interaction with spirits. We also tackle cultural appropriation, gatekeeping, the signal to noise ratio in the occulture....  and a whole lot more.

Rocky's website

https://www.vodousorcerer.com/

Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/vodousorcerer?ref=l2-about-shopname

 

E45 Nikolas Schreck : The transience of life

October 31st, 2021

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We are once again joined by international man of mystery and polymath Mr. Nikolas Schreck.
Nikolas helps us celebrate the Halloween holiday with a deep discussion on the liminality of the season and the transience of life itself.
We talk about the fear of death, bardo the transition between states of being, the absolute reality of karma, and even undead zombie sorcerers. 

Nikolas on Spotify

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ov13kbPxeJttTzaN0F3jX

 

 

 

 

E44 Kerry Wisner: Traditional Witchcraft

October 5th, 2021

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In this episode we speak to traditional witchcraft practitioner Kerry Wisner. This was a far reaching conversation which delved into the praxis of authentic witchcraft from someone who has been living this lifestyle for many years.

We touched on numerous important topics such as working with the spirits of nature, the tools employed by the traditional practitioner, working with the shadow, ethics in practice and much more.....

 

Kerry's books

https://www.troybooks.co.uk/kerry-wisner/

 

Kerry's website

https://www.akhetservices.com/

 

 

E43 Jeffrey Kupperman: Theurgic Praxis

September 15th, 2021

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In this episode we speak with Dr Jeffrey Kupperman concerning the art and practice of Theurgy. We discuss the foundation, context and application of Platonic theology as a practical means for communing and working with the gods.

 

Jeffrey's book

https://www.avaloniabooks.com/product-page/kupperman--book-of-hours

 

Articles

https://independent.academia.edu/JeffreyKupperman

 

 

 

E42 Jack Grayle: Into the Daimonic

August 11th, 2021

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In this episode we speak to the always eloquent and interesting Jack Grayle. We explored ideas surrounding the nature of the gods, and daimonic emanations as avatars and representatives of them. We also looked at divine epiphanies as a reflection of the unseen world, and the dense and syncretic praxis of antiquity.   

 

Jack Grayle
https://jackgrayle.com/

 

his class on the Homeric epics

https://grayle-lore.teachable.com/p/godsong

 

his PGM class

https://www.theblackthorneschool.com/courses/pgm-praxis/?fbclid=IwAR3j-T64pK31rWP_wGm4KErpAyNZifNF3Wly2CFpdkSvrSm5llnCk6HPVqk

 

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