Ted was a past guest on episode 38 and in this episode we discussed the Western Esoteric Tradition and it’s impact to the world view of Philip K Dick. We discuss Umberto Eco, the various Alchemies of the Renaissance, Neo-Platonism, Initiation, and much more.
Ted Hand is a scholar doing research work on Philip K Dick and is also doing academic work on Renaissance Magic. His current academic work mostly focuses on texts from the 16th century, focusing on “Christian Cabala” between Pico della Mirandola and Giordano Bruno.
By Joseph Moore
In this podcast I have an in person discussion with Timothy Hogan, Anthony Silvia and Bray Weaver. We cover a ton of areas including Tim’s most recent book Entering the Chain of Union, cross cultural similarities between western esotericism and other systems, the ‘harsh mirror’ of Alchemy, Melchizedek in the Old Testament, Templars working in the world, and a boat load more!
The recording is about 1.5 hrs long, so strap in for a fun ride!
By Joseph Moore
Reality Sandwich is trying to raise funds to improve their site and bring us all more fantastic media. Check it out and toss them a few bucks if you have a little spare enlightened self interested. Kickstarter Link
Reality Sandwich provides an invaluable community forum for those in the alternative lifestyle, psychedelic, sustainability community. The creators and visionary minds behind Reality Sandwich are currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to take it to the next level: Reality Sandwich 2.0. RS is a positive force for consciousness and positive change, and I urge you to support this worthy endeavor at whatever level you can afford. I just made my own contribution, now is your chance to ‘be the change’ that you want to see in the world! I don’ know who said it, but I have to agree: ‘Alone we can do so little; together, what there is nothing we cannot do.’ Support yourself by supporting our community and this valuable forum for cutting edge ideas.
- Dennis McKenna
In this podcast I talk to Jessica Murray a professional astrologer based in San Francisco. She is the author of Soul Sick Nation, and her newly published book At The Crossroads. Her website is http://www.mothersky.com. We have a wide ranging conversation focused on the subject of her book. This episode covers the astrology of our current time and an overview of the various economic, environmental, psychological and pharmacological crises coming to a head globally and domestically in the US.
Chickens? YES! Goblins? NO!
Hear author and publisher Clint Marsh discuss some of his latest work, including a book by Reginald Bakeley called “Goblinproofing One’s Chicken COOP”. Clint and I speak about Rosicrucianism, second sight, the fey, art, and wonder. Please let us know what you think of the show in the comment section below!
Clint Marsh Wonderella Printed Clint on Cost to Coast AM
This is a recording of a talk that John Major Jenkins gave to Evolver Boulder on December 6th 2012.
He discussed the trajectory of his work, his key findings, and how he found them.
I personally think his work is pioneering and foundational to Mayan studies.
He is the author of a number of books including
Maya Cosmogenesis 2012: The True Meaning of the Maya Calendar End-Date
Galactic Alignment: The Transformation of Consciousness According to Mayan, Egyptian, and Vedic Traditions
The 2012 Story: The Myths, Fallacies, and Truth Behind the Most Intriguing Date in History
Pyramid of Fire: The Lost Aztec Codex: Spiritual Ascent at the End of Time
John also helped to translate and edit “The Key to the Kalevala” by Pekka Ervast
John has collaborated and assisted with Mayan leaders from a number of reagions, and
Jonathan Zap is an author photographer, teacher, paranormal researcher and philosopher who has written extensively on psychology and contemporary mythology. Jonathan has done numerous radio and television interviews including four three hour shows on Coast to Coast AM. Reality Sandwich, the popular online magazine, has published numerous of his articles. His book is titled “Crossing the Event Horizon : Human Metamorphosis and the Singularity Archetype”
Jonathan Zap gives a talk titled “The Singularity Archetype and Human Evolution”. The talk is broad ranging and touches possible futures, SciFi, 2001-A Space Oddesy, Carl Jung, 2012, Near Death Experience, Rupture Plane Events, Out of Body Experiences, traveling through event horizons, Singularity, and much more.
Ted Hand joins us to discuss his work that looks at Philip K Dick as an esoteric system builder who calls on the esoterica of Bruno, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Robert Anton Wilson, the McKenna brothers, and many other sources. Ted suggests many interesting possibilities within PKD’s work, and their possible sources. Listen, leave a comment, and check out Ted’s other work.
Jonathan Talat Phillips co-founded the cutting edge web-magazine Reality Sandwich, and social network for conscious collaboration Evolver.net, coordinating the Evolver Spores program with 40+ regional chapters. Jonathan is an initiate of the International Sufi Order, founder of the NYC Gnostics, and creator of “The Ayahuasca Monologues: Tales of the Spirit Vine.” He is a Reiki Master and certified in Chi Healing and Bioenergetic Therapy from the Connecticut Healing Institute. He has a practice in New York City and does Skype sessions.
In the interview, we discuss Jonathan’s spiritual initiation, his relation to Christianity, Ayahuasca, experiences as Burning Man, Aliens and much more.
About the Book
When Jonathan Talat Phillips experienced a devastating loss as a countercultural media activist, he unwittingly embarked on a mystical journey marked by underground ayahuasca ceremonies, kundalini awakenings, prankster spirit guides, extraterrestrial encounters at the Burning Man festival, and miraculous energy healings that reshaped his skeptical worldview. In The Electric Jesus (edited by bestselling 2012 author Daniel Pinchbeck), Phillips chronicles the rise of an international movement that is trailblazing visionary ways to address our current planetary crisis through raised consciousness. Phillips delves into his own Christian background, discovering the lost rites of the mystery schools and their secret “electric” messages concerning personal transformation and a potential evolutionary shift for our world.
Praise for The Electric Jesus
“A modern Odyssey of awakening, Jonathan Talat Phillips’s journey into Gnosticism deeply resonates with the eccentric moment. The Electric Jesus, a spiritual autobiography, reveals a life lived in the light of transformation, searching for the mystic core of a planetary civilization.” —Alex Grey, co-founder of the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, author of The Mission of Art
“A fresh, vigorous, and often startling account of a man’s introduction to higher planes of reality. If you’ve ever wondered what the new consciousness movement is about, read this book and find out.” —Richard Smoley, author of Inner Christianity and The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe
“Entertaining, celebratory, burning, reflective, and electric—but definitely not for the faint of heart or hard of head. With tales of sex, drugs, elves and Jesus, this memoir romps through the hinterlands of body and soul.” —Sharon Gannon, co-founder of Jivamukti Yoga and co-author of The Art of Yoga
In this episode I discuss Dr John Dee with his biographer Benjamin Woolley. We discuss various aspects of his life including his magical and alchemical career, the enochian language, Dee in Shakespeare, and the expanding of the English empire.
Benjamin Woolley is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He is the author of the best-selling The Queen’s Conjuror: The Life and Magic of Dr. John Dee and Heal Thyself: Nicholas Culpeper and the Civil War for the Heart of Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England. His first book, Virtual Worlds, was short-listed for the Rhône-Poulenc Prize and has been translated into eight languages. His second work, The Bride of Science, examined the life of Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter. He has written and presented documentaries for the BBC on subjects ranging from the fight for liberty during the English Civil War to the end of the Space Age. He has won the Arts Journalist of the Year Award and an Emmy for his commentary for Discovery’s Three Minutes to Impact. He lives in London.