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Jack Cross On Mushrooms & the Hidden Alphabet Code • Episode 36 • Free •

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You may well want to listen to this episode more than once, as Jack has a sagacious understanding of the hidden code of the alphabet that will open you to the ‘hidden in plain sight’ language of illumination, though you’ll need to slow everything down and focus on what this unique soul has to say. And the title to this episode is a kind of play on words because Jack was on mushrooms for this interview, and I let him wax poetic while I soaked up every word.

As poet and entheogenic evangelist, Jack writes on his blog, The Polemics of Jack, about the Geometric structure of the English/Latin Alphabet and Logos, the Logic of Word, and the personification of. His sharp mind pierces through the veil of symbol to access the hidden gems of meaning, depth, beauty and darkness. He covers a lot of ground here so clear your calendar, get yourself comfortable, and receive and contemplate his extraordinary insights.

You can find him at: https://thepolemicsofjack.awake.net/

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Chandni Rodriguez: Daughter of a Yogi • Episode 35 • Free •

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Chandni Rodriguez: Daughter of a Yogi • Episode 35 • Free •
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Chandni Rodriguez was introduced to me by dear friends and our connection was immediate. In this episode Chandni shares her wealth of wisdom on the subject of yoga. In the first hour she begins by discussing the differences between classical yoga and the “modern postural yoga” of the west. The hour flows with her wisdom on samskaras, unhooking from the way we experience suffering, her childhood growing up with a traditional Indian mother, Gurani Anjali, who was a yogi in Amityville, New York, and later opened up an Ashram in Queens, her work with her teacher, yogi Ananda Viraj, and her own rich teaching and philosophy. There are so many gems here.

I begin the second hour by asking Chandni what she would advise for the many who are suffering from depression today. The conversation flows into the rift between the sexes and how yoga philosophy would speak to that and the conversation weaves from there. Chandni lives her yoga and flows her wisdom generously.
https://chandni.yoga/

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Alanna Moore On the Invisible Dimensions • Episode 34 • Free •

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Alanna Moore On the Invisible Dimensions • Episode 34 • Free •
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Alanna Moore is an experienced geomancer, specializing in correcting geopathic stress created by underground streams and lines of magnetic energy. She is also a “sensitive” and communicates with spirits both human and of nature. She has authored 11 books, her latest, titled, Fairy Haunts of Ireland: A Guide to Magical, Uplifting and Supernatural Sites for Accessing the Ancient Spiritual Heritage of Ireland and Participating in her Ever-Luminous Otherworld Continuum.

In the first hour Alanna shares how she came into the art of dowsing and later founded Geomantica, the influential magazine on natural living, eco-awareness and psychic development through dowsing. She discusses the “yin” energies of the earth, the aboriginal people of Australia where she once lived, nature spirits, faerie haunts of Ireland, dowsing as communication system with the spirits of place, and more.

In the second hour Alanna focuses on the effects of electromagnetic radiation from wifi, cellphones, towers, etc. and offers ways to counter it. She is “electro-sensitive” and has researched extensively on the subject, providing an informed viewpoint on this very important issue.

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Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue on His Roots, Feri, Mushrooms & More • Episode 33 • Free •

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Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue on His Roots, Feri, Mushrooms & More • Episode 33 • Free •
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This multi-faceted man is a wisdom keeper, teacher, healer, author and poet. Seán Pádraig O’Donoghue is deeply connected and informed by his Irish lineage and candidly shares the rich stories of his Irish roots, weaving in the mystical lore of the land of Éire. He discusses the complex role of the Church in Ireland, then shares with us his experience growing up autistic and highly intuitive. He has been initiated in the Feri Tradition and there is a wonderful story he shares about Brighid’s message to him in the fire. The first hour ends with how Seán found his way to his calling as an herbalist.

In the second hour Seán discusses how he came into communication with the spirits of the plants, his teachings by the late master herbalist, Stephen Buhner, his wisdom on psilocybin as “Elders of Gaia” and more. What an honor to share his wisdom here with you. Time very well spent!

Website:
https://otherworldwell.com/pages/about-sean

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Natalia Oganesyan: Good Medicine & the Shadow of Aya • Episode 32 • Free •

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Natalia Oganesyan: Good Medicine & the Shadow of Aya • Episode 32 • Free •
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Natalia Oganesyan is a medicine woman hailing from Armenia. In the first hour of our interview she discusses her Armenian heritage, her journey on the plant medicine path, motherhood, the accrued wisdom in aging, her practice, and more. In the second hour Natalia opens up for the first time about her experience with her teacher, an ayahuasca shaman from a long traditional lineage. Here, she shares what is rarely talked about, and that is the psychological hold some shamans have on their students, and the black magic that is used in the process. It’s important to know this goes on, especially for those new to this path who are genuinely seeking help and spiritual guidance. With visionary plant and fungi so regaled today, we need to have the full story and that means the dark side too.

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Veda Austin: Water As Healer • Episode 31 • Free •

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I had the great privilege of interviewing water researcher, Veda Austin, recently and what she shared is nothing short of groundbreaking. The results of her research have extraordinary implications for healing in a way that can free humanity and this earth from so much suffering.

In the first hour Veda shares how she came to this research, and her backstory is truly inspiring. You will not believe what she went through before arriving at her work today. If you are unfamiliar with Veda’s work, you will learn things about water that you may never have thought possible.
In the second hour Veda focuses specifically on how to heal with water using the crystalization method she has developed. Veda is a treasure-trove of illumination for this time and what she offers is a quickening to the heart of mankind.

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A Stirring Interpretation of The Tree of Knowledge Biblical Story • Episode 30 • Free •

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A Stirring Interpretation of The Tree of Knowledge Biblical Story • Episode 30 • Free •
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I recently discovered the work of Alvin Boyd Kuhn, who was a writer, philosopher and esotericist who authored over 150 books, essays and published papers. With his years of dedicated study of symbolism, Theosophy, and the wisdom of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians, he has written a number of unique and profound essays on his interpretations of common bible stories that are unlike anything I have ever read. His essay on the Tree of Knowledge, the story of Adam and Eve, is one of the most healing pieces of writing I have ever experienced on this topic, as it takes the literal surface story and exposes the extraordinary symbolism within it that speaks to deep and profound principles of Truth on the nature of the soul. Having grown up Catholic and been unmoved by the catechism and the church experience, I can’t help but wonder how I would have responded if I’d been availed of this sublime wisdom.

As I realize that many people prefer to listen than read, I begin the first hour with some of my thoughts and then read 2/3’s of Kuhn’s essay, and I think many of you will find his meaningful interpretations of the tree and its leaves, among other elements to be very stirring. The second hour completes his essay, and wait till you hear his interpretation of Eve! Kuhn’s sagacious insights and depth of knowledge shatter the purblindness of the conventional interpreters and open the gates of knowledge, wisdom and understanding to the intrepid reader.

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A Conversation with Vanese McNeill • Episode 28 • Free •

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Happy New Year to you! For this year’s first episode I’m sharing a 2-hour recording from a little podcast my friend, Vanese McNeill, and I set out to do back in 2021, called The Bright Knowledge.

The first hour discusses sunlight, light therapy and water and there are some good gems in there to ponder on your health and healing journey. Hour two begins with a poetic transmission Vanese had asked me to share and that got the conversation going where we talked about getting your mind right, working with an archetype for healing, the virus of fear, initiation and more. The sound on my end for this is not great as I was working with a computer that really should have had the heave-ho a couple of years prior. That said, it is a lively discussion and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

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Rak Razam: Psychedelic Elder & Man of Wisdom • Episode 27 • Free •

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Rak Razam: Psychedelic Elder & Man of Wisdom • Episode 27 • Free •
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I had the pleasure of meeting Rak Razam over ten years ago when he interviewed me for his podcast, In A Perfect World. I was taken by his warmth and generous spirit and impressed with his accomplishments in journalism, filmmaking, public speaking, and his intrepid spirit in exploring the psychedelic world. He is an elder voice in the psychedelic community and an inspiring and engaging speaker on the reverent use of these medicines and their potential to assist us in shaping our world for the better.

In the first hour Rak discusses the revolutionary potential of psychedelics, touching on their possible co-opting by those in power who would utilize them as a kind of Soma for the masses. He speaks to the importance of cultivating a relationship with nature to where it is actually felt rather than simply mediated through technology, comparing the modern mindset to that of the traditional healers found in intact indigenous communities. He weaves his words thoughtfully and I know you will appreciate what he has to say.

Hour two continues with more good words of wisdom on opening to a path of expansion, recognizing and responding to the needs of the planet and one’s communities, and so much more. Rak brings so much to the table and I think you will very much enjoy this episode.

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Ibogaine for Addiction and Psycho-Spiritual Transformation • Episode 26 • Free •

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Ibogaine for Addiction and Psycho-Spiritual Transformation • Episode 26 • Free •
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I am honored to introduce you to Richie Ogulnick, who has dedicated his life to helping people heal with Ibogaine. Very few people realize there is a natural cure for opioid addiction and other addictions like alcohol, cocaine, kratom, fentanyl, etc. Ibogaine has also helped many people who suffer from PTSD, depression, and a host of other challenges. It is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound found in the root bark of the Tabernanthe iboga, a shrub native to Central and West Africa.

Richie has been working with Ibogaine for almost 30 years and has much to share on the subject. In the first hour he begins by explaining the difference between Ibogaine and Iboga, then shares how he came to into connection with this powerful medicine and how it is used.

Hour two discusses the precautions as there are contraindications, and specific health requirements must be met in order to safely use Ibogaine. With his depth of experience I asked Richie to share stories of his work with people over the years, which was hugely educational and gave me great hope for the future. Truly, nature in her genius has the cure for every ill. Please share this episode with anyone you know who suffers from addiction, PTSD, depression, etc. This man is a national treasure!

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The Great American Eclipse Cycle • Episode 23 • Free •

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The Great American Eclipse Cycle • Episode 23 • Free •
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This is my second time interviewing astrologist, Robert Phoenix, and he did not disappoint. Robert gave his listeners a big head’s up in fall of 2019 that something major and debilitating was coming in 2020. That information inspired me to prepare practically and mentally/emotionally for what was coming and I weathered that storm. We are now two eclipses into a notable eclipse cycle, with the third and final eclipse occurring in April of 2024. The above image is the path of these 3 eclipses happening right on the U.S.A. These particular eclipses mark massive upheaval in this country, rippling outward to the rest of the world.

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Magic Mushroom Q & A • Episode 22 • Free •

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Magic Mushroom Q & A • Episode 22 • Free •
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I recently requested questions on the subject of magic mushrooms from clients and friends and their thoughtful queries have resulted in this episode. Their questions cover subjects like what to eat before a journey, what to do to ensure an uplifting experience, how to connect with the faerie realms, and much more. I hope you’ll enjoy this one.
Sláinte!

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Iodine: The Capstone for True Health • Episode 21 • Free •

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Iodine: The Capstone for True Health • Episode 21 • Free •
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In the first hour I will explore the medical use of iodine that traces back thousands of years, and its efficacy for healing conditions that plague many people today, and I’ll share what happened in 1948 that steered three generations of doctors away from this important nutrient. You’ll learn about toxic Halides and how they undermine our Iodine levels, and I’ll discuss the Iodine protocol created by Dr Guy Abraham, M.D.

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The I Ching for Integration, Healing and Growth with Lakshmi Narayan • Episode 20 • Free •

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The I Ching for Integration, Healing and Growth with Lakshmi Narayan • Episode 20 • Free •
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Lakshmi Narayan has been a decades-long student of the I Ching, the oldest known oracular system that hails from ancient China. It is a system that confers timeless wisdom, and it is as relevant today as it was when it was created. In her effort to support those on a path of healing after an ibogaine journey, (or any other psychedelic) Lakshmi has made available a superb mentorship program titled, Change Your Character. The course consists of nine hexagrams that serve as “a framework and philosophy for change and right-action, and as a way to ground the transformations initiated in the altered state into a new way of being in the world.” The course is a tremendous assist for anyone seeking to develop themselves, whether they work with psychedelics or not, they will gain a deeper understanding of the I Ching.

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BUYER BEWARE: Birch Boys’ Garrett Kopp On Medicinal Mushrooms • Episode 19 • Free •

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BUYER BEWARE: Birch Boys' Garrett Kopp On Medicinal Mushrooms • Episode 19 • Free •
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The medicinal mushroom market is rife with fraudulently advertised products that contain little medicinal value due to certain growing methods and poor sourcing. Those dealing with cancer and other illnesses who are seeking to avail themselves of the many healing constituents these mushrooms contain are often deprived of receiving the extraordinary benefits found in properly sourced fungi. Enter Garrett Kopp, a learned and dedicated steward of the Adirondack forests in northern New York State whose heartfelt connection to that precious land enables him to hear what he calls, “the whisper in the wind.” He is a voice for Chaga sustainability and he speaks to the importance of sourcing wild-harvested medicinal mushrooms for their forest-given potency.

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Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature’s Miracle Workers • Episode 17 • Free •

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Medicinal Mushrooms: Nature's Miracle Workers • Episode 17 • Free •
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This next episode highlights one of Nature’s most extraordinary gifts to this world – medicinal mushrooms. I’ve taken them in dual extract form for years and have always known they are medicinal but doing the deeper research has blown my mind.

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Rune Magic with Tina Kemp • Episode 16 • Free •

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Rune Magic with Tina Kemp • Episode 16 • Free •
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For those who are fascinated with Runes I have a special guest for you. I met Tina Kemp through the Women of Wisdom conference where she and I had a discussion on magic and I was so impressed with her wealth of knowledge on the subject.

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John Willmott: A Bard In the Woods • Episode 15 • Free •

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John Willmott: A Bard In the Woods • Episode 15 • Free •
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For two years in a row I had the great privilege and pleasure to pair up with poet and forest bard, John Willmott, to co-lead a tour on the northwest coast of Ireland through County Sligo, home to several megalithic sites, the lush forest of Hazelwood by Lough Gill, and abundant breathtaking scenery. John is a unique soul who as a child was dowsing maps and drawing astrology charts before the age of 8. He’s held a strong tie to the natural world that began as a wee boy and continues to this day.

In the first hour John discusses Ogham, popularly known as the Celtic tree alphabet. His approach centers on feeling rather than intellectualizing the symbols or “prompts” as he calls them. In an age where we are barraged with data, his approach invites us to turn on our natural senses and set aside linear language to better understand the potency of these symbols.

In the second hour John discusses Brighid’s origins and her powerful, inspiring influence on the Irish people, particularly women. The conversation turns to the Sidhe, (pronounced “shee,” which is the Irish word for faerie), and his take on that magical race is quite interesting.

I highly recommend giving a listen to this humble man who holds so much knowledge and life experience. He has much to teach us and he is part of a shrinking breed of storytellers and poets who were once cherished by people everywhere.

Subscribe to his Substack where you will learn SO much:

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Website: https://www.naturefolklore.com/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@NatureFolklore

To contact John: john@celticways.com

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Seeing Through the Synthetic Portal: Jean Marie Guilfoil • Episode 14 • Free •

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Seeing Through the Synthetic Portal: Jean Marie Guilfoil • Episode 14 • Free •
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Jean Marie Guilfoil has had an interesting career that began as a producer of electronic dance music in Australia and moved into Human Resources management with Australia’s leading customer service organization, giving her a glimpse into two very diverse industries and how the world is managed. Today,, she resides in Tasmania with her husband where they live a simple life away from the mainstream, and her observations on our current construct are very insightful.Jean Marie has managed to spend the majority of her time offline and away from the sticky grasp of the internet. In this conversation we discuss the stealthy seduction of wifi that takes all of us through a black-mirrored portal into a synthetic reality that mesmerizes the mind and captures our precious time. Is this a form of sorcery? Skilled manipulation? An attempt to steer our consciousness? Our conversation will get you thinking.

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A Conversation on Magic and More with Vanese McNeill • Episode 12 • Free •

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A Conversation on Magic and More with Vanese McNeill • Episode 12 • Free •
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Vanese McNeill is the Executive Producer of the cult classic series, Magical Egypt. In addition she hosts a fascinating podcast where she converses with unique and brilliant thinkers on the subjects of ancient Egypt, magic, consciousness, human potential and more. Her solo podcast talks are not to be missed and she delivers the goods with her insight and wit. She also happens to be a dear friend of mine and I savor every opportunity to sit in conversation with her.

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Man of Fire and Mushroom Wisdom • Episode 11 • Free •

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i heard from Dr Tom Garcia a number of years ago when he contacted me to introduce himself and share his appreciation for the mushroom teachers. We’ve stayed in contact and I have observed Tom’s unfolding over the years where he has become a most gracious medicine man for his community.

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Magic Mushrooms: The Bad Trip • Episode 10 • Free •

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Magic Mushrooms: The Bad Trip • Episode 10 • Free •
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I love working with dreams as they reveal so much if we can decipher the symbolism and intuit their messages. Nature and the deep psyche – which is nature – speak in symbol, and a psychedelic mushroom journey is no different. Over the years I’ve helped people interpret and integrate their psychedelic journeys including the “bad trips.” You can’t predict how a journey will go but there is much that can be done to make sure you are safe and comfortable and well-tended. If and when a mushroom journey goes sideways there are many things you can do to recover and begin the process of understanding just what the hell happened.

In the first hour I offer advice on how to prepare for a journey to ensure that even if the journey goes dark we are as safe as we can possibly be. I share a couple of stories of particularly difficult experiences and how I worked with that client to interpret the event. My approach is to key into the symbolic nature of the experience and it is my hope that those interested will have an avenue to better understand their own challenging journey and/or the journeys of others.
 
Hour 2 begins by delving into a nightmare shared by my late teacher, Dr Brugh Joy, MD, and explores his approach to dream interpretation, which can be used to make sense of a bad or a pleasant journey. I then discuss what to do after a bad trip and I also touch on spirit possession. With psilocybin mushrooms getting so much good press these days there are more people than ever who are availing themselves. It is essential to be as prepared as possible and have all the tools we need to get through it and learn from the experience.
 
To book a Session: https://www.shonaghhome.org/therapy-sessions

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Marla Durden, A Bright Light of Wisdom • Episode 9 • Free •

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Marla Durden is one of those people I could talk with for hours. From an early age she became aware of subtle energy and has been studying it ever since. From hands-on healing to dowsing to BioGeometry, she has accrued a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience. She teaches and leads groups and runs a psycho-spiritual mentoring practice in Seattle. She is also quite familiar with the mushroom spirits and we begin the first hour discussing her connection with those teachers, and Marla has a lot to say on that subject. The conversation weaves into the topic of BioGeometry, which is about creating an energetic field through geometry “on steroids” to quote Marla.

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From Propaganda to Parmenides: Good Craic with the Crimis • Episode 8 • Free

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From Propaganda to Parmenides: Good Craic with the Crimis • Episode 8 • Free
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Steve and Krys Crimi run the publishing house, Logosophia Books, and I am honored to be one of their authors. They are wise elders with eyes to see and the wit, heart and wisdom to navigate this reality with clarity. I’ve been listening to them on Robert Phoenix’s Youtube channel, The Friday Farcast, for a number of years. With Robert, they’ve shared their depth of knowledge on subjects such as the esoteric roots of the USA, the work of magician, John Dee, the Frankfurt School, Tavistock, and much more.

In this episode our conversation delves beneath the current media narratives that have many people shaking their heads in incredulity. We discuss Steve’s upcoming book, Hermes Runs the Game, and delve into the Pilgrim Society, Tavistock, the godfather of propaganda, Edward Bernays, the Greek goddess, Metis, Parmenides, the origins of compulsory schooling in the US, and more.

I meet with Steve and Krys once every 6 weeks or so for a “good craic” and time melts into three, sometimes four hours of dynamic conversation. I am thrilled to share these brilliant thinkers with you and I know you will learn much from them. Do check out the excellent titles available on Logosophia Books including Steve’s book, Katabatic Wind, Good Craic Fueled by Fumes from the Abyss, which explores the feminine spirit, sacred geometry and number, and compares western and eastern sacred traditions. https://logosophiabooks.com/book/katabatic-wind/

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Herbal Support for the Mushroom Journey and Beyond: An Interview with Rebecca Presnall, Master Herbalist • Episode 6 • Free •

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Herbal Support for the Mushroom Journey and Beyond: An Interview with Rebecca Presnall, Master Herbalist • Episode 6 • Free •
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Rebecca Rozelle Presnall is a master herbalist, practitioner, and teacher. I have known her for several years and her depth of herbal knowledge and application is just incredible. In the first half of this episode Rebecca shares her journey into the role of herbalist, and lays the base of foundational herbal infusions that will support the body on many levels, including a mushroom journey. In the second hour Rebecca discusses the use of herbs in ritual settings for protection and support. She has great wisdom and experience on these matters and listening to her is time truly well spent.

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