Season 8 so far (click for whole season)

S8-E14 – Spirits and Plants-Wolf Dieter Storl

S8-E14 – Spirits and Plants-Wolf Dieter Storl

ONLY SHORT SHOW-NOTES FOR THIS AND THE COMING TWO EPISODES My guest today is a very special man - Wolf DIeter Storl is cultural anthropologist, ethnobotanist and book author. At the age of eleven, he moved with his parents from his native Germany to rural Ohio, where...

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S8-E13 – Discipline develops Capacity-Mark Stavish

S8-E13 – Discipline develops Capacity-Mark Stavish

ONLY SHORT INTROS FOR THIS AND THE COMING TWO EPISODES Welcome back to Mark Stavish, the Director of the Institute for Hermetic Studies, where Rudolf and he discuss the not always easay way how to enter the world of the Western Tradition. This starts by how you want...

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S8-E12 – Literary Tarot-Thea Wirsching

S8-E12 – Literary Tarot-Thea Wirsching

My guest of this week is LA based scholar, tarot specialist, practicing astrologer and the author of ‘The American Renaissance Tarot’, Thea Wirsching. Calling herself ‘Pluto babe’ on her website, Thea will shed some light on the origin of this nickname and on her...

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Season 7 (click for whole season)

S7-E21 – Alfons Mucha revisited-Thomas Negovan

S7-E21 – Alfons Mucha revisited-Thomas Negovan

This episode’s guest is someone who has a background as an artist and has been working in galleries specialised on the period between 1880 and 1920 hosting exhibitions for more than 20 years, Thomas Negovan. Thomas has just published an amazing book on the pinnacle...

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S7-E20 – The Academic Eye-Carole Cusack

S7-E20 – The Academic Eye-Carole Cusack

I’m happy to welcome Prof. Carole Cusack who has been working and teaching in the field of religious studies at the University of Sydney for more than 40 years. Carole is not only well-known and highly respected in the world of academia but also among practicing...

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Season 6 (click for whole season)

S6-E11 – Becoming a Mortal-Mark Stavish

S6-E11 – Becoming a Mortal-Mark Stavish

My guest in this episode does not need a lot of introduction. Mark Stavish is the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies and has more than 25 years of experience in comparative religion, philosophy, psychology, mysticism and of course Traditional...

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S6-E10 – Three Worlds-Chris Allaun

S6-E10 – Three Worlds-Chris Allaun

In this week’s episode, I’m very pleased to welcome author, teacher and practitioner of quite a few different (or not so different) occult traditions, Chris Allaun. Chris has published no fewer than five books in four years, the most recent fifth one, A Guide of...

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S6-E9 – Play with the Weird-Don Webb

S6-E9 – Play with the Weird-Don Webb

My guest in this episode probably does not need a lot of introduction, please welcome author and High Priest of the Temple of Set for many years, Don Webb. From his early childhood on Don Webb was a weird child who growing up in Amarillo, Texas, benefited of two...

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Season 5 (click for whole season)

S5-E6 – Thelema!-David Shoemaker

S5-E6 – Thelema!-David Shoemaker

Rudolf has the pleasure to welcome David Shoemaker on this new episode in a fascinating talk not only about O.T.O. and A.:A.:   Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy....

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S5-E5 – Academic Esotericism-Henrik Bogdan

S5-E5 – Academic Esotericism-Henrik Bogdan

As an Academic Scholar on Western Esotericism, HENRIK BODGAN will be the first of a little series of personalities from that field to be interviewed on this podcast Henrik Bogdan is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Gothenburg. His main areas of...

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S5-E4 – The Birth of Chaos-Peter J. Carroll

S5-E4 – The Birth of Chaos-Peter J. Carroll

In this episode, we will have the opportunity to talk to almost a historical figure of modern Occultism:  PETER J. CARROLL Carroll's 1987 book Liber Null & Psychonaut is considered one of the defining works of the chaos magic movement. Carroll was a co-founder of...

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Season 4 (click for whole season)

S4-E21 – Gnosticism and Visionary Art-Laurence Caruana

S4-E21 – Gnosticism and Visionary Art-Laurence Caruana

Rudolf welcomes in this episode artist, author and lecturer, LAURENCE CARUANA. His highly-symbolic works explore the interplay of myth, visions and dreams while integrating views from different sacred traditions. Born in Toronto. Canada, of Maltese descent, he is a...

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S4-E20 – Arts and the Occult-Hagen von Tulien

S4-E20 – Arts and the Occult-Hagen von Tulien

In Episode 20, Rudolf welcomes German artist and occultist Hagen von Tulien Hagen is  working in a variety of media including pen and ink, paper cut, collage and digital formats. With about forty years of intense magical theory and practice, he has specialized in...

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Q&A with David Beth

Q&A with David Beth

A very special edition: no intro talk, no music, just David Beth and I in a Q&A session!David's interview in Episode 11 has brought many questions that you were asking, thanks for this. And thanks to David for coming back just to answer the most important ones.He...

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Season 3 (click for whole season)

EX LIBRIS Episode 4

EX LIBRIS Episode 4

THREE OF THE FOUR BOOKS WE PRESENT IN THIS EPISODE ARE ABOUT DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO MAGIC, A KIND OF "HOW TO" ON DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND TECHNIQUES. CHAPTER 1 In this short interview, author Derek Hunter and I speak about his own version of magic and alchemy, Love...

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S3-E10 – Madeleine LeDespencer

S3-E10 – Madeleine LeDespencer

A highly inspiring talk with Madeleine LeDespencer, visual artist, author, identifying herself as Demimondaine, Absintheuse and Adoratrice de Satan... Madeleine LeDespencer is a visual artist and author who resides in London, England. Her research and practice are...

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S3-E9 – Martin Faulks

S3-E9 – Martin Faulks

Meet author, meditation specialist and Hermeticist Martin Faulks! Born 1977 in Norwich, England, Martin Faulks is known internationally as a master of Meditation and its related arts. Having dedicated his life to the quest for enlightenment, Martin has sought out and...

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Season 2 (click for whole season)

S2-E7 – Tara-Love Maguire and Christopher Orapello

S2-E7 – Tara-Love Maguire and Christopher Orapello

This episode is the first of three "interview-only" episodes to come this month. That means, just the interview with just a short intro by Rudolf, no news, no reviews. Rudolf is happy to present two people he has wanted to interview for quite some time - but it was...

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S2-E6 – Gabriel McCaughry

S2-E6 – Gabriel McCaughry

This episode is a very special episode. It is the first co-production between the Thoth-Hermes Podcast and Greg Kaminsky's classic Occult of Personality - Podcast. Rudolf and Greg are good friends, and in this episode they share a long interview with Montreal-based...

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S2-E5 – Tracey Rollin

S2-E5 – Tracey Rollin

Tracey Rollin was born and raised in New Mexico.She grew up surrounded by a culture within a culture. Her own mother is a German immigrant and a devout Catholic, and she raised her in the ways and traditions of her people. Tracey's childhood memories are just as full...

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Season 1 (click for whole season)

S1-E9 – Colin Stanley on Colin Wilson

S1-E9 – Colin Stanley on Colin Wilson

Colin Stanley is a British author and publisher and has work for many years a librarian at Nottingham University. In the 1970's he got in touch with renowned author Colin Wilson and became his bibliographer. Colin Wilson was then one of the most important writers  in...

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S1-E8 – Greg Kaminsky

S1-E8 – Greg Kaminsky

Greg Kaminsky Most of those who are regular users of the Internet and interested in serious articles and interviews about Esoteric Tradition and Occultism know and appreciate the renowned Occult of Personality podcast. It has been online and active for over eleven...

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S1-E7 – Benebell Wen

S1-E7 – Benebell Wen

Benebell Wen calls herself an independent metaphysician. It is a term she has created herself, wanting to tell us that she is in her esoteric work not linked to any particular school or lineage, but independent. In the interview we talk about how an ethnic background...

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