One of the last true Renaissance men, physician, alchemist, and inventor Robert Fludd (1574-1637) wrote a series of books, filled with hundreds of detailed engravings, now recognized as the first fully illustrated encyclopedia. In this hardcover, highly illustrated reference, Joscelyn Godwin explains Fludd’s theories on the cosmos, man, and medicine.
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“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.” – Genesis [5:24]. The Royal Arch of Enoch: The Impact of Masonic Ritual, Philosophy, and Symbolism documents an undiscovered historical anomaly: how a high degree Masonic Ritual, developed in France in the mid 1700s, included elements of the Book of Enoch which was considered lost until Freemason and traveler James Bruce returned to Europe with copies from Ethiopia in 1773.
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Greg’s Occult of Personality
Greg Kaminsky is a scholar of the Western esoteric tradition, with a graduate degree in Medieval Studies, focusing on Renaissance Cabala. Greg became an initiate in several traditions including Illuminism and Freemasonry. Greg is also host and producer of Occult of Personality, a highly regarded and long-running podcast.
From her very early childhood on, Ursula Cserenyi‘s life was filled with spiritual experiences. Later she found the appropriate words in books. Occultism and esotericism have been a part of her life for more than 20 years. Her interests included Wicca, Theosophy, Ritual Magic, Thelema, Shamanism and other paths.
Today she feels a strong connection with Josephine McCarthy’s Quareia work and Babalon, the Red Goddess.
The sheer diversity of popular magic connected with sacred wells and springs is remarkable. Inseparable from the ancient cults of saints and spirits of place, the natural springs and wellheads of the British Isles have come to be famed loci of healing, divination, and spiritual revelation. Some, possessing long traditions of votive and sacrificial offerings, have assumed powers of spirit-guardianship, or, indeed, divinities of water. Other such wells are the repositories of eldritch lore connected with the cult of the skull and the Holy Head. Additionally, bodies of magical practice have developed around some wells, serving a variety of magical purposes, including blessings and curses, healings and the dispensation of prophetic power. In almost every case, there is a specific magical relation between the waters as a medium of spirit, and the surrounding features of the land.
The book is presented by Ursula Cserenyi.
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For over 30 years Lon Milo DuQuette has written incisively about the tarot, magick, Qabalah, and divination and provided introductory material for the most renowned authors on these topics, such as Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, John Dee, Frater Achad, Rodney Orpheus, H. P. Lovecraft, Phyllis Seckler, John Michael Greer, Susan Montag, Donald Michael Kraig, and many others.
Considered as a whole this collection of writings provides an invaluable introduction to many aspects and personalities of the occult and esoteric worlds by one of the foremost authorities on such arcane subjects.
Collected here are Lon’s best writings, each crafted with an eye toward the importance and immortality of the work with his studied insight and scholarship, along with his renowned sense of humor.
Enjoy a refreshing interview of Lon with Rudolf
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MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE:
“Sweet Babalon”, written and performed by Lon Milo Duquette
Intro and outro music by Chris Roberts,
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