PODCAST ARCHIVE – NEW & COMPLETE EPISODES 2019
The Romantic Poets
The audio version of our latest AB Live. Ready for some William Blake, Percy Shelley, Lord Byron, William Wordsworth and other shamans of Classic Gnosis? It’s an in-depth exploration of the Romantic Poets including their legacy on modern esoterica and society in general.
Astral Guests — Kevin Kiely and Aria Ligi.
The Romantic Poets Aeon Byte: The Romantic Poets with Kevin Kiely and Aria Ligi
We explore the crucial but little-known concept in occultism known as the egregore — an autonomous psychic entity created by a shared group mind. An egregore is sustained by belief, ritual, and sacrifice, relying for its existence on the devotion of an assembly of people, whether it’s a small coven to an entire country. This thought-form or collective meme can take on a life of its own, becoming an independent deity that can create despots or change history. Beyond understanding egregores, we find out how to dissipate these entities once they take over a person or nation.
Astral Guest – Mark Stavish, author of Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny.
Egregores Aeon Byte: Egregores with Mark Stavish
We explore a new magical philosophy that focuses heavily on the consciousness alteration, shamanistic Gnosis, and building a community based on mutual compassion along with ancestor veneration. It focuses less on results and more on personal development paired with harmonious group dynamics. The goal of this occult system is to reintroduce the world to tribalism in a modern, accepting context, always group-inclusive but supreme in championing the growth of an individual.
Astral Guest – Threskiornis, co-author of Emergent Magick: Rebuilding Our Tribes Through Ritual and Meaning.
Emergent Magick Aeon Byte: Emergent Magick with Threskiornis
A Gnostic Creation Myth (The Valentinian Tripartite Tractate)
We deal with the fascinating creation myth found in the Nag Hammadi library’s Tripartite Tractate. This Valentinian work provides as many differences as it does parallels to the Sethian cosmologies. Even more, our guest reveals her beautiful visuals that correspond to this gospel, as well as unique insights on the Gnostic plight and the world we live in today.
Astral Guest: Cyd Charise Ropp, Ph.D., author of The Gnostic Gospel Illuminated: Gnosis freely dispensed and demystified.
A Gnostic Creation Myth Aeon Byte: A Gnostic Creation Myth with Cyd Charise Ropp, Ph.D.
Philip K. Dick and High Weirdness
We explore the earthly and unearthly forces in the early 70s that shaped the minds of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. This leads to how these psychonauts went to both influence and foretell today’s fragmenting culture. We focus more on Dick, including his Gnosticism that was much earlier than most believe and his predictions of a Gnostic nightmare that has come true.
Astral Guest – Erik Davis, author of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies.
Philip K. Dick and High Weirdness Aeon Byte: Philip K. Dick and High Weirdness with Erik Davis
Reversing Idiocracy With Gnosticism
It’s getting really bad out there. We discuss how prognosis and practical remedy can reverse the ever-increasing stupidity of global society; and the potential for Gnosticism to thrive in such a global reversal. It’s a mandate of having a holistic vision in all aspects by all entities and how the greatest thinkers across space and time profess such. More than anything, we gain the tools to self-knowledge and self-transformation in a world of so many false realities.
Astral Guest — Dr. HermanSJr
Reversing Idiocracy With Gnosticism Aeon Byte: Reversing Idiocracy With Gnosticism with Dr. HermanSjr
The Gospel of the Living (And How to Write Your Own Gospel)
How did the ancient Gnostics create such personal but transcendental texts? How did they write their own gospels that infuriated orthodoxy? We find out by intimately understanding the process of how a modern poet engaged the Gnostic template to write his own gospel. The result was his soul delving deep into the collective unconscious and high into daemonic realms. Ultimately, he experienced his version of Sophia and the Logos. Our discovery leads to insights on leveraging Gnosis in modern times, including novel approaches to the concepts of evil, free will, ego, and overcoming fear. We also discuss overlooked Gnostic movies like Conan the Barbarian!
The Gospel of the Living (And How to Write Your Own Gospel) Aeon Byte: The Gospel of the Living with Armunn Righ
The Gnosis of WB Yeats
As the last great Romantic, WB Yeats drew heavily from the Gnostic and Hermetic traditions. We mine the works of Yeats to find transcendental truths and magical insights. What is the real meaning behind “The Second Coming” and “A Vision”? What are the timeless secrets behind his use of Pagan Irish lore and Hellenistic symbols? What are his stark prophecies that seem to be coming true today?
Astral Guest – Kevin Kiely, author of Harvard’s Patron: Jack of all Poet.
The Gnosis of WB Yeats Aeon Byte: The Gnosis of WB Yeats with Kevin Kiely
The Sumerian Influence on Gnosticism
Beyond being the foundation of most ancient religions and much of Ufology, how did the Sumerian Myths stream into the metaphysical consciousness and magical practices of the Gnostics? Is Sophia a version of Innana and is Enkil the Demiurge enslaving humanity? Vanessa Kindell and Occult Fan arrived to the Virtual Alexandria. From Sumerian magic to archeology to myths, we cover it all.
The Sumerian Influence on Gnosticism Aeon Byte: The Sumerian Influence on Gnosticism with Vanessa Kindell and Occult Fan
Kieślowski, Jung and Extended Consciousness
We explore the work of one of history’s greatest film directors: Krzysztof Kieślowski. This includes the symbolic and mystic meanings of such classics as The Double Life of Veronique and The Three Colors trilogy. Our discussion leads into broader esoteric themes like Jungian psychology, extended consciousness, and idealism.
Astral Guests – Bernardo Kastrup, author of The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality and Robert Bonomo, director of The 21 Faces of God.
Kieślowski, Jung and Extended Consciousness Aeon Byte: Kieślowski, Jung and Extended Consciousness with Bernardo Kastrup and Robert Bonomo
The Egyptian Origins of Genesis
Beyond drawing from Egyptian mythology, the Book of Genesis is a coded chronology of ancient Egypt. The Hebrew patriarchs are more than fables, paralleling key pharaohs and their dynastic intrigue. We explore the Old Testament heroes with breakthrough scholarship that unveils a secret history — as well the Egyptian myths behind major Judeo-Christian stories. From Akhenaten to Moses, from Horus to the Nephilim, we leave no pyramid-stone uncovered.
Astral Guest – Gary Greenberg, author of Genesis Chronology and Egyptian King-lists: The Egyptian Origins of Genesis History, and
101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History.
The Egyptian Origins of Genesis Aeon Byte: The Egyptian Origins of Genesis with Gary Greenberg
The End of Gnosis (Anniversary Special)
On this Aeon Byte Live, we celebrated the show’s 13th anniversary by closing many loops. Gordon White and Chris Knowles honored the Virtual Alexandria for a journey that covered astrotheology, star maps, ancient & modern Gnosticism, and how the Empire Never Ended. In the end, it was a stark warning on weaponized Gnosticism, but with a hopeful message that the best is yet to come if we just look inward.
The End of Gnosis Aeon Byte: The End of Gnosis with Chris Knowles & Gordon White
The Gnostic Druze
We get intimately acquainted with one of the last surviving Gnostic sects from ancient times. Their lineage goes back to the times of Jesus, and their theology is even older. Who are the Druze of the Middle East and how were they able to retain their ancient mysteries throughout a hostile history? Our guest also discusses his new novel that contains the secret roadmap to timeless Gnosis.
Astral Guest – Chadi B. Ghaith, author of Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice.
The Gnostic Druze Aeon Byte: The Gnostic Druze with Chadi B. Ghaith
The Divine Feminine in East & West
On this Aeon Byte Live, we take an in-depth and dangerous journey with the Divine Feminine across a tear-stained world. From Sophia to Shakti, we shatter a history written by the victors whose time has come to lose.
Joanna Kujawa materializes at the Virtual Alexandria, as well as Laurence Galian & the MoonDog.
The Divine Feminine in East & West Aeon Byte: The Divine Feminine in East & West with Joanna Kujawa and Laurence Galian
Spirit and Demon Possession
We take a comprehensive examination of the many ways the spirit world affects the material plane and our minds. This includes the spirit influence behind some of history’s notorious serial killers, as well as lauded creative geniuses. Could various mental disorders be a form of demon possession? How did the Gnostics deal with discarnate souls? In the end, we find how science has failed western culture to the point of self-destruction unless humanity again embraces ancient wisdom.
Astral Guest – Susan B. Martinez, Ph.D., author of Field Guide to the Spirit World: The Science of Angel Power, Discarnate Entities, and Demonic Possession.
Spirit and Demon Possession Aeon Byte: Spirit and Demon Possession with Susan Martinez
A Gnostic Easter Celebration
The brilliant and profound Richard Smoley arrived at the Virtual Alexandria to deconstruct traditional Easter and share how Gnosticism (and mystical Christianity) regarded the death and resurrection of Jesus. Lainie Petersen, Moondog, and Jonathan Stewart kept us company. Of course, being a Gnostic Easter, we had to cover such relevant topics as the CIA, MK-ULTRA, A Course in Miracles, Gurdjieff, and Eastern Traditions. Welcome to the Virtual Alexandria. You have risen!
A Gnostic Easter Celebration Aeon Byte: A Gnostic Easter Celebration with Richard Smoley, Lainie Petersen &Jonathan Stewart
UFOs, Religion, and Technology
What are the mechanisms at work behind today’s thriving belief system in extraterrestrials that now rival the belief in God? Could cultural expressions like The X-Filesor Ancient Aliens influence how we experience supernatural beings? We explore these and other alien-related issues by delving into the latest UFO research, verified extraterrestrial encounters (ancient and modern), and the ideas of chief synchromystic thinkers like Jacques Vallée, CG Jung, Philip K. Dick, and Jeff Kripal.
Astral Guest – Diana Pasulka, author of American Cosmic: UFOs, Religion, Technology, as well as Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion.
UFOs, Religion, and Technology Aeon Byte: UFOs, Religion, and Technology with Diana Pasulka
The Roman Invention of Christianity
What is the best stance for the Roman Invention of Christianity Theory? Is it from “Caesar’s Messiah” (Joe Atwill) or “Creating Christ” (James Valliant/Warren Fahy)? We found out in a friendly conversation that included the Christ-Myth Theory and ancient religion, eventually evolving into a broader discourse on philosophy, politics, and humanity’s struggle to become free from the tyranny of oligarchs.
The Roman Invention of Christianity Aeon Byte: The Roman Invention of Christianity with Joe Atwill, James Valliant & Warren Fahy
Behind the machine and media that is Tinsel Town lie dark forces that seek to manipulate, politicize, and even enslave the human psyche. Some of these forces may be spiritual. We take a deep dive into the hidden symbolism and agendas of Hollywood – often manifesting in beloved, seemingly innocuous films and television shows.
Astral Guest – Jay Dyer, author of Esoteric Hollywood II: More Sex, Cults & Symbols in Film.
Esoteric Hollywood Aeon Byte: Esoteric Hollywood with Jay Dyer
The Matrix 20th Anniversary
Our Aeon Byte Live discussion of The Matrix – which celebrated its 20th anniversary. What is the film’s cultural and spiritual legacy? What were the influences behind this pioneering work? Is it really just a documentary? Is it even a good movie or Gnostic in any meaningful way?
The Matrix 20th Anniversary Aeon Byte: The Matrix 20th Anniversary with Chris Knowles and Jasun Horsley
Thunder: Perfect Mind
Many literary experts contend that one of the greatest poems in history is the Nag Hammadi library’s The Thunder, Perfect Mind. We explore this enigmatic but poignant text for timeless insights on the dignity of all humans and liberation from oppression. Who exactly is the divine but tragic female protagonist of this work? What is the background behind Thunder that ignited a unique message of individuality? Is it even Gnostic or a general treatise on ultimate awakening?
Astral Guest – Hal Taussig, author of The Thunder: Perfect Mind: A New Translation and Introduction, as well retired Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary and United Methodist minister.
The Thunder: Perfect Mind Aeon Byte: The Thunder: Perfect Mind with Hal Taussigs
The Miracle Club
Mitch Horowitz returns to the Virtual Alexandria to discuss his new book, The Miracle Club. Can New Thought and New Age be redeemed? Can our thoughts shape reality? From AA to Theosophy, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Eckhart Tolle, what’s the real Gnosis for these modern times?
The Miracle Club Aeon Byte: The Miracle Club with Mitch Horowitzs
Elevating Consciousness and Light Healing
Gnosis informs us that from a young age are programmed and socially engineered by various forces. How do we see past false realities while discovering our true selves? As with ancient mystic sages, but with some modern innovations, we embrace theories and techniques that expand our awareness, clear our emotions, and connect our souls to higher frequencies that instill a state of oneness and peace.
Astral Guest – Johanna Bassols, author of The Power of the Elevation of Consciousness: Soul Restructuring.
Elevating Consciousness and Light Healing Aeon Byte: Elevating Consciousness and Light Healing with Johanna Bassols
A new book, decades in the making, provides pioneering scholarship on how Roman authorities manufactured Christianity. The work presents archeological evidence as well. Beyond understanding the origins of Christianity, we explore the historicity of Jesus, various Pagan mysteries, and ancient social engineering that still affects society today.
Astral Guests – James. Valiant and Warren Fahy, authors of Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity.
Astral Cohost – Robert M. Price, author of Blaming Jesus for Jehovah: Rethinking the Righteousness of Christianity.
Creating Christ Aeon Byte: Creating Christ with Robert Price, James. Valiant and Warren Fahy
Heretics Anonymous 8: Gnosticism in Modern Times
In our “ogdoad” episode, we were joined by Gnostic bishop Lainie Peterson, Christian Smith, and Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered. From the culture of Gnostic churches to the pressures of modern culture, it was a penetrating group discussion on Gnosticism in modern times. The conversation got very philosophical personal, and touching at times.
Gnosticism in Modern Times Aeon Byte: Gnosticism in Modern Times with Lainie Peterson, Christian Smith, and Scott Smith
The Gnosis of Rudolf Steiner
We mine the Gnosis of one of the chief esoteric exemplars of modern times: Rudolf Stiner. Our quest takes us to parallel traditions of self-awakening that include Sufism, Theosophy, and, of course, Gnosticism. More than a historical understanding of Steiner, we find the Red Pills he left behind for our transformation and liberation in a dying, mechanistic world.
Astral Guest – Laurence Galian, author of The Sun at Midnight.
The Gnosis of Rudolf Steiner Aeon Byte: The Gnosis of Rudolf Steiner with Laurence Galian
Heretics Anonymous 7: Gnostic Themes in African Spirituality
Samuel Hannah joined us in another galvanizing YouTube Live session. Plenty of Gnosticism, Ifa, Voodon, Greek Mythology, and the places where they all intersect. And much more. We were also joined by Occult Fan and the Moondog, answering questions from an electric chatroom.
Production might have been a bit off. As many of you know, my computer died the real death. I conducted and mixed this interview on a loaner. But thanks to the aeonic support of many listeners, I was able to quickly raise funds for a new broadcaster of Gnosis. I’m truly humbled and grateful! I’ve lost about ten days of work, but new podcasts will be out in about a week.
Vance and Luthien were great as always and forever. Again, thanks for keeping this Red Pill Cafeteria open. You Truthseeker Warriors are the best.
Gnostic Themes in African Spirituality Aeon Byte: Gnostic Themes in African Spirituality with Samuel Hannah
The Rape of Eve and the Reality of the Archons
Within central Gnostic texts, we find a common disturbing storyline: Eve in the Garden of Eden suffers graphic sexual violence at the hands of the Demiurge and his Archons. This narrative of brutal oppression, suppression, and control reveals profound cosmic truths and psychological processes that thunder across history— still relevant in today’s culture. Yet within the harrowing tests of Eve, who is an avatar of Sophia, lies a lesson of restoration, dignity, and healing love. And so much Gnosis.
Astral Guest – Celene Lillie, author of The Rape of Eve: The Transformation of Roman Ideology in Three Early Christian Retellings of Genesis, as well as Director of Adult Education and Spiritual Formation at First United Methodist Church in Boulder, Colorado and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Boulder.
As a bonus, we’ll provide a Trimorphic Paranoia for members. Dr. Joanna Kujawa joins us in a group discussion to relate her views on these Gnostic myths and the Eastern versions of sexual predator deities, among other topics.
The Rape of Eve and the Reality of the Archons Aeon Byte: The Rape of Eve and the Reality of the Archons with Celene Lillie
Dark Occult and Social Engineering
Western culture continues to devolve, likely by the eugenic hands of magicians and oligarchs in high places. Society is on the brink of collective madness. We quest for the unseen and “hidden in plain sight” archons that have engineered our consciousness — many of them sacred cows in esoteric circles. As with our guest, this grim discovery also leads us to find our inner Aeon.
Astral Guest – Jasun Horsley, author of The Vice of Kings: How Socialism, Occultism, and the Sexual Revolution Engineered a Culture of Abuse.
Dark Occult and Social Engineering Aeon Byte: Dark Occult and Social Engineering with Jasun Horsely
Heretics Anonymous 6: Freemasonry Today
Join some high-ranking Freemasons on the latest Heretics Anonymous.
Darren Lorente-Bull returns to the Virtual Alexandria to discuss his new book, The Other Brotherhood: When Freemasonry Crossed The English Channel, as well as a “state of the union” of present-day Freemasonry.
We were also joined by Occult Fan and the Moondog Vance, creating a dynamic group discussion and a deep dive on various secret societies, past and present.
Freemasonry Today Aeon Byte: Freemasonry Today with Darren Lorente-Bull and Occult Fan
Finding the Self in a Philip K. Dick World
The quest for who we really are is almost impossible today. In between Archons tightening their geopolitical claws and digital realms of deafening solitude, can we find any version of our Self (and Higher Self)? We quest for the Self and how to express our souls, delving into forbidden art, a Buddhist/Gnostic fusion, and so many Doorways of Perception.
Astral Guest – Zebra Love, author of The Indwelling.
Finding the Self in a Philip K. Dick World Aeon Byte: Finding the Self in a Philip K. Dick World with Zebra Love
Heretics Anonymous 5: Astrotheology, Gematria & The Christ-Myth Theory
We get mythicist on yo ass in episode five of Heretics Anonymous. Alex Rivera, Derek Lambert, and Luther G. Williams join the Virtual Alexandria for an electric discussion that spans many esoteric theories of Christianity and Christ. We also tap into the scholarship of Robert Price, Acharya S, Richard Carrier, Joe Atwill and more, adding new research, all to explore the historicity of Jesus and secrets of Gnosticism. From Pythagoras to the Book of Revelation, we leave no mythical stone unturned.
Heretics Anonymous 5 Aeon Byte: Heretics Anonymous 5 with Various Guests
Flat Earth, Nephilim and the Book of Enoch
Why is the Flat Theory growing in acceptance with Millennials, and what does this say about humanity’s evolution? More important is what this theory reveals about the nature of the cosmos and those who control it, agreed by ancient texts like the Book of Enoch and certain Gnostics sects. Are we trapped in a Devil’s bargain or is Lucifer lighting the firmament with a new revolution for the young and hopeful?
Astral Guest – Lee Austin, author of Morning Star’s Tale.
Flat Earth, Nephilim and the Book of Enoch Aeon Byte: Flat Earth, Nephilim and the Book of Enoch with Lee Austin
Heretics Anonymous 4: Aliens, Politics & the Fall of Materialism
Alex Tsakiris joins Heretics Anonymous to discuss a variety of incendiary topics. We were also joined by Occult Fan and the Moondog Vance, all of us reflecting on 2018 and speculating on 2019 from an Esoteric perspective. It was a disturbing but amazing discussion, always brimming with humor and personal insight.
As a bonus, I include a past interview with Alex that focuses on his book Why Science is Wrong About Almost Everything.
Heretics Anonymous 4: Aliens, Politics & the Fall of Materialism Aeon Byte: Heretics Anonymous 4: Aliens, Politics & the Fall of Materialism with Alex Tsakiris
Jung, Addiction, and Archetypal Evil
Many are unaware that CG Jung’s ideas were instrumental in the creation of Alcoholic Anonymous. Even less know that Jung and Bill Wilson, the co-founder of AA, corresponded late in their lives. Their exchange provided unique insights into addiction, recovery, and the nature of evil. What we gained is the Gnostic solution to the problem of theodicy, as well as the means for an alchemical redemption every person can attain.
Astral Guest — David Schoen, author of The War of the Gods in Addiction: C.G. Jung, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Archetypal Evil.
As a bonus, Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered, joins us for a Trimorphic Paranoia, sharing his own experiences with alcoholism, Jungian solutions, and cosmic iniquity.
Jung, Addiction, and Archetypal Evil Aeon Byte: Jung, Addiction, and Archetypal Evil with David Schoen