PODCAST ARCHIVE – NEW & COMPLETE EPISODES 2019
A History of Secret Societies
We explore the history of fraternal societies in modernity. Beyond popular groups such as the Freemasons and the Order of the Golden Dawn, we examine lesser-known ones like the Order of the Elks, the Druids, the Old Mechanics, and many others. From symbolism to rituals to social activism, it’s an odyssey on the impact of secret societies, all the while separating legend from fact.
A History of Secret Societies Aeon Byte: A History of Secret Societies with David Harrison
Gnosticism Through the Prism of the Third Millennium
Ancient Gnostic schools provided exhaustive answers for the eternal questions of humankind: Who are we? Where did we come from, and why do we exist? What gives rise to endless and inescapable evil and suffering? Today, Gnosticism has meaning and relevancy, shedding light on fundamental questions about the universe, ourselves, and the divine. And it might be a last hope to reversing the imminent destruction of western culture.
Astral Guest – Alexander Maistrovoy, author of Gnosticism Through the Prism of the Third Millennium: Or Between God and the Creator.
Gnosticism Through the Prism of the Third Millennium Aeon Byte: Gnosticism Through the Prism of the Third Millennium with Alexander Maistrovoy
A Course in Miracles
With the candidacy of Marianne Williamson and the continued faltering of traditional Christianity, A Course in Miracles has caught the interest of seekers and many in the general public. What exactly is this alternative and personal Christianity that views the world as an illusion? How is it like ancient Gnosticism and how can the works of Philip K. Dick help us understand its theology? We answer these questions and more while exploring the doctrines of ACIM on the afterlife, forgiveness, sin, and salvation.
Astral Guest – Richard Smoley, author of A Theology of Love.
A Course in Miracles Aeon Byte: A Course in Miracles with Richard Smoley
The Demiurge & The Knowledge of the Sphinx
Nothing says a Gnostic Christmas more than facing Yaldi-Baldi and his Archons. Merry Matrix! Frank discusses a fascinating cosmology that includes the creation of the Demiurge, the rise of Abraxas, and the fall of God into human consciousness. His narration takes us to a history of redemption encompassing Atlantis, the gods Horus, Isis & Osiris, the threat of the AI Sphinx, and the truth of who Christ is.
And much more!
The Demiurge & The Knowledge of the Sphinx Aeon Byte: The Demiurge & The Knowledge of the Sphinx with Frank DiVita
He Will Live Up in the Sky
Chris Knowles is a leading voice today on synchromysticism, alt-history, and modern occultism. He discusses the writing and content of his debut novel — a turbo-charged thriller that blurs the lines between fiction and nonfiction, taps into PhilDickean energies and timeless esoteric themes. Our conversation leads to Gnosticism in general, current conspiracy culture, and the autobiographical magic that is fiction writing.
Astral Guest – Chris Knowles, author of He Will Live Up in the Sky
He Will Live Up in the Sky Aeon Byte: OHe Will Live Up in the Sky with Chris Knowles
Occult Geopolitics and Secret Symbolism
Beyond sensationalism and disinformation, we find the real elite organizations and alternative political movements that have shaped western geopolitics. We explore their magic and symbolism that often gets turned outward toward unsuspecting masses. All of this also leads to encountering the usual Gnostic bogeymen and archontic powers, with us seekers in the middle fighting for that inner illumination.
Astral Guest – Dr. Nicolas Laos, author of The Meaning of Being Illuminati.
Occult Geopolitics and Secret Symbolism Aeon Byte: Occult Geopolitics and Secret Symbolism with Nicolas Laos
Hermes and Hermeticism
It’s a special episode covering Hermes Trismegistus and Hermeticism. From the history to the theology to the impact on western culture, we leave no Philosopher’s Stone when it comes to this Pagan Gnostic tradition. Our exploration includes several bonuses, including Hermetic spiritual techniques and the hidden places Hermeticism exists today few have noticed.
Astral Guests – Gary Lachman, Aaron Leitch, and Brother Spark.
Hermes and Hermeticism Aeon Byte: Hermes and Hermeticism with Various Astral Guests
As the Abrahamic dispensations falter in the west, ancient Pagan faiths are becoming increasingly popular. How are they different than their original forms? How do they manifest with modern audiences and in the digital revolution? What are some of the negative aspects or dark sides of modern Paganism? From sacrificing to the gods to politics in covens, from cool Pagan flicks to the purpose of magic, we get a state of the union of Paganism today.
Astral Guests — Scarlet Ravenswood and Dan Shukis, hosts of The Cosmic Keys Podcast
Paganism Today Aeon Byte: Paganism Today with Scarlet Ravenswood and Dan Shukis
Jung, Tolkien, and the Imaginal
We intimately understand the events and processes that allowed CG Jung and JRR Tolkien to enter the Imaginal. Can we access those creative energies and charged symbols from the realm of archetypes to alchemically transform ourselves and the surrounding culture for the better? Our quest into the minds of these magicians of the imagination leads us as well to discover the deeper meanings in such hallowed works as The Lord of the Rings and The Red Book.
Astral Guest – Becca Tarnas, author of Journey to the Imaginal Realm: A Reader’s Guide to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Jung, Tolkien, and the Imaginal Aeon Byte: Jung, Tolkien, and the Imaginal with Becca Tarnas
Our guest intimately shares his “total recall” with a past life of the 19th century. This disclosing leads to startling revelations about occult and literary luminaries like Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Albert Pike, and others. In this entire process of remembering, we learn the science, techniques, and rituals to finding our past incarnations. Beyond establishing reincarnation as a doctrine, we discover how various traditions including the Gnostics approached the notion of the transmigration of souls.
Astral Guest – Stephen Sakellarios, author of Reincarnation Can be Proven: An overview of Mathew Franklin Whittier’s return as the author, Stephen Sakellarios, and a look at Whittier’s secret literary legacy.
Proving Reincarnation Aeon Byte: Modern Gnosticism: Proving Reincarnation with Stephen Sakellarios
Modern Gnosticism: From the Therapeutic to the Apocalyptic
We ramp up our exploration of Gnostic manifestations in modern times – including fascinating interpretations of the Nag Hammadi library and the teachings of the Cosmic Christ. From A Course in Miracles to the Church Universal and Triumphant, from doomsday cults to mercurial gurus, get ready for a memorable journey of power, revelation, and redemption.
Astral Guest – Erin Prophet, author of Prophet’s Daughter: My Life with Elizabeth Clare Prophet Inside the Church Universal and Triumphant, coauthor of
Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida.
Modern Gnosticism: From the Therapeutic to the Apocalyptic Aeon Byte: Modern Gnosticism: From the Therapeutic to the Apocalyptic with Erin Prophet
Mithras and Assassin Gnosis
Mithras is a misunderstood and overlooked god. This deity and his cult have been a leading force in the rise and fall of empires, as well as the architects of world religions that exist even today. Just as astounding, the Gnostic stream of Mithraism has been equally influential in the engineering of cultures. From original Buddhism to the Carpocratians, from the Mazdakites to the Assassins, we encounter a Gnosticism more radical and Promethean than ever imagined, fueled by a supreme God above all gods.
Astral Guest – Jason Reza Jorjani, author of Iranian Leviathan: A Monumental History of Mithra’s Abode.
Mithras and Assassin Gnosis Aeon Byte: Mithras and Assassin Gnosis with Jason Reza Jorjani
The Cult of Paranormal Skeptics (Halloween Special)
Scott Smith returns quickly to the Virtual Alexandria, with his better half Sandra Wells, to discuss a lot of magic, miracles, and other mayhem from a Gnostic perspective. This all centers on debunking those professional debunkers who attempt to smother any form of paranormal or holistic research.
Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered.
The Cult of Paranormal Skeptics (Halloween Special) Aeon Byte: The Cult of Paranormal Skeptics (Halloween Special) with Scott Smith and Sandra Wells
Nietzsche and Gnosticism
Friedrich Nietzsche remains today a cultural icon and enigmatic philosopher. His ideas have informed many modern art expressions and occult movements. But are the Gnostic themes in the ideas of Nietzsche? We answer that question by exploring various Nietzschean concepts like the Death of God, Eternal Reoccurrence, Apollo & Dionysus, and the Abyss. What we encounter is an ancient Gnosis few in history have heard or even experienced.
Astral Guest – Raj Ayyar, visiting professor in the humanities and social sciences at IIT Delhi
Nietzsche and Gnosticism Aeon Byte: Nietzsche and Gnosticism with Raj Ayyar
Orthodoxy VS Gnosticism (Debate)
Jay Dyer and Scott Smith joined us for a civil but passionate debate in our latest Aeon Byte Live. We discussed the Gnostic and Orthodox differences on Theodicy, Biblical Inerrancy, Free Will, Salvation, the nature of Jesus, and much more. Is the world evil or in harmony? Is the Old Testament about a good or evil god? What were the true origins of Christianity? And much more. For some reason, my vaping was as incendiary as the topics.
Jay Dyer, author of Esoteric Hollywood II: More Sex, Cults & Symbols in Film.
Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered.
Orthodoxy VS Gnosticism (Debate) Aeon Byte: Orthodoxy VS Gnosticism (Debate) with Scott Smith & Jay Dyer
Mary Magdalene Revealed
We take a deep dive into the Gospel of Mary, from its discovery to its doctrines. Beyond revealing Mary Magdalene as a preeminent master of ancient mysteries, we glean her spiritual techniques of meditation, transcendence, and how to become fully alive as a human being. This understanding includes the Gnostic ideas on sin, Nous, kenosis, and oneness with the divine. Our in-depth exploration takes us on a quest through the New Testament, Christian legend, and censored history to find the authentic Mary Magdalene.
Astral Guest – Meggan Watterson, author of Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet.
Mary Magdalene Revealed Aeon Byte: Mary Magdalene Revealed with Meggan Watterson
Left-Hand path, New Aeons & the Gospel of Pandemonium
All movements eventually stale and must find ways to revitalize under changing times. This truism goes for any Left-Hand Path tradition. A new work details reforms to the oversights of past magicians like Aleister Crowley. This reboot of sorts results in optimized rituals and the ability to navigate magic systems in these both digital and arduous days. And an understanding of the New Aeon and what it means.
Astral Guest – Edward Pandemonium, author of The Gospel of Pandemonium.
Left-Hand path, New Aeons & the Gospel of Pandemonium Aeon Byte: Left-Hand path, New Aeons & the Gospel of Pandemonium with Edward Pandemonium
Group Magick Rituals
Despite their individualistic vibe, magical movements like Thelema are primarily focused on community and group-support. We explore how to find an occult community, optimize group rituals, and whether occult organizations can thrive online. Can magic and Gnosis exist in virtual realms? This search includes understanding the history and evolution of group magick rituals, from Aleister Crowley to Lon Milo DuQuette, as well as the future of occult rites in the digital age.
Astral Guest – Rodney Orpheus Grimoire of Aleister Crowley: Group Magick Rituals.
Group Magick Rituals Aeon Byte: Group Magick Rituals with Rodney Orpheus
The Occult Control System
Rising accounts of extraterrestrial encounters indicate that something momentous is happening across society. Even the mainstream media have started reporting on the sightings from military pilots around the world. Are we being observed and visited by beings from another planet or a different space-time dimension? Is this just mass projection or some big reveal coming from some faction? We deal with all these questions from various angles that include scientific, spiritual and psychological – tapping into the ideas of impactful thinkers like Richard Dolan, John Lamb Lash, Carl Jung, Rudolph Steiner, Patrick Harpur, and more.
Astral Guest – Daniel Pinchbeck, author of The Occult Control System: UFOs, aliens, other dimensions, and future timelines.
As a bonus, Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered, joins us for a Trimorphic Paranoia, sharing his ideas and experiences on UFOs, including the possibility it’s all the Archons.
The Occult Control System Aeon Byte: The Occult Control System with Daniel Pinchbeck
Dealing with Christian Superstition
Superstition is more than just believing in fiction. It’s a dangerous incubator for cognitive dissonance, confirmation bias, and warped perceptual filters. Most of all, superstition cuts us off from experiencing the sublime and engaging in deep introspection. We deal with Christian superstition, from the notions of eternal damnation to the idea of a personal Jesus (and much more) — all to uncover the Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Astral Guest – Robert M. Price, author of Jesus Christ Superstition.
Dealing with Christian Superstition Aeon Byte: Dealing with Christian Superstition with Robert M. Price
Alchemy: The Religion of Isis & Osiris
We take a journey back in time to the origins of Alchemy, which was an ancient and coded ritual that granted divinity to the seeker. Is it really as old as the first god kings and queens? Is this the real Philosopher’s Stone or the great metaphor for inner wisdom? Let’s find out. Bring your lead-to-gold questions.
Astral Guest: Al Sylvester, author of The First Mythology.
Alchemy: The Religion of Isis & Osiris Aeon Byte: Alchemy: The Religion of Isis & Osiris with Al Sylvester
The Quest for Inner Illumination
Since ancient times, some have mapped the journey to find indwelling divinity and cosmic meaning. They are the real Illuminati. We travel across history to understand these psychonauts that include the Greek philosophers, Christian Gnostics, Hermetics, Greek Orthodox mystics, Enlightenment Secret Societies, and more. This expedition grants insights into finding your inner illumination to thrive in a time where humanity deteriorates in the darkness of mere being and collapsing societies.
Astral Guest – Dr. Nicolas Laos, author of The Meaning of Being Illuminati.
The Quest for Inner Illumination Aeon Byte: The Quest for Inner Illumination with Nicolas Laos
Myths & Repeating the Past (or TMT VS Cosmic Mountain)
Ready to delve into the monomyth and other cultural dreams of ancient and prehistoric man? Get your Nous dirty with some archaeology? This leads us to understand the truth behind such primordial myths as the cosmic egg, the cosmic mountain, cyclical time, the hero’s journey, and more. In the end, what the world of archetypes delivers is an actual clash of myths and clash of civilizations in the form of the TMT controversy in Hawaii. What side will you take?
Astral Guest — Bernie Taylor, author of Before Orion: Finding the Face of the Hero.
Myths & Repeating the Past (or TMT VS Cosmic Mountain) Aeon Byte: Myths & Repeating the Past (or TMT VS Cosmic Mountain) with Bernie Taylor
Myths, Machines, and Ancient Tech Dreams
Today’s culture obsesses over the topics of robotics, artificial intelligence, and transhumanism. These ideas are timeless, however, and were explored in ancient Greek myths and philosophy. We take a journey into humanity’s eternal impulse to create sentient tech – from the tale of Talos to the rebellion of Prometheus, from Aristotle’s speculation on slave automatons to early attempts at cyborgs. In ancient and modern times, we keep running into demiurges on Olympus and their machinations to make man into an obedient replicant.
Astral Guest – Adrienne Mayor, author of Gods and Robots: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology, as well as research scholar in Classics and the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology Program at Stanford.
Myths, Machines, and Ancient Tech Dreams Aeon Byte: Myths, Machines, and Ancient Tech Dreams with Adrienne Mayor
Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Montauk Project
In modern times, man has attempted both ambitious scientific and magical experiments. These experiments are sometimes connected. We explore these connections that include the Montauk Project, The Philadelphia Experiment, and several Babalon Workings. This inspection covers the lives of several occult luminaries like Jack Parson, Aleister Crowley, L. Ron Hubbard, Marjorie Cameron, and more. All this perhaps leads to the Gnosis of the ages and the conquest of time.
Astral Guest – Peter Moon, author of The Montauk Project: Experiments in Time
Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Montauk Project Aeon Byte: Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Montauk Project with Peter Moon
Gnostic & Esoteric Themes in Game of Thrones
It’s a deep dive into the mystic and occult themes behind Game of Thrones, including a foundational Gnostic narrative. Is the Night King the Demiurge? Are the Children of the Forest a representation of the fallen Sophia? What do all the religions of Westeros represent, and what are the Jungian Campbellian ideas behind many of the characters? And much more, including a discussion on whether the last season was any good.
Astral Guest — Fady Riad, author of The Gospel of Lie: A Grieving Christian Searches the Bible for a New Jesus
Gnostic & Esoteric Themes in Game of Thrones Aeon Byte: Gnostic & Esoteric Themes in Game of Thrones with Fady Riad
Defeating the Archons
What exactly are the Archons? Are they rebellious angels? Extraterrestrial invaders or alien mind parasites? We present a special show on the Powers and Principalities with two brilliant thinkers. Just as important as understanding the reality of the Archons, we gain the insights and tools to overthrow their tyrannical yoke on humanity and a dying planet.
Laurence Galian, author of Alien Parasites: 40 Gnostic Truths to Defeat the Archon Invasion!
Defeating the Archons Aeon Byte: Defeating the Archons with Jay Weidner and Laurence Galian
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