PODCAST ARCHIVE – NEW & COMPLETE EPISODES 2020
Alien School, Atlantean Wounds & Apocalypse Here
We were joined at the Virtual Alexandria by comedian and host of Soberish, Jessa Reed. She discussed her life and remarkable insights.
This included overcoming meth addiction, near-death experience, alien encounters, and revelations into the reality we exist in a simulation ending soon with the coming of a new higher-dimensional existence.
I dig her work and mind a lot, and I think you will too.
Regardless, it’s the end of the world as we know it and you can now feel fine.
Alien School, Atlantean Wounds & Apocalypse Here Aeon Byte: Alien School, Atlantean Wounds & Apocalypse Here with Jessa Reed
Finding Hermes 2
Always a pleasure when Robert arrives at the Virtual Alexandria. This time he laid his cards on the table about his life, while also sharing helpful ideas from Vedanta, the Tarot, Gnosticism, and other alternative disciplines.
Our discussion addressed the mental breakdown of the collective psyche in 2020, at the same time exploring the complex maze that is the personal psyche.
In the end, we wonder if we have free at all and are we at the end of an age.
Finding Hermes 2 Aeon Byte: Finding Hermes 2 with Robert Bonomo
A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife
We host the acclaimed journalist who exposed the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife fiasco. More than one of history’s most famous and bizarre forgery controversies, this is a cautionary tale on academic machinations, tragic projections fueled by ambition, and the fine line between reason and faith.
The saga of this text is a mirror into the human condition as well as insight into the sensationalist waters Mary Magdalene and the Gnostics have sailed in for centuries.
Astral Guest – Ariel Sabar, author of Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife.
A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife Aeon Byte: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife with Ariel Sabar
The Lost Art of Resurrection
We become deeply acquainted with the ancient practice of resurrecting while still alive – as shamanistic discipline practiced by the Gnostics, Mystery Religions, Egyptian mystics, and Hellenistic philosophers. Our journey takes us from the secret teaching of Jesus to the Mandaeans to the Knights Templars – all to understand if the art of resurrection has survived for us to employ today.
Astral Guest – Freddy Silva, author of The Lost Art of Resurrection: Initiation, secret chambers and the quest for the Otherworld.
As a bonus, Dr. Joanna Kujawa joined us to discuss the rising and dying goddesses: Inanna, Isis, Ishtar, Sophia, Persephone, and others.
The Lost Art of Resurrections Aeon Byte: The Lost Art of Resurrection with Freddy Silva
Spiritual Alchemy and Ancient Mysteries
We had an incredible roundtable with a group of mystics, heretics, therapists, and oriental practitioners. We covered much esoteric ground, including alchemy, Kabbalah, Gnosticism, Jungian therapy, Taoism, ghosts — all to find mental and spiritual solutions to the dark psychic forces that have settled on western culture. Much of our discussion was based on the book Concerto of the Rising Sun. And for strange reasons, we talked about smoking and pooping right, as well as audiobook voiceovers. Heresy shouldn’t be this much fun, but it just is.
Astral Guests: Ram Fec, Erik P. Antoni, Carl Joseph DeMarco, and Graham Dunlop & Darren Grimes from Grimerica.
Spiritual Alchemy and Ancient Mysteries Aeon Byte: Spiritual Alchemy and Ancient Mysteries with Astral Guests including Grimerica
Daemons, Divination, and the Return of the Witch
We explore the ancient arts of inner knowing, a journey that takes us to primordial goddesses, cosmic magic, and the wisdom of the ages. Although these mystic disciplines have resurrected after millennia of suppression, they are being lost and distorted in recent times. Time to reboot the Gnosis of arcane heretics, the chaos of Cybele, and the summoning of mercurial spirits before the world goes dark again. Time for the season of the witch.
Astral Guest – Maja D’Oust, author of Familiars in Witchcraft: Supernatural Guardians in the Magical Traditions of the World and The Occult I Ching: The Secret Language of Serpents.
Daemons, Divination, and the Return of the Witch Aeon Byte: Daemons, Divination, and the Return of the Witch with Maja D’Aoust
It’s finally out after many promises and plans of mice and men (and gods too)! I couldn’t think of anyone better for our first show than Eric. We discuss from an esoteric and traditional perspective how to deal with alcoholism, bipolar disorder, and depression.
As serious as the topics are, we had a blast in exploring Gnostic fire and Promethean ice. Our discussion covered William Blake, Herman Melville, David Foster Wallace, Alan Watts, and other significant figures who found their Hermes and descended into the human soul’s undergrounds. Some returned, some didn’t. What will your end be?
The Finding Hermes program is out, gradually rolled out but in tiers, found at Patreon or AB Prime.
Astral Guest — Eric G. Wilson, author of Polaris Ghost and Professor of English at Wake Forest University.
Finding Hermes Aeon Byte: Finding Hermes with Eric G. Wilson
Angels and Archangels
From the mysticism of ancient Sumerians to the piety of the Christian faithful to the magic of modern occultists, we get acquainted with perennial planetary and stellar entities.
This quest not only teaches us how to call upon the gifts of angels and archangels but the ability to call upon our inner divinity for improved existence and the power to overcome life’s trials.
Astral Guest – Damien Echols, author of Angels and Archangels: A Magician’s Guide.
Angels and Archangels Aeon Byte: Angels and Archangels with Damien Echols
Is Reincarnation Real? (Debate)
We were joined on AB Live for a debate on reincarnation by two heavy-hitters in Gnostic circles who represent what is best in Gnosis: Scott Smith, author of God Reconsidered, and John Munter, author of The Samaritan Jesus.
Two went into a cage and a thousand lifetimes came out. Seriously, it was a spirited and friendly debate on the doctrine of reincarnation. Scott argued for its shortcomings while John supported its strengths. Our discussion evolved into other cool topics like whether creation is benign or malevolent, karma, aliens, and much more. With audience questions, it was an evening full of mirth and Gnosis.
Is Reincarnation Real? (Debate) Aeon Byte: Is Reincarnation Real? (Debate) with Scott Smith & John Munter
The Shared Origins of Monotheism, Evil & Gnosticism
A fascinating yet vexing question in religious studies is why did Gnosticism vilify the Old Testament god yet embrace the Torah? New scholarship provides answers – taking us to ancient times where priests and kings quarreled over the nature of the gods, the issue of iniquity, and proper social order. These insights will shed light on the influence, magical practices, and theology of Gnostic groups like the Mandaeans and the Sethians, as well as the formation of Christianity.
Astral Guest – James McGrath, author of Religion and Science Fiction and Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University.
The Shared Origins of Monotheism, Evil & Gnosticism Aeon Byte: The Shared Origins of Monotheism, Evil & Gnosticism with James McGrath
The Case for a Proto-Gospel
We present compelling evidence for the existence of a written pre-canonical Alpha gospel that was a foundation for the four gospels.
This exploration will lead to novel insights on the transcendent spirituality of the Gospel of John, as well as enigmatic biblical characters like the Beloved Disciple, Lazarus, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus himself.
Astral Guest — Gary Greenberg, author of The Case for a Proto-Gospel.
The Case for a Proto-Gospel Aeon Byte: The Case for a Proto-Gospel with Gary Greenberg
Wickedness in Highly Strange Places
Chris Knowles materialized at the Virtual Alexandria to share some of his latest research, and it was raining Red Pills, hallelujah. Chris connected Maxwell, Epstein, Crowley, Parsons, and Lovecraft; and you can add transhumanist agencies, UFOs, and various secret societies as the deadly spice. It was Life in the Fast Ghislaine. We presented visuals along with this dark Gnosis, and we discussed how his novel is turning out to be a grim prophecy instead of fiction.
Astral Guest – Chris Knowles, author of He Will Live Up in the Sky
Wickedness in Highly Strange Places Aeon Byte: Wickedness in Highly Strange Places with Chris Knowles
The Freemason Jesse James & The Lost Templar Treasure
Jesse James remains a legend, the symbol of the individual overcoming the establishment. Yet behind both the official narrative and the American Robin Hood myth lies an astounding reality: Jesse James faked his death to lead an even more intriguing life. What’s more, he also guarded ancient secrets of forbidden treasures brought and hidden in America. Our exploration will encounter the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Templars, Kabbalists, and other arcane societies – as well as expose a terrible time of civil war and wild wests that have eerie parallels to today’s culture.
Astral Guests – Teresa and Daniel Duke, authors of Jesse James and the Lost Templar Treasure and The Mysterious Life and Faked Death of Jesse James.
The Freemason Jesse James & The Lost Templar Treasure Aeon Byte: The Freemason Jesse James & The Lost Templar Treasure with Teresa and Daniel Duke
An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove
And now for something (almost) completely different.
Through some cool and sudden syncs, Jeffrey Mishlove agreed to talk with me about a topic he doesn’t often cover: himself. Thus, the prominent host shared his own views on the Esoterica, his fascinating life, and the challenges/opportunities of being in the alternative media.
It was a great conversation, with some news and views at the beginning and some bonuses at the end of the show.
An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove Aeon Byte: An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove with Jeffrey Mishlove
Holographic Culture and Angelic Sailors
We take a penetrating exploration of extraterrestrials, finding novel perspectives on such concepts as Ancient Aliens, the Grays, Flying Saucers, and Alien Abductions. These revelations expose an astral hierarchy that has lorded over humanity for millennia – in the past as gods of religious texts and myth but presently embedded in the highest echelons of our earthly power structures. Of course, we’ll deal with the Demiurge, Sophia, and the Archons in their interstellar realities.
Astral Guest – Pierre Sabak, author of Holographic Culture.
Holographic Culture and Angelic Sailors Aeon Byte: Holographic Culture and Angelic Sailors with Pierre Sabak
The Demiurge and His Archons
Independence Day comes early! Mark Cordova returns to the Virtual Alexandria after a long pause to discuss Yaldi Baldi and his angelic mafia. He’ll grant some startling insights, including the notion that Jesus already vanquished the Powers and Principalities, but what remained was their offspring who are a thousand times more dangerous. And much more.
Mark will also share why he left the Gnostic scene, a tragic tale that saw him come back innocent and victorious.
The Demiurge and His Archons Aeon Byte: The Demiurge and His Archons with Mark Cordova
Speaking of Jung
We have a friendly but substantive chat with the host of the premier podcast on CG Jung and Jungian analysis. Our spanning discussion covers the life and times of the Swiss Magician, as well as conceptions like synchronicity, complexes, the shadow, archetypes, the Red Book, and the Seven Sermons to the Dead. We certainly cover why Jungian ideas are essential in a culture with an increasingly fragmenting psyche.
Astral Guest – Laura London, host of Speaking of Jung.
Speaking of Jung Aeon Byte: Speaking of Jung with Laura London
Hermetic Vision in Modern Performance Art
Martina Markota (Lady Alchemy) joins us to talk about the intersection of occultism and modern artforms, as well as her life as a heretic within several orthodoxies.
We covered symbolism, expression, and meaning in alchemy, the Sun Lady of Revelation, comic books, the goddess archetype, and more.
Hermetic Vision in Modern Performance Art Aeon Byte: Hermetic Vision in Modern Performance Art with Martina Markota
Secrets of Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way
We deeply connect with several enduring spiritual exercises of Gurdjieff, at the same time getting a holistic picture of his teachings. These practices can help cope with fear, delusion, and anxiety— and achieve peace in these soul-eroding times. We also decipher many of Gurdjieff’s concepts like the Kundabuffer, the enneagram, food for the moon, and more.
Astral Guest – Alan Francis, author of Secrets of the Fourth Way.
Secrets of Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way Aeon Byte: Secrets of Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way with Alan Francis
Gnosis in a Time of Pandemic & Social Unrest
It’s time to give a Gnostic take to the Archon-infestation of 2020. Don’t expect too much of a political or statistical discussion, but an understanding of how Gnostic concepts can help you navigate many of the issues today for peace and clarity. Of course, we’ll discuss other relevant issues on Gnostic studies and discoveries.
Astral Guest — Lainie Petersen and Scott Smith.
Gnosis in a Time of Pandemic & Social Unrest Aeon Byte: Gnosis in a Time of Pandemic & Social Unrest with Lainie Petersen and Scott Smith
Cannabis & Entheogen Use in Ancient Judaism
A recent panel discussion on the recent discovery of cannabis resin in an ancient Jewish temple in Tel Aviv. The discussion expanded to other entheogenic topics, from ergot to soma to mystery religions to medieval mystics. Our guests were exemplars in psychedelic research and Jewish theology.
Cannabis & Entheogen Use in Ancient Judaism Aeon Byte: Cannabis & Entheogen Use in Ancient Judaism with Various Astral Panelists
From Fundamentalist Minister to Modern Gnostic
Our guest shares his gradual transformation from a fundamentalist Christian minister to modern Gnostic. This journey includes how he overcome pain and programming to reach a state of freedom by embracing Gnosticism and other esoteric traditions. In the process, we face the dark blueprints of mind control and oppression that also manifest in politics, science, and even other nontraditional movements like New Age.
Astral Guest – Adrian Smith, author of A Prison for the Mind: Reflections of a Disappointed Fundamentalist
From Fundamentalist Minister to Modern Gnostic Aeon Byte: From Fundamentalist Minister to Modern Gnostic with Adrian Smith
Lovecraft and Astrotheology
We celebrate our 14th anniversary by exploring the ideas of two striking individuals: HP Lovecraft and Acharya S. Although different in their work and lives, both figures looked to the stars for answers to the deepest nature of humankind. Both also took a deep dive into the stellar lagoons of the collective unconscious and brought back archetypal pearls of great wisdom – and often warning – changing the souls of so many individuals.
Astral Guests – Qarol and Robert Price, author of Horrors and Heresies.
Lovecraft and Astrotheology Aeon Byte: Lovecraft and Astrotheology with Qarol & Robert Price
Empirical Investigations of Mysticism
What is mysticism and what separates it from delusion? Can reason discern and nurture the mystical experience in an age of harsh scientism? We take the plunge into answering these questions and find how to prosper with mysticism in modernity — leaning on the ideas of CG Jung, Joseph Campbell, Michael Talbot, John Keel, and other innovative thinkers, as well as concepts like Neurophenomenology, Chaos Theory, and Heuristics.
Astral Guest – Anthony Tyler, author of Dive Manual: Empirical Investigations of Mysticism.
Empirical Investigations of Mysticism Aeon Byte: Empirical Investigations of Mysticism with Anthony Tyler
The Return of Holy Russia
Gary Lachman joined us to discuss his new book, The Return of Holy Russia.
Is there a collective psyche of the Russian people? A form of mysticism and influencing mythology? And does this all shape the modern Russia state?
This journey includes the pagan origins of the Russian people, Orthodox Church Mysticism, the Mongol invasion, the Romanovs, the Silver Age, the Bolshevik materialism, and much more.
The Return of Holy Russia Aeon Byte: The Return of Holy Russia with Gary Lachman
The Sun Lady in the Book of Revelation
The woman clothed with the sun in the Book of Revelation remains an intriguing figure in both religious and occult circles. What is the true identity of this cosmic heroine? With piercing scholarship, we realize that the enigmatic “Sun Lady” is the manifestation of a primordial wisdom goddess, and her story is nothing more than a Gnostic astral drama. We also find the true meaning of such apocalypse concepts as the Red Dragon, The Beast, 666, New Jerusalem, and more.
Astral Guest – Alex Rivera, author of The Sun Lady Unveiled.
The Sun Lady in the Book of Revelation Aeon Byte: The Sun Lady in the Book of Revelation with Alex Rivera
Alchemy and the Ouroboros
We go deep into the history and processes of the ancient art of transformation. We leave no Philosopher’s Stone unturned – from Hermes to CG Jung, from the secrets of the Ouroboros to the truth about turning lead-to-gold. Our exploration includes overlooked female alchemists and the connection of physics and alchemy. In these times, alchemy might be an essential spiritual tech in a world drowning hopelessly in nigredo.
Astral Guest – Sarah Durn, author of The Beginner’s Guide to Alchemy: Practical Lessons and Exercises to Enhance Your Life.
Alchemy and the Ouroboros Aeon Byte: The Alchemy and the Ouroboros with Sarah Durn
The Mystic Jesus
We take an alternative view of Jesus that is largely supported by astute research. This viewpoint reveals a deeper dimension to the life of the Galilean savior — as well as a mystic side promoting both the wisdom of the ages and a unique theology to thrive under challenging times. From fresh insights in Bible parables to novel revelations on Mary Magdalene, we gain an overall message that is more important than ever.
Astral Guest – David Collis, author of Interviewing Jesus the Man.
The Mystic Jesus Aeon Byte: The Mystic Jesus with David Collis
The Hidden Universe & Nonhuman Intelligences
Anthony Peake arrived at the Virtual Alexandria to discuss his new book, The Hidden Universe. We explored the ideas of the Pleroma/Kenoma and the Others – intelligent, self-motivated beings that are clearly not human in their origins.
These include otherworldly visitors, from gods, angels, demons, and djinns to ghosts, UFOs, and aliens.
The Hidden Universe & Nonhuman Intelligences Aeon Byte: The Hidden Universe & Nonhuman Intelligences with Anthony Peake
The Grand Grimoire & Working With Spirits
We explore one of the most enigmatic and renounced occult texts ever published. This examination of the Grand Grimoire includes a history of magic, as well as an overview of the architecture of the spirit world. All of this ultimately teaches how to make higher entities work for our lives, down here on a prison planet.
Astral Guests – Arundell Overman and Aaman Lamba, authors and translators of The Illustrated Grand Grimoire.
The Grand Grimoire & Working With Spirits Aeon Byte: The Grand Grimoire & Working With Spirits with Arundell Overman and Aaman Lamba
Magic, Miracles, and Madness in the Bible
Like the rest of the Bible, the New Testament is both a history of consciousness and a manual for mind control. Navigating this duality can provide insights into our psyche and its programming. Was Paul a mystic or a madman? Was Jesus a magical healer or a fancy myth? Are biblical miracles heaven-sent or just part of the arsenal of timeworn apologetics? We take the middle path on these issues and more, all to hopefully address of our own magic, miracle, and madness.
Astral Guests – John Lofton, Robert Price, and Robert Conner, contributors to The Case Against Miracles.
Magic, Miracles, and Madness in the Bible Aeon Byte: Magic, Miracles, and Madness in the Bible with John Lofton, Robert Price, and Robert Conner
Working With Archetypes To Find Inner Meaning
Fear, confusion, and powerlessness have infected the planet. These maladies can be defeated by anyone who accesses their innate archetypes. What’s more, reclaimed archetypes provide a clear pathway to a higher meaning and purpose —in any time or situation — as well as unification with your authentic self. Even death becomes irrelevant in the light of complete individuation.
Astral Guests – Beth Martens, author of Journey: A Map Of Archetypes To Find Lost Purpose In A Sea Of Meaninglessness.
Working With Archetypes To Find Inner Meaning Aeon Byte: Working With Archetypes To Find Inner Meaning with Beth Martens
AB Live 30: A Tribute to Tracy Twyman
We honored a remarkable individual, a singular voice in the Esoterica. This including her history and evolution as a person, as well as addressing the controversial topic of her death. Tracy’s ideas, vision, and spirit are more important than ever.
Sean Alger, James Maiden, and Nate Miller joined us.
AB Live 30: A Tribute to Tracy Twyman Aeon Byte: AB Live 30: A Tribute to Tracy Twyman with Sean Alger, James Maiden, and Nate Miller
Bending Reality in 2020
These are precarious times filled with technological, biological, and spiritual dangers. And then there is the swelling programming and conditioning from the rulers of this age. More than ever, it’s essential for seekers to draw upon their innate magic, imagination, and inner alchemy to bend a reality that is but a maze of fear and fabrications.
Astral Guest – Alex Kazemi, author of Pop Magick: A Simple Guide to Bending Your Reality.
Bending Reality in 2020 Aeon Byte: Bending Reality in 2020 with Alex Kazemi
Archonic Mind Parasites
Psychiatry and traditional medicine have failed in treating schizophrenia. They have done more damage than good if one includes pharmaceuticals. But what if the “voices” of schizophrenics are not hallucinations caused by chemical imbalances? What if they are malignant entities feeding off mental negativity and pain? We explore this possibility from two sides: a psychiatric evaluator who confronted these mind parasites while working in prisons; and an individual who escaped the grip of the “voices” by drawing from esoteric techniques.
Astral Guests – Jerry Marzinsky and Sherry Swiney, authors of An Amazing Journey Into the Psychotic Mind – Breaking the Spell of the Ivory Tower.
Archonic Mind Parasites Aeon Byte: Archonic Mind Parasites with Jerry Marzinsky and Sherry Swiney
The Gospel of Truth, Secret John, and the Gospel of Mary
We take a deep dive into three Gnostic texts, including their theology, history, and cultural setting that gave them birth:
- The Valentinian Gospel of Truth
- The Sethian Secret Book of John
- The Gnostic-Stoic Gospel of Mary
This exploration will uncover various Gnostic visions of salvation, the nature of the Logos, morality, creation – as well as insights on Yaldabaoth, Barbelo, Sophia, and several Gnostic sages.
Astral Guest – James Brantingham, author of Truth…What is Truth?: Holy Wisdom and The Logos of God – The Four Lost Apocryphal Christian Gospels and The Secret Revelation of John.
The Gospel of Truth, Secret John, and the Gospel of Mary Aeon Byte: The Gospel of Truth, Secret John, and the Gospel of Mary with James Brantingham
Vegetarianism in Gnosticism & Ancient Religion
James Bean returned to the Virtual Alexandria to discuss ancient vegetarianism: Gnostics, Christians, Jews & even Pagans. This included the Essenes, Pythagoreans, Therapeutae, Ebionites, and more.
Was Jesus a vegetarian? Was Paul or John the Baptist against vegetarians? We also covered medieval Gnostics like the Manichaeans & Cathars.
Vegetarianism in Gnosticism & Ancient Religion Aeon Byte: Vegetarianism in Gnosticism & Ancient Religion with James Bean
An Insider’s Guide to the Occult
Our guest shares his decades of wisdom in the occult practices, from techniques that endure today to profound lessons learned in the shifting sands of magick. This reflection includes insights on other prominent magicians like Aleister Crowley, Israel Regardie, Rodney Orpheus, and more. Is the Occult even occult anymore, and are past esoteric figures too politically incorrect to be respected? And how can magick work best for individuals in 2020 and beyond?
Astral Guest – Lon Milo DuQuette, author of Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult.
An Insider’s Guide to the Occult Aeon Byte: An Insider’s Guide to the Occult with Lon Milo DuQuette
The Gnostic Gurdjieff
We’ discuss the Gnostic pedigree of Gurdjieff. This includes mining the Fourth Way, Beelzebub’s Tales, food for the moon, and Gurdjieff’s take on the Archons. Our discussion included other notable figures around Gurdjieff including Nietzsche, Ouspensky, Castaneda, and Jung, as well as esoteric traditions like Neoplatonism, Shamanism, and Yoga.
We are joined by writer and transpersonal therapist, Travis Edwards.
The Gnostic Gurdjieff Aeon Byte: The Gnostic Gurdjieff with Travis Edwards
All About the Gnostic Sophia
We get deeply acquainted with the Gnostic Sophia in all her aspects: theological, mythological, and psychological. This exploration takes us to the Pagan and Jewish pedigree of Sophia, from the Shekinah to Athena to every avatar in between. And then even to her extraterrestrial/Anunnaki possibilities. Our journey of understanding Lady Wisdom expands to the goddess archetype, including her suppression and possible return to an unbalanced cosmos.
All About the Gnostic Sophia Aeon Byte: All About the Gnostic Sophia with Various Astral Guests
The Technology of Belief
From ancient times to today, the establishment has employed social engineering techniques to keep the population docile. This programming is a combination of spiritual, psychological, and vampiric methods. We unpack the archonic blueprint of mind control, ultimately finding a timeless Gnosis that frees us from institutionalized slavery.
Astral Guest – James True, author of The Technology of Belief.
The Technology of Belief Aeon Byte: The Technology of Belief with James True
Addiction Recovery, Magical Living, and Love Chaos
We explore a novel esoteric system that fosters addiction recovery. It takes a holistic approach to transformation, drawing from various magical traditions, mystic orders, and alternative sciences. Our guest also shares how he came into this artistic and communal spirituality, a healing culmination of a life of heavy drug use and destructive living.
Astral Guest – Derek Hunter, author of Love Chaos in Theory and Practice
Addiction Recovery, Magical Living, and Love Chaos Aeon Byte: Addiction Recovery, Magical Living, and Love Chaos with Derek Hunter
Vietnam, Alcoholism, and the Gospel of Thomas
Our guest shares his life of an alcoholic – from surviving the unspeakable horrors of the Vietnam war to living a lie as an academic and family man. Ultimately, he found redemption with part of his recovery fueled by esoteric traditions like Buddhism and Gnosticism. Beyond an inspirational tale, we present a road map on how to overcome the archons of dependency and kindle your divine spark.
Astral Guest – Duke Talbott, author of Appalachian Free Spirit, a Journal of Recovery.
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The Occult, AI and Alien Presences
The brilliant esotericist Gigi Young joined us to discuss her life as a psychic, as well as her views on the various extraterrestrial agents and dark occult forces invading our planet (and how the forces of light help us). We took a deep dive into AI, transhumanism, and other archonic technology. We covered the very relevant ideas of Rudolf Steiner and other occult exemplars. In the end, it was a lot of fun and a lot of Gnosis for the ages.
The Occult, AI and Alien Presences Aeon Byte: The Occult, AI and Alien Presences with Gigi Young
A Tribute to Neil Peart (& The Metaphysics of Rush)
Chris Knowles, Robert Price, and Carol Price joined us to pay homage to one of history’s greatest drummers and lyricist, Neil Peart. We explored the themes of individuality, dystopia, and technology found in Peart’s songs, as well as the overall history and impact of the band Rush. The Spirit of the Radio was rough as we overcome some tech issues, but all in all, it came out really well (and the bonus is amazing).
A Tribute to Neil Peart (& The Metaphysics of Rush) Aeon Byte: A Tribute to Neil Peart (& The Metaphysics of Rush) with Robert Price, Carol Price, and Chris Knowles
Simon Magus and the Lost Goddess
Known as the Father of all Heresy and Gnosticism, Simon Magus was also the keeper of the ancient mysteries of a forgotten goddess. The early church despised the magician’s efforts to restore the divine feminine censored by haughty kings and the cult of Yahweh. We mine the history, theology, and legacy of Simon Magus and his consort, Helen, – all to unlock the transformative wisdom of primordial deities like Ashera, Anat, Sophia, and Ishtar.
Astral Guests – Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince, authors of When God Had a Wife: The Fall and Rise of the Sacred Feminine in the Judeo-Christian Tradition.
Simon Magus and the Lost Goddess Aeon Byte: Simon Magus and the Lost Goddess with Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince
The Secret Eastern Influence on Magic & the Occult
HP Blavatsky, Aleister Crowley, and other esoteric exemplars were instrumental in infusing eastern mysticism into western culture – in ways that are still overlooked today. Beyond a deep dive in connecting these karmic dots, we find the parallels between Gnosticism and Buddhism/Hinduism. And ultimately discover how a reintegration of eastern and western thought can help the fragmented psyche of our current society.
Astral Guest – Tobias Churton, author of Aleister Crowley in India.
The Secret Eastern Influence on Magic & the Occult Aeon Byte: The Secret Eastern Influence on Magic & the Occult with Tobias Churton
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