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Temple of Babalon
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Welcome to the Temple of Babalon Podcast. Oliver St. John is a founder member of Ordo Astri, an Independent Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. Our audio podcasts are for those with a serious interest in Thelema, Hermetic and magical philosophy, practical magick, mysticism, and the occult.
 
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Subversive Studies
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Conversations with scholars, writers, and artists whose work subverts the dominant paradigm. Discover people who are interested in disrupting conventional norms and ideologies and creating new ways of thinking about, being in, and understanding the world. Hosted by Dan Glenn. Opening and closing theme music by Podington Bear http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Cover art graphic design by Jeff Wolfehttp://www.ciis.eduCIIS Center for Writing and Scholarship: http://academicwriting ...
 
It's always dorkiest before dawn. The Dork Night Podcast is a bunch of dorks talking about dorky things like games, movies, comics, music and books.
 
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Heeding the call of the personal daimon. An announcement regarding a transition with the podcast! This is a short solo episode.By Subversive Studies Podcast.
 
A discussion with Dr. Manon Hedenborg White about the goddess Babalon, key women figures in the occult tradition of Thelema, challenging hegemonic notions of femininity, feminine sexuality, the link between sexual liberation and the larger goals of social, political, or psychological liberation, contemporary interpretations of Babalon that ques ...…
 
Episode 21: We continue with the extraordinary fiction writing of Lord Dunsany. His early tale, Journey of the King, explored realms of Qabalah, magick and the Nightside years before Aleister Crowley and Kenneth Grant did so in a more technical manner. Here is the second and final part of the story, Journey of the King, from Time and the Gods b ...…
 
Episode 20: We will discuss the extraordinary fiction writing of Lord Dunsany. His early tale, Journey of the King, explored and even illustrated realms of Qabalah, magick and the Nightside years before Aleister Crowley and Kenneth Grant did so in a more technical manner. Oliver St. John reads the entire story, Journey of the King, Part Two of ...…
 
Episode 19: We discuss Liber 373, the seven rites and seven seals of the Dragon Star. The Dragon Star is a series of tantrik initiations that has its basis in the Qabalah and Hermetic Tree of Life. The Elizabethan sorcerer and alchemist John Dee provided the blueprint for this. We also take a look at the Magick of Earth and Stars, for terrestri ...…
 
Episode 18: We discuss Thelemic mysticism, with a particular emphasis on the practical side of things. The saints and sages down the ages were not all ‘up in the clouds’. We will demonstrate this with some readings from The Confessions of Jacob Boehme. Boehme had some encouraging and helpful advice to anyone facing the trials and tribulations o ...…
 
Episode 17: We will look at the book entitled, The Phoenix and other Stellar Rites of Initiation. Heather Carmen and Oliver St. John perform a dramatisation of some of the Phoenix Ritual. We also include here Astrology of the Holy Guardian Angel Part Two. We cover what Edwin C. Steinbrecher called ‘Alien Powers’ in a natal horoscope. © Oliver S ...…
 
Episode 16: We move on to the grade of Dominus Liminis and investigate relations between the Holy Guardian Angel and the astrological natal chart. We therefore include an overview of the subject of Hermetic Astrology. Astrology is frequently neglected by modern students, and sometimes even completely ignored. We will use as case studies the hor ...…
 
The grade of Philosophus 4=7 is here discussed. We look at the subject of building an Astral Temple. The magical temple is conceived as a pyramid in the grade of Neophyte, but it does not stop there. The ‘Z’ formula by which the Probationer passes to Neophyte is used for talismans, evocation and all manner of magical work. We therefore take a l ...…
 
Here is the second and final part of the H. P. Lovecraft short story, The Haunter of the Dark, narrated by Oliver St. John. © Oliver St. John 2016 © ‘Endecha’ Prelude in D Minor by Francisco Tarrega performed and recorded by Oliver St. John; ‘Transition (improvisation)’ by Oliver St. John. Visit Ordo Astri, Thelemic Magical Collegium: www.ordoa ...…
 
In Episode 12 of this series we discussed the new book, ‘Dreaming Thelema of Kenneth Grant and H. P. Lovecraft’. The book features 17 surrealist paintings created as part of the project. It also includes three complete short stories by H. P. Lovecraft: Nyarlathotep, The Crawling Chaos, and The Haunter of the Dark, plus a reconstruction of the L ...…
 
A short lecture on the grade of Practicus, the third initiated degree. We will be discussing various aspects of the grade work and Ordo Astri, the Order of the Star. Also included is an entertaining, illustrated talk focussed on the new book, ‘Dreaming Thelema of Kenneth Grant and H. P. Lovecraft’. This includes readings from two H. P. Lovecraf ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast, Episode 11: Thelema: Romance of the Magical Orders. “What is a valid magical Order?” “What is Thelema?” These are frequently asked questions. As there is so much doubt and confusion around Thelemic magical Orders, Oliver St. John discusses the question of validity. He also provides an in-depth examination of what Thel ...…
 
This podcast episode features an in-depth interview with Oliver St. John, who is usually the host of this podcast. Oliver St. John is the author of books on a range of esoteric subjects, including the magical philosophy of Thelema, Hermetic Qabalah, ritual magick, esoteric astrology and the Tarot. He is also the founder of Ordo Astri, an intern ...…
 
We are still dealing with the grade of Zelator, the second initiated degree. The grade of Zelator is symbolised by Yesod on the Hermetic Tree of Life, and symbolises the full entry into Yetzirah, the Qabalistic world better known as the Astral Plane. We will be discussing various aspects of the grade work. In addition, we will discuss the techn ...…
 
We now pass from the grade of Neophyte to that of Zelator, the second initiated degree. The grade of Zelator is symbolised by Yesod on the Hermetic Tree of Life, so sometimes the 2=9 grade or Second Degree is called the grade of Air. This seems an appropriate time to discuss Enochian Magick and, in particular, the magical operation called the S ...…
 
Who or what is this Devil, adored by the witches? The term itself, “Witches Sabbath”, is archaic and bound up with many false trails. A Catholic clergyman dreamed up ‘Witchcraft’ in the 15th century – and all the trappings of frogs, black cats and women riding upon broomsticks. It was the same notion that sent thousands of women and men to the ...…
 
Previously we explored some of the work of a Neophyte in the magical grade of Earth, especially the formula of magical talismans. Here we continue with the grade of Neophyte, and will complete our discussion of magical talismans with a dramatisation of the ceremonial method of consecrating and charging a talisman with the powers of Mercury, und ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast 05: Previously we explored the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram and the Middle Pillar Exercise. We now pass from the grade of Probationer to that of Neophyte, the first initiated degree. The grade of Neophyte is symbolised by Malkuth on the Hermetic Tree of Life, so sometimes the 1=10 grade or First Degree is called the ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast 04: Previously we explored the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram in detail. Continuing with the Foundation work of a Probationer, we will now discuss a cornerstone of modern Hermetic Tantra-Yoga, known as the Middle Pillar Exercise. Later in the broadcast, Heather Carmen will take us through a step-by-step guide to the Mi ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast 03: In this first series of Temple of Babalon podcasts we will provide an overview of the grades of initiation. We begin here with the Foundation, the work of a Probationer to the Order. Heather Carmen will take us through a step-by-step guide to the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram. © Oliver St. John 2014 Visit Ordo Ast ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast Episode 02: On 23 May 1587 Elizabethan mage John Dee and his clairvoyant assistant Edward Kelly performed a simple rite for the purpose of instruction “in the understanding and practice of wisdom”. The result was a beautiful and truly remarkable oracle received from the goddess Babalon, whose mystery is that she is a h ...…
 
Temple of Babalon Podcast Episode 01: This podcast tutorial is for those who want to learn how to practice and understand the method of Tarot dignities based on the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth. To apply meaning to the Tarot, we first have to understand how the four principles or magical elements relate to each other in ...…
 
Jeremy D Johnson, MA is an author, editor, integral scholar, teacher and lecturer. We discuss his new book, Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness, from Revelore Press, exploring Gebser's theories of consciousness, animism, ontology, Deleuze and Guattari, and much more.He has worked as a staff editor for Reality Sandwi ...…
 
I'm joined by Dr. Jason Josephson-Storm, chair of the Department of Religion at Williams College, to discuss his book, The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences. In it, he writes, "The most familiar story in the history of science is disenchantment - magic's exit from the henceforth law-governed world." I ...…
 
Eric G. Wilson and I explore themes of melancholy and madness, the value of artistic ambiguity, finding your voice as a writer and person, William Blake and David Lynch, longing, dark nights of the soul, Gnosticism, letting go of trying to find meaning, and vulnerability and the complexities of masculinity while discussing his new book Polaris ...…
 
Have you ever thought about the fact that you put a series of symbols on a piece of paper or a screen, share it with others, and directly transmit messages and ideas that can change their consciousness? It's called writing and I say it's actual magic - and I'm not alone! This solo episode is a brief exploration of the links between writing and ...…
 
Tiernan and Murph talk about that weird mask singing show.
 
Spoilers for Enter the Spiderverse! Tiernan and Murph talk about that movie!
 
Dr. Angela Voss and I discuss “A Methodology of the Imagination,” transformative learning, magical and divinatory ways of knowing, balancing the rational and the intuitive, scholarship as initiation, the personal daimon and the daimonic, and Marsilio Ficino’s astrological music therapy. Dr. Angela Voss is Programme Director for the MA in Myth, ...…
 
Tiernan and Murph mostly talk about Babaylon 5
 
Dr. Vanessa Sinclair and I explore psychoanalysis, society, the unconscious, sexuality and its subversive power, identity, the cut-up method, creativity, art, magic, and more.Dr. Vanessa Sinclair is a psychoanalyst in independent practice who sees patients internationally, specializing in online and remote treatment. A founding member of Das Un ...…
 
We discuss ancestor work and its particular significance for queer, trans, and "gender blessed" folks, sexual liberation, sexual trauma, the intersection of sex, magick, and science, and more.Pavini Moray (pronoun: Pe) is a somatic sex therapist and ancestral lineage healing practitioner in private practice in San Francisco, mainly working with ...…
 
Ted Hand and I explore the worlds of the science fiction writer Philip K. Dick and the relationship of his work to Gnosticism, alchemy, Renaissance magic, late capitalism, and power structures. We discuss questions of reality, madness, and a new wave of scholar/practitioners in esoteric studies who are blazing new terrain, bridging personal exp ...…
 
Geoff, Tiernan and Murph do some chat and print some plastic
 
This conversation with Nick Walker is focused around the notion of neuroqueering and neuroqueer fiction as an approach to subversion and transformation. We talk about cultural norms around gender, sexuality, and cognition; cognitive liberty; weird fiction; madness; the war on the imagination; how to embrace being flamingly weird; and why, in th ...…
 
Geoff Tiernan and Murph have another chat
 
Author, screenwriter, and filmmaker JF Martel and I discuss weirdness, the surreal quality of experience, art arising from the primordial or from the imaginal realm, why society attempts to bury the weird or chaotic beneath normality and conventionality, Stranger Things, Twin Peaks, Jaws, the daimonic, dreams, and the ways that art can disrupt ...…
 
Murph Geoff and Tiernan talk about them trailers
 
Murph, Geoff and Tiernan have squad goals.
 
This is a short solo episode announcing a new direction for the podcast! Includes an homage to my favorite and most influential podcasts and an exploration of the term "subversive" as a living, breathing force or entity.Notes:Chambers, S. A., Carver, T. (2008). Judith Butler and Political Theory. London: Routledge.Peterle, Astrid. 2009. Thinkin ...…
 
Geoff, Tiernan, and Murph talk about their DragonCon experience.
 
In this episode I'm joined by Vincent Brown, whose doctoral research research centers around The Work that Reconnects, a theoretical framework and workshop methodology for personal and social change developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology. Vincent's dissertation study is on men's work in the con ...…
 
Eric Peterson joins us for a wide-ranging conversation based in his work as an outdoor adventure leader and scholar of all things ecological. We explore topics such as ecological consciousness; the interconnectedness of the socio-political, ecological, and psychological; ecolinguistics; ecopsychology; the importance of story; why an animist vie ...…
 
Murph, Geoff and Tiernan does talks about his travels
 
Tiernan, Geoff and Murph discuss why Robin would say a cuss
 
Dan and Dr. Adrian Mack have a wide-ranging discussion that includes film studies, media studies, cultural studies, fiction writing, the Black Arts Movement, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., disrupting "business as usual," the co-opting of social change and liberatory movements , and Christianity as a force for liberation.Dr. Adrian Mack ...…
 
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In this episode with Dr. May Elawar, we discuss postcolonial feminism, epistemic vigilance, how can knowledge liberate rather than oppress, knowledge at the borderlands, going a step beyond identity politics, spiritual activism, being and becoming, interdependence, Gloria Anzaldua and conocimiento, Starhawk's work and vision for humanity, decol ...…
 
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