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This is a weekly podcast about astrology, art, and spiritual adventure with astrologer, Chris Flisher. This show offers a wide array of astrological topics and stretches into art, and spirituality and the connectedness of all of these themes. Interesting topics, educational segments, and progressive discussions about evolving humanity and the planet for the greater good of all.
 
Psychic pianists, prophetic instrument makers, and orchestral meditators--Secret Sound features marginalized American composers, whose work is drawn from intuitive experience and esoteric tradition. Each episode explores an individual artist, focusing on their musical works, creative process, biography, and esoteric influences. Along the way we'll encounter the philosophies of New Thought, Theosophy, spiritualism, Kabbalah, Enochian magic, and more.
 
Judge wrote this book because he saw a need for a book about Theosophy that everyone could understand. Discussed are after-death states, reincarnation, karma, the pitfalls of pseudo-occultism, the 7 natures of man, cyclic evolution, sages and adepts, psychic phenomena and more. Although the book is fairly elementary it will help you in your journey, whether you are just starting out or have been at it for years. - Summary by kirk202
 
In her autobiography, Annie Besant poignantly writes of her search for the truth of what she believed in, leaving Christianity behind to embrace Atheism, and ultimately finding her peace in Theosophy, which she became interested in after meeting Helena Blavatsky. She moved to India to better study Theosophical ideas and this is where she made her home until her death. She was a gifted orator and writer, often speaking and writing on her religious beliefs, as well as women's rights and social ...
 
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Welcome to episode 32, “The Queen of Number-Vibration” featuring New Jersey author, feminist, and pioneer of American numerology, Sarah Joanna Balliett (1847?-1929)—though she is better known by her husband’s name as Mrs. L. Dow Balliett. Synthesizing occult numerology, Pythagorean and New Thought philosophy, as well as the oratory teachings of Fra…
 
Today on Soul Search, we encounter meditation and stillness in unexpected places. From the streets in the U.S. at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, to the third floor of Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art. We meet U.S. activist and Dharma practitioner Dr Rima Vesely-Flad and Lindy Lee, one of Australia’s most significant contemporary …
 
From the man who brought you tree-phones, the OG Spotify, and started the first Air Force AS A SIDE HUSTLE just to make you feel lazy...make way for Muzak. The company that became a genre and ruffled a lot of feathers with their made-to-ignore bland creations. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, c…
 
Ursula Rakova's home in the Carteret Islands of Papua New Guinea is in danger of being washed away. The Catholic community organizer reflects on the challenges of relocating the Islanders, and the role faith plays in her life. And, Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad on Europe's first eco-mosque, combining Islamic ideas of nature with green technologies.…
 
Dr Rose Elu, an elder from Saibai Island, reflects on the impact of climate change on the Torres Strait, and the role faith plays in fostering her connection to the land. And, what does the recovery of Aboriginal place names for Dyarubbin (the Hawkesbury River) mean about how we remember the past, and think about the future?…
 
Welcome to Episode 31, “The Oracle of the East Village,” featuring filmmaker, painter, musical ethnographer, and occult magician, Harry Smith (1923-1991). Smith is best known for his influential 6-LP Anthology of American Folk Music, as well as his experimental films and paintings, all of which he designed according to esoteric correspondence syste…
 
Welcome to episode 30, The Prince of Darkness, featuring Lithuanian-American composer, film scorer, violin prodigy, and band leader Prince Massard Kurzhene (1900-1989). Having graduated from a Russian conservatory and begun touring Europe at the age of 12, Kurzhene found his voice in New York City’s vaudeville circuit, where he would express the su…
 
Do you believe the spirits of the dead can speak to you through white noise? Do you want to find a special Paranormal Pal? In this deep dive episode, we listen to spooky EVPs (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and try to figure out if Jolie's house is haunted. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comment…
 
This week marks ten years since Mary MacKillop — Australia’s first and so far only Catholic saint — was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI. But how much do you know about Mary? And why is she informally remembered as the 'patron saint of trouble makers'? On Soul Search today, Meredith Lake finds out with the help of Sister Mary Ellen O’Donoghue and Car…
 
Welcome to episode 29, The Magic Rustling, featuring renowned filmmaker, painter, and musician David Lynch (1946-present). From Eraserhead to the latest season of Twin Peaks, Lynch has forged a dream-soaked art so abstractly unique that it spawned the adjective Lynchian to describe anything like it. Known primarily for the visual worlds he creates,…
 
Welcome to episode 28, A Sound Within, featuring Buddhist musician, poet, translator, and world traveler, Louise Landes Levi. She has translated renowned mystic writers such as Mirabai, René Daumal, and Henri Michaux. She's released over a dozen books of her own poetry, like Guru Punk and The Book L. Having studied with Annapurna Devi, Ali Akbar Kh…
 
It's Spooky Season, bitches! In honor of Halloween we decided to use this episode to fuck around, errrr, record some true scary stories including everything from witches hating Muzak executives to EVPs that will make your butt clench up. WELCOME TO SEASON TWO!!! Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions,…
 
In the final episode of our series The Bigger Picture, we're joined by renowned scholar of Princeton University, Professor Elaine Pagels. Professor Pagels has spent decades seeking to understand religion, and as her latest book reveals, this isn’t a merely academic exercise, but a quest bound up with her own experience of life, and bereavement.…
 
Domestication Syndrome is not what happens when you move in with your new partner and stop shaving your legs. Join us for a shallow dive into the basics of domestication including why we can't ride zebras and how some people think we humans domesticated ourselves. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email question…
 
What are the possibilities for a grounded spirituality, in the aftermath of colonisation? Indigenous theologian Garry Deverell has lived the search for a spirituality that connects land and body. He joins Meredith Lake in part three of our series The Bigger Picture, to discuss ritual, reconnection and reconciliation.…
 
It doesn't take a genius to see the world spinning out of control. A pandemic, wild fires, unhinged leaders. The list goes on and on. So what do we do about it and how do we make sense of it all? As the autumn unfolds we are marching towards what might be the most important election in a century. Listen as your host, Chris Flisher discusses this to…
 
This one took forever to release because of extreme technical f@!kery, but here it is. Let's do a super shallow dive on Ghislaine Maxwell, notorious partner of Jeffrey Epstein, who famously had a super secret island where he'd "hire" underaged "massage therapists" for himself and his famous friends. We will also discuss why aluminum foil won't hide…
 
Welcome to episode 27, “Dance of the Seven Rays,” featuring Armenian priest, author, teacher, and composer/performer Torkom Saraydarian (1915-1997). Raised in Turkey, he survived the Armenian genocide to become a minister in the Armenian Apostolic Church. Immigrating to California, Saraydarian continued work as a minister, but increasingly devoted …
 
What do the #metoo movement, political secularism and the widespread sympathy for Black Lives Matter have in common? According to historian Tom Holland, they all point to the residual influence of Christianity on the west. In the first episode of our 4-part series The Bigger Picture, best selling author and historian Tom Holland chats to RN's Mered…
 
As we evolve we become more aware of the world that surrounds us and all its mysteries. Hardship, disenchantment are all by-products of our growth process. As we face difficulties we must see them as lessons in evolution. It is only when we learn that we truly evolve. Join your host, Chris Flisher as he discusses "Merchants of Light" with Dr. Betty…
 
#religion. Videos with that tag have over 600 million views on Tik Tok, the video sharing app popular with teenagers. It’s clear that social media is changing how we express and explore faith. On Soul Search today, meet the vegan priest on Instagram Jennie Hogberg, hijabi influencer Yasmin Jay, and Rabbi Lee Weissman who goes by Jihadi Jew on Twitt…
 
ARCHIVED SHOW: Are we on this earthly plane for only one journey or do we have a lesson to learn before we can return as a new being? Astrology is based on the concept of reincarnation. And yet this topic has fascinated people throughout the ages. Do we come back? If so in what form? These are serious topics with great depth and my guest in this ar…
 
For National Science Week, Soul Search is joined by two scholars who have thought deeply about AI and its implications for what it means to be human. Professor John Lennox is an internationally renowned writer and speaker on the interface of science and Christianity, and Dr Nikki Mirghafori is both an AI scientist and Dharma teacher in the Theravad…
 
Just a little teaser trailer...or a warning. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comments, and topic suggestions to info@ireadathing.com or visit us at ireadathing.com. You can also subscribe and message us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Music: "A Magical Journey Through Space" by L…
 
It's been 100 years since the death of the great German intellectual, Max Weber. He was only fifty-six at the time, but left behind several landmark works and a whole new discipline — sociology — that still affects how we view religion now. In this episode, Meredith Lake chats with Sociology Professor Adam Possamai on Weber's legacy before speaking…
 
Mars is in Aries for close to six months this year. Not only is that exceptionally long, but it happens in Aries where it is the ruling planet. What can we expect during this phase? Do our projects get put on hold? Do we stop to reconsider our journey? These and many more are the subject of this discussion between Chris and Debra Clement.…
 
America in the 1950s was a special time full of Elvis Presley, The Golden Age of Television, and LSD brainwashing initiatives covertly run by the CIA. Join us on a deep dive of MK Ultra that will make you question any remaining American pride you may have. Fan mail, hate mail, entries from your dream diary...we want them all! Email questions, comme…
 
Welcome to episode 26, “The High Priestess of Delphi,” featuring composer, choreographer, master weaver, and Sapphic feminist, Eva Palmer-Sikelianos (1874-1952). After almost founding a lesbian artist colony on the Greek island of Lesbos with fellow Sapphic pioneer, Natalie Barney, Eva wedded renowned Greek poet, Angelos Sikelianos. Fusing their re…
 
The medieval mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you said in life was ‘thank you’, that would be enough.” It sounds simple, doesn’t it? But there’s more to gratitude than it seems. Professor Mona Siddiqui – one of Britain's most influential public intellectuals – tells RN’s Meredith Lake about her latest project on Christian and M…
 
As we look out at the world we see a species besieged by a disease that has brought havoc to every corner of our lives. Nothing is as it once was and we are in despair. Supposing the worst is yet to come? What if we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg? Join your host, Chris Flisher as he speaks with mundane astrologer, Theodore White on the upco…
 
Welcome to Episode 25, “The Dawnbreakers,” featuring Russell & Gina Garcia. Raised in Oakland, CA, Russell Garcia (1916-2011) was a world-renowned composer, arranger, and conductor, working for decades with jazz icons, as well as for major Hollywood film and tv productions. Gina Mauriello Garcia (1931-present) is a singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, …
 
How do musicians give new expression to ancient beliefs and practices? Ivan Moody is an Orthodox priest and one of the world’s leading composers of contemporary Orthodox music, taking ancient traditions of chant into new spaces for the twenty first century. And, we meet two young Latvian-Australians who are reviving the pre-Christian folk tradition…
 
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