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The Infinite and the Beyond: Episode #011: Coincidence and Synchronicity

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In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, in this coincidental episode I explore the Principle of Cause and Effect as we continue with our journey through The Kybalion, which opens a slew of issues for us to analyze and consider as we try and understand the functions of cosmos.

We talk with South Jersey singer songwriter Stacey Fitzpatrick to learn about her music, her spiritual interests, and her passion for professional wrestling. I even play some of her great music during the course of the episode.

In A Corner in the Occult we learn all about influential Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung and his ideas of the Archetype, the Collective Unconscious, and Synchronicity; as we realize how much occultism and the paranormal played a part in his theories and understanding of the human mind.

I read some of the listener email that came in since Episode #010 – Death and Necromancy and we find out which lucky listener won the resin pentacle wall plaque and I announce the music CD contest for Episode 12!

We even talk with local High Priest PanOrpheus about divination and his upcoming workshop at the Ecumenicon Interfaith Conference occurring at the end of March in Potomac, Maryland.

And to close, I try and make sense of all the crazy stuff that we’ve unearthed during this episode. Enjoy!

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The Infinite and the Beyond: Episode #010: Death and Necromancy

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What does it mean to truly die and what how do those in our lives, past and present, effect our existence? In this extra long episode of The Infinite and the Beyond we talk about death, the greatest rite of passage of them all by addressing its meaning and reality as well as how it affects the meaning of life.

We talk to Ray Sette about being a Psychic Astrologer. We discuss his experiences with the paranormal, death, the afterlife, as well as the current pop culture frenzy surrounding December 21, 2012.

We learn about occult history’s dynamic duo, Dr. John Dee and Sir Edward Kelley, as well as their most influential contribution to western esotericism, Enochian Magic, in A Corner in the Occult.

I read listener email and we find out which two lucky listeners won the goathead wall plaques from Episode #008 – That Old Black Magick. I share some personal stories regarding my experiences with death and medical cadavers.

And to close we discuss necromancy, Spiritualism, ouija boards, electronic voice phenomena (EVP), and I play and breakdown one of my favorite EVPs that I’ve recorded over the years.

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From SittingNow.co.uk:

This weeks guest is author Jim Marrs

Our Guest this episode, Jim Marrs

We take a break from the recent onslaught of occult-related episodes, and delve head-first into the world of conspiracy theory with legendary author Jim Marrs. Jim is the author of the New York Times bestseller Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy, Above Top Secret, The Sisterhood of the Rose and many more.

This week, we discuss: Did the Nazis ever really go away, Who killed JFK, was Lee Harvey Oswald a Patsy or the lone gunman, and much more.

Joining Ken is SittingNow veteran Jacob ‘JW’ Williams, a man plauged with questions about the Kennedy assassination. One such question, “was Kennedy’s door open?”, is now available for your digestion:

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Jacob’s eagle-eye spotted this…

Enjoy!



The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #009 — Pagan Pride Day

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In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we show our south Jersey pride by revisiting South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, which occurred back on October 11th, 2009. Despite what you’ve heard, we learn that Pagan Pride has nothing to do with joining a biker gang! As here on the east coast some people may not be so sure of that fact and we become exposed to the Pagan Pride Project which is an international organization and phenomena.

We speak with Henry Buchy about the Feri Tradition. Henry is a Feri Initiate, teacher and member of The Covenant of Rhiannon, which is a coven based down in the historic town of Cape May New Jersey and is proclaimed as being the oldest etsablished coven in South Jersey Area. He was also one of the presenters at Pagan Pride Day this year!

In A Corner in the Occult, we learn about Gerald Gardner, the Father of Wicca, who was a British civil servant in Malayasia during the early years of the 20th century. He had a great appreciation for native cultures and ritual and was an amatuer anthropologist, author, and world traveler. Strangely enough, he didn’t get involved with the British witchcraft tradition until he retired to the New Forest area of England in the 1930s.

We speak with South Jersey Pagan Pride secretary Janet Mays. I read listener letters. And to close I sit back down to recap the day with Amie Tolomeo who we spoke with in Episode #007 – Paganism and Being Pagan. All this and more!

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Right Where You Are Sitting Now presents:

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We continue our occult exploration this week with seminal author Donald Michael Kraig. Donald is the author of the best-selling titles: ‘Modern Magick’ and ‘Modern Sex Magick‘, and has recently authored his first novel ‘The Resurection Murders‘. This is our longest interview to date, kept at its almost full original length because we enjoyed Don’s company so much.

This week we discuss: Being a ‘modern magician’, Sex Magick, Tantra, Initatory orders, Occult novels, secret rituals of certain orders, how a magickal order should survive the information age, and much more.

I am joined this week in the palacial SittingNow studio by new co-hosts Cameron Leonard-Schroff, and Paul Powney.


SittingNow.com have employed the A.I. powers of Disinformation the Podcast host Joe McFall to kick off their new and improved ‘CounterTech’ series.

This week, IBM scientists and their university partners announced a breakthrough in cognitive computing research: the simulation of a brain the size of a cat’s. Using 144 terabytes of RAM and almost 150,000 processors, scientists were able to model a neural cortex with 1 billion simulated neurons and 10 billion synaptic connections. The researchers have subsequently been awarded $16.1 million for completion of phase 0 of DARPA’s SYNAPSE project. The goal of SYNAPSE (Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics), according to DARPA, is “to develop electronic neuromorphic machine technology that scales to biological levels.” In layman’s terms, their goal is to put simulated brains onto microchips…


After a pretty lengthy break from the world of podcasting, Ken Eakins (Sitting Now) and Raymond Wiley (disinformation) return with a real 90 minute treat!

This weeks guest, Mitch Horowitz, is the author of the excellent new book Occult America: How Mysticism Shaped our Nation. Mitch has held a lifelong interest in the Occult and Supernatural, and after pursuing the subject for as long, naturally, became the editor of one of the largest publishers of Occult and Supernatural works Tarcher/Penguin.

In this weeks episodes we discuss: Freemasons, Mesmirism, Theosophy, Astrology and the dark side of American occultism…



The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #008 — That Old Black Magick

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In this episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we eplore the darker aspects of occult history by tracing the origins of the black magick tradition to the ancient grimoires and the early years of the Catholic Church in A Corner in the Occult.

We take a personal stab and hopefully kill the concepts of good and evil as we study how they are understood and often applied in one’s life. We have some fun with a capital W which addresses a long standing concern of mine.

In our journey through The Kybalion, we look into the Principle of Polarity which addresses polaric concepts and their empty dependence on each other and their illusionary, if not typically superficial, professed separatness.

I read listener email and announce a contest for this episode. I play a variety of show promos in support of the podkin and other podcasts I enjoy. All this and more as we address the controversial idea and existence of black magick from a traditional as well as from a philosophical perspective throughout the entirety of the show.

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Disinformation: The Podcast – 2010: Science or Superstition with Alexandra Bruce

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Woo-woo (or just plain woo) is a term used, often in a dismissive way, by skeptics for dealing with phenomena that can’t be verified by independent evidence, but yet, many people strongly believe in. So who better to investigate the “woo-woo” world of the present-day 2012 phenomenon than author Alexandra Bruce (Beyond The Bleep, Beyond The Secret), no stranger to the realm where pop culture and the esoteric collide.

Raymond Wiley and Joe McFall, hosts of our monthly interview series Disinformation: The Podcast, talk with Alexandra about her new book 2012: Science Or Superstition, a companion to the Disinformation documentary of the same name.



The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #007 — Paganism and Being Pagan

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In this episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we have a discussion of the meaning of the word Paganism and explore the idea of being Pagan with Amie Tolomeo co-owner of Sun and Moon a south Jersey Metaphysical Shoppe and co-coordinator of the South Jersey Pagan Pride Day. Amie offers us some wonderful feedback from her own path, life and her experience as a metaphysical store owner and organizer of major local yearly south Jersey event.

I respond to listener email and getting into a personal reveal about paranormal investigation. Like how to spot poor investigative practices, recognize misinformed and disfunctional ghost hunter groups before you even get involved with them, as well as how to debunk paranormal reality television as if that needed to be addressed! If you have a favorite ghost TV show you could be in for a surprise. Check it out!

We learn about Hermes Trismegistus and Hermeticism in A Corner of the Occult. Hermes and his alleged legacy is the foundation for western esotericism, occultism, and modern paganism. The thrice greatest man himself is not to go unrecognized by anyone from the western mystery tradition come and find out why!

We see who won the copy of Arthur Hinds’ album Poetry of Wonder, whom we met in episode six. And as we continue with our journey through The Kybalion we discuss the Principle of Vibration. It’s a big episode! Enjoy!

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The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #006 — The Modern Spirit of Paganism

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In this episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we learn about the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn in A Corner in the Occult. The order itself remains as one of the most influential hermetic mystery orders of its kind. Uniting Hermeticism, Qabalah, ceremonial magick, Rosicrucian teachings and more, into a colorful, elaborate grade based initiatory tradition which continues to inspire and entice many walkers of the western mystery tradition to this day.

We talk with musician Arthur Hinds about his new solo album, Poetry of Wonder and I play “Cast Away” and “Pantheon” from it. Not only is Arthur a solo artist, but he also one of the members of Emerald Rose and very prominent pagan musical group, who has over five albums and has been featured on the documentary Ringers, Lord of the Fans. Arthur was happy to sit with us and discuss his new album, the stories behind some of the music, and his inspiration for them as well.

We see who won the contest from Episode #005 – The Nature of Nature and announce a contest for the next episode. We explore the value of change in honor of International Pagan Values Blogging Month started by PAX over at the Chrysalis Blog. Many religious and spiritual traditions have difficulty adapting to the ever evolving world often due to their theology and cosmology; an issue which seems to be nonexistent in most current forms of paganism.

In our third installment of The Kybalion we go over the Principle of Correspondence. Occultism is often rooted in relationships and the effects and causes of those relationships and the Principle of Correspondence goes over why these connections exist.

Do we have to observe the sabbats as explained in the books we read or are their other ways for us to express our faith? To answer this question, I discuss The Modern Spirit of Paganism, which is a seminar I did for South Jersey’s Pagan Pride Day back in 2006. Come and found this out and more in this episode!

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