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Initiation and the Gnostic Revival with Gabriel D Roberts – Free Radical Media

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In this installment of the Free Radical Media podcast, the Free Rad crew speaks with author and thinker Gabriel D. Roberts. Roberts. He is the author of such books as “Born Again to Rebirth” and his latest, “The Quest for Gnosis,” as well as writing for such publications as VICE Magazine, Reality Sandwich, and Disinformation. Roberts discusses his personal, spiritual journey from strict Christianity to what he describes as a “more fluid worldview,” with a heavy focus on Gnostic philosophy. He also discusses his latest book, a collection of interviews with such minds as Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman and many more. An enlightening and engaging conversation.

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Dissecting Wicca

The Infinite and the BeyondPodcast: Episode #019 — Dissecting Wicca

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In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we dissect and learn about the contemporary pagan religion known of as Wicca. We speculate about some of its primary roots and influences and go into more depth than most books on subject ever seem to go. Find out what makes Wicca what it is and what makes a Wiccan a Wiccan in this break down of the religion of Wicca.

We learn about Doreen Valiente in this episode's edition of A Corner in the Occult. The famed Mother of Modern Witchcraft played a crucial role in the existence and development of Wicca throughout the entirety of the twentieth century. Doreen was one of Gerald Gardners early High Priestesses and later authored of several well respected texts on witchcraft and became the Patron of the Center for Pagan Studies in 1995.

In the Essence of Magick we look into the idea, practice, and significance of ritual initiation and the role it plays in groups and in religions such as Wicca. We even discuss the idea behind the popular modern Wiccan practice of self-initiation and looking into the reality and practicality of such a ceremony. I also read some listener messages and to close we discuss advanced Wicca and ways in which one can enrich their religious experience.

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