Aaron David talks about his dream from the last Lunar eclipse in which he was shown black mirrors and heard the phrase "inexplicable darkness" spoken to him. It turns out as well that the magic mirror plays heavily into his work with the Goetic spirit Seer. We also hear a reading of Aleister Crowley's "The Wizard Way", followed with a tale of an experiment in money magic, the stock market and the company called Neptune.
Aaron David gives Hua-Ching Ni's commentary on Hexagram 38, which is most pertinent in this episode, in which he also attacks Christianity, through Nietzsche's Antichrist. We move on to a parody of Christianity by Reverend David, followed by the Orphic Hymn to Hermes and Liber Israfel.
Aaron David talks about a dream quest into the Underworld and then shares Terence DuQuesne's version of PGM XXIII, which is a missing section of Homer's Odyssey, provided by Julius Africanus. This is followed by DuQesne's commentary from his book Jackal at the Shaman's Gate which you can find for free here.
Merry ho-hos! Aaron David and Kelly are back this Xmas Eve for another shit show! Sit back by the Yule log and enjoy stories of unimaginable bowel movements!
Aaron David and Kelly are joined by Roejen Razorwire of the Project Archivist podcast! Roejen shares stories with us in the season of the witch, so get your pumpkin-spiced whatever, light up some candles and turn the lights out for story time with Roe.
Here we have a reading from John Bell's article on Yesod, a reading of Crowley's poem, "Moon Wane", and talk around Kelly's heart attack and the life alterations that's to bring both of us. The article on the Masonic 3 Pillars I couldn't think of was none other than Tracy Twyman's Hidden Hyperspace Kingdoms for the Elite: Daumal’s Mt. Analogue, Disney’s Plus Ultra Tomorrowland, and Ayn Rand’s Atlantis, which is worth a read.
Catch this special simulcast on Project: Archivist as well! Huge thanks to Roejen Razorwire for the invite to participate in this interview and for giving me permission to share it on CtW! Roejen Razorwire and Aaron David chat with E.R. Vernor (Corvis Nocturnum) about his revised book, "Lilith: From Ancient Lore to Modern Culture". Find Eric and much more cool stuff at Dark Moon Press.
First a reading from The Third Chinese Patriarch, or Hsin Hsin Ming, followed by Kelly's and Aaron David's musings and weird experiences from just before the time of Aaron's Lunar Initiation.
Aaron David is joined by Erik Arneson of Arnemancy and My Alchemical Bromance podcast. Erik has over 25 years of experience with Tarot and has studied Hermeticism for almost two decades. His studies have given him a deep and knowledgeable connection to the cards. Erik says, "Reading cards for another person is intended to simply be entertainment, but there is definitely a message that the cards convey. Their images speak to archetypal ideas within us, and that’s a tool that can be used for greater self-awareness and communication with our unconscious minds."
Spiro and Aaron David have a chat with Len about his research and work pertaining to the the Stele of Jeu from the Greek Magical Papyri. It is a rite that is at the center of the Western Esoteric Tradition and has been known as "The Bornless Rite", "The Headless Ritual", "The Preliminary Invocation of the Goetia," "The Invocation of the Heart Girt with a Serpent" and of course, Liber Samekh.
Len has translated Dimitri Meeks' paper pertaining to the Masked Headless God, from French, and you can find that right here. Show Len some CtW love by giving his work a thumbs up! This interview brings me closer yet to having some grasp of my own experience of the Akephalos. If you enjoy the show, please share it around!
Kelly and Aaron David reveal more dream revelations pertaining to the Solar Eclipse and then Aaron David's interview with returning guest Spiro Nidelkos of triplesnake.com! This was a rather spontaneous conversation covering many topics, from Crowley to Headlessness to glossolalia Ganesha and much more!
As a side note, the dreams we talk about were read in Charm the Water's Patreon only After Hours #2. The two original blog posts of the dreams can be found on Aaron David's old blog, here & here.
Aaron David talks about the Heart Sutra, the 14th Aethyr, Crowley, the A.A., Zen Koans, Chaos, Babalon, the City of Pyramids, Binah, and how it is all these things relate....maybe...
Things are getting pretty weird at the old farmhouse in Mars Hill. Aaron David and Kelly share spooky true stories from their new residence in the woods. Included is a sound bite that caused Aaron David to stop recording the show Wednesday night (it was probably an owl).
Broadcasting from where the mountains end, Aaron David rambles as if moonstruck, answering such questions as why you can't sit in Lotus, why it is tick tock and not tock tick, and why Virgo is about to give birth.