Category Archives: Podcasts

Magical Primer Part 4: The Walls Came Tumbling Down

So, is Alan confused or what?

First he tells us that magic will provide the truth regarding life, the universe, and everything, then he tells us we can make any idea the truth.

Just what the hell does whacking off over a sigil for some cash have to do with enlightenment?

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For a free book based on the transcripts of the Magical Primer series, please see The Camel Rides Again: A Primer in Magick.

 

Magical Primer Part 2: The Art of Experiencing Truth

The second part of Alan’s Magical Primer series, where he debunks some ‘magical laws’ and provides a basic understanding of how to perform any magical act.

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For a free book based on the transcripts of the Magical Primer series, please see The Camel Rides Again: A Primer in Magick.

 

Magical Primer Part 1: The Science of Experiencing Truth

The first part of Alan’s introduction to magic, where he discusses the raison d’etre of magic and how to go about becoming a magician.

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For a free book based on the transcripts of the Magical Primer series, please see The Camel Rides Again: A Primer in Magick.

 

004 – The Limits of Chaos

Is traditionalist magic simply ‘mysticism’? What’s wrong with ‘mysticism’ anyway? The Baptists get vocal against the materialist current in contemporary magic.

magic for material ends • the poverty of contemporary magic • how to gain your immortal soul • Gurdjieff and surplus energy • alchemy and mortal gods • why magic is not for everyone • the retreat into religion • techniques as ‘roadmaps’ • why no map is big enough • finding the right direction • fear of work • ‘I was going to have a wank anyway’ • re-reading Liber Null • models of self-development • the North American emphasis • Phil Farber and NLP • the retreat into traditionalism • pre- versus post-conventional magic • taking the best from traditional and post-modern magic • faith in the model • a Buddhist model • some unavoidable semantics: ‘belief’ or ‘faith’? • the Christian Fundamentalist paradigm • the aim becomes the process • beyond ideas • enlightenment • the process is the teacher

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Crossing the Abyss Part 1: How to cross the abyss and what to expect

The first of Alan’s two part solo podcast dealing with crossing the abyss. Part 1 will tell you what crossing the abyss means, how to go about it and how to recognise the abyss when it creeps up on you.

A transcript of this podcast is available.

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