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Interview with Frater Enatheleme on Aleister Crowley - June 29, 2013

 

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Aleister Crowley is a much maligned figure in our culture. On this show we set as much of the record straight as possible. A brilliant man, far ahead of his time, who has had a profound impact on our modern culture, is often wrongly accused of being a Satanist, a Black Magician, or worse. He had fun with these misconceptions, but the ignorance of who and what Aleister Crowley was, is something we clear up. Crowley was a brilliant man, an record setting mountain climber, a ceremonial Magickian, and someone who deeply explored our various states of consciousness. He practiced Yoga, and revived many old and lost spiritual traditions. He was also openly bi-sexual when it was in no way acceptable. Crowley died on December 1, 1947.
 
This night we spoke with Frater EnathelemeFrater Enatheleme has been an autodidact for most of his adulthood. He is now a student of biomedical physics at Portland Community College and Portland State University, a NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholar, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa honor society.
 
Frater Enatheleme is a Thelemite, Priest of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, and Initiator of Mysteria Mystica Maxima. He is former editor of Agapé and of Lion & Serpent, and a principal contributor to Thelemapedia. He is a founding co-producer and contributor for the monthly Speech in the Silence podcast and the creator of AC2012. He also co-edited and contributed to the proceedings book from NOTOCON VII.
 
Frater Enatheleme has participated in hundreds of public dramatic rituals in the last two decades, in every aspect of such productions. This has included performance in solo ritual, performance in Eucharistic ceremony and initiatory rites, direction and production of invocative performances with full lighting & live music, and promotion and support of dramatic ritual groups in other cities.
 
We talked with Frater Enatheleme about Crowley's true history and teachings. His impact on our world and culture, and the common misconceptions about him and his work. And for that matter his connections to Egypt and the Great Pyramid, and the rather profound thing that happened to him one night in the King's Chamber...
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Interview with Julia Assante, Author of The Last Frontier - July 6, 2013

 

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We talk with Julia Assante, Ph.D., author of The Last Frontier. Julia is an established social historian of the ancient Near East (PhD Columbia University). Yet for over three decades she has also been an active professional intuitive. In her book, The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death, she applies the insights and methodologies gained from both fields in order to present a uniquely rigorous investigation of where we go after we die. Quoted from her website(www.juliaassante.com)
"The Last Frontier explores all phases of death, dying, the afterlife and how to communicate with those who are living it. Above all it is a critical investigation of what happens when we die. That means it is not based on religious teachings or on spiritual traditions but on research drawn from several sources: from consciousness research, Near Death Experiences and Nearing Death Awareness studies; from physics, quantum biology and parapsychology; from the records of past-life therapists, medical personnel and bereavement counselors, and from the many thousands of published testimonies people have given of their personal communication with the dead. It is also based on my own experience working with the dying and the dead as a professional medium. The social historian side of me examines the various constructions of the afterlife from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the present to show that cultures produced different versions of the afterlife to meet specific socio-political agendas. The afterlife religions currently teach are recent inventions in the course of humanity’s long history. So is sin, as we understand it today. In fact, the heaven-and-hell notion of the afterlife developed centuries after the Books of the New Testament were written.
One of its central questions The Last Frontier answers is why we know so shockingly little about what happens after death. Just asking people what they think happens is likely to cause discomfort, if not scorn. Others might say they don’t know and warn you not to think about it. Still others might recite the standard heaven-and-hell version, while the less orthodox will talk about joining deceased family members. Few dare to seriously reflect on life after death. Even fewer listen to what their intuitions tell them. We feel that thinking about death is macabre, unhealthy, somehow anti-life and brings the Grim Reaper one step closer. Most people keep their distance by taking the “I dunno” stance and leave it to science to figure it out.
Given that death is everyone’s final destination—our “last frontier,” you would think scientists would make every effort to discover what happens after we die. Instead, most of them will tell you nothing happens; when your body dies, it’s over. But how do they know? No scientist or skeptic to date has been able to provide a shred of proof that the end of the body spells the end of consciousness too. Even worse, they turn their backs on the enormous amount of evidence that does demonstrate postmortem survival."

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Interview with Scotty Roberts, author of The Secret History of the Reptilians - July 13, 2013

 
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In this interview we talk with Scott Alan Roberts about his latest work, The Secret History of the Reptilians, which traces the role of the serpent in our history and the different ways that cultures have viewed reptiles. We will discuss the current Reptilian ET beliefs, and get his thoughts on David Icke. We also discuss his previous work, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, and his new upcoming book on the Exodus.
 
Scott is the founder and publisher of Intrepid Magazine (www.intrepidmag.com), a journal dedicated to politics, science, UFOs, unexplained phenomena and alternative fringe theories. He is an accomplished illustrator and writer of fiction and non-fiction occupationally hovering in the advertising ghettos of Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has been interviewed on scores of radio shows, is a former political talk radio show host and was editor-in-chief of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters official publication, TAPS ParaMagazine.
 
Scott attended bible college and theological seminary, pursuing his Masters in Divinity (Mdiv) while working as a youth director. During his time in academia, he focused on his personal passions for history, theater and art. His religious studies were an obvious springboard for his continuing interest in spirituality, and his research of paranormal phenomena expanded throughout the subsequent years.
 
After his ministerial education, Scott’s career took a sharp left turn, and he went on to spend the next two-and-a-half decades as a creative ad man. He launched a small comic book publishing effort, Bent Nail Comix, writing and illustrating stories, some of which were eventually pitched for animated television. He co-created the highly successfulAncient Heroes trading card series, and began development on a line of young readers books. He authored and illustrated his first historical novel, The Rollicking Adventures of Tam O'Hare (www.tamohare.com), an anthropomorphized historical novel set in Tudor England, Ireland, and Scotland, which garnered broad attention with teen and college readers.
 
Scott considers himself a contemplative, spiritual man of consideration who sees intelligence, wit, justice and touch as quantifiable necessities. He values a good pipe, a stout pint, and considers himself a purist when it comes to single malt highland Scotch - which he deems not a tool of inebriation, but rather an enlightened repast to be shared with colleagues and like-minded pedagogues of philosophy and hob-knobbing banter. He does not shy away from a good fight – whether academic or existential - and has had a few classical brawls in his day. However, in keeping with what he sees as his paradoxical nature, Scott prefers employing words over weapons, wit above profanity, spirituality above religion, stalwartness above inconstancy. “As I grow older,” Roberts says, “my jaded cynicism is wholly tempered by my desire to not become an ass.” His scholarship is true, his humor is wry, his mind is fertile, and his love is deep.
 
Scott lives with his wife and children, just across the Minnesota border in rural Wisconsin, where he remains an avid Vikings fan; a stranger in a strange land.
 
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Interview with Patrick Harpur, author of Daimonic Reality - July 20, 2013

 
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Patrick Harpur is an accomplished writer, whose topics deal with forteana and folklore, Daimonic Reality, Alchemy, the Paranormal, and much more.
In his book, Daimonic Reality, Harpur argues that the human psyche extends beyond the confines of the physical human body, and that it may in fact be a part of our reality. He also notes that during most of human history, civilization have had another, "shadow reality" of folklore, except the current society which is strongly attached to the material. 
His latest work, which you can find reviewed here, is entitled, The Secret Tradition of the Soul. It deals with concepts of the soul and it's conflict with Spirit. It talks of ancient traditions, and what is missing from our world. It talks of the Soul of the World, and what happens afterwards. And so do we, in this interview.
We also talk about the Paranormal, and a new, or maybe more accurately, old way of viewing reality that is very different than our current material, reductionist view. This is a deep interview, and it runs a bit long, close to 80 minutes. This interview was pre-recorded June 26, 2013.
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