Episode 193: rubedo press

In this episode I am joined by Dr. Aaron Cheak and we are going to talk alchemy, books and typography. Dr. Cheak is a scholar of comparative religion, philosophy, and esotericism. Check out his publishing house Rubedo Press, that is if you want to get your hands on some well designed books of occult nature.

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Emily Cooper


Episode 170: mormonism

In this episode my guest is Shayne Snow, and he has got a direct experience with Mormonism.

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Episode 108: the hermes paradigm

In this episode I’m talking with author and alchemist Rubaphilos Salfluére. This is his second appearance, so if you want to have a listen to his first go to Episode 41.

Also check out: www.rubaphilos.com or his Yahoo group and YouTube channel.

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The Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League




Episode 107: corpus hermeticum

In this episode we are going to listen to Terence McKenna talk about hermeticism. This talk is lifted from the Psychedelic Salon podcast.

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Station Approach


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Episode 101: mark stavish

In this episode my guest is alchemist and author Mark Stavish. Mark is the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies. Check out hermeticinstitute.org and hermetic.com/stavish for more information.

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Episode 75: the emerald tablet

In this episode my guest is once again alchemist and author Salazius. This time we will talk about the mysterious Emerald Tablet. Check out his blog: The Hermetical Blog of Salazius D'Artigné

In this episode we dissect each line of the Emerald Tablet, and you might enjoy it more if you can read along:

Emerald Tablet - from Fulcanelli, new translation

It is true without untruth, certain and most true:

that which is below is like that which is on high,

and that which is on high is like that which is below;

by these things are made the miracles of one thing.

And as all things are, and come from One,

by the mediation of One.

So all things are born from this unique thing by adaption.

The Sun is the father and the Moon the mother.

The wind carries it in its stomach.

The earth is its nourisher and its receptacle.

The Father of all the Theleme of the universal world is here.

Its force, or power, remains entire,if it is converted into earth.

You separate the earth from the fire,

the subtle from the gross, gently with great industry.

It climbs from the earth and descends from the sky,

and receives the force of things superior and things inferior.

You will have by this way,

the glory of the world and all obscurity will flee from you.

It is the power strong with all power,

for it will defeat every subtle thing and penetrate every solid thing.

In this way the world was created.

From it are born wonderful adaptations,

 of which the way here is given.

That is why I have been called Hermes Tristmegistus,

having the three parts of the universal philosophy.

This, that I have called the solar Work, is complete.

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Samanvaya Kirtan



The Emerald Tablet.

Episode 41: rubaphilos salfluére

In this episode I’m talking with author and alchemist Rubaphilos Salfluére. We talk about what alchemical books to read, what alchemists to study, about the philosophers mercury, rejuvenation, ormus, new zeeland and many other things. Also check out: www.rubaphilos.comuk.groups.yahoo.com and www.salamanderandsons.com.

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John Mark Harris



Episode 31: the seven hermetic principles

In this episode I will talk a bit about a chapter in The Kybalion called The Seven Hermetic Principles. If you want to read the book here is a free pdf: The Kybalion.

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Robert Fludd