During the 19th century, African slaves brought to Cuba continued to worship and revere their own Gods and spirits from their original Yoruba religion, but masked as Catholic Saints. These gods and sprits are called Orisha, and they form the backbone of the African diaspora religion Santería, otherwise known as Lucumí. There are many aspects […]Read More Santería – Lucumí with Steven Cherena & Eric Purdue
It happened! What Magic is This? Podcast has reached 100 “Official” episodes! Of course there were some small episodes and some filler episodes here and there but now we are at the big century mark for the Podcast! And so, for a bit of a celebration, I was trying to think back at which show […]Read More The Return of Jeffrey Kripal – 100th Episode!
The word “Polymath” is one that gets used for quite a few people that are already residents of the Fools Gallery, but I don’t think anyone deserves that title more than the mystic and visionary medieval abbess Hildegard of Bingen. Given to service god by her parents at a young age, Hildegard didn’t start to […]Read More Hildegard of Bingen
We’ve all seen the movies and recognize the tropes- Swinging Pocket Watch, eyes rolling back into the head, “You are Getting verrrrrryyyy Sleeeeeeepy…” And yet, Hypnosis is so much more than what most of us are lead to believe. From helping to deal with certain anxieties, breaking habits and even pain relief- Hypnosis seems to […]Read More Hypnosis with Lance Baker & Devin Person
Many within the realms of Magic, Spirituality, and Mysticism are well aware of heavenly messengers which are called Angels. While many are familiar with the depictions of them as winged celestial beings, their origins and deeds are a bit less well known in today’s world. Angels were incredibly important to the Ancient Jewish peoples, and […]Read More The Origins of Angels with Mika Ahuvia