Episode E04 – Erik and Vayu Tiger

In this solo episode, Erik is joined by Vayu Tiger, another occultist on the Internet! They talk about a number of things, in particular automatic writing, grimoires, the Greek Magical Papyri (in Latin, the Papyri Graecae Magicae or PGM), and magic in general.

Links

Also, follow Erik on Twitter as @arnemancy and find Vayu Tiger there as @VayuTiger.

VayuTiger

Episode 07 – Caedmon Interviews Le Droit Humain

Because Grand Lodge regulations prohibit our regular hosts from communicating Masonically with Le Droit Humain, Joey and Erik recruit Caedmon “I hope we can fix this in post” Webb to be the stand-in guest host to interview Heather Fulton and Valerie Espinoza. They’re Freemasons! This episode is noteworthy for being the first My Alchemical Bromance episode to feature somebody with a mohawk.

The Beverage

Crater Lake Spirits Pepper Vodka

Hey, Links!

“But I want more history!” we hear you yelling.

No, look, guys, everybody always covers the history of this stuff. If you want a good rundown on the nuts and bolts of Le Droit Humain, check out episode 135 of the Masonic Roundtable podcast.

Hey Caedmon, we didn’t fix anything in post! Take that.

II. High Priestess

Episode 06 – Joey and Erik on Sex Magic

Oh jeeze, talking about sex on the Internet! We all knew it would come to this eventually. You know what this means? This episode is filled with awkward silences for your amusement!

Some Links to Check Out

In their deep and informative discussion, our intrepid heroes bring up some topics you may want to explore!

Also, though Erik and Joey agree that Aleister Crowley was the daddy of modern sex magic, they are both wrong. Paschal Beverly Randolph is the true daddy of modern sex magic. Check him out!

Beers and Breweries

Book

Erik, who knows nothing about sex magic, of course has read books about it and shared some books for you to check out!

Erik screws up right at the beginning by referring to My Alchemical Bromance as the best blog in the universe, when clearly it is the best podcast in the universe. Get it together, Erik! But that’s okay, because Joey’s star phrase this podcast is, “The sexual function of the function of sex.” Or maybe, “The sweet is never as sweet without the bitter.”

Episode E03 – Twin Peaks and Crystal Balls

Through the darkness of futures past
The magician longs to see
One chants out between two worlds
Fire walk with me

Another solo Erik episode! In this episode, I talk about my impression of the first four episodes of Twin Peaks: The Return. Also, enjoy a song from my younger brother, Nick Arneson!

When I edited this episode right after recording it, I got the impression that my review of Twin Peaks isn’t really a review – it’s more of a reaction. That’s how it goes sometimes!

Links and Stuff

If you just want a quick shortcut to listen to more of my brother’s amazing music, head on over to Nick Arneson Music on Soundcloud!

Episode 05 – Matt, Joey, and Erik Brave the Snowpocalypse

In this episode, Matt, Joey, and Erik brave the 2017 Snowpocalypse to discuss chaos magic at Baerlic Brewing. Join us as we delve into the weird unknown and talk about a subject that has really driven a lot of our occult practices. Also, the beer is really interesting!

Location: Baerlic Brewing

Beers

Each of us drank a different selection of beers, so you’ll have to listen to the podcast and see what we say about each one.

Other Stuff

  • Sigils
  • Servitors
  • The Invisibles
  • Twin Peaks
  • John Crowley
  • Alan Moore
  • Fountain pens

Here’s that Grant Morrison video we were all so excited about.

P.S. We did not record a second podcast on the next day.

Episode E02: Erik on Ritual and Ceremonial Magic

In this new solo episode, Erik answers another listener question: what is the difference between ritual magic and ceremonial magic? He also talks about secret societies in fiction and gives helpful beginner tips for grimoire users.

Location

Lincoln City, Oregon! What a lovely place.

Beer and Breweries

Podcasts and Links

Episode 04 part 2 – Interview with Chuck Dunning

This is part 2 of our interview with C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr., author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft. You can check out part 1 here. Please listen to the podcast and then read his book!Contemplative Masonry by Chuck Dunning

Note that all profits from the sales of Chuck’s book go to the maintenance and restoration of the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Episode 04 part 1 – Interview with Chuck Dunning

Finally, our first guest! In this episode, all three of us interview C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr., author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft. Please listen to the podcast and then read his book!

Contemplative Masonry by Chuck DunningThis interview ended up being so long that we have split it into two parts. Check back tomorrow for part 2, in which Chuck interviews us.

Beers

Since this was a teleconference, all of us drank different beers! Erik had the Salted Caramel Stout from Breakside Brewery. Chuck had the Ranger IPA from New Belgium Brewery. And Joey drank something out of a Starbucks cup.

Note that all profits from the sales of Chuck’s book go to the maintenance and restoration of the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie, Oklahoma.

Episode E01: Erik Answers Why

What is this?! Erik is releasing an episode on his own? He sure is, you lucky ducks! In this episode, Erik talks at you from a cheap motel just north of Coos Bay, Oregon. He drinks beer from a plastic cup in a darkened corner and muses, darkly, on occult matters and the nature of reality.

How is this possible? Where is my favorite host, Joey and/or Matt?

Joey and Matt have graciously agreed that each of us can release solo podcasts as long as we don’t say anything bad about Joey’s hair.

Recommended Podcasts

Erik recommends these:

Episode 03 – Erik and Matt on Ceremonial Magic

On Erik’s nth birthday, he and Matt visit a few breweries in Portland to taste some brews and talk about ceremonial magic.

Breweries

First brewery location was Wayfinder Beer.

Wayfinder Beer wall pictures

Here are the various pictures on the wall at Wayfinder Beer that convinced us to stay and record.

Grixsen Brewing tap list

The tap list at Grixsen Brewing.

Second brewery location was Grixsen Brewing. We both go through a sampler tray worth of stuff, so we won’t list it here.

Other Stuff

  • The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram
  • Gerald Gardner and Wicca
  • John Dee, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and other Renaissance wizards
  • Dzogchen

Oh guess what? Erik screwed up some words again. While discussing Dzogchen, he confuses thaumaturgy and theurgy a couple of times.