Episode | June 22nd, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
horror, literature, mysticism, religion, teaching
Matt Cardin joins JF and Phil to discuss daimonic reality and the idea of dark enlightenment.
Episode | June 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 36 mins
alchemy, beer, metaphysics, occult, tea, witchcraft
Phil, Meredith, and JF discuss ritual and potion-making in a live recording hosted by Illuminated Brew Works in Chicago.
Episode | May 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 27 mins
meditation, occult, psychology
Spiritual practitioner Duncan Barford joins JF and Phil to talk about the Dark Night of the Soul.
Episode | May 18th, 2022 | 39 mins 53 secs
metaphysics, miracles, science, spirals, technology
A free Patreon episode exploring more of the affordances of a spiral universe.
Episode | May 11th, 2022 | 1 hr 20 mins
fate, metaphysics, occult, tarot
Episode | April 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 3 mins
cinema, dance, dreams, horror, metaphysics
Phil and JF discuss the film musical comedy "The Band Wagon" and the psychedelic horror film "Mandy" and discover that these films actually have a lot in common.
Episode | April 13th, 2022 | 1 hr 17 mins
death, existentialism, initiation, meditation, mystery
JF and Phil cope with the unexpungable fact of mystery.
Episode 119: Behind the Cosmic Curtain: On Stanislaw Lem's 'The New Cosmogony,' with Meredith Michael
Episode | March 30th, 2022 | 1 hr 7 mins
gnosticism, literature, metaphysics, science, science fiction
Meredith, Phil, and JF dig into Stanislaw Lem's short story, "The New Cosmogony."
Episode | March 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 16 mins
fantasy, literature, metaphysics, short stories
Meredith Michael joins JF and Phil to discuss short fiction by Ursula K. Le Guin and J.G. Ballard.
Episode | March 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 8 mins
ethics, games, metaphysics, play
Phil and JF discuss the mystery of games and the play function in culture and cosmos.
Episode | February 16th, 2022 | 1 hr 28 mins
cinema, philosophy, science fiction, technology
JF and Phil discuss philosophical ideas in Ridley Scott's 1982 film.
Episode | February 2nd, 2022 | 1 hr 15 mins
aesthetics, buddhism, consciousness, music, politics
Phil and JF discuss the 1978 album that established the ambient music genre.
Episode | January 19th, 2022 | 1 hr 34 mins
divination, esotericism, religion, tarot
JF and Phil continue their occasional series on the major trumps of the Tarot with a discussion on the tenth major arcanum, the Wheel of Fortune.
Episode | December 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 21 mins
art, paranormal, photography, spiritualism, technology
Phil and JF talk spiritualism and photography to American artist and paranormal researcher Shannon Taggart.
Episode | December 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 29 mins
art, media studies, philosophy
JF and Phil discuss Marshall McLuhan and David Carson's enigmatic 'Book of Probes.'
Episode | November 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 21 mins
cinema, fantasy, paganism, trash stratum
Phil and JF explore the ethics and metaphysics of sword and sorcery through the lends of John Milius' 1982 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Earl Jones.