"The Infinite and the Beyond" is an esoteric podcast for the introspective pagan mind where we explore and discuss a variety of topics which relate to life and one''s unique spiritual journey. Show topics center around paganism, the occult, parapsychology, science, society, and culture in the 21st century.
In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we speak with author, teacher, and sorcerer Jason Miller about his work and his new book Financial Sorcery, magical strategies to create real and lasting wealth. In a Corner in the Occult we learn about the often over looked Illustrator of the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot, Pamela Colman Smith. We see who won a copy of Leslie Fish's album “Avalon is Risen” that was featured back in Episode #029. In the Essence of Magick, we learn about “symbols” and what role they play in the work of the magickal practitioner. And as a treat we get to hear some new music by Damh the Bard from his recent album “Antlered Crown and Standing Stone.” - Blessed Be!
Links: Jason Miller, South Jersey Pagan Pride Day, Wicca 101, Good Vibrations, Between the Worlds, Leslie Fish
Featured Artist: Damh the Bard (online store)
Credits: George Wood, Theory in Motion, Alexandre Falcao, Linda Holzer, Persian Paladin, Music Alley
In this episode we speak with Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule and have a very enjoyable time with her as we discuss her work; her online course Living a Life of Magick; hanging out with the fae; her future album and her current US tour. All while being completely captivated by her music which plays throughout the episode. In A Corner in the Occult, we learn about the controversial, “King of the Witches,” Alex Sanders and in the spirit of creativity we contemplate the ideas surrounding the Awen in The Essence of Magic. All this and more in this haunting and inspiring episode with the lovely Wendy Rule!
Links: Wendy Rule, Living a Life of Magick, PantheaCon, Alex and Maxine Sanders marriage film
Featured Artist: Wendy Rule on CDBaby
Background Music: George Wood, Linda Holzer, Persian Paladin
Credits: Music Alley
In this episode we discuss The Necronomicon Mythos with author Donald Tyson who in the last several years has added four significant texts to the magickal legacy and reality of the Necronomicon, with his own copy of “The Necronomicon,” his nozel “Alhazred,” the “Grimoire of the Necronomicon,” and his workbook “The 13 Gates of the Necronomicon” all released by Llewellyn Publications believe it or not? In A Corner in the Occult we learn about the life of beloved weird fiction author H. P. Lovecraft. We explore some fun and heartfelt music by our featured artist Leslie Fish from her album “Avalon Is Risen.” I announce a contest that will conclude in episode #31 so checkout the announcement later in this episode to hear all the details. And In the Essence of Magick, we discuss Magickal Paradigms. All this and more in this installment of The Infinite and the Beyond!
Links: Donald Tyson, PaganFM!, FaerieCon, Between The Worlds Interfaith Conference, Backpacking Through The Universe
Music: George Wood, The SpookShow, Alexandre Falcao, Linda Holzer, Persian Paladin
Feature Artist: Leslie Fish
It's election time! Are you a voter? Are you voting? Well, before you decide, you should explore your options by checking out our interview with Joseph Thiebes about the Ordo Templi Orientis, his Aleister Crowley 2012 presidential campaign, and the ideas regarding authority You just might change your mind!
In A Corner in the Occult we learn about Major Grady Louis McMurtry aka: Hymenaeus Alpha and find out how important he was to the O.T.O. Later in the show we discuss Sympathetic Magick and how it effects our everyday lives as we look into The Essence of Magick. And we get to hear some great music by our featured artist Ralph Buckley. All this and more, enjoy!
Links: Joseph Thiebes, Speech in the Silence, O.T.O., EGC, AC 2012, Life After Service.
Featured Artist: Ralph Buckley.
Background Music: George Wood, Nada Surf, Linda Holzer, Alexander Falcao, Persian Paladin.
Credits: Podsafe Audio, Music Alley.
In this episode we explore magick and creativity as we speak with the mysterious electronic music composer Alka who was kind of enough to come on the show and share his music with us which is featured throughout the episode. In A Corner in the Occult we learn about famous, mystic, poet, artist, and engraver William Blake. Highly influential to artists and occultists, Blake has been a focus for scholars since his death as he continues to fascinate and inspire new generations. We learn about the phrase, “So Mote It Be” in the Essence of Magick. Have you ever considered the phrase itself and what exactly it implies as a practitioner of magick? Find out in this episode! Also during the show, I read listener email, we hear a great track by Donna Lewis and to close we revisit the ideas of Free Will, Magick, and Deity. Do you have free will in regards to your personal religious theology? If so, what does this mean in how you view deity? Find out this and more in this electronic episode!
Links: Alka Blog, Hands of Change, William Blake Tarot
Music: George Wood, Donna Lewis, Adam Zampino, G, Alexandre Falcao,
Linda Holzer, Persian Paladin
Featured Music: Alka, Donna Lewis
Free File: So Mote It Be! (mp3)
Credits: Music Alley