Placebo Magick Podcast episodes

9/29/2020
Magick for Procrastination (S2E11)

Using placebo magick to lift the curse of procrastination. In Secret Spells & Riddlesome Rituals: Forgiving someone using a paper doll.

9/14/2020
Mood Alchemy (S2E10)

How to transmute bad moods into good moods using the Philosopher's Stone of mindfulness. In Magick Mailbag: E-mails from Kyle Fisher about his rituals to quit smoking.

8/31/2020
Religion for Atheists: Wizardly Tomes (S2E9)

Today we discuss the wizardly tome Religion for Atheists: A Non-believers Guide to the Uses of Religion by philosopher Alain de Botton. In Secret Spells & Riddlesome Rituals: How to make magick potions using herbs!

8/18/2020
Introduction to Mindfulness: Podcast Extra (S2E8.1)

Enjoy this little "DVD extra" for the Placebo Magick Podcast—an introduction to mindfulness, including a brief guided meditation at the end.

8/10/2020
Tabletop Role-Playing: Magickal Arts (S2E8)

Today we discuss how tabletop role-playing games help you level up as a placebo mage! In Bewitching Bestiary, we find poetic meaning and magickal correspondences for chicory, a common roadside wildflower.

7/1/2020
Wizards Against Racism (S2E7)

How to fight injustice wielding the power of placebo magick! In the Bardic Verse segment, I share my poem Three Deep Breaths.

2/15/2020
Atheopaganism, with Mark Green (S2E6)

Atheopaganism founder Mark Green joins us today to discuss Atheopaganism, an Earth-honoring path rooted in science!

1/30/2020
Pokémon: Pop Culture Paganism (S2E5)

In this episode we discuss Pokémon training as a metaphor for leveling up and evolving our inner demons into trusted and powerful friends! In Secret Spells & Riddlesome Rituals, we describe making your own Pokédex of local plants and animals.

1/21/2020
Digital Minimalism, featuring April Benson-Scearce: Wizardly Tomes (S2E4)

In this episode, April Benson-Scearce joins us to discuss the book Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport, and the broader topic of digital minimalism.

1/20/2020
Patreon-Exclusive Bonus Show Sneak Peek: Interpreting Pop Culture Scriptures (S2E3.1)

Enjoy this sneak peek at our new Patreon-Exclusive Bonus Show! Bonus episodes like this will come out between regular episodes of the Placebo Magick Podcast, exclusively for Patreon supporters who pledge $1 per episode. Click here to become a Bonus Show subscriber! In this bonus episode we discuss the benefits of approaching media as devoted supplicants rather than as critics.

12/5/2019
Pop Culture Paganism (S2E3)

In this episode, we discuss the practice of pop culture paganism—that is, paganism using pop culture characters, stories, and imagery. In the Bardic Verse segment, I read my poem called Batman.

11/12/2019
King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, featuring Jeremy Benson: Wizardly Tomes (S2E2)

Farmer/Poet Laureate of Napa County/big brother Jeremy Benson joins us to discuss the book King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine by Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette, featuring a Jungian psychology approach to toxic masculinity. Check out some of Jeremy's writing at https://jerbenson.blogspot.com.