Placebo Magick Podcast episodes

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.

11/4/2019
My Journey Into Wizardry (S2E1)

In this season 2 premiere, I share my story of how I started practicing placebo magick! In the Bardic Verse segment, I read my poem called Reunion.

5/12/2019
Magickal Linguisticks (S1E20)

Why do we talk funny during rituals? Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore the often arcane linguistics of religion and spellcasting. The Spell of the Week is programming yourself like a robot.

4/28/2019
The Enneagram, Part III (S1E19)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we conclude our discussion of the Enneagram personality type system and do a deeper dive into the Instinctive Center types (Eight, Nine, and One). The Spell of the Week is invocation to call on the strength of one of the Enneagram types.

4/14/2019
The Enneagram, Part II (S1E18)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we continue our discussion of the Enneagram personality type system and do a deeper dive into the Thinking Center types (Five, Six, and Seven). The Spell of the Week is enchanting an amulet to help you quiet your thoughts.

4/5/2019
The Enneagram, Part I (S1E17)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we introduce the Enneagram personality type system and do a slightly deeper dive into the Feeling Center types (Two, Three, and Four). The Spell of the Week is a ritual to summon a circle of nine sages.

3/21/2019
Tarot 101 (S1E16)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we give a broad beginner's introduction to tarot cards and how they can still be helpful without any supernatural factor. The Spell of the Week is a simple tarot spread representing different layers of your psychology.

3/15/2019
The Hero's Journey (S1E15)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we give a bird's eye view of the archetypal Hero's Journey (as described by Joseph Campbell) and its usefulness in spiritual practice. The Spell of the Week is a simple divination method based on the Hero's Journey.

3/6/2019
The Afterlife (S1E14)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss some ways in which imagining a (fictional) afterlife can prove helpful, and we propose a new definition of "soul" or "spirit" entirely compatible with a skeptical, scientific worldview. The Spell of the Week is a ritual to summon the presence of a deceased loved one into an object.

2/26/2019
Synchronicity (S1E13)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss synchronicity (meaningful coincidences) and how to use "magick" to engineer apparent coincidences while still remaining grounded in reality. The Spell of the Week is a simple luck potion.