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S02E02 Wizardly Tomes: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover featuring Jeremy Benson

Durmak, Wizard of Habdur

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 …

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Negotiation

Maybe I was wrong
twice—
love is neither finding someone
to fit an ideal,
nor welcoming someone
as she is—

There is a quality of love
I wanted
and did not receive
from God—

To be loved as I am,

to be expected
to change, to grow,
to make myself …

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S02E01 My Journey Into Wizardry

Durmak, Wizard of Habdur

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.

The Placebo Magick Podcast explores why and how to cast spells, brew potions, commune with spirits, and hack the human brain all while …

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Thirties

What they didn't tell us kids
is what it would cost—
this infinite variety of ways
to spend

our lives—oh,
the places we'd go,
the careers we'd climb,
the cities and towns we'd move to,
the friends we'd keep forever,
the true loves we'd marry
and remain faithful to …
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Reopening

Wizard opening door
Unlocking the door, peering in
with surprise,
stepping into old dust—
this old room
did not change
while I grew.
I left it
locked and unused—
I changed,
but I did not change
this area, so
it did not change.

I see my old patterns
in the lay of the …
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