E06 Sustenance and Change


In this episode of the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore two different kinds of rituals: rituals for change, and rituals for sustenance. The Spell of the Week is Bibliomancy: opening a book to a random passage to gain insight into a question.

The Placebo Magick Podcast explores how rationalists can …

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Winterfest Break & Picturing the Color Wheel

Magic Hourglass

Happy Winterfest, Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Saturnalia, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, etc., etc., etc. No new episode of the Placebo Magick Podcast this lunar quarter as Peasant-Lord Durmak's mouth is stuffed with cookies, but we do have a Spell of the Week to help you fall asleep and improve your visualization skills:

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Silent Night

night sky
I need space.

Public spaces are filling up
with noise and flashing lights.
Parking lots are filling up.
Hotels and guest rooms are filling up
with homeward bound.
Family rooms are clogging
with tinsel and stagnating stuff
and credit card purchases and tripping hazards.
Kings are hunting children.

There is …
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Glimpse of a mythic self
I can feel their subsonic moans
out there beyond the membrane.

Swimming through the metacosmos,
alternate universes
are drawing near—
other ways
how everything could have been,
how things could be.

It could all go wrong.
It could all finally go right.

My universe secretes something.
These others swell with …
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E05 Soul Puppetry

Bubbles and Conky

In this episode of the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss how our brains bring many more characters to life besides our "selves": imaginary friends, gods, demons, angels, ghosts, past lives, Daniel Tiger, Conky—soul puppets, one and all! The Spell of the Week is a spell to breathe a soul …

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