E16 Tarot 101

3-card tarot spread

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.

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E15 The Hero's Journey

the heavens

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.

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E14 The Afterlife

the heavens

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 …

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At the Crossroads

the Crossroads of Multiverses
The only right sacrifice
in the timeless temple
is to leave
by but one

of the Thousand Thousand Ways.
It would seem a sacrilege here
to forsake
Nine Hundred Thousand
Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine
perfectly good
roads to happiness
and right living

—Nine Hundred Thousand
Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine good wives
each …
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E13 Synchronicity

Magic Hourglass

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.

The Placebo Magick Podcast explores why and how to cast spells, brew potions, commune …

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