Placebo Magick Podcast episodes

2/13/2019
Two Layers of Belief (S1E11)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore the difference between rhetorical beliefs and subconscious beliefs, how unseen subconscious beliefs can cause implicit racial bias and other problems, and how spiritual practices can improve communication between these two parts of the mind so that our rhetorical beliefs keep moving toward truthfulness and our subconscious beliefs keep moving toward helpfulness. The Spell of the Week is a ritual to enhance your creativity.

2/5/2019
Border Security (S1E10)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss why Trump's border wall might seem worthwhile to many despite all the data and logic to the contrary—because in this civilization we often leave our personal emotional boundaries utterly undefended, especially against the malicious foreign influences of cable news and social media. Along the way we discuss the Pokémon-like interactions between reason, magick, and mysticism. The Spell of the Week is a cantrip to protect your boundaries when activating a black mirror (that is, a phone or a TV).

1/21/2019
The Power of Habit: Wizardly Tomes (S1E9)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss a Wizardly Tome (i.e. a book): The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. The Spell of the Week is a cantrip to help you resist tempting foods.

1/14/2019
A Wizard's Tools (S1E8)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast I describe the various tools I use in my day-to-day magickal practice. The Spell of the Week is a ritual to find more joy in your life.

1/7/2019
Sources of Power (S1E7)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we discuss what makes certain objects, locations, people, gestures, words or phrases, etc. more "magickally" powerful than others. The Spell of the Week is a spell to enchant a pen for magickal use.

12/29/2018
Sustenance and Change (S1E6)

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.