Placebo Magick Podcast episodes

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.

12/23/2018
Winterfest Break & Picturing the Color Wheel

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:

12/15/2018
Soul Puppetry (S1E5)

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 into a figurine.

12/7/2018
Protection and Purification (S1E4)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore this question: Since all magick is just the placebo effect, why is it necessary or useful to call on protective and purifying powers "outside" our selves? Or, in terms of the Hero's Journey, why must the hero meet the Goddess before atoning with the Father? The Spell of the Week is a spell to see a strange doppelganger.

11/30/2018
Magick Items (S1E3)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast: Understanding and improving your sentimental, i.e. magickal, relationships with stuff! The Spell of the Week is a ritual to reclaim sovereignty over your smartphone.

11/23/2018
Suspending Disbelief (S1E2)

Today on the Placebo Magick Podcast: Why, when, and how to suspend disbelief! The Spell of the Week is using self-hypnosis to set intentions for the following day.

11/15/2018
Introduction to Placebo Magick (S1E1)

In this first episode of the Placebo Magick Podcast, I introduce the concept of placebo magick and share a bit about my own evolving practice. The Spell of the Week is a charm to help you cherish and remember a special time with a loved one.