Border Security (S1E10)

Donald Trump campaigning in Arizona

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).

The Placebo Magick Podcast explores why and how to cast spells, brew potions, commune with spirits, and travel the astral planes all while understanding that magick isn't real. Magick is a metaphor, and metaphor is magickal!

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