Magick is pretend... and pretending is powerful! On the Placebo Magick Podcast we explore how and why to cast spells, perform rituals, read Tarot cards, commune with fictional beings, and delve into ancient or pop culture mythologies to gain real psychological benefits and treat modern problems... all while remaining grounded in a science-based skeptical atheist worldview.
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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.
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.
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.
"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."