The third episode of Evolver the Podcast is about Magic and the Occult and includes interviews with Gary Lachman, Baza Novic and Raymond Wiley. Although magic is a very broad subject, for the purposes of this podcast it is loosely defined as a system of belief that is guided, played with, and used to move towards specific outcomes in our lives. Magic is that which uses belief as a tool, symbols as a focus, and thought as a playground.
The first interview is of Jonathan Talat Phillips interviewing Gary Lachman the rockstar (Guitarist for Blondie) turned occult author. The focus of this interview is to discuss Gary's new book Jung the Mystic.
The next interview is a conversation between me and Baza Novic, one of the regional coordinators from Evolver LA. We talked about his involvement with Evolver and how it has been driven by his esoteric practice. The Interview is opened with a meditation from Baza.
Lastly we have an interview with Raymond Wiley, that was conducted by Jennifer Palmer. A couple of years ago when I first got into the counter culture and the occult my crash course was Raymond's podcast "Out There Radio", which I was introduced to from the first Disinformation podcast that he did. Raymond helped open the door and it's been a crazy ride every since. This interview is a fantastic conversation between Jennifer and Raymond about the "occult" in a very broad way. Raymond also discusses the importance of recognizing the rich history of the Western Esoteric practice. If you would like to listen to more of Raymond he has the previously mentioned 50 episode series called "Out There Radio" and he is also doing the Disinformation podcasts. Check them out!
I hope you all enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I enjoyed making it. It was definitely an adventure getting this one made. If anyone would like to contact me you can message me on Evolver as Chris Hopkins, message me on Facebook as Evolver Sacramento, or just email me Chris@Barbelithlives.com. Below are all the links to websites relative to the show and the Guests.