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  • 00:59

    Israel Regardie -- Thelemite or Rosicrucian?

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    The Hermetic Hour for Thursday, May 24th, 2012 will feature a discussion by host Poke Runyon on the life and works of Israel Regardie. We will focus on Regardie's contributions to the modern occult revival starting with his early book "The Tree of Life," his experiences acting as personal secretary to Aleister Crowley, his membership in the Stella Matutina (Golden Dawn) his subsequent publication of their material, his support for the revival of the O.T.O. in the 1970s, and the G.D. in the 1980s. Having known Regardie personally, and having a long association with Regardie's chosen successors, host Poke Runyon is able to resolve the question uppermost in minds of many who seek to fathom the enigma of Regardie's personal philosophy: was he a Thelemite, or was he a Rosicrucian? The answer is he was one or the other, depending on what he thought you needed -- but he never recommended mixing the two systems. So, if you want to meet the real Israel Regardie, tune in be enlightened.

  • 01:00

    Rosicrucian Mysteries

    in Spirituality

    Rosicrucian's don't expect you to accept anything on faith. We want you to think for yourself, to learn how to draw upon the higher knowledge already within you. What we provide are simply the tools to enable you to accomplish this. The Rosicrucian teachings contain practical exercises and experiments that allow you to demonstrate for yourself the principles presented in the lessons and to access your own source of inner wisdom and guidance. As you do this, you'll begin developing natural abilities that may have been left dormant throughout your life. Almost immediately you'll begin to see your life in a different light.

  • 00:58

    Weird Pennsylvania - with Frater Julian

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    On Thursday May 28th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will have as its special guest Frater Julian of the Benjamin Franklin Encampment who is an expert in Pennsylvania folklore relating to witchcraft and magick. We will be discussing his paper on the mysterious Roman family in the colonial Quaker community, Johannes Kelpius "The Wizard of Wissahickon," and his Cave of Kelpius, and Apocalyptic prophecy in the 1690s. The Epherata Rosicrucian Cloister, then moving up toward modern times with Dutch pow-wow, hexcraft, the curious case of the Hexencat and its capture. The York County 1920s Hex murder case. So if you want to catch up on your American occult and witchcraft heritage be sure to tune in for Weird Pennsylvania
    on the air.

  • 00:41

    Book Review: With The Adepts

    in Spirituality


    Franz Hartmann(1838-1912) was a german medical doctor,theosophist,astrologer and author.

     His works include several books on esoteric studies and biographies of Jacob Bohme and Paracelsus. He translated the Bhagavad Gita into German and was the editor of the journal Lotusbluten. He was at one time a co-worker of Helena Blavatsky at Adyer. In 1896 he founded a German Theosophical Society. According to Theodor Reuss he was one of the original founders of the magical Order that would later be known as Ordo Templi Orientis, along with Reuss and Carl Kellner.

    The following account is the experience of Franz Hartmann which was gathered in notes by a friend and the reader is left to decide if this experience was a dream or an actual experience on the astral plane.



  • 00:13


    in Spirituality

    The Grand Architect is visible through us and all around us, but we fail to recognize this Grand Being as It will appear in vast ways in the visible and invisible worlds.As an onion is peeled to reveil your Divine Self, the ego will fade away... eventually, remove layers that no longer serve you, but serve others.


  • 02:00

    The Satanic Roots of America with Kay- Interview with Mary Cali

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    Tonight, Kay and special guest Mary Cali of 4th WatchThe Next Chapter radio show investigate the satanic roots of America. We'll touch upon the Freemasonic and other occult groups/secret socieites that our Founding Fathers and others were influenced by and involved in at the time. America is filled with satanic symbols and agendas. Please join us on our journey into the true history of our Nation. Regretfully, Jeri will not be joining us tonight due to prior commitments. She sends her best and will return soon. 

  • 01:00

    Merrick Rees Hamer The Magical Mason

    in Radio

    On Thursday March 12th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon,
    will have as its honored guest Merrick Rees Hamer a leading Masonic
    ritualist and lecturer in California, a master story-teller, talented
    musician, and a leader in the Golden Dawn Rosicrucian Magical
    tradition. Merrick is also a classical actor having portrayed "The
    Master Phylos" and his evil counterpart "Magister Abaddon" in the Church
    of the Hermetic Sciences Production of "Beyond Lemuria" filmed at Mt.
    Shasta in 2006 and recently re-released in a second edition. He is also
    a leading officer in the Church and in its magical fraternal order the
    O.T.A. Merrick will give us a history of his creative and esoteric
    interests and accomplishments. So if you would like to spend an hour or
    so with a modern master of traditional magick and the arts related to
    it: music, drama, and poetic expression, then join us and be inspired.

  • 00:15

    Tuning In

    in Spirituality

    The new candidate in Freemasonry will have to learn how to adjust his or her frequency to harmonize.

  • 01:31

    Ep 14: Divination and Rootwork with guests Elizabeth Ruth and Lorena Seals

    in Spirituality

    Join Fiona Benjamin and Michael "Uncle Monkey" Lennon on Thursday March 5th 2015 7pm Eastern Time for a night of divination and rootwork with Divination Divas, Elizabeth Ruth and Lorena Seals! They will be discussing how to allow spirit to guide divination when performing rootwork and also how to handle clients who may be difficult, in a professional setting. 

    Elizabeth Ruth is a practicing Rootworker and Diviner in Chicago, IL. She was raised by her maternal grandparents in a small town in Ohio. Her grandmother was an astrologer who communicated with the dead. When she was growing up, Gede (Vodou spirits of the Dead) always visited her family right before someone died. She is often sought out for readings when clients are at a crossroads in their life and need the spiritual guidance to move ahead in the right direction. She Vodouisant and a Christian Witch. She differs from other psychic readers in that she sees this work as her ministry. Her work as a spiritual life coach has changed many lives for better, and this is her mission as a Worker. 

    Born into a family of Magic and Mystery, She is a natural Witch, born and raised along the banks of the Mississippi River. Learned in the ways of Hoodoo & Conjure as taught by Her Grandmother and Great Aunt, Lorena has studied the Tarot since the age of ten. Lorena grew up in a Christian Baptist household, where her grandmother served as the Prophetess of their local church, and was a well known Root-Woman; for her there was no separation between religion and magick. Ancestor Veneration and acknowledgment of deities outside of Christianity were an integral part of her upbringing. Actively practicing Magick for over 25 years, she is also a dedicated Rosicrucian and Martinist, and currently serves as initiated Circe Priestess of The Mystai - a Coven focused on the Lunar Mysteries of Hekate.She is a Diviner, Witch, and Spiritual Counselor.


  • 01:30

    Conversation with Rosicrucian Stephen Mehler

    in Spirituality

    Stephen Mehler’s fascination with ancient Egypt , which began at the age of eight, has guided his education and spiritual work all his life. Mehler holds three degrees in the sciences and is a trained field archaeologist and prehistorian. Mehler also served as a Staff research scientist for the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, in San Jose , California from 1978-1980. Since 1992, Mehler has worked with and been a student of, Egyptian-born Egyptologist and indigenous wisdom keeper, Abd’El Hakim Awyan, popularly known as Hakim. Stephen has written two books, The Land of Osiris and From Light Into Darkness: The Evolution Of Religion In Ancient Egypt, based on his 14 years of work with Hakim and Stephen’s almost 40 years of research in the area. Stephen is currently Director of Research of both the Great Pyramid of Giza Research Association and his own Land Of Osiris Research Project . He also leads tours to Egypt

  • 01:53

    Becoming a Cosmic Citizen- Chapter 3 - Career vs Mysticism

    in Spirituality

    Evolution Through Contact – Becoming a Cosmic Citizen.

    Since much in these chapters is biographical, we can cut right to the core concepts I am trying to get across. I use some examples from my life to illustrate some points, but tonight with a live audience I want to make it more about you, and I encourage you to call in to join the conversation. You can get the rest from my book if you wish.

    Topics tonight will be how family, friends, or career may interfere with Paranormal Interests.

    Would speaking about a paranormal experience affect your relationship with family or friends, or co-workers, or worse, would it affect your career potential?

    How much are you expected to conform, and how willing are you to push the boundaries in order to speak your truth?

    How much psychological harm might it do (or has it done) to you if you feel forced to keep a really extraordinary event in your life bottled up inside you for years or even decades? Share anonymously with us, and find some healing for not only for yourself, but also for others who are still finding the courage to speak their truth.

    We will finish up with the concept of Creative Visualization, and add an extra relatively unknown step that the Rosicrucian’s have been teaching for a very long time. This extra step makes the manifestation process much more powerful, and could give you the key to attaining what you want in life. Don’t miss this! After explaining the process, I will lead you through a meditation using this technique that you can practice throughout the week and actually forever. It is one of our gifts to you.   



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