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  • 01:00

    Hermetic Yoga Book now on Amazon

    in Radio

    On Thursday January 7th, 2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
    will celebrate the New Year by announcing the release of "Hermetic Yoga,
    Beyond the Middle Pillar, Volume One", on Amazon.com. Until this January
    the sale of this book has been offered only to Active and Associate
    Members of our Church and the O.T.A. at a special discount. Now we are
    offering it to the Magical community at large. Hermetic Yoga is somewhat
    controversial in its theoretical structure. It is a fully developed and
    extended version of the Golden Dawn's "Middle Pillar" system which is
    based on the downward progression of the Lightning Flash rather than the
    planetary letter assignments on the Paths on the Tree of Life. Citing
    Pythagoras, Robert Fludd, Jacob Boehme, Johann Gichtel, Rudolph von
    Sebottendorff and Manly Hall, this Rosicrucian version of the Western
    Interior Stars offers all the power and visionary magick of Eastern
    Tantric practice to those of us here in the West. So if you'd like to
    get inside yourself in a magical way and meet your Goddesses and Gods
    then tune in and we'll raise your dragon for the New Year!

     

  • 00:58

    Gnostic Christian Marcus - the First Rosicrucian?

    in Radio

    On Thursday September 18th, 2014 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon
    will present a discussion on the career and contributions of Marcus the Valentinian (died 175 a.d.). Marcus was as much a Hermetic as he was a
    Gnostic Christian. The Church Fathers accused him of being more Pythagorean than Christian. He was the developer of the Soma Sophia system of celestial Greek qabalah which we have decoded and perfected (see The Seventh Ray, Book III ) and, according to Kiren Barry Marcus had an influence of the creation of the later Sepher Yetzirah. Marcus developed some of the basic concepts of what became the qabalah. Marcus was a Phonecian, influenced by the earlier Samaritan Simon Magus. Like Simon Marcus had a Priestess whom he venerated as an equal. He gave communion with his priestess by his side and turned water into wine at the altar. The early Church Fathers considered this blasphemous.
    Marcus's cult spread from the Middle East to Southern France in the days
    before Constantine force-reformed Christianity. So, if you want to explore the most ancient origins of what we call "The Western Tradition," then tune in and we will spend an hour with a man who may have been the first Rosicrucian.

  • 00:59

    Israel Regardie -- Thelemite or Rosicrucian?

    in Radio

    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.

  • 00:04

    Magick 101: TRUTH: Who are you?

    in Spirituality

    Let's start at the beginning - with who you believe yourself to be.


    Take charge of your life with Magick and Alchemy. Let Magick 101 show you how to harness their power.


    Short excerpts from "The Matrix" (1999) used under the doctrine of fair use for commercial or educational purposes. 
    Release date: March 31, 1999 (USA), Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski              

  • 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.

  • 01:01

    Ba'al and Astarte's Neo-Pagan Magick (re-broadcast)

    in Radio

    The Hermetic Hour will feature a discussion led by host Poke Runyon, with Ed Fitch, and Rustee Wizzerd, calling in, on the marriage of Paganism, Witchcraft and Ceremonial Magick seen in the revival of the 1970s Order of the Temple of Astarte in the 21st century. We will talk about how this all got started, what our original goals were, and what influenced the O.T.A. to attempt a modern synthesis of Victorian era Gnostic and Rosicrucian magical systems with the more shamanic and earth-oriented Neo-Pagan Movement. This will be an eye-opener to newbies who often have no idea what the real differences between Wicca and Magick are, or how much one owes to the other -- so, tune in and find out what's going on in strange, dark blue rooms across the country. It's Magick!

  • 00:32

    Episode 1

    in Religion

    Ty goes over the state of our current world

  • 00:58

    Weird Pennsylvania - with Frater Julian

    in Radio

    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.
     

  • 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

  • 00:41

    Book Review: With The Adepts

    in Spirituality

    Join me as I share my thoughts from  WITH THE ADEPTS-AN ADVENTURE AMONGST THE ROSICRUCIANS,BY FRANZ HARTMANN


    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.


    Chapters:MONASTERY--UNEXPECTED REVELATIONS--THE REFRACTORY--THE ALCHEMICAL LIBRARY


     

  • 00:13

    Service

    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.