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On Thursday March 5th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will have a discussion on the magical heroic fantasy fiction of British literary lion Michael Moorcock. Moorcock. Although Moorcock did not coin the term Multiverse he did much to popularize it in his Elric of Melnibone series. H.G. Wells used it in Men like Gods, and Richard Shaver's Red Dwarf called it the "Simultane." Parallel Worlds is perhaps the best description of it. What Moorcock did coin was the "Chaosphere" that mace-like symbol of the black ball with eight spearheads emerging that was adopted by Peter Carroll as the symbol for their Chaos Magick system. Moorcock's literary concept of the Chaos world is presented as an ocean of swirling colors and energies dashing against the cliffs of his fantasy world -- and periodically invading and claiming lands ruled by the Lords of Law. The Lords of Chaos, one of which is Elric's patron, play a constant game with men as the pawns. Moorcock was perhaps influanced by Vance's Cudgel, to create his anti-hero The Albino ex-emperor Elric of Melnibone, who struggles to overcome the sociopathic heritage of his race and finally secumbs to it under the influence of his black-magick sword which is a vampiric weapon with a evil mind of its own. This was a perfect fictional character for the darkness that followed the era of the flower children, a presage of the current goth and black metal fads. Moorcock describes himself as an anarchist and is a controversial literary figure in Britain. He is presently writing a Dr. Who novel, his first using someone else's character. So if you want to discover the magick of Michael Moorcock tune in and we'll navigate the multiverse.
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On Thursday February 26th, 2015 our very special guest will be philosopher, author, Magus, songwriter, and folksinger Lon Milo DuQuette. Lon will discuss his latest books "Homemade Magick" from Llewellyn, and as editor: "Horror and the... more

On Thursday February 19th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will re-broadcast our discussion on the Traveling Temple and the importance of maintaining the integrity of our rituals and the continuity of our tradition. This... more

On Thursday February February 12th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the late medieval Dutch surrealist painter Hieronymus Bosch whose remarkable works have not yet become the secret... more

On Thursday February 5th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the recent Dan Brown novel "Inferno" and the the cult of Transhumanism that it seems to advocate. This is a highly controversial subject... more

On Thursday January 29th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion and review on a newly published collection of Old Testament pseudepigrapha (apocryphal works) edited by Bauckham, Davila and Panayotov... more

On Thursday January 22nd, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on Hermetic Magical Ethics. This will be somewhat controversial in that we will examine the ethical aspects of Hermetic philosophy... more

On Thursday January 15th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a review and reprise of the host's own writing career as a novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. After three years in the Army most in Special... more

On January 8th, 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a reprise of the 1977 article in the old Seventh Ray number nineteen by author Janine Renee titled: Parzival and the Hermetic Grail. The author researched... more

On New Years Day 2015 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the importance of Canaanite/Phoenician mythology in Magick and magical Qabalah and in Solomonic ceremonial magick. We will explore how it... more
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