40 Podcast Episodes
Latest 26 Mar 2023 | Updated Daily
Carl Abrahamsson on The Magical Origins of Art, Science, and Culture
Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
We take a historical and mythical tour of the eldritch currents that expanded humanity’s consciousness and built civilization. These systems include shamanism, witchcraft, magic realism, psychedelics, and simply nurturing a vivid imagination. Our trek ends with the Trickster and his warning that societies will continue to plunge into the Demiurge's nightmare if we don’t embrace a life of magic again.Astral Guest – Carl Abrahamsson, author of Source Magic: The Origin of Art, Science, and Culture.Join the Virtual Alexandria Academy https://thegodabovegod.com/virtual-alexandria-academy/This is a partial show. For the interview's second half, please become a member or patron at Patreon.This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become an AB Prime member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ or patron at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyteGet the simple, effective, and affordable Red Circle Private RSS Feed for all full shows: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/2afbb075-465d-42d2-833b-12fa3bca1c7d/exclusive-contentMore information on Carl: https://www.carlabrahamsson.com/Get the book: https://amzn.to/3Zymf2iHomepage: https://thegodabovegod.com/Patreon: https://donate.stripe.com/5kAaFUaNK98A0KYeUUAB Prime: https://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/Virtual Alexandria Academy: https://thegodabovegod.com/virtual-alexandria-academy/Voice Over services: https://thegodabovegod.com/voice-talent/ Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/aeon-byte-gnostic-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
7 Mar 2023
Destiny: Carl Abrahamsson, Source Magic, The Origins of Art, Science and Culture
An exploration of how magic can be found within all human activities• Offers a “magical-anthropological” tour from ancient Norse shamanism to the modern magick of occultists like Genesis P-Orridge• Looks at how human beings are naturally attracted to magic and how this attraction can be corrupted by both religious organizations and occult societies• Examines magic as it relates to psychedelics, Witchcraft, shamanism, pilgrimage, Jungian individuation, mortality, and the literary works of Beat icons like Burroughs and GysinSince the dawn of time, magic has been the node around which all human activities and culture revolve. As magic entered the development of science, art, philosophy, religion, myth, and psychology, it still retained its essence: that we have a dynamic connection with all other forms of life.Exploring the source magic that flows beneath the surface of culture and occulture throughout the ages, Carl Abrahamsson offers a “magical-anthropological” journey from ancient Norse shamanism to the modern magick of occultists like Genesis P-Orridge. He looks at how human beings relate to and are naturally attracted to magic. He examines in depth the consequences of magical practice and how the attraction to magic can be corrupted by both religious organizations and occult societies. He shows how the positive effects of magic are instinctively grasped by children, who view the world as magical.The author looks at magic and occulture as they relate to psychedelics, Witchcraft, shamanism, Thee Temple of Psychick Youth (TOPY), the panic rituals of the Master Musicians of Joujouka in Morocco, psychological individuation processes, literary “magical realism,” and the cut-up technique of Beat icons like William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. He explores the similarities in psychology between poet Ezra Pound and magician Austin Osman Spare. He looks at the Scandinavian Fenris Wolf as a mythic force and how personal pilgrimages can greatly enrich our lives. He also examines the philosophy of German author Ernst Jünger, the magical techniques of British filmmaker Derek Jarman, and the quintessential importance of accepting our own mortality.Sharing his more than 30 years of experiences in the fields of occulture and magical anthropology, Carl Abrahamsson explores ancient and modern magical history to reveal the source magic that connects us all, past and present.Carl Abrahamsson is a writer, publisher, magico-anthropologist, and filmmaker. The author of Occulture, Reasonances, and Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan as well as the editor and publisher of the irregular anthology of occulture, The Fenris Wolf, he lives in Småland, Sweden.
2 Mar 2023
Ep. 146: Carl Abrahamsson on the Source of All Magic
Ultraculture With Jason Louv
Carl Abrahamsson returns for the second part of our two-part conversation on magick, and talks about his new book SOURCE MAGIC, in which he charts an exploratory course through many known and unknown touchpoints of occulture, from Derek Jarman to the Prisoner to the Master Musicians of Jajouka, and offers his new grand unification theory of all magick to boot! To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at: https://start.magick.me
20 Feb 2023
Ep. 144: Carl Abrahamsson on Genesis P-Orridge
Ultraculture With Jason Louv
Carl Abrahamsson is a writer, editor, photographer and tireless curator of global Occulture. (Source Magic, his latest book, is a series of essays that aims straight for the heart of the modern occultural movement, and proposes a new universal theory of magic to boot.) We sat down to talk about our mutual friend and mentor Genesis P-Orridge, now three years after her passing—and had an excellent, emotional and insightful conversation. Enjoy it! To start learning magick now, check out our free guided meditation at https://start.magick.me
6 Feb 2023
RU204: CARL ABRAHAMSSON PRESENTS RECONNECTING WITH THE ANIMA MUNDI
Rendering Unconscious Podcast: Psychoanalysis, Art, Politics, Culture
Episode 204 of Rendering Unconscious Podcast.Carl Abrahamsson presents “Reconnecting with the Anima Mundi”Is there such a thing as a ”world soul”? The concept of an ”anima mundi” has followed us through history in various cultural and regional guises and seems unwilling to disappear. Whereas physiological, mental, cultural and other developments constantly morph based on adaption to our biospheric demands, the concept of a world soul has taken on new descriptive forms but seems to remain essentially the same. Who or what can teach us about these things today? We can of course read and study and wallow through tons of learned regurgitations of other regurgitations, with further footnotes to drastically add to weight of the planet. But it seems obvious that all sources point in the same direction: the absolutely necessary connection between the individual inner and the general, ”cosmic” outer. Join Carl Abrahamsson as he talks about the background of the concept, its future and that of our own existence. Everything and everyone is linked!Thank you.If you liked this lecture, you will enjoy Carl Abrahamsson’s books. Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish author, specializing in Occulture and Magico-anthropology. https://www.carlabrahamsson.comJoin us for Visionary Medium: Psychoanalysis and the Magic of Cinema:http://psychartcult.org/visionary-medium-psychoanalysis-and-the-magic-of-cinema-copenhagen-2022/Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart 2019): store.trapart.net/details/00000For more info visit:www.drvanessasinclair.net www.trapart.net www.renderingunconscious.org http://psychartcult.orgThe song at the end of the episode is We will be (outside the box) from the album The Cutting Up of Love and Language by Vanessa Sinclair and Pete Murphy, available from Highbrow Lowlife. https://highbrowlowlife.bandcamp.comThanks to Carl Abrahamsson for creating the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious Podcast. https://www.carlabrahamsson.comImage: Carl Abrahamsson
19 Jul 2022
Thelema Now! Guest: Carl Abrahamsson (2022)
Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick
TN host Harper Feist speaks to author Carl Abrahamsson! One of the privileged few who spent time with the “Black Pope” in the last decade of his life, Carl Abrahamsson met Anton LaVey in 1989, sparking an “infernally” empowering friendship. In Carl's new book - Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil's Den - he explores what LaVey was really about, where he came from, and how he shaped the esoteric landscape of the 1960s. Find out more here!
30 Jun 2022
Episode 229: Carl Abrahamsson: California Occultism/Anton LaVey/Christ-Satanic Archetypes
End of the Road
Carl Abrahamsson is a writer, publisher, magico-anthropologist, photographer, and filmmaker, most recently producing the documentary Anton LaVey: Into the Devil's Den. The author of Occulture (named one of the Ten Best Occult Books of the Decade) and Reasonances as well as the annual anthology of occulture, The Fenris Wolf, he lives in Vimmerby, Sweden. In this podcast, we focus on Carl's new work Anton LaVey: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil's Den which is now available from Inner Traditions Press. For more information about Carl, please see: https://www.carlabrahamsson.com/writing/ https://thefenriswolf.substack.com/ https://www.trapartfilm.com/ http://highbrow-lowlife.com/ This podcast is available on your favorite podcast platform, or here: https://endoftheroad.libsyn.com/episode-229-carl-abrahamsson-california-occultismanton-laveychristsatanic-archetypes Have an awesome week!
29 Jun 2022
Ep. 112: Anton LaVey: Carl Abrahamsson Gives the Devil His Due
Ultraculture With Jason Louv
One of privileged few who spent time with the “Black Pope” in the last decade of his life, Carl Abrahamsson met Anton LaVey in 1989, sparking an “infernally” empowering friendship. In his new book on LaVey - "Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan" - Abrahamsson explores what LaVey was really about, where he came from, and how he shaped the esoteric landscape of the 1960s. Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish writer, publisher, filmmaker, photographer and musician. He has written extensively about "occulture" – how occultism and hidden ideas interact with our general culture (literature, cinema, music, art etc). Abrahamsson also writes fiction and journalism. He is the editor and publisher of the annual magico-anthropological journal The Fenris Wolf, and the founder of the publishing company Trapart Books. For more, check out Magick.Me, my online school for magick, meditation, and mysticism—see more at www.magick.me...!
20 Jun 2022
Carl Abrahamsson - Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil's Den
House of Mystery Radio on NBC
• Includes never-before-published material from LaVey, including transcripts from his never-released “Hail Satan!” video• Shares in-depth interviews with intimate friends and collaborators, including LaVey’s partner Blanche Barton, his son Xerxes LaVey, and current heads of the Church of Satan Peter Gilmore and Peggy Nadramia• Provides inside accounts of the Church of Satan and activities at the Black House, personal stories and anecdotes from the very colourful life of the Black Pope, and firsthand explanations of key principles of LaVey’s philosophyWith his creation of the infamous Church of Satan in 1966 and his bestselling book The Satanic Bible in 1969, Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-1997) became a controversial celebrity who basked in the attention and even made a successful career out of it. But who was Anton LaVey behind the public persona that so easily provoked Christians and others intolerant of his views?One of privileged few who spent time with the “Black Pope” in the last decade of his life, Carl Abrahamsson met Anton LaVey in 1989, sparking an “infernally” empowering friendship. In this book Abrahamsson explores what LaVey was really about, where he came from, and how he shaped the esoteric landscape of the 1960s. The author shares in-depth interviews with the notorious Satanist’s intimate friends and collaborators, including LaVey’s partner Blanche Barton; his son, Xerxes LaVey; current heads of the Church of Satan, Peter Gilmore and Peggy Nadramia; occult filmmaker Kenneth Anger; LaVey’s personal secretary Margie Bauer; film collector Jack Stevenson; and film historian Jim Morton. Abrahamsson also shares never-before-published material from LaVey himself, including discussions between LaVey and Genesis P-Orridge and transcribed excerpts from LaVey’s never-released “Hail Satan!” video.Providing inside accounts of the Church of Satan and activities at the Black House, this intimate exploration of Anton LaVey reveals his ongoing role in the history of culture and magicSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/houseofmysteryradio. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24 May 2022
Carl Abrahamsson & Matt Frederick on a Devil Double Header
Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio
Let’s cover the many dimensions of the dude who first rebelled against the original Empire That Never Ended.First, Carl Abrahamsson discusses his new book, Anton LeVay and the Church of Satan. We take a high-level view of the ethos of modern Satanism and the legacy of LeVay that provides tools for a liberating aesthetic and philosophy from the darkness of mere being.Then we’ll talk to Matt Frederick about his new book, A Meeting at The Crossroads: Robert Johnson and The Devil. This odyssey will cover the mystic side of the Blues, African American magical folklore, the Trickster Archetype, and so much more.This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become a member or patron at Patreon.This is a partial show. For the second half of the interview, please become an AB Prime member: http://thegodabovegod.com/members/subscription-levels/ or patron at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyteGet the simple, effective, and affordable Red Circle Private RSS Feed for all full showsMore information on Carl and more information on Matt:https://www.carlabrahamsson.com/https://www.mattfrederick.info/Become a patron and keep this Red Pill Cafeteria growing: https://www.patreon.com/aeonbyteSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/aeon-byte-gnostic-radio/donationsAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
4 Apr 2022