Posts by Douglas Anarino
319: Russian Dolls
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KMO welcomes Neil Kramer back to the C-Realm Podcast to discuss his new book, The Unfoldment: The Organic Path to Clarity, Power, and Transformation. Neil describes the 7 densities of being, and KMO focuses in the 4th density and relates it to J.R.R. Tolkien’s description of the Valar in The Silmarillion. In the second half of the program, Neil details how to find locations where the energetic process of unfoldment occur more easily than in the places we normally inhabit, and he warns against an over-reliance on entheogens in spiritual practice.
Music by Southside.
318: The Loyal Opposition
KMO welcomes C. Derek Varn to the C-Realm Podcast to discuss topics related to Neopaganism, magick, the Enlightenment, technology, and Object-Oriented Ontology. Derick has published print interviews with both KMO and Keith418, the guest on C-Realm Podcast episode 317: Bind Nothing! Derek asks why anyone who enjoys the comforts and benefits of 21st Century life in the First World would feel the need to re-invent and practice ancient religions, and this leads into a discussion of familiar C-Realm themes involving technology, energy, resources limits, and the potential lure of the Peak Oil narrative as a palliative for cubicle-induced alienation. KMO ends the episode with a reading from an essay by Bodhi Paul Chefurka on the need to reduce the human population by voluntary means before Malthusian forces make the cuts for us.
317: Bind Nothing
KMO welcomes Keith418 to discuss the need for critical thinking and consistency in the contemporary occult scene and in society at large. Keith, a self-identified Thelemite refuses to summarize and spoon feed the thinking of Aleister Crowley to those unwilling or, because of an impoverished education, unable to access Crowley’s thoughts in his own words. Later, KMO talks with Michael Pope, a straight man who took a job at a gay phone sex line to fund the making of his first film. Michael has a stage show in which he tells the story of that period in his life and the lessons he took from it.
Music by Yuki Tanoguchi. See pictures of Yuki and Shen’s three wedding ceremonies here.