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

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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

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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.

316: Peak Blame

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KMO welcomes Mark Robinowitz of OilEmpire.us back to the C-Realm Podcast to discuss why both the mainstream political left as well as the right in the United States cannot address the demands of Peak Oil in a realistic way. Republicans have rebuked Navy Secretary Ray Mabus for attempting to ween the Navy off of fossil fuels because they see finding alternatives to petroleum as a Democratic partisan issue. Established environmental and social justice organizations are still holding onto unrealistic Green Technology and Green Capitalism paradigms and have yet to come to terms with the fact that the project of the 21st Century will be figuring out how to equitably distribute a shrinking pie. One thing unlikely to be in short supply as the realities of diminishing fossil fuel reserves make themselves unmistakable: blame. Mark hopes that we can achieve Peak Blame sooner rather than later and get on with the grown-up work of figuring out how best to deploy our remaining energy resources.
Music by Mistle Thrush.

315: Restoring the Trivium

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KMO welcomes Jan Irvan, host of the Gnostic Media Podcast, and Jarett Sanchez, host of The Next Step Podcast, back to the C-Realm to discuss the Trivium, the bedrock of classical liberal arts education which prepares young minds to be effective critical thinkers and self-directed learners. Jarett helps KMO summarize an essay by Dorothy L. Sayers about how the Trivium mirrors and takes advantage of the stages of childhood cognitive development, and Jan describes why the Trivium is now reserved for elites and systematically denied to the children of the proletariat in compulsory public schooling as a means of social control.
Music by ALLFLAWS.