Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Episode #213: UFOs Part 5 - A History of Unlikely Coincidences

Marty Garza returns once again with more of his excellent research and insights into the history of the UFO phenomenon. 

Marty had so much material prepared that this is the first in a two-part series, the second of which will be released next week as Episode #214. We recorded both episodes in one sitting. Lots of excellent material, as usual, fascinating stuff.  This time we tried something different; Russ did all the reading of Marty's prepared material, like a normal book report, allowing Marty to guide the conversation through both his written material and with further comments and responses to questions from us.

As this is the first in a two part series, there isn't actually much mention of "UFOs" in this episode....that will come in the next episode as we reach the conclusions of this part of Marty's research. This episode sets the stage for what we will be exploring next week, as we look at a series of historical accounts and events starting with John Dee and his Enochian Magic, and ending with Jack Parsons, L. Ron Hubbard, and Aleister Crowley and the Babylon Working.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Episode #212: The God of Wine

David Mathisen joins us once again to discuss the celestial origins of mythology. This episode we focus on Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. This discussion syncs up well with our current situation here in Texas, as we are in the middle of harvest season and we are making wine ourselves.

David tells the story of Dionysus, the thrice-born, giving many of the details and aspects of this mythological personality, and then shows how these details and aspects can be seen in the stars and constellations. As always, David's presentations are entertaining and informative.

There was video recorded with this episode, so look for that on our YouTube Channel.

You can find out more about David's work at his website, https://www.starmythworld.com/
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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Episode #211: Listener Communications

We've been so far behind on listener emails for so long now that we decided it was time to catch up with a Listener Communications episode. We spend this entire episode reading your emails and responding to the topics and points you bring up. As always, the emails are excellent; fun to read, insightful and funny.

We also streamed this show live to the Discord Chat, which is always fun. If you want to get in on the occasional live stream and join hundreds of like-minded snakes in excellent conversations about topics we cover on the show, use the link above and join the chat!


Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Episode #210: Down the Rabbithole

Every once in a while we decide we need to make an episode that can serve as an "entry point" for new listeners, and also to talk about our current state of mind and ideas on all the topics we discuss, and how they're connected.

We first tried this in Episode 82, at the request of a listener. It was a good idea, and we now think we ought to do it every so often, to talk about these subjects broadly, and to work out where we stand now.

So this episode is a rambling, free-form conversation that hopefully can serve as an overview of some of the topics we explore on this podcast, and a bit about why we explore them.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Episode #209: Legends and Folklore of Yorkshire

Long time listener and friend of the show Shannon joins us from across the pond in Yorkshire to discuss the fascinating legends, myths and folklore of the area she lives in, as well as a few of her experiences visiting some of the numerous ancient sites that dot the landscape. We talk about legends of druids and devils, giants and dragons, and of course, the fae.

Shannon provided copious notes, images, and links for this episode, some of which we will include below, along with a few extra images of specific sites.


York  A city in northern England, Old English Eoforwic, earlier Eborakon (c. 150), an ancient Celtic name, probably meaning "Yew-Tree Estate" but there are numerous references to the origin of the name York, so it just remains obscure and open to interpretation…

The Cottingley Fairies

Miscellaneous Yorkshire Stuff