Yanno how fleeting and excellent college hookups are? That’s basically what it was like this week with the wonderfully crazy
Gordon White over at Rune Soup. (UPDATE 2022-11-11: I no longer associate with this man due to his toxic and noxious views that actively spread harm and violence in the online occult community. I leave this post up as record of my past involvement with him.)
First off, I am incensed and appalled at the man because, in my quest to learn more about the Arbatel and similar works, I finally signed up to take his lectures on the history, development, and use of grimoires (which come bundled with the rest of his premium membership stuff, like forums, etc.). For one, there’s apparently an old, early proto-grimoire called the Kyranides which is a handbook of various magical things you can do with herbs, stones, animals, and whatnot…all categorized by the Greek alphabet. I had never even heard of this before, despite that it apparently was the most dangerous book to own for a solid 500 years or so in Europe; this gives my Mathesis stuff a whole new realm of data to work and play with, and I’m utterly fuming I hadn’t come across it yet. Second, like, dude. It’s Gordon. He’s good, that should come as no surprise, but I didn’t expect this all to be that good. This is quite literally a “shut up and take my money” kind of moment for me.
So he and I were BSing (as we are wont to do) on Twitter, and he asked me to talk on his podcast. So I did, and
the results can be found over at his blog (see YouTube here). An excellent time to be had by all, wherein we talk about geomancy, PGM, weird family stuff, and how awful people are generally; do give it a listen.