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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 21st – Marco Visconti

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“You’ll not only lose your mind, you’ll lose your soul.” -Christopher Lee on
Black Magic and The Occult

In this mega-episode, suspend disbelief as we join Amy and her guest Marco Visconti as they discuss the practice of Magick, Thelema, and The Occult!

Touching on harmful conspiracy culture, they also talk about modern cults, Eastern vs Western Occultism, and social issues within modern secret sects.

They also discuss Helena Blavatsky, Buddhism, the television show Twin Peaks, lodges, synchronicity, Carl Jung, John Keel, Ultraterrestrials, Jack Parsons, hypersigils, mythology, Pan, high strangeness, psychological perspectives of ritual, archetypes of initiation, phenomenology of magick in consciousness, Phillip K Dick, thoughtforms, and “decoding” parts of the documentary series, Hellier.

Amy talks about the potential benefits derived by some people, of suspending disbelief on occasion, and her quest this year for something akin to spirituality as a skeptic and religious-non during the pandemic.

Marco reveals that he was Baptized by Pope John Paul II!

The two also talk about the birth of scientific thought before the European Enlightenment and its history alongside Sumerian exorcists, religion, alchemy, and the occult. Marco talks about the departure of the occult from The Church, putting forth Thelema, Gnosticism and the value of religious experience.

In spite of skepticism, Amy talks about why she believes it’s important to allow people to believe in weird things as a part of the human experience.

Amy talks about how she thinks transhumanist thought leaders got it wrong with the idea of a singularity led by a robot uprising (a-la Skynet and Terminator). She also talks about chaos theory, edge of chaos, and human-augmented algorithmic bias being at the core of our current technologically-driven social issues with social media. Marco talks about seeing Kurzweil talk at MIT about the singularity, and brings it back around to magick.

They also mention the Witches of Instagram and Tik Tok, gnosis, the concept of retrocausality in spacetime, Hammer Horror, and comparative occult magick in fiction with the story, The Devil Rides Out. Amy reveals some of her weird dreams and personal experiences.

Marco talks about why healthy skepticism is fundamental, “Do What Thou Wilt,” and, “being the best version of yourself.”

Amy questions why Crowley, an arguably terrible person, might be chosen to receive “divine” messages from such ascended masters or higher beings as his alleged Ultraterrestrials Aiwass and LAM, as he created Thelema. They compare Aiwass/LAM to modern portrayals of extraterrestrials, talk about the “Bad UFO Experience”, comparisons to fairies and airship sightings of lore, and problems with the idea of alleged UFO Disclosure, as well as monsters, and xenophobia.

Marco hopes to have an interview alongside fellow occultist and Secret Cypher of the UFOnauts author, Allen Greenfield. Amy doubts the existence of Terry Wriste as a real person in Greenfield’s books, citing the style in which it is written.

They also talk about the last Phenomenacon 2 virtual conference (where Marco was a presenter) with Greg and Dana Newkirk’s Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult.

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Marco Visconti

Marco Visconti has been described as a modern-day renaissance man, cruising through a career as a professional musician touring the world many times over, and eventually settling down in London to work in the antiques and esoteric book trade. All while pursuing his lifelong call to Initiation according to the Law of Thelema, joining all the right Orders (and some of the wrong ones too), raising through Grades, Degrees, and Consecrations, finally coming to the conclusion that the time for hierarchical cults is over.

Now residing in Glastonbury, the mythical Isle of Avalon, he is currently running an online community focused on teaching Magick outside the bonds of sworn oaths, all while adding the finishing touches to his upcoming first book, Thelema After Tears.

LINKS –

WEBSITE: marcovisconti.org
PATREON: patreon.com/marcovisconti
INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/marcovisconti2393
TWITTER: twitter.com/azrael2393

Additional Links:

Join the Mystery!
Watch Hellier for Free on Youtube or on Amazon Prime

Join Amy and Marco in the discussion in the “Museum Group” on Facebook (“Friend of the Museum” level and higher) with Greg & Dana’s Traveling Museum of the Paranormal and Occult

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Thursday, April 30th – Guest: L.E. Carroll

L.E. Carroll – Extraordinary Extraterrestrial Encounters

L.E. Carroll, a 73-year-old Central Texas man, shares his and his beloved wife Suzy’s life stories of their extraordinary encounters with ET’s, the Secret School, and much more.

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L.E. Carroll was born in San Antonio in 1947. After returning home from Vietnam, he took over the family masonry business and retired in 2000. He and his beloved wife Suzy went on many adventures together such as searching for meteorites as well as UFO and E.T. research. After reading Charles James Hall’s Millennial Hospitality V, they decided to conduct their own research to see if it was true. They interviewed many credible people who had their own personal encounters in the mountains and with Tall Whites. Eventually, they teamed up with Charles Hall, hosting a seminar for MUFON in San Antonio.

BOOKS:

Memoirs of My Extraterrestrial Encounters

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Monday, April 27th – Guest: Lester Velez

Lester Velez – Experiencing High Strangeness

Lester Velez will share stories and discuss OPUS, the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support, as well as its mission: to reach out and provide help and support to those who have encountered extraordinary paranormal experiences.

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Lester Velez is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. Beginning in September of 1970, he served in the U.S. Army as a field artillery officer and was later vice president of Luscombe Engineering, a Silicon-Valley based manufacturer’s representative company. He joined MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network, in 1991 and has held the following positions: Field investigator, Training Coordinator for field investigators, the Assistant State Director in Northern California, Chairman of the A.E.R.C. (Abduction Experiencer Research Committee), and team leader of the A.R.T. (Abduction Response Team). Also during that time, he became a facilitator for an abduction support group in San Jose California, and in 1994 co-founded OPUS, the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support.

WEBSITE:

OpusNetwork.org

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Tuesday, April 21st – Guest: Kevin Randle

Lt. Col. Kevin Randle – Project Blue Book, UFOs and More

Lt. Col. (Ret.) Kevin Randle will examine the evidence for alien visitation that is found in the official Air Force investigation. Kevin uses the Project Blue Book files as a basis for a new, better investigation, facts that should have been revealed then but are uncovered now. He will share cases that demonstrate that alien visitation is real and have been upgraded from the poorly-examined facts to a robust argument that some UFOs are spacecraft indeed from other worlds.

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Kevin D. Randle is a retired Army lieutenant colonel who served in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot and aircraft commander, accumulating more than 1100 hours of combat flight time. In 2003, he deployed to Iraq as an intelligence officer. He served on active duty with the Army and later the Air Force. He was a member of the Iowa National Guard on his deployment into the Middle East. He retired from the military with more than 22 years of service in 2009. His interest in UFOs began as a teenager when he investigated a sighting while living in Colorado. His big question then was if the object had been sharply defined or had a been a ball of misshapen light. From that point on he has investigated hundreds of sightings around the country, including nearly three decades researching the events in Roswell. He now hosts A Different Perspective, the No. 2 rated radio show/podcast on the X-Zone Broadcast Network.

BOOKS:

The Best of Project Blue Book

UFO Crash at Roswell

Roswell in the 21st Century

Encounter in the Desert

Crash: When UFOs Fall Out of the Sky

WEBSITE/LINKS:

KevinRandle.blogspot.com