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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.

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

Additional Links:

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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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Midnight Drive

MIDNIGHT DRIVE – Friday, October 17th

On this week’s edition of MIDNIGHT DRIVE, Gerry King and Tim Weisberg join host Amy Martin LIVE to talk about what’s happening in the world of Midnight.FM.

Call In – Skype AmyOnTheRadio or (424)253-0632

Midnight Drive airs at 1 AM Eastern / Midnight Central / 10 PM Pacific, and goes on for as long as the hosts can last, on Midnight.FM, the Paranormal Radio App, or TuneIn.

Title Music: PATTERNSHIFT

 

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 14th – Aaron Gulyas – Origins of Modern Conspiracy Culture

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Aaron Gulyas

Since 2017, Aaron Gulyas has produced and hosted The Saucer Life, a podcast which explores the history, lore, and culture of flying saucer belief. He is the author of several books including Extraterrestrials and the American Zeitgeist (“A significant contribution to the body of literature on the UFO phenomenon in general and the contactee movement in specific”- Journal of Popular Culture), Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives (“an updated and well researched genealogy of some of the most enduring tropes of conspiracy lore”- Nova Religio), and The Paranormal and the Paranoid: Conspiratorial Science Fiction Television (“a helpful volume, and one that should be appreciated by scholars”- The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts). He has also written or edited a vast number of articles and books on much more boring subjects. Gulyas teaches history in Michigan, where he lives with his very, very patient family.

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Podcast & Blog – SaucerLife.com

Aaron Gulyas on Amazon – Author & Book Links

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Midnight Drive

MIDNIGHT DRIVE – Friday, October 10th

On this week’s edition of MIDNIGHT DRIVE, Gerry King and Tim Weisberg join host Amy Martin LIVE to talk about what’s happening in the world of Midnight.FM, including a live reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”

Call In – Skype AmyOnTheRadio or (424)253-0632

Midnight Drive airs at 1 AM Eastern / Midnight Central / 10 PM Pacific, and goes on for as long as the hosts can last, on Midnight.FM, the Paranormal Radio App, or TuneIn.

Title Music: PATTERNSHIFT

 

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, October 7th – Chris Semtner – Edgar Allan Poe

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Chris Semtner

The Curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, Chris Semtner has written several books and chapters on topics including Edgar Allan Poe, visual art, crime fiction, and cryptography in addition to contributing articles to Biography.com, Resources for American Literary Studies, Crime Writers’ Chronicle, and The Edgar Allan Poe Review. He has curated critically acclaimed exhibits for museums and galleries across the country with his Library of Virginia exhibit Poe: Man, Myth, or Monster earning the praise of The New York Times.

As curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, his exhibits for the Poe Museum brought that institution recognition and honors from TIME Magazine, USA Today, and several others. Semtner has collaborated on Poe-inspired performances with groups including the Latin Ballet of Virginia, the Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery, and the Garth Newel Music Center. Semtner has been interviewed on BBC4, PBS, Travel Channel, Military History, NPR, CNN, and other networks and featured in The New York Times, American Road Magazine, Smithsonian.com and several other publications.

He regularly speaks about a variety of unusual, obscure, and macabre subjects to groups of all ages at a variety of venues around the United States, from the Steampunk World’s Fair to the Library of Congress, and as far away as Japan. Chris Semtner is an internationally exhibited fine artist whose paintings have entered numerous private and public collections including the Virginia Historical Society, the City of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland.  Chrissemtner.com

LINKS –

ChrisSemtner.com

PoeMuseum.org

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Midnight Drive

MIDNIGHT DRIVE – Friday, October 2nd

On this week’s edition of MIDNIGHT DRIVE, Gerry King joins host Amy Martin LIVE to talk about what’s happening in the world of Midnight.FM hosts and new programs.

Call In – Skype AmyOnTheRadio or (424)253-0632

Midnight Drive airs at 1 AM Eastern / Midnight Central / 10 PM Pacific, and goes on for as long as the hosts can last, on Midnight.FM, the Paranormal Radio App, or TuneIn.

Title Music: PATTERNSHIFT

 

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 30th – Matt Smith

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Matt Smith

Matt is the owner of Litchfield County Computer. Raised in Woodbury, CT he received his first computer when he was five years old and started writing simple programs in BASIC at age six. His interest in computers continued through high school graduation. He attended Western Connecticut State University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management Information Systems with a computer security concentration. He prides himself in offering honest, reasonably priced, quality service.

Litchfield County Computer proudly serves Litchfield, Fairfield, and New Haven Counties including but not limited to the towns and cities of Woodbury, Southbury, Bethlehem, Middlebury, Roxbury, Newtown, Brookfield, and Danbury Connecticut.

He also serves the board for the Connecticut Council for Developmental Disabilities as their webmaster.

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Litchfield County Computer – Facebook

Litchfield County Computer – Website

Article – From Cerebral Palsy to Computers, Matt Smith Builds a Successful Business

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Midnight Drive

MIDNIGHT DRIVE – Friday, September 26th

On this week’s edition of MIDNIGHT DRIVE, Amy emerges for the first time after days of being sick, and Gerry joins in Studio A, in spite of telling everyone there would be no show tonight (including Tim). Amy opens up the “secret” line for Garry from Riffanormal who calls in from the UK, effectively filling in for Tim Weisberg out on location at the Reverend Keith Parsonage (which is totally a house, and not a person).

Amy and Garry talk about movies, and we are reminded that Garry and Gerry have something else in common besides four letters of each of their names. Gerry hears something knocking on the walls of the Studio, which Amy explains is part of the “September Weirdness” in her household, but we learn later that it’s just Nick The Rat who makes a surprise guest appearance on the secret line.

Midnight Drive airs at 1 AM Eastern / Midnight Central / 10 PM Pacific, and goes on for as long as the hosts can last, on Midnight.FM, the Paranormal Radio App, or TuneIn.

Title Music: PATTERNSHIFT

 

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 16th – David Grinspoon

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David Grinspoon

David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. His newest book Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto, co-authored with Alan Stern was a Boston Globe “summer reading pick”. He is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, Adjunct Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Science at the University of Colorado and Adjunct Professor of Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University.

His research focuses on climate evolution on Earth-like planets potential conditions for life elsewhere in the universe, and the planetary scale impacts of human activities on Earth. He is involved with several interplanetary spacecraft missions for NASA, the European Space Agency and the Japanese Space Agency. In 2013 he was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the U.S. Library of Congress where he studied the human impact on Earth systems and organized a public symposium on the Longevity of Human Civilization.

He has given dozens of public lectures about climate change in the Solar System. His technical papers have been published in Nature, Science, and numerous other journals, and he has given invited keynote talks at conferences around the world. Grinspoon’s popular writing has appeared in Slate, Scientific American, Natural History, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times and Sky & Telescope Magazine where he is a contributing editor and writes the quasi-monthly “Cosmic Relief” column.

His book Earth in Human Hands was named a Best Science Book of 2016 by NPR’s Science Friday. His previous book Lonely Planets: The Natural Philosophy of Alien Life won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Nonfiction.  Grinspoon has been recipient of the Carl Sagan Medal for Public Communication of Planetary Science by the American Astronomical Society, and has been honored with the title “Alpha Geek” by Wired Magazine. He lectures widely, and appears frequently as a science commentator on television, radio and podcasts, including as a frequent guest and host of StarTalk Radio. Also a musician, he currently leads the House Band of the Universe. He resides in Washington DC with his wife and dog.


SITE –  http://drfunkyspoon.com/

TWITTER – @drfunkyspoon

YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/user/dgrinspoon

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Midnight Drive

MIDNIGHT DRIVE – Friday, September 18th

On this week’s edition of MIDNIGHT DRIVE, the Gerry King saga continues with Amy Martin and Gerry King in Studio A along with Tim Weisberg in Studio B, talking about this week’s current events and happenings on Midnight.FM.

 

Midnight Drive airs at 1 AM Eastern / Midnight Central / 10 PM Pacific, and goes on for as long as the hosts can last, on Midnight.FM, the Paranormal Radio App, or TuneIn.

Title Music: PATTERNSHIFT