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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.

GUEST BIO

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

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

GUEST BIO

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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Military X-Files

Saturday September 26th – “Top Ten UFO Frauds, Redux”

“Top Ten UFO Frauds, Redux”

In one of the most requested rewind shows, the gang discusses the worst frauds in UFO history.

Military expert Ross Sharp on the Mystery of Hitler’s Best Friend. Switch reports on non-alien humanoids seen at some UFO landing sites.

Also, Bob the Ghost interrupts the show on-air.

Special guest: Lois Lane.

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Saturday October 3rd – “A Secrets of World War Two Special Broadcast”

“A Secrets of World War Two Special Broadcast”

Phil Orbanes, the best Monopoly player in the world, tells the incredible story of how a Monopoly game led to four Russian spies being uncovered in the White House during World War Two. (Fans of codebreaking, have a paper and pencil ready.)

Plus, why the Germans & Japanese thought foo fighters were American secret weapons and Switch reports on a man who heard voices coming from his blowtorch.

Special guest: Ella the Psychic.

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Saturday September 26th – “The Haunted B-52 & Other Strange Stories from the Vietnam War”

“The Haunted B-52 & Other Strange Stories from the Vietnam War”

The gang talks about several paranormal incidents reported during the Vietnam War, including a missing B-52 bomber found hidden deep in the jungle, undamaged, its crew dead.

Dr. Bob Gross on how to reform UFO investigation techniques.

Plus, Top Ten fan letters for Switchy.

Special guests: Willy Clubb & Valerie the Empath.

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Saturday September 19th – ““How Did Foo Fighters Get Their Name?”

“How Did Foo Fighters Get Their Name?”

he gang discusses the origins of the Foo Fighters, World War II slang for UFOs.

Author Micah Dank talks about his new book series, “Into The Rabbit Hole.”

Switchblade on the Van Meter Incident. Ella the Psychic selects the six winners of the big Mack Maloney free book giveaway.

Agent X mixes up Chiclets with Tic Tacs.

Special Guest: Canadian Superfan Pam Chudoba.

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Saturday September 5th – “If You Play War Videos Games, You’re Going to Hell…”

 “If You Play War Videos Games, You’re Going to Hell…”

The gang talks to video game producer Greg Masto about the Top 10 War Video Games on the market.

Cindy Bailey Dove on a historic day in Drone History. 

The big Mack Maloney free book giveaway continues. 

Also, how to make millions playing games on YouTube and teaching a cat to flush a toilet.

Special Guests: Matt Silberman & Tanya.   

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Saturday September 5th – “Where Have I Known You Before”

 “Where Have I Known You Before?” – In a special broadcast, show security chief Willy Clubb reports on the link between reincarnation and soldiers killed in battle, including an especially disturbing episode from his childhood.

Also, the story of a B-47 bomber’s chilling encounter with a UFO over the Gulf of Mexico.

Plus, Trish of Sweetwaters Donuts announces plans to name a donut after Switch.

Special guest: Jill Hanson

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Amy On The Radio – Wednesday, September 2nd – Seth Shostak / Jack Brewer

GUEST BIO – HOUR 1
SETH SHOSTAK

Seth is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute, and holds degrees from Princeton University and the California Institute of Technology.  In addition to professional publications, he has penned over five hundred popular articles on astronomy, technology, film and television.  He chaired the International Academy of Astronautics’ SETI Permanent Study Group for a decade, and each week hosts the SETI Institute’s hour-long, science radio show, “Big Picture Science

Shostak has written, edited and contributed to a half dozen books, including a textbook on astrobiology and Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

WEBSITE – THE SETI INSTITUTE

 


 
 
 
 
GUEST BIO – HOURS 1 & 2
JACK BREWER
 

Jack Brewer has a lifelong interest in UFOs. His research and resulting perspectives have been featured on numerous websites and in multiple books. Brewer has written The UFO Trail for ten years, a popular blog dedicated to posting credible info on incredible topics. He documented ethics failures in ufology in his 2016 nonfiction book, “The Greys Have Been Framed: Exploitation in the UFO Community“.

His current interests include social dynamics in the UFO subculture, and he uses such resources as the Freedom of Information Act to conduct research. Brewer encourages healthy skepticism balanced with keeping an open mind when it comes to UFOs and reported paranormal phenomena.

 
TWITTER – @THEUFOTRAIL
 
WEBSITE – THE UFO TRAIL
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Thursday, September 3rd – Guest: Philip Mantle

Philip Mantle – Britain’s Alien Abductions