The Esoteric Book Club

The Esoteric Book Club

Welcome to the Esoteric Book Club; a podcast reviewing titles in the fields of esotericism, paranormal, supernatural, and magic. Main episodes are a summary and review of a single book title or series. New Briefs episodes are a retelling of recent events or conversations with authors and people within the realm of the paranormal. (Sometimes I even talk about dinosaurs, because who doesn't love dinosaurs!?) Main episodes are released on the Full Moon and News Briefs episodes are released on the New Moon. Here at the Esoteric Book Club I want you to remember to do one thing: stay weird!

Episodes

January 17, 2022 27 min

Tonight we delve into the mysteries of wildcrafted green magic with Rachel Patterson's book Witchcraft...into the Wilds!

Witchcraft...into the Wilds, by Rachel Patterson: https://tinyurl.com/pm4kcmrt

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Tonight we have Dinosaur Sword Tails, Denisovan Slumber Parties, and a Tennessee Fossil Pit.

 

“Oldest Remains of Mysterious, Extinct Human Ancestors Unearthed in Siberian Cave”, by CHARLES Q. CHOI: https://tinyurl.com/yck68csk

 

“Mammoths Survived in Canada Until 5,000 Years Ago”, by Ruth Schuster: https://tinyurl.com/s5njdny3

 

“Woolly mammoths survived on mainland North America until 5,000 years ago, DNA reveals”, by Came...

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December 20, 2021 35 min

As an apology for the late release, I've included the entire Patreon extended episode for everyone to enjoy!

 

Man, Pennsylvania is WEIRD, and no area is more so than Green County! Find out just how strange this place is in tonight's episode!

 

Haunted Hills and Hollows: What Lurks in Greene County Pennsylvania by Rosemary Ellen Guiley and Kevin Paul: https://tinyurl.com/yrfv785x

 

Haunted Hills and Hollows II: Still ...

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Welcome back to another episode of the Esoteric News Briefs! Tonight we have UFO Cover-Ups, Jewitches, and Bone Salad! Get ready! It's about to get weird!

 

 

“Weird cosmic object keeps exploding over and over again, and scientists don't know why” by Adam Mann: https://tinyurl.com/5b2usmkm

 

“Missile Emergency Provokes Fury After ISS Forced to Take Evasive Action” by Issam Ahmed: https://tinyurl.com/cjwm8put

 

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November 18, 2021 36 min

Bigfoot is a bit more than just a hairy hominid roaming the remote wilderness. Accounts report that he can swim, disappear, phase through solid objects, and sometimes...possess people? Find out more as I am joined by Steven Hawk and Jimmy Kho of the Cosmic Sponge Podcast!

 

Where the Footprints End: https://tinyurl.com/sh3fmjr5

 

Cosmic Sponge: http://www.cosmicsponge.com

 

 

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I think the title is teaser enough! Let's jump right in!

 

“Runes Found on Seventh-Century Cow Bone Could Change Slavic History”, by David Kindy: https://tinyurl.com/emcx9ya5

 

“Muti, Juju & 'Witchcraft' in African football – Goalpedia“, by Shina Oludare: https://tinyurl.com/2f46jzcu

 

“Parliament must pass laws against witchcraft accusations – Researcher” by ghanaweb.com: https://tinyurl.com/pxy6ms3s

 

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October 19, 2021 34 min

The 60s brought us Sex, Drugs, and Rock N Roll, but the 30s brought us Sex, Black Magic, and Rocket Ships! Learn about the man who was at the forefront of this weird time in California history in “Sex and Rockets: the Occult World of Jack Parsons” by John Carter.

 

Sex and Rockets: the Occult World of Jack Parsons: https://tinyurl.com/ptf2fu57

 

 

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On this edition of the Esoteric News Briefs we look at archaeology, paleontology, and some stuff that's just plain weird!

 

“New fossils of giant rhinos — the largest land mammals ever — are found in China”: https://tinyurl.com/4fm9nsa

“Gigantic 'shark-toothed' dinosaur discovered in Uzbekistan”: https://tinyurl.com/ym8dx58z

“Fossilized Insect Discovered Not in Amber, But in Opal”: https://tinyurl.com/4xrdyvff

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September 19, 2021 26 min

Have you ever wanted to learn about the magical tradition known as Hoodoo, but had no idea where to start? This book will set you on the right path!

 

365 Days of Hoodoo: https://tinyurl.com/cshjevvs

 

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     This episode I talk with cryptid investigator and fledgling author Les O'Dell. His group, West Virginia Cryptids and Strange Encounters is hosting an event on October 9th, 2021 at the Cheat Lake Firehall in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He joins us tonight to talk about some of his recent investigations, his first book, and upcoming events.

 

 

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West Virginia Cryptids, a Visual Travel Guide to Traversin...

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What can we expect from our first encounters with aliens? The easiest way to anticipate that is to look at how life has developed on our own planet.

 

The Zoologists Guide to the Galaxy: https://tinyurl.com/s6u8h3cd

 

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July 23, 2021 27 min

Is there a singular force that is the source for all of the paranormal? What would this force look like and can it be used by mankind? I'll go into a bit more detail in my review of The Eighth Tower by John Keel.

 

The Eighth Tower by John Keel: https://tinyurl.com/zmha4a4y

 

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This episode I am joined by the author of Elves, Witches & Gods, Cat Heath! We talk about her background and her various interests in the fields of Heathenry and Magic!

 

Cat's Website: www.Seohelrune.com

Elves, Witches & Gods: https://tinyurl.com/tm6cpwac

 

 

Articles and Books (In alphabetical order by title)

 

A Practical Heathen's Guide to Asatru: https://tinyurl.com/7tfvrwnf

“Connecting Threads”: htt...

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June 24, 2021 29 min

Have you ever wondered what Viking era magical practices were like? How could these practices be used in the modern day? Find out the secrets of Galdr, Seidr, and charms in Elves, Witches, & Gods by Cat Heath.

 

Elves, Witches, & Gods by Cat Heath: https://tinyurl.com/2ebf93sr

 

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Tonight we have Dead in a Dinosaur, Athenian Chicken Curses, and How to Kill a Water Bear. Let's get weird!

 

“New Dinosaur Discovered in Japan Named After Shinto God” by Yahoo! News: https://tinyurl.com/2b49yebm

 

“Body of missing man found in Spanish dinosaur statue” by BBC News: https://tinyurl.com/mkrhw7tx

 

“This 2D Material is Way Tougher Than Graphene, and Scientists Are Excited” by Michelle Starr: https://tinyurl...

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May 25, 2021 30 min

What creatures lurk in the shadows, using humans as their food source? There is far more than vampires, zombies, and succubi to worry about!

 

Paranormal Parasites by Nick Redfern: https://tinyurl.com/2chpvn8j

 

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     Tonight we have alien microbes, ancient eldritch idols, getting high on paleolithic cave art, and the mysterious Havana Syndrome. Get ready, it's going to get weird!

 

“Microbes Unknown to Science Discovered on The International Space Station” by Jacinta Bowler: https://tinyurl.com/2kpakdkz

 

“Pentagon Confirms 'Pyramid-Shaped' UFO Video Footage Is Authentic” by Peter Dockrill: https://tinyurl.com/cykut5js

 

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Welcome back, Goblins! This episode we are taking a deep dive into the Folkways & Witchery of Appalachia with with book “Roots, Branches & Spirits” by H. Byron Ballard.

 

“Roots, Branches & Spirits”: https://tinyurl.com/yz43s7rm

 

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I had the privilege of interviewing prolific author and researcher Morgan Daimler. In this interview we discuss her upcoming projects, the incursion of white supremacy in heathenry, and how awesome (and deadly) Iceland is! 

 

Morgan Daimler

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MorganDaimler

Patreon: www.patreon.com/MorganDaimler

Moon Books: https://tinyurl.com/2vuu4zhh

 

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