SoT Ep5 Magical Influences

“Magic in its earliest form is often referred to as “the art”.  I believe this is completely literal.  I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form is literally magic.  Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words, or images, to achieve changes in consciousness.  The very language about magic seems to be talking as much about writing or art as it is about supernatural events.”

–Alan Moore

In this episode James and Colleen and their guest Shade OfRoses talk about magical influences, the books, movies, music, art and other media that shaped their magical practice.

Our new music is graciously provided by Shoeboxx Recordings. Check out their music on Soundcloud and like them on Facebook. The intro is a selection from Journey

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People and things mentioned in the show:

Colleen Mentions


The Beatles – Abbey RoadSgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Moody Blues – Days of Future PassedTo Our Children’s Children


J.R.R. Tolkien – The Lord of the Rings

Carlos Castaneda – The Teachings of Don JuanJourney to Ixtlan

Frank Herbert – Dune

Jan Longwell-Smiley – Master of Disaster: A Tale of Manifestation, Mayhem, and Magic

Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements

TV Shows & Movies

The Prisoner

Star Wars

Colleen & James

Joseph Campbell – The Power of MythThe Hero with a Thousand Faces

 Shade OfRoses Mentions:


Alphonse Mucha

Maxfield Parrish


Charles Yu – How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Marion Zimmer Bradley – The Mists of Avalon

Jean Auel – Clan of the Cave Bear

Neil Gaiman – SandmanAmerican GodsAnansi Boys

Mary Crow Dog – Lakota Woman

Charles DeLint

James Mentions

Wade Davis – The Serpent and the RainbowLight at the Edge of the World

James Gleick – The Information: A History, A Theory, A Flood

Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha – Sex At Dawn

The Works of HP Lovecraft

James L. Wilber – My Babylon 


My Babylon by James L. Wilber A serial novel about the paranormal and dark desires. The story of a cursed young man who has an intimate view of the Apocalypse. My Babylon weaves elements of urban fantasy, erotic horror, and real-world occult practices, to form a unique personal tale that thrills, terrifies, and even enlightens.

My Babylon Complete is now available at Amazon as a Kindle ebook and in print.

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The ending music is Hair Dye the WTCHDCTR remix by Eest Coast.


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