Join The Higherside Chats podcast as Greg Carlwood hosts returning guest Gordon White. As we know by now, the once widespread and celebrated activities of ritual dances, powerful enchantments, communal entheogenic exploration, peering through multi-dimensional window areas, imagination cultivation by the flickering glow of the campfire’s edge, and a whole grab bag of shamanic activities have largely faded to the brink obscurity. As a learned Wizard, curator of Runesoup.com and author of three books, including Star.Ships, Chaos Protocols, and his most recent book Pieces of Eight: Chaos Magic Essays and Enchantments, it’s clear, now more than ever a resurgence of the magical perspective from Gordon White is needed. Back in the THC saddle for a sixth time and ready to ride the wave once again as he runs away with the title of “returning champion” Gordon joins Greg for another go round on the magical carousel.
42:30 Taking the interventionist theory to a whole new level, Greg and Gordon discuss panspermic impact on permaculture, the emergence of soil, octopus ascending from space and magic mushrooms being an extraterrestrial gift.
46:00 Adding another log to the fire, Greg and Gordon discuss the sacrifitic nature of mushrooms and how their colonization coincides with ours.
51:00 Continuing to investigate the role of magic within the “Field of Dreams” perspective, Greg and Gordon analyze the Catholic institiution’s banning of magic by rather than the outright denial of it’s existence.
58:00 Greg and Gordon discuss an interesting submission to Gordon regarding a request for a favor from an entity in the three dimensional world. Listen as Gordon explains the proper precautions one should take before entering into any type of pact, especially when dealing with something so perceptive in nature
1:01:20 Returning to the realm of animals in magic, Greg and Gordon tackle the topic of ritualistic sacrifice including some interesting takes on species such as octopus, crows, and the elephant.
1:05:23 Building on the blocks of ritual sacrifice, Greg and Gordon explore the role of demonic ritual murder and the weaponizing of magic by the deep state.
1:13:56 With attention seeking being a prevalent theme throughout magic, past empire’s constructing ritual cities, and the curious layout of cities such as London and Washington D.C., Greg and Gordon examine the use of techniques such as sacred architecture and the value of a magical context when decoding these mysteries.
1:26:30 Greg and Gordon discuss the effect of the the Faraday cage and how isolating the brain from electromagnetic radio waves improves the brain’s ability for psychic powers. Think Stranger Things!1:31:40 Returning to the topic of permaculture, Greg and Gordon discuss the parasitic nature of the lawn as it consumes vast amounts of acreage and precious resources such as water. Segueing talk of the western lawn obsession, Greg and Gordon work their way into the forest of the Amazon, where they discuss the possibility of paradigm changing perspectives through examining permaculture.
1:38:30 Greg and Gordon discuss the geopolitical moves on today’s chessboard and the shifting balance of power in the landscape giving rise to a rule of a new archon covered in Gordon’s newsletter, “The All Red Line”.1:46:20 Greg and Gordon give their two cents on the upcoming US election.
1:54:00 Gordon elaborate on his un-writable fourth book, his take on a grimoires.