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On Self-Transformation with Mitch Horowitz

On Self-Transformation with Mitch Horowitz

December 26, 2021

In this episode I speak with author and historian, Mitch Horowitz, about personal transformation, letting go, saying no, and a whole lot more. I hope you enjoy listening to the conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!

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About Mitch Horowitz:

Washington Post:
Treats esoteric ideas and movements with an even-handed intellectual
studiousness that is too often lost in today’s raised-voice discussions.”

HuffPost:
“Has the rare gift of making the esoteric accessible to discerning masses.”

David Lynch:
“Mitch is solid gold.”

Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s
most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult.

Mitch illuminates outsider history, explains its relevance to contemporary
life, and reveals the longstanding quest to bring empowerment and agency to the human condition.

He is widely credited with returning the term “New Age” to respectable use and is among the few occult writers whose work touches the bases of
academic scholarship, national journalism, and subculture cred.

Mitch is a writer-in-residence at the New York Public Library, lecturer-in-
residence at the Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, and the
PEN Award-winning author of books including Occult America; One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life; and The Miracle Club.

He has discussed alternative spirituality on CBS Sunday Morning, Dateline, NBC, Vox/Netflix’s Explained, VICE News, Kesha and the Creepies, and AMC Shudder’s Cursed Films, an official selection of SXSW.

Mitch hosts and produces a feature documentary about the occult classic The Kybalion (releases Jan 11, 2022) directed by Emmy-nominee Ronni Thomas and shot on location in Egypt.

Mitch has written on everything from the war on witches to the chequered career of professional skeptic James Randi for The New York Times, Boing Boing, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time,
Politico, and a wide range of ‘zines and scholarly journals. He narrates
audio books including Alcoholics Anonymous and Raven: The Untold Story of the Rev. Jim Jones and His People (the author of which handpicked him as the voice of Jones).

Mitch’s books have appeared in Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Korean,
and Portuguese. Mitch worked for many years in publishing, including as a vice president at Penguin Random House where he was editor-in-chief of Tarcher/Penguin, an imprint dedicated to metaphysical topics.

His book Awakened Mind is one of the first works of New Thought
translated and published in Arabic. Mitch received the Walden Award for
Interfaith/Intercultural Understanding. The Chinese government has
censored his work.

Visit him at MitchHorowitz.com, on Twitter @MitchHorowitz, and on
Instagram @MitchHorowitz23.

The Radiant Darkness: A Christmas Special with Dr. Alexander John Shaia

The Radiant Darkness: A Christmas Special with Dr. Alexander John Shaia

December 19, 2021

In this episode I speak with Dr. Alexander John Shaia about the origins of today's Christmas traditions, their roots in the practices of the ancient Celtic world, and how they remain spiritually and mystically relevant, regardless of one's faith or lack thereof. To discover more of Dr. Shaia's work, visit his website here.

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A Conversation With Diana Turner (My wife and better half)

A Conversation With Diana Turner (My wife and better half)

August 1, 2021

This is part 1 of a conversation with my wife, Diana Turner, in which we discuss our meeting, our early dating days, as well as some of the spiritual weirdness and shenanigans we (mostly I) got up to in these days. This and part 2 of the conversation will serve as an intro to a second and separate podcast she and I will be starting together, in which we go into more detail concerning our own experience of deconstruciton while serving as pastors, and a whole lot more. So be on the look out for the new podcast as well!

Enjoy!

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A Secret Order - live sermon by Jeff Turner

A Secret Order - live sermon by Jeff Turner

July 11, 2021

In today's episode a take you to a live talk I gave two or three months ago that represent the basic idea I will be exploring in my next book, as well as being a simplified summation of where my thoughts have been on God, Christ, and following Jesus over the last several years. I hope you enjoy it, and be on the look out for more conversation based episodes in the days and weeks to come!

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Deconstructing Religion with Derrick Day

Deconstructing Religion with Derrick Day

February 3, 2021

In this episode I chat with Derrick Day, one of the hosts of The Heretic Happy Hour Podcast, and author of Deconstructing Religion, about his own journey of deconstructing his faith while being a full-time pastor...and much, much more. 

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Apostasy and Chill with Matthew J. Distefano

Apostasy and Chill with Matthew J. Distefano

January 11, 2021

This week we welcome podcaster and author, Matthew J. Distefano for a conversation on deconstruction, and all things heretical. Learn more about Matt's work here.

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Saying No to God, with Matthew J. Korpman

Saying No to God, with Matthew J. Korpman

January 1, 2021

Today we discuss the divine calling of the Christian to say no to God with author, biblical scholar, and all around great guy, Matthew J. Korpman. Grab a copy of his latest offering here. You won't regret it.

 

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Christmas Special: The Four Gospel Journey and the Radiance of Christmas with Alexander John Shaia

Christmas Special: The Four Gospel Journey and the Radiance of Christmas with Alexander John Shaia

December 20, 2020

In this episode I speak with Dr. Alexander Johna Shaia about his work on the Quadratos, or four Gospel Journey, and in the latter half of the show talk of some of our Christmas traditions, and their rich history in both Celtic mythology and Christian reinterpretation. 

 

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Halloween Special: The Real Conjuring with Andrea Perron

Halloween Special: The Real Conjuring with Andrea Perron

October 30, 2020

Andrea Perron is the eldest daughter of the real life Perron family, whose story was the inspiration behind the hit movie, The Conjuring. In this episode Andrea tells her family's story of enduring a terrifying haunting, and we also talk religion, loss of faith, and more!

 

A Conversation with Joshua Tongol

A Conversation with Joshua Tongol

October 11, 2020

In today's episode I have a conversation with author, speaker, YouTuber, author, and spiritual teacher Joshua Tongol about his own deconstructive process and where he is now. Along the way we talk faith healing, out of body experiences, and a host of other things. I hope you enjoy the conversation!

To get a hold of Joshua's books, or to connect with him via social media, YouTube, etc., check out his website here.

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