In this episode we explore magick and creativity as we speak with the mysterious electronic music composer Alka who was kind of enough to come on the show and share his music with us which is featured throughout the episode.  In A Corner in the Occult we learn about famous, mystic, poet, artist, and engraver William Blake.  Highly influential to artists and occultists, Blake has been a focus for scholars since his death as he continues to fascinate and inspire new generations.  We learn about the phrase, “So Mote It Be” in the Essence of Magick.  Have you ever considered the phrase itself and what exactly it implies as a practitioner of magick?  Find out in this episode!   Also during the show, I read listener email, we hear a great track by Donna Lewis and to close we revisit the ideas of Free Will, Magick, and Deity.   Do you have free will in regards to your personal religious theology?  If so, what does this mean in how you view deity?  Find out this and more in this electronic episode!

Featured Music: Alka, Donna Lewis

Credits: Music Alley


Lloyd Hargrove · July 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

That free music download really tricks out the visuals of my Windows Media Player! Definitely some spellcasting going on there, how is that done anyway? I might have to break down and actually buy some of that music! About that free will thing… don’t worry, it’s just an experiment to see how well we can get along on our own. I suspect the experiment is about over. 😉

    Chris Orapello · July 29, 2012 at 9:47 am

    What? How spellcasting is done? As you will it, so mote it be!

    If you do happen to purchase some of Alka’s music let him know as he would like to hear from you. Also, he’s on facebook in case you were interested in keeping up with his future endeavors.

Lloyd Hargrove · August 1, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Sorry Chris, I wasn’t asking as to the how on the spellcasting, but rather how the Windows Music Player translates those sounds into images. If you haven’t watched this music with visuals, try it some time. Even MS calls it “Alchemy”. 😉

While playing music, Windows Media Player can show visualizations. The current three visualizations are Alchemy, Bars and Waves, and “Battery”. I’m told that Macs are even more sophiscated with this kind of feature. There are also numerous other themes one can download to give different visuals.

Lloyd Hargrove · August 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Ok! Even my Ubuntu machine does this quite well!

Chris Orapello · August 1, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Pretty cool. I’m not sure if it bases its changes, patterns and motions on the music or not, but it sure seems to respond to it. I might have to listen to more of Alka with the visualizations turned-on to see what happens. 😉

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