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Occult of Personality explores the occult and esoteric with authors and experts in the field.

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The Spiritual Survival - Angel Millar

Welcome to Occult of Personality: esoteric podcast extraordinaire at occultofpersonality.net. I’m your host, Greg Kaminsky. This is episode 198 featuring an interview with Angel Millar discussing his recent projects including his YouTube channel, The Spiritual Survival at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1KUBeGisBawNuH3ksnIRQ. Occult of Personality podcast is made possible by you, the listeners, and by the subscribers to https://chamberofreflection.com, our membership site. Angel Millar is the author of The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in the Modern Age (2015), Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition (2014), and Freemasonry: A History (2005). His writing has also been published in The Journal of Indo-European Studies, Quest magazine, and Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research, among others. His brilliant YouTube channel, The Spiritual Survival, as well as much of his work, is focused on the intersection of spirituality and self-mastery. He regularly inspires his audiences to work on self-mastery and uses his own experience and practices as a guide. I consider him a good friend and he’s one of my favorite guests. The intro music is “Awakening” by Paul Avgerinos (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/avgerinos-gnosis?song=3) and the outro music is “Build” by Ernesto Schnack (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/eschnack-wip?song=1). In the Chamber of Reflection, Angel Millar shares his insights about Freemasonry and the value of discipline and building a strong foundation for esoteric work. We also discuss his work understanding initiation and co-editing and writing for the new collection The Art and Science of Initiation, published by Lewis Masonic - https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/esoteric/the-art-and-science-of-initiation.htm. We also discuss the proliferation of Freemasons focusing on the esoteric and the wide array of Masonic Cons cropping up around the United States. If you enjoyed the first half of this interview, be sure to listen to that exclusive recording at https://chamberofreflection.com. I’d like to remind you that although you’re able to listen to this podcast at no charge, it costs time and money to create. We ask you to support our efforts and the creation of future podcasts by joining the membership section at https://chamberofreflection.com or subscribing via Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/occultofpersonality. And if you’re already supporting the show or have done so in the past – my heartfelt thanks and I salute you! Thanks for listening and until next time . . . https://angelmillar.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1KUBeGisBawNuH3ksnIRQ https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/esoteric/the-art-and-science-of-initiation.htm What is Counter Initiation? https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/blog/what-is-counter-initiation.htm

43 MINAUG 2
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The Spiritual Survival - Angel Millar

Cult of Golgotha - Craig Williams

Welcome to Occult of Personality: esoteric podcast extraordinaire at occultofpersonality.net. I’m your host, Greg Kaminsky. This is episode 197 featuring an interview with Craig Williams discussing his most recent book, Cult of Golgotha. Occult of Personality podcast is made possible by you, the listeners, and by the subscribers to https://chamberofreflection.com, our membership site. Our guest tonight is Craig Williams, returning to the show to discuss his most recent book, Cult of Golgotha, available from Anathema Publishing Ltd. "Cult of Golgotha presents a mysterious and strange glimpse into a creative occult current of revealed gnostic expression: the alchemical cross-pollination of Tantric Physics and Esoteric Voudon. Gnostic Bishop Craig Williams reveals a systematic vista of quantum exploration within the Womb of the Dark Goddess and Her web-like reach into the elemental world of gnostic Voudon. "This text reveals the insidious Archonic Systems of Control which endangers th...

55 MINMAY 30
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Cult of Golgotha - Craig Williams

Contemplative Masonry - C. R. Dunning, Jr.

This is episode 196 featuring an interview with C. R. Dunning, Jr., author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft. You can find Chuck Dunning online at https://chuckdunning.com/. "Chuck Dunning has been a Master Mason since 1988. Chuck is a Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research and belongs to a number of other Masonic research societies. In the Scottish Rite, Chuck is a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Director of Education for the Guthrie Valley in Oklahoma, and a Class Director for the Fort Worth Valley in Texas. In 2012 he became the founding Superintendent of the Academy of Reflection, which is a chartered organization for Scottish Rite Masons wanting to integrate contemplative practice with their Masonic experience. Chuck is a member of the Society for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education and has been engaged in various forms of contemplative practice for over three decades. In his career in higher educat...

56 MINMAR 30
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Contemplative Masonry - C. R. Dunning, Jr.

Gabriel McCaughry - (h)Auroræ

Gabriel McCaughry, founder of Anathema Publishing Ltd. (https://www.anathemapublishing.com/) and author of (h)Auroræ is our guest in podcast episode 195. This is a special two-part episode and you will find the second half available at Rudolf’s Thoth-Hermes podcast at https://www.thothermes.com/. "Gabriel McCaughry is the founder, editor, publisher, and contributing writer to Anathema's PILLARS occult periodical, Gabriel has fully overseen the creation and publishing of several well-respected esoteric titles including Craig Williams' Entering the Desert and Cult of Golgotha. "A pilgrim in the Mystery Tradition, Gabriel is deeply fascinated with all subjects relating to Alchemy, Hermeticism, and the Nameless Arte . . . he walks the Path of a Luciferian Gnostic. His systemic (albeit very personal and customized) approach to praxes and devotion stems from a profound love . . . " "(h)Auroræ is Gabriel McCaughry’s first published manuscript – a tome which correlates directly with An...

65 MINJAN 31
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Gabriel McCaughry - (h)Auroræ

Mark Stavish - Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny

Mark Stavish, author of Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny, is our guest in podcast episode 194. Mark Stavish, the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies and a life-long student of esotericism with over 35 years of experience in comparative religion, philosophy, psychology, and mysticism with emphasis on Western spiritual traditions. He has authored more than 26 books including The Path of Alchemy and Kabbalah for Health and Wellness. Stavish is also the author of the blog VOXHERMES at https://voxhermes.wordpress.com/. In this wide-ranging and extended interview, Mark Stavish and I discuss his recent book, Egregores, and a myriad of related subjects including eastern religion, the relationship between divinity, deity, and humanity, the modern political landscape and the interface with esoteric belief systems, and much more! “One of most important but little-known concepts of Western occultism is that of the egregore, an autonomous psych...

87 MIN2018 NOV 29
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Mark Stavish - Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny

Rudolf Berger

This is episode 193 featuring an interview with my good friend Rudolf Berger, co-host of Occult of Personality podcast and the host of the Thoth-Hermes podcast. Known on the internet by his pseudonym Gnothi Seauton, Rudolf is the producer and host of the Thoth-Hermes Podcast, which can be found at http://www.thothermes.com. He can also be heard as my co-host on the Occult of Personality podcast. Rudolf has been interested in the world of esotericism and occultism for over three decades. A Freemason for more than a quarter of a century and a member of the Scottish Rite, his first interest in esoteric sciences came about when reading books by Rudolf Steiner. Later, after experiences in shamanism, Theosophy and ritual magic, he broadened his knowledge and personal involvement to many fields of the Western esoteric tradition. Today Rudolf calls himself a “gnostic Hermeticist” with a very strong link to ceremonial magic. He is also greatly interested in sacred geometry and the implicat...

48 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Rudolf Berger

Josef Wäges and the Order of the Illuminati

Josef Wäges, the preeminent scholar studying the Order of the Illuminati, and a prominent Freemason, joins us in podcast episode 192 to discuss the history of the Order of the Illuminati, its founder Adam Weishaupt, the Freemasonic associations of the order, and its downfall, along with Josef’s work editing the newly released collected works of Weishaupt consisting of writings that supplement and enhance the original Order of the Illuminati degree rituals and doctrines. For more information about these books, go to https://maltaminervaleditions.com. Adam Weishaupt founded the Order of the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776 and was the general of the order until mid-1784. On Materialism and Idealism was first published by Weishaupt in 1786 and has long been considered to be one of his philosophical works. After the publication of the Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati, it has been discovered to in fact be the completion of the Docetist degree of ...

60 MIN2018 AUG 19
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Josef Wäges and the Order of the Illuminati

Jason Louv and John Dee's Empire of Angels

Author, futurist, and wizard Jason Louv joins us in podcast episode 191 to discuss his recent book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World. “John Dee (1527-1608), Queen Elizabeth I’s court advisor and astrologer, was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century. . . But, as Jason Louv explains, Dee was suppressed from mainstream history because he spent the second half of his career developing a method for contacting angels. After a brilliant ascent from star student at Cambridge to scientific advisor to the Queen, Dee, with the help of a disreputable, criminal psychic named Edward Kelley, devoted ten years to communing with the angels. . . Piecing together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and scrying sessions, the author examines Enochian in precise detail and explains how the angels used Dee and Kelley as agents to establish a New World Order that they hoped would . . . eventually dominate the entire globe. “Presenting ...

67 MIN2018 JUL 29
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Jason Louv and John Dee's Empire of Angels

Gary Lachman & The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Acclaimed author Gary Lachman, who has appeared on the show previously, joins us in podcast episode 190 to discuss his recent, and arguably one of his most important books, The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination. Lachman has contributed an important and useful primer to the perennial philosophy and a guide for those ready to explore different, more authentic perspectives of reality. While it may be overshadowed by more sensational or popular material by this author, The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination is my favorite work by Gary Lachman. This book speaks to the soul and invites the reader to consider a way of perceiving that re-enchants the world. “The ability to imagine is at the heart of what makes us human. Through our imagination we experience more fully the world both around us and within us. Imagination plays a key role in creativity and innovation. “Until the seventeenth century, the human imagination was celebrated. Since then, with the emergence of science as the dominan...

56 MIN2018 JUN 9
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Gary Lachman & The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Three in One: Mani C. Price, Derek Hunter, and Ethan Indigo Smith

We have three separate interviews in episode 189: visionary artist Mani C. Price, author and musician Derek Hunter, and activist, author, and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith. Mani C. Price is a NYC visionary artist who paints ordinary women into exotic, self-empowered goddesses. Art and magick are her passions. Mani is also creating an animated short film about writer H.P. Lovecraft entitled "The Unnamable." Please consider supporting Mani's Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manitheuncanny/the-unnamable-hp-lovecraft-short-animated-filmcampaign to create the film. Mani shares her expertise in regards to spiritual work during this fascinating interview. In addition to Mani's evocative artwork, her talents in working with the spirit realm are formidable. You can find Mani online at http://manitheuncanny.com/. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! Next is author and musician Derek Hunter. Derek is the author of Love Chaos: A New Religion, A New Philosop...

92 MIN2018 MAY 2
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Three in One: Mani C. Price, Derek Hunter, and Ethan Indigo Smith

Latest Episodes

The Spiritual Survival - Angel Millar

Welcome to Occult of Personality: esoteric podcast extraordinaire at occultofpersonality.net. I’m your host, Greg Kaminsky. This is episode 198 featuring an interview with Angel Millar discussing his recent projects including his YouTube channel, The Spiritual Survival at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1KUBeGisBawNuH3ksnIRQ. Occult of Personality podcast is made possible by you, the listeners, and by the subscribers to https://chamberofreflection.com, our membership site. Angel Millar is the author of The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in the Modern Age (2015), Freemasonry: Foundation of the Western Esoteric Tradition (2014), and Freemasonry: A History (2005). His writing has also been published in The Journal of Indo-European Studies, Quest magazine, and Philalethes: The Journal of Masonic Research, among others. His brilliant YouTube channel, The Spiritual Survival, as well as much of his work, is focused on the intersection of spirituality and self-mastery. He regularly inspires his audiences to work on self-mastery and uses his own experience and practices as a guide. I consider him a good friend and he’s one of my favorite guests. The intro music is “Awakening” by Paul Avgerinos (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/avgerinos-gnosis?song=3) and the outro music is “Build” by Ernesto Schnack (http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/eschnack-wip?song=1). In the Chamber of Reflection, Angel Millar shares his insights about Freemasonry and the value of discipline and building a strong foundation for esoteric work. We also discuss his work understanding initiation and co-editing and writing for the new collection The Art and Science of Initiation, published by Lewis Masonic - https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/esoteric/the-art-and-science-of-initiation.htm. We also discuss the proliferation of Freemasons focusing on the esoteric and the wide array of Masonic Cons cropping up around the United States. If you enjoyed the first half of this interview, be sure to listen to that exclusive recording at https://chamberofreflection.com. I’d like to remind you that although you’re able to listen to this podcast at no charge, it costs time and money to create. We ask you to support our efforts and the creation of future podcasts by joining the membership section at https://chamberofreflection.com or subscribing via Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/occultofpersonality. And if you’re already supporting the show or have done so in the past – my heartfelt thanks and I salute you! Thanks for listening and until next time . . . https://angelmillar.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1KUBeGisBawNuH3ksnIRQ https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/esoteric/the-art-and-science-of-initiation.htm What is Counter Initiation? https://www.lewismasonic.co.uk/blog/what-is-counter-initiation.htm

43 MINAUG 2
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The Spiritual Survival - Angel Millar

Cult of Golgotha - Craig Williams

Welcome to Occult of Personality: esoteric podcast extraordinaire at occultofpersonality.net. I’m your host, Greg Kaminsky. This is episode 197 featuring an interview with Craig Williams discussing his most recent book, Cult of Golgotha. Occult of Personality podcast is made possible by you, the listeners, and by the subscribers to https://chamberofreflection.com, our membership site. Our guest tonight is Craig Williams, returning to the show to discuss his most recent book, Cult of Golgotha, available from Anathema Publishing Ltd. "Cult of Golgotha presents a mysterious and strange glimpse into a creative occult current of revealed gnostic expression: the alchemical cross-pollination of Tantric Physics and Esoteric Voudon. Gnostic Bishop Craig Williams reveals a systematic vista of quantum exploration within the Womb of the Dark Goddess and Her web-like reach into the elemental world of gnostic Voudon. "This text reveals the insidious Archonic Systems of Control which endangers th...

55 MINMAY 30
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Cult of Golgotha - Craig Williams

Contemplative Masonry - C. R. Dunning, Jr.

This is episode 196 featuring an interview with C. R. Dunning, Jr., author of Contemplative Masonry: Basic Applications of Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagery for the Craft. You can find Chuck Dunning online at https://chuckdunning.com/. "Chuck Dunning has been a Master Mason since 1988. Chuck is a Full Member of the Texas Lodge of Research and belongs to a number of other Masonic research societies. In the Scottish Rite, Chuck is a Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, Director of Education for the Guthrie Valley in Oklahoma, and a Class Director for the Fort Worth Valley in Texas. In 2012 he became the founding Superintendent of the Academy of Reflection, which is a chartered organization for Scottish Rite Masons wanting to integrate contemplative practice with their Masonic experience. Chuck is a member of the Society for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education and has been engaged in various forms of contemplative practice for over three decades. In his career in higher educat...

56 MINMAR 30
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Contemplative Masonry - C. R. Dunning, Jr.

Gabriel McCaughry - (h)Auroræ

Gabriel McCaughry, founder of Anathema Publishing Ltd. (https://www.anathemapublishing.com/) and author of (h)Auroræ is our guest in podcast episode 195. This is a special two-part episode and you will find the second half available at Rudolf’s Thoth-Hermes podcast at https://www.thothermes.com/. "Gabriel McCaughry is the founder, editor, publisher, and contributing writer to Anathema's PILLARS occult periodical, Gabriel has fully overseen the creation and publishing of several well-respected esoteric titles including Craig Williams' Entering the Desert and Cult of Golgotha. "A pilgrim in the Mystery Tradition, Gabriel is deeply fascinated with all subjects relating to Alchemy, Hermeticism, and the Nameless Arte . . . he walks the Path of a Luciferian Gnostic. His systemic (albeit very personal and customized) approach to praxes and devotion stems from a profound love . . . " "(h)Auroræ is Gabriel McCaughry’s first published manuscript – a tome which correlates directly with An...

65 MINJAN 31
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Gabriel McCaughry - (h)Auroræ

Mark Stavish - Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny

Mark Stavish, author of Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny, is our guest in podcast episode 194. Mark Stavish, the Director of Studies for the Institute for Hermetic Studies and a life-long student of esotericism with over 35 years of experience in comparative religion, philosophy, psychology, and mysticism with emphasis on Western spiritual traditions. He has authored more than 26 books including The Path of Alchemy and Kabbalah for Health and Wellness. Stavish is also the author of the blog VOXHERMES at https://voxhermes.wordpress.com/. In this wide-ranging and extended interview, Mark Stavish and I discuss his recent book, Egregores, and a myriad of related subjects including eastern religion, the relationship between divinity, deity, and humanity, the modern political landscape and the interface with esoteric belief systems, and much more! “One of most important but little-known concepts of Western occultism is that of the egregore, an autonomous psych...

87 MIN2018 NOV 29
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Mark Stavish - Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny

Rudolf Berger

This is episode 193 featuring an interview with my good friend Rudolf Berger, co-host of Occult of Personality podcast and the host of the Thoth-Hermes podcast. Known on the internet by his pseudonym Gnothi Seauton, Rudolf is the producer and host of the Thoth-Hermes Podcast, which can be found at http://www.thothermes.com. He can also be heard as my co-host on the Occult of Personality podcast. Rudolf has been interested in the world of esotericism and occultism for over three decades. A Freemason for more than a quarter of a century and a member of the Scottish Rite, his first interest in esoteric sciences came about when reading books by Rudolf Steiner. Later, after experiences in shamanism, Theosophy and ritual magic, he broadened his knowledge and personal involvement to many fields of the Western esoteric tradition. Today Rudolf calls himself a “gnostic Hermeticist” with a very strong link to ceremonial magic. He is also greatly interested in sacred geometry and the implicat...

48 MIN2018 OCT 1
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Rudolf Berger

Josef Wäges and the Order of the Illuminati

Josef Wäges, the preeminent scholar studying the Order of the Illuminati, and a prominent Freemason, joins us in podcast episode 192 to discuss the history of the Order of the Illuminati, its founder Adam Weishaupt, the Freemasonic associations of the order, and its downfall, along with Josef’s work editing the newly released collected works of Weishaupt consisting of writings that supplement and enhance the original Order of the Illuminati degree rituals and doctrines. For more information about these books, go to https://maltaminervaleditions.com. Adam Weishaupt founded the Order of the Illuminati on May 1st, 1776 and was the general of the order until mid-1784. On Materialism and Idealism was first published by Weishaupt in 1786 and has long been considered to be one of his philosophical works. After the publication of the Secret School of Wisdom, the Authentic Ritual and Doctrines of the Illuminati, it has been discovered to in fact be the completion of the Docetist degree of ...

60 MIN2018 AUG 19
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Josef Wäges and the Order of the Illuminati

Jason Louv and John Dee's Empire of Angels

Author, futurist, and wizard Jason Louv joins us in podcast episode 191 to discuss his recent book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World. “John Dee (1527-1608), Queen Elizabeth I’s court advisor and astrologer, was the foremost scientific genius of the 16th century. . . But, as Jason Louv explains, Dee was suppressed from mainstream history because he spent the second half of his career developing a method for contacting angels. After a brilliant ascent from star student at Cambridge to scientific advisor to the Queen, Dee, with the help of a disreputable, criminal psychic named Edward Kelley, devoted ten years to communing with the angels. . . Piecing together Dee’s fragmentary Spirit Diaries and scrying sessions, the author examines Enochian in precise detail and explains how the angels used Dee and Kelley as agents to establish a New World Order that they hoped would . . . eventually dominate the entire globe. “Presenting ...

67 MIN2018 JUL 29
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Jason Louv and John Dee's Empire of Angels

Gary Lachman & The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Acclaimed author Gary Lachman, who has appeared on the show previously, joins us in podcast episode 190 to discuss his recent, and arguably one of his most important books, The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination. Lachman has contributed an important and useful primer to the perennial philosophy and a guide for those ready to explore different, more authentic perspectives of reality. While it may be overshadowed by more sensational or popular material by this author, The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination is my favorite work by Gary Lachman. This book speaks to the soul and invites the reader to consider a way of perceiving that re-enchants the world. “The ability to imagine is at the heart of what makes us human. Through our imagination we experience more fully the world both around us and within us. Imagination plays a key role in creativity and innovation. “Until the seventeenth century, the human imagination was celebrated. Since then, with the emergence of science as the dominan...

56 MIN2018 JUN 9
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Gary Lachman & The Lost Knowledge of the Imagination

Three in One: Mani C. Price, Derek Hunter, and Ethan Indigo Smith

We have three separate interviews in episode 189: visionary artist Mani C. Price, author and musician Derek Hunter, and activist, author, and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith. Mani C. Price is a NYC visionary artist who paints ordinary women into exotic, self-empowered goddesses. Art and magick are her passions. Mani is also creating an animated short film about writer H.P. Lovecraft entitled "The Unnamable." Please consider supporting Mani's Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/manitheuncanny/the-unnamable-hp-lovecraft-short-animated-filmcampaign to create the film. Mani shares her expertise in regards to spiritual work during this fascinating interview. In addition to Mani's evocative artwork, her talents in working with the spirit realm are formidable. You can find Mani online at http://manitheuncanny.com/. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did! Next is author and musician Derek Hunter. Derek is the author of Love Chaos: A New Religion, A New Philosop...

92 MIN2018 MAY 2
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Three in One: Mani C. Price, Derek Hunter, and Ethan Indigo Smith