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A more or less Traditional Golden Dawn 5=6 and Yoga practitioner interviews teachers and fellow students of Esoterica building bridges of communication, mutual respect, and understanding between widely varying schools of thought, from the obscure to the mainstream.

Edward Reib


    • Sep 21, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • infrequent NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 33m AVG DURATION
    • 121 EPISODES


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    Latest episodes from VH Frater BT's Esoterinerd Podcast

    Ep.120: Mathers' Ring

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 713:53


    BT recites a portion of the Confessio Fraternitatis for The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden segment, then interviews Mark Williams regarding building relationships with spirits, Frater RC on theology and DMT, Joe Zabinski about DigiTalisman and paths of illumination, Eric V Sisco regarding the Golden Dawn and the higher grades of the RR et AC, Robby Strong PhD on activism and the role of the Hierus, Frater VMP about Marian apparitions and healing, Frater Mercurio regarding Rosicrucians of Renaissance Europe, Victorian England, and today, Soror CMU on spiritual groups, solo work, and syncretisation, Eli Cohen on cult survival, music, and magic, and Frater IC regarding Dzogchen, Hermeticism, and near-death-experience.

    Ep.119: Padmasambhava - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 76:57


    BT recites Cantos 4 through 6 of "The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava" by Yeshe Tsogyal.

    Ep.118: Padmasambhava

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 71:18


    BT recites Cantos 1 through 3 of "The Life and Liberation of Padmasambhava" by Yeshe Tsogyal.

    Ep.117: Tamra Lucid

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 59:46


    BT recites chapter two of his book "Thomas and The Wolf" then he, Daniel Garber, and Terri Sena interview Tamra Lucid, author of "Making The Ordinary Extraordinary: My Seven Years in Occult Los Angeles with Manly Palmer Hall," regarding The Philosophical Research Society, working directly with Manly Palmer and Marie Bauer Hall, Los Feliz architecture, The Bodhi Tree in Hollywood, and the one in Bodh Gaya, Sacred Geometry, Cosmic Compassion, Jakob Böhme, and the American Ideal.

    Ep.116: David Wright

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 103:22


    BT launches phase 2 of The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden segment by reciting the beginning of the Confessio Fraternitatis in English, as Frater Iod Tav recites the same in the original German, then he and Ryan at Praxis Behind the Obscure discuss Wicca, Golden Dawn, Gnosis vs Gnosticism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, the Yakuza, and Tattoos with David Wright in the Florida Keys.

    Ep.115: Aghori Self-Initiation

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 220:50


    BT recites Chapter 6 verses 1 through 6 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Amandeep Singh of The Violet Flames discuss the essense, meaning, and rituals of Aghor, Vajrayana Buddhism, John Dan Reib and "Transformations," Amandeep's "The Game of Primal Forces," Osho, HP Lovecraft, BT's "Thomas and The Wolf" and "The Small Grey Mouse," the spiritual significance of The Interdimensional Coffeehouse, Kailash and other sacred mountains, Sikhism, Guru Nanak, Guru Govind Singh, and an ancient Aghori Self-Initiation ritual.

    Ep.114: Fama Fraternitatis

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 64:39


    Once upon a time, in 1614, the people of Kassel, Germany, awoke to a surprise: In the middle of the night, some sneaky Esoterinerds had posted multiple copies of their Manifesto all over town. It was called the Fama Fraternitatis Rosae Crucis... In this episode, BT revisits an old segment called Corrections Department, then recites the entire Fama Fraternitatis Roseae Crucis of The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden, as Frater Yod Tav recites the same in the original German, accompanied by the orchestral renderings of certain Koji Kondo classics.

    Ep.113: Matt Garrity

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 46:28


    BT reads a bit more of The Fama for the segment The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden, then he, Joe Zabinski, and Lord John discuss Golden Dawn Magic, Orders, and Initiations with Matt Garrity. The conversation is in two parts, the first part is this Esoterinerd Episode, and the second part can be found in Episode 65 of VH Frater RC's Podcast, Magick Without Fears.

    Ep.112: The OTHER Left-Hand Path

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 122:37


    BT recites chapter one from his first published book, Thomas and The Wolf, then he, Robby Strong PhD AKA Silence The Aquarian, Eli AKA IXth Key, and Bishop Leo discuss politics and magick, wisdom and compassion, Buddhism and Golden Dawn, psychedelics and ritual, Isaac Newton, Gonzo Theology and Psilocybin Sundays, Quakers and Freemasons, the Jubilee and debt slavery, lack of conviction and passionate intensity, bubbles and echo chambers, and fighting to end entrenched systemic problems.

    Ep.111: Megan Song

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 184:37


    We open with the segment called Indian Magic with Piyu in which she teaches us a powerful send-back technique, then BT and Joe Zabinski interview Megan Song, founder of The Open Source Order of the Rainbow Serpent Phoenix (ORSPH), and author of Love Is Not A Thought-Crime, regarding Tarot, The Rites of Eleusis, Golden Dawn, Thelema, Stone and Crystal Magick, Trauma, Healing, Cacophony Society, Chthonic workings, Jodorowskian Psychomagic, Ayahuasca, and a lot of other things.

    Ep.110: Ryan of Praxis Behind The Obscure

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 149:33


    We open with BT reciting Chapter 6 verse 1 of his dad's book for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes. Then, BT and Ryan do a Simulcast, at once an episode of Praxis Behind the Obscure, and of The Esoterinerd Podcast. Ryan, like BT, is a Vajrayana Hermeticist from California who relocated to Asia and hosts an occult podcast. In Ryan's case, he's also from Hawaii, and now lives in South Korea. Topics they cover, or at least touch on, include Zen, Cults, Languages, Politics, Golden Dawn, Vajrayana, and Squid Game.

    Ep.109: Lailokens Awen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 183:27


    We open with BT reciting Chapter 5 verses 18 through 22 of his dad's book for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes. Then, BT gets interviewed by renowned Druid Hermeticist and owner of Lailokens Awen, Shawn C. Hebert, on his Podcast, The LVX Files. About halfway through the interview, BT becomes the interviewer, and we learn a bit about Shawn's background as well.

    Ep.108: Edward C. Reib

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 118:08


    We open with BT reciting Chapter 5 verses 10 through 17 of his dad's book for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes. Then, VH Frater RC invited VH Frater BT (AKA Edward C. Reib) to give a lecture to his students in Hermetic Mystery School. Edward gives a lecture called "U1: Inspiration, Imagination, and Creativity" in which he recites portions from David Lynch's Catching The Big Fish, and U1 from the RR et ET, or the Inner Order teachings of the Golden Dawn. As it is said, we are made in the image of the Creator(s). It follows, then, that we also are creators by nature, provided we have not cluttered our minds with too much junk, and not enough inner-work and landscaping. BT/Edward also talks about the inspiration which led to each of his recent publications: Thomas and The Wolf, The Small Grey Mouse, Taco and Sonnet1, as well as his dad's book TRANSFORMATIONS.

    Ep.107: Joseph Zabinski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 180:00


    We open with Priyal Manjari Reib (BT's wife) describing a recent dream initiation, after which BT and his old friend Joe Zabinski reminisce about 1999-2002 era HOMSI, discuss Cultural Polarization, Black and White Tile, The Parable of the Cave, Alchemy, Idealism, the Nature of Inspiration, Morality, Dogen's Shobogenzo, Iranian Polar Bears, Material vs Spiritual, Materialization of the Spiritual and Spiritualization of the Material, Enlightenment, Unenlightenment, Episcopalianism, Conspiracism, Cult-Survivor Trauma, and a lot of other things.

    Ep.106: Kess Frey 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 117:40


    BT interviews his dad's old friend Kess Frey on topics including but not limited to Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer, Golden Dawn, Builders of the Adytum, Tibetan Tantric Buddhism, John Dan Reib, Goa, and Anchorage.

    Ep.105: Daniel Garber 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 165:27


    BT reads from the Lotus Sutra for the segment Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō, then he and and Gonzo Theologist Robert Strong, PHD successfully interview Daniel Garber about the past few years of participating in the Lakota Sun Dance, as well as Lakota culture, history, present circumstances, and Shamanism in general.

    Ep.104: Daniel Garber 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 107:48


    BT reads from the Lotus Sutra for a new segment called Namu Myōhō Renge Kyō, then he and and Gonzo Theologist Robert Strong, PHD feebly attempt to interview Daniel Garber about his upcoming trip to South Dakota and the Lakota Sun Dance, but it all kind of goes off the rails. So, this is sort of the Dress Rehearsal for Daniel Garber 4.

    Ep.103: Prof. Barry Taylor

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021 97:08


    BT recites TRANSFORMATIONS chapter 5 verses 1 through 9 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Doctor Robert Strong AKA Silence the Aquarian interview Prof. Barry Taylor, former roadie for ACDC, Episcopal Rector, and Robby's Professor back at Fuller Seminary. After the interview, at Robby's request, BT recites the opening to the oldest of the Vedas, an ancient poem to the god of Fire, or to Fire itself.

    Ep.102: The Darkly Splendid World

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2020 108:13


    BT recites TRANSFORMATIONS chapter 4 verses 14 through 22 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and VH Frater RC of Hermetic Mystery School continue their conversation on a variety of topics from Golden Dawn to the magic of traditional Indian customs. This is the second part of a two part conversation, you may want to hear episode 101 first, but it's up to you.

    Ep.101: The Dark Night of the Senses

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2020 116:37


    BT recites some more of the Fama Fraternitatis for the segment The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden, then he and VH Frater RC of Hermetic Mystery School discuss the Dark Nights of the Senses and of the Spirit, the Qlippoth, and the Alchemy of the Golden Dawn grade of Practicus, and many other things. This is part one of two, the second half of the conversation will air in the near future.

    Ep.100: JoEl Meeks-Matous

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2020 140:28


    BT recites TRANSFORMATIONS chapter 4 verses 9 through 13 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Robby Strong interview JoEl Meeks-Matous, the inventor of the nanotube-aerogel matrix, regarding ancient, modern, and future nanotechnology, climate change, psychedelics, politics, religion, faith and science, Kabbalah and Qabbala.

    Ep.99: Amandeep Singh 2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2018 213:17


    BT introduces a new segment called Indian Magic with Piyu in which she explains Nazar Lagna and Nazar Utarna, then he and Amandeep Singh AKA SwarAdi discuss Sikhism, Tantra, Krishna, Osho, Luciferians, Satanism, Thelema, Golden Dawn, Nagas, Crypto Humans, Lizard People, the Aghori, and many other things.

    Ep.98: Buzani Mnguni

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2017 99:38


    BT recites Chapter 4 Verses 6 through 8 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then interviews Buzani Mnguni about the Rhodesian Bush War and his exile in Zambia, Scientology in Africa, Christianity, Colonialism, Capitalism, Racism, Communism, and The Gnostic Church of the Black Sun Ku Ho Hu.

    Ep.97: Ku Ho Hu and LODRAKA

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2017 106:57


    BT defines Bodhi in the Tech-Support segment, then discusses Post-Apartheid Apartheid in South Africa, Scientology, Golden Dawn, Thelema, Voodoo, The Congo, Tendai, Shingon, and The Gnostic Church of the Black Sun Ku Ho Hu with Tau Siddhartha and Frater Yannick.

    Ep.96: Adam Scott Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2017 80:46


    BT recites Chapter 4 Verses 2 through 5 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then discusses the Universal Hyper-Organism, the Galactic Mother, the Ecology of Energy and Entities, LAM and other Greys, concussions and Astral Sight, as well as Spiritual, Psychedelic, Esoteric, and Visionary Art with Adam Scott Miller.

    Ep.95: VH Frater RC

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2017 134:25


    BT reads a bit more of The Fama for The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden segment, then he and VH Frater RC discuss Golden Dawn, W.B. Yeats, Atheism, Catholicism, Isaac Newton, Hermeneutics Theology, Semiotics, The Church of the Hermaphroditic Jesus, "The Alchemy of the Shadow and the Tunnels of Set", and The Invocation of Azrael the Archangel of Death for Halloween.

    Ep.94: The Crooked Path

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2017 86:26


    BT recites Chapter 4 Verse 1 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Sal Santoro talk about Walking the Crooked Path: The Path of the Flaming Sword which is BT's workshop at The Crooked Path Occult Apothecary in Burbank California Friday nights at 8pm between now and November 10th 2017.

    Ep.93: Indy Rishi Singh

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2017 86:26


    BT recites Chapter 3 Verses 16 through 22 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then discusses Sikhism, Sound Healing, Laughing Meditation, Yoga, Rishis, Kundalini Massage and Hypnotherapy, Sri Yantra, The Singularity, Nicola Tesla, iLiving, and the Civic Sound Bath at the Los Angeles Public Library, with Indy Rishi Singh.

    Ep.92½: Last Sanctuary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2017 81:20


    BONUS TRACK: The Last Meeting at BT's L.A. Sanctuary.

    Ep.92: Doctor Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2017 73:57


    BT recites Chapter 3 Verses 12 through 15 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then discusses Hoodoo, Chaos Magick, Racism, and Politics with Doctor Bones at The Conjure House.

    Ep.91: VH Frater DN

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2017 81:58


    BT recites Chapter 3 Verses 8 through 11 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then discusses Healing, Yoga, the floor of The Vault, Greek Orthodoxy, and the Order of the Golden Dawn Universum with VH Frater DN.

    Ep.90: Alexandra Gongolski

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2017 122:02


    BT takes us up the Path of ק‎ for the segment From Station To Station, then discusses Sidereal, Tropical and Heliocentric Astrology, Magick, Politics, Gender Identity, Thelema, the O.T.O., William Wheeler, and Ad Societatem Angelorum: The Society of Angels with Alexandra Gongolski AKA Soror Ab Eternum, Hillel, and Soror Eve.

    Ep.89: Silence & Gnosis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2017 82:00


    BT recites The Meditation On ה from The Book Of Tokens for the segment אבּבגדה, then he and Gnosis interview Silence AKA Robby Strong on the subject of Gnosis and Gnosticism.

    Ep.88: Ian Baker

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2017 51:29


    BT recites Chapter 3 Verses 4 through 7 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Lindsey Kimura interview Ian Baker regarding The Heart of the World and other Beyul, working with the Dalai Lama, the Jungian Shadow, The Art of Tibetan Healing, and present day devotees of Yeshe Tsogyal, the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Ep.87: Jodi Wille

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2017 66:20


    Pymander Aquarian (BT) recites Chapter 3 Verses 1 through 3 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then interviews Vision Way Aquarian (Jodi Wille) the producer and director of The Source Family Documentary regarding that, The UNARIUS Academy of Science, as well as Cults, Communes, and Metaphysical Groups in general.

    Ep.86: What Would Yeshe Do? ∙ 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2017 192:33


    BT recites the next bit of The Secret of the Golden Flower, then interviews Kess Frey regarding Chi Gong, The Five Dhyani Buddhas, Red Tara, and Yeshe Tsogyal, the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Ep.85: Hannah Haddix

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2017 94:16


    BT recites Chapter 2 Verses 20 through 22 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then interviews Hannah Haddix regarding Art and Magic, Genesis P-Orridge and Thee Temple of Psychic Youth, Vipassana Meditation, Ayuhuasca, Thee Coyotel Church, the Aghori, The Process Church, Dreams, Sleep Paralysis, and some other things.

    Ep.84: Portal Problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2017 56:47


    BT reads a bit more of The Fama for The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden segment, then he and Joe Shantz give questionable advice to H Frater SIAA, a more or less Traditional Golden Dawn Portal in Key West.

    Ep.83: What Would Yeshe Do? ∙ 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2017 139:42


    BT recites The Meditation On ד from The Book Of Tokens for the segment אבּבגדה, then interviews Kess Frey about the life and legacy of Yeshe Tsogyal, the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Ep.82: Lon Milo DuQuette #2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2017 92:52


    BT recites The Meditation On ג from The Book Of Tokens for the segment אבּבגדה, then he and Ella Jensen of Stooping Starlight discuss Thelema and Aleister Crowley, the Ordo Templi Orientis of old as well as the new one, the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, "Classic" Golden Dawn, the Goat of Mendes, and Paul Foster Case with Lon Milo DuQuette.

    Ep.81: The Great Mystery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2017 122:39


    BT recites Chapter 2 Verse 19 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then he and Lindsey Kimura interview Wiz Garber about the traditions of the Lakota People, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, The Forgiveness Ceremony between the 7th Cavalry and the Lakota Sioux Nation, and the Seventy-Seven Stones of the Iya Wasi'chu.

    Ep.80: Agustin Reyes

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2017 101:54


    BT recites Chapter 2, Verses 16 through 18, for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes then he and Joe Shantz talk some Golden Dawn with Agustin Reyes, the current Imperator of the OGD-CSS Temple of Ptah.

    Ep.79: Sun Segments

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2017 52:08


    BT recites The Meditation On ר‎ from The Book Of Tokens for the segment אבּבגדה, then leads a guided Pathworking up the Path of ר‎ to establish a Temple in Hod for the segment From Station To Station.

    Ep.78: Transformations 2:10-15

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2016 12:03


    BT recites Chapter 2, Verses 10 through 15, for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes.

    Ep.77: Further, Ananda.

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2016 133:42


    BT recites Volume 8 of Shuryangama Sutra.

    Ep.76: Djin Aquarian

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2016 77:11


    BT recites Chapter 2, Verses 7 through 9, for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes then he and Silence Aquarian discuss The Source Family, Father Yod, Yogi Bhajan, Essenes, Pythagorians, Thoth the Atlantean, Builders of the Adytum, and The Age of Aquarius with Djin Aquarian of Ya Ho Wha 13.

    Ep.75: Adam Yasmin

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2016 78:29


    BT, Joe Shantz, and our new co-host Matt Morter discuss the Alchemy of Chinese Tea Ceremonies, Hafiz and the Sufis, Mindfulness, George Carlin, The Occupy Movement, and Jimmy Bleyer's Temple Of Visions with Adam Yasmin.

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