The Hermetic Hour

  • Astral Dynamics by Robert Bruce

    19 May 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday May 18th, the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will  review and discuss "Astral Dynamics" (2009) by Robert Bruce. Robert  Bruce is an Australian writer not to be confused with the Scottish  "Robert the Bruce". In Astral ...
  • Lucifer Princeps by Peter Grey

    12 May 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday May 11th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review "Lucifer Princeps" (2015) by Peter Grey.  This book is quite different in style from its predecessor "The Red Goddess" which, although well-researched, explored the ...
  • The Red Goddess by Peter Grey

    5 May 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday May 4th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will  review and discuss "The Red Goddess" (2007) and "Lucifer Princeps"  (2015) by Thelemic magician Peter Grey. The Red Goddess is devoted to  establishing the history and ...
  • The Queen of Sheba in The Hermetic Tradition (re-broadcast)

    28 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday November 15th, 2012 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will discuss the legendary Balkis, Queen of Sheba and her place in the equally legendary tales of King Solomon. We will uncover the amazing historical facts behind her almost ...
  • Lucifer's Court by Otto Rahn (Part 2 of 2)

    21 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday April 2Oth, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon  will continue to review and discuss the modern English (2004)  translation of Otto Rahn's 1937 Lucifer's Court. This was Rahn's travel  journal from Southern France to ...
  • Lucifer's Court by Otto Rahn (Part 1 of 2)

    14 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday April 13th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon  will review and discuss the modern English (2004) translation of Otto  Rahn's 1937 Lucifer's Court. This was Rahn's travel journal from  Southern France to Iceland when he ...
  • Canaanite Mythology and Solomon's Magick (re-broadcast)

    7 Apr 2017, 3:00 am
    On November 1st, 2012 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the relationship of ancient Canaanite mythology to Solomonic ceremonial magick. We will begin by establishing the legendary Biblical background of Solomon the ...
  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail

    31 Mar 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday March 30th the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon (or Roygnon) will review and discuss the 1982 Bestseller "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh, and Henry Lincoln. This is the book that generated "The Da Vinci ...
  • The Life and Magical Legacy of P. B. Randolph (re-broadcast)

    24 Mar 2017, 3:00 am
    On October 18th, 2012 the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present another appreciation of magicians and writers on magick who have influenced modern Hermetic philosophy and practice. In this particular case Paschal Beverly Randolph ...
  • Thrice Greatest Hermetica by Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

    17 Mar 2017, 3:00 am
    On Thursday March 16th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review and discuss Joseph P. Farrell's 2014 book "Thrice Greatest Hermetica and the Janus Age".This is a confusing title for a sometimes confusing book, but it is still ...
  • Paddy Chayefsky's Prophetic Masterpiece - Network (1976)

    10 Mar 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday March 9th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar Winning 1976 motion picture Network. Network is a scathing satire on the intellectual and moral corruption of American Television networks, ...
  • Carlos Castaneda and His Teachings (re-broadcast)

    3 Mar 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday October 4th, 2012 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the anthropologist-shaman and allegorical fiction writer Carlos Castaneda (1925-1998) and the teachings of his mysterious mentor the Yaqui sorcerer Don ...
  • Rosicrucian Yoga

    24 Feb 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday February 23rd, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present the the modern yoga ritual version of the Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz. This is the fully developed Rosicrucian version of Hermetic Yoga Beyond ...
  • Our New Pathworking DVD (re-broadcast)

    17 Feb 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday, Hermetic Hour host Poke Runyon will announce the release (to Associate Members) of our latest DVD video production "Pathworkings of Magick." This project has been in the works for some time and required considerable technical audio and ...
  • The Chemical Wedding Revisited, Part 2 of 2

    10 Feb 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday February 9th, 2017 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present the second part of The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz by Valentin Andreae 1616, followed by an interpretation of the symbolism in relation to ...