The Hermetic Hour

  • 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 ...
  • The Chemical Wedding Revisited, Part 1 of 2

    3 Feb 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday February 3rd, 2017 the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present our interpreted and explained version of The Chemical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz (1614). The Chemical Wedding is the third of the mysterious Rosicrucian ...
  • Eliphas Levi and the Modern Occult Revival (re-broadcast)

    27 Jan 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on the work and the influence of the 19th century French occultist Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Constant), a former Catholic priest who embraced and codefied a Rosicrucian version ...
  • Creep Shadow, Creep by Abraham Merritt

    20 Jan 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday January 19th, 2017 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review and discuss the 1934 horror classic "Creep Shadow, Creep" by Fantasy Grand Master Abraham Merritt. This forgotten tale has influenced such modern films and t.v. shows as ...
  • Underground Cities in Central Asia (re-broadcast)

    13 Jan 2017, 4:00 am
    On Thursday the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on the persistent legend and rumor of Secret Underground Cities ruled by occult masters in Central Asia, Tibet and Mongolia. We will approach this subject from three ...
  • Alexandria and How the Western Esoteric Tradition Began (re-broadcast)

    6 Jan 2017, 4:00 am
    The Hermetic Hour will feature a discussion by host Poke Runyon on the 1st century " Alexandria Connection" where the elements that make up the Western Esoteric Tradition (Hermetic Tradition) came together and began the synthesis that was finally ...
  • Technocracy Rising by Patrick M. Wood 2015 - Plato's Nightmare

    30 Dec 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday December 29th, 2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a review and discussion on "Technocracy Rising" by Patrick M. Woods 2015. This book documents the 1930's origin and rise of an American totalitarian ...
  • "Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin" by Tobias Churtin

    23 Dec 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday December 22nd,2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon, will review the 2014 book by Tobias Churton "Aleister Crowley The Beast in Berlin". This is apparently an expansion and compilation of outcuts from the author's biography ...
  • State of Fear by Michael Crichton 2004

    16 Dec 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday December 15th, 2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review and discuss the 2004 novel "State of Fear" by the late Michael Crichton (1942-2008). This is a highly controversial work that is particularly important at the ...
  • The Fallen Angels in the Hermetic Tradition (re-broadcast)

    9 Dec 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on The Fallen Angels in the Biblical, Islamic, and Hermetic Traditions. This naturally follows our discussion on Satan, Lucifer and The Devil -- which was and is a ...
  • Codex Homunculi - How to Make Little People

    2 Dec 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday December 1st, 2016, the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review the recently published compendium of manuscript translations dealing with the Homunculus, compiled and edited by Joseph Uncello from Four Hands Press, Viatorium ...
  • "The Devil You Say," Satanism Then and Now (re-broadcast)

    25 Nov 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday, The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a discussion on Satanism and its relation to the Western Esoteric Tradition. We will trace its early historical precedents: Set, Tiamat, Nergal, Ahriman, and how these demonic elements ...
  • The Magick of Dion Fortune - With Paul Clark (re-broadcast)

    18 Nov 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday the Hermetic Hour, with host Poke Runyon, will present a discussion on the magical work and writings of the British adept Dion Fortune. She was an exponent of the Golden Dawn tradition, the founder of The Society of the Inner Light, a writer ...
  • Dr. Strange - Western Magick goes East

    11 Nov 2016, 4:00 am
    On Thursday November 10th, 2016 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will review the career of Steve Ditko's Dr. Stephen Strange, "Master of the Mystic Arts" from his Marvel Comics' debut in 1963 to the 2016 Disney/Marvel film released this ...