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A more or less Traditional Golden Dawn 5=6 and Buddhist Yoga instructor 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.

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First Episode

Episode 125: MORE Non-Dual

[01:28:02]  February 3rd, 2023

AKA "Agustin Reyes 3"

These are some highlights of personal audio correspondences between BT and Agustin Reyes on topics like non-dualism, Zen, Golden Dawn, and philosophy in general.

Episode 124½: Magick Without Fears 83

[03:00:52]  November 4th, 2022

It's the cross-over event of the century! Actually, I went on VH Frater RC's Podcast, and just set up this page here on Esoterinerd calling it Episode 124½ but, in reality, it's MAGICk WITHOUT FEARs (Hermetic Podcast) Episode 83. It's a lot of fun. I even told the whole story about the night I spent in jail.

Episode 124: The DNA Alphabet 2

[00:20:46]  November 2nd, 2022

A special announcement, and apology.

Episode 123: The DNA Alphabet

[00:07:19]  October 13th, 2022

VH Frater BT has a special announcement! He's just published his first book!

There are some who call Latin "The Magician's Language," Hebrew "The Divine Language," and Enochian "The Angelic Language." Well, it is my honor and a privilege to present to you: The Natural Language.

Rather than evolved from Phoenician, or divined by Dee and Kelly, The DNA Alphabet and The Language of Life were written by Time itself, within the alembic of our Mother Earth, long before any human set foot upon Her. If ever there was a language written by the hand of the Vast, Eternal, and Unknowable, this is the one.

Episode 122: Nondual

[02:34:00]  October 5th, 2022

BT introduces a new segment called Suzuki, then interviews Agustin Reyes on topics ranging from linguistics to James Bond, dualism and nondualism, Vajrayana, Greek philosophy, lineage, free will, meditation, compassion, and transcendence.

Episode 121: DigiTalisman

[01:53:43]  September 27th, 2022

BT recites Chapter 6 Verses 7 through 15 for the TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes segment, then interviews Joe Zabinski regarding Agrippa, Picatrix, Warnock and other styles of Astrological Talisman Magic, the Mansions of the Moon, Star and Planetary Magic, and how all of these things can be aided and simplified through the use of a App which Joe has created called DigiTalisman.

Episode 120: Mathers' Ring

[11:53:53]  September 21st, 2022

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.

Episode 119: Padmasambhava - Part 2

[01:16:57]  April 4th, 2022

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

Episode 118: Padmasambhava

[01:11:18]  March 10th, 2022

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

Episode 117: Tamra Lucid

[00:59:46]  March 6th, 2022

BT recites chapter two of his book "Thomas and The Wolf" then he, Dan 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.

Episode 116: David Wright

[01:43:22]  February 17th, 2022

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.

Episode 115: Aghori Self-Initiation

[03:40:50]  January 22nd, 2022

BT recites Chapter 6 verses 1 through 6 for the segment TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, then discusses Amandeep Singh of The Violet Flames regarding 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.

Episode 114: Fama Fraternitatis

[01:04:39]  December 25th, 2021

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.

Episode 113: Matt Garrity

[00:46:28]  December 6th, 2021

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.

Episode 112: The OTHER Left-Hand Path

[02:02:37]  December 2nd, 2021

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.

Episode 111: Megan Song

[03:04:37]  November 18th, 2021

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.

Episode 110: Ryan of Praxis Behind The Obscure

[02:29:33]  October 20th, 2021

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.

Episode 109: Lailokens Awen

[03:03:27]  October 17th, 2021

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.

Episode 108: Edward C. Reib

[01:58:08]  September 17th, 2021

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.

Episode 107: Joseph Zabinski

[03:00:00]  June 26th, 2021

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.

Episode 106: Kess Frey 6

[01:57:40]  June 6th, 2021

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.

Episode 105: Daniel Garber 4

[02:46:31]  April 14th, 2021

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.

Episode 104: Daniel Garber 3

[01:47:48]  April 10th, 2021

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.

Episode 103: Prof. Barry Taylor

[01:37:08]  March 24th, 2021

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 old Postmodernism professor, about the current Epistemological Crisis. 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.

Episode 102: The Darkly Splendid World

[01:48:13]  December 17th, 2020

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.

Episode 101: The Dark Night of the Senses

[01:56:37]  December 15th, 2020

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.

VH Frater BT's Esoterinerd Podcast

VH Frater BT is a self-described "more or less Traditional Golden Dawn 5=6 and Buddhist Yoga-Instructor". In this Podcast, he 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.

In addition to a wide variety of guests, there are several recurring segments in the introductions of each episode. These segments include: Tech Support, The REAL Rosenkreuz Orden, Corrections Department, TRANSFORMATIONS and Footnotes, BT's Blog, אבּבגדה, From Station To Station, The Secret of the Golden Flower, Indian Magic, Theoricus Poker, Rainbow Banana-Band Sphere, and GoldenDawnPedia.

"This is an awesome podcast. Frater BT goes easily through the spectrums of a wide variety of paths and traditions with respect and humor. Most people cannot so easily interact with the diversity, he does so with aplomb and grace. Well done!" - Soror AKS


Adam Yasmin
Agustin Reyes
Agustin Reyes 2
Agustin Reyes 3
VH Frater AKHV
Alexandra Gongolski
Amandeep Sodhi (Singh)
Amandeep (Sodhi) Singh 2
Amandeep Singh 3
Frater Barrabbas
Barry Taylor
Ben Mackey
Benebell Wen
Bryan D. Dietrich
Bryin Dall
Carroll "Poke" Runyon
Soror CMU
Courtney Aura Freeman
Daniel (Wiz) Garber
Daniel Garber 2
Daniel Garber 3
Daniel Garber 4
David Crawford
Dennis Turkisch
VH Frater DN
Doctor Bones
Djin T. Aquarian
Dru Wood
Eli Cohen
Eli Cohen 2
Ella Jensen
Ella Jensen 2
Emily Anne Cox
Enoch T. Aquarian
Enoch T. Aquarian 2
Eric V. Sisco
Eric V. Sisco 2
Fabius Kay
H Soror FSM
Gilla Nissan
Hannah Haddix
Hart Williams
Hart Williams 2
Ian Baker
VH Frater IC
Indy Rishi Singh
Isis T. Aquarian
Jason Augustus Newcomb
Jeff Trosper
Jeffrey Lee Contreraz
Jeremiah Krieger
Jodi Wille
Joe Shantz
Joseph Zabinski
Joseph Zabinski 2
Joseph Zabinski 3
JoEl Meeks-Matous
Jonathan Sims
Julie Andaverde
VH Frater KA
Katherine Russ
Kathy Koon Pentecost
Kess Frey
Kess Frey 2
Kess Frey 3
Kess Frey 4
Kess Frey 5
Kess Frey 6
Soror Kleito
Lailokens Awen
Laurie Romano
Lon Milo DuQuette
Lon Milo DuQuette 2
Marina Smetanina
Mark Williams
Mark Williams 2
Matt Garrity
Matt Morter
VH Soror MDS
Megan Song
Frater Mercurio
Merrick Hamer
Michael Hickey
Nineveh Shadrach
Philokalia T. Aquarian
Phoenix Suvayas
VH Frater RC
VH Frater RC 2
VH Frater RC 3
VH Frater RC 4
Robby Strong
Robby Strong 2
Robby Strong 3
Robin Patterson
Ryan Villa
Sal Santoro
Sal Santoro 2
Saori Nishi Da
Sarah Eden Davis
Scarlet Magdalene
Sean Carey
Season Cole
Shawn C. Hebert
H Frater SIAA
Silence T. Aquarian
Silence T. Aquarian 2
Silence T. Aquarian 3
Solis Invictus
Tamra Lucid
VH Frater VMP
Walter Winston O'Neil
Waterfall T. Aquarian II
VH Frater YShY
Zarathustra T. Aquarian

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