Welcome to the Cosmic KeyS Podcast!
A new weekly podcast where I provide guidance with tarot and my cohost provides weekly astrological updates. We’re here to guide your week ahead and tell you the latest in occult news and alternative spirituality.
You can listen to all episodes on the following platforms:
EPISODE 20: AYAHUASCA ADVENTURES WITH MATT PLOWMAN
Scarlet and Dan open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of May 6, 2019, to May 12, 2019, followed by a fun and interesting discussion with local artist, musician, videographer, and friend of the show, Matt Plowan. We discuss Matt's spiritual and philosophical ideas, his experience with taking Ayahuasca in Peru in 2012 and what it meant for his mental health, plus Dan gives Matt and in depth natal chart reading on the air. We close the episode out with a Tarot reading from Scarlet to address Matt's creative life. This is a fun, funny, and educational conversation that you wont want to miss! Check out Matt's links below:
EPISODE 19: WHEN POP CULTURE GOES PAGAN
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of April 29 to May 5, 2019, followed by a discussion exploring the ideas of paganism applying to pop culture. The hosts go into their ideas of how many movies, video games, and TV shows bring up old world themes of paganism, magic, the hero's journey, and more. Make sure you make it to the end of the episode, where Dan and Scarlet try to connect Game of Thrones characters with different cards in the Tarot! This is one of our fun, candid conversational episodes where we let it all hang out. You wont want to miss it.
BONUS: SCARLET & DAN VISIT LIGHTING THE VOID RADIO
Enjoy this episode of Lighting the Void featuring a long form interview with Dan and Scarlet, recorded live Wednesday, April 24th, on Lighting the Void with Joe Rupe. Joe led the conversation into all things Tarot and Astrology, plus chats on spirituality, cursing, hexing, dreams, astral travel, transhuman dystopias, and much more! Thanks to Joe for letting us share this footage with our listeners.
episode 18: CATHOLICISM IN CRISIS?
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with their thoughts on the tragic burning of Notre Dame Cathedral, followed by a tarot and astrology forecast for the week of April 22, 2019 to April 28, 2019. After the forecasting section, the hosts share a discussion recorded a month earlier related to the troubled state of the Catholic Church in 2019. The ideas of Vatican II as the turning point (for the worse) in Catholicism is discussed, with examples of miracles, prophesies, and conspiracies related to the downfall of the Church. This is a free flowing, candid discussion between the hosts, where Dan shares his personal experiences and opinions about being raised Catholic, and Scarlet plays devil's advocate whenever Dan gets a little too riled up. This is a timely, honest episode that you wont want to miss!
Episode 17: Adventures in the Astral Plane with Joe Rupe
Riding solo, Dan gives the Tarot and Astrology forecast for the week of April 15 to April 21, 2019, followed by an interview with paranormal radio personality Joe Rupe. Joe is the creator of the Fringe FM, a digital radio station focusing on spiritual and paranormal programming, as well as his own show Lighting the Void. Our discussion covers topics related to radio and podcasting culture, paranormal outlooks in the Southern United States, Baptist Christianity, spiritual and occult communities, and then at the end, we go deep into story telling mode of lucid dreams and out of body travel. This is a show you wont want to miss! Check out the Fringe FM and Joe's pages at the links below:
Episode 16: Spiritual Initiation with Chase Two Owls
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of April 8, 2019 to April 14, 2019, followed by an interview with spiritual Youtuber, Chase Two Owls. We have a fun and wide ranging discussion on our personal histories, our introduction to Tarot, cultural appropriation in spirituality, animal energies, the struggles of your twenties, plus much, much more! Check out Chase on social media links below:
Witches in the Woods Event: www.facebook.com/groups/witchesinthewoods
EPISODE 15 - SECRETS OF THE FREEMASONS WITH ERIK ARNESON
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of April 1, 2019 to April 7, 2019, followed by an interview with the host of My Alchemical Bromance, Erik Arneson. We talk about the formation of Erik's awesomely titled podcast, his experience with the "weird" community of occultists in his home city of Portland, Oregon, his experience as a fully initiated Mason, plus a lot more occult and esoteric ramblings. This is a fun and wide ranging discussion that you wont want to miss! Check out Erik's podcast, his blog, Arnemancy, and his social media info at the links below:
episode 14 - down the rabbit hole with the grimerica guys
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of March 25, 2019 to March 31, 2019, followed by an interview with Darren and Graham of the Grimerica Podcast. We talk about the origins of Grimerica, the spiritual and paranormal experiences of Darren and Graham, our favorite conspiracy theories, alternative health and diet, plus much more! We finish the episode with a Tarot reading for the future of Darren and Graham's newest podcast, 13 Questions, which focuses on the deep and hard hitting questions that are affecting men in the twenty first century. This is an episode you don't want to miss! Check out Darren and Graham's links below:
Become a Supporter of Grimerica
13 Questions Homepage
You can also listen on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher
episode 13 - hacking the matrix with miguel conner
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of March 18, 2019 to March 24, 2019, followed by an interview with author and host of Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, Miguel Conner. The interview covers the historical and spiritual subject of Gnosticism, which is the subject of both Miguel's podcast, Aeon Byte, and his book, Voices on Gnosticism. This episode explores the state of podcasting in 2019, the definition and history of Gnosticism as a whole, modern examples of Gnosticism in cinema and story telling, the exegesis of Phillip K. Dick, plus much, much more!
Check out all of Miguel's pages and endeavors on the links listed below:
Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio: https://thegodabovegod.com/
Miguel's books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Miguel-Conner/e/B004IQ3HSY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
episode 12 - Scarlet & Dan visit the boom life podcast
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of March 11, 2019 to March 17, 2019, followed by a fun and wide ranging chat with Tom Ebenhoeh on his weekly show, The Boom Life Podcast. Tom is a very talented comedian, actor, improv performer in Chicago, and we had an amazing time chatting on his show. The discussion covers religion, ghosts, witch craft, voodoo, high school, and much, much more! We wrap the show up with a candid, unfiltered Tarot reading on Tom's romantic life. This is a fun, long form chat you don't want to miss!
episode 11 - interview with mother nature
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of March 4, 2019 to March 10, 2019, followed by an interview with Chicago's own Hip Hop duo Mother Nature. It was an honor for the hosts to have such an open, vulnerable conversation with T.R.U.T.H. and Klevah about their thoughts and beliefs related to spirituality. The interview covers Mother Nature's spiritual upbringing, their use of spiritual and magical language in lyrics, hip hop as an ecstatic experience with God, community healing and mentorship, plus much, much more! The end of the show features un-filtered birth chart readings done by Dan, plus a prosperity Tarot reading done by Scarlet. This is an episode you wont want to miss!
Mother Nature's Website: https://www.mothernaturebarz.com/
Mother Nature Songs Featured in Episode:
1. Simple https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0PJY9gJ_qQ
2. This Yo Year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAsDq43HLUk
episode 10 - Battle of the sexes in spirituality
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of February 25, 2019 to March 3, 2019, followed by a discussion on the feminine and masculine versions of spirituality in modern times. This is a broad discussion on stereotypical critiques of the "feminine" New Age movement, versus the "masculine" occult bro chaos magic movement. The hosts share their ideas of masculinity and femininity as applied to health, wellness, parenthood, psychedelic culture, festival culture, transhumanism, and much more!
episode 9 - T. Susan Chang
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of February 18, 2019 to February 24, 2019, followed by an interview with Tarot author and podcaster T. Susan Chang (Interview begins at 34:45). The interview covers Susie's podcast, Fortune's Wheelhouse, her new book Tarot Correspondences: Ancient Secrets for Every Day Readers, and discussions related to all things Tarot, divination, spiritual practice, music, Crowley, and much, much more! Make sure to check out Fortune's Wheelhouse, available on all the major podcasting platforms, and Tarot Correspondences, available online and at a book store near you!
Episode 8 - The Spirit of place
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of February 11, 2019 to February 17, 2019, followed by a discussion between the hosts about the spirit of place. The idea that places, buildings, and geographies all have specific "spirits," or "vibes" is explored, with land and physical structures being the emphasis and focus. Aspects of the paranormal blend into this discussion as the hosts recall all of the different cities, states, and countries they've lived in throughout their lifetime. This is a free flowing discussion full of campfire stories of what the spirit of place means to Scarlet and Dan.
Episode 7 - Ryan singer of me & paranormal you
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of February 4, 2019 to February 10, 2019, followed by an interview with Ryan Singer, host of the podcast Me and Paranormal You. Cosmic Keys would probably not exist today had it not been for Ryan's interview with Scarlet back in 2017, which led Dan to reach out to her via instagram. Our conversation with Ryan unfolds with discussions related to the experience of podcasting, New Age popularity in L.A., the life and practice of being a comedian, and finally the connection between paranormal interests and likelihood of having a spiritual practice.
Episode 6 - How does tarot & astrology actually work?
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of January 28, 2019 to February 3, 2019, followed by a discussion between the hosts about how Tarot and astrology actually work. The discussion addresses skepticism about the practice of these two forms of divination. Instead of being treated as provable, predictable sciences, the hosts explain how Tarot and Astrology are more like symbolic languages that connect directly with the human subconscious and encompass the human experience. Tarot is discussed first, explaining the history and pragmatic reality of how Tarot actually works, and astrology is discussed second, explaining how the movement of the planets can connect your subconscious and sense of identity with symbolic calendars that organize the passage of time.
EPISODE 5 - RYAN PEVERLY OF OCCULTURE
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of January 21, 2019 to January 27, 2019, followed by an interview with Ryan Peverly, who hosts The Occulture Podcast. We look into the phenomenon of podcasting, Ryan's skeptical views of the occult and supernatural, the pitfalls of conspiracy culture, and much more. Please excuse the choppy audio as this was our first Skype interview (and Mercury was conjunct Saturn on day of recording).
Support Ryan's endeavors by visiting the links below or donating to his Patreon.
EPISODE 4 - MILLENNIALS AS THE PLUTO SCORPIO GENERATION, PART 2
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of January 14, 2019 to January 20, 2019, followed by part two of a two part discussion on Millennials as the Pluto in Scorpio generation. The conversation picks back up in the mid 2000's, covering new developments in technology and culture when the Millennials were coming of age. The 2008 ingress of Pluto into Capricorn is discussed as an event that coincides with the new Obama presidency and the 2008 financial crisis. The hosts reflect further on the early 2010's until now, where Millennials have been in the "real world" and have formed a unique approach to spirituality. The show concludes with reflections on how the culture has become divided and difficult from 2016 until today, and how the Millennials can use spirituality to transform society for the better.
You can listen on I Tunes, Spotify, or Stitcher
EPISODE 3 - MILLENNIALS AS THE PLUTO SCORPIO GENERATION
Scarlet and Dan open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of January 7, 2019 to January 13, 2019, followed by part one of a two part discussion on Millennials as the Pluto in Scorpio generation. We go over the symbolism of Pluto, the concept of Pluto as a generational planet, and how the period between 1984 and 1995 defines the Millennials. A long, reflective discussion ensues about how Scorpio symbolism appears in the personal timelines of Scarlet & Dan, from the early/mid eighties all the way up to the early 2000’s. Anyone thirsty for some good old Millennial nostalgia should definitely tune in.
EPISODE 2 - interview with astrologer brian allemana
Scarlet and Dan open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of December 31, 2018 to January 6, 2019, followed by an interview with Chicago astrologer, Brian Allemana. They discuss Brian’s journey and introduction to astrology as an art form, and much, much more.
EPISODE 1 - introducing the cosmic keys podcast
In this inaugural episode, hosts Scarlet and Dan describe their spiritual backgrounds. explain what led them to create the podcast, and go over their plans for the future of Cosmic Keys. Towards the end, they discuss their views and reflections on the Winter Solstice.