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.
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episode 36: how to be a spiritual rebel with niish
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(Interview begins at 22:25) Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of August 26, 2019, to September 1, 2019, followed by an interview with podcaster and Youtube artist, Niish. We have a great, intimate conversation with Niish, who is a practicing witch and host of the podcast Nox Mente. We cover Niish's early life, her years in Chicago in the nineties, the problems of gentrification, reasons why we're living in a control society, and what to do about it. We had such a wonderful time chatting with Niish and definitely recommend her show, Nox Mente.
Check out Niish's links below:
Website, Youtube, Twitter, Podcast Twitter, Instagram
Niish's Art Youtube Channel, Nish's Video for the Song Featured in this Episode "Regina Mortourum"
episode 35: The Mandela Effect, Holograms, and UFOs with SMQ AI
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an Astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of August 19, 2019, to August 25, 2019, followed by an interview with researcher and Youtube personality SMQ AI. We kick off a conversation with SMQ's background and then dive head first into the Mandela Effect, which is a contemporary phenomenon of large groups of people mis-remembering events in our recent past. We get into how much of this is discussed in CIA documents that have been available through the Freedom of Information Act, and then dive deep into UFO's, hologram realities, astral travel, astral entities, UFO's, and much more! Check out SMQ's pages at the links below:
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn7Sna68zOaR5GbbBxCjH7A
episode 34: Eastern & western occultism with benebell wen
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of August 12, 2019, to August 18, 2019, followed by an interview with author, tarot reader, and Youtuber, Benebell Wen, author of Holistic Tarot and The Tao of Craft. We have an awesome conversation all about traditional Eastern occultism learned from Benebell's Taiwanese family traditions, as well as the cross over in Western occult traditions. We cover ceremonial tools, divination, Taoist cosmology, spirits communication, nature spirits, devas, Feng Shui, and much more! Check out Benebell's links below:
Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxy7GWlYL8RSb2JwJrzh8PA
Episode 33: CANDLES, COVENS AND SPELLS with THE WITCH OF WONDERLUST
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with a Tarot and astrology forecast for the week of August 5, 2019, to August 11, 2019, followed by an interview with Olivia of the Youtube channel and website The Witch of Wonderlust. We talk with Olivia all about her journey into witchcraft and how it brought her into her current path today. We cover pop culture witch craft, the enneagram personality types, what it's like being a Youtuber, the experience of being in a coven, plus much more! Patreons get an extended episode with Olivia's birth chart reading plus more conversation! This is an episode you wont want to miss.
episode 32: PSYCHEDELICS IN SPIRITUALITY
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of July 29, 2019, to August 4, 2019, followed by a discussion between the hosts all about psychedelics and spirituality. We cover all of the ins and outs about the psychedelic experience, from LSD and shrooms to Ayahuasca, reflecting on what these altered states say about reality and the spiritual experience. We cover a lot of ground, and even cover some of the deep state connections to the psychedelic movement, and both of us share our two cents about what all of this means for spiritual folks in 2019. If you make it to the end, you will get a nice little Patreon preview going over our own trip stories!
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episode 31: FENG SHUI ASTRO MYSTERIES WITH NISSA LIU
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of July 22, 2019, to July 28, 2019, followed by an interview with astrologer Nissa Liu. We have a great conversation all about Nissa's journey into becoming an astrologer and founder of her website, VNS Mystery School. We cover Nissa's early life and travels, her introduction to astrology via the therapeutic route, the workings of Feng Shui in astrology, the spirit of place in San Francisco, plus plenty of educational and insightful nuggets of astrological info and lessons! This is an episode you wont want to miss!
Episode 30: ufo, demons, & mothmen with SERIAH AZKATH
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of July 15, 2019, to July 21, 2019, followed by an interview with podcast host and paranormal expert Seriah Azkath. Seriah is the host of Where Did the Road Go?, a show all about strange phenomenon and the supernatural, and our discussion covers a lot of ground. We talk about Seriah's early life, his entry into radio and podcasting, Crowley, UFO's, Bob Lazar, the Chicago Mothman flap, and much more!
Our patrons get to listen to our conversation right when it gets juicy, covering all of the wild experiences Seriah has had with Kundalini awakening. You can become a Patron here to get the full extended episodes (https://www.patreon.com/cosmickeys) This is an episode you wont want to miss!
Episode 29: spiritual hygiene + protection
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of July 8 to July 14, 2019, followed by a discussion all about spiritual hygiene and protection. We get into lots of anecdotes and thoughts on daily practices that strengthen your spiritual aura and improve your spiritual potential, focusing on yoga, exercise, meditation, cleanliness, and much more. Our patrons get a special extension, per usual, now that we are offering bonus materials to all those who support the show! In the bonus section, we get into discussions on actual rituals to clear space and keep yourself protected. To join the Cosmic Keys Patreon, sign up at patreon.com/cosmickeys
episode 28: Astro globe trotting with s.j. Anderson
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of July 1, 2019, to July 7, 2019, followed by an interview with astrologer S.J. Anderson. We talk with S.J. all about his upbringing in Texas, his introduction to the esoteric, his global travels teaching English and studying astrology, plus some in depth previews of the astro subjects he's currently writing about. This is an awesome conversation that you wont want to miss! Check out S.J.'s links in the show notes below.
Our Patreon supporters now get to enjoy our episode extensions, which include longer conversations and more in depth dialogue between the hosts and the guests. To join, check us out on Patreon.
This week we are also happy to announce our first Cosmic Keys giveaway! We will be giving out The Ember + Aura Tarot as well as the Mykologia Oracle deck to one lucky listener. To enter, simply follow our Instagram account @cosmic_keys_podcast, and in the post that we make for this giveaway, tag three of your friends in the comments. That's it! We'll announce our winners in next week's episode.
episode 27: summer solstice check in
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with a Tarot and astrology forecast for the week of June 24, 2019, to June 30, 2019, followed by a casual check in discussion for the Summer Solstice, which marks the six month anniversary of the podcast. We open the discussion with our brief thoughts on Facebook's new cryptocurrency, and then go into our reflections on the first six months of hosting this show. We cover our favorite interviews, our experiences producing the show every week, the lessons we've learned from hosting, and our plans for the future. We are happy to announce that we're now on Patreon (see link below), and at the end of the show, Dan and Scarlet create a sigil for the show LIVE on the air! Listen in to get a candid look at the magical intentions we set for the future of this podcast.
New Patreon Website: patreon.com/cosmickeys
Cosmic Keys Listener Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BMCGLXT
EPISODE 26: EGYPT, ALCHEMY, and ET's with JONNY ENOCH
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and tarot forecast for the week of June 17, 2019, to June 23, 2019, followed by an interview with lecturer, researcher, and esoteric expert Jonny Enoch. We talk with Jonny all about his early life, his thoughts on spirituality, and much of his knowledge related to ancient cultures, ancient technologies, the properties of a specific type of gold used by ancient Egyptians, as well as flood myths, alien and ET phenomena, and his views on where we're heading in the future.
EPISODE 25: ASTRO PUBLISHING WITH SHAKIRAH TABOURN
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of June 10, 2019, to June 16, 2019, followed by an interview with Astrologer and creator of NFLUX magazine, Shakirah Tabourn. We get into a great discussion all about Shakira's Astro journey, her views on Saturn returns and the different generations within astrology, the creation of NFLUX magazine, the benefits of forming community, and much, much more!
EPISODE 24: SHOULD SWEDEN MAKE RUNES ILLEGAL?
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of June 3 to June 9, 2019, followed by a discussion between the hosts all about how the Swedish government is talking about making rune symbols illegal. Runes, which are the ancient alphabetic glyphs used in ancient Norse culture, have become popular among white supremecist groups lately, so Scarlet and Dan go back and forth about their opinions on whether or not banning them is a good solution to address the problem of white supremacy. This is a wide ranging discussion that doesn't shy from controversy, so let us know your thoughts after listening.
EPISODE 23: What happens after we die?
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of May 27 to June 2, 2019, followed by a discussion between the hosts all about NDE's, or Near Death Experiences. This is a casual chat all about what Scarlet and Dan think in regards to people's reports of the after life. The discussion covers examples of NDE's, why people have negative NDE's, what NDE's have in common with psychedelic and dream experiences, musings on Dan's spiritually transformative experience after an injury, plus the hosts talk about their versions of heaven! You won't want to miss this fun, off the script conversation.
EPISODE 22: HOW TO BE A LIGHT WORKER WITH MARY DUSINA
Dan rides solo this week with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of May 20 to May 26, 2019, followed by an interview with metaphysical expert Mary Dusina. Mary has been a working psychic, clairvoyant, astrologer and diviner for over thirty years and gave us a very fun and entertaining interview covering her psychic childhood, how she got into tarot, how to develop a relationship with spirit guides, and where she sees the metaphysical community heading today. This was a fun conversation with lots of laughs, and we're very happy to be sharing it with our audience!
EPISODE 21: ALL THINGS TAROT WITH THERESA REED
Dan and Scarlet open the episode with an astrology and Tarot forecast for the week of May 13 to May 19, 2019, followed by an interview with The Tarot Lady, Theresa Reed. Theresa has been a full time Tarot reader for over thirty years and is an active member in today's growing world wide Tarot community. We had an excellent chat covering Theresa's Catholic upbringing, how she discovered Tarot, what the experience of divination is like, plus we go over our favorite cards and thoughts about the future. We are super grateful that we got to hang with Theresa, who eloquently shared a lot of great insights on this episode!
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.