About this Episode

Darragh Mason is a podcasting hero to Hine and Buckley, he's the host of the truly excellent, award-nominated Spirit Box podcast but he's also an multi-award-winning photographer, a researcher specialising in the Djinn and the Aghori Hindu sect and the co-creator of the wonderful Sigil Engine. Darragh's latest project (one of many) is his up-coming book "Song of the Dark Man, Father of Witches" and this episode takes a deep and, at times, emotionally charged dive into the mysterious figure of the Dark Man, his prolific but largely unrecognised role in initiation into the world of witchcraft, his infrequent but significant appearances throughout folklore and his apparent ascent in the psychic aftermath of the pandemic... recorded 2 May 2023.

VYS0021 | Song of the Dark Man - Vayse to Face with Darragh Mason - Show Notes

Darragh Mason Links

Spirit Box Podcast on Spotify
Spirit Box Podcast on YouTube
Spirit Box on Patreon
Darragh Mason Photography Portfolio
Darragh Mason on Instagram
The Sigil Engine
Vice Article on the Sigil Engine

Other Links

Darragh Mason on What Magic is This?
Darragh Mason on Weird Web Radio
Darragh Mason on Penny Royal (episodes 6, 9, 10 and 11)
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Spirit Box #62 / Aidan Wachter, on writing, the somnambulist self & the authentic self
Spirit Box #78 / Aidan Wachter, Changeling: A book of Qualities
Spirit Box #14 / Phil Hine on possession, overshadowing, channelling, Kali and Baphomet
Spirit Box #29 / Phil Hine: The life and times of T. Lobsang Rampa
Spirit Box #47 / Phil Hine, The Cannibal Club: The British Empire and Erotica
Spirit Box #50 / Mana Aelin, Spirit Portraits, Podcasting & Fae beings
Spirit Box #60 / Douglas Batchelor, finding your way
Spirit Box #90 / Dr Al Cummins on The Art of Cyprian's Mirror of the Four Kings
Spirit Box S2 #06 / Jo Hickey-Hall, Modern Fairies, Daimons and Podcasts
Wikipedia article for T Lobsang Rampa
Wikipedia Article on Arthur C. Clarke
Operation Trojan Horse: The Classic Breakthrough Study of UFOs by John Keel
Wikipedia Article on The Aghori Sect
City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi by William Dalrymple
Wikipedia Article on Daimons
Wikipedia Article on Hecate
Wikipedia Article on The Morrígan
Wikipedia Article on Lilith
Spirit Box Podcast Photo
The Invisible College: What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered about UFO Influence on the Human Race by Jacques Vallée
Wikipedia Article on the Fenian Cycle
Wikipedia Article on Isobel Gowdie
Passport to Magonia by Jacques Vallée
Article Written By Lara Silva on the Miracle at Fatima
How the ‘Hat Man’ Went From Benadryl Joke to TikTok Horror Villain - Rolling Stone Article
Hat Man T Shirt
The Nonsense Bazaar #71 - The Benadryl Episode: A Trip to Eiriel
IMDb Article on The Hat Man: Documented Cases of Pure Evil
Wikipedia Article on Sleep Paralysis
Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal - Volume One by Joshua Cutchin
Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal - Volume Two by Joshua Cutchin
The Ecology of Souls Companion (Ecology of Souls: A New Mythology of Death & the Paranormal) by Joshua Cutchin
Support Vayse on Bandcamp
Support Vayse on Ko-fi - monthly supporters get access to our Discord Server
Far Out Article about the theory that Bob Dylan Sold his Soul