About this Episode

VYS0027 | Batchelor of Dark Arts - Vayse to Face with Douglas Batchelor Pt. 2 - Show Notes

This is the second part of a two part interview - if you haven't yet listened to the first part, give it a listen before you dive into part two.

*You can find part one here: *

VYS0026 | It's a Wand-erful Life - Vayse to Face with Douglas Batchelor Pt. 1

Thanks to Doug for making it through 3 hours of Vayse interrogation and thanks as always to Keith for the show notes!

In the second part of Hine and Buckley's interview with the indefatigable Douglas Batchelor, creator and host of the luminous What Magic is This? podcast, the dark side is calling. Having explored his guiding principle of positivity and kindness in the previous episode he now explains how his thoughts, philosophies and understanding of magic play out when applied to the spookier side: Hexes, curses, love spells, necromancy, black magic and the left-hand path. Doug also answers some weird questions about ancestor veneration, synchronicity, what books are currently inspiring him and which deadly non-human-entity may be the one that eventually ends each and every one of us... (Recorded 3 August 2023)

Douglas Batchelor/What Magic is This? Links

What Magic is This? website

Douglas/What Magic is This? On Twitter

Douglas/What Magic is This? On Instagram

Douglas/What Magic is This? On YouTube

Douglas/What Magic is This? Facebook

Douglas/What Magic is This? Patreon

VYS0026 | It's a Wand-erful Life - Vayse to Face with Douglas Batchelor Pt. 1

The darker side of magic, and related links

Transubstantiation - Wikipedia page

Curse - Wikipedia page

Curse tablet (tabella defixionis, defixio) - Wikipedia page

Jinx - Wikipedia page

Introduction to Hexes, Jinxes, Curses, Evil Eyes, and Black Magic - what are the differences? - WiccanBrew article

Left hand path and right hand path - Wikipedia page

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

Spirit Box S2 #18 / Peter Hine and Stephen Buckley, Dreams, Nightmares and Pan - this is actually where we discuss magic being self regulating

Love magic - Wikipedia page

When William Shatner told Star Trek fans to ‘get a life’ - UCR article

Sex magic - Wikipedia page

Six Ways: Approaches & Entries for Practical Magic by Aiden Wachter
Servitor (chaos magic) - Wikipedia page

Chaos Magic - Wikipedia page

Sigil - Wikipedia page

Skin-walker - Wikipedia page

Apollo - Wikipedia page

The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness by Prof Steve Peters

The Chimp Paradox Explained - Student Aspect article

Cyprian and Justina - Wikipedia page

Animism - Wikipedia page

Animism with Gordon White - What Magic is This? episode

Spirits with Aidan Wachter - What Magic is This? episode

Necromancy, Nigromancy, Black Magic, and related links

Necromancy - Wikipedia page

Necromancy - What Magic is This? episode

Lucifer - Wikipedia page

The Devil - What Magic is This? episode

Hecate - Wikipedia page

Sorcery (goetia) - Wikipedia page

Goetia - What Magic is This? episode

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa - Wikipedia page

Nigromancy in the Later Middle Ages - Inquiries Journal article

Black magic - Wikipedia page

Bone Magick: Using Bones, Fangs, Feathers, Claws, and Shells in Animal Magick and Ancestor Workby Radiana Pit - The Old Craft article

Graveyard magick: A Witch’s guide, Grove and Grotto article

Key of Solomon, Wikipedia page

An Introduction to Solomonic Magic with Alexander Eth of Glitch Bottle Podcast - What Magic is This? episode

Evocation - Wikipedia page

Grimoire - Wikipedia page

Grimoires with Alexander Cummins - What Magic is This? episode

How To Read Grimoires - What Magic is This? episode

Divination - Wikipedia page

Ars Goetia - Wikipedia page

History of Chinese immigration to Canada - Wikipedia page

Jake Stratton-Kent - Goodreads page

Eulogy for a Necromancer (Jake Stratton-Kent) - Scarlet Imprint article

Eschatology - Wikipedia page

Gary from accounting (short film)

Asking advice from ancestor spirits, magical thinking, and related links

Veneration of the dead - Wikipedia page

Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing) - Wikipedia page

Kenneth Grant - Wikipedia page

The Magical Revival by Kenneth Grant

Paul Weston's Website

VYS0023 | Mercurial, Mutable, Mysterious Something - Vayse to Face with Paul Weston

Glastonbury - Wikipedia page

Aldous Huxley - Wikipedia page

The Doors of Perception - Wikipedia page

Robert Anton Wilson - Wikipedia page

John Keel, Wikipedia page

Synchronicity - Wikipedia page

A Brief Introduction to Indigenous Epistemology and Unconscious Learning - The Pub article

Shamanism - Wikipedia page

Douglas’ recommendations and related links

Cosmic Trigger Vol. I: Final Secret of the Illuminati by Robert Anton Wilson

Will Storr Vs the Supernatural: One Man's Search for the Truth About Ghosts by Will Storr

Edith Hamilton - Wikipedia page

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton

Science and Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics by Chris Carter

Jeffrey Kripal - Wikipedia page

The Luminous Mind of Jeffrey Kripal - What Magic is This? episode

The Return of Jeffrey Kripal - 100th episode - What Magic is This? episode

Jack Hunter’s website

Spiritualism & Spirit Mediumship with Jack Hunter - What Magic is This? episode

Joshua Cutchin’s Website

Fairies, UFOs & Aliens with Joshua Cutchin, What Magic is This? episode

VYS0020 | Messages of Deception - Vayse to Face with Mark Pilkington

Mirage Men: A Journey into Disinformation, Paranoia and UFO by Mark Pilkington

Mirage Men Documentary

Of all the magicians and wizards ever, fictional and non-fictional, who would Douglas most like to have on What Magic is This? - related links

Gandalf - Wikipedia page

Yoda - Wikipedia page

John Dee - Wikipedia page

Dr John Dee's Spiritual Diary 1583-1608 : Second Edition by Dr Stephen Skinner

John Dee's Five Books of Mystery: Original Sourcebook of Enochian Magic by Joe Peterson

Tom Bombadil - Wikipedia page

Genius loci - Wikipedia page

J. R. R. Tolkien - Wikipedia page

A Tolkien Bestiary by David Day

The Tolkien Trail - Website

Special Section: Killer cows and related links

How Many People Are Killed by Cows Each Year - World Animal Foundation article

Cows officially the most deadly large animals in Britain - Independent article from 2015

The 13 Most Dangerous Animals in the UK: Statistics to Know In 2023 - Pet Keen article

When cows attack - Killer Cows article

Tabanidae (Horseflies) - Wikipedia page - Absolute Bastards