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Mancy is a podcast about how magic has shaped human history and our culture, including pop culture. It features spoken word poet RJ Walker and psychic Elle Alder. They explore different "-mancies" which are different methods of divination. Each episode features stories of magic and Elle attempts to replicate the method researched by RJ. They also attempt to use these mancies in a more contemporary way to reflect the struggles of our time.
 
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Join the Mancy Podcast on October 2nd for a special Live episode of the show! We're going to be covering the Magic that influenced the creation and culture of Salt Lake City. Sponsored by Utah Humanities, the event is totally free to attend at the Utah Arts Hub at 7pm Mountain Time. We'll also being going live on TikTok if you're unable to make it …
 
CW FOOD NOISES RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Food Magic. RJ discusses the cryptid known as Alphito, the flour witch. RJ also goes over the ritual of Corsned, or The Sacred Morsel. RJ Eats 10oz of bread while Elle recites the magic words to find out if his soul is pure. RJ also discusses the practice of The Corn Mother, along with Kitchen W…
 
RJ and Elle had a busy week and were in need of a vacation. RJ procrastinated writing Kitchen Witchery Part 2, so the podcast will Be Right Back. For Vacation, RJ and Elle visited the haunted Lava Hot Springs Inn which once served as a post world war sanatorium. RJ asks Elle how haunted these holistic bathing pools were and if the rumors of ghosts …
 
TW: Food Noises! RJ and Elle discuss food magic. First RJ discusses the neo-pagan concept of kitchen witchery, and then discusses the cultural significance of food. RJ begins covering the individual ingredients of food, starting with Ovamancy, egg magic. The extra spell is about the Evil Eye, and how it relates to eggs. Then, RJ moves on to Flour d…
 
After discussing mediums materializing spirits, RJ and Elle discuss Tulpas. These beings are thoughtforms brought into existence by psychic power or spiritual energy. They discuss the origins of Tulpas in tibetan buddhism, then they discuss Tulpas as cryptids or rather, cryptids as Tulpas. The phenomenon of Tulpas in Pop Culture may have given rise…
 
RJ and Elle dive back into the world of Necromancy and discuss victorian and turn of the century mediums. Materialization is the psychic or paranormal ability to give spirits and entities physical form. Ectoplasm was a theoretical substance that would physicalize psychic power or energy. Psychics were rumored to excrete this substance whenever they…
 
RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Cybermancy, Divination by computer. RJ discusses some of the odd and bizarre things people have done with AI neural networks, particularly experiments done by Janelle Shane on her AI Weirdness blog. Then RJ feeds an AI one of his poems and the AI attempts to recreate it with an image. Elle does an interpretati…
 
Cybermancy, Divination by Computer and AI. So much of our daily existence is determined by Predictive Analytics and algorithms. These algorithms and analytics are the closest humanity has come to true pre-cognition and AI is getting more effective every day. RJ discusses the existing implications of algorithm based prediction, especially the ways i…
 
Elle continues the bonus episode coverage of Baba Vanga, the blind bulgarian clairvoyant that made waves all through the 20th century. Elle concludes the bonus episode by performing readings using Baba Vanga's methods involving a sugar cube and a wristwatch. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)…
 
RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Crystallomancy: Divination by gazing into a crystal. RJ discusses the Crystal Ball's history in stage magic and some notable stage magicians who have used it. The Extra Spell is all about the mysterious history of Crystal Skulls, including some famous examples of "magic" crystal skulls. RJ then goes into a sho…
 
RJ and Elle dive into Crystallomancy, Divination by scrying a crystal. The most famous example of this is the Crystal Ball. RJ discusses the earliest written accounts of crystal gazing, the Druid's Beryl Ball, and Lord of the Rings. RJ discusses the science of how crystal balls might work and why people might believe they are magic. In the Extra Sp…
 
RJ and Elle continue their coverage on the history of Alcohol and Magic. RJ dives deeper into the history of alcoholism and it's connection to demonic and spiritual possession. The history of alcohol as a magic tool in other cultures around the world, and in the introduction of Alcohol to America. RJ discusses the tragic history of Alcohol as a too…
 
Oinomancy and Tyromancy. Divination by wine and divination by cheese. RJ and Elle discuss the history of Alcohol as a tool for magic. The consumption of Alcohol goes well into pre-history, with the earliest records existing in ancient mesopotamia. RJ Gags remembering alcohol poisoning patients he treated as an EMT. They also discuss the Maenads, an…
 
Part two of our coverage of Alchemy, the blurry line between magic and science. In this Episode, RJ discusses notable alchemists and their scientific achievements. Zosimos of Panopolis, Mary the Hewbrew, Ge Hong in ancient China, Jabir the Alchemist, Henning Brand, Paracelsus, Johan Faustus, and John Dee. Each of these alchemists contributed to sci…
 
Alchemy. The science of understanding, deconstructing and reconstructing matter. Of all the Mancy's we have covered on the show, Alchemy has had the largest impact on the progress of humanity by far. Once at the forefront of academic thought, Alchemy was both controversial and revered. In part 1, RJ discusses the principals of hermeticism and gnost…
 
Continuing coverage of the history of Tarot cards and the biography of Aleister Crowley. RJ discusses Crowley's growing interest in the occult and the prolific influence he had. He discusses the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the schism of the order and the various secret societies that all played influence in the mysticism of The Tarot. Elle a…
 
One of the most prolific divination methods used today involves reading Tarot cards. The imagery of the tarot is iconic and the cards themselves date back to the 1400's. RJ discusses the history of the cards and how they went from gambling halls to magick societies. Elle discusses her early beginnings reading tarot as the start of her career as a p…
 
Continuing coverage of Irish Magic, Elle and RJ move into irish folklore and discuss some notable witches in Ireland. The Extra Spell is about Bridget Cleary and how she was believed to be a changeling by her family. Other notable Irish Witches includ Biddy Early, and the witch trial of Islandmagee which condemned 8 women for witchcraft. At the end…
 
Kicking off Season 2 of Mancy with coverage of Irish Magic. In this episode RJ and Elle discuss Irish Mythology, Celtic culture and the druids at the heart of their civilization, and what happened to them. The Extra Spell is about Cu Chulian, a mythological celtic hero. The episode also covers St. Patrick and his role in the cultural genocide of th…
 
The conclusion of the Mancy Season 1 Finale! RJ continues the story of Aussie artist Rosaleen Norton and her run-ins with the Vice Police. Rosaleen's controversial sexual paintings were attracting all the wrong attention from all the wrong places, but she managed to turn it around by leaning into the Witch of Kings Cross persona the media had gener…
 
In part 2 of the Mancy Season 1 finale, RJ and Elle discuss controversial Australian artist Rosaleen Norton and how Sex Magic influenced her art. RJ begins with her biography and Rosaleen's bizarre childhood. By the 1930's, when she was older, Rosaleen began creating controversial works of art including sexualized demons and pagan gods. RJ and Elle…
 
This is part 1 of the Season 1 finale of Mancy. In this episode RJ discusses the ancient history of Sex Magic, spellwork through sexual action. This includes the ancient origin of Edging and sex magic in ancient china. RJ and Elle also discuss the importance of sex positivity and the dangers of sexual repression. The Extra Spell is about sacred pro…
 
This bonus episode of Mancy was made possible by mentalhealthyfit.org which is an arts and information project dedicated to unraveling the stigma surrounding mental illness. In this special episode, the roles are reversed and Elle has written the episode while RJ is interviewed. Elle discusses the history of mental health treatment and how magic ha…
 
This is part 2 of Pyromancy, divination by fire. RJ continues to go down the list of types of pyromancy out there. Alomancy, divination by casting salt into a fire and then the Extra Spell sponsored by MinniePearlVintage.com. In the extra spell RJ discusses trial by fire, and the many forms it ahs taken through history. Then, Botanomancy, Capnomanc…
 
RJ and Elle discuss Pyromancy: Divination by fire. RJ goes over the mythological origins of pyromancy with the story of Prometheus. The extra spell brought to the show by minniepearlvintage.com is about burnt human offerings to Moloch and the myth of Chronos. There are actually several types of pyromancy. In part 1 RJ and Elle discuss scapulimancy,…
 
WARNING: NSFW CONTENT WITHIN. Sex, Dreams, and Magic are all discussed in this episode. RJ and Elle discuss, at length, the culture of Lucid Dreaming and its roots in parapsychology. Elle also gives insight on dream telepathy and how it can be used. The Extra Spell, sponsored by https://mentalhealthyfit.org/ discusses the history of sex dreams and …
 
RJ and Elle dive into the long history of dream magic and dream divination. RJ starts with the earliest recorded prophetic dreams from Ancient Mesopotamia and then discusses the Oneirocritica of Artemidorus aka Ephesius. Elle gives her insight on Dream Interpretation and the nature of such work. In the Extra Spell sponsored by https://mentalhealthy…
 
RJ and Elle continue their discussion on Hydromancy, Divination by water. After going over Nostradamus' biography in part 1, RJ moves on to Nostradamus' most iconic prophecies and how they have impacted history. Nostradamus may have predicted Napoleon, Hitler, and possibly the war on terror. Who is Nostradamus' "third anti-christ" and did he have a…
 
RJ and Elle discuss Hydromancy, Divination by water. RJ lays down a foundation for how water has been used for Magic. The main story concerns the biography of Nostrodamus including his education and work as a plague doctor. Afterward, Elle performs Hydromancy for Jana using a scrying bowl, in the same style Nostrodamus used to write his prophecies.…
 
Welcome to Mancy! A witchy true crime podcast about magic and how it has influenced our culture. Writer RJ Walker and Psychic Elle Alder dive into the history of magic. They discuss cult leaders, witches, saints, folklore, demons, and hauntings. Each episode covers a different "mancy" or method of magic. At the end of each episode, Elle attempts wh…
 
RJ and Elle continue their coverage of Rhapsodomancy, Divination by music or verse. RJ continues discussing the legend of Robert Johnson and the Crossroad's Curse. The extra spell is about the cursed Hungarian Suicide Song titled Gloomy Sunday. RJ and Elle also discuss the 27 clubs and the potential astrological explanation for the legend. At the e…
 
RJ and Elle cover Rhapsodomancy, Divination via music or verse. RJ explores how music has been used for healing, and how it has been used for torture. They discuss cursed songs, cursed instruments, cursed musicians, and the inseparable connection between music, magic, and superstition. The legend of Robert Johnson and the crossroads bargain. After,…
 
Part 2 of the Mancy Christmas Special. RJ and Elle cover Christmas magic and some of the stranger Christmas traditions. RJ discusses some of the secular winter holiday traditions such as Antarctica's Midwinter Day and the Lord of Misrule. Elle and RJ discuss The Wild Hunt's contribution to the Santa Claus myth, as well as St. Nicholas. The real San…
 
Keep the Saturn in Saturnalia with the Mancy Christmas Special! RJ and Elle discuss Yuletide magic and the different ways Christmas has influenced magic, and vice versa. RJ Discusses Christmas folklore including the Icelandic witch troll Gryla who eats naughty children, and her 13 ghostly and ridiculous Yule Lads who cause trouble every Christmas. …
 
In part 2 of Catoptromancy, RJ discusses some of the pop culture references involving mirror scrying. The extra spell is about the Japanese bathroom mirror ghost known as Hanako-san. The main story is about a haunted black scrying mirror known as The Dark Mirror. Elle performs mirror scrying using the black mirror of an Ipad. Support the show (http…
 
RJ and Elle explore the world of mirror divination. RJ discusses the history of Bloody Mary in the extra spell and the methods of mirror scrying used in history. RJ discusses the greek Necromantieon and the mirror scrying chamber known as a psychomanteum. Elle does a reading for Meccamorphosis using a black mirror. Support the show (https://www.pat…
 
Psychometry or Psychomacy is the magical ability to connect souls through objects or places. RJ discusses some of the success stories of psychic detectives. Elle performs psychometry reading on a piece of RJ's favorite chair.... it might be haunted. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)על ידי RJ Walker and Elle Alder
 
Psychometry or Psychomancy is the magical art of connecting souls through contact with objects or places. RJ talks about how psychic detectives use psychometry with mixed results. Elle performs psychometry on someone's childhood toy. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)על ידי RJ Walker and Elle Alder
 
RJ does a deep dive on Sylvia Plath's run-ins with the occult and how she used a ouija board to help with her writing. Elle attempts the Charlie Charlie challenge and performs Planchette writing while channeling her spirit guide. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)על ידי RJ Walker and Elle Alder
 
RJ examines the history of the Ouija boards and the bizarre stories of people who used them to fantastic and tragic effects, including poet Sylvia Plath. Elle contacts a very rude spirit through the Ouija board, then consults her own spirit guide using the board. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)…
 
RJ tells the story of America's first female police officers and their role in taking down New York's tea houses, despite their popularity. After describing the detective drama, Elle does a tasseomancy reading using a Starbucks frappuccino. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)על ידי RJ Walker and Elle Alder
 
Tasseomancy, Divination by reading tea leaves or coffee grounds. RJ discusses the psychic tea houses of New York and the culture of reading tea leaves during the great depression. The illegality of fortune-telling meant fortune-tellers had to be sly to get by. Elle performs a traditional tea reading using a zodiac teacup and plate. Support the show…
 
Part 2 on Automatic Writing: Necromancy to receive written messages from spirits. RJ continues the story of Marie Ogden as she attempts to raise one of the members of her cult from the dead. Elle uses the predictive text on RJ's cell phone as a tool for Automatic Writing. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/mancy)…
 
Automatic Writing: Necromancy used to receive written messages from the dead. RJ and Elle discuss Channeling, ghosts, and 1 930's witch who spoke to ghosts through her typewriter and formed a cult following around her mysterious powers. RJ brings Elle his 1950 royal typewriter and she attempts to replicate the Automatic Writing of Marie Ogden. Supp…
 
Part 2 of our series on Bibliomancy. We explore Virgil's legacy as a fabled magician and RJ shares some of the most bizarre fables about him. Elle does a bibliomancy reading for Comet using RJ's book of poems about Pokemon. Support the podcast on Patreon to be entered into a drawing to receive a reading on the show from Elle. patreon.com/mancy Supp…
 
Bibliomancy is one of the most mainstream practices of divination that exists today. Divination by book. Several books are used for bibliomancy, often holy texts. The Aeneid of the ancient Roman poet Virgil stands out. Divination using his epic poem has predicted emperors and decided the outcomes of battles. RJ tells Virgil's story, Elle performs d…
 
It’s one of the most popular methods of divination that exists today. This magical practice has left deep trenches in the cultural zeitgeist. So much so, that it seems to have become mythology in its own right. It has inspired video games like Persona, and table top games like Yu-Gi-Oh. I’m talking, of course, about Cartomancy. Divination through t…
 
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