Episode 142 – Techno Sorcery and Digital Magic

We look at folk magic from a “new” perspective this time (which isn’t really very new at all). We discuss embedded spells in webpage code, shuffle-o-mancy and radio divination, and how to make a meme into a spell as we look at where magic and technology overlap (with special guest, Laine’s husband!).
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We talk a little bit about a couple of episodes we did last year, including our Sound Sigils one and one on Sensory Witchcraft.
We also discuss the practice of steganography, which you can learn more about in this article from WIRED.
Cory mentions the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman (also a television show now). We also discuss the “Loss” meme and the “Mocking Spongebob” meme quite a bit. (And this classic as well).
You may also want to learn more about the “coding duck” we discuss.
Finally, here are some of the apps we recommend (either personally or based on trusted friends/listeners and their recommendations):
Big thanks to listener Fergus for reminding us to do this episode!
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Title and closing music is “Homebound,” by Bluesboy Jag, and is used under license from Magnatune.
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4 thoughts on “Episode 142 – Techno Sorcery and Digital Magic”

  1. Thank you for the podcast! Caught this episode- 142.. in our current world, you click refresh and there’s a new technology out there! always new and evolving, technology used in job/prosperity/online advertising magic/k is hardly new. In fact, hoodoo + folk magic historian/practitioner/writer cat yronwode @ luckymojo.com has discussed ad nauseam hiding sigils/words in graphics for job/success work over many an episode of their weekly podcast!
    There’s an art to it, and as she shares her expertise (in addition to being a writer, she is a graphics designer whom has created many of the classically old-fashioned-style Lucky Mojo product labels) she teaches to blow up the image in photoshop, insert a symbol/sigil in a like-color and then shrink it down till it’s undetectable. Voila! You can never learn too much, and more voices added to the conversations bring about a more well-rounded magical education.. for those who appreciate an education from a hoodoo historian, i can’t more highly recommend this show:
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/luckymojohoodoorootworkhour 🎇🔮 I don’t work there, so I’m not promoting them for any reason other than sharing the best resource I’ve come across for learning hoodoo and folk magic while listening. (I work 7-8 hours days where I can listen to podcasts) The hosts Catherine Yronwode and Conjureman Ali, chat with a new guest each week, and also read for two call-in clients per week and also they prescribe rootwork tailored to the clients’ issue.

    1. Thanks Diana! We touch a bit on the sigil stuff in the show and I had forgotten about yronwode’s point about the enlarged graphic that you shrink down. Good one! I can never keep up with LM’s show, as they produce so often, but the ones I’ve caught have been fun to listen to!

  2. Hey guys! Another great episode.

    I just wanted to let y’all know, I recently joined a witchy book club. We’re only on our second month, but I mentioned your podcast and we’ve decided to use it as part of the media ( we meet twice a month discuss other witchy media the first meeting and a book the second) that we check out and discuss. I’m really excited to see what they think about all the awesome information you guys have to give and talk about. Just thought I’d give you a heads up. We’re a group of 13 right now.

    1. Awww, thank you so much Erin! I hope that our show is helpful somehow 🙂 If there’s anything we can help with let us know (and 13 is a pretty good number to have!)

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