Into the Dark

Into the Dark features friendly interviews with practitioners and scholars of witchcraft and the occult arts, as well as answers to listener questions on occult subjects. Submit questions for our research department at Each episode was recorded live and streamed at


Into the Dark Ep. 23: THE FINAL EPISODE (feat. Dakota Hendrix)

Into the Dark dies all fiery with a glorious bang. Medium, diviner, and witch Dakota Hendrix talks about growing up a witch in a Christian cult, making it to New York and becoming a top makeup artist, becoming a professional reader, ancestor worship, and much much more.

You can learn more about them on facebook ( and instagram (

Also check out ; and Witch and the Wolf ; and Black Hand Conjure .

Some new tracks from Arcana Machine are also out: And I have a book out:

For all future listener questions for our research department, send them to cooper dot wilhelm at gmail dot com. Expect answers. Expect delays.


Into the Dark Ep. 22: Mani C. Price, and Mental Health and Magic

Occultist, artist, and performer Mani C. Price ( talks about her magical journey, altars, ritual, spirit paintings, and more. Into the Dark also makes a solid stab at tackling the relationship between magic and mental health and wellness.

Resources for mental health treatment include:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)


Into the Dark Ep. 21: Fred Jennings

Occult scholar and practitioner Fred Jennings pops by for a randomized (in honor of Chaos Magic) interview. We talk about magic and the law, magic and activism, alchemy, chaos magic, ritual, and a chrome extension Fred made having to do with indigo children.

ALSO: If you are in or near the great city of New York, consider going to Psychedelic Horror Show, an art exhibition with performances and featuring Mani C. Price, who I interviewed for a future episode. October 27th, with ticket proceeds donated to charity. Details here:


Into the Dark  20: Ivo Dominguez Jr. and Domonique Echeverria

It's a two-interview kind of day at Into the Dark.

1st: Scholar and Occultist Ivo Dominguez Jr. talks about the New Alexandrian Library, an occult repository of books, pamphlets, and correspondence from magical and occult figures. Ivo also talks about the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and his new books on astrology and developing your psychic abilities.

You can learn more about Ivo and these organizations here:

2nd: Shaman and healer Domonique Echeverria joins Into the Dark to discuss Universal Mother, a resource for self-healing and spiritual exploration. Domonique also talks about holistic medicine and her spiritual journey and path to becoming a medicine woman and healer.

You can learn more about Domonique and Universal Mother at

IMPORTANT NOTES: Domonique is doing a group healing session October 11th at Dream House. You get tickets email Domonique Also we get cut off at the end, so to give to relief efforts in Puerto Rico go to


Into the Dark Ep. 19: Lisa Marie Basile

Writer, editor, and witch Lisa Marie Basile comes to talk about the magazine she founded, witchcraft, writing, her new novel, death, ritual, and feminism. The time William S. Burroughs tried to curse a coffee shop also comes up.

You can learn more about Lisa Marie Basile and her magazine Luna Luna:

Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks. Her book, NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards and will be published in 2018. She is working on her first novel, due out with CLASH Books in 2019. Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, The Atlas Review, Queen Mobs Teahouse, Grimoire, the Tin House blog, PEN American Center, and more.


Into the Dark Ep. 18: Alexander Cummins

Sorcerer–Scholar Alexander Cummins comes on to talk about Saint Cyprian (the patron saint of witchcraft), necromancy, divination, geomancy, his time as a sorcerer for music festivals, the ethics of love spells, and his current research on a grimoire from 1567 and the magicians' notes on which spirits and ghosts they summoned to write it.

You can learn more about Alexander Cummins at his site:

get a reading or consultation from him at

You should also check out: and his podcast:

You can also check out his book:

And check out the publisher for the books on Saint Cyprian mentioned in the episode:


Into the Dark Ep. 17: Lucina Stone, Mexican Witchcraft, and a Mirror Box Curse

Into the Dark talks to Lucina Stone (winner of two International Latino Book Awards for Best Sci/Fi novel and Best New Author) about Brujas, Mexican witchcraft, her novel Santa Muerte, and her spiritual journey. Cooper also describes how to curse someone using a mirror box.

You should check out Lucina's essay about Mexican witchcraft at Luna Luna ( and her novel Santa Muerta (, and you can follow her on twitter here and find her on facebook at

For more on a mirror box spell and a freezing/binding spell, check out:

As always, submit questions to our research department to or on twitter @CooperWilhelm.

#LucinaStone #witchcraft #crystals #altars #Bruja #SantaMuerta #RadioFreeBrooklyn #magik #mirrorboxspell #curses #hexes #hoodoo #conjuring


Into the Dark Ep. 16:Vortex Healing with Susan Hwang

Susan Hwang, founder of the Bushwick Book Club ( Brooklyn musician extraoridinaire talks to Into the Dark about vortex healing and her journey as someone who didn't really go in for magic and the like until she saw it work. She also does a ritual to cleanse the studio.

Learn more about Susan and her work here:

and contact her on facebook to learn more about BushWitch. You can also learn more about Vortex Healing here:

As always, submit questions about magic to our research department at or by contacting Cooper on twitter at @cooperwilhelm

#SusanHwang #DivineMagik #VortexHealing #BuswickBookClub #Witchcraft #Radiofreebrooklyn #RicWeinman


Into The Dark Ep. 15 feat Annie Finch

Into the Dark talks with poet and witch Annie Finch about her spiritual journey, poetry, and the relationship between the two. I also give a brief rundown on techniques for raising the dead seeing as how I gave a lecture on it the day before the show and why not.

Learn more about Annie Finch at and at her blog here: She's also on twitter (@poetrywitch) and instagram (@poetrywitch). And keep an eye out for her upcoming memoir.

One thing Annie said after the interview that should be taken note of: Annie strongly recommended including therapy as part of one's spiritual journey.

#magik #paganism #witchcraft #anniefinch #magic #poetry #poetrywitch #necromancy #mattskiba #lanadelrey


Into The Dark Ep. 14: The Occult Practices of Thailand (Feat. Callum Hutchings) , Occult Tattoos, and the St. Louis Arch

Into the Dark talks to Callum Hutchings about the occult practices of Thailand, which include occult tattoos, amulets, dead children, and much much more. Occult tattoos are discussed more generally. A listener question about the St. Louis Arch (Is it a Stargate?) is also addressed.

Learn more about the occult practices of Thailand at:

Also check out Callum's article on Kuman Thong (Golden Child) at

You can find Callum on facebook. As always, send questions about the occult and witchcraft to or to me directly at @cooperwilhelm on twitter.

#Witchcraft #thailand #St.Louis #StLouis #Sakyant #Alchemy #Constantine #Magic #Tattoos #OccultTattoos #amulets #murder


Into the Dark Ep. 13: Leza Cantoral

Into the Dark sits down with writer, editor, and bruja Leza Cantoral to talk Chaos Magick, sex magick, growing up in Mexico, evolutionary biology, Aleister Crowley, Carl Jung, and times she's hexed people.

You can listen to Leza's podcast Get Lit with Leza at and get her book Cartoons in the Suicide Forest on amazon ( You should also check out Clash Media at and find Leza on facebook, twitter, instagram, and tumblr @lezacantoral

as always, if you have any questions for our research department, send them to


Into the Dark Ep. 12: Binding Trump with Michael M Hughes and Arcana Machine with Douglas Lucas

On this episode, Into the Dark talks using magic in politics with Michael M. Hughes who led a mass ritual to bind Donald Trump. We then talk with Douglas Lucas about his record label Arcana Machine which features releases from two occult-inspired musical acts, Kenneth Anger and Brian Butler's Technicolor Skull and Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson's Cut to Fit the Mouth. Douglas also talks about his magical journey, chaos magic, sonic sigils, ritual magic, and more.

You can learn more about what Michael M. Hughes is doing here:

And learn more about Arcana Machine here:

and contact Douglas at

Resources to check out include:

Liber Null by Peter J. Caroll

As always, send questions to

#Trump #Witchcraft #KennethAnger #Brian Butler #VanessaSinclair #CarlAbrahamsson #ChaosMagic #SigilMagic


Into the Dark Ep. 11: Hope Diamond, Banishing Spells, and a Pagan Easter Precursor

Into the Dark gets into a pagan precursor to Easter and talks banishing spells including one to get rid of a rat or mouse.  Hope Diamond also joins us to talk about her magical practice and spiritual journey. 

Listener Question:
Is there a magic way to get rid of rat or mouse?

You can learn more about Hope Diamond on her site ( and on her instagram (

Books she mentioned during the interview included:

The Satanic Witch — Anton LaVey
The Art of Seduction — Robert Greene
The 48 Laws of Power — Robert Greene

As always, send questions to

Tim Maroney's rundown of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (


Into the Dark Ep. 10: Jonathan Phelps


Filmmaker and producer Jonathan Phelps talks with Into the Dark about his meditation and ritual practices. We also get into the relationship between occult practice and creative pursuits, as well as tools for occult practice (e.g. Jonathan's crystal helmet). 

You can learn more about Jonathan and his projects at

and as always, send your questions for our research department to

#occult #meditation #witchcraft #crystals #muckraker #ravacon


Into the Dark Ep. 9: Emoji Magic, Skinwalkers, and Sigils

This episode features two anonymous interviews about magic using emojis and shape-shifting Navajo witches called skinwalkers. We also get into how to make sigils for your own purposes.

For more information on skinwalkers, check out these two interviews I didn't do:

Send your questions to

#magic #skinwalkers #emoji #emojimagic #tumblrmagic #sigil #chaosmagic


Into the Dark Ep. 8.5: Pacts with The Devil

Since there wasn't enough time to talk about pacts with The Devil during the normal broadcast, here is a podcast-only extrasode. You can see an image of Urbain Grandier's alleged pact with The Devil (and others) here.

and another supposed infernal pact here. 

Send questions to

Note: Emeril Lagasse does not appear in this episode of Into The Dark.

#Faust #RobertJohnson #Satan #TheDevil #PactsWithTheDevil #SellingYourSoul#SwedishLaw #PlayingWithTheDevil


Into the Dark Ep. 8: Into the Dark Ep. 8: Channeling (feat. Halsey Snow) and Satanism VS Devil Worship

Halsey Snow (Acktarian) of the Vywamus Foundation joins us to discuss channeling and the guide he channels, Vywamus. Different groups thought to worship The Devil are also discussed, as is some NYC Witchcraft News. 

Listener Questions:

Is there a difference between Satanism and Devil Worship?
Is there a legal way to nullify pacts with The Devil?

You can learn more about Halsey Snow, Vywamus, and the Vywamus Foundation at

As always, send questions to
Follow Cooper on twitter at @CooperWilhelm

#witch #witchcraft #satanism #DevilWorship #SatanicTemple #Vywamus #VywamusFoundation #AntonLevey #TempleofSet #MichaelAquino #NSA #Faust #SwedishLaw


Into the Dark Ep. 7: Astrology with Frederick Steinmann

Astrologer Frederick Steinmann stops by to talk about astrology, the role it can play in relationships and job matters, the role it has played in his life, and its relationship with Tarot and mainstream Christianity. He also explains what this whole Mercury in Retrograde thing is. 

Listener Questions Discussed:
House Spirits: What are those?

The Tradition of Household Spirits: Ancestral Lore and Practices: Claude Lecouteux
History, Prophecy, and the Stars: The Christian Astrology of Pierre D'Ailly - Laura Ackerman Smoller
Complete Astrology: A Modern Guide to Astrological Awareness - Alan Oken
The Works of Alan Leo
The Works of Michel Gauquelin

Send questions to
Find Frederick Steinmann at: (coming in January)
Instagram: @FKAFR

Frederick says:

Rates for Consulatations
[60$ - 30 min Astro-Tarot-logy consultation - Walk in astrology or tarot consultation
$100 - 60 min Astro-Tarot-logy consultation - Walk in astrology or tarot consultation
$150 - Natal chart reading - Thorough examination of natal chart
$200 - Year ahead Transits and forecast - Thorough examination of natal chart in conjunction with the next year of planetary transits
Email me to schedule or any inquiry
Astro-Taro-lygy lecture available for Sale inquire via email.] 

#Astrology #magic #catholicism #DonaldTrump #AlanLeo #MichelGauquelin #HouseSpirits #ToothFairy #PierreDAilley #Tarot #Divination


Into the Dark Ep. 6: Sex with Demons and Ghost Law (Feat. Walter Stephens)

Walter Stephens, currently a visiting professor at Yale, talks about renaissance witch trials and theories of witchcraft, including sex with demons, riding brooms, and succubi and incubi. Into the Dark can't recommend his book, Demon Lovers, enough for anyone interested in the history of witchcraft and witch trials. It is detailed, accessible, and relevant to our times.  Laws related to ghosts, how to cleanse a home of spirits, and a healing spell are also discussed. Into the Dark also delves into recent witchcraft news, including a call for spells and rituals against Donald Trump. (For more about Witches Against Trump, go to

Listener Questions:
What is the relationship between ghosts and the law?

Books Discussed:
Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief 

#witchcraft #witchtrials #succubus #incubus #ghosts #realestate #incubus #sex #malleusmaleficarum #DonaldTrump #WitchesAgainstDonaldTrump #Trump #SexWithDemons #WalterStephens #Yale #YaleUniversity


Into the Dark Ep. 5: Karyn Crisis and Technology in Spellcraft

Medium Karyn Crisis joins us and talks mediumship, talking to the dead, Italy's history of witchery, and shape shifting. Eric Newman also pops in to talk about his new show, Pull Request, which joins Radio Free Brooklyn November 20th. Into the Dark also faces an array of technical difficulties, some of which have survived the editing process. 

You can learn more about Karyn Crisis at
You should also check out cyber wizard Joshua Madara's work at

Listener Questions:
What role can technology play in magic?

Books Discussed:
"You Are Psychic, the Free Soul Method" by Pete A. Sanders, Jr. 

"Opening to Channel: How to Connect with your Guide" by Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer. 

Il Triangolo Stregato: Il Mistero di Noce di Benevento" by Carlo Napolitano

Le Streghe di Benevento: la Grande Bugia" by Fabio Garuti

As always, send your questions about witchcraft to and follow us on twitter @IntoTheDarkRFB

#witchcraft #streghe #nona #mediumship #KarynCrisis #technology #sigils 



Into The Dark Ep. 4: Melissa Madara of Catland

Melissa Madara, co-owner of Catland and magical consultant, stops by. Catland is a store and event space serving practitioners from all magical traditions and anyone seeking to improve their spiritual life. We talk chaos magic, running a magic shop and event space, Croatian Gypsy magic, scrying with champagne, altars, hauntings, house spirits, witches' familiars,  magical work–life balance, the manticore, cats, Jung, dream work, and Stephen King. Take-home point: If you're creeping yourself out, you're going in the right direction.

Listener Questions Include:

Will adopting a black cat get me into trouble?
If there are white witches, are there white warlocks?
Is there a magical equivalent of 'pray the gay away'  

Learn more about Melissa Madara and Catland (and check out their calendar of events) at Also check out their 

twitter: @CatlandBooks
imgur: @Catlandbooks

Submit questions to

#Catland #Catlandbooks #CroationHexerei #magic #poetry #burlesque #Cujo #cats #familiars #butterflies #sexuality #gender #Scrying #luciddreaming #Santeria #dreamwork #Jung #StephenKing #sigils #GrayWitchcraft #wicca #chaosmagic #magick


Into the Dark Ep. 3: Sex Magic (feat. Veronica Varlow), Partial Necromancy, Spells to Make a Man Impotent

Burlesque Dancer, Sex Magician, and Witch Veronica Varlow  talks sex magic and mirror magic, and explains a love spell. We also cover spells to make a man impotent and whether necromancy for severed limbs is possible. 

Learn more about Veronica's upcoming performances and classes in witchcraft at and Follow her on instagram and twitter @veronicavarlow

You can see the study on healing broken bones in dogs at

#Sex #magic #sexmagic #sexmagick #necromancy #impotence #mirrormagick #masturbation #death #malleusmaleficarum #heinrichkramer #abirdnestfullofdicks #johnwaynebobbitt #virgil #ovid #KonradVonQuerfurt  #Dekaetal1994 #Sandhana #Ramayana #SacredHerbs


Into the Dark Ep. 2: Occult Stained Glass, Psychic Self-Defense, and Ouija Boards in Space

Edward from Riven Barrow Glass talks about her process, divination, ritual, and Xena Warrior Princess. We also answer listener questions about developing your telekinetic powers, defending yourself from magical attack, and using a Ouija board in space.

Learn more about Edward and Riven Barrow Glass at and on Instagram at @rivenbarrowglass.

As always, send us your questions and comments at IntoTheDarkRFB [at] gmail [dot] com and on twitter at @CooperWilhelm

Books discussed:

Liber Null by Peter J. Carroll
Psychic Self-Defense by Dion Fortune

#RivenBarrowGlass #Ouija #Magic #Magick #ChaosMagic #ChaosMacick #Telekinesis #StainedGlass #Divination #MagicEightBall #DionFortune #PsychicSelfDefense #PeterJCarroll #LiberNull #LucidDreaming #XenaWarriorPrincess #SovietSpaceDogs #HawaiianMagic #NYCWitchFest #DaleChihuly  #Sage #JustBurnSage


Into the Dark Ep. 1: Divination (feat. Swan Drsti and Sheila the psychic rat)

Swan Drsti talks Tarot and the IChing, an interview with a rat (Sheila) about the NBA finals, and listener letters. The magical properties of cheese are discussed, as are cannibalism, menstruation, and a wide swath of divination methods.

Follow Swan:
(Ink and Worm is on Radio Free Brooklyn Sundays at 2pm)
Follow me if you want

Books and resources:
Greek divination; a study of its methods and principles
by W. R. Halliday (available at

The Return of the Dead: Ghosts, Ancestors, and the Transparent Veil of the Pagan Mind
by Claude Lecouteux

Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback Paperback
by Robyn Davidson

Cheese Study:

DruidCraft tarot ap:
Druid Oracle tarot ap:
Wild Unknown:

#tarot #iching #occult #cheese #tyromancy #cannibalism #aleistercrowley #yeats #menstruation  #rat #jamesmerrill #ghosts #financialplanning #apples #NBA #NBAFinals #Cavaliers #Warriors #shufflemancy #divination #crabs #mooncakes #necromancy #BobDylanChristmasAlbum #Langbarðr #Jólnir #DavidIcke #BWV988 #samhain #yarrow #BritishCheeseBoard #NoOneNeedsZombies

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