In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to William Morrison — longtime Satanic Temple leader and member of legendary industrial band Skinny Puppy — about the “deviant psychotherapy cult” Process Church of the Final Judgement, and how it laid the philosophical groundwork for The Satanic Temple. Watch Sympathy for the Devil — the documentary about The Process — here, and don’t forget to use my promo code SACREDTENSION at checkout to receive one month free.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: The Process Church of the Final Judgement, feat. William Morrison”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I speak with defacto Satanist and sex researcher Dr. Eric Sprankle about sexual shame, overcoming oppressive Christian sexual norms, and his research on Satanists.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Uncrucifying Sex with Dr. Eric Sprankle”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I talk to controversial journalist and podcaster Katie Herzog about online cancel culture. We discuss online queer communities, the helpfulness of the term “cancel culture,” resiliency, how big social media companies are destroying local news outlets, and the article that got her canceled in the first place.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Getting Canceled with Katie Herzog”
Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Satanic Abortion Ritual, feat. Jane Essex of The Satanic Temple”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Jane Essex, spokesperson for the Reproductive Rights Campaign of The Satanic Temple, to discuss TST’s controversial new abortion ritual. Learn more about the abortion ritual here.
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined once again by my favorite Evangelical John Morehead to discuss the psychology of evangelicals and why they do what they do. John details his research into the emotions that drive toxic evangelical behavior.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: What’s Going On With Evangelicals? Feat. John Morehead”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by religious studies professor Megan Goodwin to discuss abuse within religious communities, Satanic Panic, New Religious Movements, QAnon, her new book Abusing Religion, and more. Find Professor Goodwin here.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: QAnon, Satanic Panic, and New Religious Movements with Prof. Megan Goodwin”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by the hosts of Black Mass Appeal — the largest Satanic podcast on the planet — to discuss Satanism, cats, conspiracy theories, theism, and so much more. Find Black Mass Appeal at blackmassappeal.com.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Hellfireside Chat with Black Mass Appeal”
In this unedited, stripped down episode of Sacred Tension I talk to Shiva Honey, author of The Devil’s Tome: A Book of Modern Satanic Ritual. We discuss her liberation from an abusive religious setting, the fusion of nontheism and ritual, how ritual can bring empowerment and catharsis into an individual’s life, and much more.
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In this stripped down, unedited episode of Sacred Tension I hang out with Lucien Greaves to discuss terrible Christian movies, Satanic blasphemy, the corruption of social media, his new music project Satanic Planet, and much more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Music, Bad Movies, and Blasphemy with Lucien Greaves”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for the Satanic Temple. We discuss the challenge of maintaining a religious community during the COVID-19 pandemic, common misunderstandings about the Satanic Temple, and why nontheistic religion is essential.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Why Nontheistic Religion is Essential, feat. Lucien Greaves”