Ep 63: Stage Magic and the Occult with Sensei Strange

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Science Witch Podcast!

Sensei Strange


In this episode, Ruby and Anjel interview Sensei Strange about Stage Magic and its intersections with the Occult. The convo has some rich discussion of the history of stage magic, the definition of magic vs magick, and how to not accidentally start a cult. 

Before the episode, we introduce our newest member to the SWP team, James.

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Show Notes

Sensei Strange on Youtube

Mysteries of the Unexplained by Allan Zullo

Ricky Jay 

Jeff McBride

Brad Henderson

For Harry Houdini, Séances and Spiritualism Were Just an Illusion

The magician spent years campaigning against fraudulent psychics, even lobbying Congress to ban fortune-telling in D.C.

The Discoverie of Witchcraft

The Book of Thoth: A Short Essay on the Tarot of the Egyptians

Uri Geller and Metalbending 

Sex, Drugs & Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits by Robert Anton Wilson 

Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin

James Randi (1928–2020) Illusionist who exposed fraud to showcase the perils of credulity.

Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide to Meditation, Magick & Manifestation by Mat Auryn 

Magic and Mystery School

Houdini Chat Bot

Houdini Seance at the Magic Castle 

Transcripts for the Interview

Transcripts for the Intro/Outro


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