In the Desert of Set

In the Desert of Set

By G.B. Marian
This is the official podcast for "In the Desert of Set," a Pagan and occult website by G.B. Marian. G.B. is a devout Setian minister of the LV-426 Tradition who writes about life as a polytheist in contemporary times, with random long-winded detours into ancient history, classic horror movies, and all kinds of other stuff. G.B. is so long-winded, in fact, that he's launched this podcast to provide listeners with an accessible alternative to actually sitting there and reading all of his content, which has been known to make people's asses fall asleep.
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Episode 15: Assorted Prayers & Incantations
Not a proper sermon, but a series of assorted prayers and incantations to Set. I offer these as examples for anyone who might be wondering how they too can pray to the Red Lord. Free electronic print versions are scattered all throughout DesertOfSet.com. 
14:11
May 31, 2020
Episode 14: The Stuff Nightmares Are Afraid Of
Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) is a terrific allegory for the eternal conflict between Set and the Chaos Serpent, and here I explain why. With instructions for a spell for protection during sleep. Free electronic print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/cinema/nightmares.html
17:12
May 31, 2020
Episode 13: An LV-426 Perspective on the Qliphoth
The qliphoth are astral fragments of beings that no longer exist, and which are equivalent to what are called "demons" in the modern vernacular. Here I discuss why I refer to evil spirits as qliphoth rather than demons, and why I personally would not recommend playing around with forces that are truly qliphothic. Free print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/paganism/qliphoth.html
16:16
May 31, 2020
Episode 12: The Many Names of Set
Set has more names and titles than anyone can count. Here are my thoughts on what several of these various words of power actually mean (or at least, what they mean to me personally). Free electronic print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/setianism/names.html
14:49
May 31, 2020
Episode 11: Set and the Greek Typhon—Are They the Same?
Comparing the Egyptian god Set with the Greek titan Typhon, with whom Set was linked in Late Antiquity, with a discussion on how the word "Typhonian" became a synonym for "Setian." Free electronic print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/setianism/typhon.html
16:01
May 30, 2020
Episode 10: Set On Screen
Set is often used as a character in cartoons, comic books, science fiction shows, and role-playing games. Here is one Setian's opinion on how some of these media depictions hold up against the real-life Set.  Electronic print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/cinema/setonscreen.html
32:45
May 26, 2020
Episode 9: Khepesh, the Iron of Set
Explaining Set's connections to the Big Dipper, and why they are important.
12:27
May 25, 2020
Episode 8: Too Many Mummies!
I find "killer mummy" movies annoying for the most part, but there are a couple that have stuck with me through the years, including the 1932 classic with Boris Karloff and the 1959 Hammer remake with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. Here I explain why I enjoy these exceptions, and why I usually roll my eyes at the rest of this subgenre. To read a free electronic print version, please visit: http://www.desertofset.com/sermons/cinema/mummy.html
20:59
May 22, 2020
Episode 7: My Understanding of Magic
A brief explanation of my perspective on magic, what it is, how it works, and how it dovetails into my theological views. Free electronic print version: http://www.desertofset.com/sermons/paganism/magic.html
13:53
May 20, 2020
Episode 6: Set's Sacred Critters
A discussion of the animals that are sacred to Set—including donkeys, pigs, hippos, oryx, and elephantfish! Free electronic print version: http://desertofset.com/sermons/setianism/sacredcritters.html
10:51
May 19, 2020
Episode 5: The Monster Film As Mythos
Classic monster movies are a huge part of my spirituality, and here I explain why. For a free electronic print version, please visit: http://www.desertofset.com/sermons/cinema/monsterfilms.html
12:40
May 17, 2020
Episode 4: The Underworld
A sermon about Duat, the Egyptian concept of the Underworld or the Other Side. To read a free electronic print version, visit http://desertofset.com/sermons/paganism/underworld.html
10:11
May 17, 2020
Episode 3: Set Is A Savior, Not A Devil
In this sermon, I tackle one of the most persistent anti-Setian tropes: the idea that Set is a "god of evil." In reality, the true "anti-god" of the Egyptian pantheon is the monstrous Chaos Serpent, and Set plays an important role in defeating this hellish beast every night.  A free electronic print copy of this sermon is available at the following URL: http://www.desertofset.com/sermons/setianism/sunsavior.html
06:19
May 17, 2020
Episode 2: The LV-426 Tradition
This episode includes a brief introduction to the LV-426 Tradition, the unique Setian coven to which I belong. It also includes a review of the 1979 sci-fi horror film, Alien. Electronic Print Version: http://www.desertofset.com/intro/lv426.html
16:00
May 16, 2020
Episode 1: Setianism - A Brief Introduction
This is taken from a brochure about Setianism that I wrote during the summer of 2019.  To read an electronic print version of this brochure, please visit: http://www.desertofset.com/setianism2019.pdf For more information about this brochure and why it was created, please visit: https://gbmarian.wordpress.com/2019/07/05/fighting-back-a-tract-about-setianism/
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May 16, 2020
May 16, 2020
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May 16, 2020