Episode 002: Yeats and the Divine Genius, Part 2

Shownotes:

This episode continues with my analysis, taking the poems to their inspirational yet hopeless conclusion.

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Resources:

Episode 001 (Part 1)

Susie Chang and Mel Meleen. Fortune’s Wheelhouse. Podcast.

Yasuko Suzuki. “Yeats’s ‘From the Antigone’: Desire and Loss.” The Harp. Vol. 15 (2000), pp. 47-58. Critical essay.

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Episode 001: Yeats and the Divine Genius, Part 1

38 minutes, 20 seconds

Shownotes:

I started a podcast! This episode revisits a blog I wrote several years ago but takes the series of poems several steps further. In this episode I analyze the first five of the eleven poems. Part 2 will analyze the rest.

As always, I discuss Kabbalah, mysticism, symbol, language, and much more.

You can access my Patreon page here.

Errors:

  • I say that Yeats joined the Golden Dawn in 1889. He actually joined in 1890. He was a part of several Hermetic societies in the 1880s.
  • I realize there’s an error when I read the first poem – the audio sounds jumbled. I’ll fix this tonight and re-upload the audio.

Resources:

 

Golden Dawn Magical Tarot. Amazon

Gorski, William T. Yeats and Alchemy. Book. Amazon.

MacGregor Mathers, S. L. The Tarot: Its Occult Significance, use in Fortune Telling, and Method of Play, Etc. Book.

MacGregor Mathers, S. L. Kabbalah Unveiled. Book. Amazon.

Mann, Neil. W.B. Yeats and A Vision. Website. http://www.yeatsvision.com/

Peneton, Brady. “The Winding Cabbala: Yeats’ Use of Cabbalistic Mythology of Spiritualization and Imagination in ‘A Woman Young and Old.’” Critical essay. Blog.

Raine, Kathleen. “Yeats, the Tarot, and the Golden Dawn.” Critical essay. Amazon.

Regardie, Israel. The Complete System of the Golden Dawn. Book. Amazon.

Yeats, William Butler. “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.” Audio recording on YouTube.

Yeats, William Butler. “Per Amica Silentia Lunae.” Essay

Yeats, WIlliam Butler. “Magic.” Essay

Yeats, William Butler. “The Body of the Father Christian Rosencrux.” Essay

Yeats, WIlliam Butler. “The Two Trees.” Poem

Yeats, William Butler. A Woman Young and Old. Poems

The Tree of Life:

Golden Dawn Cipher Manuscript, Folio 28:

Golden Dawn Classic Tarot. The Lovers:

Golden Dawn Classic Tarot. The Sun:

Golden Dawn Classic Tarot. Judgment:

Credits

Intro Song: Kevin MacLeod – “Backed Vibes Clean.”