The Dark Side of MysticismwithJames Tunney

Books Mentioned In This Interview

james tunney blue lies september james tunney ireland i don't recognize who she is anton szandor lavey the satanic rituals isaac deutscher the prophet: the life of leon trotsky jay dyer esoteric hollywood douglas smith rasputin: faith, power, and the twilight of the romanovs david norris a kick against the pricks thomas sheridan the druid code paul roland nazis and the occult david luhrssen hammer of the gods: the thule society and the birth of naziism trevor ravenscroft the spear of destiny jeffrey mishlove the pk man: a true story of mind over matter marc morris the norman conquest seamus heaney sweeney astray ayn rand the virtue of selfishness

James Tunney, LLM, is an Irish Barrister who has lectured on legal matters throughout the world. He is a poet, a visual artist, and also author of The Mystical Accord: Sutras to Suit Our Times, Lines for Spiritual Evolution. In addition, he has written two dystopian novels — Blue Lies September and Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is. His website is

Here he discusses a number of individuals and traditions that are, in the minds of many, associated with the dark side of mysticism. These include sorcery, witchcraft, paganism, and Satanism — as well as Rasputin, Joan of Arc, Trotsky, and Hitler. In each case, he maintains that one must examine the evidence carefully and not simply accept popular opinion. The discussion also focuses on Jesus’ admonition to “resist not evil”.

(Recorded on January 18, 2020)

James Tunney, Ireland I Don’t Recognize Who She Is —

Classic Black Magic From Dennis Wheatley –

Joan of Arc: Her Story –

Brigid: Celtic Goddess –

The Tibetan Book of the Dead –

The Blackbird’s Nest: St. Kevin of Ireland –

The Life of St. Columba –

Published on February 17, 2020


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