Rune Soup is a blog about magic. It is also a podcast about magic, which you should definitely subscribe to. It is also a lively and informative Facebook page about magic, which you should definitely join.
Clearly that’s something of a broad church -perhaps the broadest- so if we were to take it down a level we could say Rune Soup is about practical sorcery, entheogens, synchronicities, UFOs, ‘alternative’ history, career guidance, graphic novels, the future of media, probability, divination. There’s even a post about Nicki Minaj here somewhere.
There’s a strong chaos magic inflection to the whole thing because there is no part of me that is on trend or fashionable. (My wardrobe looks like the lost and found box in a poorly-managed hospital.)
Welcome! Here are a few of the more popular posts to get you started. If you like what you see then please subscribe and drop us a line. The blog has become kinda known for it’s sigil magic tech, so maybe start there:
Then perhaps one of the more popular series in the blog’s history:
And in no particular order:
Or you could watch a couple of videos and presentations I have put together. This is me talking about dragons in Glastonbury:
And this is an interview I did with the curators of the John Dee exhibit at the Royal College of Physicians in January 2016.
Oh, we like you already! In no particular order, here is how you get in touch:
Be honest, you don’t actually care. I can’t even believe you read this far. Must be one long ad break.
Oh all right. The magic stuff you can work out from the blog. As for the rest: Have recently moved from London to the foothills of Australia’s Blue Mountains. You can find some interviews with me here. I wrote this bio for my first appearance on Richard Hoagland’s The Other Side of Midnight. Waste not, want not, eh?
Australian by birth, Gordon White’s family has strong connections to the wider South Pacific thanks to his grandfather’s experience in colonial administration in Nauru and New Guinea. He spent much of his early years exploring and diving in Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia.
Gordon first became interested in western occultism at the age of thirteen, following a series of intense dream experiences, and this interest became a lifelong pursuit.
His esoteric leanings found an inspirational overlap with his exploration of the Pacific following the publication of Graham Hancock’s classic Fingerprint of the Gods. This led him to study documentary production at a university level, film an underwater documentary about Nan Madol and then go on to work for BBC Magazines, Discovery Channel and news media companies in both hemispheres.
After moving to London, he held senior data and analytics positions in global media companies, as well as starting a chaos magic blog and podcast called Rune Soup… which ultimately led to the publication of his first two books, The Chaos Protocols and Star.Ships: A Prehistory of the Spirits.
Over the course of this journey, Gordon has had the privilege of speaking to some of the world’s leading authorities in Assyriology, religious studies, genetic research, hermeticism, psi research, the history of western magic and ufology.
The overriding mission of his work is an attempt to cohere an evidence-based western magical worldview that combines history, paranormal research, the best available scientific research and ufology.
Fun trivia about Gordon: