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John Safran vs The Occult

Length: 3 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (81 ratings)

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Summary

John Safran has fallen in with the wrong crowd, again. He has spent months among sorcerers, satanists, and exorcists and he's spilling the beans in a new podcast.

Forget gentle white witches and tarot card readers. John packs his bag and fearlessly heads off to places where black magic leads not only to exorcisms but... murder. He flies to the US and investigates a gang who murdered a teenage girl for disturbing their satanic shrine. He sails to remote islands in Vanuatu, where laws have been passed to quash witchcraft and contravening them can lead to a public hanging or exile. Back in his hometown of Melbourne, he spends time with a Muslim professional who, convinced she is possessed by spirits, seeks an Islamic exorcism.

John discovers that a belief in Black Magic can hold people together, and tear people apart. But why, in this world of science and rationality, are so many around the world still fearful of dark spirit realms? And what are police and psychologists meant to do to rein all this in?

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Interesting

Found it interesti g but wished for more facts detail etc Narrator easy to listen to

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  • 20-11-19

Really not much of a story.

Just generally poor. Two or three interviews which can't have taken much more 30 minutes each and not really about the occult.

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(Black) Magical stuff.

A well presented and researched investigation that deviated from the route that I expected such work to take and is enjoyably fresh because of it.

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Awesome

This helped me through a long plane journey and was so interesting I stayed awake!

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A snapshot into different cultures and the occult

I enjoyed this a lot, dumb fun in places but interesting. the occult is very real to some people and can be a matter of life and death. go on an adventure for 5 episodes and see how the occult touches people's lives.

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