Into the Dark
Into the Dark
Cooper B. Wilhelm
Friendly interviews with practitioners and scholars of the “occult” arts.
Into the Dark Ep. 23: THE FINAL EPISODE (feat. Dakota Hendrix)
Into the Dark dies all fiery with a glorious bang. Medium, diviner, and witch Dakota Hendrix talks about growing up a witch in a Christian cult, making it to New York and becoming a top makeup artist, becoming a professional reader, ancestor worship, and much much more. You can learn more about them on facebook ( and instagram ( Also check out ; and Witch and the Wolf ; and Black Hand Conjure . Some new tracks from Arcana Machine are also out: And I have a book out: For all future listener questions for our research department, send them to cooper dot wilhelm at gmail dot com. Expect answers. Expect delays.
Nov 28, 2017
58 min
Into the Dark ep. 22: Mani C. Price, and Mental Health and Magic
Occultist, artist, and performer Mani C. Price ( talks about her magical journey, altars, ritual, spirit paintings, and more. Into the Dark also makes a solid stab at tackling the relationship between magic and mental health and wellness. Resources for mental health treatment include: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Nov 3, 2017
53 min
Into the Dark Ep. 21: Fred Jennings
Occult scholar and practitioner Fred Jennings pops by for a randomized (in honor of Chaos Magic) interview. We talk about magic and the law, magic and activism, alchemy, chaos magic, ritual, and a chrome extension Fred made having to do with indigo children. ALSO: If you are in or near the great city of New York, consider going to Psychedelic Horror Show, an art exhibition with performances and featuring Mani C. Price, who I interviewed for a future episode. October 27th, with ticket proceeds donated to charity. Details here:
Oct 20, 2017
58 min
Ep. 20: Ivo Dominguez Jr. and Domonique Echeverria
It's a two-interview kind of day at Into the Dark. 1st: Scholar and Occultist Ivo Dominguez Jr. talks about the New Alexandrian Library, an occult repository of books, pamphlets, and correspondence from magical and occult figures. Ivo also talks about the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel and his new books on astrology and developing your psychic abilities. You can learn more about Ivo and these organizations here: 2nd: Shaman and healer Domonique Echeverria joins Into the Dark to discuss Universal Mother, a resource for self-healing and spiritual exploration. Domonique also talks about holistic medicine and her spiritual journey and path to becoming a medicine woman and healer. You can learn more about Domonique and Universal Mother at IMPORTANT NOTES: Domonique is doing a group healing session October 11th at Dream House. You get tickets email Domonique Also we get cut off at the end, so to give to relief efforts in Puerto Rico go to
Oct 7, 2017
58 min
Into the Dark ep. 19: Lisa Marie Basile
Writer, editor, and witch Lisa Marie Basile comes to talk about the magazine she founded, witchcraft, writing, her new novel, death, ritual, and feminism. The time William S. Burroughs tried to curse a coffee shop also comes up. You can learn more about Lisa Marie Basile and her magazine Luna Luna: Lisa Marie Basile is an editor, writer and poet living in NYC. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine and the author of APOCRYPHAL (Noctuary Press, 2014), as well as a few chapbooks. Her book, NYMPHOLEPSY (co-authored with poet Alyssa Morhardt-Goldstein), was a finalist in the 2017 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards and will be published in 2018. She is working on her first novel, due out with CLASH Books in 2019. Her poetry and other work can be or will be seen in PANK, Spork, The Atlas Review, Queen Mobs Teahouse, Grimoire, the Tin House blog, PEN American Center, and more.
Sep 22, 2017
58 min
Into the Dark Ep. 18: Alexander Cummins
Sorcerer–Scholar Alexander Cummins comes on to talk about Saint Cyprian (the patron saint of witchcraft), necromancy, divination, geomancy, his time as a sorcerer for music festivals, the ethics of love spells, and his current research on a grimoire from 1567 and the magicians' notes on which spirits and ghosts they summoned to write it. You can learn more about Alexander Cummins at his site: get a reading or consultation from him at You should also check out: and his podcast: You can also check out his book: And check out the publisher for the books on Saint Cyprian mentioned in the episode:
Sep 8, 2017
59 min
Into the Dark Ep. 17: Lucina Stone, Mexican Witchcraft, and a Mirror Box Curse
Into the Dark talks to Lucina Stone (winner of two International Latino Book Awards for Best Sci/Fi novel and Best New Author) about Brujas, Mexican witchcraft, her novel Santa Muerte, and her spiritual journey. Cooper also describes how to curse someone using a mirror box. You should check out Lucina's essay about Mexican witchcraft at Luna Luna ( and her novel Santa Muerta (, and you can follow her on twitter here and find her on facebook at For more on a mirror box spell and a freezing/binding spell, check out: As always, submit questions to our research department to or on twitter @CooperWilhelm. #LucinaStone #witchcraft #crystals #altars #Bruja #SantaMuerta #RadioFreeBrooklyn #magik #mirrorboxspell #curses #hexes #hoodoo #conjuring
Aug 29, 2017
59 min
Into the Dark Ep. 16: Vortex Healing with Susan Hwang
Susan Hwang, founder of the Bushwick Book Club ( Brooklyn musician extraoridinaire talks to Into the Dark about vortex healing and her journey as someone who didn't really go in for magic and the like until she saw it work. She also does a ritual to cleanse the studio. Learn more about Susan and her work here: and contact her on facebook to learn more about BushWitch. You can also learn more about Vortex Healing here: As always, submit questions about magic to our research department at or by contacting Cooper on twitter at @cooperwilhelm #SusanHwang #DivineMagik #VortexHealing #BuswickBookClub #Witchcraft #Radiofreebrooklyn #RicWeinman
Aug 17, 2017
58 min
Into The Dark Ep. 14:  The Occult Practices of Thailand (Feat. Callum Hutchings) , Occult Tattoos, and the St. Louis Arch
Into the Dark talks to Callum Hutchings about the occult practices of Thailand, which include occult tattoos, amulets, dead children, and much much more. Occult tattoos are discussed more generally. A listener question about the St. Louis Arch (Is it a Stargate?) is also addressed. Learn more about the occult practices of Thailand at: Also check out Callum's article on Kuman Thong (Golden Child) at You can find Callum on facebook. As always, send questions about the occult and witchcraft to or to me directly at @CooperWilhelm on twitter. #Witchcraft #thailand #St.Louis #StLouis #Sakyant #Alchemy #Constantine #Magic #Tattoos #OccultTattoos #amulets #murder
Jul 14, 2017
58 min
Into the Dark Ep. 13: Leza Cantoral
Into the Dark sits down with writer, editor, and bruja Leza Cantoral to talk Chaos Magick, sex magick, growing up in Mexico, evolutionary biology, Aleister Crowley, Carl Jung, and times she's hexed people. You can listen to Leza's podcast Get Lit with Leza at and get her book Cartoons in the Suicide Forest on amazon ( You should also check out Clash Media at and find Leza on facebook, twitter, instagram, and tumblr @lezacantoral as always, if you have any questions for our research department, send them to
Jun 16, 2017
58 min
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