Mythical Astronomy of Ice and Fire

We believe that George R. R. Martin has put a lot of effort and thought into creating a deeper dimension of archetype and symbol in his writing. He’s created connections between past and future, between sky and ground. He’s built on classic figures from world mythology and twisted them around in new and incredible ways to fashion his own archetypal characters whose divine roles are played out by the characters in the story. He’s done all of this not only to be artistic and clever, but because he’s actually participating in a grand tradition of esoteric, symbolic art. Keeping this tradition alive is of critical importance and tremendous value to society, and that is why I believe this facet of A Song of Ice and Fire is so worthy of study. This podcast is intended to be our vehicle to explore these inner workings, and it is fueled by enthusiasm, yours and mine.

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      R+L=J, A Recipe for Ice Dragons (Moons of Ice and Fire 5)


      It's R+L=J, but done Mythical Astronomy style. Instead of discussing how many nursemaids might have been at the Tower of Joy, we'll be gaining an understanding of how Jon parallels the Others. I'd say more, but I don't want to ruin the fun. Featuring special guest reader Gemma from the Secrets of the Citadel YouTube channel, as well as our theme music by John Walsh. Join us for the follow up livestream Saturday, Jan. 20th at 3:30 est on our YouTube channel! Matching text at...


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      Night's King Apocalypse Livestream


      I am joined by special guest Poor Quentyn (poorquentyn.tumblr.com/) for a fun discussion of Night's King, Euron, Stannis, the Undying, and Hizdahr's frozen dream penis. It's just me for the first 25 minutes or so, then Poor Quentyn joins in. Thanks to everyone who joined us live and sent in questions. I didn't get to them all and will save some for next time. Happy Holidays, and I hope you enjoy!


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       2017-12-19

      The Long Night Was His to Rule (Moons of Ice and Fire 4)


      To begin to penetrate the shroud of mystery around the legend of Night's King, we will use the familiar method of examining characters which seem to echo his archetype - Stannis Baratheon, Jon Snow, and Euron Crow's Eye. Stunningly, all of these characters also demonstrate clear Azor Ahai reborn symbolism - and I believe that is because Night's King was either Azor Ahai, or his son or brother. A blood of the dragon person. Contents include nightmare visions, Others wordplay, Warlock Wine, a...


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       2017-12-13

      Moons of Ice and Fire Livestream QnA 11/18/17


      Recorded live last Saturday. Thanks to everyone who participated! Theme music by John Walsh. For the Youtube video of this livestream, go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer


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       2017-11-23

      Visenya Draconis (Moons of Ice and Fire 3)


      Our third installment in the Moons of Ice and Fire series examines Aegon the Conqueror, Visenya, and Rhaenys as a model for the solar king with two lunar queens. This will lead us to a dramatic revelation about the Night's King, of all people, and will prepare us to examine Rhaegar, Elia and Lyanna as a matching "mythical astronomy love triangle." This is a bloody and action packed episode with tons of dragon carnage, so dig in and enjoy. Send in your questions or comments for our next...


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       2017-11-11

      Bonus: Horrors of the Crypts Livestream


      u/JoeMagician of Reddit and Watchers on the Wall renown joins me, Lucifer means Lightbringer, to present to you a set of spooky theories about the Winterfell crypts so terrifying, so horrifying, you might not even be able to read The Winds of Winter when it comes out. Most of this is be a scripted presentation, with the last 45 minutes opened up to questions, insults, and other absurdities. Recorded live on Sunday, October 29th. Watch the video on Youtube at https://youtu.be/AOpdompYE94?t=15m01s


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       2017-11-06

      Moons of Ice and Fire Livestream QnA 10/14/17


      Our first livestream Q&A session of the Moons of Ice and Fire series! Recorded live, Saturday October 14th.


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      2h7m
       2017-10-16

      Dawn of the Others (Moons of Ice and Fire 2)


      We are going to talk about the Others. We are going to talk about Dawn. We are going to talk about Dawn having an ancient link to the Others and ice magic and House Stark. I believe this is the sort of thing which interests you. As a bonus, I'll explain why the Kingsguard are perfect symbolic parallels to the Others, which is totally weird once you pick up on it. Vocal performances by Martin Lewis, guitar music by John Walsh. Matching text is at...


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      1h34m
       2017-10-09

      Shadow Heart Mother (Moons of Ice and Fire 1)


      A new series is upon us, and with it, the Others. We'll begin by studying the Night's Queen, the cold maiden with skin as white as the moon and eyes like blue stars. Find the matching text at lucifermeanslightbringer.com (http://lucifermeanslightbringer.com/2017/10/02/shadow-heart-mother/), as well as links to our Patreon, any links mentioned in the episode, etc. Our music provided by John Walsh (https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnWalshGuitar), and our vocal acting by Martin "The Reader" Lewis...


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      57m
       2017-10-02

      Weirwood Goddess Livestream QnA 9/17/17


      This is an audio version of the livstream QnA sessions we did on our YouTube channel. If you want to see the video, visit https://www.youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer (https://www.youtube.com/c/lucifermeanslightbringer) We will be doing these YouTube livestreams every month in between podcasts going forward. If you'd like to have a question answered next time, just leave a comment on either the YouTube or Wordpress version of the next episode. Cheers!  


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      1h23m
       2017-09-21