The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

The Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope

"Series 5"

Series 5 of the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope podcast ran from September 14 to December 6, 2020 and featured episodes from #7 and #13 on some grisly murders; Viking settlers and public art; chromotherapy; and the Christian Israelites of Detroit.

"Prince" Michael Keyfor Mills

Exceeding Great

that's Ezekiel 9:9 for those of you reading along at home

How many times will folks fall for the same old tricks? You might be surprised. The story of Prince Mike, King Ben, and the Houses of Israel and David.

a small pile of pressed pennies

Pressing Matters

the only souvenir option that makes cents

It's the only souvenir option that makes cents - or rather, is made from cents. A brief history of the pressed penny, squished penny, or elongated coin!

the Rehmeyer House in Hex Hollow

Bound in Mystery and Shadow

thou shall not suffer a witch to live

In 1929 it was a sensation, "the most notorious witchcraft trial since Salem." Today it's all but forgotten. Let's talk about the York County Hex Murder.

Color Wheel from Edwin D. Babbitt's THE PRINCIPLES OF LIGHT AND COLOR

Normalating

let me tell you about the healing power of color

The idea that color has healing power is a relatively modern (and utterly fallacious) one. We discuss its development through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thorfinn Karlsefni (1915-1918) by Einar Jónsson

The Icelander

a tale of public art, politics, and racism

Why, exactly, was there a statue of a Viking explorer in Philadelphia? And why isn't it there now?

Bayard Peakes reads a newspaper announcing his arrest

“I’m the Naughty Boy.”

you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did

On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason.