Travis McHenry has done much in his time on this planet. He's been a professional actor, working in Hollywood among some of the most recognizable names in the industry. He's tried his hand at writing and directing films. He was a Naval Intelligence Specialist for eight years. He's developed an entire line of tarot decks rooted in Solomonic, Goetic Magic. And he's founded his very own country, from which he and his team conduct Environmental work that they hope will help turn the tide of climate change.
He agreed to sit down for a conversation with me on, among other things, what we can glean from the world of the Esoteric that might help us get out of the materialist pickle that Western Civilization seems to be caught in. We also talk about what it was like to be a big time actor, why he quit, how he came to develop his decks, his time in the military, and much more. Check out the timecodes below for a brief overview of our conversation. And be sure to check out the long list of Travis's links below the timecodes.
2:10-3:55 How does Travis balance being an occultist, CEO, Environmentalist, and more?
3:56-10:01 Why Travis (and I) left acting
10:02-11:54 Exploring Travis' film "Cult of Cthulu"
11:55-13:10 Travis' directing history
13:11-17:29 The history of the Occult Tarot and Bloodstone Studios
17:30-19:47 What Is Travis's attraction to Goetic or Solomonic Magic?
19:48-20:10 Does Travis McHenry consider himself a ritual Magician?
20:11-24:21 How a secret coven introduced Travis to the occult
24:22-25:52 Rapid fire! Travis's thoughts on Bigfoot
25:53-27:58 What is going on when people "see" Bigfoot?
27:59-31:32 Rapid fire! Travis's thoughts on The Grays
31:33-32:52 What was Travis's time as a Naval Intelligence Specialist like?
32:53-33:14 Did Travis come across many Esotericists in the Navy?
33:15-36:00 What does Travis wish civilians knew about serving in the Navy?
36:08-37:02 Travis's transition from Navy Specialist to Actor
37:03-40:14 From California to Las Vegas
40:15-43:46 What's it like to transition from East Coast Magic to West Coast Magic?
43:47-45:06 Why New Orleans is the epicenter of Ritual Magic in the United States
45:07-47:13 Is there still magic in Salem?
47:14-47:46 Does mass appeal tarnish magical products?
47:47-51:23 Exploring masculinity in contemporary Esotericism
51:24-54:25 How are the Occult and Art married in Travis's mind?
54:26-58:26 What has gone wrong in Western thought and how can the Esoteric fix it?
58:27-1:02:32 How the Chinese system of government and spirituality have and will continue to endure
1:02:33-1:03:27 How China might reverse its environmental toll
1:03:26-01:04:00 Travis' environmentalist background
01:04:01-01:06:58 How Travis founded his own country
01:06:59-01:08:15 The demographics of Travis' nation
01:08:16-01:09:36 What is the day-to-day of running a country?
01:09:37-01:13:12 What is the ultimate goal of Westarctica?
01:13:13-01:15:55 How running a country in-person might work
01:15:56-01:17:00 What spurred Travis into Environmentalism?
01:17:01-01:18:07 Where to find out more about Travis
Cult of Cthulu trailer: https://vimeo.com/148741429
Bloodstone Studios: https://www.bloodstone.info/
Occult Tarot: https://amzn.to/3pY2EHT
Angel Tarot: https://amzn.to/2Jkoxju
Into the Abyss: https://amzn.to/36dzInv
The Hieronymus Bosch Tarot: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNCo4DHJ4f_25uOnoHn6P4TcJ3vzmlavQwrBTUI3ghumJzOg/viewform
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