Jason shares his vast knowledge of West Virginian history, helping me divinate their cryptids via tarot!

As a teacher, outdoorsman, West Virginian and host of The Esoteric Book Club, Jason is very knowledgeable on the history of his home state, and all the cultural eccentricities which make it a hotspot for high strangeness!

Today we spend almost 2 hours analyzing the symbology of the most popular West Virginian cryptids, breaking down their societal roles and cultural impact through the archetypes of the Major Arcana, even though neither of us are experts in tarot and we probably messed up every interpretation!

But no worries, as we often lose our train of thought and delve into discussion about ultraterrestrials, dinosaur poop, bootleg moonshine, and just why the Appalachians are rich in cultural identity and otherworldly phenomena!


Huge THANK YOU!!! to Jason from Esoteric Book Club for sharing his delightful insight into the culture and history of his home state of West Virginia! ❤️

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Intro sampled from “⁠Something strange lurks in the shadows⁠” by Francisco Sánchez (⁠@fanchisanchez⁠)

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Vuk/Darwin, host of Tracing Owls Podcast. All-around trickster weirdo discussing biology, forteana, the paranormal and their intricate cultural nuances!