Published by Inner Traditions, my latest book, The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician explores the symbolism, rituals, and metaphysical aspects of each of, and shares meditations, practices, and transformational techniques for, these three initiatic archetypes.
Subjects explored include alchemy, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, Islamic Neoplatonism, martial arts, Taoist inner-alchemy, the Chakras, energy work, Jungian psychology, mind metaphysics, Tantra, sex magic, and modern magic (from Eliphas Levi to Chaos Magic). I can pretty much guarantee that however much you know about spirituality, mind metaphysics, or the esoteric, there will be something in the book that you do not know about.
Praise for The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician:
“Angel’s book will make you stronger, sturdier, and more learned.” — Mitch Horowitz, PEN Award–winning historian.
“This book is the result of stunningly broad in-depth research both on the theoretical and on the practical level–a researcher-practitioner at his very best.” — Frater U.D., author of Secrets of Western Sex Magic: Magical Energy and Gnostic Trance.
An author and speaker on the subjects of self-mastery, self-development, and spirituality, New Dawn magazine has said that my work is “…of extraordinary importance in this time of cultural and even spiritual conflict.”
In the last few years, I have spoken at events in Los Angeles, New York, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Massachusetts, and elsewhere. And besides being the author of several books (the most recent of which is The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician), my work has been published in Quest magazine and the academic Journal of Indo-European Studies, among others, cited in books published by Oxford University Press and De Gruyter, and written about in several magazines and blogs as well as the peer-reviewed Correspondences journal.
While I have made a life-long study of the world’s spiritual and philosophical traditions and meditational techniques, I believe that knowledge should be applied. I write and meditate on a daily basis, train physically at least every other day, and practice Kung fu at least once a week. Professionally, I studied design (including menswear design for several years), and have worked in copywriting and content direction mostly for apparel brands. And I make sure to keep up with the latest in the world of entrepreneurialism. Today, I also mentor individuals who want to develop greater stress management and mental tools for stressful situations, such as business negotiations, or who want to improve their personal presentation (e.g., dress, body language, posture, etc.).