Historical Light Interview

Recently, I was interviewed by the Historical Light YouTube channel. Historical Light was founded by Alex Powers a few years ago and quickly gained popularity. After a break, the channel has recently been re-launched with the help of co-host Robert.

Historical Light focuses on the subject of Freemasonry (especially the history of the fraternity), although we mostly discussed my upcoming book The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality: Craftsman, Warrior, Magician, which will be released by Inner Traditions in early February 2020.

You can listen to the interview here.

Now Available: The Art and Science of Initiation

The Art and Science of Initiation is now available from British Masonic publisher Lewis Masonic here.

From the publisher:

“Through essays written by Freemasons, scholars of history, and mainstream authors and practitioners, The Art and Science of Initiation illuminates the theory and practice of various mystical/philosophical traditions and their processes of initiation. This book takes the reader into the heart of the initiatic experience. The method by which to enter into communion with spiritual worlds and reach higher levels of consciousness and soul maturation, i.e., initiation remains as relevant for us today as it was for the people of antiquity. The Art and Science of Initiation brings together thirteen all-new essays from some of the biggest established and upcoming authors of Freemasonry, spirituality, and esotericism, featuring work by Angel Millar, Joscelyn Godwin, Mark Booth, Richard Smoley, Donald Tyson, Susanna Åkerman, Herbie Brennan, Richard Kaczynski, C.R. Dunning, Jr., Greg Kaminsky, Jeffrey S. Kupperman, Adam Kendall, and Timothy Scott.”

Interview With The Magician And The Fool Podcast

I was recently interviewed by the Magician And The Fool Podcast, which focuses on esotericism, spirituality, and religion. We discuss a wide range of subjects from esoteric Freemasonry and its influence on the Western occult tradition, through Islamic neoplatonism and Traditionalism, to male archetypes.

Personally, I had a lot of fun chatting with the hosts, Janus and Dom, and I think you’ll enjoy it too. Check out the interview here.

The Spiritual Survival: New YouTube Channel Launched

Spirituality, esotericism, fraternalism, religion, the occult, culture, and, ultimately, how we can live authentically in the modern world. These subjects will form the core of my new YouTube channel: The Spiritual Survival.

I will be doing a weekly or bi-weekly video, in which I will discuss one or more of the subjects mentioned above — always with the aim of thinking more deeply about spiritual authenticity in the modern world and the challenges we face today. Continue reading → The Spiritual Survival: New YouTube Channel Launched

The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician — Forthcoming Book

Cover art for ‘The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician’, Inner Traditions, February 2020.

My forthcoming book, The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician, will be released in February 2020.

The book, which will be published by Inner Traditions, explores the myths, symbolism, and history of the craftsman, warrior, and magician. And it is, in a sense, structured as a kind of literary initiation, with each of the three sections exploring myth, philosophy, etc. of one of the archetypes, and concluding with a chapter exploring specific techniques of meditation and self-development appropriate to that archetype (although techniques are mentioned throughout the book). Continue reading → The Three Stages of Initiatic Spirituality Craftsman, Warrior, Magician — Forthcoming Book