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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

The Art and Science of Initiation Book Release May 2019

Earlier in the year, author Jedediah French and I were working on a book of essays by different authors. The book — The Art and Science of Initiation — explores initiation, esotericism, and spiritual development from different angles, though many are related to Freemasonry.

The cover art is one of my paintings, exhibited at the Henry Wilson Coil Library and Museum in San Francisco, California, in 2014.

The publisher is Lewis Masonic, and their blurb is below: Continue reading → The Art and Science of Initiation Book Release May 2019