Interviewed by Author Andrei Znamenski: Freemasonry, Islam, and Esotericism

My good friend Andrei Znamenski recently interviewed me on the subject of Freemasonry, Islam, and esotericism. The interview marks the release of the revised edition of my Crescent And The Compass.

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Phalanx: A Webzine of Spirituality, Initiation, and Masculinity

Photo by Wout Marlier.

Some readers may not know, but around a year ago I founded Phalanx, a webzine of “guts, determination, and spirituality,” as I’ve described it. My original idea was that it would be a blog where I would explore issues of masculinity and spirituality. It evolved quite quickly, and its focus was soon spirituality and self-development. Continue reading “Phalanx: A Webzine of Spirituality, Initiation, and Masculinity”

Esoteric Orders, Magic, and Persevering to Authenticity

Esotericism — or at least the appearance of esotericism — is now everywhere. New Age and occult stores exist in probably every city in the West, as do countless Yoga studios (many of them selling books on Kundalini), and so on. The rituals of occult Orders can sometimes be found in mainstream bookstores and, of course, on the net. We do not have to go far out of our way to learn — at least superficially — about the alchemical process, the Kabbalah, the meaning of the runes, or anything else once considered the preserve of adepts.

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Freemasonry and Traditionalism in the East and West

I recently gave a talk titled “Freemasonry and Traditionalism in the East and West” at The Chancellor Robert R Livingston Masonic Library in New York City. I discuss a range of subjects from Freemasonry to Traditionalism and from Islam to Gnosis, as well as such thinkers as Rene Guenon, Julius Evola, and Aleksandr Dugin. You can watch it below:

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