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.
The revised edition of The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism, and Revolution in the Modern Age is now available from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and other booksellers. Continue reading “Released: Revised Edition of The Crescent and the Compass”
The much-respected Quest magazine has published my chapter on Prince Charles, Islam and Traditionalism, from my book The Crescent and The Compass.
It appears as an article in the Spring issue, edited by Richard Smoley. The issue is out now (or will be arriving in Quest bookstores and at the homes of those who subscribe in a day or two).
The chapter/article explores the influence of Rene Guenon and Traditionalism on Prince Charles, who has long associated himself with the spiritual movement.
I also examine Charles’s sincere interest in Islamic spirituality, especially Sufism, and how he sees the heart of the faith.
Moe at Gnostic Warrior dot com interviewed a couple of days ago, and the podcast is now up.
Over about an hour, we discuss Freemasonry, how the esoteric (inner) and exoteric (outer) relate to each other in spirituality, initiation, martial arts, and even contemporary European culture, and the problems it faces today. Continue reading “Gnostic Warrior Interviews Me About Freemasonry, Initiation, and More”
Okay, so it may not be news as such. But it’s news to me. (And I’m guessing it will be news to you as well.) My writing on spirituality was cited in The Mystical Life of Franz Kafka: Theosophy, Cabala, and the Modern Spiritual Revival by June O. Leavitt.
The book is published by Oxford University Press, so it’s pretty “legit,” to say the least.
I’m cited on pages 15, 127, and 136.
If you’re interested in Kafka, it looks like an interesting book. You can check it out on Amazon, here.