This is like a Week in Review, except, well, it’s been more than a week, hasn’t it?
Hopefully, you’ve all bought Living Theurgy and enjoyed the heck out of it. Since then, a number of things have happened.
First, the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, which I started in 2001 or so, ceased publication last year. All good things, etc. The site and its complete archives are still online at http://www.jwmt.org
I’ve been busy writing, too. I contributed a paper to The Gnostic issues 5 and 6. The paper in issue 5 is on Neoplatonism, which is, I’m sure, shocking to you all. The second is on alchemy as a kind of theurgy. It is sort of a refutation of Agrippa’s views on alchemy. Here are the links:
I’ve also contributed a chapter on what, for the moment, can only be referred to as the Super Secret Project of Doom. More on that when I’m allowed. Related to this, I will likely be contributing a chapter to a book on the Greek Magical Papyri. That’s a bit in the future, though, so there isn’t a lot to say about it at the moment.
I’m working on books, too. The first, which I’ve mentioned before, is a Theurgist’s Book of Hours. I’m actually pretty much done with this. However, I’d like an illuminated version of it, so I’ve been very slowly working on that. I’ll have some more free time after the summer, so that should kick into higher gear, then. The second is High Magic in the Age of Steam. This is an introduction to important forms of Victorian esotericism and alternative spirituality for steampunks. I’m about 95% done with the academic bits and and am working on a chapter on persona building. After that comes interviews and photography. It should be done before the middle of the year. After these, and maybe some serious arting, I’ve a book on Neoplatonic Neopythagorean in mind. Think of it as a prequel to Living Theurgy.
I think that’s about it for now. Be seeing you.