Posts Tagged Demiurge

The Week in Review – 2/26/12

5 March 2012

Let’s see, what did I do last week? Mostly, I prepped for class. That’s not particularly exciting. It basically means I read two books on philosophy and took notes. I think I have about 50 pages of typed notes. I have to keep my students occupied for seven weeks, after all.

I also finished the Demiurge chapter of Living Theurgy. At almost 6k words, it’s the longest so far. That’s actually pretty exciting, though, because it means the Theologia section of the book is about 3/5s finished. The book is also at over 20k words and the next chapter is almost at 6k words, too. That may mean a very thick book indeed, at least if the Philosophia and Theourgia sections follow suit.

I’ve edited everything I have for the next issue of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition. We should be set for the equinox, though I still need to write (or con . . . vince someone to write) the editorial and come up with cover art.

Finally, besides a handful of migraines, which suck if you’ve never had one, I managed to throw my back out Saturday night.

Did you do anything interesting last week?

The Week in Review – 1-29-12

6 February 2012

Two in a row! Anyway, last week was a writing week and another chapter or so of Living Theurgy is done. The MS is at just over 13,000 words and I’ve set out a very, very rough outline of a table of contents. At the moment we’re looking at least 13-15 chapters, and probably around 50,000 words. That, of course is subject to change as necessary. There will also be a number of illustrations in the book, pictures of different Demiurges, gods, spirits, etc. I’m currently planning to paint them in the Orthodox icon inspired style I’m using for the Neoplatonic Tarot (and there will be a chapter on Neoplatonic aesthetics which will, amongst other things, discuss the influence of Neoplatonism on Orthodox Christian iconography).

That’s most of what took up the week. I did send out about 30 e-mails to various university department heads, advertising the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition Conference, and now only time will tell how well this works out or if the conference will have to be canceled.

And . . . that’s about it. Writing non-fiction isn’t quite as sexy as writing contemporary fantasy, so, alas, I don’t have any fun-filled, action packed quotations for you. This current week doesn’t look good, either.