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About freemanpresson

Celto-Cherokee Pagan, Priest, Frater of the Church of the Hermetic Sciences, sometime writer, astrologer.

Standing Rock Update: Police Action

Looks like police are moving on the Standing Rock Water Protectors: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/09/standing-rock-breaking-news-surrounded.html #NoDAPL   Twitter is blocking this link. I’m ashamed of you, Twitter. Apparently Facebook may be, also; we’ll see.  

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Opus of the Parametamagus: an Antero Alli Wonderwork

I took a lot of notes during my first viewing of Antero Alli‘s “To Dream of Falling Upwards.” They mentioned the dreamlike opening, in which a woman walks a labyrinth, sits in the middle, is visited by a hummingbird, then … Continue reading

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Review of Peter Stockinger’s STARS AND STONES: An Astro-Magical Lapidary

I didn’t realize, until I got the book in my hands, that this does a lot more for Hermetic astro-mages than just add to the lore of what stones and metals to use for talismans … Continue reading

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Phases

Each planet has a solar cycle (phase cycle), that is, the period from one solar conjunction to the next. The most obvious such cycle is that of the Moon. I’m going to start with the Moon and then consider how … Continue reading

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Occult or Not?

Some recent online discussions, notably this one about Freemasonry, have resonated with a topic I’ve spent a lot of time on: the tides of intellectual fashion in how we think about our place in the Cosmos, and particularly about the … Continue reading

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First Impressions are…

So,  I just got Robson’s The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology,  since that seems to be the go-to book. There are some statements in the Preface that make it abundantly clear that the author was not au courant with … Continue reading

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Changes!

Looks like a cobweb blog,  doesn’t it? I got out of the book reviewing business because I was reading too many books that,  whatever their merits for someone else,  weren’t what I needed to be reading. In the meantime,  I … Continue reading

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