Category Archives: Reviews

Reflection on Ritual

I was in a discussion a week ago that reminded me of another one sixteen years past. None of the same people were present, but there were two things strikingly similar: conflation of the different senses of the term “ritual,” … Continue reading

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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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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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