Author Archives: Mark Stavish

Practicing Death as the Path to Illumination, Part Two

The Hardest Way to Take Death as the Path “Close your eyes and let the mind expand. Let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course. Allow the mind to merge with Mind. Let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness. Let it soar on the wings of the great bird of […]

Blue Collar Mystic Interview with Mark Stavish

A nice summary of some very important key ideas related to esoteric practice and daily life.

Practicing Death as the Path to Illumination, Part One

Practicing Death as the Path to Illumination by Mark Stavish, M.A. 31 October 2021 “Initiation essentially aims to go beyond the possibilities of the individual human state, to make possible the transition to higher states and finally to lead the individual beyond any limitations whatsoever.” – Rene Guenon, Glimpses of Initiation The advantages to ‘taking […]

Ancient and Modern Magic

It’s all about interconnectedness and ‘as above, so below’ until it sounds like a conspiracy theory. Read on. “Many occult rituals might not be recognized as such at all except by those knowing what to look for and where to find it. When the same Rite that appeared so colourfully as a Temple working is […]

Conversations from the Edge with Peter Mark Adams (Again!)

A return visit from author Peter Mark Adams wherein we discuss his second masterpiece Mystai -The Villa of the Mysteries as the only surviving example of classical theurgic initiation among the elites, its relationship to his previous work The Game of Saturn, energy healing, and lessons for contemporary students of esotericism.