Author Archives: Mark Stavish

Conclusion of the Work

“Scire, Potere, Audere, Tacere” – Zoroaster Nature does not open the door of the sanctuary indiscriminately to everyone. In these pages, the uninitiated will perhaps discover some proof of a genuine and positive science. I do not, however, flatter myself that I shall convert them, for I know full well the obstinacy of prejudice and […]

Seeking Volunteers for IHS Precognition Experiment

At our recent annual conference the Institute for Hermetic Studies was fortunate to have as a presenter Dale E. Graff, former head of the U.S. Army’s psychic research program PROJECT STARGATE. During his presentation Graff provided attendees with some insights into the nature of precognition and its importance along with synchronicity. Attendees expressed an interest […]

The Nature of Physical Phenomena in Magical Practice

“The Magical Thought of the Week” was written and published by Dr. Joseph Lisiewski from 2006 to 2007 and included an additional column, “Responses to Readers’ Questions”. These articles were available through Dr. Lisiewski’s website until its removal in 2008 The following articles are excerpts from “The Magical Thought of the Week” and contain a […]

IHS Annual Conference – May 14, 2022

Save the Date! IHS Fifth Annual Conference! May 14, 2022 UPATED INFORMATION: REGISTRATION DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO MAY 7! Where: Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes Barre 242 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702 Live streamed with video available on Teachable afterwards When: 14-15 May 2022 Thank you to the Louis Claude de St. Martin Fund of […]

Conversations from the Edge with Steve Kalec

Welcome to another “Conversation from the Edge”!  In this episode I chat with Steve Kalec, an alchemist well known to many, as well as a Freemason, Martinist, and Grand Lodge officer of AMORC (Emeritus).  Our talk focuses on various inner and outer aspects of alchemy along with advice for aspiring students of the ‘Great Art’. […]