Author Archives: Mark Stavish

The Orphic Hymns As An Aid to Planetary Ritual

Frater FILIVS TERRÆ et CÆLVM SIDEREVM MESARTIM STUDY GROUP Phoenix, Arizona The Orphic Hymns may be incorporated into one’s personal magical practice, recited in prayer, and employed in the composition of group rituals. Though the hymns are dedicated to a diverse array of subjects – deities, the elements, justice, sleep, health and even natural phenomena, […]

Conversations from the Edge with Christopher Bilardi

Mark Stavish and Christopher Bilardi discuss magic and witchcraft in Northeastern Pennsylvania as seen through the lens of the most famous witch of the era – Sybil Leek, and NEPA’s ‘wonderworker’ Dr. Santee. Focus is on the 1960s through 1980s and what this period of magical innovation means for present researchers and practitioners. Santee’s coven, […]

The Postmodern Iconoclast and Mark Stavish Discuss Magical Practice

In this interview Da’at Darling and I discuss the impact of egregores on personal and group magical practices. There is a great deal in this short interview as we look at classical theurgy, the ultimate purpose of esoteric practice, and getting to what is important in one’s life and studies. It maybe one of the […]

Conversations from the Edge with Peter Mark Adams: The Hagia Sophia – Sanctum of Kronos

In this third discussion with Peter Mark Adams we discuss his recent book Hagia Sophia – Sanctum of Kronos: Spiritual Dissent in an Age of Tyranny. We explore the meaning and purpose of Hagia Sophia, its relation to classical initiation, the role of Theurgy, and its role in contemporary esotericism. Peter also gives us a […]

Save the Date! Institute for Hermetic Studies 6th Annual Conference June 2-4, 2023

Join us as we celebrate our 6th Annual Conference AND our 25th Anniversary! Where: Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes Barre 242 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702 Live streamed with video available on Teachable afterwards. When: 2-4 June 2023 Admission: $60 (US) Sixth Annual Conference June 3-4, 2023 Agenda: June 2, 2023 Friday Evening 7:00pm […]