Author Archives: Mark Stavish

The Magic of Philosophy, Part One

The Magic of Philosophy, Part One By John R. White, Ph.D. The Hermetic tradition, insofar as it became a Hellenic tradition, was carried forward through the centuries, both immediately before and immediately after the Common Era, by a group of people who became known as “philosophers.” The term “philosophy” was coined by Pythagoras – perhaps […]

Conversations from the Edge -What Authors and Teachers Say in Private (Part 3): Three Years Later

Three Years Later – September 19, 2018 Again, all true. “It has been three years since you went full whore, things are looking up?” my cretin friend said across the phone line. “Yes, and all courtesy of a handful of people. Alfred has one the lion’s share of the work with editing and typesetting all […]

Conversations from the Edge – What Authors and Teachers Say in Private (Parts 1 &2)

“All I want for Christmas…” (Part 1) Originally published, November 18 & 22, 2015. Republished here for your consideration and illumination, with more to follow.   A conversation I recently had with a fellow author. “How are you doing?” came the voice through the telephone. “Fine” I replied, “Just a little sore.” “What? Breaking in […]

Non-Esoteric Resources for Leadership in Spiritual Organizations and Groups

Author’s note: I originally composed this as a general article. It is not aimed or directed at any particular situation, but touches on practical methods that work in my experience. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments or corrections. – James Brown, Board of Directors of the Institute for Hermetic Studies   EIGHTBALL (to […]

An Interview with End of Days host Michael Decon

Here is a link to an interview I did with End of Days. Despite not asking me any direct questions regarding egregores, the 90 minutes was very relaxed, pleasent, and free flowing. It was one of the nicer interviews I have have had in some respects  – he gave ample room to talk and did […]

An Email Exchange on New Thought, AMORC, Bardon, and Dzogchen

The following is from an email exchange between myself and David Metcalfe (here is a link to an interview David did with Greg Kaminsky for “The Occult of Personality” on New Thought.   “David, I am reading a copy of Mitch Horowitz’s autobiographical look at New Thought, and am reminded of several conversations I […]

From: Legalise Freedom with Greg Moffitt

Some strange and difficult territory we entered into here. Here is the link to YouTube.