Author Archives: Mark Stavish

Conversations from the Edge with Peter Mark Adams

In this conversation with Peter Mark Adams, author of The Game of Saturn, the nature and use of magic among the elites of the Italian Renaissance is discussed in depth. From how they used it to shape their self-image (say, not unlike Scientology today) to current events, magic has played a larger role in history […]

Conversations from the Edge With Russ House

Here is a two hour interview with Russ House, well know former instructor of alchemy at the Rosicrucian Order’s (AMORC) Rose+Croix University International (San Jose), President of The Philosophers of Nature (PON), and co-founder of Triad Publishing. In it we discuss, occult Chicago, Nefertiti Lodge, alchemical secret chiefs, Frater Albertus, Jean Dubuis, and more.   […]

Conversations from the Edge with David Metcalfe

“I had spent a great deal of time reading about esoteric subjects. Of course I wouldn’t say any of this to my colleagues, they would think I’m crazy. But as a student I read everything I could find about the Rosicrucians and the hermetic philosophers.” It was my turn to take a deep breath. “I […]

A Conversation from the Edge With Craig Williams

This is one you will not want to miss. “A recent conversation with Craig Williams reminded me of two things: the impact several swamis had on my view when I had extensive contact with them in the 1980s and early 1990s. These were mainly from the Ramakrishna Order and were in New York City, Providence, […]

Conversations from the Edge – What Authors and Teachers Say in Private, Part Four

Catching Up With a Friend and Mentor From 25 April 2020 I recently had the opportunity to catch up with a friend of mine. We normally chat about once a year, but the sudden and unexpected passing of his wife of over fifty years just prior to the Coronavirus confinements gave reasons to call in […]