Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States, was a man famous for his “New England reserve” in every aspect of life – and his use of words in particular. He is by far one of the most commonly read and quoted political figures known to modern students of magic, even if he is not known […]

Becoming A Mortal and, Is Contemporary Esotericism Sustainable? A difficult talk about difficult questions and some answers that will please, surprise, scare, and hopefully motivate you. Please take the time to listen. https://thothermes.com/episodes/season-6-episode-11-becoming-a-mortal-mark-stavish/

A discussion between David Metcalfe and myself on the current and future status of alternative spirituality, esotericism, and New and Emerging Religious Movements. Much of the discussion centers around group dynamics and personal responsibility. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EloEQetZCQ

“To transform oneself—this is the necessary premise of higher knowledge. Such knowledge does not know ‘problems’ but only tasks and realizations.” — Intro to Introduction to Magic The purpose of existence is to self-realize, and that requires first that we take on certain limitations as symbolized by “The Fall” or descent, and then actualize our inner […]

“When a man undertakes to create something, he establishes a new heaven, as it were, and from it the work that he desires to create flow into him… For such is the immensity of man that he is greater than heaven and earth.” – Paracelsus Dear Friends, For life to have meaning it requires that […]