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Dog Time and a Bird in the Hand

Dog Time and a Bird in the Hand In the early 1990s I was driving to a meeting with a friend of mine. Tom was about twenty years my senior and had been a Jesuit in his youth. He left the clergy, married, had two children, and worked for the state. It was early evening and […]

The Death of a Friend

The Death of a Friend [Originally published on February 27, 2009. Published here for some perspective as we near ten years on.] I received and email recently from a friend telling me of the recent death of a mutual associate. It was not the death of a person, but that of an ideal, of a […]

Gresham’s Law and Esoteric Movements

Gresham’s Law and Esoteric Movements It’s all about leadership. Leadership means upper management, and by this I do not mean some ‘invisible masters’ or ‘unknown superiors’. I most certainly mean those who are entrusted to formulate, communicate, and direct the vision – mission statement if you will – of the organization. This organization can be […]

Some Easter Ruminations

Some Easter Ruminations by Mark Stavish Originally posted in Voxhermes in 2013.   Easter is an interesting holiday deeply rooted, we are routinely reminded, in pagan cults and their attendant practices.  While such recognition is important for our understanding, it often does little in terms of our actual practice, and it is from practice that […]

Toilet Dreams and the Alchemical Vision, Part Two

The profound generosity of one of our patrons has resulted in our providing you with Part Two of this fascinating article. Toilet Dreams and the Alchemical Vision, Part Two: Bathhouses, places of public gathering as well as hygiene until the mid-twentieth century, were a common way for people to socialize in the classical period. Within […]

Toilet Dreams and the Alchemical Vision

By Mark Stavish Over the years I have received much correspondence from people asking about the meaning of their dreams. Usually I tell them a little bit about planetary rulers of the day and night and suggest they learn to use that as a means of figuring it out themselves. However, there are classes of […]

Egregores – A Finger in the Eye of the Demiurge

Yesterday, one of the endorsers Egregores: The Occult Entities That Watch Over Human Destiny pointed out a review of the book for me to read. The review was lengthy and highly negative.  A great deal of cyber ink was spilled in its writing as well as in the discussion that followed in the comments – […]