Occult Christianity? The Western Mystery Tradition and Esoteric Protestantism | Jason Louv

Mike’s note: The following guest-post by Jason Louv is inspired by his ground-breaking historical tome, John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of the Modern World. Here Jason looks at how Christianity and ‘the occult,’ often seen by fundamentalists on both sides as polar opposites, actually exist along a continuum […]

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Consciousness or Collapse? | A New Republic of the Heart | Terry Patten

Mike’s note: The following is inspired by Terry Patten’s gripping, visionary volume, A New Republic of the Heart: An Ethos for Revolutionaries – A Guide to Inner Work for Holistic Change – still available in limited quantities to qualified reviewers via Speakeasy! Our times are strange and wondrous—so strange and so wondrous that they far outstrip our comprehension! […]

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A Spirituality of Wildness | The Great Re-Imagining | Theodore Richards

Mike’s note: The following is inspired by Theodore Richards‘ haunting, insightful tome, The Great Re-imagining Spirituality in an Age of Apocalypse – still available in limited quantities to qualified reviewers via Speakeasy! Among the oldest stories of which there is a written record is the Epic of Gilgamesh. In it, Gilgamesh, the king of the ancient Mesopotamian city of […]

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Hamilton the Musical: What Hath God Wrought? | Kevin Cloud

Mike’s note: The following is based on the introduction of Kevin Cloud’s insightful, multi-layered book, God and Hamilton – still available for a limited number of reviewers via Speakeasy! Our collective cultural ignorance about Alexander Hamilton—his biography and his role in the formation of the American republic—began to transform into a cultural obsession in August […]

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The Words Of The Candle | Naim Frashëri

Here among you have I risen, And aflame am I now blazing, Just a bit of light to give you, That I change your night to daytime I’ll combust and I will wither, Be consumed and be extinguished, Just to give you brightness, vision, That you notice one another For you will I fade and […]

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