On August 8th, at 10a.m., I will be teaching the class "Pagan Conceptions of the Self" at the Salem Summer Symposium. I hope some of you will consider joining me! Here I would like to offer some beginning provocations concerning the topic.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
While doing some research on pagan magic and necromancy I came upon some interesting texts that caused me to reflect upon the use of the Lion Skin Belt in the grimoire tradition (notably in the so-called Lemegeton or Lesser Key of Solomon).
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
What is magic? I will be giving a talk at the Salem Summer Symposium on this topic on Friday August 9th at 1 P.M. and would like to share a few introductory thoughts on the subject.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Salem Summer Symposium! I'll be giving two talks. First, starting off the seminars on the morning of the first day of classes (Thursday August 8th) I will be talking about "Pagan Conceptions of the Self". Then, Friday afternoon, I'll be discussing "The Role of Magic in a Pagan Cosmos". I will also be in Salem all that week and will attend most of the events and classes/talks/seminars. I am very honored and excited to be in such amazing company, check out the list of other presenters! Hope to see you this summer, and many more updates coming soon!
Monday, April 1, 2019
My appearance on This Podcast is Ritual was just posted. It was a great conversation, and the work Devin is doing is excellent. I really appreciated the chance to offer some perspective on my book, True to the Earth.
I will also be giving a talk at Rewriting the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis at the end of May in Italy. The lineup is amazing and includes several of my favorite thinkers on the topic of the occult. My paper will expand upon some of the key ideas in True to the Earth and will be entitled "True to the Earth and a Pagan Conception of the Self".
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Hello everyone, as previously mentioned I have a book out that I am very excited about: True to the Earth: Pagan Political Theology An interview I did about the book was just published by Luna Luna Magazine, so if you want a bit more of a sense of what the book is up to check out the interview. Talking with Cooper Wilhelm for this interview was very enjoyable and a lot of fun. I may have a few added thoughts and comments extended on this I said in the interview to add here soon so keep your eyes open for them.
Monday, August 20, 2018
My forthcoming book from Gods and Radicals just went up for pre-sale! I am very excited about this and can't wait to hear what any of you think. Please consider checking it out, it is discounted until the official release on October 15th.
190 pages, perfect bound, matte cover, B&W text.
Much more than traditions and customs are lost when an animist culture is suppressed or destroyed. Into the abyss of forgetting goes also an entire way of seeing humans, animals, gods, and the rest of nature, as well as the relationships these things constantly forge with each other.
These were also the worldviews of ancient Pagan cultures before the dominance of writing and monotheism supplanted them. Organic pluralism, an embrace of multiple, conflicting truths, and a deep understanding of the interconnection between humans and the natural world: all were core values of oral and animist cultures.
As global climate change and the collapse of Empire throw the earth and our modern societies into crisis, these core values are what humanity and the nature it destroys desperately need again.
In True To The Earth: Pagan Political Theology, author and professor of philosophy Kadmus weaves a narrative from the lore of Celtic, Greek, Norse, and indigenous traditions to show us how we once saw the world and how we can see it again. He unveils the modern assumptions which blind us from seeing the past and what we've lost, challenges the core foundations of literal, universalist thinking, and shakes us free from the unseen bonds monotheism has placed upon our understanding of ourselves and the world.
Well-researched and erudite, yet written in an engaging and accessible manner, True To The Earth offers back to us what we have lost, and gives us fertile soil from which a new earth-centered political understanding can arise.