Tuesday, November 27, 2018

New Interview about my book "True to the Earth"

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

"True to the Earth" my upcoming book!

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.



 from 12.50

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.
https://abeautifulresistance.org/shop-1/true-to-the-earth-pagan-political-theology-by-kadmus

Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: Dr. Alexander Cummin's Geomancy Foundation Course


Sorry for my recent silence everyone, I have been working on editing my upcoming book about which I will have more information soon.

I recently took Dr. Alexander Cummin's "Geomancy Foundation Course" through Wolf and Goat and wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts about the course.

Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm on a podcast!

The amazing James Lindenschmidt put together an excellent podcast for Gods and Radicals on the topic of the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and his Nazism. I'm honored to be in the company of Suzanne Claxton, whose book Heidegger's Gods recently came out, and Jeremiah Conway.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

A Forthcoming Book and More

I've been quiet, I know, though I have had work popping up over at Gods and Radicals from time to time, like my recent review of Peter Mark Adams' excellent book The Game of Saturn

I'm writing now just to note that the cause of my silence hasn't been (at least not exclusively) laziness. I had been writing a book that should be coming out in the near future. I will share further details soon, but for now know that you can expect a book from me soon.

I've got some plans for future posts here as well, so stay tuned. Happy Dog Days everyone (yes, its early - yes, the dates are debated - but I can feel the energy pumping and so, for me at least, the Dog Days have begun)!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Updates


I have a new post over at Gods and Radicals, "The Luck of the Times: A Ritual", in which I craft a ritual for the achievement of luck in dark times. In it I offer a call I wrote to the Roman goddess of luck, Temporum Felicitas i.e. "Luck of the Times", as well as using two rituals from the Greek Magical Papyri calling forth the Greek goddess of luck Tyche and the Agathos Daimon. The entire thing is book-ended by the assistance of the god Janus. Check it out, there is also a fair amount of investigation into the nature of luck, its connection to place, time, and the Good Daimon, as well as its distinction from Fate, Necessity, and Destiny. There is a lot more I wanted to discuss but the piece is probably already sufficiently packed with investigations into various more or less obscure occult and religious connections. However, I am tempted to pursue a future post, probably here, concerning the role of the serpent symbol in presenting both the goddess Ananke and the Agathos Daimon along with the interesting idea that the Agathos Daimon is potentially the serpent on the Rod of Asclepius, god of healing.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Pagan Anarchism" Review


I would like to take a moment to review the excellent book, Pagan Anarchism, written by my friend and colleague at Gods and Radicals Christopher Scott Thompson.