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


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.