• Posts Tagged ‘hermetica’

    Giordano Bruno: Royal Wedding Series

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    My hero

    Not for nothing is my darling Bruno in the header image for this website. He’s one of my all-time heroes. The combination of a passionate, brilliant spiritual seeker and a boisterous, obstinate Italian is intoxicating and unrivalled. Only a certain kind of person has to flee in the night when he finds out the...

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    The Accidental Illuminati

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    One of a pair of gold-capped obelisks taken from an Egyptian sun temple and aligned to the heliacal rising of Sirius. Also pretty.

    It amuses me how strong the tendency is among corners of the magical world to throw the baby out with the bath water. Almost as if, should you find one idea in a book or a blog post you disagree with then the whole lot has to go. You could -and I do- make...

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    Al-Andalus: Kingdom of Magic

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    The first Darwinian biologists -eager heads brimming with notions of natural selection- observed a startling amount of same-sex pairings in the wild. A lot more than they were expecting. Mother Nature, it appeared, was the first fag hag. For instance, giraffes are very gay. (But you can tell just by looking at them. They...

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    Review: A Short History Of Myth

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    I bought this delightful little book from a discounted bookstore on my local high road. The bookstore itself is amazing -one of the benefits of witnessing the complete collapse of the publishing industry is that there are bargains to be had for ghouls like us. All you need to do is find a remainder...

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