Introducing: The Book of Gates

About a month before we were due to finish the massive project that was the Quareia course, Josephine and I started chatting about what we might do after it was all done. She was just starting work on writing the final module, and I was about a module behind that in my copyediting. Now, a … Continue reading “Introducing: The Book of Gates”

The Amduat, or, Backstage at the Theatrum Mundi

All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players —Jacques, As You Like It, Act II Scene 7. In this post I want to share some long, rambling thoughts about the long, rambling title of a very strange ‘book’ painted on the tomb walls of some eighteenth- to twentieth-dynasty kings, the first … Continue reading “The Amduat, or, Backstage at the Theatrum Mundi”

Plugging holes in Creation with Sunken Cities

It’s an exciting time in Egyptology for mystics and magicians. Now more than ever, the interested amateur has a good chance of accurately unpicking the gnomic imagery and allusions of the Ancient Egyptian mystics—and thereby successfully visiting their headspace. Of course, mystics and magicians have been doing inner plane archaeology for centuries. (For details on … Continue reading “Plugging holes in Creation with Sunken Cities”

New Mysteries for Old

When Josephine suggested that I write an Egyptian reference book for magicians, one thing she particularly wanted me to cover was the development…and degeneration…of Egyptian magical knowledge through time. I have yet to reach a point where I can start writing that chapter, but I have already found some very interesting things in my research … Continue reading “New Mysteries for Old”