Category Archives: Spirituality

A Global Shift in Consciousness? The Myth of Progress in Modern Spirituality

Journalist Chris Hedges has observed the “myth of progress” in the moral and political sphere. His bitterness is come by honestly; he has been embedded with military units in multiple…

Gnosis And The Modern World

One of the most uncomfortable and overlooked ideas in the modern occult and noveau spiritual environment is the subject of illusion. Everyone seems to be searching yet no one can…

Esoteric spirituality and religion

Esotericism, Freemasonry, And Confusion In The Lodge

“Esotericism” has come to be a kind of “catch all” phrase for alternative and non-Western spirituality, Freemasonry, the occult, and so on, not least of all as a way of making…

Freemasonry and modern witchcraft.

Is Neo-Paganism Masonic? Is Freemasonry Pagan?

A few years ago I came across the founders of several Germanic-type neo-pagan and esoteric Orders. While I’m not prepared to name them publicly (since they would not want their spiritual…

Freemasonry and Traditionalism

Traditionalism, Freemasonry and Anti-Freemasonry

Although small, “Traditionalism” is a broad and influential movement — or, rather, various overlapping movements, to different degrees political and spiritual. It’s founder, French esotericist Rene Guenon (1886-1951), was involved,…

Unknown Superiors: Templarism, The Rose Croix, And Freemasonry

When we look at the mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau we see a recurring theme of initiates within the rites of Freemasonry, Martinism, Rose Croix, and Templarism. The highest grade is said to…

Hermetic and occult book arts

The Art Of The Esoteric Book: An Interview With William Kiesel

William Kiesel is the publisher of Ourobors Press, the founder or the Seattle’s Esoteric Book Conference (which will be held on September 6 and 7 this year), and co-editor of…

Native American chief with psychedelic pattern

Mind, Meditation, And The Limits Of Consciousness

The authors of Irreducible Mind claim that psychology when it was invented as a separate discipline, splitting off from philosophy in the nineteenth century, could have gone in two directions….

Initiation into Freemasonry and Western Esotericism

The Lesser Mysteries We Forgot: Freemasonry, Masculinity, And Initiation

Less than a century ago, fraternities played a major role in the life of men in the USA. The Knights of Pythias, the Odd Fellows, and, of course, the Freemasons…