Monthly Archives: January 2012

Trinity Episcopal Church, Mackinac Island, built 1882

Sarah Stanley Grimke left her husband Archibald in Boston for a vacation with her parents in Mackinac Island, Michigan, from which she never returned.  Her father the Rev. Moses Stanley was the first pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church, which continues … Continue reading

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Interview by Erica Georgiades for Hypatia (Greek Theosophical journal)

Q. What originally led you down the path of the occult and Theosophy? I grew up in coastal Virginia, with relatives who had known Edgar Cayce as a friend and neighbor.   One cousin wrote a book about him in the … Continue reading

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James Henry Wiggin

As I delve into the history of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor, one theme that becomes more and more apparent is that each of the major players in its early years brings his or her own special emphasis and knowledge. Yes, … Continue reading

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Going to Extremes: Sarah Stanley Grimke from Maine to California

As 2012 opens, my research and writing focus is shifting from Ghost Land to Esoteric Lessons. One of the major differences is that Sarah Stanley Grimke’s writing never appeals to the authority of mysterious adepts in the way that Britten … Continue reading

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"My creed"– Genevieve Stebbins System of Physical Training

The 1913 enlarged edition of Stebbins’s guide has been available for some time in electronic format on Google Books, but for those who prefer a physical book, Nabu Press now has reprinted the work which is available through Amazon and … Continue reading

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Church of Light preconference remarks on spiritual genealogy (6/24/2011)

Thanks to everyone at CofL headquarters for getting the DVD of conference and preconference presentations out to members.  My slides for The Light of Egypt Mystery were already posted here, so I have transcribed my opening and closing remarks to … Continue reading

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