Monthly Archives: April 2012

Occult, metaphysical, Hermetic– family connections and resemblances

I have added Catherine L. Albanese’s A Republic of Mind and Spirit to the recommended reading list, joining Gary Lachman’s The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus and Mitch Horowitz’s Occult America as valuable recent secondary sources about esoteric traditions in which … Continue reading

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Celestial Dynamics reprinted by Kessinger, author Anonymous

In 1896, a small book was published by Astro-Philosophical Publishing Company of Denver,  Celestial Dynamics: A Course of Astrological Study, identified as having been written by “the author of The Language of the Stars and The Light of Egypt.” He … Continue reading

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Moses Stanley and Free Baptists

To begin at the beginning, an explanation of Sarah Stanley Grimke’s spiritual roots must start with Free Baptists.  Moses Clement Stanley, a New Hampshire native born in January 1826, was in the first year of his first pastorate when Sarah … Continue reading

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Hiking the Glen Burney Trail with Norman and Genevieve

A hiking trip I took a week ago inspired some reflections on what constitutes a “sacred place.”  One aspect of the Church of Light which distinguishes it from most spiritual groups is the lack of any specific sacred places that … Continue reading

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