Monthly Archives: September 2012

Captain Burton's Greatest Adventure

In a life full of great adventures, Richard Francis Burton’s greatest feat was recorded in the Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah which describes his 1853 pilgrimage to Islamic shrines in Arabia. I recently read the sections … Continue reading

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Up the creek, literal and metaphorical

I recently returned as a board member of an environmental organization, after a hiatus of three years, and this time as an officer. Ten years ago I was a founding board member, and the amount that has been accomplished in … Continue reading

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Josephine Cables Aldrich

Rochester, New York was an early center of activity for the HBofL, site of one of the first two original lodges in the US.  The leader of the group was Mrs. Josephine Cables, a writer and editor prominent in the … Continue reading

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Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke and "The Coming of the Masters"

Last week I learned of the existence of the 2010 collection, Constructing Tradition: Means and Myths of Transmission in Western Esotericism, published in the Netherlands by Brill and edited by Andreas B. Kilcher. It includes a long article by Nicholas … Continue reading

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