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"In our DNA"– Hermetic tradition and occult/metaphysical confusion

Fifteen years have elapsed since my last book on metaphysical and occult subjects. The intervening years have entailed a shift of emphasis to racial and political dimensions of 19th century America. In 2010, a chapter examining Quakerism and abolitionism in my mother’s family … Continue reading

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From Hermes to New Thought in A Republic of Mind and Spirit

A Republic of Mind & Spirit (Yale University Press, 2007) by Catherine L. Albanese is the most valuable recent book on American religious history for background on the roots of the Church of Light.  The author is former president of … Continue reading

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Hermetic Wisdom Through the Ages

 The Alexandrian Library The Church of Light renews a tradition that has gone through many phases in its two thousand year history. Hermetism flourished in second-century Egypt, and its earliest known texts are in Greek. Its central figure, Hermes, is … Continue reading

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