Clavis Journal Authors

Volume 4

 

Corinne Boyer

Corinne BoyerCorinne Boyer is a folk herbalist, teacher, and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her latest book is Under the Witching Tree from Troy Books.

 

Fredrik Eytzinger

Fredrik EytzingerFredrik Eytzinger is an ethnologist and occult researcher residing on the west coast of Sweden. For the last years he has been writing on subjects related to the Swedish occult milleu and magical arts, and in 2013 he released his first book entitled Salomonic Magical Arts with Three Hands Press. In his spare time he is also a musician and a painter, and he is a member of the international art collective Belzebez, based in Sweden. www.belzebez.se

 

Darius Klein

Darius KleinDarius Klein is an independent scholar and translator living in Seattle, Washington. He obtained his M.A. in Comparative Literature in 2015 from the University of Washington, where his studies focused on Classical Arabic, Textual Studies, and Latin. He also studied Arabic language and Literary Translation at the post-graduate level through Indiana University’s Comparative Literature department. More information on Mr. Klein’s work can be found at https://independent.academia.edu/DariusKlein.

 

Lee Morgan

Lee MorganLee Morgan is an occultist, independent scholar and novelist living in Van Diemen’s Land, Australia. Current works to date include three novels, (the most recent of which is Unless They’re Wicked), a non-fiction introduction to the field of traditional witchcraft studies, A Deed Without a Name, and contributions to the Three Hands Press anthologies Hands of Apostasy and Penumbrae.

 

Dale Pendell

Dale PendellDale Pendell Poet and painter Dale Pendell’s books include the award-winning Pharmako trilogy, a literary history of psychoactive plants, The Language of Birds (Three Hands Press), Seeking Faust, a play, and Equations of Power, poems on physics. His paintings and mixed media assemblages have been exhibited in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Nevada City, and, most recently, as part of the “Divine Invasions” show at Krowswork Gallery, Oakland. Occasional stuff shows up on his blog site, dalependell.com.

 

Radomir Ristic

Radomir RisticRadomir Ristic is a Serbian author specializing in the magic and ethnology of southeast European traditions, as well as some Caribbean and South American ones. His articles have appeared in The Cauldron journal and the Serbian esoteric periodicals Zona and Mistika.

 

Catamara Rosarium

Catamara RosariumCatamara Rosarium is a master herbalist, ritual artist, and botanical alchemist. She is also the co-founder of the Viridis Genii Symposium, an annual retreat with focus upon the ethnobotany of plant magic. She is the sole proprietor of Rosarium Blends where she formulates various concoctions designed to enliven the senses through charm and ritual.

 

Harold Roth

Harold RothHarold Roth is a long-time gardener and the proprietor of Alchemy Works, purveyor of seeds, herbs, and plant-based incense and oils.

Daniel A. Schulke

Daniel A. Schulke received his B.A. from California Institute of Integral Studies, where his work focused on the magical dimensions of European ethnobotany. His recent written work concerns the abberative states of consciousness and sensation achieved through ecstatic magical practices.

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Aaron Cheak

Aaron CheakAaron Cheak, PhD, is a scholar of comparative religion, philosophy, and esotericism. He teaches the history of Eastern and Western alchemies at the University of Philosophical Research, and is the current president of the International Jean Gebser Society. He received his doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Queensland in 2011 for his work on French Hermetic philosopher, René Schwaller de Lubicz. Outside the academy, Aaron has been trained in the preparation of spagyric elixirs at the Paracelsus College, and is a practitioner within the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism. He presently lives on the eastern coast of Australia, where he maintains an active interest in tea, wine, poetry, typography and alchemy. Dr Cheak is the author and editor of Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde (2013).

Derek Elmore

Derek ElmoreDerek Mathew Elmore is an artist and art conservator living and working in New York. He has studied Studio Art in London and Italy and a Masters for Conservation of Works of Art on Paper in London. As an artist his work attempts to expand the “periphery of consciousness”.  He cites his fundamental influences as sequential art, the Italian Renaissance and Surrealism. In the field of art conservation Derek has always sought to work with visionary art or objects with sacred qualities. He has worked as a conservator or archivist at St. Paul’s Cathedral, John Latham’s Flat-Time House, The 9/11 Memorial and the Nicholas Roerich Museum.  He is currently completing work for a solo exhibition.

Fredrik Eytzinger

Fredrik Eytzinger, 2013Fredrik Eytzinger is an ethnologist and occult researcher residing on the west coast of Sweden. For the last years he has been writing on subjects related to the Swedish occult milleu and magical arts, and in 2013 he released his first book entitled Salomonic Magical Arts with Three Hands Press. In his spare time he is also a musician and a painter, and he is a member of the international art collective Belzebez, based in Sweden. For more information, see belzebez.se.

Richard Gavin

Richard GavinRichard Gavin is widely regarded as a master of numinous fiction in the tradition of Algernon Blackwood and Arthur Machen. To date he has authored four short-story collections, includingThe Darkly Splendid Realm and At Fear’s Altar. He has also published esoteric writings in Starfire Journal and essays that explore the metaphysical underpinnings of the horror genre. A resident of Ontario, Canada, Richard welcomes readers at richardgavin.net.

John Major Jenkins

JenkinsJohn Major Jenkins is an independent scholar of Maya calendars, astronomy and metaphysics, world religions and mythology. Since 1985 his interpretations have been informed by innovative field work and interdisciplinary study. As the evidence continues to mount, his reconstruction of the ancient Maya astronomy and ideology associated with 2012 has emerged as the only ‘2012 theory’ to have survived 2012. He is the Director of The Center for 2012 Studies and the author of over a dozen books on Maya time philosophy and cosmology.

William Kiesel

William KieselWilliam Kiesel is the publishing director at Ouroboros Press and the founder of the Esoteric Book Conference. A strong supporter of Book Arts, his role also includes independent scholarship, art curation and public speaking in the US and abroad.

Nick Koss

Nick Koss is a scholar of Western Esoteric Tradition, with a focus on European grimoires.  His interest in cryptography comes from an analytical academic background in Mathematics, Computing Science, and Linguistics.  Outside of work and research, Nick is a jewellery designer and goldsmith, an interest originally inspired by his desire to create rare metallic talismans described in medieval grimoires.  He lives with his wife Jocelyn in Vancouver, Canada.

P. Andrew Larson

393727_161306407310912_567902433_n-2P. Andrew Larson holds a degree in Classics from the University of Washington. His interests and inquiries compass Hermeticism, alchemy, the Presocratics, eschatology, ancient mystery cults, incubation, Shi’ite gnosis, angelology, vegetalismo, and Northern Indian classical music (primarily khayal and dhrupad). Under the nom-de-guerre Qulielfi he has issued a cassette on the Universal Consciousness label. He currently lives in Seattle.

Stuart Südekum

Stuart SüdekumStuart Südekum is a writer and educator currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder of Feast of Fools, an educational event series on the art and science of mysticism. He has spoken at the New York School of Visual Arts (SVA) and written for Heathen Harvest, a periodical described as “one of the leading online magazines for post-industrial music.” He is a specialist on the life and work of Arthur Edward Waite, and is presently preparing an annotated edition of Waite’s seminal Pictorial Key to the Tarot.

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Henrik Bogdan

Bogdan Henrik Bogdan, Ph. D., is Associate
Professor at the Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion at University of Gothenburg. In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, Bogdan is the author of Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation (2007), editor of Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley: A Correspondence (2010), co-editor of Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism (2012), Occultism in a Global Perspective (2013), Sexuality and New Religious Movements (2013), and Handbook on Freemasonry (2013). He is also the author of Kenneth Grant: A Bibliography, originally published in 2003, with a revised edition due out in 2013. He is the Associate Editor of The Pomegranate: The International Journal for Pagan Studies, and Book Reviews Editor of Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism, as well as co-editor of the book series ‘Palgrave Studies in New Religions and Alternative Spiritualities’. He is founder of the Scandinavian Network for the Academic Study of Western Esotericism (SNASWE), and Board Member of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).

Austin Coppock

Austin Coppock is a writer, consulting astrologer and independent researcher.  He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Social Science and Philosophy from Antioch College.  He is the author of hundreds of articles on astrology, Astrological Almanacs for 2011, 2012 and 2013, as well as a forthcoming title from Three Hands Press.  His work explores the practical and historical connections between astrological and magical traditions. Austin has written an article for the Clavis blog that you can view here.

Gordan Djurdjevic

djurdjevic Gordan Djurdjevic teaches as a Sessional Instructor in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University (Canada). He is the author of Masters of Magical Powers: The Nāth Yogis in the Light of Esoteric Notions (2008) and India and the Occult: The Influence of South Asian Spirituality on Modern Western Occultism (forthcoming).

Aaron Piccirillo

picirillo Aaron Piccirillo is a musician and writer from Connecticut in the United States. He recently obtained his master’s degree from the University of Manchester in England, where he completed an interdisciplinary program entitled “Constructions of the Sacred, the Holy, and the Supernatural.” He also holds a B.A. in literature from the State University of New York at Purchase, and has been active in musical composition, recording, and performance for over a decade. His creative work can be viewed at forgottenforms.com. Aaron also writes guest blogs for Clavis, which you can find here.

Felix Wolf

Felix Wolf Felix Wolf lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied Ancient History and Religious Studies (Magister Artium), learned three professions, traveled around the world, and has been researching and working with the practical esoteric aspects of religious and magical systems for decades. The essence of his occult work lies in Saturnian magic, the Gnostic tradition of the episcopi vagantes, and shamanic trance and journey.

Melinda Kumbalek

Melinda Kumbalek Originally from Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Melinda Kumbalek now lives in Berlin, Germany where she works as a translator. Her translations include various works by occult author Frater U.D. for Llewellyn Worldwide. She also worked as a professional musician for 15 years, and is an avid martial artist, with nearly three decades of experience as both a practitioner and teacher. Her occult interests lie predominately in the magic of the Saturnian Path.

Michael Howard

Michael Howard is a writer, editor and folklorist. Since 1976 he has edited and published The Cauldron witchcraft magazine (see: the-cauldron.org.uk) and has written over thirty books on esoteric subjects. In the late 1960’s he belonged to the late Madeline Montalban’s Luciferian Order of the Morning Star, in the 1970s he was a member of Maa-Kheru Lodge No 975 in London of the British Federation of the International Order of Co-Freemasonry, and since 1999 has been an initiate of the traditional witchcraft sodality known as the Cultus Sabbati.

Andrew Chumbley

ChumbleyAndrew D. Chumbley (1967-2004) was an Essex-based artist and writer, and a doctoral candidate in comparative religions at SOAS University of London. His work primarily concerns witchcraft, magical history and oneirology. His published work includes Azoëtia: A Grimoire of the Sabbatic Craft, Qutub, The Grimoire of the Golden Toad, and The Satyr’s Sermon (2009), as well as numerous articles in journals of foklore and the occult.

Lloyd D. Graham

Lloyd D. Graham holds a BA (Hons) from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD from Cambridge University. His articles have been published in journals as diverse as MC (now Modern Believing), Australian Aboriginal Studies, The Esoteric Quarterly, Epigraphic Society Occasional Papers, and Fickle Muses. Lloyd is an Associate Member of the Societas Magica and a member of Societas Occulta Islamica, where his focus is on the Seven Seals of Islamic esotericism and Jewish Kabbalah.

Robert V. Hull

Robert V. Hull has a Master of Science degree in physical chemistry from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology). He works as a technical director of an environmental laboratory near the Lake of the Ozarks and studies esoterica in his spare time.

Gemma Gary

Gemma Gary is a student, practitioner, writer and craftsperson. Her particular working interests are in the areas of witchcraft, regional folk/operative magic, sacred loci and the cunning traditions, with a particular focus upon the South-West of England where she lives and works.

Volume 1

Frater A.I.

Frater A.I. is a practioner who embraces Western ceremonial magic and its allied modalities including, crooked path sorcery, planetary and sigil magic. His work has recently appeared in The Psalter of Cain (Xoanon, 2012).

Martin Duffy

Martin Duffy is a Sussex-based writer on the subjects of folk magic, mythology and the occult arts; in particular the manner in which they relate to traditional witch-lore and practices.  Mr. Duffy has recently published The Devil’s Raimentstreating the subject or the ritual vestments of witchcraft,  for Three Hands Press.

Ben Fernee

Ben Fernee is a long time researcher of occult genres, and the grimoire tradition in particular. He operates the Society for the Esoteric Endeavour, as well as Caduceus Books.

Johnny Jakobsson

Johnny JakobssonWhen composing an essay as a pure act of sorcery, the author temporarily transforms his incorporeal vessel for the benefit of the influential intent of the Other. Each word and sentence is thereafter arduously scribed, so it may become a zoetic literary sanctum enshrining the arcane. The doctrine emerges neither from the desire of the flesh nor the Self, but the fulgurant will of the Other. Within and betwixt certain words and magical expositions, clandestine portals, trapdoors and famuli dwell; assisting the reader beyond the fragile threshold of the mundane realm and into the spectra of Otherness within the dual soul. The quintessence of the text thus becomes the magisterial tutor to the reader, who transiently transmogrify into a wanderer beyond the printed leafs of the book and into worlds afar the periphery of oneiric realms. Renown from the European grimoire canon’s corpora of catalogued spirits, the necromantic famulus Nebiros is both the patron and motif of the essay, Nebiros et Ars Necromantica – In Medio Umbræ Morti, where the alchemic arte of necromancy is treated in the light of the heretic parallelism doctrine of the Qliphothic initiation. Previous work by the author: Le Grand Grimoire – Pacta Conventa Dæmoniorum in Diabolical (2009). Two iconic paintings, Botsina de-Qardinuta and the Aureate Elixir of Astaroth, inConjure Codex (2011).

Daniel A. Schulke

Daniel A. Schulke received his B.A. from California Institute of Integral Studies, where his work focused on the magical dimensions of European ethnobotany. His recent written work concerns the abberative states of consciousness and sensation achieved through ecstatic magical practices.

Craig Williams

In “Beyond the Paths of Frustration: Daath Gnosis”, Craig examines the effects of qlippoth on the subtle body, and discusses some preparatory practices for magical congress with the averse side of the Kabbalistic Tree. Craig is an ordained Priest with the Ecclessia Gnostica Aerterna, and a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine. More information can be found at www.AyurvedaAustin.com