UPDATE XII: “The Initiatory Supreme Being Question…”

I wrote an essay on the question posed to initiates into the Independent Order of Odd Fellows regarding the supreme being. It was published in Heart in Hand: The Modern Odd Fellow’s Guide on November 5 of this year.

You can read the essay here.

I will also be featuring the essay on my blog LOGOS!.

UPDATE XI: New LOGOS! Entry and LOGOS! Entries to Date

I’ve decided that new LOGOS! entries, posts on my blog LOGOS! (naturally), which have almost completely been reblogs or external references (transcripts of those references or re-published material) to essays I’ve written, will now appear here in or alongside updates.

Most recently, I recorded a video and uploaded it to YouTube: this video features me reading an essay (“There’s Nothing Special About Meditation“) I’d written and had published in Thelemic Union , as well as re-published in LOGOS!. The essay is entitled “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation,” the re-published essay (as LOGOS! entry) is entitled “LOGOS IV: ‘There’s Nothing Special About Meditation’ (Article Repost),” and the most recent LOGOS! entry (the one in question, and the post featuring the video I mentioned) is titled “LOGOS XII: « “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (Essay-to-Video).” The actual video itself is titled “« “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (2020; essay-to-video) ||| Zen, zazen, Thelema.”

Here’s the video embedded for easier viewing:

In addition to updating this site with new LOGOS! entries, I’d also like to keep a rolling tab on the previous entries on that blog as well, featuring a list of links to them with each LOGOS!-related update. So, below you will find a list of all the posts in LOGOS! so far, from newest to oldest (2021-2018):

UPDATE X: “The Multiplicity of Thelemas”

This (“The Multiplicity of Thelemas“), published by Thelemic Union, is a recent essay by yours truly.

It covers the notion that Thelema as a system may potentially be as diverse as the number of people who practice or uphold it.

It also flies against needless dogmatism in general.

Enjoy.

UPDATE IX: “Anarchist, Thelemite, Odd Fellow…”

I just had an essay of mine (“Anarchist, Thelemite, Odd Fellow…”) published in the Odd Fellows blog Heart in Hand, courtesy of the wonderful Ainslie Heilich. This essay will also soon be featured on my blog LOGOS!.

The article goes over my person struggle coming to grips with my experience being simultaneously an anarchist, Thelemite, and Odd Fellow.

Please enjoy.

UPDATE VIII: Eight Poems in The Fictional Café

I recently had eight poems published in The Fictional Café online arts publication. All eight poems are featured on one page, under one link, and consist of (in order of appearance) “Amor Fati,” “Danny Didn’t Show,” “Hat City and the Mystery,” “One,” “Ward 9 (Hospital—Redux),” “Sanctum Sanctorum,” “I Have the Codes,” and “Poets and Rock Stars.”

Please enjoy reading them!

UPDATE VI: “Learning the Joy of Existence in Thelema”

I am happy to report that Thelemic Union has published my essay “Learning the Joy of Existence” (site founder and manager IAO131 renamed it “Learning the Joy of Existence in Thelema,” presumably to make it appear more relevant) on their site.

This essay covers the notion that existence is inherently joyous from a Thelemic perspective, and how to view it as such by engaging in the trances that Crowley discusses in his short book Little Essays Toward Truth.

Feel free to check it out.

UPDATE V: “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation”

I have published an article in Thelemic Union: “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation“.

This briefly covers the connection between Zen master Eihei Dogen’s notion of meditation as perfection and founder of Thelema Aleister Crowley’s idea of one’s present incarnation being “perfect”.

Feel free to read it!

UPDATE IV: “Bugs” and a Few Other Stories

I am pleased to announce that my e-book “Bugs” and a Few Other Stories has been published online through BookRix and BookRix affiliates.

“Bugs” is a very short collection of some half-dozen stories. Read through and delight in the silliness of these mostly short-lived, unashamedly shallow, and absurd tales, and find a little respite in the breathtakingly brief flash fiction piece “Acceptance (At Donato’s),” a meditation on the the mystical transience of life.

It’s free!

Feel free to rate and review it on Goodreads!