I am an author, blogger, esotericist, software developer, information technology consultant, and speculative fiction enthusiast. I write fantasy and science fiction, and non-fiction books on the Western Esoteric Tradition. I also contribute to non-fiction anthologies that cover topics related to magical practices and esoteric spirituality.
This site is primarily dedicated to my published works. You can also find me over on Augoeides, my long-running esoteric blog covering magick, spirituality, the paranormal, and current events that touch upon those themes. Since 2006, Augoeides has been presenting innovative magical techniques and rituals, offering commentary on fringe science and the paranormal, and poking fun at ridiculous ideas about occultism shared by religious fundamentalists and paranoid conspiracy theorists. I also am a strong proponent of religious freedom for ALL religions along with atheism and agnosticism, and advocate strongly against those working to secure special rights for themselves by taking them away from others who do not share their beliefs.
Ipswich is the long-awaited sequel to Arcana and the second book in my Guild series. It tells the story of Sara Winchester, a young heiress and newly-empowered magician. With the help of the centuries-old order of magicians known as the Guild, she explores the mystery of her mother’s untimely death. On her travels she must face a killer who can control the spirits of the dead, and the remnants of an order of dark magicians who seek the Guild’s destruction. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
My debut novel Arcana was released at the end of 2009. It is an urban fantasy novel set mostly in my home town, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. It tells the story of the Guild, a modern-day magical order, and the group’s battle with a powerful demon. It also incorporates many authentic concepts and procedures adapted from my study and practice of real ritual magick and occultism. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
This short story is my first foray into the world of self-published ebooks. It is available on Smashwords, and also for Kindle and Nook. The story is a satirical take on the sinister Cthulhu mythos of H. P. Lovecraft, in which a bullied high school boy gets his hands on the infamous Necronomicon and summons the dreaded Elder God to destroy his enemies. But what he gets when he at last performs his conjuration is not quite what he expects. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
This science fiction novella is my second self-published book. This time around I put together a print version on CreateSpace that turned out quite nice, in addition to the ebook version. It is a classical, “Golden Age” style science fiction tale involving speculative future technology and alien contact. In the story, two twenty-second century scientists work to salvage an alien spacecraft in the Alpha Centauri system that may hold the key to humanity’s future. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
This terrific novel is my third self-published book. The year is 2017. Donald Trump is president. The Resistance is led by Teen Vogue, the National Parks Department, and the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Sophia Sanders is an ordinary New York high school girl with an unusual birthday. When a mysterious pendant transforms her into a “winner,” she becomes a contestant on a reality television series in order to oppose the Trump agenda. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
Volume One of my Mastering Enochian Magick series is a practical guide to a sometimes overlooked portion of the Enochian system, John Dee’s Heptarchia Mystica. The Heptarchia Mystica is a highly effective sevenfold system of planetary magick, and represents the only portion of the Enochian system that Dee himself ever assembled into a usable grimoire. Click here to find out more and order your copy today.
Volume Two of my Mastering Enochian Magick series is a practical guide to working with the Great Table, also called the four Castles or Watchtowers. Instead of the later and overly complex attributions used by the Golden Dawn Watchtower system, the system outlined here relies on attributions from Dee’s original diaries and Renaissance grimoire sources. Click here to find out more and order your copy today!
This anthology edited by Michael Ceccetelli includes my essay “The Descended Angel,” along with articles on the subject of the Holy Guardian Angel by Jason Miller, Rufus Opus, and a number of other well-known occult authors. The limited hardcover edition sold out a couple years ago, but the book is now available in paperback for the larger market. Holy Guardian Angel is available in print from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
This anthology edited by Adam P. Forrest includes my article, “Evoking Zodiacal Angels,” along with articles on working with various classes of spirits by Jake Stratton-Kent, John Michael Greer, and a number of other well-known occult authors. The limited hardcover edition sold out years ago, but the book is now available in paperback for the larger market. My contribution is one of the few pieces out there on working magick with the angels of the zodiac. Liber Spirituum is available in print from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
This anthology of the proceedings of the eleventh biannual conference of Ordo Templi Orientis includes my presentation on Heptarchial evocation along with the ritual I performed at the conference, an evocation of the angel Carmara who rules over the mystical heptarchy according to Dr. John Dee’s Heptarchia Mystica grimoire. For The Chance of Union is available in print from Amazon.