Leaping Laughter Lodge, my local Ordo Templi Orientis body, will be holding a Solomonic Mini-Conference this coming Saturday, April 25th, at 1 PM. The mini-conference will be held at our new lodge space at 3107 California Street NE in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The suggested donation for attendees is $10.
I will be presenting a talk titled Introduction to the Thirty Aires, which will incorporate material from my not-yet-published third volume of the Mastering Enochian Magick series, Mastering the Thirty Aires. Also speaking will be Rufus Opus, on practical applications of Solomonic magick, and Joseph Peterson, on the history of the Goetia.
So if you live here in the Twin Cities or just happen to be passing through this coming weekend, I invite you all to check it out. It should be a lot of fun.
There’s a bit of a story behind this one.
My first book on Enochian magick, Mastering the Mystical Heptarchy, came out in 2011, back when many independent publishers were looking into Smashwords as an alternative to Amazon Kindle. An ebook edition was released, but it was only available from Smashwords. A lot of the folks who purchased it there probably just downloaded it in Kindle format and loaded it into their readers, but doing so is an extra step for anyone who isn’t technically inclined and the absence of the book on Kindle meant that it could not take advantage of Amazon’s integrated Kindle marketing.
This omission has finally been corrected, and you can now purchase the Kindle edition of the book directly from Amazon. Of course, for those who (quite reasonably) dislike Amazon’s dominance of the publishing marketplace, the Smashwords edition is still available. This just means that the ebook will now have a distribution channel through Amazon as well, so if that’s something you’ve been waiting for, go for it.
Holy Guardian Angel, the anthology containing my essay “The Descended Angel,” is now available in paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
As I had hoped, the limited edition proved successful enough to justify a mass-market release, so if you were interested in the material but turned off by the cost of the first limited edition you can now get your hands on it at a mass-market price.
In addition to my essay, the anthology contains articles from many other up-and-coming folks from the magical blogosphere, and the various perspectives represented make for fascinating reading. This is the only book I have ever read that covers the topic in such detail, and which brings so many experienced practicing magicians together to share their insights.
So far there’s still no ebook edition available, but if that changes I’ll be sure to keep you all posted.
My article “Remembering the Satanic Panic” has been published in Occultist magazine. The article first appeared over on Augoeides, and it talks about some of the nonsense that was going on in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when Christian fundamentalists were running around claiming that huge Satanic cults were running America. Obviously, this was not the case. There have never been more than a few thousand Satanists out there, and most of them are just atheists who like spooking people.
You can order a copy of Occultist magazine here. It looks like a good publication, and I hope that it will prove successful enough that we will see many more issues to come.