New article: Heredom

Very pleased to see my paper "Unspeakable Miracles—The Magia Divina of the Gold- und Rosenkreuz" featured in the new edition of Heredom: The Transactions of The Scottish Rite Research Society. This is the preeminent publication of scholarly Masonic research, recognized and highly anticipated by Masonic scholars worldwide. It is a peerless collection of the finest and …

Eighth Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)(Cork 2022)

I am very pleased to receive word of my acceptance on the programme of the Eighth Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (Cork 2022). I will discussing the l'Ordre des Chevaliers Maçons Élus Coëns de l'Univers. ESSWE8 is the 8th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism …

Rwanda and Uganda with GLP

ANNOUNCEMENT: Very pleased at receiving word of my selection to join the Global Learning Partnership network in 2020. I will be spending a month in Rwanda and Uganda this summer. In partnership with Redearth Education Uganda and Inspire Educate and Empower Rwanda (IEE), I will be training local educators through professional learning reflecting local context.

Morocco.

With three distinct gold globes, the minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque dominates the Marrakesh horizon. Legend tells that one day during the month of Ramadan, the wife of Youcoub El Mansour (c. 1160- 1199) ate three small grapes. In penance, she melted down all her jewellery and moulded them into these three great gold spheres. …

In Rasputin’s hand: Images of the Mad Monk

During the summer of 1914, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin (1869-1916) was stabbed in the stomach by a 33-year-old peasant woman named Chionya Guseva, outside his home in Pokrovskoye, along the Tura River in the Tobolsk guberniya (now Tyumen Oblast), Siberia. A former prostitute, Guseva purportedly screamed 'I have killed the Antichrist!'. Rasputin, near dead, was chased …