Liber Sphaerae

I will be 71 in a couple of weeks. Growing old focuses the mind on how little time remains. There are many nails I could hit with my hammer, but I can choose only one or two and then it is Game Over. For this reason I have set aside…

Christian Cabala in English

Don Karr has substantially restructured his massive two-part bibliography Christian Cabala in English. It represents an amazing achievement, a book-length introduction to the literature of Christian Cabala.The updated documents can be found with the rest of his bibliographies:http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/Biblios/index.php

The Holy Guardian Angel in Occult Tradition

My friend Duncan Fleming has created a video on the Holy Guardian Angel in Occult Tradition. It is both broad and specific; it provides a broad overview of traditions concerning guardian angels, but also specific advice on interpreting the HGA in the context of modern life, and suggestions for contacting…

Le Chateau du Tarot

I have a keen interest in the history of Tarot, so I was intruiged to see that Dior has substituted its normal Haute Couture Spring/Summer show with a short film based on the imagery of the c.1460 Visconte-Sforza Tarots. Dreamy (=slow), pretentious, gothic, gorgeous, this is a very expensive way…

Don Karr Update

Don Karr has provided another update to his many contributions to this website. These are: Updated bibliographies. See in particular Christian Kabbalah in English, part A, which is greatly expanded. A full version of Knots and Spirals: Esotericism and Christian Kabbalah: 1480-1520Another extract from British Library Sloane MS 3826, 98r-101r…

Don Karr Update

Don Karr has kindly provided updated versions of his popular Bibliographic Surveys. You will find them here:http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/Biblios/index.phpHe has also updated the Hekhalot Rabbatai:http://www.digital-brilliance.com/contributed/Karr/HekRab/index.php Thank you Don!

Pandemic Update

I have not posted here since the beginning of 2020. All is well, my family and friends are well. I am 69 and well into the vulnerable demographic and so my year to date has been spent in relative isolation. Not wishing to waste the summer I have spent a…

Ilanot

In my life I have gone through phases in my understanding of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. In the beginning I accepted what I read and did not care to understand the provenance of the diagram or the various names and attributes associated with it. When I did begin to…