CHAPTER 1

Martin Faulks has written a smallish booklet about the fascinating Art of Memory that Freemasonry adopted at some point, but which dates back much further. Highly interesting!

 

Author’s website

Buy the book here

CHAPTER 2

GREG’S CHOICE

In each episode Greg Kaminsky, the creator of the great “Occult of Personality” podcast, presents a book of his choice.

This time: The Art and Science of Initiation

Book details and purchase here

Greg’s Occult of Personality

Greg Kaminsky is a scholar of the Western esoteric tradition, with a graduate degree in Medieval Studies, focusing on Renaissance Cabala. Greg became an initiate in several traditions including Illuminism and Freemasonry. Greg is also host and producer of Occult of Personality, a highly regarded and long-running podcast.

From her very early childhood on, Ursula Cserenyi‘s life was filled with spiritual experiences. Later she found the appropriate words in books. Occultism and esotericism have been a part of her life for more than 20 years. Her interests included Wicca, Theosophy, Ritual Magic, Thelema, Shamanism and other paths.
Today she feels a strong connection with Josephine McCarthy’s Quareia work and Babalon, the Red Goddess.

CHAPTER 3

Scarlet Imprint is one of the leading publishers of in esoterica and the occult, founded in 2007 by Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech. The two have produced this new book, “The brazen vessel” as a very personal collection of works from the last ten years.

Guest host Ursula Czerenyi presents her personal view of this work in a talk with Rudolf.

Scarlet Imprint homepage

Get the book here

CHAPTER 4

In July, the Dutch capital Amsterdam hosted the 7th bi-annual conference of ESSWE (European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism)

Chris Guidice was member of one of the panels there, he is also editor of the ESSWE newsletter, and he brings us a report on this very important event with an incredibly rich and dense programme.

ESSWE website

Click here to see the programme

Book of Abstracts (highly interesting!)

Having obtained a BA in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University and an MA in Western esotericism at Exeter University, Dr. Christian Giudice has recently defended his PhD thesis ‘Occultism and Traditionalism: Arturo Reghini and the Antimodern Reaction in early XX Century Italy’ at the University of Gothenburg. His interests lie in the intersection between occultism and modernity. He has published reviews and articles on the most relevant journals in the field of Western esotericism.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EPISODE HAS CHAPTER MARKERS (A NEW FEATURE ON THE THOTH HERMES PODCAST), WHICH ON CERTAIN PODCAST PLAYERS WILL ALLOW YOU TO ACCESS CHAPTERS DIRECTLY BY SELECTING THEM ON YOUR DEVICE

MUSIC PLAYED IN THIS EPISODE:

“Mystify” by INXS

Intro and outro music by Chris Roberts,
written especially for the Thoth Hermes Podcast

Interludes by Epidemic Sound