WHO WRITES INVOCATIO?
My name is Sarah Veale and I’m a Religious Studies/Classical Studies double major in the honours program at York University in Toronto, Canada. Here you’ll find posts related to my research, as well as other topics related to the study of religion. Academically, I am interested in religious practices of the ancient world, particularly beliefs and practices which were unmediated by traditional religious authorities and structures. Things like magic, theurgy, and mystery cult would fall under this category, as would apocalypticism and other non-traditional teachings of “traditional” religions.
Around since 2010, Invocatio is read by academics, students of religion and occultists everywhere. Outside of the blog, I am the co-director of the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity, an ESSWE thematic network which connects scholars of ancient esotericism. Originally from Chicago, I’m a former journalist and currently reside in Toronto, Canada.