Sarah VealeMy name is Sarah Veale and I’m a graduate student at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion, where I work on religion in the ancient Mediterranean. I hold an bachelor of arts degree (hons., summa cum laude) in Classical Studies and Religious Studies  from York University. Academically, I am interested in 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.

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