Category Archives: Academic

More Good News! SSHRC 2015

Applying to graduate school was quite an involved process. There were transcripts, essays, letters of recommendation, and resumes that had to be prepared and sent to every department. In addition to these materials, I also applied for a government scholarship … Continue reading

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Conference Presentation: Two Martyrdoms of John the Baptist at the CSBS

At the end of May, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences hosts their 2015 Congress, a simultaneous gathering of Seventy Canadian academic associations in Ottawa, Ontario. I am thrilled to announce that I will be co-presenting a paper … Continue reading

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Book Review: Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics

Aleister Crowley, the so-called Wickedest Man in the World,  is quickly becoming a subject of serious academic study. No doubt this is greatly aided by the number of scholars working on the Great Beast, but certainly the quality of scholarship … Continue reading

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Special Issue of Aries on Ancient Esotericism

I’ve been so wrapped up in cursing lately that I almost (almost!) neglected to mention this bit of ancient esotericism news: The latest issue of the academic journal Aries: Journal for the Study of Western Esotericism is entirely on Ancient … Continue reading

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Announcing the Ancient Curses Project!

I’ve been very fortunate in my time at York to work with some amazing professors who have encouraged me to research areas that are not always accessible to undergraduates. This year is no exception, and I am currently undertaking a … Continue reading

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Associations in the Greco-Roman World, a Sourcebook

I wanted to bring your attention to a book that may be of some interest to readers of this blog. It’s by a professor I’ve worked with at York, Philip Harland, and since I was hired as a research assistant … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Ancient, Greek, The Mysteries

Iamblichus, Orientalism and Peer Review

The latest issue of the Pomegranate: The International Journal of Pagan Studies was released this week. Quick scale-up: The Pomegranate is a peer-review academic journal, and features articles by scholars who study paganism and esotericism. It is one of the … Continue reading

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