I wrote a post recently about how I gained a noble Scottish title as a final step on the path to knighthood some years ago. One of my readers -- Puddle Jumper Reads -- commented about wondering what that crest on my page was all about. It requires a full blog post to explain it … Continue reading “Knight of Angels”… What Does That Even Mean?
I've mentioned a few times that one of my many private research projects is the impossibly deep rabbit hole of Angelology. I've been at this for nearly two decades now, though admittedly I put it away for briefly to let it... rest? Breathe? Marinate in my subconscious for a while? Whatever you want to call it, it's … Continue reading Complete Books of Enoch, New Translation by Dr. Ann Nyland
For all of my friends all over the world, wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season.
In my carelessness, I lost footing in my library this morning and knocked over a small corner shelf of knick-knacks. I had rearranged some things in there, and the large garden angel that's in the lower right of this photo had been moved to the top of that shelf a couple of weeks ago so … Continue reading Broken Angel
A proper review of this book requires a little explanation of something we rarely encounter in our modern world: mysticism. Experience is a very different thing than simple belief. Belief requires faith, whereas experience removes the need for faith. Because of this, mysticism by its very nature is the intermediate half-step between theology and science. It is the nature … Continue reading The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet by Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake
I honestly can't tell you why I read this one, especially these days. I expected some New Age hokey, that's what I got, and I was entertained for what it was. It wasn't a complete loss otherwise though. Some of the building blocks behind this were surprisingly dead-on with my far deeper studies into Angelology. … Continue reading The Angels of Love by Zanna Blaise
Another book on angel magick (with a k!) that I busted through last night. I suppose these are good for dealing with insomnia. As with the other one I read last night, I'm not really certain why I read it in the first place other than morbid curiosity. If you have any kind of interest … Continue reading The 72 Angels of Magick by Damon Brand
I can probably guess what you thought the moment you saw the title and author of this one. "New Age woo-woo." That's what I thought too. But it's an extremely short book, clocking in at 36 minutes, so I thought I'd give it a listen on the commute to work. Sometimes it's good to start … Continue reading Angel Magick: They Save Your Soul, They Enhance Your Life by Bryan Magick
I mentioned recently that one of the things I wanted to do this year was to finally review the various books that I've been picking at and poring over for a number of years now as part of my different research projects. One of my largest and most in-depth projects has been angelology. This book … Continue reading A Dictionary of Angels, Including the Fallen Angels by Gustav Davidson
There are many adjectives I could use to describe this book. Visceral. Inventive. Bold. Graphic. Bloodthirsty. Erotic. Offensive. Depraved. Soul-wrenching. Most people might use the word "epic" as a buzzword, without a true understanding of what that really means. In this case, it applies. I don't think any of the other descriptions even begin to … Continue reading Plague of Angels by John Patrick Kennedy