Hey kids,I hate Valentines Day and don’t celebrate it, despite not being single for it since possibly high school (which was longer ago than I would like to admit.) BUT, I know you love readings so from now until Feb 13, 2021 at 11:59pm EST, readings are on sale. TheContinue Reading

Divulging the Eleusinian Mystery [Remastered Documentary] The Eleusinia was an agrarian cult based out of an ancient temple site dedicated to the goddesses Demeter and Kore just northwest of Athens. While this cult survived the entire duration of Greco-Roman Antiquity, initiating hundreds of thousands, very little is known about itContinue Reading

On the God of Socrates (De Deo Socratis) by Apuleius (c. 124-170 AD) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apuleius De Deo Socratis (On the God of Socrates) is an ancient Latin work on the existence and nature of “daimons” (neutral spirits) which were thought to be the intermediaries between gods and humans. This treatise wasContinue Reading

This is a remastered/re-uploaded version of an old 2015 talk by Dan Attrell entitled “Those Who Hold Up Broad Heaven: Pillars, Columns, and the Eliadean Axis Mundi in Homer’s Odyssey” which discusses the nature of ‘sacred space’ in the Greek epic. www.themodernhermeticist.com Bibliography: Eliade, Mircea. Images and Symbols: Studies inContinue Reading

This is a re-upload (with improved audio/visuals) for Dan Attrell’s discussion of astrology in ancient Rome, chiefly how it was negatively perceived in the writings of the famous historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus. Love em’ or hate em’ – astrologers are here to stay. Recorded in December 2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus Visit www.themodernhermeticist.comContinue Reading

https://www.youtube.com/themodernhermeticist This is a re-recorded version (better sound/delivery) of an older talk by Dan Attrell based on his paper “What Athens Has Got To Do With Jerusalem: The Marriage of Greek and Jewish Themes in the Apocryphon of John” www.themodernhermeticist.com BIBLIOGRAPHY Agus, Aharon. “Some Early Rabbinic Thinking on Gnosticism.” TheContinue Reading

An introduction to the relatively new field of western esotericism focusing on the scope of field including magic, mysticism, alchemy, theosophy, and more; several of the dominant academic approaches to the field; where to study western esotericism at the university level Support Esoterica on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/esotericachannel Recommended Readings: Antoine FaivreContinue Reading