Friday, April 23, 2010

Tony Cartledge Planetry Types Interview

Tony Cartledge is interviewed by Miguel Conner about his book Planetary Types this weekend. http://thegodabovegod.com

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Topics Include:

--A brief history of Astrology and Planetary Types; and their seemingly marginalization in modern times
--Understand Gurdjieff’s Fourth Way and how it helps understand our place in the cosmos.
--The importance of Pythagorean philosophy in modern occultism and science, including how the universe is arranged in musical octaves and such groundbreaking holistic approaches like Bio-Acoustic healing.
--How the Gnostics viewed Astrology.
--The science behind how our very glands are affected by the magnetism of the planets, which in essence determines our personalities and possibly our life-courses.
--A quick lesson on understanding and recognizing Planetary Types by viewing famous people in history, politics and entertainment.

And much more! Finally, a scientific, verifiable and easy way to unlock the truths of Astrology."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

G is for Gnostic Online

The Fortean Times article about me and my dictionary is now online

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/interviews/3139/g_is_for_gnostic.html

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Gospel of Thomas: Origins, History & Timeless Message of Spiritual Liberation

Miguel Conner of Aeon Byte has put out a CD The Gospel of Thomas: Origins, History & Timeless Message of Spiritual Liberation. This consists of extracts from his Aeon Byte and Coffee, Cigarettes and Gnosis Internet radio programmes. I'm one of the interviewees on the album (others include Aperil DeConick, Stevan Davies, Robert Price, Jeremy Puma). I've done several interviews with Miguel but don't remember ever talking about the Gospel of Thomas. But I suppose I must have!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Free Copy of A Dictionary of Gnosticism

The Magical Buffet blog has a free copy of A Dictionary of Gnosticism to give away, plus a Quest Books tote bag. All you have to do is subscribe to the blog itself.

Perhaps I should subscribe!

http://themagicalbuffet.com/blog1/2010/03/17/quest-books-loves-magical-buffet-readers/

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Reading the Gnostics

I've contributed a guest article, "Reading the Gnostics" to the Magical Buffet blog. It's an introduction to the glories of the Nag Hammadi Library, while hinting subtly that interested readers should go out and buy my Dictionary of Gnosticism. If there's any discussion on the blog post I'll chip in with my comments.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Fortean Times 260


Fortean Times, the long-running UK magazine of paranormal investigation, UFOs, cryptozoology, ancient civilizations and other mysteries, has included a full page article on myself and my Dictionary of Gnosticism, "G Is For Gnostic." It's a very well written piece by alternative religion writer David V . Barrett. It's in the current issue, number 260.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Watkins Bookshop Closes

Watkins Bookshop, London's premier esoteric bookshop, which was founded in 1897, has closed and the company is being liquidated. My commiserations to go the staff, particularly my friend Klaus who also happened to be the editor of my first ever book. Watkins stocked Bardic Press titles and my books with other publishers and were generally very helpful. I only discovered that Watkins had gone down the tubes when I received a creditor's letter. Luckily they only owed me a small amount of money. Watkins Publishing is now owned by Duncan Baird, so it doesn't affect The Gnostics: History Traditions Scriptures Influence.

Two news items on the demise of Watkins:

http://www.thebookseller.com/news/113633-cecil-court-institution-watkins-books-in-administration.html

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23810176-cecil-courts-esoteric-book-shop-watkins-shuts-down.do