A while back, I featured the Devil card as Card of the Week. In that post, I emphasized a few elements of the card’s symbolism that I find very poignant. In particular, the chains or rope binding the foreground figures is voluntary, meaning that the bonds can be thrown off. This symbolism isn’t consistent across all decks, however! Recently, Twitter user @mduduzii_98 asked me about the Devil card in the Hermetic Tarot, which made me think of how different decks present essential symbolism differently.
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Date(s) - Jun 17, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Scottish Rite Portland Valley

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On Saturday, June 17th, I will be part of a panel discussion on grimoires. This panel is part of the quarterly speaker series at Esoterika Lodge #227 in Portland, Oregon. The three-person panel will consist of:

  1. Larry Roberts of Miskatonic Books
  2. Matt Turcotte, Senior Warden of Esoterika Lodge
  3. and me, Erik L. Arneson!

The panel will take place at the Portland Scottish Rite building at 709 SW 15th Ave. This is a big building. Make sure you use the Yamhill Street entrance! A $10 donation is requested. This donation goes toward supporting Esoterika Lodge’s quarterly speaker events.

For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

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On Saturday, June 3rd, I gave a lecture at the Sekhet-Maat OTO Lodge titled “The Magical Memory: The Art of Memory as an Occult Practice”. Below, please find a link to the slides and a list of references used while preparing the lecture.
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I’ve been on a number of podcasts lately, so you should check these out and listen to some great conversations with a lot of really fascinating people.

I’ve been really enjoying podcasts lately, both creating them and listening to them. What’s your favorite? Please share it in the comments!

Note added on 4 June 2019: My Alchemical Bromance is now on hiatus, but I’m still podcasting right here at the Arnemancy Podcast.

There is a lot of construction going on in my neighborhood, some of it right next door. It gets loud! Since they like to start early in the morning, it can introduce a new challenge to daily meditation practice. Binaural beats and isochronic tones have helped me overcome that challenge.
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I came across this neat reading list post from Oliver Arthur Morgan and thought it would be fun to try something like that here. I talk a lot about the books I read, but it’s rare that I talk about the books that I’m going to read. Here’s a list of books I’m currently working on and books on deck.

Currently Reading

I have the bad habit of starting a bunch of books and then finishing all of them slowly over time.

Fiction

Freemasonry

Hermeticism

Occult

  • Mystical Qabalah by Dion Fortune (re-reading this for Qabalah Qlub — and is it just me, or does she start out kinda racist?)

On Deck

These are books that I plan to add to my rotation as slots open up. How do I read so many books at once? Well, I keep them all over the house and tend to read them depending on where I’m hanging out.

Fiction

Occult

History

Hermeticism

These aren’t all of the books currently on my list, but they are the books that will be of the most interest to the readers of this blog. I hope you find something interesting to check out, and use it to keep learning!