May 12, 2016
The upcoming (June 2016) issue of Witches & Pagans magazine has “Polytheism” as its theme, for which I was pleased to contribute an article, “Polycentric Polytheism”. The issue is available for pre-order at a discount here.
February 11, 2016
My new column is up over on Polytheist.com, the second part of an essay on the nature of the Gods: The Nature of the Gods (II): The First Intelligible Triad. My thanks, as always, go out to Polytheist.com’s indefatigable editor, Anomalous Thracian, for his tireless efforts. As the Thracian has been known to say, It’s a great time to be a polytheist.
January 2, 2016
Vol. 2, No. 1 of Walking the Worlds: A Biannual Journal of Polytheism and Spiritwork is now available. This issue, with the theme of “Magic and Religion”, contains my article “Toward a Magical Enlightenment: Notes on Bruno’s Magic” (pp. 96-109). Here is the abstract:
This essay, which may be regarded as a companion to the general account of Bruno’s metaphysics presented in “Transformation and Individuation in Giordano Bruno’s Monadology” (SOCRATES 3.2, June 2015, pp. 57-70), discusses Bruno’s theory of magic primarily as presented in his essay De magia (1590), attempting to explicate it in light of the systematic tendencies in Bruno’s late thought, particularly his monadology and his enigmatic finitist mathematics, the mythopoetic presentation of which has vexed commentators. The fundamental role of bonding in Bruno’s theory of magic is seen to reflect the primary metaphysical significance of termini in his monadology, while the cosmological role of monads of diverse kinds as minima or measures of an otherwise infinite, acentric and hence incomprehensible universe corresponds to the role of the magical operator, who imparts form and value to the universe centered around her. Bruno’s monadology is also seen to guide his usage of the traditional term ‘spirit’ as an element essential to magic.
My latest column for Polytheist.com is the first part of an essay on the nature of the Gods: The Nature of the Gods (I): The Problem and Purpose of Reduction
November 24, 2015
My latest column for Polytheist.com is “Mythological Hermeneutics: Pandora,” a theological exegesis of Pandora’s myth.
November 2, 2015
I was honored to be invited by Eric Perl to present a paper for his panel, “Athenian Neoplatonism”, at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (SAGP) and the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science (SSIPS) at Fordham University in New York City. The paper I gave, “Ineffability and Totality in Damascius”, may be considered the sequel to “Ineffability and Unity in Damascius”, given at the Eastern Division American Philosophical Association meeting, 12/28/14.
October 19, 2015
My latest column for Polytheist.com is “Polytheism and Metaphysics (IV): Divine Action”.