My review of the first volume of the new English translation of Hermias’ commentary on Plato’s Phaedrus by Dirk Baltzly and Michael Share has been posted to the Classical Journal Online Reviews page. My thanks to editor Sergio Yona for his helpful suggestions:

19.01.17 Hermias: On Plato Phaedrus 227a–245e

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This paper was presented at the 115th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association, on Jan. 9th, 2019, at the Indian Philosophy Association panel, Race, Subjectivity, and the Other: Hamman, Hegel, Schlegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.

Other Monads, Other Shores: Metaphysical Pluralism Beyond Hegel

 

Rebecca Buchanan (whose latest book, Dame Evergreen and Other Poems of Myth, Magic and Madness is available here: *Amazon https://amzn.to/2Bv5H1K) interviews me about my new book Essays on Hellenic Theology (*Amazon https://amzn.to/2LxF1SI) in the Winter Solstice 2018 issue of Eternal Haunted Summer:

https://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/winter-solstice-2018/edward-p-butler/

I wrote a long-form review essay on Philology and Criticism: A Guide to Mahābhārata Textual Criticism, the new book by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee, which is now available on IndiaFacts.org:

Indology and the Crisis in the Humanities

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Essays on Hellenic Theology

December 13, 2018

I’ve collected all the essays I’ve published so far in Hellenic devotional volumes into a single book, available for the Kindle and in paperback. It’s the first time these have been available outside the context of the original devotionals. (*Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2Eis1P3)

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Recently I was honored to be asked to record an interview for the podcast The Magician and the Fool. It turned into a wide-ranging discussion that I hope you will enjoy as much as I did.

https://themagicianandthefool.podbean.com/e/episode-ix-edward-butler/

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This new devotional volume from Bibliotheca Alexandrina includes a revised version of my essay “The Nature and Functions of Thoth in Egyptian Theology,” which appeared originally in The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth (*Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2N5OOTR).

A Silver Sun and Inky Clouds: A Devotional for Djehuty and Set, ed. Ashley Kent and Tatiana Matveeva: *Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2oWUTU4

My new article, “Bhakti and Henadology”, which will be appearing in the next issue of the Journal of Dharma Studies, is now available to read on the publisher’s site. I will have a downloadable version of this article available soon, but in the meantime, here is the link to read it online: https://rdcu.be/3vKx

UPDATE: The PDF of this article is now available here and permanently on the Philosophy page:

“Bhakti and Henadology,” Journal of Dharma Studies Vol. 1, No. 1, 2018, pp. 147-161.

 

I’ve decided to make a couple of writings of mine available online that weren’t previously. The first one was written for a devotional volume, namely Bearing Torches: A Devotional Anthology for Hekate ed. Sannion et al. (Eugene, OR: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2009), pp. 140-157:

Flower of Fire: Hekate in the Chaldean Oracles

Secondly, I’ve made available on Academia.edu by permission of P. Sufenas Virius Lupus a draft of an essay written for eir TransGenerations: A Grand Grimoire of the Tetrad++ Tradition (forthcoming 2019).

I hope you enjoy them both.

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The new issue of Walking the Worlds: A Biannual Journal of Polytheism and Spiritwork (ISSN 2474-3135) is now available from Amazon and directly from the journal site. (Annual subscriptions offer 20% off the cover price.) Vol. 4 No. 2 features, among other articles, a groundbreaking translation, and timely book reviews, my own essay “Perceiving Aphrodite: Empedoclean Metaphysics” (pp. 40-53).

Please note that this issue, with its theme of “Miscellany”, inaugurates a new policy at Walking the Worlds. From now on, in addition to articles on the posted theme for the issue—for instance, the next issue (Winter 2018) will have the theme “Prayer”—the journal will also be accepting submissions on any other topic pertinent to the journal’s mission.

I sincerely hope that this new flexibility in submissions will encourage those who might have hesitated previously to write something for us. An academic journal dedicated explicitly and specifically to polytheist thought is something of value to the entire polytheist community. As for the academic format, many polytheists are consumers of academic literature, and I am of the opinion that if one can read it, one can write it. It often takes just a little effort to fashion an essay from a blog into something more rigorous that would be suitable for us; I encourage you to try.

What’s more, the journal is also going to be featuring book reviews regularly—there are three in the new issue. A book review is a fine way to grow more comfortable with an academic style of writing.

There are now a plethora of ways to get involved with Walking the Worlds.