Academic papers

The Unity of Being

The Unity of Being: Neo-Platonic Conceptions and Interpretations of Early Islamic Cosmogony and Cosmology as Evidenced in the Writings of Ibn Arabi By special request, I have posted my M.A. Dissertati...

The Picatrix

Introduction: The Picatrix (P) is perhaps best known as a manual for occultist talismanic magic based on astrological principals. Based primarily on the lunar mansions, a theoretical understanding of ...

The Disenchantment of Modernity and The Re-enchantment of the Cosmos

Introduction: Charles Taylor believes that within our current culture there is a sense of deterioration among people, which can be felt deeply, though rarely brings itself to be articulated except by ...

Astrology’s Connection to Archetypal Psychology

Introduction: This paper will explore the historical, contemporary, and theoretical connections between archetypal psychology and psychological astrology. Some questions for exploration include: What ...

Mars: The Sacred Masculine Within

The image I chose to examine is the simple glyphic image representing Mars. My thesis is that this image is a sacred representation of our own masculine energy. It is worthy of our attention, cultivat...

Love Is

Love is a subject that humanity has struggled to understand, as long as there have been writers. Love can elicit a profound emotional response from those who experience it, and it can also move people...

Inanna’s Descent

“He gave me truth He gave me descent into the underworld He gave me ascent from the underworld He gave me the kurgarra” -Inanna and the God of Wisdom (6). The above passage translates Sumerian cuneifo...

Jung and Individuation

In informal conversations with Professors at Ryerson University, one gets the impression that Jung is certainly a fringe aspect of the academic look at psychology. Though many psychologists and philos...