Corpus Hermeticum

Perhaps no other term in the study of Western Esotericism is as messy as the term “Hermeticism.” Roughly speaking, the category has at its base a collection of texts preserved together, called collectively the Corpus Hermeticum. This collection is part of a series of texts that have come down through the ages from late antiquity…

Dictionnaire Infernal

The Dictionnaire Infernal (English: Infernal Dictionary) is a book on demonology, organised in hellish hierarchies. It was written by Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy and first published in 1818. There were several editions of the book, but perhaps the most famous is the edition of 1863, in which sixty-nine illustrations were added to the…

Stephen O Malley, Oren Ambarchi & Randall Dunn create Shade Themes From Kairos

Shade Themes From Kairos is a new iteration of the dream for all the guitar freaks out there, bringing together a couple of singular players together, just to see what happens. In this case, the players were old friends and collaborators Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O’Malley, playing in a space engineered and co-populated by Randall Dunn. The Shade album began in 2009, when Belgian filmmaker Alexis…

Folklore and culture

Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and so forth within a particular population comprising the traditions (including oral traditions) of that culture, subculture, or group. It is also the set of practices through which those expressive genres are shared. The academic and…