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don arp

DON ARP JR.

Don Arp, Jr., has an M.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. with Highest Distinction in History, both from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a Certificate in Forensic Science from North Central State College in Mansfield, Ohio. Don is published in several fields and has had his work cited in three textbooks and a New York Times bestseller. In 2007, his work as a volunteer civilian consultant and historian of U.S. military operations, especially those in post-Hurricane Katrina Louisiana, was recognized with the U.S. Army Commander’s Award for Public Service.

raghupati bhatt

RAGHUPATI BHATT

Prof. Raghupati Bhatt has written for a number of newspapers, including the Navhind Times where he has written a number of articles on the history of India and the Mahabharata. Originally from Kolhapur, he has now resides in Goa. He was the Associate Professor at G. V. M’s College, Ponda-Goa. Rhagupati Bhatt has he also taught English and written work on the Ramayana.

Aaron Cheak

AARON CHEAK

Aaron Cheak, PhD, teaches the history of Eastern and Western alchemies at the University of Philosophical Research. He received his doctorate in Religious Studies from the University of Queensland in 2011 for his thesis on René Schwaller de Lubicz. Dr. Aaron Cheak has published and presented on topics ranging from the Greek Magical Papyri to the phenomenology of consciousness, and has concentrated on integral and hermetic philosophy. Outside the academy, Aaron Cheak has been trained in the preparation of spagyric elixirs at the Paracelsus College, and is a practitioner within the Nyingma and Kagyu lineages of Vajrayana Buddhism.

ALEXANDER JACOB

ALEXANDER JACOB

Alexander Jacob was born in Madras, India, and obtained his Master’s in English Literature from the University of Leeds and his Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from the Pennsylvania State University. His publications include: De Naturae Natura: A Study of Idealistic Conceptions of Nature and the Unconscious,  Ātman: A Reconstruction of the Solar Cosmology of the Indo-Europeans, Brahman: A Study of the Solar Rituals of the Indo-Europeans, The Grail: Two Studies, Nobilitas: A Study of European Aristocratic Philosophy from Ancient Greece to the Early Twentieth Century.

damon zacharias lycourinos

DAMON ZACHARIAS LYCOURINOS

Damon Zacharias Lycourinos has an academic background in the fields of anthropology, religious studies, and philosophy from the University of Wales, Lampeter, the University of Oxford, and the University of Cambridge. He is currently engaged in a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in the areas of anthropology and religious studies exploring the meanings and weavings of ritual and magic in the West, both from diachronic and synchronic perspectives, with specific emphasis on the phenomenology of the ritual body. He currently resides in Britain, but when not he can be found in Athens or on the volcanic island of Thira overlooking the Aegean.

Julies Howard Hobson

JULIEGH HOWARD-HOBSON

Juleigh Howard-Hobson has been named a Million Writers Award “Notable Story” writer, and nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Her work has appeared in such places as Heathen Harvest, Idunna, Hex Magazine, New Witch, Black Gnosis, The Runestone Journal, Enchanted Conversation, Heathen Call,  The Journal for Contemporary Heathen ThoughtPrimordial Traditions (Numen Books), Northern Traditions (Numen Books), and Mandragora (Scarlett Imprint). She lives in the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA, on a homestead beside a dark forest.

Abhir Taha

ABIR TAHA

Thinker, poet, diplomat, holder of a postgraduate degree in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University in Paris, Abir Taha is the author of several books in English. Versed in philosophy and spirituality, Abir Taha has a particular interest in Nietzschean thought, theosophy, Western and Eastern esotericism and mysticism. The author espouses a pantheistic, holistic vision of the world based on the eternal principles of the Naturreligion, the Religion of Nature which views God as immanent in nature and in man. Taha believes that the fulfilment of the Divine is life’s ultimate purpose and man’s highest vocation.

Gwendolyn Taunton

GWENDOLYN TAUNTON

Gwendolyn Taunton is a  recipient of the Ashton Wylie Award for Literary Excellence. The Ashton Wylie Award for literature is one of the largest monetary awards for literature in New Zealand. Following a series of major earthquakes which afflicted her place of residence in 2010-2011, Gwendolyn Taunton relocated back to her native soil in Australia. Gwendolyn Taunton holds a Masters in Religious Studies and has a strong interest in  Hinduism, Buddhism and European Traditions. Gwendolyn is also a graphic designer, and when not creating literature or digital art, she can be found traversing the Australian wilderness and has a particular interest in native reptiles and parrots.

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