Category Archives: Writing Notes

What is Neopaganism?

One of the projects left unfinished when Isaac passed away was a book on Neopaganism. He and I had discussed my finishing it for him, and after talking to the publisher, I’m ready to go ahead with it. As I … Continue reading

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What’s happening in late June 2008

I am currently working on two books: a full-length work on the laws of magic for Llewellyn Worldwide and a guide to Neopaganism for Red Wheel/Weiser (both coming out in 2010). While I own a lot of books on these … Continue reading

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Pushing back the tide with a broom

I just spent a couple of hours in what was probably a futile effort over at Amazon.com to write comments about dozens of glowing reviews of a really, really, really bad book about Druidism. I stopped after realizing that I … Continue reading

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Judging Reviews

As I mentioned in a comment to a ludicrous review (at Amazon.com) of “The Pagan Man” last year, “Like most authors, I am used to people reading my books carelessly, then criticizing them for content that isn’t really there.” Lately … Continue reading

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Initiation Experiences

I have an essay on our website called Varieties of Initiatory Experience, which we are thinking of expanding into a full-length book. Every now and then we meet people with truly mind-blowing stories of initiations they have experienced. It occurred … Continue reading

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New book coming in 2010: The Laws of Magic!

I have just signed the contract with Llewellyn Worldwide for an entire book about The Laws of Magic: from Antiquity to the Quantum Age! The most revolutionary chapter in Real Magic will be expanded to a book-length discussion of the … Continue reading

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Henry Boenning’s Cat

Behavioral Profiling vs. Associating Symbols/Religions with Crimes

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The Importance of Amazon Book Reviews

A few days ago I indulged myself by googling to see how many reviews of The Pagan Man had been posted online. I was astounded that over 1,000 had been posted… Continue reading

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