ON MAGIC, MIRACLE, THE SOUL, AND THE WORKS OF MAN
I have now either written, created, or started writing all of the books that shall be included in my Paths of the Great Man series of non-fiction books.
There will of course be the three main and general books: The Christian Hero (or Knight), the Christian Wizard (or Magi), and the Christian Saint.
Then there will be the specific texts and works addressing specific ideas, ideals, virtues, and capabilities.
These texts will include:
The Psychinosis – On the Operations of the Soul-Image
The Psychokon – Psikonic (Soul Image) or Psychodynamic Powers
THEOPHOTOS – God Light or Light Work (On the Fundamental Principles of Theurgy and Thaumaturgy)
THE THEURGICON – on Theurgical Theosis
THAUMAPHIA – The Wisdom of Miracles
I have made amazing progress on some of these books, good progress on others, and have barely begun a couple.
I have also started work on a very, very basic primer on the subject matters and principles discussed in these series of books and what they mean and what I mean by employing terms like Magic, Psuchos, Theurgy (God Work), Thaumaturgy (Wonder or Miracle or Marvel), etc. (Generally I mean these terms by their ancient or early Christian meanings and denotations not their later Medieval and modern connotations (such as witchcraft and sorcery). Almost all magic in the ancient and early Christian world was in actuality Divine or religious magic, not as the Medievals and moderns saw/see it as a “force or power – a la the Force in Star Wars” in and of itself. Though that is kind of unfair to the Medievals who did not believe in natural forces of Nature as separate from God as only the moderns see these things.
Plus I suspect I have a very different definition of things like Magic and Psyche (based on early Christian and ancient writings and ideas) than do most people today.
Anyway that is the progress I have made so far.
In any case my intention is to create a set of practical works whereby the Christian layman can parallel the training and work of priests and pastors in their own lives and in the lives of those around them.
But more to the point to better replicate the works (mundane, theurgical, and thaumaturgical) of the early Apostles and Disciples.
I love how you keep us all in the loop about your books. A little mystery is good but I am glad it is not all mystery.
Thanks. I appreciate that.