Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition
No. 15, Vol. 2. Autumnal Equinox 2008


J. S. Kupperman

Editorial Staff
J. S. Kupperman
Frater L.
Samuel Scarborough

Web Design and Development
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Vincent Bridges
Teresa Burns
David Harrington
J. S. Kupperman
Samuel Scarborough
Dean F. Wilson

The Cover Art: - Abracadabra!

Kind of says it all, doesn't it?

Magic Ritual as Language - An Essay
by J. S. Kupperman
Magical ritual has many of design features of human language. This essay explores some of those essential similarities.

William Shakespeare's Green Garland

Was William Shakespeare part of the magical and espionage circle that included John Dee and Edward Kelley? The Hermetic references throughout Shakespeare's plays have made many esotericists feel certain there had to be a direct connection, but what was it? These articles argue that the connection can best be found by understanding the "green language" and alchemical symbols in both men's work, and connecting them to Dee and Kelley's enigmatic friend and courier, "Francis Garland."


Francis Garland, William Shakespeare and John Dee's Green Language
by Teresa Burns

Concerning the Philosophers Stone
by Sir Edward Kelley

Concerning Ed. Kelley's Poem
by Teresa Burns

Angels in the DNA: The Emerald Modem and Dr. Dee's Ophanic Language
by Vincent Bridges
"Language," Fulcanelli tells us, "the instrument of the spirit, has a life of its own - even though it is only a reflection of the universal Idea." This Gnostic meta-linguistic mysticism is the core of illumination itself; the language of light emitted and received by the DNA may be the original of all languages, the ultimate language of initiation. Could the Ophanic be the "computer code" that unlocks the meme?


Book Reviews
Real Alchemy: A Primer of Practical Alchemy - review by Samuel Scarborough
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Alchemy - review by Samuel Scarborough
Through the Looking Glass - review by J. S. Kupperman


Poetry and Fiction
290 Days - David Harrington
Leshon ha-Qodesh - Dean F. Wilson


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