May 2nd, 2013
My blog, Invocatio, was recently featured in the Societas Magica Newsletter. The article, by Laura Mitchell, is about Esoteric and Magical blogs. Mitchell said the blog posts at Invocatio, “are entertaining and informative and provide an interesting insight into a wide range of topics.”
You can read the whole piece here.
January 15th, 2013
I am thrilled to announce the website for the Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity, AncientEsotericism.org! This website was created by myself and Dr. Dylan Burns, and is intended as a resource for scholars and students of esoteric phenomena in the ancient world.
September 20th, 2012
I have been invited to join the Dean’s Circle of Student Scholars in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Sciences. This honor is given in recognition of academic achievement. I am greatly thankful for this recognition by the faculty. So, thank you.
August 21st, 2012
York University has awarded me a Continuing Student Scholarship!
The Continuing Student Scholarship is given to students who achieve “outstanding” levels of academic success. Yay!
June 9th, 2012
I was recently awarded the Israel Mida and Family Award for Excellence in Jewish Studies!
I am very grateful to Professor Eric Lawee, who put me forward for this honour, and to Israel Mida and his family for sponsoring the award. Thank you so much for this kind and generous acknowledgement of my hard work.
April 24th, 2012
I am a bit shocked and awesome-ified to learn that someone has included my theory of Aleister Crowley’s authorship of the Book of the Law on the Wikipedia page for Liber AL vel Legis. I hope that the debate on this important text continues to be examined by scholars and others.
April 19th, 2012
Grades are in for the 2011-2012 school year. I’m proud to announce that I received an A+ in all of my courses!
January 22, 2012
The Loyal Opposition to Modernity blog featured an interview with me as part of its religious ethnography series. In the interview, I discuss my personal views on spirituality, the value of invented traditions, and the intersection of esotericism and academia. You can read that interview here.
November 18, 2011
I recently joined the Golden Key International Honour Soicety. Membership in this academic organization is invitation only and means that one’s academic performance is in the top 15% of their program. Huzzah!