Publications

In Heretic, Issue 6, 2015.

Forthcoming

‘Thigh of Iron, Thigh of Gold: On Alchemy, Astrology, and Animated Statues’.
Accepted for publication in a forthcoming anthology by Three Hands Press, 2017.

 

In Print

The Leaf of Immortality. Limited edition of 108 signed copies, Auckland: Rubedo Press, 2017.

‘The Juncture of Transcendence and Concretion: Symbolique in René Schwaller de Lubicz’.
In Lux in Tenebris: The Visual and the Symbolic in Western Esotericism, 296–333, edited by Peter J. Forshaw, Leiden: Brill, 2017.

‘The Alchemy of Desire: The Metaphysics of Eros in René Schwaller de Lubicz (A Study of Adam l’homme rouge)’. In Octagon II: The Quest for Wholeness, Mirrored in a Library Dedicated to Religious Studies, Philosophy and Esotericism in Particular, edited by H. Thomas Hakl, Gaggenau: Scientia Nova, 2016.

‘Curiouser and Mercuriouser: Ruminations on a Hermetic Retrograde’, The Astrological Journal, May–June, 2016. [Read online]

‘The War Between Symbolists and Egyptologists: René Schwaller de Lubicz in Egypt: 1936-1951’.
The Heretic, Issue 6, 2015. 

Diaphany: A Journal and Nocturne, volume 1.
Edited by Aaron Cheak, Sabrina Dalla Valle, and Jennifer Zahrt, Auckland: Rubedo Press: 2015.

‘Rendering Darkness and Light Present: Jean Gebser and the Principle of Diaphany’, in Diaphany: A Journal and Nocturne, volume 1 (Auckland: Rubedo Press: 2015).

The Call of Fire: The Hermetic Quest of Rene Schwaller de Lubicz; A Bio-Bibliographic Study’.
In ClavisJournal of Occult Arts, Letters, and Experience, Volume 3, December, 2014.

‘The Gnosis of  Dr Aaron Cheak’.
In The Quest for Gnosis: Spirituality without Dogma, by Gabriel D. Roberts, 2014.

Alchemical Traditions: From Antiquity to the Avant-Garde
Edited by Aaron Cheak. Numen Books, 2013.
684 pp; 40 illustrations.

‘Introduction to Part One: Circumambulating the Alchemical Mysterium
Chapter 1. ‘The Perfect Black: Egypt and Alchemy’
Chapter 4. ‘Taking from Water to Fill in Fire: The History and Dynamics of Daoist Alchemy’
‘Introduction to Part Two: On the Origins and Nature of European Alchemy’
Chapter 7. ‘The Alchemical Khiasmos: Counter-Stretched Harmony and Divine Self-Perception’ (co-authored with Sabrina Dalla Valle)
Chapter 13. ‘Agent of All Mutations: Metallurgical, Biological and Spiritual Evolution in the Alchemy of René Schwaller de Lubicz’
Full Table of Contents here.

Waters Animating and Annihilating: Apotheosis by Drowning in the Greek Magical Papyri
In Occult Traditions, edited by D. Z. Lycourinos, Numen Books, 2012.

Magic Through the Linguistic Lenses of Indo-European Mag[h], Greek Magos, Sanskrit Maya, and Pharaonic Egyptian Heka
Journal for the Academic Study of Magic 2, 2004. 

Hindu Ubermenschen:  Cosmology and Ideology of Tantric Self-Deification
Khthonios: A Journal for the Study of Religion, 1, 2003.


Theses

Light Broken Through the Prism of Life: René Schwaller de Lubicz and the Hermetic Problem of Salt
PhD Dissertation: University of Queensland, 2011. 

The Magus and the Mirror: An Intellectual History of the Magical Imagination
Honours Thesis: University of Queensland, 2004.