Friends, I'm very proud to announce that my new book, John Dee and the Empire of Angels, will be released on April 17, 2018 by Inner Traditions. It will be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble (in store and online), through Indiebound and also directly through the publisher. You can find out more about the book at the John Dee and the Empire of Angels minisite.
This book is, at least at this point in my life, my masterpiece. It's 560 pages, hardback, and full of illustrations, diagrams, and color plates, including high-res images of the Enochian Watchtowers that I painstakingly re-assembled myself.
The book is a biography of John Dee, the alchemist who advised Queen Elizabeth I, created the plans for the British Empire, and even claimed that he spent almost a decade regularly communicating with angels, who gave him the secrets of the universe, and the original language that mankind spoke before the fall. But it's even more than that: It's the story of the Western magical tradition, the Enochian magick that John Dee transmitted, and the way these secret, underground currents have shaped history, from the birth of the Rosicrucians and Scottish Rite Freemasonry, to the genesis of modern science, to the founding of America, and even all the way to the creation of the United States space program. Beyond just John Dee, I do deep dives on Aleister Crowley, Victor Neuburg, Jack Parsons and Marjorie Cameron, in the process surfacing the details of exactly what "magick" is, and how it just might have built the modern world.
I'll be doing a lot of promotion for the book in the coming months, which you'll be hearing about soon. In the meantime, you can pre-order the book—it's already been #1 new release in the Magic Studies, Occultism and Philosopher Biographies sections on Amazon. And by the way, hardcover occult books sell out FAST these days, and quickly shoot up in value—I wish I could say it's because so many people want to read them, but it's because there is a thriving collector's and second-hand marketplace for hardcover occult books. So definitely snag one before they're gone and start commanding big resell prices (the first hardcover printing of Thee Psychick Bible was actually going for $1000 on Amazon at one point)!