The Nightshirt Sightings, Portents, Forebodings, Suspicions

Archive for 2008

The Annunciation (pt. 1)

Sunday, 20 January, 2008

When I agreed to write on Hermetic philosophy for “The Nightshirt,” I never intended to discuss my accumulated knowledge of seduction, like those sites that teach shy young men “how to talk to girls.” My seduction art I teach on the other site. Yet there are numerous points of contact between Hermes’ teachings and the […]

Juniper of Pistoia (or, sex and the art of memory)

Saturday, 12 January, 2008

Lately I’m obsessed with Peter of Ravenna. All the histories on the art of memory mention him as the first profit-minded memory wizard to actually write a popular manual on the subject (late in the 15th century) — a book aimed at regular people trying to get ahead in business, law, or whatever. His book, […]