Charles Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero
Charles Chic Cicero & Sandra Tabatha Cicero are, along with Adam Forrest, Chief Adepts of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. They are members of several Rosicrucian and Martinist organizations. Chic is a Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar in Florida. Tabatha is the Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana in America. They are two of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016), and are the authors of many books, including Self-Initiation in the Golden Dawn Tradition (Llewellyn, 1995), Secrets of a Golden Dawn Temple (1992), The Essential Golden Dawn: An Introduction to High Magic (2003), The Golden Dawn Magical Tarot (2000), The Babylonian Tarot (2006), and Tarot Talismans: Invoking the Angels of the Tarot (2006). They have also edited the Golden Dawn Journals, and edited and provided commentary for new editions of several of the classic works of their friend and mentor Israel Regardie.
Adam P. Forrest
Our resident editor Adam P. Forrest serves, along with Chic and Tabatha Cicero, as a Chief Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an office he has filled for more than 30 years. He is a priest of the Hermetic Fellowship, and, along with Isidora Forrest, a founding steward of that organization. He has been a ceremonial magician since he was a teenager and chalked his first Magic Circle and Triangle in the loft of an unused barn back in Tennessee. He is a Bakchos priest of Dionysos, and has also served as a priest of Hermēs-Thōth, Apollōn, Hekatē-Persephassa, Jēsous-Osiris, and his own Higher and Divine Genius. At the request of Israel Regardie, he contributed a ritual of evocation to The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic (Falcon Press, 1984). He has been a regular contributor of articles, rituals, and illustrations to the Golden Dawn Journals. He also contributed his translations of two of the Orphic Hymns to Written in Wine: A Devotional Anthology for Dionysos (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2008). He is the editor of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). Adam is by vocation a magus and priest, and by profession a graphic designer, illustrator, editor, and writer, and lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife, Isidora, and an ancient black cat.
M. Isidora Forrest
M. Isidora Forrest is a senior Adept of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn; a priestess of the international Fellowship of Isis; a Mænad for Dionysos; and a founder of the Hermetic Fellowship, a non-profit devoted to spiritual practice and education in the Western Esoteric Tradition. She has been devoted to Isis ever since the Goddess told her, in no uncertain terms, that she was not yet ready to be Her priestess. (Isidora respects a Goddess Who doesn’t coddle.) More than twenty years—and a lot of research, ritual, agony, and ecstasy—later, Isidora has earned the title of Prophetess in the House of Isis. She is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). She is the author of Isis Magic: Cultivating a Relationship with the Goddess of 10,000 Names (Abiegnus House, 2013; first ed. Llewellyn, 2001), and Offering to Isis: Knowing the Goddess through Her Sacred Symbols (Llewellyn, 2005), and a contributor of articles and rituals to the Golden Dawn Journal series of books edited by Chic and Tabatha Cicero. Isidora lives and works in the not-at-all-Egypt-like climate of the Pacific Northwest with her husband Adam Forrest, a black cat named Pyewacket, and both a Temple of Isis and a grape arbor sacred to Dionysos in the backyard. You may stay in touch with Isidora and her ongoing exploration of Isis through her blog at Isiopolis (isiopolis.com).
Frater Ashen Chassan / Bryan Garner
Frater Ashen Chassan is a practicing occultist and grimoric traditionalist who has been involved in Western ceremonial magic since 1999. His passions center on reproducing experiments from the Solomonic magical texts and exploring their effectiveness. His approach is based on a serious study of historic forms of magic and spirit communication. He is the author of his magnum opus Gateways Through Light and Shadow (Azoth Press, 2016), and is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). He is also the author of Gateways Through Stone and Circle (Nephilim Press, 2013). You may follow his blogs at Frater Ashen Chassan (ashenchassan.wordpress.com) and A Magician’s Workings (bryanashen.blogspot.com).
John Michael Greer
John Michael Greer currently serves as the Grand Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. He is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016), and is the translator of Giordano Bruno, On the Shadows of the Ideas (Azoth Press, 2017). He has also entered the field of fiction as the author of a new series of Lovecraftian novels, of which the first two, The Weird of Hali: Innsmouth and The Weird of Hali: Kingsport are currently available. He is the author of more than thirty other books on a wide range of subjects, including Paths of Wisdom: Cabala in the Western Tradition (Llewellyn, 1996); Inside A Magical Lodge: Group Ritual in the Western Tradition (Llewellyn, 1998); The Art And Practice Of Geomancy: Divination, Magic, and Earth Wisdom of the Renaissance (Weiser, 2009); The Druid Grove Handbook: A Guide to Ritual in the Ancient Order of Druids in America (Lorain Press, 2011); The Gnostic Celtic Church: A Manual and Book of Liturgy (Lorian Press, 2013); and After Progress: Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age (New Society Publishers, 2015). With Christopher Warnock, he translated The Picatrix: The Occult Classic of Astrological Magic (Adocentyn Press, 2010–11). He is also the editor of the new edition of Israel Regardie’s The Golden Dawn: The Original Account of the Teachings, Rites, and Ceremonies of the Hermetic Order (Llewellyn, 2016). He and Mark Anthony Mikituk are also the translators of Eliphas Lévi, The Doctrine and Ritual of High Magic: A New Translation (TarcherPerigee, 2017). He lives in Cumberland, Maryland, an old red brick mill town in the north central Appalachians, with his wife Sara. You may follow his blogs at The Well of Galabes: Reflections on Druidry, Magic, and Occult Philosophy (galabes.blogspot.com) and The Archdruid Report: Druid perspectives on nature, culture, and the future of industrial society (thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com).
Jeffrey S. Kupperman
Jeffrey S. Kupperman has studied Hermetics, Kabbalah, and the Western Mystery Tradition for more than 25 years, and is a hierarch of the Ekklesia Neoplatonismos Theourgia. He is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). He is also the author of Living Theurgy: A Course in Iamblichus’ Philosophy, Theology, and Theurgy (Avalonia, 2014), and the founder and publisher of the Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition (jwmt.org). He is currently working on his next projects, an illuminated Theurgist’s Book of Hours and High Magic in the Age of Steam. Jeffrey lives on the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, where he teaches philosophy and religious studies at local colleges, but also spends his time researching, writing, painting, and raising his two daughters. Not necessarily in that order. You may follow his blogs at A Thirteen Petalled Rose, A Cup of Blessing (cupofblessing.blogspot.com). and The Writer’s Tome (jeffreyskupperman.com).
Aaron Leitch has been a scholar and a spiritual seeker for nearly three decades. He is a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, the Gentlemen of Jupiter, and the academic Societas Magica. His writings cover a variety of fields including Enochiana, ancient Middle Eastern religion and mythology, Solomonic mysticism, Hermeticism and alchemy, Wicca and Neopaganism, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Thelema, angelology, Qabalah, African Diaspora religions, and hexcraft and hoodoo folk traditions. He is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). He is also the author of Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires: The Classical Texts of Magick Deciphered (Llewellyn, 2005), The Angelical Language, Volume I: The Complete History and Mythos of the Tongue of Angels and Volume II: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the Tongue of Angels (Llewellyn, 2010), and The Essential Enochian Grimoire: An Introduction to Angel Magick from Dr. John Dee to the Golden Dawn (Llewellyn, 2014). He has contributed to several anthologies, including At the Crossroads (Scarlet Imprint, 2012), Commentaries on the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls (Kerubim Press, 2013), and The Holy Guardian Angel (Nephilim Press, 2014), and is the editor of Ritual Offerings: Feeding Your Spirits, Empowering Your Magick (Nephilim Press, 2014). You may follow his blog at Ananael: The Secrets of Wisdom (aaronleitch.wordpress.com), and visit his website at The Aaron Leitch Homepage (kheph777.tripod.com).
Scott Michael Stenwick
Scott Michael Stenwick is a Thelemite and ritual magician, also known as Ananael Qaa, who has been practicing for more than 25 years. He has a degree in experimental psychology from Saint Olaf College, a well regarded Lutheran school that has a surprisingly good collection of Aleister Crowley’s work, and has been involved in Ordo Templi Orientis since 1995 and Masonry since 1997. He is also the author of the Mastering Enochian Magick series, which so far includes Mastering the Mystical Heptarchy (Pendraig Publishing: 2011) and Mastering the Great Table (Pendraig Publishing: 2013), and contributed to the anthology The Holy Guardian Angel (Nephilim Press: 2014). He is also the author of the novel Arcana (Pendraig Publishing: 2009). You may follow his blogs at Augoeides: Spiritual Technology for a New Aeon (ananael.blogspot.com) and Scott Michael Stenwick: Author and Esotericist (scottstenwick.wordpress.com).
Jake Stratton-Kent has been a practicing goetic magician for more than 40 years. He is one of the contributing authors of Liber Spirituum: A Compendium of Writings on Angels and Other Spirits in Modern Magick (Azoth Press, 2016). He is also the author of several books, including The Serpent Tongue: Liber 187 (Hadean Press, 2011); Goetic Liturgy (Hadean Press, 2015); and his Encyclopædia Goetica in three volumes: The True Grimoire (Scarlet Imprint, 2010), Geosophia: The Argo of Magic (Scarlet Imprint, 2010), and The Testament of Cyprian the Mage (Scarlet Imprint, 2014). He has also contributed to anthologies, including Diabolical (Scarlet Imprint, 2009), and has been an editor and contributor for Conjure Codex I (Hadean Press, 2011) and II (Hadean Press, 2013) .