In this month’s GnosticNYC lecture at CRS (held May 20), Fr. Anthony Silvia (@AnthonySilvia), Bishop Thomas Langley (@tauthomas), and Juan Ramirez (http://cargocollective.com/juanramirez) discussed some practices that are available to modern Gnostics to help move you along the path of Gnosis. Among the techniques discussed are: prayers, the liturgy of the hours, meditation, hesychasm and the Jesus Prayer, lectio divina, centering prayer, the liturgical calendar and much more!
July GnosticNYC Meetup
It wasn’t just the Puritans who came to America to escape religious persecution. There were also Rosicrucians in America long before we became a nation. Greg Kaminsky, host of the Occult of Personality podcast, will tell us about the fascinating history of the region and the occult significance of these early settlers.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm at CRS
Greg Kaminsky is the host/producer of the Occult of Personality podcast (http://www.occultofpersonality.net), an illuminist, a Freemason, and a scholar of Western esoteric traditions. His desire to create Occult of Personality podcast in 2006 began with a life-long desire to learn more about ancient civilizations, world religions, symbolism, and the underlying hidden wisdom which they contain, but only convey to those with eyes to see. With well over 100 episodes completed and thousands of listeners every week, the podcast continues to grow in popularity and prestige.
As an initiate of a magickal order of antiquity, Greg is a Qabalist, intimately familiar with Tarot and inner Alchemy. In 2007, he began working with Points Chauds, facilitated by Tau Allen Greenfield and a group of illumists near Atlanta, Georgia. In 2008, he became a student of yoga and qi-gong. In 2010, Greg was raised as a Master Mason and he continues to explore Freemasonry in both the York and Scottish Rites. In 2011, he trained in Reiki. In addition to the extensive research required for every episode of the show, Greg is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Medieval studies at Harvard University Extension School. With esoteric pursuits that derive from both the East and West, and a passion to understand their historical and philosophical origins, he brings a unique and eclectic perspective to the modern esoteric landscape.
Greg lives with his wife, Olga, their two children, three cats, and his oversized library in Peabody, Massachusetts.