James Wasserman is a lifelong student of religion and spiritual development. His writings and editorial efforts maintain a focus on spirituality, creative mythology, secret societies, history, religion, and politics. He is a passionate advocate of individual liberty. An admirer of the teachings of Aleister Crowley, he has played a key role in numerous seminal publications of the Crowley literary corpus. A book designer by trade, Jim is the owner of Studio 31. He is married with two children.
In 2009, he participated in an address to the National Press Club with Brother Akram Elias. The occasion was the publication of Dan Brown’s book The Lost Symbol. Jim’s portion of the talk may be found on Youtube. In it, he expresses both the truths of esoteric symbolism and the beauty of America’s Masonic heritage.
Normandi Ellis , author of ten books; her translations from the Egyptian hieroglyphs, Awakening Osiris, is a spiritual classic; past president of the National Association of Poetry Therapy Foundation. She has worked with Jean Houston’s Mystery School. In 2011 she co published Invoking the Scribes of Ancient Egypt, a text on how to write spiritual autobiography, which was generated by a class of students who wrote, meditated and sailed down the Nile with her in 2009. In July 2012, Bear & Co publishes Imagining the World into Existence, her treatise on expanding states of consciousness as glimpsed through Egyptian myth and Christian Gnosticism.
She and Nicki Scully lead trips to Egypt through Shamanic Journeys. Normandi has also received a number of writing awards and fellowships for her fiction, including awards from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and Writers Voice of America. In 2011 she published her third collection of short fiction, Going West. She and her husband run the PenHouse Retreat Center near Frankfort, Kentucky.
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