Though Protestant Christian by ethnicity, I am professionally confused by South Asian religions, and I am generally confused by the paranormal catalysts that drive religious experiences.
The journey to knowledge and mastery is never complete, guided by questions whose answers create further questions. Certainties grasped rarely last as new data emerge. Methodologically, I juxtapose textual and historical data to generate insights; insights shape research, distilled into argument; argument supported by evidence is scholarship. My research archives span Sanskrit, Hindi, and Tibetan language sources affiliated with tantra in Śaivisms, Jainisms, Buddhisms, and Islams.
My longtime practice of eclectic esoteric traditions East and West informs a rabid curiosity about pragmatic ritual actions—i.e., magic rituals—that manipulate the material world and shape human experiences; events in ritual microcosms alter drama enfolding in the world. Focusing primarily on magic tantras, especially the Uḍḍ-corpus, I translate actions, ingredients, and results to reveal social history, material cultures, and transactional relationship with deities. Magic rituals exist in all religious traditions, but I primarily focus on Hinduisms and Jainisms; that said, ritual analogues from the Hellenistic world, medieval Europa, and contemporary occultism shape my interpretations.
I am available for public speaking, university teaching, professional editing services, and tarot reading. I provide free consultations for tattoos utilizing Tibetan and South Asian scripts.
This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and uncover your potential. Where you discover the work you’re moved to do—then use it to transform our world.
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