Joseph William Marek
CreateSpace, 2017. Paperback. Second Edition, revised and expanded. 300 pages. Brand new print on demand. Ships from USA.
Hierophant’s Task covers the three Major Creative Periods in the Author’s Career: Section One covers the years 1974-1981 and begins half-way through the Author’s College years and ends with his first marriage. Material represented here includes artwork, poetry, fiction and essays – and yes, this section has references to magick in the fiction. Section Two covers the years 1988-1993 (the period between the author’s marriages). This period covers his time in a major Magical Order in which he was the editor/publisher of that humble little journal, The Solstice. Contents from this period include essays, artwork and poetry concerned with Ceremonial Magick, Thelema and Aleister Crowley. Section Three covers the years 2007-the present, and chronicles the years the author worked on his Adeptus Exemptus Thesis (and a few other projects); included here are many essays, plus artwork and poetry; again, they primarily cover Magick, Thelema and Crowley. There is no Seeker who could not benefit from the contents of this volume.
Joseph William Marek’s adoptive parents raised him as a Roman Catholic and during his teenage years he wanted HEYsus to deliver him from his teenage angst. Obviously He didn’t. So by his college years he was a complete cynic; he didn’t believe in anything. This is when he met his first-and-only earthly/material magical teacher. He drifted away from the practice. During his first marriage he must have had some kind of spiritual yearning for he listened to Mormon tapes, studied with Jehovah’s Witnesses, listened to theology programs on the radio, and eventually became the superintendent of a United Methodist Sunday School. All this ended with his first divorce! As far as he can recall the date, sometime during the autumn of 1988 he read The Book of the Law for the very first time. When he came to the line “Ra-Hoor-Khuit hath taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods” he had his first major spiritual experience. He heard heavenly trumpets blowing and angelic choirs singing. It was an awe-inspiring experience. He has been a Thelemite ever since. He has never looked back!
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