Hermetica Review, News, and Your WOD

Last night I finished one of the best books I’ve read in recent memory.  Hermetica: The Greek Corpus Hermeticum and the Latin Asclepius in a New English Translation, with Notes and Introduction by Brian P. Copenhaver is the definitive translation of the Corpus Hermeticum, and  must read for any serious student of religion, mysticism, magic or philosophy.  Read my Goodreads review here, then go buy a copy here.

And today I hit a milestone — 2,000 book downloads!  I can’t believe that my stuff is this popular.  I mean, I can believe it.  It’s kind of a fact, and why shouldn’t I be able to attract 2,000 downloads?  I work hard and I take my craft seriously.  It’s just that, even if you assume some people have read more than one of my titles, there must be something like a thousand people reading my books.  No, it’s not that it’s unbelievable exactly, it just makes me a little woozy to be out in front of that many people.  And it makes me happy.  So I just want to say thanks to my readers for…


Now here’s your Cabal Fang WOD.  You’re going to hate me for this one — when you get done you’ll be panting like a Labrador at a tennis ball chasing contest!

  • PTDICE: AMSAYC in 10 mins of 4 Hop/Clap Push-ups and 8 Jump Squats (I got 18 sets).
  • Rest 1 minute and then complete Grappling Conditioner #1 (If you’re unfamiliar, details here)
  • Rest 1 minute and then Bike or Run 6 x 3:00/1:00 (pace for the 3:00, sprint for the 1:00).





5 responses to “Hermetica Review, News, and Your WOD

  1. That’s exciting! I got this a little while back, but haven’t dived in yet. Very happy to know it’s well worth it.

    • Robert Mitchell

      Oh, you’re gonna love it! Have you read anything by Gary Lachman? I had a fun conversation with him on his blog the other day, and now have three of his books in my queue. 1. The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus: From Ancient Egypt to the Modern World 2. The Caretakers of the Cosmos: Living Responsibly in an Unfinished World 3. The Secret Teachers of the Western World. (BTW, you may know Gary Lachman as Gary Valentine, one of the founding members of the band Blondie.)

      • Wow! Love that last fact, very cool! I do have ‘The Quest’, but will have to add those to the growing list of books I must devour. I’ll check out his blog, sounds like a fellow thinker. 🙂
        Thank you!

  2. Richard Mitchell

    Congrats on the 2000 downloads. Love the home movies.

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