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Hermetic Vision in the Martial Arts

This morning I had an email conversation with my friend John (name changed to protect anonymity).  If you have any interest at all in Hermeticism or the martial arts I think you’ll find it interesting. If you fell into my rabbit … Continue reading

Dangerous Disconnections (and Your WOD)

I find it refreshing and downright beautiful that two very different writers  — an American poet writing in English about the origin of culture and an Estonian-Russian mystic writing in French about Christian Hermeticism — could express (from very different perspectives of course) … Continue reading

Faith vs. Works: Alchemy in The Walking Dead

“Faith without works is dead,” it says on the wall of the church in this past Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead  (Season 6, Episode 9). Together then, they are alive indeed. To have faith is to look upward and … Continue reading

Of the Secret Compass and the Rosy Cross

What started all of this was a post by Freeman about what is and is not occult, about what is healthy and what is not healthy about literalism and symbolism (by the way, Freeman is a very learned fellow, and if you … Continue reading

Your Spiritual Evolution Starts Now

We learned in elementary school that about 400 million years ago there were fish who desired to avail themselves of food that was only available on land.  These fish started scooting around in the mud using their flippers.  It took … Continue reading

A New Offer and Your O2Max WOD

  Stay tuned for the WOD that follows this special offer because it is a real beauty.  Seriously. But first… From now until January 1st 2016, if you sign up for the Cabal Fang Distance Learning Program,  which is only … Continue reading

The Hermetic Mysteries of Christmas

I’m about half way through Meditations on the Tarot: A Journey Into Christian Hermeticism.  This is a very deep and esoteric book, one that deserves a full review when I’m done.  For the time being, suffice to say that it is … Continue reading

The Hermetic Formula (and a WOD)

What is Hermeticism, and why should we care? Hermeticism is a spiritual philosophy that claims to be the perennial philosophy, the Ageless and Primordial Wisdom.  Based on an ancient document known as The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus, whose most … Continue reading


To use a weapon effectively you must allow yourself to fully bond with it.  This process is like the formation of a very dear friendship.  Associates influence you as much as you influence them, therefore you you must get to … Continue reading

Cabal Fang, State of the Art

In 2008 I had an idea.  I could, based on my training in martial arts, hermeticism, mysticism and initiatory practice, found a new Western martial art unlike anything the world had ever known.  I thought it over long and hard.  … Continue reading