Sam Webster

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Sam Webster, PHD, M.Div., Mage, hails from the Bay Area and has been teaching magick publicly since 1984. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 1993 and earned his doctorate at the University of Bristol, UK, studying Pagan history under Prof. Ronald Hutton. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn, a cofounder of the Chthonic-Ouranian Templar order, and an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions. His work has been published in journals such as Green Egg and Gnosis, and 2010 saw his first book Tantric Thelema, establishing the publishing house Concrescent Press, and writes the At the Herm blog on Patheos. In 2001 he founded the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn and in 2013 founded the Pantheon Foundation. Sam serves the Pagan community as a priest of Hermes.Sam has authored a number of articles and essays on occult and Pagan topics, publishing both online and in periodicals such as Green Egg, Mezlim, Gnosis and PanGaea. Many of his essays on Pagan Dharma and Thelema have also been made available online. In 2001, he was one of a number of Neopagans interviewed in Modern Pagans — An Investigation of Contemporary Pagan Ritual, a feature article in the counter-cultural journal RE/Search

Features contributed to The Witches' Almanac:

Collect the Whole Set... of Gods, The Witches’ Almanac 2017, p. 15


Constellation, 1984.
Abyss and Back, 1988.
A metaphor is something like a bucket, 1988.
What's Crowley got to do with Thelema, Anyway?, 1988.
The Rite of the Milk of the Stars, 1990.
"The Spell of Ra-Hoor-Khuit" in Mezlim, Beltane 1990.
"The House of Khabs" in Mezlim, Samhain, 1991.
The Star Child, 1991.
Process in the Symbolic Re-Creation of the World, 1992.
Rite of Passage Structure in the Japanese Accession Ceremonies, 1992.
Changing Society through Ritual, 1993.
What is Polytheism and how I became Polytheistic, 1993.
"Working Polytheism" in Gnosis #28, Spring 1993.[1]
The World as Lover Working, 1993.
"Structural Implications in the Sepherot", 1994.
"Pagan Dharma" in Gnosis #39, Spring, 1996.
The Bones of Sex and Spirit, 1996.
"Why I call Myself Pagan", 1999 in Reclaiming Quarterly [3]
"Pagan Dharma 2" in PanGaea, 1999.
A Thelemic Ganachakra, 2001.
Entering the Buddhadharma, 2002.
Preliminary notes towards an understanding of the Neophyte Hall in the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn., 2002.
Towards a General Theory of Divination, 2002.
Ritual, Magick & How Pagans will Save the World, 2004.
The Pagan Agenda, 2005.
Tantric Thelema, Concrescent Press (2010) ISBN 978-0-9843729-0-4

Sam's website can be found here

Visit Concrescent Press here

Visit Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn here

Visit Pantheon Foundation here

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