A Member of the Ashé Family

I am saddened to learn of the passing of a member of the Ashé extended family a few weeks ago. Gail Gutradt devoted the past decade of her life working with the orphans at Wat Opot, a refuge for those infected with or orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Cambodia. She...

NOLA Zazen

by Sven Davisson The Zendo near our house in Maine the sound of the han echoes off trees and hill and large rock where Gato-Roshi’s ashes lie. The songs of birds chattering and trilling to each other the mournful coo-ah coo of a pair of doves and the cutting...

Remind Me

by Sven Davisson Visiting Allen Ginsberg’s Beat snapshots at the National Gallery of Art an unanticipated sadness black crows circle out of mind grainy blackandwhite ghosts of my own childhood the skeleton of time reminds me hours spent discussing Shelley’s ‘Ode to the Westwind’ as breath machine Ozymandias and...

An Esoteric Roundup

In Ashé’s hiatus several remarkable works of modern occult publishing have made their way to my desk. I would be remorsefully remiss if I did not acknowledge, with gratitude, the kindness of the publishers for sending them to the Journal. The Dragon Book of Essex Andrew Chumbley (XOANON, 2014)...