The revised edition of The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolution in the Modern Age is now available.
Besides minor changes throughout the book, it includes
- More on Aleister Crowley and Sufism,
- More about early 18th century Freemasonry and Islam,
- An appendix on Julius Evola, Islam, and Rightism, and
- An appendix on al-Qaeda’s one-time leader Osama bin Laden and why Manly P. Hall’s Secret Teachings of All Ages was included among his collection of books.
Among other booksellers, the revised edition of The Crescent and the Compass is available from Amazon.com here.
A recent talk, by me, on Freemasonry, Islam, Traditionalism, and spirituality. Some of the figures mentioned include Rene Guenon, Julius Evola, Aleksandr Dugin,and Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad.
Whether you’re a Muslim or not, this is an important video discussing different groups, with different views, living together and having mutual respect for each other. The video also looks at interpretation in Islam.
Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad speaks on “Riding the Tiger of Modernity” at the Cambridge Muslims College.
A few months ago the highly interesting and eclectic New Dawn magazine asked me to write on aspects of Islam for one of its special issues.
Now released, the special issue includes several articles by me, including on Islam’s “end of days” myth, and on the US Islamic-Punk movement, Taqwacore, inspired by Michael Muhammad Knight’s novel The Taqwacores.
New Dawn magazine has been in print for over 25 years.
You can visit the website here.
Quest magazine, which focuses on spirituality and religion, has published a chapter from my book The Crescent and The Compass, though very slightly edited for it.
The chapter has been published in the Spring issue of Quest and is on Prince Charles, Islam and Traditionalism — the spiritual school or philosophy initiated by Rene Guenon.
Quest magazine is edited by author Richard Smoley.