About The Speaker
P.D. Newman is an independent researcher and lecturer. He is the author of the books, Alchemically Stoned: The Psychedelic Secret of Freemasonry, Angels in Vermilion: The Philosophers' Stone From Dee to DMT, and the forthcoming title, Day Trips and Night Flights: Anabasis, Katabasis, and Entheogenic Ekstasis in Myth and Rite.
About The Presentation
Parmenides, Empedokles, and De Nerval’s Masonic Legend - An alternative version of Freemasonry’s Hiramic legend, first recorded in Gérard de Nerval’s book, Voyage en Orient (1851), is shown to possess a number of structural and symbolic similarities to a) legends surrounding certain of the Presocratics—most notably the death of Presocratic philosopher and poet, Empedokles—and b) De Nerval’s own decline
About His Latest Book
Once considered the "Holy Grail" of hallucinogens, over the last quarter century, DMT has entered the public mind like never before. No longer a taboo topic to be discussed in the hushed tones among an esoteric elite, P.D. Newman's Angels In Vermillion traces the secret lineage of transmission, beginning with Elizabethan alchemists, Dr. John Dee and Sir Edward Kelley, winding through the Royal Society and Masonic fraternity, and leading all the way up to the nineteenth century occult revival - and beyond. Fathoming Hell and soaring angelic, Newman leaves no stone unturned in his quest to uncover the hidden, hallucinatory history of the "Spirit Molecule," DMT.
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