My blog: Ars Osthanea https://arsosthanea.blog/
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<h1>About</h1>
<blockquote>Ahoy, and welcome to my blog! I built this blog as a place where I plan to put some of my thoughts and findings about sorcery, mysticism, alchemy, and the occult more generally.</blockquote>
<h2>What is Osthanea?</h2>
<p>My interests are pretty eclectic; ranging from Hermetic Qabalah, Jewish Kabbala, Neoplatonism, Sufism, Alchemy, Geomancy, to Tibetan Buddhism, and the Gurdjieff Work just to name a few; so my current worldview didn&#39;t really fit any of the preexisting categories... That&#39;s when I found out about the group of pseudepigraphical &quot;Hellenistic Magians&quot;, whose names were used by several pseudo-anonymous authors in Hellenistic times. Osthanes was one of them, a supposed master sorcerer, who was a master of divination, spirit conjuration (goetia), alchemy, astrology, and much more. The details I found so far are very hazy, so it&#39;s still not clear if he was a real person, or it was just a pen-name used by several authors in the period.</p>
<p>So I liked the name, and thought that if he was a made-up character, then why couldn&#39;t I just use his name for a made-up, new current? I view this as a work-in-progress &#39;tradition&#39;; as a category I can dump into what I synthesize from all of my interests. Maybe I should rename this category to Zosthanean Arts, as a nod to the works of Austin Osman Spare...</p>
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