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A Study of Names

As Johnathon Victor Reese

As a perpetual student, Bishop spends a great deal of time in study and preparing for papers and lectures. The Scarlet Carnival is partial catalogue of both public and private papers, outlines and notes, online discussions, transcriptions of recorded conversations, and lectures spanning over two decades of academic work in various fields of study. The Scarlet Carnival is a work in progress as the Foundation and Trust continues to sift through Bishop’s physical and electronic archives, and as he continues to write.

Papers, Lectures, Transcriptions,
Online Discussions, and Outlines & Notes

Academic (Secular) Work

Essays, Papers, and Studies

Anecdotes, Conversations, and Discussions

  • Conversations on Gilgamesh
    • Gilgamesh—The Hero’s Journey
    • Gilgamesh—Examining a Woman’s Role
    • Hell Hath No Fury
    • The Civilizing of Enkidu
    • The Friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu
    • The Importance of Dreams—Gilgamesh and Joseph
    • Dreams of Leadership
  • Discussions on Anthropology
    • Fear God and Ignore the Rest: A Response on Religion
    • Monkey Boy and Credibility: A Response on Evolution
    • Science and Faith: A Response on Religion
  • Discussions on Literature: Primary Topics
    • Heroic Resistance, Antigone
    • A Little Madness is Good for the Soul, Don Quixote
    • Miserable Is As Miserable Does, Thousand and One Nights
    • There is Healing in Her Wings, Thousand and One Nights
    • The Truthfulness of Myths, “Noah,” “Joseph,” and “Jonah”
  • Discussions on Literature: Responses
    • Literature & Religion: A Response on Thousand and One Nights
    • Madness and Worldviews: A Response on Don Quixote
  • Discussions on Abnormal Psychology
    • Adaptation, Breaking Borders, and the Myth of the Damaged Childhood
    • Breaking Down Anxiety & Depression: A Matter of Control
    • The Myth of Mental Illness

Research, Curiosities, & Miscellany

  • A Night To Remember—Reflections of a Child’s Birthday
  • Cathedral: A Virtual Gaming Environment
  • Conversations with the Gene Pool
  • First Day of Kindergarten: A Parent’s View
  • Horror of Cresthaven Hollow
  • Legacy
    • Volume I
      • Prodigal
      • Ethereal Lake
      • Eye of the Beholder: Raptures of the Mad Seer
      • Carnival of Souls: Myths for a New Millennium
      • Wünderkind Hypothesis
      • Courting the Reaper
    • Volume II
      • State of Mind
      • Choking on the Apple
      • Family Myth
      • Social Morte
      • Innocent Blood
      • By the Pen, By the Sword
    • Volume III
      • Deus Ex Machina
      • Olympicus Spiritus
      • Falling off the Mountain
      • Omens and Portents
      • Paradise Remembered
      • Salvation Medium-Rare
As Johnathon Victor Reese
  • Born of Gold, Flesh, and Fire—Journey through Synodos Logos
  • Daedalian Accord: Proposal and Study of Cenobitic Thelema
    • Dynamics of the Daedalian Accord
      • Four Virtues of the Accord
      • Seven Realms of Society
      • Six Relationships
      • Six Charismata of Endeavor
    • Praxis of the Daedalian Accord
      • Three Observances
      • Three Sacramental Bonds
      • Five Pillars of Nobility of Action
      • Six Precepts of Discipline
      • Three Rivers of Thelema
      • Nine Keys of Existence
      • Four Swords of the Pursuit of Knowledge
      • Five Skeins of the Mind
  • Fama Homo Nobilis
  • The Fourfold Fortress
  • The Synod of the Word

Thelema, ex mea sententia

ab intra A∴A∴ & Ordo Templi Orientis

  • Address to the Bubastis Strategy Summit Meeting
  • A Critical Analysis of the Class A Comment
  • Canons of Thelemic Philosophy and Religion [in progress]
  • Four Canons Lecture Series [TBA 2019]
    • N. 1: Of Alethiology
    • N. 2: The Covenantal Narrative 
    • N. 3: Cartography of a Star
    • N. 4: Theology of Soteriological Alignment
    • N. 5: Street Theology 
    • N. 6: In Contemplation of a Thelemic Religion 
  • Four Canons Advanced Lectures [TBA 2019]
    • A. 1: On Hermeneutics and Exegesis
    • A. 2: Theology of Being and Becoming
    • A. 3: Advanced Star Mapping
    • A. 4: A Particular Doctrine of Sin
    • A. 5: Experiential Existentialism
    • A. 6: Forms for the Thelemic Religious
  • Cutting Through The Bullshit: A Polemic
  • Cycles of the Year
  • Features of Systematic Thelema
  • The Hermeneutic Journey
  • In the Kisses of Nu: Death of a Thelemite
  • Learning and Unlearning
  • Manifestation of Incarnation: The Temple Design of Liber XV
  • Monasticism and Thelema
  • Monasticism in the New Aeon
    • Part I: Spiritual Exercises for a New Millennium
    • Part II: Rituals of the Elements, Feasts of the Times
    • Part III: Concerning the Rule for a New Abbey of Thelema
  • The Monks of Thelema
    • The Monks of Thelema: In Theory
    • The Monks of Thelema: In Practice
  • The Myth of Thelema—A Conversation
  • A Philosophical Inquiry of Thelema
  • Quest for a Systematic Theory of Thelema
  • A Tableau of the Thoth Tarot
  • Thelema With Teeth
As Fr. Kέρβερος Δαμάζω (Kerberos Damazo)
  • Analekta
  • Domus Mundi: In Pursuit of an Adeptus Exemptus Thesis
  • Thelema and the Sinister Path
As Fr. Phoenix, III° O.T.O.
  • Feast of the Sun (A Six Course Dance of Cuisine)
  • The First Paradox
  • Liber LXXIX: The Lion Gate
    • Qabalistic and Referential Analysis of Liber LXXIX
  • The New Eden Trilogy
    • In the Garden of Knowledge
    • Eden Burning
    • From the Ashes, Paradise
  • O.T.O. A Plan For Society
  • Of the Mass: A New Exploration of Liber XV
  • Rule Concerning Church Sentiment
  • A Thelemic Rosary
    • Reflections on a Thelemic Rosary
  • XI: The Inscrutable Palace

ab intra HeartFlame Ministries

  • Conversations over Coffee: A Breakfast Companion for Talk Thelema Groups
  • Four Gates to One Palace
  • Hababi365: Through the Holy Books in a Year
  • Liturgy of the Sun (A Communion of Saints)
  • Sacraments of Kaaba House

ab intra Society for Thelemic Literature

As Johnathon Victor Reese
  • Book of Four Gates: A Reader for the Thelemic Religious
  • Institutes of a Thelemic Theology
    • Eleven Steps of Thelemic Exegesis
    • Rule Concerning Thelemic Hermeneutics
  • The Holy Books of Thelema [ISV]: A Manuscript Proposal
  • Thelemic Reformation: In Apology of Academic Discourse
† Outline published as “Cycles of the Year”
‡ Unfinished and reworked as part of the forthcoming, The Law of Falling Bodies.