CODEX PONTIFEX

the book of bishop

Here lies a barely minimal attempt to catalogue public and private papers, outlines and notes, online discussions, transcriptions of recorded conversations, and lectures that span over three decades of academic, private, and personal writing in various fields of study. This is a work in progress and updating irregularly (which means, “almost never”). This page no longer links to online works. It has proved too difficult to keep track of the rise and fall of various academic websites that all want to house papers and publications. I have neither the time nor the inclination to do it myself either. Anything prior to 2020 is woefully out of date. I will endeavor to remain updated moving forward.

Academic and Nonfiction Work

Published Work

  • Chambers Ov Reflection, 2024
    (with Jorden Haley)

Out of Print

  • Ethereal Lake, 1995
  • Legacy, 1997
  • Liber Viæ Umbræ, 1997

Published Essays, Papers, and Studies

  • Facebook and Self-Perception, 2017
  • Toward the Development of a New Hypothesis and Measure for Narcissistic Victim Syndrome, 2016

Miscellaneous Essays and Papers

  • Children of the Lesser Evil, 1988
  • Evil Is as Evil Does: The Zimbardo Fallacy, 2018
  • Marital Happiness in Autonomous versus Arranged Marriages, 2018
  • The Molecular Frequency of Life, 1989
  • Monomyth of Mirrormask, 2007
  • Of Fates and Fortunes, 2008
  • The Pygmalion Effect and Special Education, 2017

Fiction and Other Creative Work

Note: Much of what used to be categorized here has been removed for two reasons: first, I am currently writing fiction under a nom de plume and there is a bit of overlap in the materials, and, second, publishers don’t like to find work they want to print online before they print it. Given that much of my previous work is now in revisions or complete rewrites, I felt it best to remove it entirely from the web.

Published Work

  • “Night” in Immortal Hymns: An Anthology of Poetry, 2021
  • Pandemonium: A Myth of Obsession and Insanity, 2004

Out of Print

  • Horror of Cresthaven Hollow, 1992

Miscellaneous Creative Works

  • Cathedral: A Virtual Gaming Environment, 1995
    (with Jennifer Harber—based on the works of Neil Gaiman)
  • Navȯmar Conlang, 1996

Thelema, ex mea sententia

Published Work

  • On the Pursuit of Doctrinal Sanity, Agapé, 2019

In Progress

  • As Brothers: To Boleskine and Back Again
    (as Johnathon Victor Reese)

Interviews

  • Thelema w/ Bishop, Occulture Shock Podcast S2 Ep3

Online Essays, Publications, and Works

  • A Critical Analysis of the Class A Comment, 1998
  • Address to the Bubastis Strategy Summit Meeting, 2002
  • A Thelemic Rosary, 1996
  • Cutting Through The Bullshit: A Polemic, 2007
  • Cycles of the Year, 2002
  • Feast of the Sun (A Six Course Dance of Cuisine), 2003
  • Features of Systematic Thelema, 2007
  • Learning and Unlearning, 2007
  • Liber LXXIX: The Lion Gate, 1996
  • Liturgy of the Sun (A Communion of Saints), 2016
  • Manifestation of Incarnation: The Temple Design of Liber XV, 2011
  • The Myth of Thelema—A Conversation, 2002
  • Operation Doomsday: One Approach to a Thelemic Canon, 2012
  • O.T.O. A Plan For Society, 1992
  • Rule Concerning Church Sentiment, 2002
  • Self-Care in the Time of Pandemic, 2021
  • The Virtues of the Stars, 2022
  • XI: The Inscrutable Palace, 2000
As Johnathon Victor Reese
  • The Holy Books of Thelema [ISV]: A Manuscript Proposal, 2008
  • Institutes of a Thelemic Theology
    • Eleven Steps of Thelemic Exegesis, 2008
    • Rule Concerning Thelemic Hermeneutics, 2008

 

Out of Print

  • Conversations over Coffee: A Breakfast Companion for Talk Thelema Groups, 2011
  • A Study of Names, 2007
    (as Johnathon Victor Reese)

ab intra A∴A∴ & Ordo Templi Orientis

  • The First Paradox
  • The Hermeneutic Journey
  • In the Kisses of Nu: Death of a Thelemite, 1996
  • Monasticism in the New Aeon, 1998
    • 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
  • A Philosophical Inquiry of Thelema
  • Qabalistic and Referential Analysis of Liber LXXIX, 1996
  • Quest for a Systematic Theory of Thelema
As Fr. Kέρβερος Δαμάζω (Kerberos Damazo)
  • Domus Mundi: In Pursuit of an Adeptus Exemptus Thesis
  • Primæ Epistolæ [in progress]

ab intra Society for Thelemic Literature

  • A Critique of Crowleyan Pedagogy
  • An Examination of Crowley’s Exegesis
  • An Ideological Spectrum of Thelema
  • Canons of Thelemic Philosophy & Religion [unfinished]
As Johnathon Victor Reese
  • Book of Four Gates: A Reader for the Thelemic Religious [in galley proofs only]
  • Daedalian Accord: A Proposal for Cenobitic Thelema
    • Fama Homo Nobilis
    • The Fourfold Fortress
    • The Synod of the Word
    • 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 

Released as Cycles of the Year, 2002
Released as The Virtue of the Stars, 2022