“Homer and the Heart of Theurgy” explores the underlying theory of the art and science of Theurgy, as presented by the Neoplatonic philosopher, Porphyry, in his esoteric commentary on Homer’s Odyssey. Turning our attention to another Neoplatonic philosopher, Newman then investigates the only known example of a Theurgic rite, preserved in Proclus’ occult commentary upon Homer’s Iliad.
P.D. Newman is an internationally recognized author and lecturer who specializes in topics such as Alchemy, Theurgy, Shamanism, and Tarot de Marseille. Having authored two well-received titles on Alchemy and Freemasonry, Newman’s most recent books include Theurgy: Theory and Practice: The Mysteries of the Ascent to the Divine and Native American Shamanism and the Afterlife Journey in the Mississippi Valley, both published with Inner Traditions—Bear & Co. A Master Mason for over a decade, Newman was raised at Tupelo Lodge No. 318 in Tupelo, Mississippi, where he resides with his wife, Rebecca, and his youngest son, Bacchus.