From the Editors

Welcome to our fall issue of Caduceus. We have had a busy and interesting summer here in the Pacific Northwest and we hope you have had the same. John Michael's second book came out earlier this year, as we mentioned in a previous issue. We have recently received word that his next two books should both be available next year with the first being his work on magical lodges and their role within the Hermetic tradition. This is quite exciting for us. We have also been organizing a workshop on Alchemy here in the Seattle area to be presented by Mark Stavish, whose previous pieces in Caduceus have been well received and who has a writing on the Lesser Hexagram Ritual in this issue. This workshop is an all day event and we have been looking forward to it for quite some time.

In this issue, in addition to Mark's piece, we have an article by Rod Davis on Alchemy and Carl Jung as well as a piece by John Michael on the role of Pythagoras in the Western tradition. All three of these were fairly lengthy pieces but we felt that you would enjoy them enough to push our book reviews into the next issue. We hope that you agree.

We would like to take a moment to encourage all of our readers to submit articles or book reviews to us for consideration in upcoming issues. The material printed in Caduceus is entirely contributed to us by our readers or written by us as the editors. We would very much like to encourage the participatory nature of this journal for its readers. We feel that Caduceus offers a forum for all of us in the community it creates. If you have an area of interest and study in the Hermetic tradition, either scholastic, practical or both, and you wish to contribute a piece concerning this area, please do so. We welcome such contributions and the ability it gives our readers to share information with one another through us. With these contributions, we are able to offer something much more diverse to all of you.

Enjoy the issue and we will see you again in three months!1)

Albert Billings and John Michael Greer

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