My new Book: Cult of Golgotha
Raul Antony talks to Craig Williams about his latest book, Cult of Golgotha, released on Anathema Publishing. Topics include Williams' previous book Entering the Desert and the connection to Golgotha, tantric physics, William S. Burroughs and occult cut-ups, alien intelligences, Louisiana & voudon, traditional art, and more.
I am so pleased to receive this endorsement.
"Craig Williams embodies the ancient spirit of oriental and native-earth traditions with a unique blending of academic and also spiritual wisdom through a life dedicated to deep study and personal practice. There are few individuals in the world today that work towards a deeper synthesis of tradition and also sadhana (spiritual discipline) - and can speak with clarity from direct-experience of both.
He reminds us of those lofty names that took the time to become not mere scholars, but deep sadhakas and shastris (spiritual-aspirants and scholars) as Arthur Avalon (Sir John Woodroffe), Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, Alain Danielou and others who deeply immersed themselves in eastern traditions.
Unlike many modern-day 'Vedic prophets', he is no superficial American who wishes to express or superimpose pasteurised or New-Age pseudo-Vedic wisdom upon the world; his refreshing wisdom reflects that of great lion-hearted Rishis from Vishwamitra and Vasishtha in ancient times to Shankaracharya, Dayananda, Vivekananda and Aurobindo in more recent times, who are echoed in his wise words and personality.
In addition to being a recognised practitioner of TCM and Ayurveda as well as being one of world's most knowledgeable and authoritative scholars on western Gnosticism, Voudon and other occult traditions (in addition to being a formally-ordained Gnostic Bishop), extending to the realms of Vedanta, Tantra, Taoism and more, we must conclude that his birth and wisdom are the result of previous spiritual factors seen only in a handful of people and the top-class Yogis throughout history, due to advanced tapas (spiritual austerities)!"
- Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham, Veda Kovid
Author, Agni Rahasya: The Secret of the Celestial Fire in Yoga and Ayurveda
- He that takes medice and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.
– Chinese Proverb
- Taking good medicine once you've become ill, does not equal taking care of yourself beforehand.
– Shao K'chieh, Sung Dynasty scholar.