Presented by Thom Truelove

Can we really know what ancient ritual practice looked like? Have Victorian scholars educated or mislead us about the distant mystic past?

This presentation by author and artist Thom Truelove covers what may have been lost, if any might be reclaimed, and whether magic can truly be subject to the prevailing ideology of one lifetime. If the true test of magic is efficacy, what did the Victorians miss and can it still be found?

Thom Truelove is an avid researcher of esoterica, folklore, and mythology. He’s been a Freemason for 28 years, and an author of horror and related topics for about a decade. He’s the business partner of and collaborator with Leanna Renee Hieber and a lead designer for Red Duke Games. When not engaged by obscure texts and/or conversation he is also a graphic designer and DJ.

See the Current 2023 Program

Buy Your Discount Exposition Tickets

Chicago Steampunk Exposition