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Definition of the Sacred
Descent: A Meditation
Even If I Did Believe
Facts and Phallacies
The Freedom of Doubt
Healing The Spiritual Community
Hekate and the Satanic School
Introduction to Crowley
The Included Middle
A Letter to Close
The Problems of Syncretism
Theory of Divination
Why Crowley Doesn't Suck
Why I Study Magic
is a software architect, occult scholar, spiritual practitioner, and bon vivant living in Berkeley, California. His studies in the sciences bring a unique perspective to his intimate treatment of mysticism and the occult. The Book of Dzyan is his first book.
Tim first appeared in print at age eleven, and he has been a professional writer for over twenty years. His essays in Gnosis magazine explored the challenges of computer networks for meditators, as well as the connections between science fiction, horror and occultism. He was for some years a regular columnist for Apple's award-winning d e v e l o p magazine.
Tim has become a popular public speaker on spiritual topics such as “Scientific Meditations” and “The Anthropology of Initiation.” He has appeared at Pantheacon, Notocon, and elsewhere.
Tim has studied Western occultism and Eastern religion since childhood. He began meditation and ritual twenty-five years ago, and hatha yoga in 1993. He is a Gnostic Priest, as well as an initiate of the Ordo Templi Orientis, Neo-Pagan Witchcraft, and the Golden Dawn.
Tim pioneered creative writing on computer networks in the early 1980’s. His essay for USENET’s net.religion concerning morality and monotheism, “Even If I Did Believe…”, is known to fundamentalists and freethinkers alike, and it has been used to train evangelists. Some of his network essays appear on his web site, maroney.org.
By day Tim leads user experience projects. His clients include companies such as Apple, frogdesign and Adobe. He holds degrees in psychology and mathematics, and enjoys travel, bodywork, reading, group ritual, and cats. One acquaintance said that Tim “reminded me rather strongly of how I'd imagine Satan looks.” He is working on his second book.
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