Angel Millar’s Crescent And The Compass Book Now Available

For readers interested in following my writing outside of Phalanx, I have just released a revised and updated (and I think considerably improved) edition of my Crescent and The Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolution in the Modern Age. It’s available through the usual channels, including here (for the USA) and here (for those in Britain). There is also a forthcoming French edition.

About The Book:

The Crescent and the Compass: Islam, Freemasonry, Esotericism and Revolution in the Modern Age is a timely survey of radical spirituality and political activism in Islam and the West over the last century and a half, The Crescent And The Compass uncovers numerous previously unknown and unexplored connections between European, American, and Middle Eastern movements, organizations, secret societies, and thinkers.

Subjects covered include Sufism and Islamic Gnosticism; Muslim revolutionaries and Freemasons; Rene Guenon, fringe Masonry, Traditionalism, and Islam; the early
history of the Shriners; the Ancient Order of Zuzimites; Charles, Prince of Wales and Islamic spirituality; and militant anti-Freemasonry.

Praise for the Book:

The Crescent and the Compass is a highly significant work… of extraordinary importance in this time of cultural and even spiritual conflict” — New Dawn magazine.

“A Pioneering study” — Andrei Znamenski, author of Red Shambhala: Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia.

“… an excellent reminder of the wisdom that can come studying the intersections of cultures, people, and places” — Aimee E. Newell, The Northern Light.

“… a brilliant exposition on a neglected topic… crucial for an accurate understanding of Islam and Freemasonry today” — Greg Kaminsky, Occult of Personality podcast.

Signed Copies Available in the USA:

If you’re interested in purchasing a signed copy, and live in the USA, you can message me via the contact form here. Signed copies, purchased via Phalanx, are $15 + $3 post and packaging in the USA only (= $18 total) for paperback, and $25+ $3 post and packaging in the USA only (= $28 total).

Thanks for your interest.

Practitioner of esoteric spirituality, Dharma, and martial arts, Angel Millar is also an author of books on Freemasonry, the occult, and Islam. His writing has also been published by Quest magazine, New Dawn magazine, and Disinfo dot com, among others. You can find out more about him at


Interview: Inner Christianity and Esotericism With Richard Smoley

Richard Smoley is a consulting editor to Parabola magazine and the author of several books on esotericism, religion, and spirituality, including Supernatural: Writings on an Unknown History, How God Became God: What Scholars Are Really Saying about God and the Bible, and Inner Christianity: A Guide to the Esoteric Tradition.

During the 1980s, Smoley was a writer for the respected esoteric journal Gnosis, and in 1990 he became the journal’s editor. Under his editorship, Gnosis released issues on Gnosticism, Freemasonry, G.I. Gurdjieff, the spirituality of Russia, and more.

We spoke to him about the spiritual crisis of the West, alternative spirituality, and inner Christianity.  Continue reading “Interview: Inner Christianity and Esotericism With Richard Smoley”