D G Mattichak jr was born in 1963 in Syracuse New York and immigrated to Melbourne Australia with his family in 1972. He was educated in one of Melbourne's exclusive private schools before studying art at Preston Technical College.
D G Mattichak jr has been a student of the occult arts since the early 1980s and has become well known in Australian magickal circles and, in recent years, around the world due to a string of essays on a variety of occult subjects http://www.scribd.com/dmattichak/shelf . He discovered the "key to the order & value of the English alphabet" from Aleister Crowley's Book of the Law in 1983 and has since used this English Qabalah to unlock the secrets of Thelemite magick. Success in these methods admitted him to the highest levels of attainment in various Hermetic disciplines and until recently he has been passing on his knowledge to private students, many of whom have gone on to become notable occultists in their own right.
After almost three decades of study and development D G Mattichak jr has finally been able to distil his knowledge of magick and Thelema into a book- A Comment on the Verses of the Book of the Law, the first in a planned series of books on Hermeticism and Thelemite magick, revealing, for the first time in over a century, the secrets of magick that have been hidden in Crowley's magnum opus, the Book of the Law.
D G Mattichak jr currently lives in Melbourne Australia with his artist wife Michelle and their two cats. He has had a long career as an al a carte chef in Melbourne's vibrant hospitality scene and now spends his time writing blogs on cooking, writing and, in the guise of Master Ankh af na Khonsu, about magick. He is also one of the founding members of the Mt Franklin Annual Pagan Gathering and regularly contributes to its official website http://mountfranklinannualpagangathering.blogspot.com/ as both an administrator and as an author. D G Mattichak jr's first book Loot was released in 2009. His books are available through amazon.com at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=D+G+Mattichak&x=13&y=20 .
The Sword & the Serpent follows the progress of AnkhafnaKhonsu as he ascends through the astral planes that correspond to the Trumps of the Tarot and communicates with the spiritual entities that exist upon them to reveal the hidden natures of these powerful occult symbols. The journeys collectively represent the entire path of initiation into the mysteries of Hermetic Magick.
Robert Tallant thought that he was being engaged to accompany the old Count Eisendorf on a scientific expedition to the West Indian Colonies but from the minute that they set foot in Kingston Town the whole journey began to take on the shape of a nightmare.
What Should We Speak Of When We Are Old?
on Nov. 30, 2011
A really good read and the sort of book that Smashwords was set up to produce. You can sense that this story has been developing for a long time and Hendrickson's passion comes through.