About

My name is Rev Bill Duvendack. I am a 30-year practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer, presenter, psychic, teacher, and author.

I am an ordained independent Spiritualist minister, who can provide ceremonies of any faith and type, in accord with one’s beliefs. I have performed everything from weddings and handfastings to baby naming and blessing ceremonies, as well as remembrance services.  I am ordained through Circle of Light Independent Spiritualist Church, where I have formally sat on the board in a variety of positions for many years.I am also an ordained Thelemic priest and Bishop through the EGNU, and the High Priest of the Temple of Ascending Flame.

When it comes to astrology, I am a lifetime member and President of the Astrological Association of St Louis, where I lecture frequently. I have written articles for various local newspapers, and have a monthly blog and free electronic newsletter. I also write monthly horoscopes for the metaphysical resource center Pathways, where I teach classes on astrology and the western esoteric tradition, meet with clients, and give divination readings. I have presented in many different venues, ranging from public libraries, high schools, and colleges, to private groups and gatherings such as the Pagan Picnic in St Louis, Pagan Pride events in various cities, Pantheacon, Babalon Rising, the SIDHE Festival, Oak Spirit Sanctuary events, and Wolvenwold. I have made many media appearances on Fox television, NBC, and the CW; interviews with local papers, and have been interviewed by the NY Times and RTE 1 radio from Dublin, Ireland, in addition to local radio station KMOX. I have also presented at astrological conferences such as the 2016 SOTA conference, and the online event AstroSummit 2.0.

Regarding the Western Esoteric Mystery Tradition, I have been working with that system for 30 years, and have much experience with its teachings. In this regard, I am an internationally published author, with essays appearing in over a dozen anthologies, ranging from the Temple of Ascending Flame, to Christopher Penczak’s publish house, Copper Cauldron, and many places in between. My magical writings have been translated into six different languages. My first full book “Vocal Magick” was released in April 2015 and was followed by “The Metaphysics of Magick” in October 2016, “In the Shadow of the Watchtower,” at around the same time, “Spirit Relations” with Immanion in April 2017, and “Awakening Lucifer,” co-written with Asenath Mason, in June 2017. My skills and experiences include, but are not limited to, ceremonial magick and many of its more specialized branches, such as Enochian, shamanism, paganism of all types, familiarity with the Afro-Carribbean diasporic traditions, channeling, mediumship,  divination, evocations, invocations, Theosophy, working with semi-precious stones, ghost hunting and paranormal investigations, past life regressions, and exorcisms. I am also a member of the Fellowship of Isis as well as BOTA, and was founder of the now dormant coven ‘Luna’s Veiled Wisdom’, as well as a co-founder of the dormant magical lodge ‘Sanctum Sub Rosa’, which is aligned with the Congregational Illuminism current. I am also initiated in the Golden Dawn tradition.

My experience also includes being familiar with, and working with, Hinduism, in particular mantras and pujas, familiarity with Tantra, and Buddhism.

I am also available for private consultations of most varieties. For more information, feel free to contact me at bill@418ascendant.com.