My name is Rev Bill Duvendack. I am a 28-year practitioner and student of the western mysteries, as well as being an internationally known astrologer; specifically, an esoteric astrologer, presenter, psychic, 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.

When it comes to astrology, I am a lifetime member and President of the Astrological Association of St Louis, where I lecture frequently. I also write articles for the St Louis Pagan Picnic newsletter, the paper Pathfinder, the newspaper The Pulse, 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, Pantheacon, Babalon Rising, and the convention Paracon. 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.

When it comes to the Western Esoteric Mystery Tradition, I have been working with that system for 28 years, and have much experience with its teachings. In this regard, I am an internationally published author, with essays appearing in books ranging from the Temple of Ascending Flame, Lodge Magan to Christopher Penczak’s publish house, Copper Cauldron. My magical writings have been translated into six different languages. My first full book “Vocal Magick” was released in April 2015. 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 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.