Publications

Ecstasy: A Devotional Guide to the Female Mystics

The female mystics were a group of Christian visionaries who lived during the high Middle Ages. Around this period, women began to take a more active role in theological writing and their religious lives became more visible. Denied access to engagement in scriptural interpretation and philosophical studies, these women sought direct communion with God through their own bodies—through the practices of extreme asceticism, meditation, prayer, and the recreation of the sufferings of Christ within their own flesh. The visions they experienced during their numerous ecstasies granted them spiritual authority at a time when women had little, and their contributions to the mystical tradition are immense and undeniable. In this short guide Vanessa Irena introduces you to the lives and works of these remarkable women and to their transgressive, bodily, and erotic explorations of the divine.

Available now as a print or digital edition


The Brazen Vessel

I have an interview with Alkistis Dimech published in The Brazen Vessel.

The Brazen Vessel documents the creative, magical partnership of Alkistis Dimech and Peter Grey from 2008 to 2018. It comprises selected texts, essays and presentations, including many previously unpublished works, essays which have fallen out of print and texts that were only published online.

The book is available from Scarlet Imprint.


Saint Raphael The Archangel

I have co-authored a pamphlet on The Archangel Raphael with Alexander Cummins as part of the Guides To The Underworld Series from Hadean Press

In this Guide you will find information on how to create a shrine, what offerings are appropriate, recipes for oils, baths, and a charm bag, the conjuration of Raphael, his seals, as well as prayers to the archangel. 

Available now as a print or digital edition