About John Coughlin
John J. Coughlin has been a practitioner of the Occult Arts since the mid-1980's. In that time he has worked with several groups, although he primarily prefers to walk a solitary, eclectic path. Also associated with the Gothic scene, John has incorporated his personal aesthetics and ideals into his spirituality giving him an often unique perspective.
Preferring to consider himself an "obscure occult writer" due to his distaste for self promotion, John believes those who will benefit from his work will eventually stumble across it when the time is right. Professional writers are cursed with having to sacrifice their integrity to please the majority in order to sell their work to the masses. John does not seek to make a living off his writing and is therefore free to write about what he finds interesting and important regardless of its trendiness or political correctness. Much of John's work remains in private distribution within the various magical groups with which he works.
John is also webmaster of waningmoon.com which is the mother site for his various web projects geared mostly to Gothic and Pagan audiences including the Gothic, Pagan and Vampire personals. John is also editor of the NYC Pagan Resource Guide which has been serving the NY, NJ, and CT area since 1996.
As a rogue scholar of sorts, John Coughlin has been researching the history and evolution of Wiccan ethics in order to show how the religion's perception of ethics has developed since its inception and to promote true scholarly research into the Craft's history.
More information about John Coughlin can be found on his personal home page.