Sandbach’s work is strongly influenced by William Blake, Barbara Guest, Jorge Luis Borges and Italo Calvino, among others.
Though grounded with great love and affection for both the haiku traditions of Japan and the West, John Sandbach’s haiku represent a clear break and, hopefully, a new, influential, and open beginning in English-language haiku composition that welcomes and values all methodologies, aesthetics and topics, seeing infinite possibilities and equality in every path.
John Sandbach’s novels are hallucinatory journeys of unbounded imagination and bizarre delights, drawing from alchemy, ritual, Kabalah, mysteries and secrets, and the works of Alexander Scriabin, William Blake, John Milton, Richard Wagner, Gertrude Stein, Aitchpy Lovecraft, and Urimu, the blue princess of u*imbEljE.
Come with us and lose yourself in the maze for a while.
John’s seminal work The Circular Temple was written over a period of many years. It consists of 1,440 pictorial channeled symbols. The symbols are expressed in words rather than visual pictures, and divided into 4 groups, each one containing 360 symbols.
In all 4 groups each of the 360 symbols corresponds to one of the 360 degrees of the Zodiac. Therefore each degree of the zodiac corresponds to four different symbols, one from each group. These four different groups are known as the Omega Symbols, the Pleiadian Symbols, the Chandra Symbols, and the Azoth Symbols.
The Circular Temple has been used by astrologists around the world and hailed as one of the most important esoteric works of astrology.
John’s edited works include two works by poet and playwright Thomas Lovell Beddoes — “Death’s Jest-Book,” a five-act “Gothic orgy” play, and Beddoes’ “Poems and Fragments” — as well as “The Life and Death of Jason” by artist and writer William Morris, Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”, and John Aubrey’s “Brief Lives”.
The Golden Cycle: A Text on the Tarot is a synthesis of astrology, linguistics, numerology, metaphysics and other disciplines. John Sandbach’s approach to the Tarot is spiritual, and he uses the Tarot as a tool to assist the unfoldment of consciousness.
This book was first written as a correspondence course of 26 lessons to teach students the theory and practice of Tarot. It is full of both astrological and metaphysical information and extensively covers the meaning of each of the 78 cards of the Tarot deck.
“The Mysteries of Color” describes the psychological and metaphysical meanings of color as well as methods for applying color therapeutically.
This book explores color as a healing modality. It contains information concerning the astrological rulership of color, the significance of gems and minerals, techniques for employing color therapy, and much information concerning the psychology of color.
John uses “The Mysteries of Color” to teach a course in color therapy at a local massage school in his hometown of Kansas City.