Brad Jaeger | Shattering Fast Alchemical Glass Brad Jaeger, Author ; 'Shattering Fast, Alchemical Glass'
b. Apr. 5, 1987 in Calgary, AB; raised in St. Thomas, ON. Date of birth shared with a "nasty, brutish and short" philosopher, and the death of a well known "Alien baby".



Frequent contributor and partner of The NACHTKABARETT. His knowledge of esoterica, interest in the arts, and mastery of the salience of the Holy Bible led to the first collaboratory article, The Third and Final Beast, in June 2005.

The partnership continues to this day, and Brad's submissions have complimented and supplemented The NACHTKABARETT in the frequency of nearly each site addition since.

In commemoration of Samhain, 2008, Brad marked the launch of "Shattering Fast Alchemical Glass": a massive and ongoing examination into Billy Corgan's Machina Mystery. As one of The NACHTKABARETT's largest articles to date, it is simultaneously Brad's most visible contribution to the site.

Brad is currently considering –along with additional Smashing Pumpkins material- many other articles, incuding: Thrice's "Alchemy Index" and a spiritual and philosophical examination of The Matrix series. Future collaborations with Nick Kushner will likely include an expansion of Coil, and a revision of The Third and Final Beast.



"There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, 'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all."



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In the research and development of this project, I have come across a multitude of resources in a variety of media formats. I am indebted by the effort of many studious people, all of which whom I owe a great deal of gratitude for their own research and accomplishments.

I am listing a variety of sources, some of which were not used in the writing of the article. Yet, all of the resources are included out of respect, due to their interesting subject material. Ultimately, I have included them for the reader's personal perusal.

For all intensive purposes, when text or images are specifically referenced, they are cited within the article. If I have missed anyone -- a thousand times I apologize! Please contact me for proper acknowledgment.

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Deism, Spiritualism, Mysticism