Western Esotericism: Rituals of Initiation


On the 4th of December 2015 e.v. in Skopje, Macedonia Henrik Bogdan, Associate Professor at the University of Gothenburg, will give a lecture on “Western Esotericism and Rituals of Initiation”. “The performance of rituals of initiation is an integrated part of institutionalized forms of esotericism from the early eighteenth century onwards. In this lecture the academic study of Western esotericism… Read more »

Vellum ‘The Sword Of Song’ sold at auction


Went for £9635 including commission, I believe… LOT105 ALEISTER CROWLEY: 2 ttls: THE SWORD OF SONG CALLED BY CHRISTIANS THE BOOK OF THE BEAST, Benares By Keys Fine Art Auctioneers Society for the Propagation of Religious Truth, 1904, one of a small number of copies printed on vellum, long autographed presentation inscription… “I the Beast 666… give this third vellum… Read more »

Watch a Legendary Chaos Magician Explain Everything


Watch a Legendary Chaos Magician Explain Everything. Ramsey Dukes, one of the founding fathers of Chaos Magick, has a new YouTube channel in which he explains the secrets of magick… and is very, very charming and funny. Ramsey Dukes, who also writes under the name Lionel Snell, is one of the primary creators and inspirations behind Chaos Magick. He’s also… Read more »

RIP Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke

Sad news from Facebook…  Publishing Pioneer, Visionary, The Father of New Age It is with profound sadness we share the news of Carl Llewellyn Weschcke’s passing. He passed peacefully on Saturday, November 7 surrounded by family. He was 85. Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was Chairman and the driving force behind Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., the oldest and largest publishers of New Age,… Read more »

The Man Who Brought Zombies to America


A substantial review of the new edition/reprint of William Seabrook’s memoir, Asylum, in the London Review of Books… Dover Press has reissued William Seabrook’s 1934 memoir Asylum, an account of his self-committal to a mental hospital in an attempt to cure his chronic alcoholism. Seabrook, who committed suicide in 1945, is probably most famous now for introducing the zombie to… Read more »

Shades in Mauve – A History of the Typhonian Tradition – Now In Stock


Von Zos is pleased to announce that the standard edition of Shades in Mauve – A History of the Typhonian Tradition by Edward Gauntlett is now in stock and pre-orders will start to ship in the coming days. The deluxe will follow in a few weeks. There is only a very small number of deluxe copies left. We are confident this… Read more »

RAW Trust to Reprint Robert Anton Wilson Books


The RAW Trust plans to reprint 19 RAW titles, in both paper and ebook editions (making many of them available as ebooks for the first time) under the Hilaritas Press imprint. As you’ll recall, the trust terminated New Falcon as RAW’s main reprint house earlier this year so that it could take charge of the effort. Here are the 19,… Read more »

Thelema, NOW! – Richard Kaczynski


For those yet to read Kaczynski’s The Billionth Monkey … it’s a delightful, witty and erudite piece of fiction… New Thelema, NOW! Podcast Posted – Richard Kaczynski. One of Thelema, NOW!’s favorite guests is back!  Soror Lilya talks to Richard Kaczynski about his novel, The Billionth Monkey. To find out more about this work of fiction, visit thebillionthmoney.com You can listen here:… Read more »

Aleister Crowley: A Passion For Evil


Highland actor and writer, John Burns, is reviving his Edinburgh Fringe play about mountaineer, poet, and black magician Aleister Crowley. Crowley, who once lived on the shores of Loch Ness at Boleskine, has become an iconic figure amongst followers of the occult and esoteric religions. Two Performances: 8.00 pm 28th October The Phoenix Ale House Academy Street, Inverness UK 8.00… Read more »

Unseen Aleister Crowley writings reveal ‘short-story writer of the highest order’


Anthology of uncollected writings should secure a reappraisal of notorious occultist, says publisher Aleister Crowley, the occultist once dubbed the “wickedest man in the world”, is due for a reassessment as a short-story writer, according to a new anthology of his uncollected writing which includes never-before-published work by the author. Crowley, who died in 1947, was the author of The… Read more »