Allan Bennett AKA Ananda Metteyya by Phil Baker

My thanks to Frater FS for forwarding details:


Wednesday 5 October 2016 at 6:30pm

The Buddhist Society
58 Eccleston Square

Allan Bennett AKA Ananda Metteyya by Phil Baker

A key figure in early British Buddhism, Allan Bennett was a man of multiple identities including Charles Bennett, Frater Voco, Allan MacGregor, and Ananda Metteyya. This talk will attempt to make sense of them, following its subject from science and ritual magic in 1890s London to Buddhism in Ceylon and Burma, before his return to Britain in a heroic attempt to bring ‘the Empire of Righteousness’ to the West.


Midian Books – Extraordinary Catalogue

CoverOnce in a while we see a truly exceptional catalogue from specialist bookshops – often from, or from Weiser Antiquarian or Caduceus. This catalogue, though, from Midian Books in Derbyshire UK, is simply extraordinary. And it’s presented as a PDF packed full of images and information. Subjects? Everything that has obsessed me for decades and that resulted in the establishment of LAShTAL.COM. We’re talking here about Kenneth Anger, Psychic TV and Coil, the Process Church, Cameron and Parsons, the Manson Cult, and so on and so on.

Read on for a link – and I urge you to download the 30mb PDF while it remains available.


Boleskine: iPhone App

Boleskine App Screenshot

Boleskine App Screenshot

The iPhone remains a relatively untapped resource for Thelemic applications so this one is especially welcome…

Boleskine is a ritual compass that points to the real coordinates of Boleskine House.

Both Liber Reguli and the Gnostic Mass speak of ritually orienting toward Boleskine House, Aleister Crowley’s former home in Loch Ness Scotland. Many Thelemites and ritualists interested in the works of Aleister Crowley have no way of discerning its exact direction relative to their position on the Earth. This simple application solves that problem by using the geographic location of your iPhone, and triangulating your exact position to the latitude and longitude coordinates of Boleskine House. The yellow angle of the hexagram points toward Boleskine.

The development of this app is sponsored by, and all proceeds from its downloads will be donated to Hidden Springs Oasis, OTO.


Books and Art from the Coil Collection

John Balance, The Palace of Excess

John Balance, The Palace of Excess

The latest list from Caduceus Books (Leicestershire, UK) contains some really extraordinary items – many at very reasonable prices – from the Coil Collection.

As Ben says in his introduction to the list:

John (or Jhon) Balance (Geoff Rushton) & Peter Christopherson (aka Sleazy) were involved in the formation of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, and went on to found Coil, a band of major importance in the field of avant garde music. These cultural heroes developed what was, surely, one of the most important collections or occult art and books in the world.  These items are from that collection…



1) Books and Art from the Coil Collection
i) 1st Edition Spares
ii) Books About Spare, Reprints
iii) Coil’s Copies of the Prime Book about Coil & Associates
iv) Some Other items
v) Some Pictures from the Coil Collection

3) A Tribute

4) Other Books
i) Cultus Sabbati
ii) Other Items
5) A Note Regarding Irwin, Book of Magic (more…)

Collectable AC2012 Coins For Sale

12970855_10153463958221373_4465353538395418727_oThese coins were made to commemorate the 2012 campaign to elect Aleister Crowley as President of the U.S. The campaign was a 3-year long project of mine [i.e. @thiebes] which incorporated writing, photography, graphic design, video, and contributions from fans. The campaign brought Crowley’s political views into the limelight, and received mainstream media attention in print and television worldwide… The coins have been sold out a long time, and one coin found its way into the Crowley display at the Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall.

@thiebes has a few sets of 10 coins in his personal collection that he is willing to sell. These all have the design shown in the photo on one side, and the AC2012 logo on the other. Each set of 10 comes in an assortment of metals, and they are offered for just for $25, shipping included in the U.S. (For international shipments, contact @thiebes). See the link for complete details on the metals and such.


Fulgur: New Website


From Fulgur:

We are delighted to announce our new website, FULGUR 4.0 is now live. This is our fourth website since 2003 and in response to our customer survey of 2014 we have simplified the navigation, introduced larger product images and stream-lined the e-commerce. It’s also responsive and optimised for mobile devices, because we know that sometimes, you just need to buy a FULGUR book on the go…

New Falcon: The Legend Of Aleister Crowley

1561845507-1The Legend Of Aleister Crowley

Copyright OTO Australia. This Limited Edition published under license. For Sale in U.S. only, and limited to 500 copies.

The Legend of Aleister Crowley exposes the vicious media campaign of vilification pursued against the Magus of the New Aeon.

You will find the Truth behind the Big Lie: “The reader may thus approach Crowley himself either as Ipsissimus, the incarnation of the Logos of the New Aeon, or as a human enigma.” —The Times Literary Supplement

“…the final, occult, unmentionable and esoteric secret of the rascal masters is simple: Follow nature and do just what you feel like doing—without hesitation, guilt or regret.” —Alan Watts

“It was in the Spring of the year 1929 that the Surete Generale sprung a surprise on the unsuspecting Crowley menage.… We were all handed expulsion papers. Leave with twenty-four hours!” —Israel Regardie, from the Introduction

You’ve probably heard things about Aleister Crowley (1875–1947). Perhaps you’ve heard monstrous things—hideous things— terrifying things—disgusting and ghastly things. On the other hand, you might have heard wonderful things—funny things —astonishing things—inspiring things—even supernatural and sacred things? … Detractors are quick to vilify him as the Devil himself—insane, perverse, and evil; while his admirers lionize him as a genius; an enlightened holy man; a saint; a Buddha; Prophet of a New Aeon. —Lon Milo DuQuette from the Foreword

ISBN-13: 978-1-56184-550-7
5.5 x 8.5
Paperback: 236 Pages
$21.95 $15.95

Source: New Falcon Publications


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