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Michael Staley No, Paul, you don't. (19.09.14, 11:05) 1
michaelclarke18 Seen on T-shirt - 'Aleister Crowley - he's not making it up' LOL's (18.09.14, 21:49) 0
LAShTAL DILLIGAF? (18.09.14, 21:28) 1
chuck AC HOGD BBC Careful, Paul, michaelclarke18 might get annoyed. (17.09.14, 00:26) 0
LAShTAL I'm reliably informed that AC and the HOGD both received a mention on BBC1's 'New Tricks' this evening. (15.09.14, 21:56) 0
LAShTAL http://is.gd/NMF8i9 (11.09.14, 21:36) 0
LAShTAL Who else here is going to the Therion's Teutons talk at Treadwells on 3 Oct? (11.09.14, 21:35) 0
LAShTAL Just a quick reminder: members need to comply with the Guidelines. This is especially important in respect of copyrights. (06.09.14, 19:56) 1
michaelclarke18 Because they wish to annoy? (02.09.14, 20:10) 0
chuck Why Do Some People Speak In Acrostics? G,IDK. (30.08.14, 01:04) 0
Michael Staley WDSPSIA? (29.08.14, 17:19) 0
chuck HBD RTC. (29.08.14, 12:55) 0
durga23 Good Morning All. (29.08.14, 12:38) 0
michaelclarke18 Thank you. (25.08.14, 15:02) 0
LAShTAL Ok, I've deleted a couple of dozen of them and just left a few representative posts. (25.08.14, 09:22) 1
michaelclarke18 What on earth was that about. Could the meaningless posts be removed from this board? (24.08.14, 23:52) 1
LAShTAL Not sure she's a fan, to be honest. (24.08.14, 21:32) 0
Michael Staley Thank God! (24.08.14, 21:06) 3
LAShTAL Starlite's account has been closed. (24.08.14, 20:59) 3
Starlite No, dummies, we seem to work better together?! Go ahead assholes - ask the price! Thank You, Page. (24.08.14, 20:50) 0
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Aleister Crowley's Chess Writings

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.


Members of LAShTAL.COM may be interested to know that Aleister Crowley's chess writings have returned to the site as free downloads.

Aleister Crowley's Chess Notes
From a pocket chess set that Aleister Crowley gave to Grady McMurtry. OTO archives made a gift of this set to Aleister Ataturk's son. With sincere thanks to OTO Archives.

Aleister Crowley's Chess Articles

  • 31 January 1894
  • 7 February 1894
  • 14 February 1894
  • 21 February 1894
  • 28 February 1894
  • 7 March 1894
  • 14 March 1894
  • 21 March 1894
  • 28 March 1894
  • 4 April 1894
  • 11 April 1894
  • 18 April 1894
  • 25 April 1894

With the greatest of thanks to the generosity of The Real Simon Iff.


Liber-AL Books

Written by Hamal. Posted in Thelema.

This announcement is from LAShTAL member, Hamal:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of Liber-AL.

We are an online and mail-order bookseller and dealer in antiquarian books, artefacts & ephemera. We specialise primarily in occult books, with a strong on-going focus on works related to Aleister Crowley.

Our first catalogue is now live and features in excess of 250 titles including everything from rare early first editions to 21st century paperbacks, limited and signed editions. My hope is that there is something for everyone! This catalogue only represents a small proportion of our stock which is still in the process of being indexed, photographed and described for future listing.


Aleister Crowley Conference: Shropshire

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

Aleister Crowley Conference
Saturday 13 September 2014 10.30am-5.30pm
Organised by the Pagan Federation Mid-West and Wales
Clun Memorial Hall, Shropshire SY7 8NY

David Benton on Crowley's early life, including GD work and Boleskin Retreat
Geraldine Beskin: Crowley and Fortune - Sexologists
Robin E Cousins: Aleister Crowley and Enochian Magic
Gary Nottingham: Progradior and The Beast
Sef Salem: The Blue Equinox - Building a Free Society

Midian Books, Scarlet Imprint, Runesmith, Magical Moments, Amarna Crafts, Frances Nottingham.

There will be snacks, teas, coffees, cakes. Large car park, disability-friendly access.


'Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131' now available

Written by IAO131. Posted in Thelema.

Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131’ represents an anthology of writings over the 7 years spanning 2007-2014 e.v. from the author IAO131. IAO131 is the author of ‘Naturalistic Occultism: The Introduction to Scientific Illuminism,’ ‘Thelema Sutras,’ and ‘The Parables & Lessons of Liber LXV.’ He is also the co-creator of the Speech in the Silence podcast, the creator & editor of the Journal of Thelemic Studies, the creator of 2nd Century Thelema, the creator of The Grady McMurtry Project, and his works have been featured in many publications including U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis’ official organ ‘Agape.’ His writings span various topics on Thelema, Magick, Aleister Crowley, and the occult. Many of his writings have not been available in published form previously, and now they are all collected together in ‘Fresh Fever From the Skies.’

Preview the Table of Contents


Leon Engers-Kennedy: the Man who Painted Crowley

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

Treadwell's Books, London, announce a lecture by Richard Kaczynski that will be of interest to many members of this site:

Saturday 13 September

Leon Engers-Kennedy: the Man who Painted Crowley

Afernoon Lecture - Richard Kaczynski

Esoteric artist Leon Engers' (1891-1970) "soul painting" of Aleister Crowley hangs in the National Portrait Gallery — one of three portraits he did of the Beast. Little explored, Engers had an extraordinary life and his career was interwoven with Crowley's own artistic forays.

His life also takes us into some of the most exciting areas of the early 20th century: Germay's Bauhaus, secret occult orders, New York high society, and esoteric politicking. This illustrated lecture brings this artist to life.

Richard Kaczynski is the author of the definitive biography of Crowley (Perdurabo), in London on a brief visit from the United States.


Words of Power: Anthology of Writings from OTO Publications

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

Words of Power: An Anthology of Writings from O.T.O. Local Body Publications is a selection of articles culled from the magazines produced by local bodies of the Ordo Templi Orientis, U.S.A.

The articles cover a number of diverse topics including self-publishing in a magical community; personal stories of life within the O.T.O. and the growth of various local bodies; the religious philosophy of Thelema; the life and death of Jack Parsons, rocket scientist and Thelemic pioneer; reviews of mystical cinema classics; interviews with filmmaker Kenneth Anger and magical musician Larry Kirwan; a pilgrimage to Aleister Crowley's notorious Thelemic Monastery in Sicily; reflections on the mysticism of Richard Wagner, William Shakespeare and Carl Jung; magical musings; occult history; reflections on ritual; practical magick and personal journeys in the world of modern occultism.

Ordo Templi Orientis is an international fraternal order of men and women devoted to the pursuit of individual liberty, the study of magick, and the promulgation of the Law of Thelema.

Founded in the late nineteenth century, the O.T.O. has been shaped by such leading lights as Carl Kellner, Theodor Reuss, Aleister Crowley, Karl Germer and Grady Louis McMurtry.


Treadwells: Therion's Teutons - Aleister Crowley's Berlin and Beyond

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

Friday, 3 October at Treadwells Books, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London:

Therion's Teutons
Aleister Crowley's Berlin and Beyond

Lecture - William Thirteen

Between 1930-1932, Aleister Crowley lived & loved in glittering, doomed Weimar Berlin. Already in the 1920's translations of his works had appeared in the German esoteric journal 'Pansophia' and his presence at the legendary Weida Conference had a lasting impact on Germany's tumultuous esoteric scene. Join our speaker as he relays his findings of the magician's time in inter-war Germany, along with way sharing his adventures in the archival treasure hunt.

William Thirteen is an independent researcher, esoteric enthusiast and bon vivant, currently keeping a low profile in Berlin.


Thelema Now! Guest: Krzysztof Azarewicz (35 minutes)

Written by Frater Puck. Posted in Thelema.

Thelema Now! Guest: Krzysztof Azarewicz (35 minutes)

Frater Puck talks to Krzysztof Azarewicz, who is a Polish poet, writer, and he also writes lyrics for the band Behemoth!  Krzysztof founded the ambient project The Fourth is Eligor along with multi-instrumentalist Piotr Weltrowski in 1996, and he is the co-founder of Moonwheel Records. In 2003 he founded the independent publishing house Lashtal Press.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Krzysztof_Azarewicz.mp3



Sounds Beyond Meaning - Kenneth Grant & His Work

Written by Von Zos. Posted in Kenneth Grant.

Von Zos is pleased to announce the release of a new collection of essays celebrating the life and work of Kenneth Grant: Sounds Beyond Meaning - Kenneth Grant & His Work. A limited edition print is also being issued to celebrate the book’s release.

Kenneth Grant was probably the most innovative occultist of the post-Crowley age. There is little in the contemporary occult world that doesn't bear his influence to some degree. Be it his development of the work of Aleister Crowley, his promotion and analysis of his friend Austin Osman Spare, the towering achievement of his Trilogies or his output of fantastic fiction, Grant achieved in his lifetime what few others could.

Often misunderstood, Grant’s oeuvre has no easy point of access. Indeed his work is so complex and multi-layered that some essential texts are only being properly debated and analysed now.

The essays in this book are not meant to be definitive nor to exist as an ‘explanation’ of anything. Rather they are an interim remembrance and discussion of the man and his work by people who knew both well.

The contributors include Michael Staley, Edward Gauntlet, Alaster Aleph, Caroline Wise, Richard Ward and Mike Magee.

Donations welcome


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