belmurru I'm so sorry to hear that! I bought the Lulu version of his book a few months ago. (27.01.15, 07:54) 0
lashtal I understand that David Mattichak, author of the recent edition of Crowley's 'Liber Pyramids', has passed away today. (26.01.15, 22:46) 2
lashtal Back near the top for the time being, though I'm not persuaded that it doesn't just get in the way. (26.01.15, 19:49) 0
christibrany i think this should be back at the top of hte page (24.01.15, 06:23) 0
OKontrair Maybe a 'down' arrow at the top? (23.01.15, 13:19) 0
christibrany ohhhh süßssssss :) (23.01.15, 03:54) 0
WilliamThirteen what about above the news - but below the "latest in the forums"? (22.01.15, 17:29) 0
WilliamThirteen hmmm... this box is a bit low down... (22.01.15, 17:28) 0
WilliamThirteen can't wait to get home crack open my copy! (22.01.15, 17:17) 0
Markus Chris, check my description in the Recommendations section of the Forum, or, go to http://is.gd/A8iKTW . (22.01.15, 17:08) 0
abn53 Some thoughts on Liber 231 and the Riddle of BOTL Ch. 2 can be found in a download for members only (22.01.15, 00:37) 0
abn53 Some suggestions about the riddle and Liber 231 are posted in downloads for members only. It could be interesting to discuss it under a forum. (22.01.15, 00:37) 0
christibrany what book is that markus?! :) i hadnt heard of one coming out! (22.01.15, 00:13) 0
Markus Just got the new Fraternitas Saturni book. Warmly recommended! (20.01.15, 18:25) 1
Markus My silly joke about the babble-box's demotion not being understood ;) (20.01.15, 18:25) 0
lashtal What is, Markus? (19.01.15, 22:09) 0
Markus This is so degrading (18.01.15, 23:45) 0
lashtal Robert Anton Wilson was born this day in 1932. Gone and seriously missed. (18.01.15, 13:45) 0
christibrany I remember hearing about it when I worked at the newstand. I read some of his poems aloud by candle light in honour of his memory. I feel he is having fun exploring the universe. (17.01.15, 21:08) 0
MichaelStaley Four years ago today that Kenneth Grant died. (15.01.15, 09:40) 0
christibrany maybe its a conspiracy and they are one and the same O_O ;) (14.01.15, 23:25) 0
lashtal :) That's right Lutz. That's why I included OTO in the news headline. (13.01.15, 22:47) 1
the_real_simon_iff Chris, this is not "our" Shiva! The OTO Grand Master of Australia also uses that name... (13.01.15, 07:06) 0
christibrany shiva you going to tokyo? (13.01.15, 02:20) 0
the_real_simon_iff Wow, that's already 8 years ago! Time flies... (11.01.15, 23:38) 0
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RIP David Mattichak

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

David Mattichak, author of Pyramidos: Self-Initiation in the Aeon of Horus, died yesterday.

'Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills; yea, the accomplishment of their wills.'

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J Edward Cornelius: 'Essays No.1'

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

From the A.'.A.'. Lineage who brought you Red Flame, A Thelemic Research Journal, The Aleister Crowley Desk Reference and The Magical Essence of Aleister Crowley and many other classics: 

ESSAYS No.1

There are 37 different essays in this book.

Many were written in response to a student's request for information which they deemed not clearly explained in Crowley's writings. Since many students ask the same questions, J Edward Cornelius started writing his replies in the form of essays which could later be handed out or emailed to other students who might be asking the same if not similar questions. In this light the essays run the gamut of thought from easy magickal foundational information to more intricate theories related to the Qabalistic spheres on the Tree of Life in which the student resides. It is also important to note that some of these essays were written to male students, while others were written to female students. All these essays are considered foundational stones designed to open a dialogue between a student and their teacher on often difficult topics.

A limited edition of 200 hardback copies. At present there are no paperback editions. Each book is black cloth, 6x9, no dust jacket, 300 pages. Every book is a signed copy.

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Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

The Cameron Parsons MOCA Exhibition Catalogue:

Cameron: Songs for the Witch Woman

Hardcover. 4to. 80pp. Fine blue cloth with illustrated paper panel on upper board, spine and upper board lettered in white and gold. Colour frontis, and over 75 full colour illustrations, many of them full page plates, List of Exhibits.

The beautifully illustrated catalogue produced by the Cameron Parsons Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition entitled "Cameron, Songs for the Witch Woman", which was held at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art Design Center from October 11, 2014 to January 11, 2015. $45.00 plus shipping.

The exhibition comprised approximately 91 artworks and ephemeral artifacts by or relating to the Californian artist and occultist, Marjorie Cameron (1922 - 1995), generally known simply as "Cameron." After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Second World War, Cameron settled in Pasadena, where she met the rocket engineer and occultist Jack Parsons, who had recently begun a series of magical rituals aimed at invoking an aspect of the Divine feminine: Babalon. Parsons - who was convinced that Cameron's sudden appearance was linked to that ritual - married Cameron in 1946, and the two maintained a tempestuous, if unconventional relationship until Parson's untimely death in 1952.

Cameron went on to become a significant figure in the postwar Los Angeles artistic and countercultural scene, where she wrote poetry, painted, and acted in several films (including Anger's "Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome.") Much of her art, with its unusual and unworldly imagery, was clearly an expression of her occult explorations. The exhibition was organized by guest curator Yael Lipschutz, with the assistance of MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz, and was the largest survey of Cameron's work to be held since 1989. The main essay is written by Yael Lipschutz and the foreword by MOCA Director, Philippe Vergne, with contributions by William Breeze and Susan Pile.

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AC Art in New York

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Aleister Crowley.

This from zeroequalstwo.net...

Aleister Crowley artworks on show this month in New York

An English artist, mystic, ceremonial magician, poet and occultist, Crowley revelled in his notoriety, pleased that the press labeled him 'the wickedest man in the world' and 'The Beast 666'. In 1920, Crowley travelled to Cefalu, Sicily to establish The Abbey of Thelema. While there he created a central room which became known as The Chamber of Nightmares. He painted the walls with a range of images designed to challenge his students. "The purpose of these pictures," wrote Crowley, "is to enable people, by contemplation, to purify their minds." While the Abbey itself is now lost [sic.], a handful of the artworks remain.

These rare and newly discovered works on show were previously exhibited at the Pompidou Centre and Palais de Tokyo, Paris, before making their way to Australia as the national touring exhibition, The Nightmare Paintings.

The works are presented by New York dealer, Marion Harris in association with the Australian curator and President of Collective777, Robert Buratti.

"Crowley's work is catching the eye of major curators and museums across the world, and his work was recently showcased at the Venice Biennale, curated by New York's New Museum director, Massimiliano Gioni" says Buratti. "He is on everyone's radar again and the public response to his work is always amazing."

"Crowley's artistic life began in New York with his first exhibition in 1917. He fast became part of the local art scene rubbing shoulders with painters like Robert Winthrop Chanler, so its great to bring some of his later works back here to complete the circle." says Buratti.

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Interview: J Daniel Gunther

Written by Avramelin. Posted in Thelema.

We spoke with esoteric author J Daniel Gunther about his now seminal texts on Thelemic magick, Initiation in the Aeon of the Child and last year’s The Angel and The Abyss, and in particular the system of initiation of the A∴A∴, of which he has emerged as that movement’s most prominent teacher.

“The system of the A∴A∴ is a system of scientific rigor, scientific illuminism.”

During the interview, while discussing his global lecture series on Duplexity with officers of O.T.O., he had stated that they had come into areas where local O.T.O. bodies had requested them to lecture on this most prominent contemporary issue within the Thelemic movement. As pointed out by Mr Gunther after the interview, a clarification of that statement should be made – some American O.T.O. bodies were not, necessarily as welcoming locally; there is, however, unequivocal support from the U.S. Grand Lodge of O.T.O; this points out the ongoing evolution of this issue, the need for the work these lectures are providing on healing the same breach.

We hope you enjoy our discussion.

“A political perspective that we can call our own, yes, its called Liber Oz. I can’t think of anything that’s more succinct and sums up our point of view, its basically, very much to the point.”

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE

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Thelema Now! Guest: David J Haskins

Written by Frater Puck. Posted in Occult.

 

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David J, of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, discusses his book Who Killed Mister Moonlight? – Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction. David also tells host Frater Puck about two new plays he has written, about Edie Sedgewick and the Black Dahlia, and plans for the future. Find out more at David’s website:

http://www.davidjonline.com/

 

Listen at http://traffic.libsyn.com/wuelf2000/Thelema_Now_David_J.mp3

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Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

Man has the right to think what he will:
to speak what he will:
to write what he will:
to draw, paint, carve, etch, mould, build as he will:
to dress as he will.

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Behutet #58

Written by LAShTAL. Posted in Thelema.

James Joyce a-plenty in issue #58 of BEHUTET, a magazine of Modern Thelemic Magick and Culture, from Thelesis Lodge O.T.O.

  • Introduction from The Editors
  • Death in Thelema
  • Finnegans Wake: James Joyce and the Egyptian Book of the Dead.
  • The genius of Mr. James Joyce by Aleister Crowley
  • Invocation of the Peacock Angel
  • Ritual to Evoke Ernie K-Doe by Aleister Crowley
  • Book Review: Netherwood

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