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Now Available from Weiser Antiquarian Books:
The Mystery of the Letters and The Tree of Life
by Robert C Stein
The Mystery of the Letters and The Tree of Life is an important new contribution to Thelemic literature. It begins with an examination and analysis of the "Class A" texts of the Thelemic canon, with special emphasis on the manuscript and symbolism of The Book of the Law. The author, Robert Stein, reminds us that the prophet of Thelema, Aleister Crowley, declared that the manuscript of The Book of the Law (Liber XXXI) was unequivocally the first and final authority above all other Thelemic literature.
He surveys the mysteries and questions it poses, and encourages his readers not just to rely on a typeset version of the text, but also to study a copy of the manuscript, so as to derive a direct and personal understanding from it.
Stein then examines the symbolism of Thelema by comparison to archetypal messages expressed historically through god-forms, kabalah, trigrams (I Ching), Tree of Life models, and alphabets. He further proposes a three-dimensional Tree of Life, relates it to Tarot and the paths in Liber 231. The model originates in Liber Trigrammaton and the Cube of Space, but while based on historical material, it approaches the symbolism from a fresh perspective. The Mystery of the Letters and The Tree of Life is not an "introductory work" or a "beginner's guide," but a serious and challenging study of a complex subject.
Saturday 2nd June, 2012
The Briton's Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester. M1 5LE.
What in most places of our contemporary world has degenerated into a mere commemorative event, in former cultures and societies constituted a central cultus and supreme magical gateway into the numinous. This talk aims at providing important insights into hidden forms of the Death Cult and ancestral worship as pathways into 'night-consciousness', a magical state of awareness through which alone we can manifest a supreme ecstatic and fearless state of Gnostic Being. Covering topics as diverse as soul, the fetich, God-eating, Eros, the daemonic and esoteric intoxication, the lecture will discuss the spiritual, magical and occult implications of this ritualistic cultus and its import as a foundation for an individual sorcery, paganism and the gnostic path.
Celebrated speed ace Sir Malcolm Campbell (Alex Lowe) is carrying out speed trials on Loch Ness when a bank of fog suddenly descends. When it lifts, Sir Malcolm and his boat have mysteriously vanished...
MI:13’s Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) are soon shaking up the sleepy loch-side village of Inverfarigaig. Aided by kindly local GP Dr Pippin (Philip Madoc), they discover a connection to the erstwhile Laird of Boleskine and Abertarff - occultist, bon viveur and occasional nudist Aleister Crowley (David Benson).
Crow and Dunning swiftly realise that there’s more to Inverfarigaig than meets the eye: fraudulent Nessie hunters, demonic bed sheets, Caledonian witches and things that go bump in the night. Joined by Crowley, their investigations into Sir Malcolm’s disappearance will lead them into terrible danger, as an old foe threatens to unleash... THE HORROR OF LOCH NESS.
(This is a rebroadcast of a panel from the 2012 SXSW Music Conference.)
Rock musicians have been denounced for the apparently "magickal" impact they have on audience, often reciting lyrics replete with mystical references and officiating over public rites that can appear downright sorcerous to outsiders. Is this all merely theater? Voodoo rhythms shaped New Orleans R&B and rock 'n' roll while the trance-inducing drones psychedelia borrowed from India, as well as the immersive multi-media rituals are now practiced as concert spectacle by everyone from U2 to the Black Eyed Peas.
Examine the occult philosophies that found their way into the lyrics of Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, King Crimson, Tool, and others, along with the collaborations between various rock stars and prominent magicians like Kenneth Anger and Harry Smith. This panel was moderated by Howard Wuelfing, and guest speakers were Joshua Sharp, Andrew W.K., Erik Davis, and Alison Fensterstock.
To celebrate the Feast of the Book of the Law, the 'Magical Mandarin' is pleased to 'unveil' a new project to create a standard series of images of the Egyptian deities encountered in Liber Resh and other Thelemic rituals connected with the Stele of Revealing.
A long-term project, 'Unveiling the Company of Heaven' aims to become a major contribution to the iconography of Thelema. Your support for this project is essential to its successful completion. Hand-painted copies of all works can be commissioned directly from the artist.
After several years not only of creating replicas but also studying the Stele of Revealing and the original beliefs that surrounded it, 'Unveiling the Company of Heaven' arose out of research on Crowley's use of the Stele's iconography in rituals such as Liber Resh.
Hino a Pã, O Último Sortilégio
[Hymn to Pan – The Last Sorcery]
Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley
Release Date: November 2012
Genre: Feature Film / Documentary
Studio: Videoteca Municipal de Lisboa, Imagens do Século
[Video Library Hall of Lisbon, Images of the Century]
Directed By: António Cunha
Produced By: Joana Cunha
Chartered Initiator for Ordo Templi Orientis, ordained Priestess, and Secretary of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in the United Kingdom.
Cathryn Orchard has been a member of O.T.O. for seven years and has published articles on the E.G.C. through Avalonia Publishings. She is also a practising Art Psychotherapist and artist, as well as a member of the international O.T.O. Psychology Guild.
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