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Thelema for the Terrified : A Serious Introductory Course to the Tradition
5-6 July 2008 (Saturday) at Treadwell’s Bookshop Meeting Rooms, London
With Marcus Katz
This course offers a serious yet highly approachable introduction to Thelema and Aleister Crowley. It looks at Thelema as a philosophy and its place in the Western esoteric tradition – then go on to experience practices and texts that communicate Crowley’s magic, including key rituals, the reception of the Book of the Law (Liber Al), and the designs of the Thoth Tarot deck. Throughout, the tutor will explain and explore the world-view underpinning this tradition, to enable familiarity with concepts such as the Aeons, the Gods and Goddesses of the Book of the Law, initiation and the grades of attainment. Marcus Katz will be using material unavailable to the general public, including research conducted in Egypt and notes from Crowley’s original manuscripts. There will be lecture, discussion, document examination, ritual work and meditation.
Marcus Katz is a longstanding magical practitioner who also holds an MA in Western Esotericism (Exeter), now doing doctoral research on western occult groups. He is an inveterate world traveller but currently lives in Cumbria, where he runs an esoteric teaching centre, The Faraway Centre http://www.farawaycentre.com.
The course is not affiliated with any particular interpretation or of Crowley’s work.
Runs Saturday and Sunday, 5th and 6th July. 9.45 arrival for 10.00 am start, finishing 4.30 pm both days. Cost: £93.00.
Registration with Treadwell’s, 0207 240 8906, firstname.lastname@example.org. Venue: Treadwell’s Meeting Rooms, 34 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PB.