Author: lashtal

Evan Morgan – Fourth Viscount of Tredegar

The bizarre world of one of Newport’s most infamous residents who practised black magic and kept a kangaroo Evan Morgan was more than your average aristocrat. Famed for his eccentricity, he also practised black magic, kept an array of exotic animals, married twice to women despite being gay and often held lavish parties. TOMOS POVEY takes a look at the late peer’s colourful life. THIS summer marked the 124th anniversary of the birthday of one of Newport’s most infamous residents. There is a plethora of interesting characters dotted throughout Welsh history, but the fourth Viscount of Tredegar is certainly...

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Netherwood – New Edition

Recently the first printing of ‘Netherwood – Last Resort of Aleister Crowley’ has been fetching substantial sums on the rare book market. Accumulator Press has just released a revised second edition of the book, which is a truly wonderful production. For anyone interested in Crowley’s last days, I would strongly recommend buying a copy of this new edition as I am sure that it will not be long before it too becomes a costly rarity....

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Planned Upgrade

Regular visitors to LAShTAL.COM will be aware that the huge increase in visitor hits has resulted in poor performance of the site, including some complete failures of the software. This should be fixed tomorrow (Sunday 3 September) but will require an extensive outage during the day while the back-end is updated. Apologies for any inconvenience and thanks to @eol for all his hard...

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Crucible Convention 2017

About the Event: Crucible is a large get-together of people, from a very wide variety of backgrounds, who are serious about the practice of magic(k), and want to have a good time. Date: October 7th, 2017 Location: Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ More Information: http://www.crucibleconvention.com Featured Speakers: Richard Kaczynski: The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion: The Scientific Method and How To Apply It to Magical Practice A common assertion in ritual magick is that magicians apply the scientific method to spiritual practice, following rigorous rules in their rituals and keeping detailed records of their...

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John W Parsons: A TV Show

Jack Parsons and a group dubbed the “Suicide Squad” built America’s rocket program in the hills of Pasadena, but Parsons’ double life as an occultist relegated his legacy to the footnotes of history books for decades. The co-founder of what would become NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory worked with English occultist Aleister Crowley performing mystic rituals to summon a goddess, Babalon, to give birth to the Antichrist. Parsons died in an explosion at his Orange Grove Avenue workshop in Pasadena in 1952, nearly a decade before the first humans rocketed into outer space. His secret life made national headlines after...

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