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Moon Child Blu-ray

U.S. label Cult Epics has dated its upcoming Blu-ray release of director Agusti Villaronga’s cult fantasy film Moon Child (1989), starring Maribel Martin, Lisa Gerrard, Lucia Bose, Enrique Saldana, and David Sust. The release will be available for purchase on April 24. Synopsis: Inspired by famed occultist Aleister Crowley’s 1923 novel of the same name, Agusti Villaronga’s film centers around the extraordinary 12-year-old David (Enrique Saldana), who has been adopted by a treacherous scientific cult where extraordinary mental powers are common. He begins an archetypal journey across two continents with Georgina (Lisa Gerrard) to find his destiny as Child...

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Painting from 100 years ago ‘could show the first alien to visit Earth’ | Metro News

Aleister Crowley makes it to a (rather silly) article in the Metro newspaper: In 1918, the famous English occultist Aleister Crowley performed weird occult rituals in New York while absolutely off his head on drugs. Whacked on drugs including mescaline, opium and hash, Crowley ‘made contact’ with a being which now looks oddly familiar… like the ‘grey aliens’ beloved of UFO fans. Crowley made a painting of the entity, which he called ‘LAM’ – and his fans later linked the painting with planets beyond Pluto, Paranoia magazine reports. Could the occultist have summoned UFOs to our world, via some...

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Treadwells: Aleister Crowley’s Mysteries of Filth

Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, London WC1E 7BS Monday 19 March at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Aleister Crowley’s Mysteries of Filth Lecture – Georgia van Raalte In 1920 Aleister Crowley and his magical partner Leah Hirsig established the Abbey of Thelema at Cefalù, in Sicily. Here they undertook taboo-breaking magical experiments, including rites involving eating faeces. This lecture reveals this previously-unexplored side of Crowley’s magic, telling a story which raises questions about taboo and purity in ceremonial magic, but equally — gender,  ideals of womanhood and the idea of the Scarlet Woman. The workings probed the boundaries of...

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Aleister Crowley in America Launch | The Atlantis Bookshop

February 19, 2018 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm The Atlantis Bookshop. 49a Museum Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1A 1LY We are pleased to be welcoming back Tobias Churton to celebrate the launch of his latest publication, Aleister Crowley in America. Subtitled Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World, Tobias’ book promises to explore key aspects of Crowley’s American escapades, including details of his travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavours, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation, as well as an investigation of Crowley’s undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI. The book includes an abundance of previously...

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Servants of the Star and the Snake

Compiled and edited by Henrik Bogdan, Servants of the Star & the Snake is a collection of eighteen essays by fourteen different writers on the work of Kenneth and Steffi Grant. It will be published in April 2018 in a first edition of 1,000 copies and is now available for advance ordering. In octavo format and expected to run to approximately 280 pages, the book will be produced as a sewn-bound hardback, with a number of colour plates and half-tone illustrations, illustrated endpapers and a full-colour dustjacket. More details about the content of the book can be found here. The standard...

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