Thelema

David Bowie used to store his urine in the fridge to stop witches stealing it

The Thin White Duke’s strange obsession with keeping his urine safe is allegedly to do with a fall out he had with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page a few months prior in his Manhattan townhouse and, as a result, he became under the belief that the guitar god had sought to put his soul in danger.

The English Illuminati by Alistair Lees

Published for the very first time, the English Illuminati rituals are revealed in full to the reader alongside other original source materials. A unique opportunity to see what really went on behind the scenes, changing perceptions and sharing the true story of the English branch of the world’s most notorious order. The book starts with a chance discovery – a secret manuscript locked in a box and hidden away in a private occult library. Within was found a handwritten notebook by Dr William Wynn Westcott. It had lain there for over a century, waiting patiently to be discovered and its contents brought to light.

Best of OZ – upcoming publication from Ordo Templi Orientis, Australian Grand Lodge

After 13 years and 50 Issues, OTO Grand Lodge of Australia is making its member-only OZ magazine available to the public in this ‘best of’ compilation. Inspiring and provocative, OZ chronicles the birth and early development of the Australian Grand Lodge experiment in thought leadership, scholarship, culture and magical design.

Liber Oz: On the Rights of Man

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On the Rights of Man explores the history of Aleister Crowley’s Liber OZ in greater detail than ever before. Through careful examination of Crowley’s diaries and correspondences during the Second World War, a fascinating narrative emerges that, up until now, has never been told.  In a separate section, Frater Orpheus discusses the significance of its title and number, how its principles can be applied to the Tree of Life, and its connection to five magical formulas which reveal deeper mysteries. 

Magna Invocatio: A Gnostic Mass for Choir and Orchestra – Killing Joke

On November 29th, Jaz Coleman, founding member with the legendary Killing Joke, releases ‘Magna Invocatio – A Gnostic Mass For Choir And Orchestra Inspired By The Sublime Music Of Killing Joke’ through Spinefarm Records, the first release of the MASTERSCORE Series. As an artist of fierce intellect and purpose, Jaz Coleman – now celebrating 40 years as Killing Joke’s iconic front-man – has been driven by twin musical loves: experimental rock and classical music.

Inside the ‘Hyper Fantastical’ VFX of STRANGE ANGEL – VFX Voice Magazine

Many of us, I imagine, will have given up on Strange Angel months ago. The first few episodes of the first season were promising but any interest soon waned. The appearance of Crowley as pantomime baddie was the last straw. Having said that, there’s no denying that it was well produced.

Hawass Reveals Secrets of Pharaonic Book of Dead – Sada El balad

God Osiris sits on the throne and the balance with its two pans is put in front of him. In one of the two pans, there’s a feather of justice; which is known as “Maat”. In the corresponding pan, the heart of the dead person is placed. If the heart pan is heavier than the feather pan, the dead person crosses safely to the afterlife and vice versa. Horus; son of God Osiris is there in every trial to give a helping hand to the dead person; whether man or woman.

‘Strange Angel’s Laine Neil Teases Patty’s ‘Insane Trajectory’ In Mysterious Season 2 Storyline

Laine Neil returns to her role of Patty Byrne in the highly-ancticipated season 2 of ‘Strange Angel,’ & talks to HL about where her story is headed! Source: ‘Strange Angel’s… Read more »

The Splendor of David Tibet’s Apocalypse at Cal State Fullertons Begovich Gallery

Under a dim, haunting red light, Tibet’s blocky black-and-white African fetishes look as if they’ve been doused in crimson, their faces remade by the artist into smiles and lop-sided triangle eyes. Another red-light section is dedicated to a woman in silhouette and haphazardly drawn barns with red roofs, both images inspired by an unsolved killing from the 1940s and a notorious murder and execution in 1827 England…

Chinese archeological team in Egypt starts excavation in Luxor’s Montu Temple

LUXOR, Egypt, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) — The first Chinese archeological team in Egypt has officially started on Thursday its excavation work in Montu Temple at the Karnak Temple Complex of monument-rich southern city of Luxor. “This is a very important moment for us,” Jia Xiaobing, head of the Chinese archaeological mission in Egypt, told a press conference held in the open air at the precinct of Montu Temple.

CBS All Access Drama ‘Strange Angel’ Renewed for Season 2

“Strange Angel” has been renewed for a second season on CBS All Access. The drama, about rocketry pioneer and occultist Jack Parsons, ended its first season in August. “We look forward to exploring the next chapter of Jack Parsons’ journey,” said Julie McNamara, executive vice president, original content, CBS All Access. “’Strange Angel’ and its talented cast and crew are the epitome of the type of programming we strive for at CBS All Access — daring, imaginative and unconventional.”

Lore season 2 finale recap: Jack Parsons: The Devil and the Divine

In 1936, Parsons along with his colleagues Edward Foreman and Frank Malina initially appear to experience a day of failed rocket launches. Before attempting one last launch, Parsons decides to cast a spell on the rocket, much to the understandable skepticism of Foreman and Malina. The rocket makes it about a 100 feet up before blowing up but in the explosion, Parsons claims to once again see a woman in red…

The Jack Parsons Episode Of ‘Lore’ Is A True Story About A Rocket Scientist Gone Rogue

Amazon Prime’s original series, Lore, has taken on its share of spooky historical legends. And now as Season 2 approaches, it’s digging even deeper into the strange myths surrounding real-life people. In particular, the upcoming episode of Lore based on the true story of Jack Parsons could get pretty weird, especially if you know about Parsons’ past.

Liber-AL.com Bookseller: Anniversary Sale

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The always-interesting and highly regarded bookseller, Liber-AL.com, is holding an anniversary sale to mark the store’s fourth year. There are over 200 items in the sale, many massively reduced, up to 40% in many cases. Included are many early, rare and/or limited editions mostly related to Aleister Crowley. The sale is running until Tuesday 4th September at which point the prices go back to normal. It’s a genuine opportunity to grab some real bargains.