Richard Kaczynski: Cartomancy in the Cotswolds

As a resident in the Cotswolds, I was delighted to read Richard Kaczynski’s fascinating new article: Cartomancy in the Cotswolds: Lady Frieda Harris and Aleister Crowley at Chipping Campden The article was published in Signpost, the journal of Chipping Campden Historical Society. Richard Kaczynski wrote to CCHS asking about Rolling Stone Orchard. He is the author of Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (North Atlantic Books, 2010). He has also written academic articles on the Thoth Tarot, delivered a keynote address on Frieda Harris at the 2016 Trans-States Conference in Northampton and maintains the Thoth Sightings web page, which documents the deck’s appearances in TV, movies and other forms of mass media/popular culture. To download a PDF of the journal:   Related Images:

‘Cosmic Trigger’ – The Play

Visit  to learn more Back by popular demand after their 2014 Liverpool and London shows.Cosmic Trigger is the story behind the notorious conspiracy satire, Illuminatus, the extraordinary life and times of the novel’s co-author, Robert Anton Wilson, and the unstoppable force that was theatre legend, Ken Campbell. “Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus had a profound effect on me and Cosmic Trigger Play will no doubt do the same for a whole new generation.” – Alan Moore, writer/author V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Jerusalem Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 May (excluding Mondays). 7pm Tuesdays – Saturdays 5pm Sundays This is a four hour show including two 23 minute intervals. Wednesday 19th May is BSL signed for the hard-of-hearing. Tuesday 23rd May is the Discordian’s Delight performance – expect extra Eris! Concession rate tickets available on Tuesdays only (bring valid proof with you) Group Discounts: Book 4 tickets and get a 5th free! SPECIAL EVENTS Others Connect…
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On this day in 1904: the ‘wickedest man in Britain’ completes his manuscript for a new religion

Edward Alexander Crowley was born on 12 October 1875 to a well-off family of Plymouth Brethren in Leamington Spa. He was a wilful child, and his mother nicknamed him Therion, the Great Beast 666, from the Book of Revelation. After school, Crowley went to Trinity College, Cambridge, to read natural sciences. He devoted little time on his studies, and excelled instead at chess and mountaineering. At 22, he decided all was worthless except magic and the occult. He changed his name to the Celtic-sounding Aleister, and spent his spare time writing poetry. He left Cambridge with no degree and moved to London, where he joined the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. There he met and fell out with the poet W B Yeats, who memorably described Crowley as “an unspeakably mad person”. Source: On this day in 1904: the ‘wickedest man in Britain’ completes his manuscript for a new…
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Let the Ceremonies BEGIN

‘Deep inside Northeast Florida’s hidden realm of the occult…’ An early self-promoter, Crowley believed any publicity was good. By the early 20th century, Crowley declared he was “The Great Beast 666.” The press took the bait, with headlines warning of “The Wickedest Man in the World.” When he died in 1947 at age 72, Crowley left a magickal system both impressive and a bit inscrutable, plus more than 60 published works on everything from the Qabbalah and Tarot to poems and plays. Notable Crowley followers have included pioneering underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger and Led Zeppelin’s guitarist/leader Jimmy Page, rumored to have the world’s largest collection of Crowley memorabilia. “I tell most people that Crowley was the fifth member of Led Zeppelin,” laughs Cyril. Source: Let the Ceremonies BEGIN Related Images:

Jack Parsons on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Jack Parsons featured in tonight’s episode of Helen Keen’s It Is Rocket Science (Series 1, Episode 2) on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Helen Keen presents her off-beat but true account of the history of space flight, aided by Peter Serafinowicz and Susy Kane. This week how Wernher Von Braun went from SS officer to American space supremo to Disney children’s presenter; America’s home-grown rocket genius Jack Parsons and his unhealthy interest in Satanism; and the surprising story of Fix the French Space Cat. As befits a comedy, the reference is essentially humorous: ‘John Whiteside Parsons … not a Nazi, he was a really keen, really enthusiastic Satanist … his mentor was Aleister Crowley … Parsons was a genius … game-changed the use of solid fuel … used sex magick to sire a Moonchild … Babalon Working … a lot we can’t include on Radio 4 … frankly made-up nonsense of Satanism.’…
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Unexplained Podcast: Who Aiwass

Unexplained is a bi-weekly podcast about mysterious real life events that continue to evade explanation. In last week’s episode, The Spaces that Linger, we journeyed to the grounds of Boleskine House on the banks of Loch Ness in the highlands of Scotland. Although the house has long been the subject of dark intrigue, it is best known for its association with author and occultist Aleister Crowley who made a failed attempt to conjure his Guardian Angel at the property. Four years later, in Cairo, Crowley claimed to have finally make contact with his Guardian Angel, it was an event that would change his life forever and one that has established Crowley in legend far beyond many of his peers. More info at and on twitter @unexplainedpod Source: Episodes

Stooping Starlight: A Thelemic podcast, by women, for all

One of the most interesting of the Thelemic podcasts… A Happy Autumnal Equinox to you all! Here is our fifth episode, and our one year anniversary since our first podcast! Featuring this time are: – Sr Madimi interviews Brandy Williams – Reading: “a laying on of hands” – Cara Soror “Women of Force and Fire” Special, with Sr Nessa, Sr Ixel, Sr Harper, Sr Madimi, and Sr AJMNS. Recorded live in Minneapolis. Source: Stooping Starlight