Aleister Crowley: The Prophet of the New Aeon
SAVE THE ABBEY OF THELEMA!
The c.n.p.o* for the Study of Self "Entelechy" presents:
ALEISTER CROWLEY: THE PROPHET OF THE NEW AEON
- A whole day of lectures relating to The Book of the Law -
To be held on Monday 9 April 2012 - at Treadwell's, London.
The fantastic program includes:
11:10 am - 11:35 am
The "Save the Abbey of Thelema" project by Anna Apostolidou, chairperson of the c.n.p.o. "Entelechy"
11:40 am - 12:05 pm
"Law, Truth & Desire: Crowley, Badiou & Lacan" by Katerina Kerasoti-Kay, D.Phil.
12:05 pm - 12:25 pm
Reading Liber Al, Chapter I by Caroline Wise
12:25 pm - 13:30 pm
13:30 pm - 13:50 pm
"The Abbey must be built" by Peter Grey, owner of Scarlet Imprint Publications
13:50 pm - 14:10 pm
Reading Liber Al, Chapter II
by Paul Feazey
14:10 pm - 14:30 pm
"The Cult of Nuit: the star goddess of ancient Egypt, mother of Seth and all the gods." by Mogg Morgan, owner of Mandrake of Oxford Publishing
14:30 pm - 14:40 pm
by Anna Apostolidou
14:40 pm - 15:00 pm
15:00 pm - 15:20 pm
"Aleister Crowley: Prophet of a New Aeon, priest of Ancient Gods" by Paul Feazey, owner & editor of LAShTAL.COM
15:20 pm - 15:40 pm
Reading Liber Al, Chapter III by Peter Grey
15:40 pm - 16:10 pm
"Flashings of the Fire: Transmission of a Magical Current" by Michael Staley, Head of Ordo Typhonis (The Typhonian Order), and Founder of Starfire Publishing
16:10 pm - 16:30 pm
The ticket price is only £20 (All proceeds will go to help preserve the Abbey of Thelema, Cefalu.)
For bookings please contact Treadwell’s at 020 7419 8507.
We wish to thank our speakers for their selfless participation in our event and Christina Harrington of Treadwell's for offering the booking facility as well as for her immense patience.
We would also like to thank LAShTAL.COM, our media sponsor, for offering a precious platform for our communication.
We're now looking forward to meeting everyone at the event!
Meanwhile, you can check the website we've created for the event here: http://www.wix.com/aleistercrowley/acevent
* The c.n.p.o. for the Study of Self “Entelechy” is a registered charity
(Reg. Number: 20894/2011, Court of First Instance of Athens, Greece)
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"We wish to thank our speakers for their selfless participation in our event"
One thread infects them all.
"I have an idea. How about the day's talks be recorded? Then those of us who would love to attend the event but cannot could purchase the recording, and the transcripts. The proceeds from that also going to help preserve the Abbey of Thelema."
What a great idea Nox! 😀 That would be well cool!
I agree wholeheartedly with N.O.X.! I'm sure that even some of the attendees would also want a recording but for those of us who won't be there, a recording would share the day and increase money raised!
Greetings everyone! 🙂
Two quick words:
Many thanks for your input.
Your suggestions gave us a nudge to look into the options we have to record and transcribe the speeches and the readings.
We'll keep you informed.
I'll definitely be wearing my Easter Bonnet if we're to be recorded.
I can only assume that's the one with the egg in it and the roosting chicken on top of it, Michael !?
Best Wishes to all involved in this fine little venture
I implore you to record and offer for sale!
It always makes me sad that I can not attend events such as this and it also frustrates me that they are rarely even recorded, when they provide so much insight. It should be shared and if it generates additional income for the cause then everyone is a winner! 🙂
We decided to have an audio recording of the speeches and the readings. I've made a small inquiry to find someone with the needed equipment to supply that service in a reasonable price, but I didn't have any luck.
If any of you have any suggestion/advice regarding that, please don't hesitate to pm me.
I understand that present podcast technology is very inexpensive and very easy to put online. Perhaps a site for this with a PayPal donation box would do the trick? I'm no expert on this, but it seems plausible.
There's some information here, in an actual podcast on the very subject:
"Principles of Podcast Promulgation"
A podcast would be cool but I was looking for a physical CD or DVD. I guess its just the collector in me that prefers physical objects.
I've got nothing to play DVD's on...
I've got nothing to play DVD's on...
I play mine on the computer which I am sat at, not possible on yours? How about audio only (CDs)?
I've got nothing to play DVD's on...
I've seen external players on Amazon for about £16 which could solve that with a "plug & play" device. Of course funds pending once again.
Seems the hyperlinking of text does not work here yet, here are the links:
500 CDs $0.89 ea.
500 DVDs $1.89 ea.
*cough* If going the amazon route can I recommend starting here? It's worth it.
(I am not affiliated to that site in anyway other than by having used it to my own advantage..)
No. The DVD on my laptop stopped working years ago, and as I have no DVD's, I didn't bother getting a DVD player with the new computer. I have no separate television/video/music playing equipment. Frater Shiva was kind enough to send me a DVD but given that I'm not exactly high on my families list of priorities (mum's been promising to drop my bike off for two years), then it may be some weeks or months before anyone get's around to putting it on a memory stick for me. On the other hand - is it worth paying £16 for something I'll probably use twice until it becomes an anachronism on my machine?
The day of the event is approaching!
As I mentioned above, the speeches and the readings will be recorded in audio.
After a small research, we decided to use the Sonic Foundry Sound Forge v5.0 and a pretty good microphone for the recording.
The audio file will be available to download via LAShTAL.COM.
Now, the c.n.p.o "Entelechy" is a non profit organization and that means that it is solely supported by donations. So LAShTAL.COM will be adding a donation button, so that people who download the recordings will be also able to make a donation for our cause.
As I often say, although LAShTAL.COM is not a registered c.n.p.o., it is non profit nevertheless (!), and given that it is devoted to the life, work and legacy of Aleister Crowley, we have a common goal to support. (Not to mention that, if it weren't for Lashtal, our project to save the Abbey would have never existed.)
For these reasons I discussed with the other members of the administrative commitee and we decided that 8% of the donations for the recordings will go to support LAShTAL.COM - even though Lashtal never asked for anything.
It's only a small percentage, but we expect that your ridiculously high donations will make it substantial. 😉
Really looking forward to hearing these speeches! And here's to two excellent causes! 93 93/93.
Richard T. Cole informed me today that he has created an audio visual presentation especially for our event! What wonderful news!
The presentation is titled:
"SAVE THE ABBEY OF THELEMA! vs SAVE THE ABBEY OF THELEMA?".
R.T.Cole offered this work as a contribution to our cause, so, just like the speeches, after the event the file will be available to download via LAShTAL.COM.
Thank you, Richard!!
Amazing stuff Hecate.
Can't you you and the rest of the speakers etc for providing the days talks etc to us all for prosperity.
The voluntary donation aspect was entirely unexpected also, many would have been happy to pay for the privilege of having so many experts speaking and available for download.
I will donate for sure and I hope many others to also.
Best of luck!
Just a few days to go now. Looking forward to it very much; every success to the organisers.
can't wait to hear the results! and i hope some photos of the unspeakable rite will also bubble up from below...
Some tickets remain available, I understand.
What better way can there be to spend one of the Holy Days than at this event, which is a testament to the remarkable work of our friend and fellow-member, Hecate?
By the way, I'll be making available a preview of LAShTAL v2 to attendees…
Owner and Editor
That will be great, Paul! Can't wait to see the new LAShTAL website! 🙂
so....how was it?
Well, speaking for myself alone - and I am inevitably biased -I thought it was excellent. Talks from the other speakers were excellent: Anna's was fascinating as was Katerina's, Peter's talk was as magical as you'd expect, Mogg's was fascinating and revealed some Egyptological information that I didn't know and Mick's was witty and engaging.
As for my talk? I'm probably not the best judge!
The social meeting afterwards was especially pleasant, with the opportunity to chat with some genuinely lovely people.
As for LAShTAL v2 - I wasn't able to give a preview as the result of tech problems, but we should all see it soon: hopefully, the upgraded site will go live on 21 April.
Owner and Editor
Sorry I've been AWOL recently from around here but my training has been busy and the PCs were down for ages. Checking on a tiny fone screen isnt conducive to posting, and only on weekends at that.
I was wondering- well first of all, Im glad it went well!
I wish I could have attended.
I was hoping someone recorded some of hte talks? in audio or video?
Well, I needed to take some time to detach myself, and also to get some feedback from people who attended the conference before I attempt an assessment of the event.
Thanks for asking though; your question made me process the whole experience and, you know what? I feel deeply satisfied from the outcome of the event.
Of course there is always room for improvement. For instance, I regret that I didn't rehearse my speech a few more times or didn’t make even better preparations for the event, and, the feedback gave me some good ideas for the future. Nevertheless, I did my best under the given circumstances, and I feel very good about it.
As for the event itself, Katerina and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed the interaction with our speakers and the attendees more than we could have hoped.
We were really happy to meet Caroline Wise, who read the first chapter of Liber Al.
And I am not just trying to be kind when I say that Katerina, Peter, Mogg, Paul and Michael are exceptional people and it was a unique opportunity to have them all speaking in one conference. I feel that each one of them added to my understanding a valuable piece of the big puzzle that we call Aleister Crowley. So, although I have never done something like that before, I'll try to give you an idea about what I enjoyed the most in their speeches:
Katerina presented a short comperative study, showing the connection between Aleister Crowley, Lacan and Badiou regarding the ideas of Law, Truth and Desire.
I look forward to more works like that, as they offer a very enlightening perspective regarding not only the connections of Aleister Crowley's work with the cultural, social and philosophical frame of his times, but also his potential influence on future movements.
Peter's speech was really enlightening and inspiring. He, too, referred to the ideas of some writers, poets and political theorists like Ivan Chtcheglov, Guy Debord, Hakim Bay, and others, in order to explain why the Abbey must be built. And yes, I'll agree with Paul: his speech was really magical.
Mogg, on the other hand, talked to us about the cult of Nuit, and presented some pictures and symbols I had never seen before and pointed out some very interesting connections. I'd say that he really opened a door to the understanding of the way of thinking of the ancient Egyptians.
Paul's speech was witty and I enjoyed it immensely. He applied his talent for paying attention to details, in the examination of AC's records about the writing of Liber Al, and he brought to our attention certain facts which can be very revealing on multiple levels - for a little while, he made me feel as a detective searching for clues to solve an intriguing ancient mystery.
As for Michael, well, what can I say! He has a unique mature witty and peaceful way to facilitate someone's understanding about the way the energy works, and the connection to the heart, that his speech was a real healing.
Of course, we also had R.T.Cole's incredible audio-visual presentation titled "Save the Abbey of Thelema (!) vs. Save the Abbey of Thelema(?)" We watched the video at the end of the day and, well, that was the cherry at the top of the cake!
You'll be able to download the audio-visual presentation via Lashtal in a few days but, until then, you can view it on:
Moreover, Richard prepared and sent over to Treadwell's some very special mementos of the day for all the attendees that included a coin and a badge!
Then, at the end of the event we spent some time together and I was really happy that I had the opportunity to meet people with whom I have been interacting via internet for such a long time. It was one of these times when the 3D reality is much better than the virtual one. 😉
So, yes, I think the event was very successful – I only wish it would have lasted a little bit longer!
I used a pretty good microphone and a laptop for the recording, as I had announced, and I also made some tests to make sure they work properly. However, when I came back and checked the files, I realized that this time there was a problem. I'll have to speak to a technician but it is Easter time here, so I'll have to wait a few days.
Of course I also used a digital recorder as a back-up so we can use these files instead, but, perhaps, the quality won't be as good as the one we'd have in the first case. We'll have to wait and see.
Apologies for dragging up and old thread but what happened the audio recordings that could be donated for?
Anna (Hecate) did absolutely everything necessary and I regret that the totally unacceptable delay in availability is entirely down to me. Pressures of woe, blah blah blah…
My apologies for the delay - they will be made available 'soon'.
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thanks paul. looking forward, wish i could have been there