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Presentation of Abbey of Thelema Restore & Museum Projec

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2-25-2011 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, Qanat-TACIS (Triskelion Art Culture & Intellingence Association) presents the international project of the Abbey of Thelema Restore and Museum.

Public presentation of the International Project for the Aleister Crowley Museum in Sicily and the restoration of Villa Santa Barbara. Worldwide it is known as the Abbey of Thelema and during Fascism, from 1920 to 1923-24, it has been the seat and center of an international community focused on inner research, the study of Western and Eastern Tradition, the practice coupled with pitagorical life, the Ancient Mysteries and the religion of the Great Mother, the Egyptians, the Golden Dawn's Kabbalah and psychoanalysis. Since 1990 it's part of the regional architectonic heritage and it's also called Temple of Love and Will.

Workshops with round table, screenings and debate about the work and philosophy of Aleister Crowley, poet, painter, climber, naturist, erotomaniac, dandy, magician, alchemist, tantric guru, yoga teacher, who has played an essential role in Neo-Templar, Neo-Gnostic, Neo-Pagan, Wiccan, New Age, Hippie, Psychedelic, Rock, Metal, Industrial, Satanic, Scientologist Movements etc. He has also inspired the tales of Ian Fleming, William Sommerset Maugham, Leonardo Sciascia, Vincenzo Consolo, Giuseppe Quatriglio among others. Crowley was acquantaiced with Gabriele D'Annunzio, Fernando Pessoa, Winston Churchill etc. and represented an important model figure for the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Therion, Marilyn Manon, Ain Soph, Coph Nia, Current 93, Coil, Psychick TV, Throbbing Gristle, Alfred Kinsey, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and so on.

Qanat Records is glad to announce that for this occasion a special new edition of the collectible "The Great Beast Speaks" cd will be presented: it contains Crowley's original voice reciting and singing pieces of poetry and holy prayers, and a multimedia bonus track containing unpublished texts, pictures and videos. All the money raised will contribute to fund the Nonprofit Project for the Museum and the Restoration of the Abbey of Thelema.

- "Aleister Crowley, Tantra and Thelema" by Antonino Napoli, founder and director of the Campaign;
- "The influence of Crowley in modern music and art" by Rodan Di Maria, President of QAMM-TACIS and co-founder of the initiative;
- "Crowley and the Abbey of Cefalù" by Prof. Pietro Saja, author, historian and honorary member of the Project;
- "Ethics in Thelema" by Fra .'. Sup .'. Magis Magisque
(S.'.O.'.T.'.V.'.L.'. Novara);
- "The status of women in Crowleian thought and spirituality" by Prof.ssa Corinna Zaffarana (CTA102, Novara)
- "The influence of Crowley in contemporary magick movements" by Alessio Ballante, secretary of the cultural association Italia Esoterica, Roma.

Later thematic screenings, music selections and aperitif will follow.

Arcadia 93, Bloody Circus, CTA102, Italia Esoterica, Labirinto Stellare, Miss Daemonia, SOTVL, XP8 and others subscribe the initiative.

Donations, proposals and contributions are accepted and we are searching for the support of artists, writers, journalists, sponsors and anybody who has a feeling about the project

Info and contacts:
Address: 23, via del Parlamento - Tel. +39 091 7790341