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    Falcon
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    First Steps in Thelema

    Evening Workshop – Marco Visconti

    Wednesday 28th November 2018 e.v.

    @ 7.00pm-9.15pm

    @ Treadwell’s Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS

    Tonight introduces the foundation practices of Aleister Crowley’s magickal system which a beginner can undertake at home. Marco Visconti, a Thelemite of over 20 years standing, looks at these exercises and short individual rites and will teach them in class, with with hands-on practice.

    Many who have read about Crowley’s magick have told us they would welcome hands-on guidance on starting out in a practical sense. So in this workshop the key things involved in a home-based Thelemic life are covered in turn: from Liber Resh, a rite to welcome the sun, to Thelemic Yoga with particular attention to pranayama and asana, to the short Star Ruby and Liber Reguli rites, the Middle Pillar exercise, and the keeping of a magical diary. Absolutely no previous experience is expected. The evening workshop is both practical and theoretical, well structured and engaging.

    Marco Visconti studied Religious Anthropology at Rome’s La Sapienza and Audio Engineering at Milan’s SAE, then worked 15 years as a touring musician, with bands such as XP8 and Faderhead. He’s been a Thelemite for 20 years, receiving initiation into the A∴A∴, Choronzon Club, and Ordo Templi Orientis: he is currently the driving force behind Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis in Anglia, a thelemic and gnostic church not tied to any particular Order or organisation, but wherein all Thelemites can work together.

    A dynamic practitioner with a clear instruction style, he always sells out these engaging and fulfilling evenings. All welcome: no experience required.

    Time: Arrive 6.50 for 7 pm start. Ends 9.15 pm

    Price: £20 Book online here (tickets below)

    First Steps in Thelema- Workshop

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    azrael2393
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    Thanks for linking this Falcon – it has now sold out!

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    Jamie J Barter
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    Although it mentions that the course contains “exercises and short individual rites”, it seems curious that in attempting to attract beginners on their “First Steps”, there doesn’t seem to be any reference anywhere to The Book of the Law.

    Could it be an attempt to try to separate and distance it from Thelema/ Crowleyan magick or ‘Crowleyanity’, as it is viewed in some quarters as a bogus artefact (i.e., not delivered from Aiwass as a divine messenger at all, but the higher centres of Aleister Crowley’s brain)?

    Norma N Joy Conquest

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    Michael Staley
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    @jamiejbarter

    Could it be an attempt to try to separate and distance it from Thelema/ Crowleyan magick or ‘Crowleyanity’, as it is viewed in some quarters as a bogus artefact (i.e., not delivered from Aiwass as a divine messenger at all, but the higher centres of Aleister Crowley’s brain)?

    I doubt if that’s the reason. For many decades now The Book of the Law has been regarded as a “bogus artefect” in “some quarters”, without it making much if any difference to its canonical status.

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    azrael2393
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    I only see the thread here… we did discuss of the Book of the Law at length, as I always do in each and every one of my courses, including the single evening ones.

    As for getting rid of Crowleyanity and put Thelema firmly on the pedestal, you can count on me to keep doing it.

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