Pearls of Wisdom: Lecture and book signing by James Eshelman
September 22, 2013; 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Altered Stages 212 W 29th St. 3rd Floor, New York NY 10001
Pearls of Wisdom: Gems From the Journal Black Pearl by James A. Jim Eshelman”A Black Pearl of Infinite Preciousness”
James A. Eshelman has been a writer and teacher of metaphysical subjects for over 40 years. He is the Chancellor of the College of Thelema and the Prolocutor General of the Temple of Thelema.
“Seek the New in the Old ~ Seek the Old in the New.” That was the motto ofBlack Pearl, College of Thelema’s biannual journal published 1997-2002. Author James A. Eshelman contributed 100 articles during one of the most prolific periods of his career. This anthology gathers over 40 essays, many of them substantially updated and expanded, and some of them never previously published.
Pearls of Wisdom “seeks the new in the old” through a magnificent cache of wisdom teachings from one of Thelema’s most insightful, creative teachers.
This is the “director’s cut” of Black Pearl and more!
An Introduction to Thelema the ground shifting world-view of Aleister Crowley explains Thelema’s core principles of Will, Love, and Star, then expands on the nature of True Will and Love Under Will; Thelema’s pantheon of gods; and theNew Era of Aspiration now opening before us. The rest of the book is organized in 7 parts: It’s in the Basics + Magick + Qabalah + Thelema Sexual Mysteries + Holy Guardian Angel + The Path
For example, one section (“Magick”) explores a dozen topics of ceremonial magick, including traditional and newer forms of the pentagram and hexagram rituals, Sun adorations, new adaptations of classic initiation rites, the ancient art of evocation, and a new ritual for becoming a purer reflection of your deepest spiritual ideal. Chapter 32, The Magical Record of Brother Proserpinus, is a modern tale of a brother of A.’.A.’. who undertook the Great Work and succeeded. Four times the size of excerpts published in Black Pearl, this is the centerpiece of the book.
$8 admission, or free admission with purchase of book.