In 1920 Aleister Crowley and his magical partner Leah Hirsig established the Abbey of Thelema at Cefalù, in Sicily. Here they undertook taboo-breaking magical experiments, including rites involving eating faeces. This lecture reveals this previously-unexplored side of Crowley’s magic, telling a story which raises questions about taboo and purity in ceremonial magic, but equally — gender, ideals of womanhood and the idea of the Scarlet Woman. The workings probed the boundaries of selfhood, subjectivity and taboo, and insights can be drawn from Mary Douglas’ work on purity and taboo and Georges Bataille’s writing on the negative paths to mystical ecstasy.Continue Reading

Thanks to William Thirteen… Do What Thou Wilt – The Search for Meaning in Stein 24.Nov.2017 – 18.March.2018 Appenzeller Volkskunde Museum, Stein, CH In the archive of the Swiss Canton Library in Appenzell Ausserrhoden can be found the “Collectio Magica et Occulta”, a collection of 8,500 books and innumerable objectsContinue Reading

An event constellated around the abodes of Aleister Crowley will be taking place at St Leonards Masonic Hall on 1st December. English Heretic and Accumulator Press will host talks and performances. Antony Clayton will be talking about Netherwood early in the evening, Matthew Shaw will be providing accompaniment to aContinue Reading

About the Event: Crucible is a large get-together of people, from a very wide variety of backgrounds, who are serious about the practice of magic(k), and want to have a good time. Date: October 7th, 2017 Location: Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ More Information: Featured Speakers:Continue Reading

An exciting Berlin event. All of the lectures will be in English and two of them address Aleister Crowley directly. August 31st 20:00 – 24:00 Z-Bar – Bergstrasse 2 Program 20:00: The Fool’s Journey: Cosmic Evolution and Initiation in The Thoth Tarot – Robert Stein The Thoth Tarot reveals a tale of CosmicContinue Reading

Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, in cooperation with the OTO Grand Lodge of Italy, is pleased to announce a conference at Monte Verità in Ascona, Switzerland, on August 26, 2017. This site was chosen to commemorate the centennial of the O.T.O. “Anational Congress for Organizing the Reconstruction of Society on PracticalContinue Reading

1 April – 9 April 2017 12:00 to 17:00 each day Conway Mill 5-7 Conway Street Falls Road Belfast United Kingdom The Candle of Vision is an exhibition of esoteric art happening from the 1st to the 9th of April 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. This will include both visualContinue Reading