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Treadwells: Aleister Crowley’s Mysteries of Filth

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.

Marco Visconti – Meeting Aleister Crowley and his Magick

Thursday 8 March 2017: Meeting Aleister Crowley & his Magick Evening Seminar at Treadwells, London – Marco Visconti Tonight is for people curious about the man, his philosophy and his magic. It offers a highlight-filled introductory tour of the key godforms, symbols and rituals which make up Crowley’s system Thelema. Whether you’re…
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The Search for Meaning in Stein

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 objects…
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