Speakers are: David Rankine on Demonology and the Grimoires, Georgina Allen on Fulcanelli – The Man Who Made the Stone, Sian Humphries on Regardie and the Middle Pillar Ritual, Dr Robert Plimer on Kenneth Grant and the Nightside Tradition, Mike Harris on Working with the Mabinogion, G St M Nottingham on Eliphas Levi and his Magical Legacy…Continue Reading

Treadwells Bookshop, London Friday 9 June Witchcraft Documentaries of the 1970s Lecture – Gary Parsons “Wicca rode on the countercultural sentiment of the late 60s onward. The 60s were a technicolour era, when recreational drugs got big, as did sexual liberation and a mass distrust of authority.” Dazed interviewed filmContinue Reading

‘Deep inside Northeast Florida’s hidden realm of the occult…’ An early self-promoter, Crowley believed any publicity was good. By the early 20th century, Crowley declared he was “The Great Beast 666.” The press took the bait, with headlines warning of “The Wickedest Man in the World.” When he died inContinue Reading

Richard Cavendish , who has died aged 86, was an authority on magic, myth and witchcraft whose bestseller The Black Arts caught the imagination of spiritual questers at the tail end of the 1960s. Dabbling in astrology, black magic and necromancy was all the rage at the time of theContinue Reading

Lovecraft’s horror stories have become not just a literary cult like many others, but a tangible cult of the occult. The Cthulhu Mythos of the Old Gods with Unspeakable names are evoked and worshipped, and respected practitioners of the esoteric use the symbolism and mythos as the basis of aContinue Reading

A perceptive and intelligent review of Brian Copenhaver’s ‘The Book of Magic: From Antiquity to the Enlightenment‘, by Rowan Williams (ex-Archbishop of Canterbury), published in the current issue of ‘New Statesman‘… Sir James Frazer still casts a long shadow. The wonderful intellectual fugue that is Frazer’s Golden Bough, the 12Continue Reading

The Israel Regardie Conference 2016 will be held at the Town Hall, Welshpool, mid-Wales, on Saturday 30 April 2016. This Welsh market town has good rail links with Birmingham and London so easy access. Tickets are £16 from israelregardieconference2016.com Speakers are… Geraldine Beskin … Towards the Golden Dawn Liz WilliamsContinue Reading

Although not directly related to Aleister Crowley or his legacy, I include this article from the Daily Mail as it demonstrates a rather pleasing change of tone in the media to things broadly ‘esoteric’: According to the 2011 census, there are 53,172 pagans, or people who believe in something otherContinue Reading

Thelema Now! Guest: Jason Miller One of Thelema Now’s favorite guests returns!  The always engaging Jason Miller talks about his new book, the tantalizingly titled Sex, Sorcery, and Spirit: The Secrets of Erotic Magic.  Where do I sign up?! In addition to being an accomplished author, Jason also teaches one-on-one and hasContinue Reading

From Philip Weaver at http://disinfo.com/2015/01/william-s-burroughs-possessed/#sthash.RjMfZIRP.dpuf Thelema Now! host Frater Puck discusses William S. Burroughs, possession, synchronicities and chaos magick in a new documentary short from Imperium Pictures. Imperium Pictures is currently completing The Gent (a feature starring Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Grey, Howard Zinn et al) and a short on solidContinue Reading

Thelema Now! Guest: Peter Bebergal Thelema Now’s faithful host Frater Puck talks with author Peter Bebergal about his book, Season of the Witch. Did the occult really save rock & roll? Did Elvis learn hip-shakin’ in church? Did video kill the radio star?  It’s all here! Check it out… Direct download: Thelema_Now_Peter_Bebergal.mp3 RelatedContinue Reading

Thelema Now! Guest: Jeva Singh Anand (42 minutes)  Host Frater Puck talks with author Jeva Singh Anand about the book “The Secret School of Wisdom: The Authentic Rituals & Doctrines of the Illuminati.”  How did it begin? Who started it? What did they do? And is Beyonce their new leader, likeContinue Reading

‘Remember the night I banned you for being too demonic?’; Hilly Crystal speaking to Larry Kirwan, just before Hilly’s death. ‘That’s a story for another day, Hilly.’ I instantly regretted my words – we both knew there wouldn’t be one.’ – Larry Kirwan Thankfully we can still listen as LarryContinue Reading

Internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, Stephen Skinner, returns to speak with Frater Puck about his recent Dr John Dee’s Spiritual Diary. He was responsible for introducing real feng shui to the west, and he wrote the first 20th Century English book on the subject in 1976.  He discusses finally beingContinue Reading

One of Thelema NOW‘s favorite guests returns!  David Tibet discusses his latest project, I AROSE AS ALEPH, THE SPELLER, THE KILLER.  During his Birthday Moon on 5 March 2010, David hallucinated 41 portraits of ALEPH, THE SPELLER, THE KILLER and painted them in white ink by writing that thousands ofContinue Reading

Feast of Fools is a series of two-headed talks by an unlikely pair of occultists. Stuart Sudekum, a straight-laced historian and Golden Dawn scholar, brings fiery new life to ancient traditions. Stefano Black, a body-modded psychonaut and chaos magician, plunges into the dark unknown with postmodern meditations on the bleedingContinue Reading

Tomorrow (7.30 pm for 8.00 pm – 21st January 2012) at The Bell, Middlesex Street (better known as Petticoat Lane), London:  www.fancyapint.com/Pub/london/the-bell/4888 Steve Wilson will be talking on 777+ This is NOT about Liber 777, but is related to initiatory systems, including the OTO and AA. The title comes fromContinue Reading