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 12 volumes of its definitive edition published mostly in the years… Read more »
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 Williams … Regardie and the Arte of Talismanic Magic Sian Humphries… Read more »
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 other than a conventional god, in the UK and evidence suggests… Read more »
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 has a great website and blog. Listen and learn. http://traffic.libsyn.com/wuelf2000/Thelema_Now_Jason_Miller_2015.mp3
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 solid rocket fuel developer/occultist Jack Parsons in which British director Ken… Read more »
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
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, like the internet says? Find out!