Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick
Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick is a monthly podcast, produced with the support of Ordo Templi Orientis USA Grand Lodge.

Jake Stratton-Kent has been a goetic magician since 1972, making more than forty years of continuous goetic practice. His practical work integrates the magical papyri, Italo-French grimoires in particular the Grimorium Verum and African traditional religions with a focus on Quimbanda and magia negra. His interest in magic spans the ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern as well as stretching from the West to the Middle East and crucially, the New World.

To learn more - click here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm EDT

Joseph Peterson spoke at Leaping Laughter Lodge in Minneapolis, MN in July 2018 to an appreciative audience of about 20 people. It was seriously fun.

Joseph discusses putting together a witch's handbook from the trial records of the Venetian Inquisition.

This grimoire, or handbook of magic, was confiscated by the Venetian Inquisition in 1636 from practicing witches. After decades of searching for this elusive text, Joseph now has the pleasure of presenting and translating it here for the first time. It contains their secret techniques for dealing with the more dangerous spirits or daemons, intentionally scattered and hidden within a collection of “secrets” comprising many detailed examples. Together these provide enough clues to enable practitioners to create their own spells for working with all the spirits cataloged.

To purchase the book - click here! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

Thelesis founder and Thelema Now's favorite sorcerer Jason Miller talks with Harper about a wide range of topics.  His latest book, Elements of Spell Crafting: 21 Keys to Successful Sorcery, cuts through the pretentious bologna and talks about doing magick to get things done! Imagine that! 

To find out what Jason is doing, read his blog, or sign up for one of his classes, visit his website or follow him on Facebook!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:45pm EDT

Host Harper Feist speaks to Rain Al-Alim, which is the nom de plume of the author of Jinn Sorcery.  He has chosen to remain anonymous to avoid the stigmatization that practitioners of magic and sorcery can experience in his country - and the punishment can include beheading in some countries. He holds a degree in journalism and is currently studying Arabic philology; and he has studied and practiced the occult arts for approximately 17 years.

To find out more about Jinn Sorcery, visit Scarlet Imprint

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT

Thelema Now host Harper Feist speaks to Colin Campbell about his new book Thelema: An Introduction to the Life, Work & Philosophy of Aleister Crowley

Colin always spells things in out in clear, no-nonsense terms, and this interview is no exception.  Check out and learn something new!

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05pm EDT

Have a sense of humor, people!  That's what one of Thelema Now's fav guests - Carl Abrahamsson - would tell us. 

Carl talks to Harper Feist about humor, magick, and why Americans are so great.  (He really said that!)  He also discusses his latest book Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward

To find more about Carl, visit his carlabrahamsson.com!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT

Harper Feist talks to Sister Lita-Luise Chappell latest books are The Collioure Concealment & Murder of the Mystras Nun, and the third part of the trilogy will be coming soon. She talks about her writing process and finding inspiration.

Lita has been writing poetry, short stories, mysteries, plays, lyrics, rituals, cookbooks, investigative articles, and travelogues for almost fifty years. She has a master's degree in Psychology, and a doctorate in Human Sexuality. She has had several careers: in food service as a chef and caterer, in electronics, in the music industry, in the publishing business, and as a sex therapist. She has also traveled extensively to Western Europe, the Netherlands, the British Isles, the Far East, southeastern Asia, northern Africa, Canada, Mexico, other U.S. territories and Australia. She has been a student of the occult as a priestess in ancient Egyptian, Eleusinian Greek, Italian Strega, British Celtic, Northumbrian Faerye, Hawaiian Huna, and Thelema. Through it all, she has written as she went along, commenting on different cultures, human behavior, politics, love, sex, wisdom and magick.

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:31pm EDT

Wow!  Check this out and have your mind BLOWN!  Eric Stedman, who specializes is film restoration, discusses with Frater Puck the Mysteries of Myra film series that was tied to our very own Uncle Al Crowley. How you ask? Give a listen and find out!

You can find out more about Eric and his work at these websites: 

mysteriesofmyra.com

ericstedman.com

serialsquadron.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Check it!  Frater Puck talks to Thelema Now's fav guest, Lon Milo.  Listen and learn something you didn't know about magick, tarot, and life in general. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Tracy Rollin talks to Thelema Now's Harper Feist about her book, Santa Muerte – the History, Rituals and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death. 

The book takes a look at Santa Muerte, the famous folk saint widely associated with the Day of the Dead. Credited with wielding vast influence in the lives of her devotees, she is the central figure of the fastest-growing new religious movement in the world today.

This book surveys Santa Muerte as an aspect of the dark feminine, the bringer of death that Is crucial to all life. This perspective is surveyed through the lens of Santa Muerte’s European and Aztec roots, including the Catholic beliefs and practices that helped shape them.

To find out more, visit Tracey's website traceyrollin.com 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

Thelema Now's Harper Feist and author Peter Mark Adams discuss Sola-Busca tarot and Peter's book The Game of Saturn.

The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites. Fascinating stuff!

To find out more about Peter's work, visit his website petermarkadams.com

Visit Peter's acedemic page at: liverpool.academia.edu/PeterAdams

To order The Game of Saturn, which is limited to 800 copies, click here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Thelema Now welcomes composer David Hertzberg!   At the end of the interview, please listen to Mr. Hertzberg's original composition Meditation Boreale

Composer in Residence David Hertzberg and director R.B. Schlather take visitors on a fantastic journey through the treasured galleries of Philadelphia's The Barnes Foundation. This performance will run at the Barnes from September 18th - 25th.

In this performance, two of the early 20th century’s most prolific and polarizing artistic visionaries collide: physician, collector, and writer Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951) and Aleister Crowley (1875-1947).

In a one-act opera inspired by Crowley’s "The Wake World," visitors will experience Dr. Barnes’s collection like never before as they follow a wide-eyed seeker and her guardian angel on a dreamlike voyage. Works of art jump off the gallery walls and into the action as the museum is transformed, with the voices of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus drawing the audience through a mystical world of hallucinatory vividness. 

For more info and tickets, visit operaphiladelphia.org

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08pm EDT

Frater Puck talks with Aaron Leitch, who is a senior member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the academic Societas Magica. A scholar, practitioner, and teacher of Western Hermeticism, the Solomonic grimoire tradition, and Enochian magick, he has authored such titles as Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language: Vols. I and II and The Essential Enochian Grimoire.

Check out Aaron's website

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:37pm EDT

Let's get loud!  Frater Puck and Carl Abrahamsson talk in person at a lively coffee shop about newest issue of his journal Fenris Wolf. 

You can check out Carl's works at: carlabrahamsson.com and trapart.net. Order Fenris Wolf at by clicking here!  

Also - listen until the end to hear the composition "UnconsciousSexuality" by Carl and his wife Vanessa Sinclair. 

 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is the latest book from Deborah Castellano. She discusses the book - and well as how to use glamour effectively - with Thelema Now host Harper Feist. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Dr. David Shoemaker returns to Thelema Now to discuss his latest work, Karl Germer Selected Letters 1928-1962.

Karl Germer (1885-1962) was Aleister Crowley’s successor as head of the magical order A.’.A.’. and Outer Head of Ordo Templi Orientis. His legacy, however, is mostly known through the work of his students and confidantes. Little has been published about the life, teachings, and spiritual experiences of this most dedicated Thelemite. In an effort to shed some light upon Germer's life’s work, the Temple of the Silver Star now makes available this selection from a lifetime of correspondence.

You'd be crazy not to listen! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Scott Stenwick gave the lecture Enochian 101 at Leaping Laughter Lodge. Enjoy!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Drawing on decades of experience, author and historian Peter Levenda turns to the novel as the best and perhaps only way to tell a story that has to be told – that hidden within the tales of America's most iconic writer of gothic horror, H.P. Lovecraft, runs a vein of actual terror.

Gregory Angell, the present-day descendant of George Angell in Lovecraft's “Call of Cthulhu,” is summoned by a nameless covert agency of the US government to retrieve a sacred book from the grasp of an Islamist terror network operating out of northern Iraq, in the land of the Yezidi. Peter explains where all this comes from and how he had to continually update the book in light of current events.  

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Thelema Now! Frater Ashen Chassan (55 minutes)

Thelema Now host Harper Feist speaks to Frater Ashen Chassan about his new book Gateways Through Light and Shadow. This is the second book by Bryan Garner, (aka Frater Ashen Chassan) and in it we are again offered the illuminating opportunity to observe and learn from a practicing magus engaged in his Work. 

To checkout Gateways, click here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:41pm EDT

In our final podcast of 2016, Thelema Now host Frater Puck speaks with Thomas Hatsis about his book, The Witches' Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic. Find out what old-school witches were really up to and how you can recreate those ancient recipes!  Great stuff!  

To order the book - click here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker 2016  (38 minutes)

Returning to Thelema Now is David Shoemaker!  The Living Thelema author talks to Frater Puck about his newest project The Winds of Wisdom

To learn more and order books, visit livingthelema.com/

Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:57pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Brandy Williams (55 minutes)

Thelema Now's host Harper Fiest talks with Brandy Williams about what it's like to be a woman in Thelema, how times have changed, and how they need to change some more! Her book, For the Love of the Gods, The History and Modern Practice of Theurgy, Our Pagan Inheritance, is available now on Amazon and other fine book sellers.  And check out Brandy's website, brandywilliams.org

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:39am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Matthew Marble (24 minutes)

Thelema Now's Frater Puck talks to Princeton University grad Matthew Marble about his dissertation Buddhist Bubblegum: Esoteric Buddhism in the Creative Process of Arthur Russell.  (You can read the full dissertation here.

For the uninitiated, the late Arthur Russell was an American cellist, composer, producer, singer, and musician whose work spanned a disparate range of styles. Trained in contemporary experimental composition and Indian classical music, Russell found success in downtown New York's avant-garde and disco scenes in the 1970s and 1980s.

A prolific recording artist, Russell produced a considerable collection of material over the course of his career, including a number of successful underground dance hits under various aliases, but his near-chronic inability to complete projects resulted in a limited amount of released output; World of Echo (1986) would be his only full-length solo album to see release during his lifetime. Russell also collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass, poet Allen Ginsberg, musicians such as Peter Zummo and David Byrne, and DJs such as Walter Gibbons and Nicky Siano. He died from AIDS in 1992, still in relative obscurity and nearly broke.

His music lives on - so check it out!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:46pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Joseph Peterson (2 hours)

WOW!  This is a long one, but a great one.  Buckle up for this two-hour lecture from Joseph Peterson on the Sworn Book of Honorius.  


Joseph Peterson is a renowned scholar of the magical grimoires. Through his web site esotericarchives.com, Joseph has made ancient grimoires availalbe to the public for study and research for many years. His annotations with his notes and research has provided unequaled insight and understanding to modern magicians seeking to tap into the lore and power of the traditional Grimoire traditions.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman  (39 minutes)

Thelema Now talks to one of our favorite people - Sallie Ann Glassman.  Sallie tells host Harper Feist about her journey to New Orleans, doing public ritual, and working with spirits.  Check it out! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: Sister Kashmira (28 minutes)

What's an "unconference" you ask? It sounds likeit could be chaos, but somehow it all works out!

Listen as Sister Kashmira discusses the upcoming event in the Valley of Pittsburgh this July. Find out more about the Thelemic Unconference! Click here!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

Thelema NOW!  Guest: Genesis P-Orridge (45 minutes)

A Thelema Now fav is BACK! None other than Genesis P-Orridge talks to Frater Puck about what s/he's been up to lately!  And Genesis has been busy.  The main topic is the Rubin Museum "Try To Altar Everything" exhibition. But there's so much more! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: Colin Campbell 2016

Buckle up - the Geotia can give you a bumpy ride! But don't fret, Colin Campbell is here to explain it all. 

In this work, "Of the Arte Goetia," Campbell examines the evolution of the text known as Goetia, from the proto-Goetia of Wier's "Pseudomonarchia Daemonum", through the first English translation in Scot's "Discoverie of Witchcraft", and finally to the English language manuscripts from which most modern editions are drawn.

Listen in!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: John L. Steadman

Soro Lilya talks to author John L. Steadman about his book H. P. Lovecraft & the Black Magickal Tradition. Find out if what YOU think about Lovecraft is what he thinks!  Food for thought.  Also check out John's Facebook page

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:49pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Matthew Levi Stevens (45 minutes)

Have you ever thought that William S. Burroughs was a Magickian? Of course you have! And you are right! Author Matthew Levi Stevens discusses his book The Magical Universe of William S. Burroughs with host Frater Puck. Fascinating stuff!  Check it out. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Peter Levenda (38 minutes)

Thelema Now favorite Peter Levenda returns to talk about his latest work, The Tantric Alchemist: Thomas Vaughan and the Indian Tantric Tradition. Find out how what you don't know CAN hurt you - and much more! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

Thelema NOW!  Guest: Barry William Hale

Frater Puck returns to Thelema Now and talks to Barry William Hale about the Magica Sexualis art show in New York City.  Plus, you get to hear Barry's awesome accent, which we could listen to all day!

Find out more about Magica Sexualis at this cool website.  Then go to New York and check it out!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

One of Thelema Now's favorite guest is back!  Soror Lilya talks to Richard Kaczynski about his novel, The Billionth Monkey. To find out more about this work of fiction, visit thebillionthmonkey.com!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: Scott Hobbs (30 minutes)

Thelema Now's Soror Lilya speaks to Scott Hobbs, who put together the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles exhibit of Marjorie Cameron’s artwork. The exhibit is now showing in New York City until October 10th at 76 Grand Street, currently occupied by the Suzanne Geiss Company, and the former home of Deitch Projects. Don't miss it!  And listen as Scott talks about putting the exhibit together and Cameron herself. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Ever wonder about Advanced Initiator Training? Here at Thelema Now, we wonder about it All. The. Time.  Bet you do too.  Well, wonder no more!  Ms. Kim Knight, along with host Frater Didymus, tell you everything you need to know.  

Kim Knight is the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training Coordinator and Western States Initiation Secretary. She also serves as the High Priestess of Psyche Eros Chapter, and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Order. Her areas of work in O.T.O. focus on organizational process, simplifying and refining initiation performance and process for local bodies.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:40pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Lita Chappell  (22 Minutes)

Thelema Now's Soror Lilya speaks to Lita Chappell about The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking With Correspondences. The book will be available starting August 15th - the first day of NOTOCON!! Enjoy! You can purchase the book on Amazon

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:19pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest" Cynthia Cross (20 minutes)

Thelema NOW's newest host Soror Lilya speaks with Sister Cynthia, the Frater Superior's Representative for New Zealand. Sister Cynthia discusses her book-in-progress on Leila Waddell. 

For more info, check out OTO New Zealand's website!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: J. Daniel Gunther (2015)

Thelema Now! welcomes back author and speaker J. Daniel Gunther! Frater Puck speaks with Daniel about his latest,  The Angel & the Abyss: The Inward Journey. 

For more information, visit jdanielgunther.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Jason Miller 2015 (40 minutes)

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. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:25pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: IAO131 (36 mins)

Frater Puck and IAO131 discuss the book Fresh Fever From the Skys and Thelema entering its second century - and what that means to us as Thelemites. 

Find out more at iao131.com.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: Steve Vinson

Professor Steve Vinson discusses the odd friendship between gruff but loveable Aleister Crowley and Egyptologist Battiscombe Gunn. Ancient Egypt was one area in which modern scholarship and esotericism overlapped, and even converged. It is not often remembered today that in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of mainstream scholars of antiquity were interested in esoteric or occult subjects. One very interesting case is that of Battiscombe Gunn (1883-1950), still remembered as one of the most insightful Egyptologists of his generation. What is less well known is that Gunn was associated, apparently in more than a casual way, with Aleister Crowley. Find out more!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: David J. Haskins (30 minutes)

David J, of Bauhaus and Love & Rockets, discusses his book Who Killed Mister Moonlight? - Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction. David also tells host Frater Puck about two new plays he has written, about Edie Sedgewick and the Black Dahlia, and plans for the furture.  Find out more at David's website. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Brian Butler (38 minutes)

On this episode of Thelema Now, Frater Puck speaks with Brian Butler, who performed Aleister Crowley's The Bartzabel Working in Los Angeles. Great stuff!  Learn more at
www.brianbutler.com

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:03pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Tobias Churton Beast in Berlin (30 minutes)

One of Thelema Now's favorite authors returns! The always entertaining Tobias Churton discuss is new book about Uncle Al, focusing on his time in Berlin while Hitler was coming to power. Check it out!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Nick Mamatas (30 minutes)

Thelema Now's own Frater Puck talks to author Nick Mamatas about Crowley, Communism, and his book Love Is the Law. Check it out!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

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...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20pm EDT

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!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:56pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest Carl Abrahamsson (35 minutes)

We refuse to believe there is just ONE Carl Abrahamsson!  With all he gets done, there must be at least three!  Feel shame as Carl explains how he gets more done in a week than you do in a year, seriously. Writing, publishing, a digital label... it's in a day's work. Enjoy!

 

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Thelema Now! Guest: Krzysztof Azarewicz (35 minutes)

Frater Puck talks to Krzysztof Azarewicz, who is a Polish poet, writer, and he also writes lyrics for the band Behemoth!  Krzysztof founded the ambient project The Fourth is Eligor along with multi-instrumentalist Piotr Weltrowski in 1996, and he is the co-founder of Moonwheel Records. In 2003 he founded the independent publishing house Lashtal Press.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Richard Metzger (35 minutes)

Soror Amy is host on this edition of Thelema Now!  Amy and guest Richard Metzger of Dangerous Minds discuss leaving home, squatting in Amsterdam, building creative juice batteries and were things REALLY better in the 80s? Check it out!

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Thelema Now! Guest: Robert Buratti (30 minutes)

Return guest Robert Buratti discusses bringing Collective 777 to Meinhart's Gallery & Curio in Pitman, New Jersey! Check it out!

 

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Oliver Althoen (35 minutes)

Thelema Now welcomes guest Oliver Althoen, who plays guitar in Dry River with some guy named "Dave."  You won't have the blues after listening to this one!

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Thelema Now!  Guest: Lance Parkin (46 minutes)

As Pop Will Eat Itself once said, Alan Moore knows the score, can you dig it? On this episode of Thelema Now, host Frater Puck talks to author Lance Parkin about his biography of Alan Moore, titled Magic Words: The Extraordinary Life of Alan Moore. Find out about Alan Moore's magickal experiences and the translate into his work.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Larry Kirwan of Black 47 (35 minutes)

On this episode of Thelema Now, host Frater Puck talks with Larry Kirwan about the decision to end Black 47, and what it has been like playing music in Ireland and New York City,

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Lon Milo DuQuette (35 minutes)

He's baaaaaaacccckkkkkkk!  Thelema Now's favorite guest Lon Milo returns!  Kicking off a great 2014! Lon talks about editing the Weiser Book series The Best of the Equinox, Volumes I, II and III!   Also, Lon explains how he perfected his guitar playing skills by... not playing guitar. (It makes more sense when you hear him tell it.) Enjoy!

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Thelema NOW!  Guest: David Shoemaker on Living Thelema (30 mins.)

We are delighted to have back at Thelema Now, Dr. David Shoemaker.  David is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. He is also the creator of Living Thelema, both the podcast and the book!  The good Doctor and Frater Puck discuss Thelema as an evolving culture, magick through trial and error, and getting the most out of your practice.  Check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Peter Levenda #2 (40 minutes)

He's back!  Thelema Now favorite Peter Levenda returns. Peter and Frater Puck discuss the Dark Arts, Lovecraft, Crowley and Kenneth Grant. You won't hear this anywhere else!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Anita Kraft (40 minutes)

First-time Thelema Now! guest Anita Kraft discusses using her experience as a corporate trainer to create The Qabalah Workbook for Magicians. The workbook is designed to be a guide for the practicing magician who wants a greater understanding of Qabalah concepts and practice. Sister Anita also discusses her upbringing, what brought her to Qabalah, and what she plans on doing next! Check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:22am EDT

Thelema Now! Robert Buratti (36 minutes)

Brother Robert Buratti talks about creating the Art Guild of the Ordo Templi Orientis Australia. The Art Guild brings together creative artists of all mediums to build awareness of Thelemic art. The Guild is currently working with mainstream art venues such as museums and galleries to spread the 93 current.  To find out more, visit collective777.com!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Henrik Bogdan (35 minutes)

Henrik Bogdan is back on Thelema Now.  He discusses the book Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism, published by Oxford University Press, and discusses why the work of Aleister Crowley's is getting the scholarly attention that it deserves!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Barry William Hale 2013 (38 minutes)

What's it like havingyour artwork hang right next to Aleister Crowley's?  Barry knows! Hear him discuss this, looking for inspiration,  and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Thelema Now! Tobias Churton on John the Baptist (46 minutes)

Thelema Now welcomes back Tobias Churton! Tobias discusses is new book The Mysteries of John the Baptist. He reveals why John the Baptist is so crucially important to the Freemasons, who were originally known as “St. John’s Men” and how  John and Jesus were equal partners and shared a common spiritual vision to rebuild Israel and overcome corruption in the Temple of Jerusalem. Great stuff!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Stephen Skinner  (42 minutes)

A Thelema Now favorite is back! Stephen Skinner is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. He was responsible for introducing real feng shui to the West, and wrote the first 20th century English book on the subject in 1976. He discusses finally being "free of Dee" and his recent studies regarding Gnosticism and Christianity. Check it out! For info on Stephen's works, visit www.sskinner.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: David Tibet (35 minutes)

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 UrText thousands of times on black LP sleeves. He discusses this, as well as other projects, how he learned Coptic, and how the death of loved ones has impacted his art. At the endof the podcast, listen to a song from David, The Dog is Unwell.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Robert Buratti (45 minutes)

Australian art dealer Robert Buratti is making it his mission to get Aleister Crowley his due when it comes to his painting and artwork.  He has curated the first major exhibition of Aleister Crowley to tour Australia, featuring works previously exhibited at the Pompidou Centre and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Find out why he thinks Uncle Al’s works deserve more exposure! To see more, visit www.aleistercrowley.com.au

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:19pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Robert Ansell (48 minutes)

Robert Ansell is the Director of Fulgur Press, which has published the work of esoteric artists for 20 years, including works by David Chaim Smith and Austin Osman Spare. They're called "books," kids!  And it's not the same as reading stuff on the internet. Visit fulgur.co.uk.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:33pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guests: Melissa Holm and Jon Sewell of Eleusyve Productions (40 minutes)

Can Thelema Now interest you in a Thelemic rock opera?!  Of course we can!  Listen as Melissa Holm and Jon Sewell of Eleusyve Productions discuss what it's like to produce full-length stage productions of Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis as musical theater. Listen and get inspired! 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Guest: Richard Kaczynski Forgotten Templars (37 minutes)

A Thelema Now favorite, Richard Kaczynski, discusses his latest book Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis. Chock full of juicy details - and meticulouly researched - this book would make a great stocking stuffer for anyone on your list.  Especially if they've been naughty. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Thelema Now! Lon Milo Baba Lon (48 minutes)

One of Thelema Now!'s favorites makes a another visit! Lon Milo DuQuette talks about his music project "I'm Baba Lon" and explains the origins of few of the songs. You'll get hear some complete songs too!  And it makes a great stocking stuffer. Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Thelema NOW! David Shoemaker on Phyllis Seckler (30 minutes)

Psychologist David Shoemaker discusses editing the book The Kabbalah, Magick, and Thelema. Selected Writings. Volume II. which collects more writings from his late mentor Phyllis Seckler. With correspondence between Ms. Seckler and contemporary Thelemic pioneers, this book is a fascinating portrait of the beginning of Thelema and the modern Ordo Templi Orientis.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EDT

Thelema NOW! James Wasserman Center of Fire (58 minutes)

What was it like back in the early days of the New York Occult scene?  What really went on? One of Thelema NOW!'s favorite guests tells all in his new book In the Center Of the Fire. A lot of questions will be answered and you will feel like you were there!  Great stuff!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

Thelema NOW! Jason Miller of Strategic Sorcery (35 Minutes)

Thelema Now's guest is Jason Miller of Strategic Sorcery!  Jason discusses using magick AND planning to create wealth and stability - instead of waiting until there is an emergency to call upon the spirits. His new book is Financial Sorcery: Magical Strategies to Create Real and Lasting Wealth and it mixes the solid common sense advice with magickal practice.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Thomas B. Roberts Ph.D. (30 minutes)

Professor Thomas B. Roberts Ph.D. discusses his new book "Spiritual Growth with Entheogens: Psychoactive Sacramentals and Human Transformation." During the interview, Dr. Robert talks about the contining study of using psychedelics to both heal mental scars, promote stronger self-awareness and how we can return to the primary spiritual encounters at the basis of all religion. Great stuff!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: James Wasserman (48 minutes)

One of Thelema Now's all time favorite guests is BACK! James Wasserman gives us the lowdown on his book The Temple of Solomon: From Ancient Israel to Secret Societies. Find out what a trip to Israel meant to Mr. Wasserman, his opinions on the Bible, and being at one with his God.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Thelema Now! SXSW Blood Music Sex Magick (65 minutes)

(This is a rebroadcast of a panel from the 2012 SXSW Music Conference.) Rock musicians have been denounced for the apparently "magickal" impact they have on audience, often reciting lyrics replete with mystical references and officiating over public rites that can appear downright sorcerous to outsiders. Is this all merely theater? Voodoo rhythms shaped New Orleans R&B and rock 'n' roll while the trance-inducing drones psychedelia borrowed from India, as well as the immersive multi-media rituals are now practiced as concert spectacle by everyone from U2 to the Black Eyed Peas. Examine the occult philosophies that found their way into the lyrics of Chuck Berry, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Ozzy Osbourne, King Crimson, Tool, and others, along with the collaborations between various rock stars and prominent magicians like Kenneth Anger and Harry Smith. This panel was moderated by Howard Wuelfing, and guest speakers were Joshua Sharp, Andrew W.K., Erik Davis, and Alison Fensterstock.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Cathryn Orchard (38 minutes)

Chartered initiator for Ordo Templi Orientis, ordained Priestess, and secretary of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in the United Kingdom. Cathryn Orchard has been a member of O.T.O. for seven years and has published articles on the E.G.C. through Avalonia Publishings. She is also a practising Art Psychotherapist and artist, as well as a member of the international O.T.O. Psychology Guild.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Tobias Churton (1 hour)

Our guest Tobias Churton talks about what it means to be a Thelemite in England, why no one talks about Crowley as an Englishman, and what he might think if he were alive today!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

Stephen Skinner discusses Dr John Dee's Spiritual Diaries (1583-1608), a completely revamped and reader-friendly edition of A True & Faithful Relation of what passed for many Years between Dr. John Dee... and some Spirits. To buy the book, visit sskinner.com.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest:Annie Sprinkle (30 minutes)

Sexual pioneer Annie Sprinkle talks about love, magic and being at one with the four elements. (Photo by Penny Slinger.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Michael Gira (30 minutes)

Our guest on Thelema Now! is musician and artist Michael Gira. Frater Puck and Michael discuss how music can be a transcendent experience similar to Tantric sex – and what’s like to be covered in blood at an orgy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

William J. Kiesel is the publisher and creative director of Ouroboros Press. The press works with contemporary scholars as well as translators to provide rare texts to the English speaking world. Listen as William and Frater Puck discuss the internet, bibliophiles and how paper books will never die!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:50am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Carl Abrahamsson (62 minutes)

Musician and artist Carl Abrahamsson explains why the digital age isn't that great and why it's better to go lo-tech.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman (29 minutes)

Sallie Ann Glassman is an initiated Vodou priestess who recently took the step of opening a healing center in New Orleans. In this interview, Sallie discusses whay kind of magick it takes to make a dream a reality.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:36am EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Rodney Orpheus (85 minutes)

One of Thelema Now's favorites returns.  Listen as Frater Puck and Rodney sit in the Chelsea Hotel and discuss everything from "Do What Thou Wilt," to doing ritual, to Sid & Nancy!  Rodney also discusses his latest work, Grimoire of Aleister Crowley.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest Current 93's David Tibet (60 minutes)

Musician and artist David Tibet discusses his newest work "Honeysuckle Aeons," what Thelema means to him, and why Crowley probably wouldn't want to live in a world full of Thelemites. Awesome stuff!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Lon Milo "Baba Lon" DuQuette (35 minutes)

Got a question? A concern? Ask Baba Lon!  Thelema Now's most featured guest, Lon Milo DuQuette, explains it all for you.  Listen as Baba Lon and host Frater Puck discuss all things magick.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm EDT

Listen to Kenaz Filan, author of The Haitian Vodou Handbook, Vodou Love Magic, Drawing Down the Spirits and Vodou Money Magic: The Way to Prosperity through the Blessings of the Lwa, as he explains the perils of doing love magic, how he knew he wasn't crazy when he heard voices and his trip to Haiti.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: Mike Watt (37 minutes)

Strap yourself in and hang on! Musician extraordinaire Mike Watt explains the connections between his new opera hyphenated man, the Wizard of Oz and ritual. The opera is an interpretation of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch and Mike tells us how it came to be.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EDT

In this special edition of Thelema Now, host Frater Puck and David Chaim Smith talk about magick, magick, magick! David is the author of The Kabbalistic Mirror of Genesis - Commentary on Genesis 1-3, out now on DAAT PRESS. (This is part three in a three-part series with David Chaim Smith.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

Thelema Now - Special Edition! Guest: David Chaim Smith, Part 2 (50 minutes)

In this special edition of Thelema Now, host Frater Puck and David Chaim Smith talk about magick, magick, magick! David is the author of The Kabbalistic Mirror of Genesis - Commentary on Genesis 1-3, out now on DAAT PRESS. (This is part two in a three-part series with David Chaim Smith.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Thelema Now's most popular guest is back!  Listen as she talks about life, love and death.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

In this special edition of Thelema Now, host Frater Puck and David Chaim Smith talk about magick, magick, magick! David is the author of The Kabbalistic Mirror of Genesis - Commentary on Genesis 1-3, out now on DAAT PRESS. (This is part one in a three-part series with David Chaim Smith.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EDT

Listen as author/speaker Lon Milo DuQuette explains the "Good God," how Solomon marks the evolution of mankind, and why magick is only scary if you're doing it right!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Vere Chappell (50 minutes)

Ida Craddock was a rebel, a mystic, ahead of her time and persecuted because of it.  Vere Chappell has worked to preserve her writings and tell her story. He is the author of a new book Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Steve Englehart (45 minutes)

Thelema Now is thrilled to be talking to Steve Englehart, writer for Marvel Comics. Steve has written for Captain America, The Hulk, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and a dozen other titles. And he studied with Grady! Listen and learn.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker (37 minutes)

Psychologist David Shoemaker discusses editing the book The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings, written by his late mentor Phyllis Seckler. With correspondence between Ms. Seckler and contemporary Thelemic pioneers, this book is a fascinating portrait of a teacher looking to spread the 93 Current.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: J. Daniel Gunther (42 minutes)

Everything you ever wanted to ask author J. Daniel Gunther about the your HGA and the Aeon of the New Child but were afraid to ask!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

Thelema Now! Henrik Bogdan (35 minutes)

Author and academic Henrik Bogdan discusses his new book Brother Curwen, Brother Crowley and how Western esotericism is worthy of study.  Also - save those emails!  The person who will some day write your biography will need them!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Thelema NOW!  Guest: Vincent Jennings (36 minutes)

Filmmaker Vincent Jennings talks about making the Abbey of Thelema film, how criticism makes you stronger, and that Ron Jeremy is actually a very good actor.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Harvey Bialy (45 minutes)

Guest Harvey Bialy, who is a writer, visual artist, biologist to name just a few, talks about putting together a Crowley-centered art show in Los Angeles, his blog, and the early days of the occult.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:41pm EDT