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.

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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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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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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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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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

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Eric_Stedman.mp3
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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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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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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!

Direct download: Thelema_NOW_Peter_Mark_Adams.mp3
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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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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

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Aaron_Leitch.mp3
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