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.

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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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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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/

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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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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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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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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: Azi Rasa  (21 minutes)

Who is Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs? How is he the link between Thelema and the Yezidi people?  And who is this "Peacock God?"  Listen as Azi Rasa tells us about the Yezidi people, their unique religion, and what it means to you!

Find out more about Azi's upcoming lectures!  Visit his Facebook page here!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Azi_Rasa.mp3
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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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