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.
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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Matthew_Marble.mp3
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, 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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Joe_Peterson.mp3
Category:general -- 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: 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
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:10pm 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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Sister_Kashmira.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:53pm EDT

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! 

Direct download: Thelema_NOW_4_Genesis_P-Orridge_2016.mp3
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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Colin_Campbell_2016.mp3
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


Direct download: Thelema_Now_John_Steadman.mp3
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. 

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Matthew_Levi_Stevens.mp3
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! 

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Peter_Levenda_Tantric_Alchemist.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT