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! 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! 

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Eleusyve_Productions.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

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. 

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Forgotten_Templars.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Lon_Milo_V.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EST

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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_David_Shoemaker_Seckler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Center_of_Fire.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:04pm EST

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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Jason_Miller_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:18pm EST

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!

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Thomas_B_Roberts.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:46pm EST

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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_James_Wasserman_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Blood_Music_Sex_Magick_SXSW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

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.

Direct download: Thelema_Now_Cathryn_Orchard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EST