Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick (general)
Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick is a monthly podcast, produced with the support of Ordo Templi Orientis USA Grand Lodge.
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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm 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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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: 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

Thelema Now!  Guests: J. Daniel Gunther & James Wasserman (47 minutes)

Authors J. Daniel Gunther and James Wasserman discuss what it took to create the book Pythagoras: His Life and Teachings, by Thomas Stanley. Pythagoras was first published in 1687 in Thomas Stanley's massive tome, The History of Philosophy and J. Daniel and James undertook bringing Pythagoras to the masses.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:17pm EDT

Thelema Now!  Guest: Dr. Richard Kaczynski (38 minutes)

Author Dr. Richard Kaczynski discusses the new expanded editition of Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley. David Tibet, founder of Current 93, says, "This is the one biography that is absolutely necessary for anyone who wishes to know more about one of the most creative, seminal, and misunderstood figures of the last hundred years.” We couldn't have said it better ourselves!

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