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Program 64: Sol in Aries, Year 116

Speech in the Silence - Thu, 21/03/2019 - 01:03
Naturalistic Occultism investigates occult phenomena through the lens of naturalism, pragmatism, skepticism, and science. Read the book: Naturalistic Occultism by IAO131 Visit the website of IAO131

Program 63 Supplement

Speech in the Silence - Sat, 09/03/2019 - 23:19
In this Program: New Aeon Poetry by Jori-Ville Rahkonen Our first guest from Finland reads his Thelemic poetry, recently published online. See links below. Resources:  Read online: newaeonpoetry.blogspot.com Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NAP186

Program 63: Sol in Pisces, Year 115

Speech in the Silence - Sat, 02/03/2019 - 04:37
Read Richard's paper, excerpted from this recorded lecture, here: Aleister Crowley on Death: Philosophical, Technical and Practical Aspects, by Richard Kaczynski Be sure to check out Richard Kaczynski's website!

Thelema Now! Guest: Keith Readdy (55 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 20:00

Keith Readdy, author of One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley's Spiritual Legacy speaks with Thelema Now stunt host Richard Kaczynski.

Keith and Richard talk about what it took to put the book together, how it got published, and fun Thelemic facts to know and tell.  Amaze your friends!

Thelema Now! Guest: M. Dionysius Rogers (65 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 18:36

Dionysius Rogers has just released "Thelema For the People."  he discusses this along with other projects with host Harper Feist.  Enjoy! 

Workout Activities for Religious People

ModernGnosis - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 03:37

Just like other things in life, there are several extremes in the lives of religious people. While some of them focus on their physical body to the neglect of their spirituality, others focus so much attention on their spirituality that they neglect their physical bodies. However, with a good balance of both a religious person can enjoy a very fulfilling life. The goal of a workout should not be to make people admire you but rather to improve your physical health so that you can devote more physical energy to your religious callings.

According to a study conducted by Harvard, one of the mitigating factors to the healthiest people on earth is vigorous exercise. As a matter of fact, the more intense the exercise is the lower the mortality rate. Sally Beare also explains in her book that one of the secrets to a long life is exercise or physical activity. She also highlights that exercise can improve your breathing, lower stress levels, and helps in meditation. But what are some of the best workout activities for religious people?

1. Use Steppers

If you don’t have an issue with your knees or legs you might use steppers to improve the health of your brain. By replicating the process of climbing stairs, stepping machines provide a low impact on the lower part of the body. The good thing is that you can adjust them accordingly to suit your liking. As you work out, you can adjust speed and resistance or even program your normal routine. Another alternative is to climb many stairs. This push-down motion will help tone down your legs and improve your cardiovascular health.

2. Using jumping rope

As one of the most effective and the least expensive workouts, using a jumping rope is one of the best exercises for religious people. Although learning may take a while once you know it you will have a form of exercise that you can do almost anywhere. However, you should always put on cushioned shoes since it’s a high impact exercise.

3. Exercise using a rowing machine

Whether you are rowing for recreation or competitively, you will be using both your legs and arms hence making it one of the best whole body workouts. Besides, it’s the most suitable if you suffer from back or knee problems since it is a non-impact activity. Because it uses your lower back you need to seek advice on the best technique to ensure that you reduce the risk of injury while enjoying maximum benefits. The good thing is that you can work out using a homemade rowing machine.

4. Use upper body bikes

These are machines that you pedal using your arms. They are the best alternatives to other workouts that depend entirely on the legs. If you suffer from some knee and leg problems but you still want to enjoy cardio workouts then these are the best alternatives.

Final thoughts

So, it’s clear that there is nothing wrong with religious people working out. As a matter of fact, the Bible advises us to take good care of our bodies. Working out will not only keep you healthy but also boost your spirituality. Working out will also open the door to better meditation, retention, bible study, optimistic mood, and creativity.

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Role of the Deputy Master

OTO US Grand Lodge - Thu, 31/01/2019 - 06:18

When the Master of a local body becomes incapacitated, the Electoral College must be notified immediately; and the local body’s charter is automatically suspended until the Electoral College appoints a new Master.

The Electoral College may appoint an Acting Master to maintain the local body during the period of suspension. The one duty of the Deputy Master of a local body is to be ready for appointment by the Electoral College to serve as Acting Master, to allow the Secretary and Treasurer to continue to perform their assigned duties.

When an orderly succession of mastership is being considered, it will usually be the Secretary (the officer most versed in local body operations), rather than the Deputy Master, who is recommended to the Electoral College for appointment as the new Master.

Program 62: Sol in Aquarius, Year 115

Speech in the Silence - Sun, 20/01/2019 - 20:06
In this Program: The Way of the Will, by IAO131. Presented at NOTOCON X in Austin, TX.

Program 61 Supplement

Speech in the Silence - Sun, 13/01/2019 - 09:43
In this Program: Excerpt from Son of Chicken Qabalah: Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford's (Mostly Painless) Practical Qabalah Course, read by Lon Milo DuQuette and Constance Jean DuQuette Resources:  Son of Chicken Qabalah on Amazon Son of Chicken Qabalah on Book Depository Zerubbabel Institute of Philosophical Youth (ZIPY), a.k.a. "Our Holy Order"

Program 61: Sol in Capricorn, Year 115

Speech in the Silence - Mon, 07/01/2019 - 21:35
In this program: Sex Magick: Polarity beyond Gender by Miriam BatAsherah Green, a lecture from NOTOCON X in Austin, Texas. Contribute Thelemic lectures, reading, or music to Speech in the Silence by contacting us at thelemapodcast at gmail dot com.

Sex Magick: Polarity beyond Gender

Speech in the Silence - Sat, 05/01/2019 - 23:09
New content: Miriam BatAsherah Green delivered this talk entitled "Sex Magick: Polarity beyond Gender" at NOTOCON X in Austin, Texas.

Two interviews from the archives

Speech in the Silence - Fri, 04/01/2019 - 22:55
These two interviews from 2009-2010 have not been available online for some time. We've pulled them up from the archives to make them available here. In both interviews, Speech in the Silence co-producer Fr. Enatheleme discusses Thelema, Aleister Crowley, politics, and the satirical AC2012 campaign to elect Aleister Crowley President of the U.S. Dateline Zero interview with Fr. Enatheleme Mindcore Studios interview with Fr. Enatheleme

Thelema Now! Guest: Lon Milo DuQuette (77 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 27/12/2018 - 17:15

Thelema Now's Harper Feist talks to the lovable Lon Mile DuQuette about his latest work, Son of Chicken Qabalah: Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford's (Mostly Painless) Practical Qabalah Course.

Find out where the term "Chicken Qabalah" came from, why Qabalah isn't boring, and what Lon is up to now!

Thelema Now! Guest: J. Daniel Gunther (70 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 26/12/2018 - 21:06

Thelema Now host Harper Feist talks to J. Daniel Gunther about his latest work, The Visions of the Pylons: A Magical Record of Exploration in the Starry Abode. 

You can keep up with J. Daniel at his website, jdanielgunther.com.

 

 

Women’s Leadership Retreat

OTO US Grand Lodge - Wed, 05/12/2018 - 20:24

A Women’s Leadership Retreat sponsored by Kaaba Colloquium will be held March 9-10 2019 in Dallas. Registration is limited to 30, so please register soon if you would like to attend.

Four issues of Agape available online

OTO US Grand Lodge - Sun, 25/11/2018 - 07:03

The most recent issue of the official U.S. Grand Lodge periodical Agapé (vol. 17 #2, Spring 2018) is now available online, along with three older issues which had not yet been added to the archive. Agapé solicits submissions from O.T.O. members.

Thelema Now! Guest: Sister Hattie Quinn on Benjamin Franklin (53 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 23/11/2018 - 17:25

Sister Hattie Quinn's lecture on Benjamin Franklin at NOTOCON was an eye opener!  Titled, "Revolution and Revelation: The Magic of Benjamin Franklin" is described as follows: 

 

Benjamin Franklin is one of the most notable founding fathers of the United States of America. His quotable quotes, pithy epigraphs, and brilliant writing have amused us and provoked us for over two centuries. Equally he is known for his sexual prowess, wild rock star reputation, gentle civility, and genius mind. A prolific inventor and experimental scientist, Franklin refashioned the world in more ways than most of us realize.

He embodied the Promethean Spirit, more Luciferian than Lord Byron. His visible actions are the temporal footprint of a God transmigrating through history. He stole fire from the heavens and guided it safely into the womb of the Earth. His legacy is not merely one of political revolution or scientific endeavor.  He was not merely a humorist and philosopher, even. Beneath all of these names and forms lies the truth of the living spirit of revelation, undermining and upturning the staid structures and conditionings of Culture and Consciousness, so that the Divine Light of the Void might shine through and all might be renewed by this philosopher's stolen stone.

 

Thelema Now! Guest: George Pendle (58 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Tue, 06/11/2018 - 22:19

You know that kooky TV show "Strange Angel" on CBS All Access (which no longer streams through Amazon Prime - thanks Amazon)?

Well, it's based on a book of the same name by George Pendle!  George talks to Harper Feist about the book, the TV show, Jack Parson, and rocket science. Because Harper knows a thing or two about blowing stuff up. Listen and learn. 

Thelema Now! Guest: Jake Stratton-Kent (70 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 21/09/2018 - 22:32

Jake Stratton-Kent has been a goetic magician since 1972, making more than forty years of continuous goetic practice. His practical work integrates the magical papyri, Italo-French grimoires in particular the Grimorium Verum and African traditional religions with a focus on Quimbanda and magia negra. His interest in magic spans the ancient, medieval, renaissance, and modern as well as stretching from the West to the Middle East and crucially, the New World.

To learn more - click here!

Thelema Now! Guest: Joseph Peterson (2018) (80 mins)

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 30/08/2018 - 20:50

Joseph Peterson spoke at Leaping Laughter Lodge in Minneapolis, MN in July 2018 to an appreciative audience of about 20 people. It was seriously fun.

Joseph discusses putting together a witch's handbook from the trial records of the Venetian Inquisition.

This grimoire, or handbook of magic, was confiscated by the Venetian Inquisition in 1636 from practicing witches. After decades of searching for this elusive text, Joseph now has the pleasure of presenting and translating it here for the first time. It contains their secret techniques for dealing with the more dangerous spirits or daemons, intentionally scattered and hidden within a collection of “secrets” comprising many detailed examples. Together these provide enough clues to enable practitioners to create their own spells for working with all the spirits cataloged.

To purchase the book - click here! 

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