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Thelema Now Peter Levenda 2017

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 15/03/2017 - 19:49

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.  

Spirituality vs Guns – The mystery of achieving true Spiritual Connectedness

ModernGnosis - Mon, 27/02/2017 - 08:15

For as long as there has been man made weapons and biometric safes, there has been a debate whether spirituality and guns have something in common. This is especially true when it comes to guns. In the last couple of decades, we have been witnesses to mass shootings, and other violent crimes committed with guns. These unfortunate acts of violence, have led many of us to think about whether there is some yet unknown spiritual mystery about guns. The real question here is, whether we need guns to guns to control our fears and maintain our spirituality.

Many of us would agree that our spirituality rests on two main pillars, love and fear. Most people associate love with superficial feelings, or material items, like roses or some other gifts. The truth is, that love is much greater, above our mental grasp, and it represents our connection with our Spirituality and God.

Love vs Fear

You are probably one of those people wondering whether you should use guns, whenever you feel threatened or afraid. In order to find the real answer, you need to look deep into your soul and see whether your spirit is guided by Love or Fear.

Delving deep into your thoughts, you will find that Love is the real answer. Fear is not. Fear is just our mind’s way of coping with the unknown. Man fears that which he doesn’t know. By letting fear overtake your mind and body, you will become irrational, senseless, and irresponsible of your actions. By resorting to violence and guns, your spirit will deteriorate, and your connection with it will break down. From a spiritual perspective, no violence is justified. Guns have a very singular purpose. They are tools of violence, and nothing else. Yes, you can use them, in dire situations. when your or your loved ones’ lives are in danger. But, whatever the reason might be, your spirituality will suffer.

By avoiding violence and refusing to use guns, you will reconnect with your spirit. That way you will remove the boundaries that your ego and your body have set up in the form of fear. This is a life changing truth, and you should never let yourself get derailed from the path of spirituality, by those who only seek to hurt one another, and whose actions are governed by their fears and anger. However, the sense of fear is an inseparable element of the human psyche. We all act sometimes from fear. But, mistakes are usually made by those who defend themselves with guns, thinking that they are somehow contributing to the safety of the world and justice. Using guns only perpetuates violence. It breeds the “eye for an eye” philosophy, and promotes over-reliance on fear-based tools, like guns, as a false substitution for real safety.

By outright refusing to use guns, and other tools of violence, you will find your true spirituality. You will realize that you don’t have to hurt other human beings, in order to protect your physical body. By avoiding violence, you will overcome the false feeling of fear. By overcoming the fear, you will break down the barrier that prevents you from truly connecting with your spirit.

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Thelema Now! Frater Ashen Chassan (55 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 25/01/2017 - 20:41

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!

Thelema Now! Guest: Thomas Hatsis

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 29/12/2016 - 22:49

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!

Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker 2016 (38 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 19:57

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/

Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker 2016 (38 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 15/12/2016 - 19:57

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/

Thelema Now! Guest: Brandy Williams (55 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 18/11/2016 - 16:39

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

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley SOLD OUT!

abrahadabra.net - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 22:41

The first edition of Rodney’s Orpheus’ Grimoire of Aleister Crowley is now SOLD OUT. There are currently no concrete plans for a reprint of the hardcover version, but we will be looking at options for a softcover version going forward.

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AII AII

Thelema93-L - Sun, 12/05/2013 - 22:25
93s to what seem to be generally more advanced Thelemites than I. I was pleased to discover www.outer-college.org has the Student Oath and reading list with
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Tahuti Lodge, O.T.O., NYC, Calendar of Events for May 2013 e.v.

Thelema93-L - Tue, 07/05/2013 - 04:13
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Tahuti Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis, NYC MAY 2013 EV Calendar of Events + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
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File - t93-lmmm.txt

Thelema93-L - Wed, 01/05/2013 - 10:58
===================================================== ADMIN: Monthly Moderation Minder ... Do as you please. Thank you for your participation in Thelema93-L
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Sun, 21/04/2013 - 22:29
Thelema Frater Jake, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ... Please tell me who AaaK was? Love is the Law, Love under Will. ALWays, Soror Binah
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Sun, 21/04/2013 - 22:29
Together, they have a nice ring: Aum! let it fill me! [228] Aum! let it kill me! [219] FWIW by EQ11: fill 45: 45 & not & be A worm, a a scholar a foul
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Sun, 21/04/2013 - 22:28
Thelema 93, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. ... ways of thinking about the material and our relationships with it Thank you so much for
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Thu, 18/04/2013 - 09:33
kill as opposed to fill likely involves AC's extreme & simplistic take on 'Buddhist' ego death; thence to other half baked stuff. Whether Thelema should
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Thu, 18/04/2013 - 09:02
... funnily enough that's where I opened mine ... The pseudo-exegetical process involved in the change sounds dubious; not that I've ever been specially
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Thu, 18/04/2013 - 06:49
Dwtw I think Fr. RIKB has accurately summarized the basic arguments pro and con. A couple of notes to add. It is true that the phrase in question reflects
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Tue, 16/04/2013 - 07:29
Do what thou wilt Shall be the whole of the Law. The problem here is that this particular line seems to be entirely of Crowley's own invention as a kind of
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Tue, 16/04/2013 - 06:11
... I figure I'll stick with what I know works, i.e. "fill" - I feel no compulsion to change. Opinion subject to change if experience teaches otherwise. I
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Re: Kill versus Fill

Thelema93-L - Tue, 16/04/2013 - 06:05
93, Leo! ... Let me see if I can briefly summarize the arguments on both sides. First, Crowley receives the Book of the Law, and at some point writes (in
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