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Thelema NOW! Guest: Peter Mark Adams (1 hour)

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 08/09/2017 - 17:56

Thelema Now's Harper Feist and author Peter Mark Adams discuss Sola-Busca tarot and Peter's book The Game of Saturn.

The Game of Saturn is the first full length, scholarly study of the enigmatic Renaissance masterwork known as the Sola-Busca tarot. It reveals the existence of a pagan liturgical and ritual tradition active amongst members of the Renaissance elite and encoded within the deck. Beneath its beautifully decorated surface, its imagery ranges from the obscure to the grotesque; we encounter scenes of homoeroticism, wounding, immolation and decapitation redolent of hidden meanings, violent transformations and obscure rites. Fascinating stuff!

To find out more about Peter's work, visit his website petermarkadams.com

Visit Peter's acedemic page at: liverpool.academia.edu/PeterAdams

To order The Game of Saturn, which is limited to 800 copies, click here!

Thelema Now: David Hertzberg, the composer of The Wake World libretto

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 24/08/2017 - 17:08

Thelema Now welcomes composer David Hertzberg!   At the end of the interview, please listen to Mr. Hertzberg's original composition Meditation Boreale

Composer in Residence David Hertzberg and director R.B. Schlather take visitors on a fantastic journey through the treasured galleries of Philadelphia's The Barnes Foundation. This performance will run at the Barnes from September 18th - 25th.

In this performance, two of the early 20th century’s most prolific and polarizing artistic visionaries collide: physician, collector, and writer Dr. Albert C. Barnes (1872-1951) and Aleister Crowley (1875-1947).

In a one-act opera inspired by Crowley’s "The Wake World," visitors will experience Dr. Barnes’s collection like never before as they follow a wide-eyed seeker and her guardian angel on a dreamlike voyage. Works of art jump off the gallery walls and into the action as the museum is transformed, with the voices of the Opera Philadelphia Chorus drawing the audience through a mystical world of hallucinatory vividness. 

For more info and tickets, visit operaphiladelphia.org

Statement from the Supreme Grand Council

OTO US Grand Lodge - Sun, 20/08/2017 - 17:12

It is no secret that Aleister Crowley’s writings include a number of statements that are demeaning to women and to specific racial or ethnic groups. We make no attempt here to justify or explain away those statements. They are what they are, and they are now part of our history as an organization. However, at this time, we find that ideas of the inherent superiority of one sex over the other, or of the inherent superiority or inferiority of specific “races” or ethnicities of humanity, relative to each other, are not supported by the best science, and are contrary to our stated goals of promulgating the Law of Thelema and realizing the age-old vision of the Universal Brotherhood of Man, which includes all Humankind. Therefore, the U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis hereby formally and unequivocally rejects all such ideas. O.T.O. draws strength from diversity; we welcome the participation and friendship of Thelemites of all sexes, genders, “races,” and ethnic groups, and from all cultures; and we are committed to opposing their unfair treatment, within and without the Order. We further remain committed to opposing ideas and doctrines–whether religious, political, philosophical, or pseudo-scientific–that tend toward the enslavement of the human spirit, which indwells “every man, every woman, and every intermediately-sexed individual.”

Adopted unanimously, An. Viii Sol in Leo, Luna in Leo; 20 August, 2017 e.v.

Formally ratified and endorsed by the Executive and National Grand Master General, same date.

Unanimously endorsed by the Electoral College, 22 August, 2017 e.v.

NOTOCON XI keynote address

OTO US Grand Lodge - Wed, 16/08/2017 - 22:32

The Grand Master Sabazius has published his keynote address from NOTOCON XI. All eleven of his NOTOCON keynote addresses are available here.

Thelema Now! Guest: Aaron Leitch (30 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 27/07/2017 - 21:37

Frater Puck talks with Aaron Leitch, who is a senior member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the academic Societas Magica. A scholar, practitioner, and teacher of Western Hermeticism, the Solomonic grimoire tradition, and Enochian magick, he has authored such titles as Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical Language: Vols. I and II and The Essential Enochian Grimoire.

Check out Aaron's website

Policy Statement about Establishment of Good Report

OTO US Grand Lodge - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 00:54

While the attestation of two sponsors of the requisite degree in good standing is normally considered sufficient to establish the good report of a candidate, the Executive may rule, on a case-by-case basis, that a candidate’s good report has not been established by the attestation of the sponsors. In such a case, the Executive may either reject the application or return it to the local body for reconsideration, with or without a time delay. In addition, the Executive may, at its own discretion, disqualify one or more of the original sponsors from serving again as the sponsor for the same candidate.

USGL annual report for fiscal year 2016

OTO US Grand Lodge - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 21:32

U.S. Grand Lodge has published its annual report for fiscal year 2016 (Vii AL). The report includes financial and statistical information about the ongoing work of U.S. Grand Lodge.

Thelema Now! Guest: Carl Abrahamsson 2017 (42 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 28/06/2017 - 18:28

Let's get loud!  Frater Puck and Carl Abrahamsson talk in person at a lively coffee shop about newest issue of his journal Fenris Wolf. 

You can check out Carl's works at: carlabrahamsson.com and trapart.net. Order Fenris Wolf at by clicking here!  

Also - listen until the end to hear the composition "UnconsciousSexuality" by Carl and his wife Vanessa Sinclair. 

 

 

Why You Should Partake In Physical Exercises To Improve Spirituality?

ModernGnosis - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 06:03

Usually, people indulge in physical exercise because of the health and wellness benefits, but physical exercise actually offers a lot of spiritual benefits too. It is pretty obvious that moderate physical exercise can help keep your body fit. Even activities like multiple brisk walks during the day, or spend some time on exercise machines a treadmill, rowing machine or an upright aerobic machine can help.
However, there are quite a few spiritual benefits that you can gain by motivating yourself to develop and maintain an exercise routine as a part of your everyday life.

Physical Exercise Can Help Clear Your Mind

Numerous studies have proven and verified that physical exercise can be pretty beneficial for the brain and can help ensure that the brain remains healthy. With regular physical exercise, a fresh supply of oxygen-rich blood will be transported to your brain. If you do some physical exercise everyday, it will lower your chances of feeling angry, anxious, depressed, sad and/or stressed. Physical exercise will clear your mind.

Physical Exercise Can Help Increase Your Mental Capacity

You will likely agree that physical exercise can help you stay in better physical shape, but that will also help you focus better. Throughout your life, you will find yourself performing numerous tasks that will require additional brain power, and you will be able to exert that extra brain power if you just spend one hour exercising first.

Physical Exercise Can Help Make You Physically Agile

Physical exercise will strengthen your body, which will lead towards energizing, refreshing, rejuvenating and revitalizing your spiritual life. When you are physically agile, you will be able to help others who are not capable of helping themselves and you will experience spiritual fulfilment as a result. If you are not physically active during your life, you will feel sick, slow and/or tired frequently, which will make you dependent on others and you will not be able to be helpful to others.

Physical Exercise Can Help You Become Disciplined

Adapting and maintaining a regular exercise routine as a part of your daily life requires a great deal of disciplined. If you managed to be disciplined in terms of physical exercise, that discipline will even transfer to other areas of life, including your spiritual formation. If you are disciplined in your physical training, then you will also end up being disciplined in everything else that you do.

Physical Exercise Can Help You Gain A Sense Of Purpose

This spiritual benefit of physical exercise is an extension to the physical agility that you will gain by exercising regularly. Since you will be physically agile, you will be able to make yourself useful while getting even more exercise and you will not have to feel like you are leading a meaningless life. Physical exercise will even help you gain a sense of accomplishment as a result of being able to help others, which will further enhance your sense of well-being.

Conclusion

Once you begin exercising regularly, you will start experiencing all of the above spiritual benefits in addition to your improved health and well-being. You will feel more awake, energetic and focused. Your mind will be alert and clear. It may not seem so, but physical exercise is one of the many ways that can lead you towards achieve spiritual fulfillment. Best of all, you can even exercise right at home simply by investing in a rowing machine, treadmill, upright aerobic machine, or some other exercise machine.

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Spiritual Workers using Pressure Washer 

ModernGnosis - Tue, 13/06/2017 - 12:47

A pressure washer for washing your car is better than washing it using your bare hands, which not only wastes time but also does not give your car that sparkling look. Spiritual workers love to spend most of their free time in their respective religious institutions. They have little time to do basic sanitation even for their car. Have you wondered why most businesses are located around religious institutions? There is a correlation between spending and worshipping. The belief in the supernatural being gives them hope such that they do not mind spending on what they think is valuable as long as it promotes their religious values.

Some spend longer hours in the worship houses, they prefer to run some errands as they worship. They can pack their cars for washing and head to the religious institutions to talk to their supreme being. A pressure washer is a good machine for any spiritual worker since it does not contradict any of their religious doctrines. Which house of worship hates cars? Unlike alcohol where some of the workers feel it contravenes their beliefs and may not want to engage in the business.

Religious leaders advocate for faith with action, at the same time they need part of the income as their offering. A spiritual worker who may want to engage in the business will get all the support for they know if he is a committed member they will be the main beneficiary.

Time is a challenge in most of the spiritual institutions. When they decide to engage in car washing business using a pressure washer, it will give them the ample time to concentrate and work for the supreme being they believe in. The business will not take more of their time; in fact, they will have free time even to attend night vigils. Imagine if a spiritual worker owns a wines and spirits business, it means he will have to spend most of the time attending to customers who not only violate his spiritual belief but also does not give time to dedicate their life for their spiritual wellbeing.

Just like any business, one is prone to challenges, especially during the teething stage. The message of hope spirituality advocate gives him the will and power to look at the problem from a positive angle with a hope for improvement. It is common for one to go through a tough phase in life and the only option friends and relatives give is to pray. This means, spiritually uplifts one’s faith and hope to anticipate for the better position in future despite the current challenges.

You cannot rely on your spiritual being for your business. There are no miracles; instead, one has to get the right pressure washer and the best attitude to have a higher market share in the car wash business. The rules of entrepreneurship and professional skills come in handy, spirituality builds on your foundation and develops patience and resilience in life. Spiritual Workers using Pressure Washer for washing your car promotes the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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Thelema Now! Guest: Deborah Castellano (55 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Mon, 12/06/2017 - 21:21

Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is the latest book from Deborah Castellano. She discusses the book - and well as how to use glamour effectively - with Thelema Now host Harper Feist. 

Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker (2017) 30 mins

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 19/05/2017 - 18:00

Dr. David Shoemaker returns to Thelema Now to discuss his latest work, Karl Germer Selected Letters 1928-1962.

Karl Germer (1885-1962) was Aleister Crowley’s successor as head of the magical order A.’.A.’. and Outer Head of Ordo Templi Orientis. His legacy, however, is mostly known through the work of his students and confidantes. Little has been published about the life, teachings, and spiritual experiences of this most dedicated Thelemite. In an effort to shed some light upon Germer's life’s work, the Temple of the Silver Star now makes available this selection from a lifetime of correspondence.

You'd be crazy not to listen! 

Spiritual massage – A remedy for body and mind

ModernGnosis - Mon, 15/05/2017 - 00:40

Everything we do in our lives has a certain spiritual element to it. Some tasks and activities drain our spiritual energy, whereas others boost it. Getting a massage is one of those activities that can substantially impact our spiritual lives. More often than not, a particular bodywork session can have an almost sacred feeling, and make you feel like you have transcended the boundaries of the material world with the use of oil and massage table(www.pickmymassagetable.com). By getting a spiritual massage, you will find yourself completely immersed in a state of peace, and connected with your very essence. By connecting with your inner spirit, you will find restoration for both your mind and body. Simply put, a spiritual massage will provide you with a vast array of resources necessary for spiritual transformation and healing.

If you intend to immerse yourself in an experience like this, you should know that it is not something that can be forced in any way. However, in order for the massage to be fully effective, there are particular conditions that need to be met, in order to enable a free flow of spiritual energy. These include:

 – A strong feeling of safety

 – Neglecting the expected outcome

 – A meditative object that acts as a focus point

 Safety and comfort

Perhaps the most important condition of these three is the feeling of safety. That primal feeling of safety comes from having a sense of privacy, having full confidence in the abilities of the massage therapist, feeling comfortable, and being listened to and respected. Having the knowledge that you are treated with respect and accepted is important, as much as knowing that your therapist can rise to any challenge with passion and respect.

Feeling comfortable and safe on the outside is just one side of the coin. Feeling safe on the inside is important, as well. This feeling involves you believing in your ability to handle and overcome your emotions and pain. Overcoming these is a major step towards achieving fullness and spiritual harmony. The best way of achieving spiritual connection is to break down your defenses against your inner fears. Even though that can be a bit unpleasant, breaking these barriers is usually the best way of enabling the free flow of energy.

 Meditative focus

Another important element of a spiritual massage involves you reaching a meditative state. A massage therapist that possesses strong meditative skills and a refined touch, can substantially aid in reaching this state. Once you reach it, your senses will become much more relaxed, and you will experience much less distraction, in regards to the actual bodywork. Instead, the therapist’s gentle touch will become the focus of your concentration. If your focus starts to wander off into various thought areas, you can easily restore it by restoring your awareness back to the therapist’s strokes, and the physical sensations they cause. Also, a good thing would be to watch your own breath, and not force yourself with slow or deep breathing.

Lastly, do not think about the actual outcome of the massage. By putting too much mental effort into shaping the final results, you will not feel relaxed, and your thoughts will be bound to that image. By letting your thoughts go, you will feel your essence and connect with your inner-self. By doing that, you will achieve clarity, joy, peace, and new-found mental strength.

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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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