I burst into my home at about 1:30 AM, and there she was, John Tim in tow. Before I could even eek out a proper greeting, she let out a bellow, the kind you’d expect from a tortured owl. Planted herself into the middle of the living room, still howling she grabbed and tugged at the clothes of the four gentleman present. She was wobbly and reeked of peach schnapps, and we weren’t gonna have any part in it. After her first assault failed, she looked up and smiled, “Don’t you guys get it? I love you all equally!” and then continued howling, this time the shrieking of holy orgasm. She then tried to mount my roommate sitting at his computer desk, no take, so she went on to just spread her legs as wide as possible, still moaning. She tried removing her top, that attempt was stifled.… Read the rest
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I came across this brief historical account of Aleister Crowley that coincides with the Feast of the Prophet and his Bride.
via Oxford University Press’ Blog (follow link to read entire essay):
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The twelfth of August marks the Feast of the Prophet and his Bride, a holiday that commemorates the marriage of Aleister Crowley and his first wife Rose Edith Crowley in the religion he created, Thelema. Born in 1875, Crowley traveled the world, living in Cambridge, Mexico, Cairo, China, America, Sicily, and Berlin. Here, using Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism as our trusted guide, we take a closer look at the man and his religion.
In 1898 Alesiter Crowley was initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as Frater Perdurabo. The teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn were based upon an imaginative reworking of Hermetic writings further informed by nineteenth-century scholarship in Egyptology and anthropology.
I am pleased as punch to see that my favorite band, He Is Legend, are due to release their 4th full length album “Heavy Fruit” on August 19th. Their style of rock weighs heavy with whiskey, cigarettes, and magick overtones. Over the course of their career, their sound has progressed with a kind of southern fried metal that satisfies on a visceral level while conveying well articulated lyrics. Many themes in the new record revolve around the witchery of them womenfolk in all of their good and malevolent ways. Schulyar Croom’s voice is like gilded razor wire as he swaggers through track after track. I hope you enjoy their new work as much as I do and pick up a copy of their album, come August 19th.
Thelema NOW! host Frater Puck discusses Eliphas Levi and the occult influence on the arts from Charles Baudelaire to punk rock.
Imperium Pictures is currently completing The Gent (a feature starring Genesis P-Orridge, Alex Grey, Ira Cohen et al) and a short on solid rocket fuel developer/occultist Jack Parsons in which British director Ken Russell portrays Aleister Crowley.
Well is it? via IAO131
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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
One of the ever-present questions in the discourse about Thelema is whether or not it is a religion. I think this question is most poetically answered by someone – I believe the credit goes to Jake Stratton-Kent – who said:
“There is religion in Thelema for those that require it. There is also freedom from religion in Thelema, for those that require it.”
In short: Yes… and no. All I can attempt to do is elaborate on this position to make it a bit more clear.
Before going too far in depth, it should be said that – according to anthropologists, sociologists, theologists, and the like – Thelema would most definitely be classified as a “religion.” It has a “Bible” (Liber AL vel Legis), a moral code (Do what thou wilt), a Prophet (To Mega Therion), a set of practices (Magick), and even a “pantheon” (Nuit, Hadit, Ra-Hoor-Khuit, Hoor-paar–kraat, et cetera).
Oh… you mean The O.T.O?
Disinfonaughts are likely to be familliar with The Order Templi Orientis, part of Crowley’s legacy to the modern world. Relatively small in number they’re an occult group who meet, discuss and carry out acts of practical Thelemic magick.
However, you might not be familliar with Britain’s Daily Mail newpaper and their version of The O.T.O:
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Forget Scientology, celebs are now falling for an even more sinister ‘religion': Introducing the Satanic sex cult that’s snaring stars such as Peaches Geldof
– Founder Aleister Crowley dubbed ‘the wickedest man in the world’
– Crowley was born in 1875 and styled himself ‘the Great Beast, 666′
– Other stars linked to the cult include Jimmy Page and Jay-Z
The socialite, 24, is a devotee of Ordo Templi Orientis, known as OTO, and even has the initials tattooed on her left forearm.
Given her tendency to flit between fads and fashions (at one point she was a Scientologist, more recently she has wandered into Judaism), this could be dismissed as another harmless flirtation.
This is a 5 minute excerpt from Science Channel series Dark Matters: Twisted but True.
Not quite the story as I know it, but damn funny.
Disinfo.com favorite and frequent podcast guest Duncan Trussell interviewed James Wasserman, the author of In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult, 1966-1989. Wasserman is a longtime member of Aleister Crowley’s Ordo Templi Orientalis and a serious scholar of the magickal arts.
The Infinite and the Beyond — Podcast: Episode #020 — Reiki, Yoga, and Wellness
In this episode we go on location to talk about Reiki and Yoga with Janet Watkins from Live in Joy Yoga and Wellness in Audubon, NJ. Janet shares with us some of her experiences and insights as a registered Yoga instructor and Reiki Master.
We learn about Russian healer, prophet, and monk Grigori Rasputin in A Corner in the Occult. Rasputin was the adviser to the Russian royal family during the turn of the 20th century which was an unusual position of power for someone who wasn’t born of Russian Nobility and it would be this position that would eventually lead to his elaborate and trial some death in 1916. He is often argued by some to have contributed greatly to the fall of the Romanov Dynasty in 1917, which was the last dynasty to rule over Russian.
We speak with local musician Robin Renee who describes herself as being a Mantra-Pop recording artist, a wayward poet, an obsessive fangirl, and writes from the intersection of music, eros, and the Divine. We also feature several of Robin's songs during the show, discuss the ideas surrounding energy in The Essence of Magick, read some email, listen to some great music, and have a joyful and insightful time doing it.
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The Infinite and the Beyond — Podcast: Episode #019 — Dissecting Wicca
In the latest episode of The Infinite and the Beyond, we dissect and learn about the contemporary pagan religion known of as Wicca. We speculate about some of its primary roots and influences and go into more depth than most books on subject ever seem to go. Find out what makes Wicca what it is and what makes a Wiccan a Wiccan in this break down of the religion of Wicca.
We learn about Doreen Valiente in this episode's edition of A Corner in the Occult. The famed Mother of Modern Witchcraft played a crucial role in the existence and development of Wicca throughout the entirety of the twentieth century. Doreen was one of Gerald Gardners early High Priestesses and later authored of several well respected texts on witchcraft and became the Patron of the Center for Pagan Studies in 1995.
In the Essence of Magick we look into the idea, practice, and significance of ritual initiation and the role it plays in groups and in religions such as Wicca. We even discuss the idea behind the popular modern Wiccan practice of self-initiation and looking into the reality and practicality of such a ceremony. I also read some listener messages and to close we discuss advanced Wicca and ways in which one can enrich their religious experience.
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