Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick
Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick
About Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual & Magick
Our mission is to provide listeners with interesting, informative, thought-provoking interviews featuring individuals involved in myriad realms of mysticism, spirituality and magical theory and practice: authors, sorcerers, academics, entertainers. We’ll be looking into everything except inter and intra organizational politics as that’s ground very thoroughly tilled by other programs. (Opinions expressed on this program by interviewees and interviewers are theirs alone and do not necessarily represent those of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O), Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A. (O.T.O.-U.S.A.), or any of their officers or directors.)
Thelema Now welcomes Sasha Chaitow! Having written her Ph.D. thesis on Joséphin Péladan, Dr. Sasha Chaitow is uniquely qualified to present a complete picture of the man and his works, both from an artistic and an esoteric standpoint. In particular, she has studied and documented – and is teaching – his initiatory system. In this Thelema Now episode, Dr. Chaitow and Harper Feist discuss the metaphysical and esoteric aspects of Péladan’s life, some of which happened side by side with Aleister Crowley in Paris. Put on your seatbelt, this interview is a good one! Be sure to check out Sasha's book -Son of Prometheus: The Life and Work of Joséphin Péladan.
Jake Stretton-Kent died after an extended illness and the world will never be quite the same. Jake was a lot of things to a lot of people, clear from the hundreds of tributes written in Facebook and other social media platforms since the announcement. He was an incredibly influential magician and author, having given us Grimorium Verum, Geosophia, the Testament of Cyprian the Mage, Goetic Liturgy, Thus Spake Magnus Dictus and the Rosicrucifixion, amongst others. He also worked on each issue of Hadean Press’ Conjure Codices. His laser-focus on relationships with spirits incited an entire generation of practitioners to a more thoughtful approach. He was a serious researcher and adept, a magical experimentalist while retaining both feet in a foundation of history and literature. Amusingly, to discover his sources, we often had to inquire personally about them. The bad part was that we couldn’t just dig through his references, the good part was that when you asked him, he would provide a stunning background and a thorough understanding of anything he’d ever written. Jake was one of Thelema Now's favorite authors to interview because he was so damnably funny and ridiculously charming. We at Thelema, Now! wish Jake the best of future adventures. May he be granted the accomplishment of his True Will. We also wish peace and relief to Karel and the rest of his family and close colleagues. Goodbye, Jake. And farewell. -Harper Feist
Thelema, NOW! host Harper Feist speaks with Occult Blacksmith Marcus McCoy of Troll Cunning Forge. Listen as Marcus and Harper discuss alchemy as it applies to Metalsmithing and the Natural Philosophy of Henry Cornelius Agrippa! During their conversation the Winter Solstice dawned in the Eastern Standard time zone. The days will be getting brighter...
Host Harper Feist speaks with Frater Acher about his new book Holy Heretics, the third and final volume of the Holy Daimon cycle. Listen as he and Harper Feist talk about doing magick as a lone practitioner, sacred bells, and what working with your Holy Daimon really means. Frater Acher is the author of theomagica.com as well as a friend and collaborator of Quareia Magical Training. He holds an MA in Communications Science, Intercultural Communications, and Psychology, as well as certifications in Systemic Coaching and Gestalt Therapy. He has studied Western Ritual Magic in theory and practice at I.M.B.O.L.C. (magieausbildung.de) and has been actively involved in magic as a lone practitioner for more than twenty years. His book Ingenium is released by TaDehent.
Samuel David and Thelema Now host Harper Feist dig deep in a wide-ranging discussion that includes Christianity, Inanna, and all points in between. It's - in Samuel's words - Sexy, sultry, and sorceress!! Listen to find out more! You can buy Samuel's book, Lioness: The Song of Inanna at Miskatonic Books. You can see a video about the book on YouTube. Enjoy!
Thelema Now host Harper Feist speaks to author and artist Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule. Merging the concepts of sexuality, Magick, and art, Defenestrate-Bascule explores the erotic nature that's within us all! You can view his art at www.esoterotica.art. He also discusses his film Solve et Coagula. View the trailer, reviews, and streaming here! Enjoy!
The always awesome and entertaining Jason Miller returns to Thelema Now and discusses what it means to be a Sorcerer. TN host Harper Feist gets to the bottom of what it means to do the work, see the results, and get stuff done. Jason has a new book - Consorting with Spirits: Your Guide to Working with Invisible Allies - check it out!
TN host Harper Feist speaks to author Carl Abrahamsson! One of the privileged few who spent time with the “Black Pope” in the last decade of his life, Carl Abrahamsson met Anton LaVey in 1989, sparking an “infernally” empowering friendship. In Carl's new book - Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan: Infernal Wisdom from the Devil's Den - he explores what LaVey was really about, where he came from, and how he shaped the esoteric landscape of the 1960s. Find out more here!
Hey - did you know that Aleister Crowley had a tin ear and didn't like music that much?! WHO KNEW?! Listen to this fascinating conversation (no really, it is!) between TN's Harper Feist and musician/author/speaker Rodney Orpheus. He has a new Cassandra Complex release and it's AWESOME!! Check it out on Spotify!
Man Has The Right To Dress As He Will! History has been made! This episode of Thelema Now is the first where both the host, Harper Fiest, and the guest, Trevor Gray, are nude! The perfect setting for author Trevor to discuss his book "A Whisper in the Silence: An Inspiring Naturist Love Story." Enjoy!
Jessica Grote is currently the presiding bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostic Aeterna and an advanced member of the Société Voudon Gnostique. She is also a teacher and instructor. In her course, she will introduce you to the animistic worldview and magical practice of the Kosmic Modern Hetaera, which can enhance your existing path or form a holistic approach of its own. Find out more about Jessica and her upcoming courses which will illustrate how to merge your magical and mundane lives, integrate sexuality and eroticism in your magical work, and much more!
Verónica Rivas (Melong Yeshe) is an Uruguayan author and researcher based in Brazil. Her cosmological and anthropological studies in magical practices among Eastern cultures led her to become interested in healing techniques. When she became a Reiki Master, she started to research the possibilities of integrating Reiki techniques with other forms of energy work, using her academic training in Philosophy as an epistemological background. In Kurukulla: Goddess of Bewitchment – A Devotional Path to the Red Enchantress of Uddiyana, author Verónica Rivas combines academic research with personal experience to offer a theoretical-practical study of Kurukulla, the goddess in Hinduism related to desire, lust, magic, and witchcraft. Listen and find out more!
Author Jason Augustus Newcomb and TN host Harper Feist discuss aspects of Magick, and especially Tarot! Do you like Thoth? Rider? Rider-Waite? What does the imagery say to you? As Jason developed his own Tarot, New Hermetics Standard Tarot Deck, he took many things into account. Check it out! And visit Jason's website.
Peter Grey is a writer, and the co-founder of Scarlet Imprint. He is the author of The Red Goddess (2007), which has become the standard work on the goddess of Revelation. His Apocalyptic Witchcraft (2013) has been called the most important modern book on witchcraft, placing it in the mythopoetic context of the sabbat and in a landscape suffering climate and ecological collapse. Peter and Thelema Now host Harper Feist discuss those works as well his latest, The Two Antichrists, which discusses Jack Parsons' Babylon working. Check it out!
Cath Thompson is an English Qaballist and Stellar Magickian of thirty-seven years experience; in 1980 she was the youngest initiated member of James Lees’ O.’.A.’.A.’.. She is the author of The Magickal Language of the Book of the Law: An English Qaballa Primer, A Handbook of Stellar Magick, and All This and a Book, all published by Hadean Press. She tells Harper Feist about "Ordeal X," planetary rituals, and more!
The place that President Abraham Lincoln called home, where Frank Lloyd Wright built a house, and a small town with past and present practitioners of ritual! Enter Jack Grayle, Zemaemidjehuty Setepentoth and Sam David, three acclaimed occult authors that live within a mile of one another in Springfield IL. Excuse me while I pack my bags! This place sounds awesome! The Springfield Chamber of Commerce might not be down with it, but host Harper Feist sure is. (And so is Thelema Now!) To find out more about these gents, visit: http://www.ixaxaar.com/ (The second run of the Hekataeon is sold out, but check for other info.) https://theionpublishing.com/ (The Book of Flesh and Feather and the Litanies of Thoth) https://www.anathemapublishing.com/ (The Rod and Ring)
Zemaemidjehuty (Zemmi) is a poet-priest and theurgist in service to the Great God Djehuty. The founder of the Church of Flesh and Feather, his work and research focuses amongst others on the mysterious Coptic Christ and Sophia, Kemetic Djehuty, and the conflation of the three as divine aspects of the same Supreme Deity. He speaks to Harper about his book, The Book of Flesh and Feather. Check it out!
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