The U.S. Grand Lodge Thelema NOW! podcast features interviews with artists, writers, magicians, and others whose unique perspectives contribute to the modern flowering of Thelemic culture. New episodes are published roughly once a month. You can subscribe to the podcast to get new episodes as they are published, or visit the Thelema NOW! site for a full catalog of past episodes.
- Thelema Now! Guest: Lita-Luise Chappell (50 minutes)
Harper Feist talks to Sister Lita-Luise Chappell latest books are The Collioure Concealment & Murder of the Mystras Nun, and the third part of the trilogy will be coming soon. She talks about her writing process and finding inspiration.
Lita has been writing poetry, short stories, mysteries, plays, lyrics, rituals, cookbooks, investigative articles, and travelogues for almost fifty years. She has a master’s degree in Psychology, and a doctorate in Human Sexuality. She has had several careers: in food service as a chef and caterer, in electronics, in the music industry, in the publishing business, and as a sex therapist. She has also traveled extensively to Western Europe, the Netherlands, the British Isles, the Far East, southeastern Asia, northern Africa, Canada, Mexico, other U.S. territories and Australia. She has been a student of the occult as a priestess in ancient Egyptian, Eleusinian Greek, Italian Strega, British Celtic, Northumbrian Faerye, Hawaiian Huna, and Thelema. Through it all, she has written as she went along, commenting on different cultures, human behavior, politics, love, sex, wisdom and magick.
- Thelema Now! Guest: Eric Stedman (36 minutes)
Wow! Check this out and have your mind BLOWN! Eric Stedman, who specializes is film restoration, discusses with Frater Puck the Mysteries of Myra film series that was tied to our very own Uncle Al Crowley. How you ask? Give a listen and find out!
You can find out more about Eric and his work at these websites:
- Thelema Now! Guest: Lon Milo DuQuette 2017 (36 mins)
Check it! Frater Puck talks to Thelema Now’s fav guest, Lon Milo. Listen and learn something you didn’t know about magick, tarot, and life in general.
- Thelema Now! Guest: Tracey Rollin
Tracy Rollin talks to Thelema Now’s Harper Feist about her book, Santa Muerte – the History, Rituals and Magic of Our Lady of the Holy Death.
The book takes a look at Santa Muerte, the famous folk saint widely associated with the Day of the Dead. Credited with wielding vast influence in the lives of her devotees, she is the central figure of the fastest-growing new religious movement in the world today.
This book surveys Santa Muerte as an aspect of the dark feminine, the bringer of death that Is crucial to all life. This perspective is surveyed through the lens of Santa Muerte’s European and Aztec roots, including the Catholic beliefs and practices that helped shape them.
To find out more, visit Tracey’s website traceyrollin.com
- Thelema NOW! Guest: Peter Mark Adams (1 hour)
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!