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.
2021/02/28Thelema Now! Guest: Deja Whitehouse
Deja Whitehouse is a post-graduate research student at the University of Bristol, under the supervision of Ronald Hutton. Her research topic is In Search of Frieda Harris – from a Victorian Childhood to the Swinging Sixties, which explores various aspects of Harris’s life in comparison with some of her female esoteric contemporaries.
Frieda Harris worked with Crowley on the Thoth Tarot deck. During 2017, Deja was engaged by the Warburg Institute to catalog the Frieda Harris correspondence held in the Yorke Collection. She speaks with Harper Feist about her research and what she’s uncovered! Deja is the author of Mercury is in a Very Ape Mood about the creation of the Tarot.
2021/01/30Thelema Now! Guest: Sonia Bible
One of Thelema Now’s most popular guests steps in as a host! Richard speaks to Sonia Bible. Sonia is an internationally award-winning documentary writer and director. “The Witch of Kings Cross” is her first feature. The film is about artist Rosaleen Norton, who faced allegations of satanic rituals, obscene art, and sex orgies in 1950s Sydney. But was she just a victim of harassment? Give a listen! The film will be released worldwide on February 9th! The iTunes pre-order link is live – https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/the-witch-of-kings-cross/id1546061846?ls=1.
find out more about the film – visit the website witchofkingscross.com.
2021/01/03Thelema Now! Guest: Roger Williamson
93 and welcome to 2021! Yay! And not a minute too soon.
To kick off the year right, TN’s own Harper Feist spoke to Roger Williamson, who also a Minnesota resident (by way of England). Roger is a visual artist as well as a writer, and in 2020 he re-released his book “The Sun At Night.” Find out more about Roger at his website, RogerWilliamsonArt.com.
2020/11/04Thelema Now! Guest: Jake Stratton-Kent (2020)
A TN favorite is back! Jake Stratton-Kent has been a goetic magician since 1972, making more than forty years of continuous goetic practice. His practical work integrates the magical papyri, Italo-French grimoires, in particular, the Grimorium Verum and African traditional religions with a focus on Quimbanda and magia negra.
Jake has released The Rosicrucifixion and talks with host Harper Feist! Check it!
2020/09/30Thelema Now! Guest: Amy Hale
Thelema Now’s host Harper Feist talks to Amy Hale talks about her book Ithell Colquhoun: Genius of The Fern Loved Gully. This book offers the first in-depth biographical study of the British surrealist and occultist Ithell Colquhoun, situating her art within the magical contexts that shaped her imaginative life and work. After decades of neglect, Colquhoun’s unique vision and hermetic life have become an object of great renewed interest, both for artists and for historians of magic.
Listen and learn! And buy the book here!