Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual, and Magick
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!
Thelema Now: David Hertzberg, the composer of The Wake World libretto
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.
Thelema Now! Guest: Aaron Leitch (30 minutes)
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.
Thelema Now! Guest: Carl Abrahamsson 2017 (42 minutes)
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.
Also - listen until the end to hear the composition "UnconsciousSexuality" by Carl and his wife Vanessa Sinclair.