Thelema NOW! Crowley, Ritual, and Magick
Thelema Now! Guest: Matthew Marble (24 minutes)
Thelema Now's Frater Puck talks to Princeton University grad Matthew Marble about his dissertation Buddhist Bubblegum: Esoteric Buddhism in the Creative Process of Arthur Russell. (You can read the full dissertation here.)
For the uninitiated, the late Arthur Russell was an American cellist, composer, producer, singer, and musician whose work spanned a disparate range of styles. Trained in contemporary experimental composition and Indian classical music, Russell found success in downtown New York's avant-garde and disco scenes in the 1970s and 1980s.
A prolific recording artist, Russell produced a considerable collection of material over the course of his career, including a number of successful underground dance hits under various aliases, but his near-chronic inability to complete projects resulted in a limited amount of released output; World of Echo (1986) would be his only full-length solo album to see release during his lifetime. Russell also collaborated with a wide variety of artists, including composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass, poet Allen Ginsberg, musicians such as Peter Zummo and David Byrne, and DJs such as Walter Gibbons and Nicky Siano. He died from AIDS in 1992, still in relative obscurity and nearly broke.
His music lives on - so check it out!
Thelema Now! Guest: Joseph Peterson (2 hours)
WOW! This is a long one, but a great one. Buckle up for this two-hour lecture from Joseph Peterson on the Sworn Book of Honorius.
Joseph Peterson is a renowned scholar of the magical grimoires. Through his web site esotericarchives.com, Joseph has made ancient grimoires availalbe to the public for study and research for many years. His annotations with his notes and research has provided unequaled insight and understanding to modern magicians seeking to tap into the lore and power of the traditional Grimoire traditions.
Thelema Now! Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman (39 minutes)
Thelema Now talks to one of our favorite people - Sallie Ann Glassman. Sallie tells host Harper Feist about her journey to New Orleans, doing public ritual, and working with spirits. Check it out!
Thelema Now! Guest: Azi Rasa (21 minutes)
Who is Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs? How is he the link between Thelema and the Yezidi people? And who is this "Peacock God?" Listen as Azi Rasa tells us about the Yezidi people, their unique religion, and what it means to you!
Find out more about Azi's upcoming lectures! Visit his Facebook page here!
Thelema NOW! Guest: Sister Kashmira (28 minutes)
What's an "unconference" you ask? It sounds likeit could be chaos, but somehow it all works out!
Listen as Sister Kashmira discusses the upcoming event in the Valley of Pittsburgh this July. Find out more about the Thelemic Unconference! Click here!