Zero Equals Two is a blog on magical news and culture sponsored by U.S. Grand Lodge, O.T.O. A diverse collective of contributors comb the worlds of magick, art, science, history, philosophy, and more every day for articles and events of interest to Thelemites and other modern free-thinkers and explorers, collecting them on this blog for your enjoyment.
2022/05/13Thelema, NOW! Interviews Cassandra Complex leader Rodney Orpheus About New Album
Thelema NOW! has posted a new interview with renowned occult author and musician Rodney Orpheus in which Harper and he discuss the long-awaited return from his group Cassandra Complex. Check it out on Spotify!
2022/05/12New Edition of Classic Book on Harry Smith in the Works
MIT Press’s Semiotext(e) series is planning on published a revised and expanded edition of American Magus, a book about EGC Bishop, seminal avant-film maker and unorthodox but influential cultural anthropologist Harry Smith, comprising interviews with his colleagues and intimates.
The posted description says”
“Best known during his lifetime as an experimental filmmaker and Folkways Records music anthologist, Harry Smith (1923–1991) was a spiritual outsider and one of the most original, influential artists of the mid-century American avant-garde. An avid, inspired collector of old blues and hillbilly recordings during his youth, he became a fan of such bebop jazz as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and began making avant-garde film animations featuring patterns painted directly onto the negatives as visual accompaniments to jazz performances. Smith crossed paths with nearly everyone central to the cultural avant-garde; he lived for art and gnosis with little thought for practical consequences. In 1991, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards in New York. Five years after Smith’s death, the poet Paola Igliori began conducting intimate interviews with the filmmakers, musicians, poets, and artists who knew him best. The result, American Magus Harry Smith, offers a privileged look not only into Smith’s life and artistic practice, but also into his era and the informal economy of influence that operated during that time. It provides invaluable insight into the mind of one of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic polymaths. This expanded edition includes photos of Smith and many other color photos and images, as well as two important interviews with Smith from Film Culture.”
2022/05/112nd Edition of David Chaim Smith’s 32 Keys Going To Press in MayDavid Chaim Smith announced on FB:“NEWS: The Second Edition of “32 KEYS” will be on press in 1 or 2 weeks, binding to take a bit longer. Barring technical issues this book will be available mid-summer (earlier than expected).“This is not a mere reprint of the original book. The text has been re-written cover to cover, and re-formatted to an 8 x 10 size (matching other LFA volumes) while retaining the structure of the original 2020 publication (Lightning Flash of Alef, Volume 3). The book will be packaged with the same deck of 32 Key cards (at the original size) … but the images have been massively improved by Rachel, who has painstakingly re-touched them all.“As many of you know, Rachel runs the book enterprise and all related concerns over here. None of this would happen properly without her (she has 30 years experience in publishing), and she did a miraculous job with this one. I expect this book will surpass the previous volume in every way.”For more info: https://www.thethirtytwokeys.com/
2022/05/10Jason Miller Offering Free Online Talk
Jason Milller is offering a FREEBIE: Consorting With Spirits ZOOM AMA! He says:
I decided to offer a ZOOM AMA next Wednesday. If you can make it live, that would be awesome!. If not, just email me your question with AMA QUESTION in the subject line. The recording will be posted to my You Tube Channel, my blog, and of course this newsletter, after the meeting.
Jason Miller is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: CONSORTING WITH SPIRITS Q&A
Time: May 18, 2022 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
2022/05/09Long Video Interview With Christopher Hyatt
Here’s a long, unedited interview with Alan Ronald Miller aka Christopher Hyatt, best known to occultists as president of New Falcon Press who published a good amount of Aleister Crowley’s writings.
The text that accompanies the footage says:
“Christopher S. Hyatt, Ph.D., Adv. M.ED. was trained in experimental and clinical psychology and practiced as a psychotherapist for many years. As Alan Miller, he used the 18 units earned from his military GED towards his first academic career at Los Angeles City College, where he studied accounting for two years. He later changed his graduate to General Psychology, earning Masters Degrees in Experimental Psychology and Medical Education and Counselling. He was a member of a Freudian clinic in Southern California. He spent almost a year studying hypnosis at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Los Angeles and also studied hypnosis at the University of California, Irvine. Miller possessed Ph.D.s in both Clinical Psychology and Human Behavior and was a Postdoctoral researcher in Criminal Justice. Some of his techniques blended Reichian physiotherapy and tantric yoga. He also incorporated hypnosis alongside his body work with patients and students.
“According to his website: ‘He left academia and state sponsored psychology to become an explorer of the human mind.’ Hyatt claimed on his website that as a research scientist he had published ‘numerous’ peer reviewed articles in professional journals and was a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto and the University of Southern California. However, his website does not provide any references or name any of the journals he claims to have published in, making verification of his academic credentials difficult.
“Christopher Hyatt died of cancer in Scottsdale, Arizona at the age of 64.”