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.
2020/01/17Thelema Now! Guest: Peter Mark Adams (2020)
Back again! Harper Fiest talks to Peter Mark Adams. He previous book was “The Game of Saturn” and he just published “Mystai – dancing out the mysteries of dionysos.” The Dionysian themed frescos of Pompeii’s Villa of the Mysteries constitute the single most important theurgical narrative to have survived in the Western esoteric tradition. No other practitioner account of the ritual process for conducting a mystery rite has survived down to today. The frescoes’ vivid and allusive imagery illuminates both the ritual activity of the participants as well as its esoteric import.
Check it out!
2019/12/20Thelema Now! Guest: Tobias Churton (2019)
One of Thelema Now’s favs is BACK! Tobias Churton talks with Harper Feist about his latest work, Aleister Crowley in India. Tobias’ exhaustive research on the topic gives us all food for thought!
2019/11/19Thelema Now! Guest: Richard Kaczynski – "Panic in Detroit"
A Thelema Now favorite is back! Author and lecturer Richard Kaczynski talks about the newly revised and re-released “Panic In Detroit.” At 400 pages, this release is significantly expanded from the original 2006 limited edition. It includes original essays on the time of Aleister Crowley, Charles Stansfeld Jones, Wilfred Talbot Smith, Cecil Frederick Russell, and Dr. J. P. Kowal in Detroit; the newspaper accounts that followed in their wake; and the legacy of the lost crate of rare Crowley books. In addition, Panic in Detroit reproduces 40 letters between Crowley and his circle; 55 newspaper articles documenting the “mess in the press”; selected transcripts from the Universal Book Stores’ bankruptcy hearings, in which Crowley, O.T.O. and The Equinox figure prominently; and much more.
You can buy it on Amazon and booksellers everywhere!
2019/10/10Thelema Now! Guests: Jon Povey & Marco Conti
Thelema Now host Harper talks to Jon Povey & Marco Conti, the minds behind “Sympathy For The Beast: Songs From the Poems of Aleister Crowley.” This album is from Twink & the Technicolour Dream, being released by the British label Sunbeam.
The album features two legendary figures from British 60’s rock, namely Twink (ex Tomorrow, Pretty Things, Pink Fairies, Hawkwind, etc.), and Jon Povey (ex Pretty Things) and the band Technicolour Dream. Check it out! And to order the album – go here!
2019/09/26Thelema Now! Guest: Robert Podgurski
Host Harper Feist puts her thinking cap on and talks to Robert Podgurski, author of The Sacred Alignments and Sigils: Angelic Magick, Renaissance Thought, and Modern Methods of Sigilization. (That’s a mouthful!) They discuss sigils, John Dee, and all kinds of things above my pay grade.
I need to go lay down now and rest my brain awhile.