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.
2020/04/17Thelema Now! Guest: David Hertzberg (2020)
Thelema Now talks to David Hertzberg, the composer of The Wake World opera. Scored for five instruments and nine singers, it premiered in 2017 at the Barnes Foundation under the aegis of Opera Philadelphia. Based on a mystical fairy tale written by Aleister Crowley whilst under the influence of the Golden Dawn, the story describes an ecstatic journey of initiation through Hermetic runes, as Lola is lead by her fairy prince through a magical palace to enlightenment. Winner of the Music Critics Association of North America’s Best New Opera Award, The Wake World is an operatic tour-de-force! It’s being released on April 24th – GET IT NOW!!
2020/04/02Thelema Now! Guest: Frater Orpheus
Thelema Now host Harper talks about Crowley, the peace sign (or V for Victory) and gratitude with Frater Orpheus. The wide-ranging conversation covers a lot of topics so check it out! And to find out more about “On The Rights Of Man” and Frater Orpheus, visit this website!
2020/03/03Thelema Now! Guest: M. Dionysius Rogers (2020)
Thelema Now host Harper Feist talks to Thelemic Bishop M. Dionysius Rogers about serving both the Thelemic laity as well as clergy! Allow – listen to him talk about ass worship. (He means donkeys.) Good stuff!
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.
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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!