Thelemic Culture Update: June 2013

Thelemic Culture UpdateThelemic Culture Update is a monthly feature that brings together links to various announcements, writings, and events from around the web.

  • Speech in the Silence: Program #42 of Speech in the Silence is now out with “The Integrated Magical Life pt.1” by Lon Milo DuQuette, “Living Thelema: Advice from the Tree of Life” by Dr. David Shoemaker, and music by Oliver Althoen, The Green Man, and Shams 93; [Speech in the Silence]
  • Magick available in French: The entire 4-part Magick, Crowley’s magnum opus that is also known as “Liber ABA” and “Book Four,” is now available in French for the first time. [Amazon]
  • Portuguese film about Aleister Crowley and Fernando Pessoa: Imagens de Seculo is producing a film in Portuguese about Aleister Crowely and Fernando Pessoa called “Hino a Pã – O Último Sortilégio” (‘Hymn to Pan – The Last Sortilege’). A new trailer is now available. [Hino a Pã]
  • Book of Sketches: A new book entitled Book of Sketches Reproduces in full a series of colour and black and white sketches, mostly of women, from a sketchbook utilised by Aleister Crowley from the late 1930s to the early 1940s, and now preserved in the Yorke collection. Introduction by Keith Richmond and David Tibet; limited to 418 copies. [Weiser Antiquarian]
  • Aleister Crowley screenplay: Underground filmmaker Carlos Atanes has been trying to make a movie about Aleister Crowley and his Magick for more than ten years. The screenplay titled “Aleister Crowley in the Mouth of Hell” is now available such as it was written and never filmed. [Carlos Atanes]
  • IAO131: 
    • Thelema Sutras: Frater IAO131 releases a new book titled “Thelema Sutras.” Thelema Sutras contains several texts in the style of Hindu Upanishads as well as some in the style Buddhist sutras. Included in the middle of the book is ‘The Lost Sutra of Harold,’ a humorous interlude that tackles things from Western philosophy to astral travel to transcending logic to the Holy Guardian Angel. [Lulu]
    • Yama & Niyama of Thelema: Frater IAO131 writes a new essay on the “Yama” and “Niyama” of Thelema and how they relate to the idea of an “ideal Thelemite” [IAO131]
    • Is Thelema a Religion or not?: Frater IAO131 weighs in on the ever-present debate as to whether Thelema is a religion or not. [IAO131]
  • Jane Wolfe: The Thelema Facebook page posted a picture of Jane Wolfe’s original Probationer Oath signed by Jane Wolfe (Soror Estai) and To Mega Therion 666. [Thelema Facebook page]
  • Aleister Crowley publishing timeline: Joseph Thiebes updates his timeline of Aleister Crowley’s works that have been published since 1995. [thiebes.org]
  • Sy Calaelen: Sy Calaelen explains in this YouTube video why Thelema is her personal philosophy. [YouTube]
  • Some images floating around this month:
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