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Thelemic Culture Update: November & December 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 #47 of Speech in the Silence with “My Journey with O.T.O.” by Adrian Dobbie, “Paid All the Dues” by Lon Milo DuQuette, “Living Thelema: Ordeals of the A∴A∴” by David Shoemaker, and “Enter Satan-Typhon” by Eleusyve Productions [Speech in the Silence]
    • Program #48 of Speech in the Silence with “Hymn of Thelema” by One Three One featuring Sr. Fieri Facias, “Alchemy in Colonial New England” by Greg Kaminsky, “Via Vitae, verses 1 & 2” by Eleusyve Productions, “Living Thelema: Creativity & Magick” by David Shoemaker, and “Death Comes Knocking” by Dry River [Speech in the Silence]
  • Gnostic Mass Video image stills: New set of still images from the Gnostic Mass Video Project that is coming soon from Horizon Oasis O.T.O. [imgur
  • The Rite of Mars rock opera: Eleusyve Productions are currently working on their 5th full length rock opera based upon the seven planetary theatrical rituals that comprise Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis. The Rite of Mars, their current project, will be staged September 5th, 6th, 11th, 12th and 13th in Seattle, WA, and with ample support we will stage additional performances in Portland and Spokane. The money they collect through Indiegogo will be used to cover the cost of rehearsal space, theater rental, insurance, sets, props, costumes and advertising for the production. [Indiegogo]
  • New O.T.O. Profess House in Australia: Congratulations to the ever-inspiring Australian Grand Lodge with the successful establishment of their first Profess-House. Amarantos Abbey is situated in a quintessential Australian native bushland setting within a private wildlife sanctuary, providing many opportunities for Holy Solitude within its grounds and surrounding areas. Private lodgings, communal library and access to ‘HRILIU Chapel’ are available to Abbey guests; among other facilities designed to suit the unique goals of Amarantos Abbey. [Amarantos Abbey]
  • Tobias Churton’s new book on Crowley: Aleister Crowley biographer Tobias Churton has a new book, The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic, that covers Crowley’s activities in the period of 1930-1932 as Hitler was rising to power. The book is available for pre-order and will be released in May 2014. [Amazon]
  • Craig Berry on Thelema: Craig Berry, a Bishop of O.T.O., was interviewed on the Esotouric podcast about Law of Thelema, and the impact of Crowley’s mystical thinking on the culture of Southern California. [Esotouric]
  • Amy Saari’s new album We Are Love: Thelemite Amy Saari has released a new album called We Are Love that is available now. [CDBaby] 
  • Dry River’s new album Lost in the World: Dry River is a guitar-harmonica duo of Thelemites from the banks of the Santa Ana River in Southern California: Oliver Althoen (guitar/vocals) and Dave Scriven (harmonica). They’ve just released a new album called Lost in the World that is available now.  [CDBaby]
  • Sy Calaelen: Thelemic blogger tackles various subjects in her new blog posts:
  • Some images floating around this month:

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: