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A Thoroughly Modern Goddess

by Sister Georgia We humans, when we seek to give authority to thought or deed or practice, tend to use one of a few set models. When it comes to religious truth, authority usually comes from one of two places: tradition, or a persuasive experience (and communication) of gnosis.  Babalon is a

Supreme Secret: the Gnostic Mass, Zro, Samadhi, and the Ninth Degree of OTO

by Hasan i-Sabah Now the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret. The whole of its system at the time when I became an initiate of the Sanctuary of the Gnosis (IX°) was directed towards communicating to its members, by progressively plain hints, this all-important instruction. I personally believe that

Liber Oz Fest 2018: Address from Lon Milo DuQuette

by Lon Milo DuQuette Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I’d first like to thank Sister Jen, Knights Templar Oasis, and everyone at Liber OZ Fest for inviting me to be part of the activities this weekend. I bring greetings from St. Constance of the Well, Our Lady

Equal Rites

by Sister Georgia The history of Feminism is intermingled with the burgeoning of alternative spiritualities at the turn of the century. The Co-masons, the Theosophical Society and the Golden Dawn offered spiritual stimulus to the women, and publicly supported the suffragette causes.[1] This is not coincidental;  there cannot be equal rights for women without a Goddess.

When Rose Kelly Heard Voices

When Rose Kelly Heard Voices

by Brandy Williams Aleister Crowley was determined to impress his new wife, Rose (nee Kelly). For their honeymoon he planned a world tour. He showed off his big game hunting prowess. He organized a night in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid where he performed a goetic invocation. One night

Magick, Yoga & Phenomenology

Magick, Yoga & Phenomenology

by Robert Prince This essay examines the similarities between Magick, Yoga and the philosophical method known as “Phenomenology.” These similarities will be discussed in relation to the yogic model of psychology ,as set forth by Pantanjali, many centuries ago.  Pantanjali’s “Yoga Sutra’s” is the first systematic text on yoga psychology in

Loving Babalon

Loving Babalon

by Brandy Williams Listen to a reading of this text on Speech in the Silence or on YouTube Babalon says: Loving me is the most radical practice. 1. You and your body, you are perfect, you are Divine, you are the form in which the Divine is made manifest. I stand before you. I hold

Satariel’s Shroud: Sex, Power and Ethics in Contemporary Thelema

Satariel’s Shroud: Sex, Power and Ethics in Contemporary Thelema

By Shin Melitodes Dion Fortune (1890-1946) is a rather out-of-fashion occultist; she is rarely considered transgressive or florid enough to merit research in today’s edge-obsessed occult milieu. At one of the first academic conferences I  ever attended I asked a fellow scholar what she thought of Fortune’s work. The scholar sneered, and said she had no

Breaking the Binary in the New Aeon

Breaking the Binary in the New Aeon

by Sib. Ayin / R.A.D. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Was Aleister Crowley (Baphomet) non-binary in terms of gender identity? A few sources seem to suggest he did not identify exclusively as "male" (in this life, or previous ones) despite his biological sex. If so,

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