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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,

The Orgasmic Ordeal: Sexual Magic in Thelema

The Orgasmic Ordeal: Sexual Magic in Thelema

by Fra. In Sterquiliniis Invenitur “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Sexual magic is a magical

A Thanksgiving Invocation to Babalon, Chaos, and Nuit

A Thanksgiving Invocation to Babalon, Chaos, and Nuit

by Frater Enatheleme Sun in 0° Sagittarius, Luna in 24° Taurus, Dies Jovii, Anno V:iv We give thanks unto our Earth, Babalon, Mother of Abominations, and unto our Sun, Chaos, Father of Life, for these products of their Love, our nourishment. We give praise for the capacity to thank. Our hearts to you, for we delight

Aleister Crowley on Race: An Overview

Aleister Crowley on Race: An Overview

by Antonio Lau According to Lois G. Gordon, when Nancy Cunard met Aleister Crowley in 1933, her “extensive recollections of their meetings, including their participation at anti-fascist rallies and his consistent ‘anger against the persecution of the Jews and other ghastly events,’ convinced her that he ‘felt deeply about human injustice

Babalon the Warrior

Babalon the Warrior

by Brandy Williams I sing of Babalon the warrior. I sing of Babalon who wields the sword. Her priestesses cry out against those who have transgressed against them. “We came to you offering holy joy and you have placed your eyes and hands on us against our will. That which was divine turned corrupt in your

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities By Frater Enatheleme

By Frater Enatheleme At a time when civilization worldwide struggles to break the chains of patriarchy and outright oppression of women, our Thelemic communities are no exception. While debates over the question of Crowley's personal sexism may last decades, it is easy to observe that many localized groups of Thelemites are

Theosexuality: Sex and Magic

Theosexuality: Sex and Magic

by Sister Georgia On Consent I was accused, in the comments section of my last article on this site, of “going too far;” that my responses to #metoo were too much.  That my claiming consent is no longer – was never – always and self-sufficiently ‘enough’ was social justice and feminism gone

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