The End of Liberal Thelema: A Eulogy

by Brother Sol-Om-On Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. For, in True Things, all are but images one of another; man is but a map of the universe, and Society is but the same on a larger scale.Aleister Crowley, Liber CXCIV The world is in turmoil. Political upheaval

Heteronormativity and Gender Essentialism in Thelemic Ritual and Communities

by Tau Meithras Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The last few weeks have seen the Thelemic community shaking even more than the usual: in a stunningly reactionary and gender essentialist move by O.T.O., non-binary individuals are now no longer allowed to perform as Priest or Priestess

Gender is not a Zero-Sum Game

Gender is not a Zero Sum Game in Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass

by Sib. James Gordon In the past forty-eight hours as outrage about the wording and explicit policy decisions concerning the way that some of our siblings are allowed to present in the EGC Mass have spread outward, I have seen a lot of hurt cisgender identifying people on the internet. The people

Occultism and Mental Illness: Returning Magic to its Healing Roots

Occultism And Mental Illness: Returning Magic To Its Healing Roots

By Frater Entelecheia I’ve seen the connection between spirituality (particularly occultism) and mental illness pointed out many times over the years. It is a commonplace now to suggest individuals supplement the magical path with psychotherapy. I won’t bother naming anyone or quoting anything in connection with these ideas. We’ve all read

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

Aleister Crowley’s Sex Magick: Gnostic Mass, ZRO, Samadhi, and the Supreme Secret of OTO

Aleister Crowley's Sex Magick in Ordo Templi Orientis

by Hasan i-Sabah Aleister Crowley's Sex Magick: Looking at "Atlantis" Part of Aleister Crowley's infamous reputation comes from his involvement in sex magick, including his knowledge of the Ninth Degree or Supreme Secret of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO). Now the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret. The whole of its system

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