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A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

by Sib. James Gordon I thought this article published by Brother Sol-Om-On on Thelemic Union was important enough to warrant a full review.  I don't usually speak critically of other people's writing, but this is very much the exemplar of a piece "full of sound and fury,. Signifying nothing."   In a

Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

by Brother Sol-Om-On Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Many people come to Thelema, drawn by the spiritual and intellectual freedom it promises. True, Thelema provides these freedoms if one has the grit (and the wit) to achieve them. However, the trend in the last few decades

Do Aleister Crowley’s Politics Matter?

Do Aleister Crowley's Politics Matter?

by Brother Richard Strongball Who cares what Aleister Crowley thought about politics or would care about our current political situation? I'll tell you: a devotee of Aleister Crowley is the only person who would care about Aleister Crowley's political views. That right there tells you everything you need to know about the

Concerning 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

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

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