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A Thelemic Perspective on Exercise

A Thelemic Perspective on Exercise

by David Hill Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Exercise as Daily Practice Exercise is a vital part of my daily practice. In fact, I usually log my exercise in my magical record, and I consider my day successful if I made it to the gym. Exercise is an investment

Thelemic Yoga: Beginnings of Yoga

Thelemic Yoga: Beginnings of Yoga

by Frater Aletheia Yoga and the Disenchantment of the West The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed an increasing awareness and openness to Eastern religious and philosophical traditions.  Along with the founders of the Theosophical Society, Crowley was among the first to adopt yogic ideas and practices into a Western occult

Gerald Gardner & Ordo Templi Orientis: A New and Greater Pagan Cult

Gerald Gardner & Aleister Crowley: A New and Greater Pagan Cult

by Rodney Orpheus (An earlier draft of this article first appeared in Pentacle Magazine, Summer 2009) Ordo Templi Orientis was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century in Germany under the leadership of Theodor Reuss, who recruited Aleister Crowley to the Order around 1912. Both men had been heavily involved in spiritual pursuits

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche

by IAO131 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. “Read Nietzsche!” –Aleister Crowley The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Prophet of Thelema Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet, and philologist who lived from 1844 to 1900. I will first give a brief biography of this great thinker and then his influence

Starhood of Women

Starhood of Women

by Soror Madimi Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I do not define myself by this identity, by this mask called “woman.” I am defined by my starhood. I defy the way that this identity happens to be politicized, commercialized, or stitched into a script to try to

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