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Thelema Now! Guest: Aaron Leitch (30 minutes)

Frater Puck talks with Aaron Leitch, who is a senior member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and the academic Societas Magica. A scholar, practitioner, and teacher of Western Hermeticism, the Solomonic grimoire tradition, and Enochian magick, he has … Continue reading

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Introducing Tides of History

History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme, said Mark Twain. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Carl Abrahamsson 2017 (42 minutes)

Let’s get loud!  Frater Puck and Carl Abrahamsson talk in person at a lively coffee shop about newest issue of his journal Fenris Wolf.  You can check out Carl’s works at: carlabrahamsson.com and trapart.net. Order Fenris Wolf at by clicking here!   Also … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Deborah Castellano (55 minutes)

Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is the latest book from Deborah Castellano. She discusses the book – and well as how to use glamour effectively – with Thelema Now host Harper Feist. 

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Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker (2017) 30 mins

Dr. David Shoemaker returns to Thelema Now to discuss his latest work, Karl Germer Selected Letters 1928-1962. Karl Germer (1885-1962) was Aleister Crowley’s successor as head of the magical order A.’.A.’. and Outer Head of Ordo Templi Orientis. His legacy, however, … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Scott Stenwick

Scott Stenwick gave the lecture Enochian 101 at Leaping Laughter Lodge. Enjoy!

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Thelema Now Peter Levenda 2017

Drawing on decades of experience, author and historian Peter Levenda turns to the novel as the best and perhaps only way to tell a story that has to be told – that hidden within the tales of America’s most iconic … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Frater Ashen Chassan (55 minutes)

Thelema Now host Harper Feist speaks to Frater Ashen Chassan about his new book Gateways Through Light and Shadow. This is the second book by Bryan Garner, (aka Frater Ashen Chassan) and in it we are again offered the illuminating … Continue reading

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Episode 79: Biblical Figures as Alchemists

To properly understand several alchemical references, we need to look at a source all alchemists were familiar with: the Bible. This gives a big piece of the puzzle to understanding the world as alchemist saw things.

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Episode 78: Year 4 of Alchemy

Despite our slacking of late, we’ve gotten a ton of new listeners, so we welcome the new curious minds, thank our faithful and patient listeners. We also review the year, look at the alchemy projects in the works, and things … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Thomas Hatsis

In our final podcast of 2016, Thelema Now host Frater Puck speaks with Thomas Hatsis about his book, The Witches’ Ointment: The Secret History of Psychedelic Magic. Find out what old-school witches were really up to and how you can recreate … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: David Shoemaker 2016 (38 minutes)

Returning to Thelema Now is David Shoemaker!  The Living Thelema author talks to Frater Puck about his newest project The Winds of Wisdom.  To learn more and order books, visit livingthelema.com/

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Episode 77: Sir Francis Bacon

One of the so-called “Fathers of the Modern Scientific Method” also still believed in the principles of alchemy. Like, a lot. Sir Francis Bacon made it all the way to Chancellor of England. Some say he even gave Shakespeare a … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Brandy Williams (55 minutes)

Thelema Now’s host Harper Fiest talks with Brandy Williams about what it’s like to be a woman in Thelema, how times have changed, and how they need to change some more! Her book, For the Love of the Gods, The History … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Matthew Marble (24 minutes)

Thelema Now’s Frater Puck talks to Princeton University grad Matthew Marble about his dissertation Buddhist Bubblegum: Esoteric Buddhism in the Creative Process of Arthur Russell.  (You can read the full dissertation here.)  For the uninitiated, the late Arthur Russell was an American … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Joseph Peterson (2 hours)

WOW!  This is a long one, but a great one.  Buckle up for this two-hour lecture from Joseph Peterson on the Sworn Book of Honorius.   Joseph Peterson is a renowned scholar of the magical grimoires. Through his web site esotericarchives.com, … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Sallie Ann Glassman (39 minutes)

Thelema Now talks to one of our favorite people – Sallie Ann Glassman.  Sallie tells host Harper Feist about her journey to New Orleans, doing public ritual, and working with spirits.  Check it out! 

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Goetia Experiments – Report

Goetia Working – Report   Date of working: 5th August 2016. Moon age in cycle: 3 days (waxing moon) Astrological date: Anno Vii Sun in 13° Leo, Moon in 14° Virgo Rituals begin: 1010hrs, Rituals finish: 1330hrs. Location: Arundel, West Sussex, … Continue reading

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Thelema Now! Guest: Azi Rasa (21 minutes)

Who is Samuel Aiwaz Jacobs? How is he the link between Thelema and the Yezidi people?  And who is this “Peacock God?”  Listen as Azi Rasa tells us about the Yezidi people, their unique religion, and what it means to you! … Continue reading

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Thelema NOW! Guest: Sister Kashmira (28 minutes)

What’s an “unconference” you ask? It sounds likeit could be chaos, but somehow it all works out! Listen as Sister Kashmira discusses the upcoming event in the Valley of Pittsburgh this July. Find out more about the Thelemic Unconference! Click here!

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