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Talking about Occultism in today's world

Two of humanity's most fascinating, and troublesome, traits are our imagination and our capacity to contemplate the hidden. In a way, these are the same trait, as thinking about the hidden depends on imagination, and humans have erected fabulously comp…

Esoteric & Occult
Review: James Wasserman’s In the Center of the Fire

For those of us who have spent any time involved, even peripherally, in the occult scene, James Wasserman needs no introduction. He has been one of the most prominent movers and shakers in the esoteric subculture since the seventies.

His reputati…

World Religions
Going Clear: is O.T.O. a “black magic cult”?

We are discussing Lawrence Gibney’s documentary Going Clear, Scientology and the Prison of Belief. In L. Ron Hubbard and the O.T.O. we examined Hubbard’s involvement with the Ordo Templi Orientis and his role in Jack Parson’s Babalon Working. In L. Ron…

England's Hidden Reverse: A Secret History of the Esoteric Un...

Based on hundreds of hours of interviews with members of Coil, Nurse With Wound and Current 93 as well as contemporaries, friends and associates, EHR illuminates a shadowy English underground scene whose work accented peculiarities of Englishness throu…

Kenneth Grant and the Merovingian Mythos

“Our work is therefore historically authentic; the rediscovery of the Sumerian Tradition.”

- Aleister Crowley

“Lincoln’s researches have undoubtedly illumined certain phases of an ancient myth-cycle intimately associated with the Typhonian …

Esoteric & Occult
Novice Priestess of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica


I wrote this originally in 2009 for an anthology of essays entitled ‘Priestesses, Pythonesses and Sybils: The Sacred Voices of Women who speak with and for the Gods’ published by Avalonia. I had not at that time received ordination as a …

Top 10 Crowley Myths which are Actually True

In one of our most popular posts, we listed ten myths about Aleister Crowley which we refuted within this blog. We also revealed some interesting facts about Crowley in our guide to the AC2012 campaign ad. Now, we offer ten myths about Aleister Crowley…

Aleister Crowley: His Story, His Elite Ties and His Legacy

The man who revelled in being called “Great Beast 666″ and dubbed by the press as the “Wickedest Man in History” was more than a theatrical occultist: Aleister Crowley is at the heart of one of the most influential movements of the 20th and 21st centur…

Thoughts About the Qliphoth

A number of occultists have over the last few decades written about the Qliphoth, or Qliphah (singular), and some have stipulated that there is a Tree of Evil or Death in addition to the Tree of Life, acting as its reverse or negative image. This seems…

An Introduction to the Ecclesia Gnostica

The last few years have brought to the fore a considerable number of organizations bearing the name "Gnostic". The principal reason for this was the discovery in 1945 and the publication in fully translated form in 1977 of the Nag Hammadi Library of Co…

Esoteric & Occult
A Feast for Fire: Confirmation into Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

Confirmation is the second of the two introductory rites into the Gnostic Catholic Church. Like the rite of Baptism, it is mentioned at the end of the text of the Gnostic Mass:

“The PEOPLE communicate as did the PRIEST… The exceptions to this par…

Esoteric & Occult
The Law of Thelema

Summary Overview:

The Law of Thelema was revealed to the world by a praeterhuman Intelligence calling himself Aiwass in Cairo, Egypt in March and April, 1904 e.v. Aiwass appeared first to Rose Edith Kelly nee Crowley, in an altered state o…

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