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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 abou...

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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 exce...

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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.<...

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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...

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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 w...

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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 ...

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Novice Priestess of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

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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 receive...

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Pathways in Modern Western Magic, Book Review

Pathways in Modern Western Magic is Concrescent Press’s reply to the conditions of contemporary academic publishing—an activity that, especially for scholars of area studies, is at best difficult and at worst, financially unten...

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The Law of Thelema

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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 ...

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

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...

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Reform Among the (People who Study) Pagans

For some time now, a debate has been rolling about the status of “pagan studies” as a field of academic research. It’s not that there’s been any doubt about the importance of studying contemporary paganisms; on the contrary, academic ...

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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 Ham...

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Occultism in a Global Perspective: Approaches to New Religions

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 erect...

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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 20...

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INSIDE OUTER SPACE-AN APPRECIATION OF KENNETH GRANT

Anyone conversant with the work of Kenneth Grant cannot help but associate his name with the word Extraterrestrial. His books are surrounded and permeated by an alien aura, fashioned from-and hidden within-layers and levels of an unfo...

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