Tag: thelema

  • A preliminary initial Thelemic analysis of Stalkers, Trolls and Antagonists

    My observation is this: stalkers, trolls and antagonists refuse to mind their own business and stop interfering with other people. Of course, they will say it is their Will to do what they do, but what they are really is a slave to their deep-seated emotional and psychological need for validation; and are not pursuing…

  • My Right Foot, or the Potentially Awkward Issue of Inappropriately Adoring Body Parts

    There has been a bunch of activity around the notion of a Queer Gnostic Mass lately. The notion seems to be that the Gnostic Mass is not currently LGBT friendly because of particular policies, but that it should be. There is a book, Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass by Michael Effertz, that has…

  • The Thelema of these “thelemites”

    For the Thelemite to say that the Wiccan, or Christian or whatever, is wrong in their path is not only to deny that it is possible for someone’s true will to be on their particular path, but is moreover to claim authority over another’s self determination of their will. If interference with another’s rights is…

  • Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo at Sekhet-Maat on Sept 16th at 7:30pm

    I’m helping to organize this event, and it’s going to be great. Richard Kaczynski, author of the newly revised and expanded Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, is coming to Sekhet-Maat Lodge 1409 SE Stark in Portland for a lecture and book signing on Thursday, Sept 16th at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm). This will…

  • Tyranny of choice and illusion of choice

    Both the tyranny of choice and the illusion of choice are example extremes of strategic conclusions to an enclosure initiated by someone tactically claiming to offer a framework of freedom while actually implementing a rigid proscription designed to interfere with the actual function of that freedom. This enclosure is enacted by deliberately obfuscating the difference…

  • Therioi

    I’m not sure but it’s most certainly earlier that I started being interested in etymology, but I definitely recall the effect of my meager semester of Latin from freshman year of high school. I know without a doubt that I got a couple extra answers correct on my S.A.T. because of that class. I find…

  • Heliocentricity

    I’ve found myself thinking off and on over the [insert your favourite lengthy time interval here] about calendars. I’ve been interested in various calendars at various times, for some value of “interested” which ranges from genuine curiosity to amusement. A few of the calendars that come to mind off-hand which I’ve found interesting include the…

  • Thelemic marriage

    There’s been lots of talk about whether vulgar events should be celebrated, whether holy days or holidays, at the lodge. But, should events that people are going to do anyway remain unmolested by Thelemites? For Thelemites to ignore them is to say it is better to have these events occur without explicit and overt Thelemic…

  • Hermetic.com

    And now the method to my madness … probably still makes no sense. However, the reason I was thinking about the meaning of the term “hermetic” a while ago should be clear. But, the thing I’ve been madly working on for at least a hundred hours this week? What have I been hammering and sawing…

  • Hermetic

    The term “hermetic”, or “hermeticism”, is one that gets used a lot in esoteric study. There’s several meanings for this term, and there’s oppositional terms. Inspired by the possibility for a project recently, I thought that one of the first things I would do is to outline my own thinking about the term and how…

  • J. Daniel Gunther at Sekhet-Maat on May 2nd at 7:30pm

    This is a lecture and book signing for the new publication Initiation in to the Aeon of the Child about which some pretty great things are being said. My understanding is that not only is this not simply a whistle-stop on a book signing tour, but this is the only planned event for the book,…

  • Pentacle of iron for thelemites

    In “The Pentacles and the Tree: Are There Crowleyian Influences on Feri Lore?” [see], Valerie Walker makes connections between the various pentacles of Feri with the Tree of Life, mapping some correspondences between sepherot to the points of the pentacles. Beginning there, as background, I’d add that I was struck by the following fragment from…

  • stele of revealing 2

    revealing five and a fraction quatorzain in free pentameter 0 In the infinite twilight curve above a descending point of sunlight is love both are witness to this declaration. I In the finer infinite horizon cycle from rise to set and set to rise tracing time traveling eternally here then stands a man, dead but…

  • stele of revealing 1

    In the infinite curve above is a point of love both are witness to this declaration In a finer infinite of time stands a man, dead but immortal, in the holiest of holy places he has taken the communion of the moon and has been judged worthy in view of the throne this priest of…

  • stele of revealing notes

    I was thinking about a project for myself. I was going to check the Stèle of Revealing and figure out the best modern translation of the hieroglyphics into my own interpretation. Well, I forgot about the modern transcription of the Stèle in the back of The Holy Books of Thelema. So, I took that and…