Is Thelema Pagan?

This blog is one among many on the Patheos Pagan channel. I know many of the bloggers here. I have been active in various Pagan communities, Northwest and national, throughout my adult life. Because I am at personally home on the channel though doesn’t mean that Thelema should be filed under “Pagan”. [Read more...]

Gnostic priestess prayer

As the Gnostic Mass begins the woman in the role of the priestess waits out of sight. The congregation recites the Gnostic Creed. When I am priestess I quietly recite the creed along with them. Just before I enter the temple I recite this prayer to help me transition from my everyday self to the ritual role. [Read more...]

When Rose Kelly heard voices

What we lack is Rose’s own description of her experience. Crowley said he heard Aiwass speaking from behind his shoulder. Did Rose? When did she know the voice was not Horus – when did he speak his name? What did she think the voice represented? Did she also experience the entity as her Higher Self? Did she hear it even when her husband wasn’t making an invocation? [Read more...]

Intro to Thelema – Three Recommended Books

If you are interested in learning about Thelema, where do you start? Aleister Crowley wrote prodigiously and his works can fill an entire bookshelf. Is there one book that can fill you in on the basic ideas? Here are three books to choose from to get you started on your reading and practice. [Read more...]

East and West


Does the West exist? It is, is it useful, accurate, and inclusive to speak of magic as having Western and Eastern branches? [Read more...]

Do What Thou Wilt

If you attend any meeting of Thelemites someone is likely to say “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” which is always answered by “Love is the law, love under will.” What does that mean? [Read more...]

Aleister Crowley’s Voice

Did you know that we actually have a recording of Crowley’s physical voice? [Read more...]