How do you remember the people you have lost? How do you prepare for your own death? Read more

I was riveted by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s declaration that “the real solution of climate change is care for the earth.” Read more

Exchange only happens when people are meeting as equals. Who decides what is cultural exchange, what is cultural appropriation, and whether cultural appropriation is theft? Read more

In the documentary “Going Clear” author Lawrence Wright called Parsons “the head honcho in this black magic cult”, the O.T.O., Ordo Templi Orientis. I don’t identify as a member of a cult or as a practitioner of black magic. So what does “black magic cult” actually mean? Read more

L. Ron Hubbard studied magick. How good was he at it? Read more

Lawrence Wright touched on the early connection between Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Jack Parsons, who was involved in a “black magic cult”. The group he is talking about is my fraternity, Ordo Templi Orientis. Read more

Medieval grimoires treated demons as fierce spirits with powers that could be harnessed to the magician’s will through compulsion. In psychologized magic demons are projections of our unresolved issues and repressed selfish desires. Read more

Thelemites live by the Law of Freedom, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.” Is this a moral code? Read more

When I first woke up to how desperate our situation has become I became suicidal. It was the one-two-three punch of climate change plus exhaustion of oil plus big corporations controlling the world. Read more

Gerald Gardner met Aleister Crowley in the last year of his life. We know that Crowley affiliated Gardner into the O.T.O., certainly at IVth degree and probably at VIIth, and issued him a charter to form an O.T.O. camp. There are persistent stories that the initiatory currents went both ways – not only was Gardner an O.T.O. initiate, but Crowley was a Witch. Read more

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