Summer solstice: the sun in Thelemic ritual

The sun is important to Thelemites. Here are some ways in which the sun plays a part in Thelemic rituals. Read more

The Stele of Revealing, Part 2 – What does this have to do with reincarnation?

When Crowley saw this object he did not immediately recollect an image of a past life. Read more

The Stele of Revealing, Part I – A Funerary Stele

What would you feel if you came face to face with a monument commorating your death 2500 years ago? This is what happened to Aleister Crowley. He and his wife Rose conducted magical operations during their honeymoon in Cairo in 1904, and in the course of those operations Rose led Aleister to a funerary stele in the museum in Tahrir Square. Read more

Vlogs by New Thelemites

These two vloggers are not only making videos for beginners, they are beginners themselves. Read more

Priestess in a savage country

In a dangerous world, imagine what it takes for a priestess to take her clothes off in public! How dangerous is that? Yet that’s exactly what priestesses do in the Gnostic Mass. Read more

Making Magical Community Safe for Women

The world is not safe for women. Women in the magical communities are not immune from this. Read more

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

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