WORKSHOPS

Studying Thelema is a lifetime endeavour: however I found out in my experience of 20 years and counting, that many of its teachings could be presented to the modern-day audiences in a streamlined, contemporary format.
This is what these lectures and workshops aim to achieve. If you are interested in hosting one, please get in touch via email.

The Winged Beetle

 

  • Meeting Aleister Crowley and his MagickMEETING ALEISTER CROWLEY AND HIS MAGICK
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Abstract:  Tonight is for people curious about the man, his philosophy, and his magick. It offers a highlight-filled introductory tour of the key godforms, symbols and rituals which make up Crowley’s system Thelema. Join us for an engaging interactive two-hour evening with imagery, slides, demonstrations and discussion.
    Whether you’re an artist exploring sigils and glyphs, or a musician curious about what Jimmy Page is so keen on, or a personal explorer — all are welcome.
  • Upcoming dates: check the events calendar here.

 

  • Babalon, by Devany WolfeFIRST STEPS INTO THELEMA
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Abstract: Tonight introduces the foundation practices of Aleister Crowley’s magical system which a beginner can undertake at home. We will at these exercises and short individual rites and will teach them in class, with with hands-on practice Many who have read about Crowley’s magick have often said they would welcome hands-on guidance on starting out in a practical sense. So in this workshop the key things involved in a home-based Thelemic life are covered in turn: from Liber Resh, a rite to welcome the sun, to Thelemic Yoga with particular attention to asanapranayama, and dharana, to the short Liber XXV: The Star Ruby and Liber V vel Reguli rituals, the Middle Pillar exercise, and the keeping of a magical diary. Absolutely no previous experience is expected. The evening workshop is both practical and theoretical, well structured and engaging. Image by Serpentfire.
  • Upcoming dates: check the events calendar here.

 

  • Reflections on the Scarlet Asterisms: Liber XXV, the Star RubyREFLECTIONS ON THE SCARLET ASTERISMS: LIBER XXV, THE STAR RUBY
  • Duration: 2 hours.
  • Abstract: This Thelemic ritual was created by Aleister Crowley in 1913, who describes it as a ‘new and more elaborate version of the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram’. Expanding it and perfecting it later in his life, he included it in the magical regimen of the A∴A∴ . It attunes the magician to the energies of the aeon, working both as a banishing and proper invocation of those forces. Tonight teaches how to do the ritual along with its inner visualisations, explaining its deeper philosophical and theological relevance in the context of the 93rd Current, with plenty of hands-on practice.
  • Upcoming dates: check the events calendar here.

 

  • The Arcane Conception (Detail), by Mitchell NolteTHELEMA WITHOUT TEARS
  • Duration: 2 hours evenings, over 6 consecutive weeks.
  • Abstract: Studying Thelema is a lifetime endeavour, but this six-week course gives participants a theoretical and practical grounding; with this under their belt, people can either go further, or work alone with an appreciation of one of the major esoteric currents of Western magic. All will be able to follow a daily routine of study and ritual as devised by Aleister Crowley himself in one of the chapters of his “Liber Aleph”. The course is well-structured and each session offers a satisfying mix of lecture and practice. Attendees will be given a ritual robe, properly consecrated, to wear during the practical exercises planned in the latter weeks. Handouts and slides will be provided each week, along with audio recordings of the various visualisation and pathworkings presented at each session. Participants from all magical and scholarly backgrounds are warmly welcome. No prior experience required. Image by Mitchell Nolte.
  • Upcoming dates: check the events calendar here.

Written by Marco Visconti

Written by Marco Visconti

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