My name is Marco Visconti,
and I am lifelong student and practitioner of the Western Esoteric Tradition.
I am currently living in Glastonbury, Somerset - the mythical Isle of Avalon.
I specialise in the Western Esoteric Tradition at large, with a particular interest in Thelema and Crowleyana.
From 2014 to 2018 I worked as Online Shop Manager of Treadwell’s Books, a hub of international expertise on Western esotericism, and in August 2017 I moved on to managing the newly formed Special Projects department, focusing on events and media outreach.
Prior to that, I lived a life as a music professional with an international career spanning over 15 years, gaining credence as a countercultural figure in the alternative underground scene. I am a founding member of electro-industrial band XP8, and have been playing and producing with Faderhead since 2008. More recently, I wrote and produced an EP under the name of Pylon People. I appeared on stage with many other industrial bands such as Unter Null, Grendel, Dope Stars Inc., and VNV Nation. As DJ Azrael, my ministrations included Resistanz Festival, Club AntiChrist, and Slimelight (UK), Death Guild (San Francisco, CA), Summer Darkness (Utrecht, NL), and Zoe Club, Decadence, and Ritual (Italy), and countless others.
A Thelemite and Freemason, I have been a member of the international esoteric community for over two decades, receiving initiation into the A∴A∴, Choronzon Club, and Ordo Templi Orientis: I am currently the driving force behind Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis in Anglia, a thelemic and gnostic church not tied to any particular Order or organisation. Italian science-fiction author (and very good friend) Francesco Dimitri pays tribute to my underground persona through his signature character Dagon in La Ragazza dei miei Sogni. A film adaptation was released in 2017 (trailer here and now available for streaming on Amazon Video). I was responsible for the translation of numerous key esoteric texts from English to Italian, such as Michael Bertiaux’s Lucky Hoodoo and Cosmic Meditation, and Kenneth Grant’s Against the Light.
My main focus nowadays is to organise and run a series of workshops online (and once it's possible again, also in person), where I teach the basis of Thelema, Rosicrucianism, and Esoteric Freemasonry to a wider public outside the bonds of oaths and secrets.
From this endeavour came the Patreon community, a "virtual Lodge" of like-minded individuals and honest seekers.
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