Speech in the Silence continues to publish in a new form on YouTube.

This previously unreleased material features Lon DuQuette reciting his material from his NOTOCON X lecture entitled "40 Years in the O.T.O.: Observations and commentaries on the growth and evolution of the O.T.O. since my Minerval initiation in 1975 EV to today."

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Featured in SS #60

 

I ran to a church

To purge myself of guilt

Trying to find some meaning

Trying to find my worth

I stared at all the people 

So white and so intent

Then ran out the back door

To let the city's lips take me in

 

I don't need a building I need this rain on my skin

I don't need stained glass windows

I need the paintings of the people as my Religion

 

Me I speak in poetry

The streets echo lines I've yet to write

This body has no language

Only follows any form of light

I stand before the altar

The water shifts and sighs

I offer up my music and she smiles

 

I don't need a building I need this rain on my skin

I don't need stained glass windows

I need the paintings of the people as my Religion

 

 

 

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Due to school, family, and other obligations, the production crew at Speech in the Silence bid you a fond à diable for the next six months! We will return when our Father the Sun enters the Tropical sign of Aries at the dawn of the Thelemic year V:i.

Love is the law, love under will.

Fraternally,

SS Production Team

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Program 46: Sol in Scorpio, Year 109

NOTOCON IX Opening & Address | 4 Weapons 4 | 28th Aethyr | Integrated Magical Life 5 | 2nd Aethyr, Song of the Sphinx

In this program:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • NOTOCON IX Opening Remarks by Lon DuQuette
  • Musical Interlude: "28th Aethyr" by Through the Second
  • "The Four Weapons of the True Magician pt. 4" by Fr. IAO131
  • NOTOCON IX Address by the Grand Master Sabazius X°
  • Musical Interlude: "2nd Aethyr, Song of the Sphinx" by Through the Second
  • "The Integrated Magical Life pt. 5" by Lon DuQuette
  • Announcements & News about the Thelemic Community
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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Through the Second

"The Four Weapons of the True Magician pt. 4" by Fr. IAO131

"The Integrated Magical Life pt. 5" by Lon DuQuette

  • Previous parts of this talk: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3. | Part 4.
  • Lon DuQuette has appeared in numerous past episodes of Speech in the Silence, including:
    • Lon reads from his introduction to "Best of the Equinox Vol. 2" in program 40
    • "Survival: The First and Last Ordeal of Initiation" in program 38
    • "Introduction to the Rites of Eleusis" excerpt in program 36
    • The Miracle of the Mass, with Constance Duquette: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
    • "The Hermits of the O.T.O." in program 25

Frater Sabazius X°

Announcements

  • Blazing Star Oasis has developed a new website dedicated to preserving the legacy of Grady L. McMurtry, also known as Hymenaeus Alpha 777. The Grady McMurtry Project includes many of Grady’s poems and other writings in the Thelema Lodge Calendar from 1986-2004.
  • U.S. Grand Lodge has published the proceedings from NOTOCON 8, entitled Manifest Thy Glory. Like the previous two NOTOCON books, this contains written versions of many of the lectures offered at the biennial national conference. This volume from the 2011 conference includes papers by several contributors to this podcast.
  • A new book by Aleister Crowley biographer Tobias Churton, now available for pre-order, explores Crowley’s time in Berlin from 1930-1932. This book will surely be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading about Aleister Crowley’s life, and perhaps especially for those interested in his activities as a spy for the Allies in this important time in Germany’s history.
  • The 55th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice, Italy includes nine paintings from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. This exhibit is now open and runs through November 24.
  • A new book by Dr. David Shoemaker, based on his Living Thelema segments on this podcast, is now available.
  • Aum Ha Lodge in Chicago will commemorate the Solar Cross-Quarter with their annual Ritual of the Element in celebration of the Feast of the Dragon. The celebration is taking place over three weekends, with two upcoming dramatic rituals on October 26 and November 2.
  • On October 27, Alombrados Oasis in New Orleans presents a Musical Séance, featuring Jill Tracy and Paul Mercer, who have become widely known for their astonishing duets on piano and violin, mostly improvised or channeled.
  • David Shoemaker will present a lecture at Sword and Serpent Oasis in Dayton, Ohio, on the weekend of November 2-3.
  • An exhibit of Aleister Crowley’s paintings from the Palermo collection will open at the Queen Street Gallery in Sydney, Australia on November 9. The opening reception will feature remarks from O.T.O. Australia Grand Master Shiva.
  • Congratulations to Bubastis Oasis in Dallas Texas, which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding with a public event on November 16th. (More info TBA.)
  • Richard Kaczynski will appear in Auckland, New Zealand on December 1, with a presentation of Aleister Crowley and Sex Magick in the Victorian Age.
  • A Thelemic cruise called "Love Under Will Boat" will take place in January, 2014.
  • A new film about Aleister Crowley's friendship with Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa is in production. A new preview of the film is available in Portuguese and can be seen at this link. Tune in to future Speech in the Silence programs to learn more.

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Episode 37: Solstice in Capricorn, Year 108

Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism | Brandon Jenkins | Forgotten Templars Lecture

In this episode:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism: Introduction, reading by Henrik Bogdan
  • Musical Interlude: "Oh What Times We Live In" by Brandon Jenkins
  • Excerpt from the Forgotten Templars lecture by Richard Kaczynski
  • Musical Interlude: "Horsemen Are Coming" by Brandon Jenkins
  • Announcements and News about the Thelemic Community
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism: Introduction, reading by Henrik Bogdan

"Oh What Times We Live In" and "Horsemen Are Coming" by Brandon Jenkins

Forgotten Templars lecture excerpt by Richard Kaczynski

Announcements

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Tune in for Episode 38 when the Sun enters Aquarius on January 19, 2013 e.v.

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--- | Resh (music) | Living Thelema: Methods of Ritual Construction

In this episode:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • "The Temple of Solomon: The Spiritual Heart of the Bible" by Brother James Wasserman
    • Note: Br. Wasserman rescinded permission to use his talk on Speech in the Silence. This episode has therefore been redacted.
  • Musical Interlude: Liber Resh set to music by Eleusyve Productions
  • Living Thelema: Methods of Ritual Construction by Dr. David Shoemaker
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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Liber Resh by Eleusyve Productions

Living Thelema: Methods of Ritual Construction

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Tune in for Episode 32 when the Sun enters Leo on July 22, 2012 e.v.

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Thick Leavings | Abrahadabra | Living Thelema: Integrating Magical Practices into Daily Life | SickTanick: AC2012

In this episode:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • "Thick Leavings" by Brother Davin Maki
  • Musical Interlude: Abrahadabra by Brother James Stone
  • Living Thelema: Integrating Magical Practices into Daily Life by Dr. David Shoemaker
  • Musical Interlude: Aleister Crowley 2012 by SickTanicK
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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Thick Leavings

Abrahadabra by Brother James Stone

Living Thelema: Incorporating Magical Practices into Daily Life

Aleister Crowley 2012 by SickTanicK

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Dom Lenoir | Enochian Putrescence | Living Thelema: Cognitive Therapy for Magicians | What You’re Made Of

In this episode:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • Joseph Thiebes interviews Dom Lenoir, director of the new feature film, Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast.
  • Musical Interlude: Enochian Putresence: The First Call by Brother Thom
  • Living Thelema: Cognitive Therapy for Magicians by Dr. David Shoemaker
  • Musical Interlude: What You're Made Of by Amy Saari
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast

Enochian Putrescence: the First Call by Brother Thom

Living Thelema: Cognitive Therapy for Magicians

What You're Made Of by Amy Saari

Announcements

  • April 19, the feature film Aleister Crowley: Legend of the Beast will show at the London Independent Film Festival.
  • On April 21, Mithras Encampment in Brooklyn, Connecticut offers a performance of Aleister Crowley's Rite of Mars.
  • June 23-24, Scarlet Woman Lodge in Austin, TX presents Scarlet Symposium.
  • June 22 through 24, William Blake Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland presents an O.T.O. Centennial and William Blake Lodge 20 Year Anniversary Celebration, Featuring guest speaker Hymenaeus Beta and remarks by U.S. Grand Master Sabazius, U.K. Grand Master Hyperion, and Australia Grand master Shiva. This event is open to active O.T.O. members of the First Degree and above.
  • Tickets are now available for Eleusyve Productions' rock opera rendition of Aleister Crowley’s Rite of Sol. Opening weekend is November 2nd and 3rd, and the Saturday performance will also feature a lecture by Lon DuQuette. More performance dates will be announced soon. tickets are also now available for November 8, 9, and 10.

If you would like to notify our listeners about an event or publication, or other news pertinent to Thelemites, send the details to us at thelemapodcast@gmail.com

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NOTOCON VIII: Kaczynski | Sabazius X° | The Anthem | DuQuette

In this episode:

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More information about the segments:

Opening Remarks

  • Read about the history of Detroit and O.T.O. in Blue Equinox Oasis Journal #2: Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City. Ordering information can be found at the Blue Equinox Oasis website.
  • The Equinox 3,No. 1, a.k.a. "The Blue Equinox," a.k.a., "Detroit's answer to The Necronomicon" is available in paperback.

Grand Master's Address

  • Read the full text of Sabazius' speech, and find all his addresses from past occasions, at The Invisible Basilica

The Hermits of the O.T.O.

The Anthem

The Hermits of the O.T.O.

Announcements

  • The Bay Area Thelemic Temple is a brand new temple space in Oakland, California in which to gather, teach and celebrate Universal Brotherhood. It is the new home of Blazing Star Oasis, a duly-chartered local body of O.T.O., and the Grady Louis McMurtry Memorial Library. We envision regular celebrations of the Gnostic Mass, classes offered by practitioners of their favored disciplines, and social gatherings designed for the sharing of spiritual experience—the possibilities are limitless. At the heart of this miracle is Blazing Star Oasis, a dedicated group of Thelemites uniting our larger community in the pursuit of “True Will,” the one perfect and unique path for each individual. What will it take to make this a success? You. If you donate to help fund the creation of this new center of Life, Light, Love, and Liberty, the Bay Area Thelemic Temple and Blazing Star Oasis are offering certain gifts in return. Even a dollar helps! Find out how you can contribute, and learn about the gifts that contributors will receive.
  • A new book by James Wasserman is now available, entitled The Temple of Solomon: From Ancient Israel to Secret Societies.
  • Unity Uttermost Showed, the proceedings from the seventh biennial National O.T.O. Conference, has now been published by U.S. Grand Lodge and is available for purchase online.
  • December 6 at Bubastis Oasis in Dallas, Texas; and December 7 at Alombrados Oasis in New Orleans, Louisiana, David Shoemaker will offer a lecture entitled "Tarot and the Path of Initiation."
  • January 15 at Blazing Star Oasis, Vere Chappell will offer a talk entitled "Sexual Outlaw & Erotic Mystic: The Life and Works of Ida Craddock".
  • June 22 through 24, William Blake Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland presents an O.T.O. Centennial and William Blake Lodge 20-Year Anniversary Celebration, featuring guest speaker Hymenaeus Beta and remarks by U.S. Grand Master Sabazius. This event is open to active O.T.O. members of the first degree and above. More details to be announced.

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