The Beastly Prophet: Aleister Crowley and Thelemic Magick
Join Julian Vayne for this informed and accessible deep dive into the story of the most notorious occultist of the 20th century. Discover the backstory of Crowley the man, his role as prophet of a new age, and how his approach to ‘magick’ continues to influence occulture today. Ground breaking and maddening in equal measure, Crowley was an accomplished mounteer, poet, chess player as well as philosopher, prolific writer and founder of a new religion. This lecture will set Crowley in his historical context, trace his influences through later 20th century popular culture and beyond, as well as providing a clear introduction to his esoteric teachings.
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Julian Vayne is a British independent scholar and author with over four decades of experience within esoteric culture: from Druidry to Chaos Magic, from indigenous Shamanism through to Freemasonry and Witchcraft.
Growing up in the Britain of punk and then rave culture Julian immersed himself in the philosophy and techniques of magic. His journey into group ritual practice began within the Western Esoteric Tradition when he was 16. Since then he has worked in ceremony with practitioners from many different lands and lineages. Julian is a senior member of the Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros and widely recognized as one of Britain’s leading occultists.