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One take on the OTO UK trademark case

By Psyche | July 2, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 4 Comments

Mogg Morgan, of the occult publishing house Mandrake of Oxford, has generously allowed me to reprint his take on this case which originally appeared in issue no. 214 of the publisher’s online newsletter, Mandrake Speaks. Continue reading »

Two new books from Teitan Press by Jack Parsons and Frederick Hockley

By Psyche | June 25, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 1 Comment

Three Essays on Freedom, by Jack Whiteside ParsonsWhile John Whiteside Parsons is best remembered by mainstream science as the inventor of the solid fuel that helped make space travel possible, occultists know Jack Parsons as a devoted Thelemite, chosen by Aleister Crowley in the early forties to lead Agape Lodge, an Ordo Templi Orientis lodge in California.

Parsons’ Freedom Is a Two Edged Sword contains the bulk of published writing, but a new book has been released by Teitan Press, titled Three Essays on Freedom, which contains a new essay not published previously.

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Pessoa-Crowley letters to be auctioned upsets Portugal’s literati

By Psyche | June 17, 2008 | Print This Post | E-mail This Post | 3 Comments

Aleister Crowley and Fernando Pessoa Play Chess Fernando Pessoa is said to be one of the greatest Portuguese poets of modern times; indeed, some say the four greatest poets, due to his penchant for writing under alter egos with distinct literary personalities all their own. Though when he died in 1935 he was virtually unknown.

When the poet died in obscurity in 1935, he left a trunk full of documents that included extensive correspondence with the eccentric English astrologist and magician Aleister Crowley, a practitioner of the occult said to have inspired satanism in Britain.

-, “Portugal angry over sale of papers ‘vital to nation’s literary heritage’

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