"I respect other artists’ paths and struggles so I can only speak for myself, my own path, my own truth. It’s hard and it’s cool, man. It’s hard because of my chosen aesthetic, but that aesthetic is cool because it is my chosen aesthetic; I’m free, I am not compromising my soul. It’s cool because I am, in my own small way, fulfilling my role in our society; I am sharing this gift that I am capable of contributing to this culture. " -- Lav Diaz
NPR journalist and Pagan heroine Margot Adler, who passed away a few days ago, with Grady Louis McMurtry then-head of the OTO on WBAI in 1981. They discuss Thelema, Paganism, the New Age movement, Aleister Crowley, and the history of the OTO. Alan Cabal and James Wasserman also participate.
Check out the In the Center of the Fire YouTube channel for some rare 1980’s Tahuti Lodge footage of ritual, TV appearances, and lectures.
So cool! (and equally kooky)
This witch is going to Santa Cruz this weekend!! I’ll be collecting some magical items and enjoying the board walk! I also hope to find a metaphysical store to visit.
If any of you live in the area please share with me any shops of restaurants you suggest. Or just nice areas on the beach. :)
Sacred Grove is a nice little store downtown on Front street, across from Trader Joes. The Red Room is a nice little bar, though on weekends the annoying hipster rate rises considerably there. 99 Bottles is a decent restaurant with a very large beer selection. Kiantis is good for dates. Logos is the best bookstore in the world. Hidden Peaks is a nice tea house across from the Santa Cruz Bookstore. I’ve had amazing conversations with the owner. Sabieng is a good Thai restaurant on Mission. Sushi Totoro isn’t bad. The guy at the Rush Inn remembers me, but that’s the diviest bar in town. The Asti is the second diviest . There’s a good falafel place right across from 99 Bottles. And cafe Pergolessi is a nice place to hang out.
In this book it is spoken of the Sephiroth and the Paths; of Spirits and Conjurations; of Gods, Spheres, Planes, and many other things which may or may not exist. It is immaterial whether these exist or not. By doing certain things certain results will follow; students are most earnestly warned against attributing objective reality or philosophic validity to any of them.