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Stages of Initiation

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From: RZitver@nyc.rr.com (Ron Z.)
Subject: Stages of Initiation
Date: 17 Oct 2003 21:46:59 -0700

93!

Dear friends of the occult/ magickal community:

If you are in the NYC area tomorrow, Saturday the 18th of October be
sure to check out this seminar!

Stages of Initation
October 18th, 2003 E.V.
Guest Speakers:    James Wasserman
                               Rodney Orpheus
                                Richard Kaczynski, PhD
                                (bios below - scroll down to end of
email)
 
There will be a book signing, too!
Time: 2pm to 7pm
Place: New York Film Academy, 100 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003 
Price: $20
 
You can pay at the door.
 
James Wasserman has also played a key role in numerous seminal
publications of the literary corpus of the English philosopher,
Aleister Crowley . Three of the most important of these include his
supervision of Weiser's 1976 edition of The Book of the Law, in which
the holograph manuscript was appended to the corrected typeset text of
the O.T.O.'s 1938 publication  in conformity with the book's
instructions for the first time in a popular volume. After several
years of negotiation, he successfully arranged to professionally
re-photograph the Crowley/Harris Tarot paintings for an improved
second edition of the Thoth Tarot deck published in 1977, to which he
also contibuted the Booklet of Instruction. In 1983, he helped to
produce The Holy Books of Thelema, the critical collection of
Crowley's inspired (Class A) writings.

In 1992, Jim wrote and designed Art and Symbols of the Occult 
 (Inner Traditions). In 1993, he
edited and wrote an extensive introduction to Aleister Crowley and the
Practice of the Magical Diary  
(New Falcon Publications). In 1994, after 15 years of development, his
groundbreaking edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead 
 was published by Chronicle Books.
The book features a magnificent color reproduction of the Papyrus of
Ani with an integrated English translation. Modern technology and
painstaking book design were joined to reclaim and recreate an ancient
masterpiece. In 1996, he edited a new edition of Aleister Crowley's
epic poem AHA!   with commentaries,
to which he contributed an Afterword and redesigned text and cover
(New Falcon Publications). He has also written The Militia of Heaven,
  a major study of the medieval
Order of Assassins and the Knights Templar.

 

Rodney Orpheus is widely known to the magical community as a musician
and a writer. He is the founding member of Cassandra Complex, one of
the most influential electro-industrial bands of recent years, and has
performed with other notable musicians, including Sisters of Mercy and
Sun God, a band that Orpheus formed to explore modern musical
interpretations of Voodoo traditions. With Cassandra Complex, Orpheus
has toured throughout the world and has appeared on MTV Europe. Their
music has scored in the top ten of sales charts in several European
countries, and they have performed at many of the major music
festivals on that continent. In 1995, Orpheus published his first
book, ABRAHADABRA: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO THELEMIC MAGICK. ABRAHADABRA
is widely recommended as one of the very few competent and readable
introductory texts to Thelemic magick.
 
 
Richard Kaczynski, Ph.D., is a psychologist specializing in
alternative religious beliefs and practices. A student of Crowley's
works since 1978, he has lectured internationally, has contributed to
Rebels & Devils, The Golden Dawn Source Book and Eidolon, and was a
regular columnist for Mezlim magazine. Along with Hymenaeus Beta, he
was co-editor of The Revival of Magick and Other Essays. By day he is
a college professor teaching graduate level courses in biostatistics
and research design for two universities and several hospitals.  His
most recent work is the biography, PERDURABO, The Life of Aleister
Crowley .

Hope to see you there!

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