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The Temple of Babalon is the Foundation Temple of Ordo Astri, an Independent and International Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. The Temple of Babalon provides esoteric articles, essays, tutorials and podcasts for those with a serious interest in Thelema, practical magick and the occult.

The Temple of Babalon is the Foundation Temple of Ordo Astri, an Independent and International Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. The Temple of Babalon provides esoteric articles, essays, tutorials and podcasts for those with a serious interest in Thelema, practical magick and the occult.
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The Temple of Babalon is the Foundation Temple of Ordo Astri, an Independent and International Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. The Temple of Babalon provides esoteric articles, essays, tutorials and podcasts for those with a serious interest in Thelema, practical magick and the occult.

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Episodes

The Interview: Magical Life and Work of Oliver St John

10/17/2016
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This podcast episode features an in-depth interview with Oliver St. John, who is usually the host of this podcast. Oliver St. John is the author of books on a range of esoteric subjects, including the magical philosophy of Thelema, Hermetic Qabalah, ritual magick, esoteric astrology and the Tarot. He is also the founder of Ordo Astri, an international magical Order, based in England UK. The guest host and interviewer for this episode is Heather Spare. Subscribe to this Podcast: Atom...

Duration:00:27:53

Magical Pathworking

10/17/2016
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We are still dealing with the grade of Zelator, the second Initiated degree. The grade of Zelator is symbolised by Yesod on the Hermetic Tree of Life, and symbolises the full entry into Yetzirah, the Qabalistic world better known as the Astral Plane. We will be discussing various aspects of the grade work. In addition, we will discuss the technique of magical pathworking. There is an experiential element here too, as we will illustrate magical pathworking with a guided visualisation of the...

Duration:00:25:37

Enochian Magick

10/17/2016
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We now pass from the grade of Neophyte to that of Zelator, the second Initiated degree. The grade of Zelator is symbolised by Yesod on the Hermetic Tree of Life, so sometimes the 2=9 grade or Second Degree is called the grade of Air. This seems an appropriate time to discuss Enochian Magick and, in particular, the magical operation called the Skrying of the Thirty Aethyrs or Aires. Later on, we will present a reading of the Oracle of Babalon and the Second Call of Spirit, in the Angelic...

Duration:00:26:26

Ritual Magick Foundation

10/17/2016
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Temple of Babalon Podcast 03: On the Libra Equinox of 2014 we published a new edition of Ritual Magick—The Rites and Ceremonies of Hermetic Light. The book takes theory into practice, revealing a unique system of magical Initiation. Included is an entire volume of Enochian Magick, with a detailed guide to Initiation and the system of Thirty Aethyrs, as well as an exposition on Enochian Sexual Magick. The book now includes advanced operations, such as Goetic Evocation and a full ceremonial...

Duration:00:26:27

The Oracle of Babalon: Daughter of Fortitude

10/17/2016
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Temple of Babalon Podcast Episode 02: On 23 May 1587 Elizabethan mage John Dee and his clairvoyant assistant Edward Kelly performed a simple rite for the purpose of instruction “in the understanding and practice of wisdom”. The result was a beautiful and truly remarkable oracle received from the Goddess Babalon, whose mystery is that she is a harlot, loved by many, and yet remains forever a virgin. In this second episode of the Temple of Babalon Podcast, we will first discuss who or what...

Duration:00:18:52

Tarot Alchemy Podcast

10/17/2016
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This podcast tutorial is for those who want to learn how to practice and understand the method of Tarot dignities based on the four classical elements of fire, water, air and earth. Subscribe to the podcast: Atom feed The Tetragrammaton Shemetah (ShMATh) Example 1. Cups are opposite in nature to wands Example 2. All wands – very powerful for good or evil Example 3. Disks are friendly with cups Example 4. The sword and disk cancel each other out Example 5. The sword takes the wand...

Duration:00:12:03

Beyond Metaphysics: Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and Gematria

10/17/2016
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The first ten minutes or so of this podcast comprises a lecture on the grade of Practicus, the third Initiated degree. We will be discussing various aspects of the grade work and Ordo Astri, the Order of the Star. There follows a highly entertaining, illustrated talk focussed on the new book, "Dreaming Thelema of Kenneth Grant and H. P. Lovecraft". This includes readings from two H. P. Lovecraft stories written in the 1920’s, "The Festival" and "The Call of Cthulhu". The final section...

Duration:00:31:20

Kenneth Grant and the Witches Sabbath

10/17/2016
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Who or what is this Devil, adored by the witches? The term itself, “Witches Sabbath”, is archaic and bound up with many false trails. A Catholic clergyman dreamed up ‘Witchcraft’ in the 15th century – and all the trappings of frogs, black cats and women riding upon broomsticks. It was the same notion that sent thousands of women and men to the stake. The Witches Sabbath is an example of confusion confounded with error, as the Sabbath is the Jewish name for the seventh day on which the Lord...

Duration:00:35:24

Magical Talismans Part Two

10/17/2016
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Previously we explored some of the work of a Neophyte in the magical grade of Earth, especially the formula of magical talismans. We went into detail concerning the Golden Dawn Z Formula or magick of light, and along the way gave some consideration to the work of Kenneth Grant and the magick of the Nightside. Here we continue with the grade of Neophyte, and will complete our discussion of magical talismans with a dramatisation of the ceremonial method of consecrating and charging a...

Duration:00:33:12

Magical Talismans and the Neophyte Grade

10/17/2016
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Temple of Babalon Podcast 05: Previously we explored the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram and the Middle Pillar Exercise. We now pass from the grade of Probationer to that of Neophyte, the first Initiated degree. The grade of Neophyte is symbolised by Malkuth on the Hermetic Tree of Life, so sometimes the 1=10 grade or First Degree is called the grade of Earth. At the level of Neophyte, the work greatly expands in scope, and becomes very complex. We won’t be able to cover everything that...

Duration:00:25:26

The Middle Pillar Exercise

10/17/2016
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Temple of Babalon Podcast 04: Previously we explored the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram in detail. Continuing with the Foundation work of a Probationer, we will now discuss a cornerstone of modern Hermetic Tantra-Yoga, known as the Middle Pillar Exercise. Later in the broadcast, Heather Carmen will take us through a step-by-step guide to the Middle Pillar Exercise, as it is taught and practiced in the Independent Thelemic Order of Ordo Astri. So, assuming you have fortified your...

Duration:00:25:03