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Jun 21, 2013

Hildegard | Integrated Magical Life 1 | In the Desert... | Living Thelema: Advice from the Tree of Life | Riddle of the Sphinx

In this program:

  • Intro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz
  • Musical Interlude: "Hildegard" by Oliver Althoen
  • "The Integrated Magical Life pt. 1" by Lon DuQuette
  • Musical Interlude: "In the Desert, Chaos Loved me with a Knife" by The Green Man
  • "Living Thelema: Advice from the Tree of Life" by David Shoemaker
  • Musical Interlude: "Riddle of the Sphinx" by Shams93
  • Announcements & News about the Thelemic Community
  • Outro music: Song of Adoration by Frater Oz

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"Hildegard" by Oliver Althoen

"The Integrated Magical Life pt. 1" by Lon DuQuette

Lon DuQuette has appeared in numerous past episodes of Speech in the Silence, including:

  • Lon reads from his introduction to "Best of the Equinox Vol. 2" in program 40
  • "Survival: The First and Last Ordeal of Initiation" in program 38
  • "Introduction to the Rites of Eleusis" excerpt in program 36
  • The Miracle of the Mass, with Constance Duquette: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8
  • "The Hermits of the O.T.O." in program 25

“In the Desert, Chaos Loved me with a Knife” by The Green Man

Living Thelema: Advice from the Tree of Life


  • A new graphic novel entitled Aleister Crowley: Wandering the Waste is now available and features a foreword by Richard Kaczynski.
  • Collective777 is a newly formed Art Guild of Ordo Templi Orientis Australia, which aims to raise awareness of esoteric and occult art in all its forms, to further the interests of its members, and to promulgate the Law of Thelema through the creation of artistic work and staging of creative public initiatives. The guild is currently accepting members working across a range of creative practices.. Visit our blog at to get a link to the new website of Collective777.
  • The International Headquarters of Ordo Templi Orientis has posted a lengthy announcement concerning a number of new developments, including:
    • news about a major international art exhibition which will include ten original paintings from the Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris
    • information about the newly completed restoration of the Thoth Tarot
    • copyright litigation news
    • information about several publishing projects that are coming to a head
    • a major find in the OTO archives, leading Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta to announce an important correction to the typescript of Liber AL vel Legis
    Click here for the full announcement from O.T.O. international HQ.
  • In addition to the above announcement, Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta has published three new essays on the subject of the aforementioned correction to Liber AL vel Legis.
  • An exhibit of Aleister Crowley’s paintings is now open in Perth, Western Australia, and will tour the country throughout 2013. A catalog of the exhibit has also been published.
  • The 55th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale in Venice, Italy includes nine paintings from Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot. This exhibit is now open and runs through November 24.
  • Several new editions of Crowley’s work translated into French and will be available soon. The first of these is Liber ABA, Book 4, also known simply as Magick, which is to be available imminently.
  • Scarlet Woman Lodge in Austin will hold their annual Scarlet Symposium, featuring workshops, vendors, presentations, social events, and more on June 22nd and 23rd.
  • The European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism will hold its annual conference on June 26-29 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • On June 30 in Sacramento, California, Lon DuQuette will offer talks on Babalon, the Abyss, and Enochian magick, followed by a musical performance.
  • July 12-14, Azul Nox Encampment will hold its Solar Summer Camp Out, a rustic camping and ritual experience over two nights and three days on a 14 acre Camp Ground in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • The ninth biennial U.S. Grand Lodge National O.T.O. Conference (NOTOCON) will take place in Sacramento, California in August, 2013.
  • A new book by Dr. David Shoemaker will be released later this year based on his Living Thelema segments on this podcast, and will include additional discussion and resources. The title of the book will be Living Thelema: A Practical Guide to Attainment in Aleister Crowley's System of Magick. Check out the Living Thelema YouTube Channel and tune in to future Speech in the Silence programs for further information about this book.
  • The Esoteric Book Conference will be held September 14-15 in Seattle, Washington.
  • O.T.O. Japan is pleased to announce "Hadit Rising in the East," an event celebrating 25 years since the first O.T.O. initiation in Japan. This event is open to Minerval initiates of O.T.O. and will take place September 21-22 in Kyoto, the city of temples and Japan's historic capital.
  • On the weekend of September 27-29, several O.T.O. initiates, including Speech in the Silence co-producer Joseph Thiebes, will offer lectures at an Esoteric Salon in Salem, Massachusetts, focused on the intertwining topics of Magick and Creative Art. The event is called OCCULT.
  • William Blake Lodge in Baltimore, Maryland will host its annual Massapalooza, a jam-packed weekend of Masses, Classes and E.G.C. Training, framed in an environment of fraternal fun. Massapalooza takes place on the weekend of October 11-13
  • A Thelemic cruise called "Love Under Will Boat" will take place in January, 2014.
  • A new film about Aleister Crowley's friendship with Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa is in production. A new preview of the film is available in Portuguese and can be seen at this link. Tune in to future Speech in the Silence programs to learn more.

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