an essay on the question posed to initiates into the Independent Order of Odd Fellows regarding the supreme being. It was published in Heart in Hand: The Modern Odd Fellow’s Guide on November 5 of this year.
You can read the essay
I will also be featuring the essay on my blog
I’ve decided that new
entries, posts on my blog LOGOS! LOGOS! (naturally), which have almost completely been reblogs or external references (transcripts of those references or re-published material) to essays I’ve written, will now appear here in or alongside updates. Most recently, I recorded a video and uploaded it to YouTube: this video features me reading an essay (“ There’s Nothing Special About Meditation“) I’d written and had published in Thelemic Union , as well as re-published in LOGOS!. The essay is entitled “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation,” the re-published essay (as LOGOS! entry) is entitled “ LOGOS IV: ‘There’s Nothing Special About Meditation’ (Article Repost),” and the most recent LOGOS! entry (the one in question, and the post featuring the video I mentioned) is titled “ LOGOS XII: « “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (Essay-to-Video).” The actual video itself is titled “ « “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (2020; essay-to-video) ||| Zen, zazen, Thelema.”
Here’s the video embedded for easier viewing:
In addition to updating this site with new
LOGOS! entries, I’d also like to keep a rolling tab on the previous entries on that blog as well, featuring a list of links to them with eac h LOGOS!-related update. So, below you will find a list of all the posts in LOGOS! so far, from newest to oldest (2021-2018):
“ LOGOS XII: « “There’s Nothing Special About Meditation” » (Essay-to-Video)” (Sept. 24, 2021) “ LOGOS XI: “The Multiplicity of Thelemas” (Essay Repost)” (Sept. 5, 2021) “ LOGOS X: “Anarchist, Thelemite, Odd Fellow: A Conflicted Initiate (and an Account of the Initiatory Degree)” (Article Repost)” (June 14, 2021) “ LOGOS IX: “What is Thelema? (Redux)” (Article Repost)” (May 25, 2021) “ LOGOS VIII: A Few (Failed) Experiments in (Lucid) Dreaming” (Dec. 15,, 2020) “ LOGOS VII: Igne Natura Renovatur Integra (The Difficulty of Forming a Daily Practice)” (Dec. 15, 2020) “ LOGOS VI: ‘Malkuth, Skepticism, and Physicality’ (Video Expansion)” (Nov. 3, 2020) “ LOGOS V: ‘Learning the Joy of Existence in Thelema’ (Article Repost)” (Nov. 3, 2020) “ LOGOS IV: ‘There’s Nothing Special About Meditation’ (Article Repost)” (Nov. 2, 2020) “ LOGOS III: “What is Thelema?” (Video Expansion and Related Article)” (Sept. 1., 2020) “ LOGOS II: ‘On “Spirituality” and “Metaphysics”’ (Video Transcript and Expansion)” (Dec. 11, 2018) “ LOGOS I: ‘Of Course We’re Doomed’ (Video Transcript and Expansion)” (Dec. 11, 2018) “ Per Ardua ad Astra (Welcome!)” (Dec. 11, 2018)
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This (“ The Multiplicity of Thelemas“), published by Thelemic Union, is a recent essay by yours truly.
It covers the notion that Thelema as a system may potentially be as diverse as the number of people who practice or uphold it.
It also flies against needless dogmatism in general.
I just had
an essay of mine ( “Anarchist, Thelemite, Odd Fellow…”) published in the Odd Fellows blog Heart in Hand, courtesy of the wonderful Ainslie Heilich. This essay will also soon be featured on my blog LOGOS!. The article goes over my person struggle coming to grips with my experience being simultaneously an anarchist, Thelemite, and Odd Fellow. Please enjoy.
Updates and tagged anarchism, anarchist, article, essay, LOGOS, LOGOS!, Odd Fellow, update, Updates, Writing on June 14, 2021 by .
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Today I published an article on Medium titled “
,” a do-over of my 2018 article on that site, “ What is Thelema? (Redux) What is Thelema?“
This article addresses the topic of the nature and general description of Thelema, without being as tangential as its previous incarnation.
I am happy to report that
Thelemic Union has published my essay “ ” (site founder and manager Learning the Joy of Existence IAO131 renamed it “ ,” presumably to make it appear more relevant) on their site. Learning the Joy of Existence in Thelema
This essay covers the notion that existence is inherently joyous from a Thelemic perspective, and how to view it as such by engaging in the trances that Crowley discusses in his short book
Little Essays Toward Truth.
Feel free to check it out.