Entries by Brandy Williams

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Babalon the Warrior

I sing of Babalon the warrior. I sing of Babalon who wields the sword. Her priestesses cry out against those who have transgressed against them. “We came to you offering holy joy and you have placed your eyes and hands on us against our will. That which was divine turned corrupt in your hands. You […]

Sexual Harassment In OTO: Confronting The Issue

by Brandy Williams   We of Thelema say that ‘Every man and every woman is a star.’ We do not fool and flatter women; we do not despise and abuse them. To us a woman is Herself, absolute, original, independent, free, self-justified, exactly as a man is. Commentary to The Book of the Law, III:55 Women […]

Addressing Harassment In Ordo Templi Orientis

by Brandy Williams   O.T.O. US Grand Lodge Policy states: It is no secret that Aleister Crowley’s writings include a number of statements that are demeaning to women and to specific racial or ethnic groups. We make no attempt here to justify or explain away those statements. They are what they are, and they are […]

What to do about immigrant family separation

My social media threads are exploding with outrage today about the separation of children from parents at the American border. There are a lot of requests for information – what can we do? I love it that people are moved to act. There are many ways to translate that impulse directly into action. Make a […]

Is the term black magic racist?

White light is good. Black magic is evil. We use these terms routinely in everyday language and in our magical work too. What do we mean by them? Is it racist to assign “black” to the idea “evil” and use “white” as a synonym for “good”? Aleister Crowley used the term “Black Brother” to mean […]

Feminist Thelema

I presented on “Feminist Thelema” at NOTOCON VI: Beauty and Strength. I’ve made the final version of my paper available as a free download here: Feminist Thelema. Enjoy it!

Emergency help

Some of us may be facing a serious problem right now. The help we need is available to us. The secret is that we have to ask for it. That might be the scariest or hardest thing we have ever done, but it also may be the most important thing we can do. It is […]

Secrets of Magic No 52: You already know

We humans create filters for ourselves. We narrow down our observations of the vastness around us to just a few places, people, things. We build thought structures which we inhabit, mistaking them for the whole of reality, restricting what we know to just a few ideas. When we learn to be present, to open our […]