If you did not catch this gem from AC2012.com when it was originally posted, I highly recommend looking into the fascinating subject of the Sociedade Alternativa. Influential members of this collective were the so-called “Father of Brazilian Rock,” Raul Seixas and Brazilian author and poet, Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist.
As AC2012 reports, “Aleister Crowley has many supporters in Brazil, where Raul Seixas (with help from Paulo Coelho) turned the culture on its head with his visionary Thelemic anthem, Sociedade Alternativa”
You can read the full article here where both the music of Raul is discussed as well as the subject of the Thelemic Community, Sociedade Alternativa:
Raul Seixas was highly influenced by the writings of Aleister Crowley and by fellow Brazilian A.’.A.’. initiate, Marcelo Ramos Motta. The influence of Thelema can be seen throughout his body of work and he notably titled his 1975 third full length album release, Novo Aeon. On the Album, A Pedra do Gênesis, we find the song, “A Lei,” meaning “The Law”, where Seixas paraphrases Crowley’s Liber OZ.
You can watch Raul Seixas sing, Sociedade Alternativa, here:
Also, AC2012 points out that Sociedade Alternativa was covered by none other than Bruce Springsteen, last year in a live performance in Sao Paulo. You can watch that video here:
Thanks to AC2012 for covering this and Viva o Novo Aeon!