Talks Offered by Dr. Richard Kaczynski

Noted occult author AND lecturer Dr. Richard Kaczynski has posted a comprehensive list of all the public talks he’s currently prepared to give here:

These include:

Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (flexible 60–90 minutes; requires audio)
The life and career of magician Aleister Crowley are surrounded by controversy and, unsurprisingly, many urban legends. This workshop is based on the critically acclaimed biography Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley. It explores the facts about the man who called himself “The Great Beast,” and knocks down the straw man that the gutter press labeled “The Wickedest Man in the World.” Particular attention will be paid to Crowley’s magick, and how his career as a magician influenced every aspect of his life.

Sex and Sex Magick in the Victorian Age (90 minutes)
The 19th and early 20th centuries were a hotbed of discourse on intercourse which spilled over into religion and esotericism. Beginning with the seminal works of Gnostic saints Richard Payne Knight, J.G.R. Forlong, Richard Burton and Hargrave Jennings, we’ll uncover both the literature and practice of sacred sexuality as it sprung up before and beside Ordo Templi Orientis. Come one, come all to hear goodies about:

  • the Golden Dawn’s favorite sexual mystic, Thomas Lake Harris, who taught about breathing exercises, group marriage, and the fairies living in your breasts
  • the sexual mischief of Golden Dawn wanna-be’s Madame and Theo Horos
  • the less than Rosy relationship between sex magick pioneers Hargrave Jennings and Paschal Beverly Randolph
  • Carl Kellner’s encounter with sacred sexuality and its entry into Ordo Templi Orientis
  • the unlikely two degrees of separation between Crowley and New York tantric initiator Oom the Omnipotent (and it doesn’t involve Kevin Bacon)
  • Ida Craddock’s tell-all book about her marriage to an angel with godlike technique
  • Clément du Saint-Marcq’s strange yet compelling argument for what really happened at the Last Supper.

Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (90 minutes)
An unlikely cocktail of actors and musicians, doctors and merchants, anarchists and sexual reformers populated the occult underground of the late nineteenth century. One by-product of this strange brew was the magical order known as Ordo Templi Orientis, or the Order of Oriental Templars, with its controversial mix of esoteric Freemasonry, yoga and sex magic. While its name is familiar thanks to its second Grand Master, Edwardian enfant terrible Aleister Crowley, its origins have subsisted as shadowy mytho-history. Until now. This revelatory study brings into sharp focus the perfect storm of personalities, movements, and circumstances that gave rise to one of the largest and most influential secret societies of our time. It is a story that has waited a century to be told.

The Thoth Tarot in Popular Culture (90 or 180 minutes; requires audio)
As one of the most popular Tarot decks in history, the Thoth Tarot has left an indelible imprint on popular culture.  Despite the 1944 publication of its accompanying text, The Book of Thoth, the deck itself was not printed in the lifetime of either of its principals.  Since the deck’s first publication circa 1970, however, the richly layered symbolism of occult philosopher Aleister Crowley (1875–1947) and arresting illustration work of artist executant Frieda Lady Harris (a 1877–1962) has caught the eye—if not captured the imagination—of visual artists across a variety of mediums.  The Thoth Tarot has consequently turned up in television programs, movies, graphic novels and popular music.  This presentation will illustrate these appearances and demonstrate how the Thoth Tarot has become ensconced in the visual lexicon of popular culture.

and that’s the tip of the iceberg!

As per his terms for him travelling to your locale…you’ll have to reach out to him via FB and check into his availability etc.

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