Sex and Sex Magick in the Victorian Age

Presented by Richard Kaczynski.

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
* Clement du Saint-Marcq's strange yet compelling argument for what really happened at the Last Supper.

















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