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Tantric Thelema

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Over a decade in development, Tantric Thelema develops author Sam Webster's Pagan Dharma work uniting Pagan, especially Thelemic spirituality with Buddhist wisdom and ritual technology. It gives a complete method for learning a Mahayoga Tantric technique for invoking the primary deity of Thelema, Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Forty-seven practices are described in fine detail with clear theory to enable the reader to advance spiritually. For the first time ever the Initiatory and Couples practices are published, along with a practice to prepare for Death.

Sam Webster, M. Div., Mage, has taught magick publicly since 1984. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 1993. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn and a cofounder of the Chthonic-Ouranian Templar order, as well as an initiate of Wiccan, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions. His work has been published in a number of journals such as Green Egg, Reclaiming Quarterly, Mezlim, and Gnosis. He founded the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn in 2001 (www.OSOGD.org), and serves the Pagan community principally as a priest of Hermes.

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A review by Ian Corrigan

I am pleased to point you all to a very positive review by an old friend, Ian Corrigan, of the Druidic community, in his blog. Thanks, Ian!

http://intothemound.blogspot.com/2010/11/review-tantric-thelema-invocati...

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RE-Sam Webster,

Essential work! - Also, some questions.

I just finished the book and I can't express enough how much of an essential work this is for Pagans, Thelemites, and Western mystics in general! Sam has given the world a gift.

Sam, I have a few questions for you in regards to practice.

During the preliminary practice/development phase leading up to the first Invocation, you've presented a number of verses, visualizations, etc., that drop out of the main Invocation. What is your opinion on the modularity of the Invocation in regard to those verses and visualizations--that is, is there any reason we should not experiment with incorporating the verses and visualizations into the Invocation?

In particular, I just test-ran the Entering into the Ground of Nuit on p. 35 and found it extremely powerful. (This is the practice of visualizing the Kisses of Nuit dissolving the four classical elements in turn until we unfold into space.) In the Invocation of RHK, however, you present to us the practice of dissolving into Shunyata with the syllable NUN. What are your thoughts on replacing the latter practice with the Entering into the Ground of Nuit? And does your answer depend on whether one is Invoking "In Front" versus "Arising As" RHK?

Also, I resonate with the Dedication Vow and Invocation of Lineage. On p. 74, you mention off-hand that one can drop these two verses off for the practice of "Arising As" RHK. I'm generally OK with dropping things on and off (see my question about modularity above), but I was just wondering about what makes the "Arising As" practice different enough that one may simply drop those two verses off. Or is it just that at this point in preparation, one is already firmly rooted in why she is doing this and where she comes from that she does not need to express it in verse?

Thanks so much!

LVX,
G:.S:.

Modularity and Brevity

G:.S:.

Thank you for your kind words and excellent questions.

Yes, the entire body of practice is rooted in a modular approach enabling sections to be dropped, swapped, elaborated or simplified as desired. The danger, so to speak, in a practice space like this is that the work can become over-elaborate and daunting to the user. The work is hard enough, I would not make complexity an impediment to success.

However, the skilled practitioner may well chose to incorporate some of the more elaborate versions of the sub-practices to enhance the working. The 'Entering the Ground of Nuit' is one such and certainly does not conflict with the formula of the main-sequence practice. Yet, it uses verses found in the main practice in a different way than the main sequence does. If you were to combine the two you will need to reckon with this difference, but that would apply equally to the In Front as to the Arising As.

Excluding the Dedication Verse and Invocation of Lineage in the Arising As form was both predicated on the idea that the user would by than have inculcated the commitments in them and to reduce complexity. It is also to show that complexity can be reduced and that the work is modular. You have discovered this.

Thanks again, and all success to you!
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sam

Tantric Thelema Update: The 'In Front' Ritual Script Posted!

As promised, the first of many ritual scripts to make the work easier has been posted on this site. Please log-in and click on the Tantric Thelema book to see "Related Content" in the upper right. There, follow the link for the "In Front" Ritual Script!
Enjoy!
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sam webster

Phenomenal work!

This is an amazing book. The Ra-Hoor-Khuit practices are given concisely but with all the details needed to perform them, and they can be generalized for other deities to fit any Pagan tradition. Sam has provided a vital piece of missing magical technology for Thelemites and non-Thelemites alike. If you are interested in (or even just curious about) theurgical practice, "Tantric Thelema" is a must-read, period.