Edited by David Shoemaker and Lauren Gardner.
The poems collected here span fifty years of her working life as a poet and teacher, primarily focusing on the overtly mystical themes of her spiritual path. Yet they occasionally touch on more secular topics as well, such as her marriage to Grady McMurtry and her yearning for human love. The poetic works presented here are an essential part of the library of any modern mystic—especially those with an interest in the work of Aleister Crowley and his followers.
Edited by David Shoemaker, Andrew Ferrell and Stefan Voss
Includes letters exchanged between Karl Germer and such Thelemic luminaries as Jane Wolfe, Phyllis Seckler, Jack Parsons, Wilfred Talbot Smith, and others. The discussions range from the mundane to the mystical, including the politics and intrigues surrounding Agape Lodge of O.T.O., the publishing of various works of Aleister Crowley, the philosophy of Thelema, and the administration of A∴A∴. Scholars, historians, and students of Thelema alike should find much of interest in this collection as it begins to fill a significant gap within the history of Thelema. Published by the Temple of the Silver Star (2016). 408 pages.
Edited by David Shoemaker, Gregory Peters and Rorac Johnson. Preface by Lon Milo DuQuette.
The second release in our series of Phyllis Seckler’s writings, this book collects her valuable instructional essays from the later decades of her life, as well as rare photos and correspondence with the likes of Israel Regardie, Karl Germer, Gerald Yorke, Grady McMurtry, and Marcelo Motta.
Edited by David Shoemaker, Gregory Peters and Rorac Johnson
It includes a biographical sketch of Phyllis Seckler drawn from her own autobiographical writings, and two of her most important essays: "The Tarot Trumps of Thoth and Psychology" - a detailed analysis of the psychological and magical symbolism of the Trumps of the Thoth deck - and "Thoth Tarot and Astrology," a significant study of astrology and the natal chart, with special reference to the cards of the Thoth deck. In addition to the essays the book also contains a selection of important correspondence between Seckler, Aleister Crowley, Karl Germer and Jane Wolfe. These are followed by a transcript of the last major interview conducted with Phyllis Seckler, in which she recounted the details of her introduction to Thelema and involvement with the old Agape Lodge, her subsequent participation in various Thelemic organizations, and her thoughts on developments within the Thelemic world.
With Commentary by Aleister Crowley. Compiled and Introduced by David Shoemaker
This is a 206 page, 8 1/2 by 11 in. perfect-bound paperback, containing the majority of the surviving diaries Wolfe kept while training with Crowley at Cefalu, presented in quality grayscale facsimile format. Crowley’s handwritten comments run throughout, giving fascinating insights into his training methods, and into life at the Abbey of Thelema. Most of this material has never before been published.
In the early 1980s, Seckler sat down in her backyard garden with a simple tape recorder, classical music playing in the background, and recorded herself reciting Chapter 1 of _The Book of the Law_. This is not a professional recording, but a simple document of one Adept’s love and passion for Thelema and its central Holy Book. We, her students and successors, offer it now as a testament to Soror Meral’s work. We hope that you will enjoy the chance to hear her voice as we did during her life, and that the words of the Book will help bring you to the fulfillment of your own True Will.
All proceeds from the sale of this work support the work of the Temple of the Silver Star, a California 501(c)(3) non-profit religious and educational corporation. The copyright for this performance is controlled by the Temple of the Silver Star, the legal custodian of the literary estate of Phyllis Seckler.