Pearls of Wisdom: Lecture and book signing by James Eshelman

Pearls of Wisdom: Gems From the Journal Black Pearl by James A. Eshelman

"A Black Pearl of Infinite Preciousness" 

"Seek the New in the Old ~ Seek the Old in the New." That was the motto of Black Pearl, College of Thelema's biannual journal published 1997-2002. Author James A. Eshelman contributed 100 articles during one of the most prolific periods of his career. This anthology gathers over 40 essays, many of them substantially updated and expanded, and some of them never previously published.

Pearls of Wisdom "seeks the new in the old" through a magnificent cache of wisdom teachings from one of Thelema's most insightful, creative teachers.

This is the "director's cut" of Black Pearl and more!

An Introduction to Thelema the ground shifting world-view of Aleister Crowley explains Thelema's core principles of Will, Love, and Star, then expands on the nature of True Will and Love Under Will; Thelema's pantheon of gods; and the New Era of Aspiration now opening before us. The rest of the book is organized in 7 parts:

It's in the Basics + Magick + Qabalah + Thelema
Sexual Mysteries + Holy Guardian Angel + The Path

For example, one section ("Magick") explores a dozen topics of ceremonial magick, including traditional and newer forms of the pentagram and hexagram rituals, Sun adorations, new adaptations of classic initiation rites, the ancient art of evocation, and a new ritual for becoming a purer reflection of your deepest spiritual ideal. Chapter 32, The Magical Record of Brother Proserpinus, is a modern tale of a brother of A.'.A.'. who undertook the Great Work and succeeded. Four times the size of excerpts published in Black Pearl, this is the centerpiece of the book.

$8.00 donation, or free admission with book purchase.

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  • Rachel K.

    It was interesting and entertaining.

    September 23, 2013

  • Frater B.

    Very informing of Thelema

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Paulie Mad B.

    awesome ,very precise ..

    1 · September 23, 2013

  • Crow

    Another interesting talk, thank you

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Zeph

    All pre-ordered books are being shipped today via Priority Mail, so they will arrive in a couple of days. Sorry for the delay: The books took an unexpectedly long time arriving from the printer.

    September 16, 2013

  • Jim E.

    Paulie, if your last name is C-y or P-o, then I've already autographed it for you (the books only came in LA late this week), and it is going out in the mail tomorrow. I think it will be in NY by the weekend but, in any case, you're getting it. - If I didn't mention your name, get back to me and I'll double check on your order.

    September 16, 2013

  • Paulie Mad B.

    i ordered the book weeks ago still waiting ?i really hope it comes before the book signing ,i don't want to be forced to purchase another knowing i'll have to send back the one i ordered,i ordered through COT.any word will be helpful...

    September 15, 2013

  • Paulie Mad B.

    Looking forward to this ,i am fresh and eager to Thelema ,just started to practice..stoked to the max..

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Frater B.

    Ok, Mr. Eshelman. I will be at the event and I will still purchase your book (smile). Much thanks.

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Jim E.

    Frank, the book normally retails for $30. At the event, we'll be able to offer a 10% discount = $27 price.

    September 12, 2013

  • Frater B.

    93 I agree with the admission fee. But how much is the book (curious)? 93

    September 12, 2013

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