The Temple of Babalon is the Foundation Temple of Ordo Astri, an Independent Thelemic magical Order based in the UK. The Temple of Babalon website is here to provide audio podcasts for those with a serious interest in Thelema, Hermetic and magical philosophy, practical magick, mysticism, and the occult.
Temple of Babalon Podcast, Episode 11: Thelema: Romance of the Magical Orders. "What is a valid magical Order?” “What is Thelema?” These are frequently asked questions. As there seems to be so much doubt and confusion around Thelemic magical Orders, Oliver St. John takes the bold step of defining what constitutes “validity” in so far as that can be ascertained. He also provide an in-depth examination of what Thelema really is, as opposed to what is commonly believed about it. There will be a discussion of the Rosicrucian ideal, the magical philosophy and cosmology of Thelema, and the Magisterium, in other terms, the secret rites of Initiation.