Guest Lecture – Aleister Crowley’s use of peyote and the development of Thelema

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Lodge members are invited for a very special guest talk at 2pm next Saturday, 8 July to attend a lecture on the use of peyote by Aleister Crowley in regards to the development of Thelema.

There is the Snake that gives delight
And Knowledge, stirs the heart aright
With drunkenness. Strange drugs are thine,
Hadit, and draughts of wizard wine!

– Aleister Crowley, ‘AHA!’

It has been well known for decades that Aleister Crowley pioneered the ceremonial use of the psychedelic cactus peyote (Lophophora williamsii) in Europe. However, the exact details of his use are far less known, as is the vital role peyote played in Crowley’s own spiritual evolution and on the development of Thelema – primarily because Crowley was suspiciously silent in his writings about this remarkably powerful entheogenic substance. This talk will explore in detail Crowley’s relationship with peyote and illustrate its significance to the revelation of Thelema.

Love is the law, love under will.