* Fernando Pessoa's correspondence with Crowley being auctioned - The Independent has reported that Portugal's literary community is angry over the sale of rare documents. These include voluminous correspondence between the famous poet Fernando Pessoa and Aleister Crowley. "When the poet died in obscurity in 1935, he left a trunk full of documents that included extensive correspondence with the eccentric English astrologist and magician Aleister Crowley, a practitioner of the occult said to have inspired satanism in Britain. Portugal's National Library fiercely opposes the private sale of documents considered vital to the nation's literary heritage, and warns it will take all legal measures to stop the sale and dispersal of the archive, the Lisbon daily Publico reports... The dossier includes voluminous correspondence with Crowley, and hundreds of pages of an unfinished novel about Crowley's faked suicide." Click here to read the full article at the Independent.
* "Fresh Fever From the Skies" released - A new book by IAO131, the creator & editor of the Journal of Thelemic Studies, has been released entitled "Fresh Fever From the Skies." The book includes many contemporary essays including "Thelemic Values: A New View of Morality," "Psychological Commentary on Liber AL vel Legis," and "The Manifesto of Ra-Hoor-Khuit." The book "Fresh Fever From the Skies" is available here.
* Secret Agent 666 by Richard B. Spence released - Richard B. Spence has released a new book entitled "Secret Agent 666: Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence, and the Occult. LAShTAL.com reports Using documents gleaned from American, British, French, and Italian archives, Secret Agent 666 reveals that Crowley's clandestine service linked him to the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, the Communist International, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess. Author Richard Spence, a professor of History at the University of Idaho, argues that Crowley--in his own unconventional way--was a patriotic Englishman who endured years of public vilification in part to mask his role as a secret agent. Dr. Spence has appeared on the History Channel and as a speaker at the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. He has been interviewed on Radio Liberty and other media outlets and has been a consultant and interviewee for documentary films produced by the Russian Cultural Foundation..." The book "Secret Agent 666" can be found here on Amazon.com.
* HeruTV launches - A new official video channel of the Journal of Thelemic Studies has launched on YouTube called HeruTV. Currently there are two videos uploaded including meditations on "Liber Cheth" and "Liber Tzaddi." The HeruTV YouTube channel can be found here.