Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
In this entertaining presentation, Dr. Shoemaker will show how the Trumps of the Thoth Tarot illustrate the various tasks, challenges and transformative processes awaiting the aspirant on the path toward awakened spiritual consciousness, known in Thelemic tradition as the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
Date: 12/6/2011, 7-9 PM
Bubastis Oasis, OTO-USGL, is located at 2510 Electronic Ln., Ste. 912, Dallas, TX
Admission cost: $10
About the Lecturer:
Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and transpersonal psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor of the College of Thelema of Northern California, and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star. He has been a member of O.T.O. and an initiate of A.’.A.’. since 1993.
He is Past Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as the Most Wise Sovereign of Alpha Chapter, and he has a seat on the U.S. Grand Lodge Grand Tribunal. David is the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and a frequent speaker at NOTOCON. He is also member of the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training, E.G.C. Clergy Training, and Planning committees, and he serves as an Advanced Initiator Trainer.
As an ordained Priest of EGC, David led the team that developed the Pastoral Counseling Workshops, and he enjoys bringing the workshops to O.T.O. members around the U.S..
David is a co-editor of the journals Neshamah (Psychology Guild) and Cheth (418 Lodge). In addition to his essays in these publications, his writings have been published in the journals Mezlim and Black Pearl, and his chapter on Kabbalistic Psychology was included in the Instructor’s Manual of Fadiman and Frager’s Personality and Personal Growth, an undergraduate psychology textbook. He was the compiler of the COTNC publication, Jane Wolfe: The Cefalu Diaries 1920-1923, and a co-editor of the COTNC/Teitan Press publication, Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral): The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings. His instructional “Living Thelema” segments are heard monthly on the Speech in the Silence podcast.
In addition to his work in magick and psychology, David is a composer and musician. He lives in Sacramento with his wife, Sister Anna Tsu, and his son. David can be reached through his website at livingthelema.com.
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Love is the law, love under will.