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FRIDAY 1 MAY 2015 Doors open at 7:00PM
Walpurgisnacht Cocktail Hour followed by the Feast of the Cattle ritual and lecture by Frater IAO131:
HYMENAEUS ALPHA 777: A review of Grady McMurtry’s life and contributions to the Order
In this lecture Frater IAO131 – the curator of the Grady McMurtry Project (http://grady-mcmurtry.com/) – will give an overview of the life of Grady McMurtry, also known as Hymenaeus Alpha, who was crucial to the survival of the O.T.O. after the death of Frater Saturnus X° (Karl Johannes Germer) in 1962. This lecture will include a brief biography of Grady McMurtry, his history and correspondence with To Mega Therion (Aleister Crowley), and his contributions to the O.T.O. of which he was the Outer Head of the Order (O.H.O.) from 1969 to 1985.
SATURDAY 2 MAY 2015 Doors open at 10:00AM
Continental Breakfast followed by lecture by Frater IAO131:
THE 4 WEAPONS OF THE TRUE MAGICIAN: The Fundamentals of Magick
In this lecture, Frater IAO131 will discuss the basic fundamentals of magick and what it means to be a Magician. In particular, Frater IAO131 will focus on the 4 Weapons of the Magician, including their symbolism, their various correspondences, and how they might be practically integrated into one’s life. Learn how to get up out of the armchair and turn one’s life from the mundane into the sacred. No previous knowledge or experience necessary.
1:00PM: Lunch provided, followed by second lecture by Frater IAO131:
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF THELEMA: The Fundamentals of the Law of Liberty
In this lecture, Frater IAO131 – a clinical psychologist by trade – will discuss the basics of the Law of Thelema, “Do what thou wilt,†and how various aspects of this Law prefigured and are reflected in various aspects of modern psychology. A great introduction to those who are unfamiliar with Thelema and how it might be relevant in light of contemporary thought. No previous knowledge or experience necessary.
SUNDAY 3 MAY 2015 Doors open at 10:00 AM
Continental Breakfast followed by lecture by Frater IAO131:
THE SYMBOLIC DIMENSIONS OF THE GNOSTIC MASS
In this lecture, Frater IAO131 will delve into the deep end of the symbolism of the central rite of Ordo Templi Orientis, Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass. We will explore how the Gnostic Mass operates on various levels of symbolism simultaneously, including how the Mass conceals & reveals a symbolic conception of the universe, certain psychological processes of self-transformation, and mystical attainment. No previous knowledge or experience necessary.
Followed by a special performance of the Gnostic Mass at 2:00PM.
Registration opens soon! All-weekend $20 for Bubastis OTO members and $33 for the public or choose to register by day if you cannot make all three.
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