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- A Feast for The Supreme Ritual and The Equinox of the Gods
“A feast for the Supreme Ritual, and a feast for the Equinox of the Gods.” –AL II:40
On Sunday 18 March, William Blake Lodge in the Valley of Baltimore celebrated A Feast for The Supreme Ritual and The Equinox of the Gods with a ritual written by IAO131. The ritual welcomes the advent of the New Aeon with the story of how it came to be, including Aleister Crowley’s invocation of the sylphs in 1904 that led to the writing of the Book of the Law. It culminates in a renunciation of old aeon ideals and a mark of commitment to the principals of the new.
The Lodge was delighted to welcome siblings and guests from not only the local area, but also from Golden Thread Encampment and Azul Nox Encampment in Pennsylvania, and even Astarte Lodge in Germany. A potluck feast provided delicious culinary delights including homemade cupcakes, hummus, baba ganoush, olive tapenade, falafel, sweet potatoes, charcuterie, and so much more. “Be goodly therefore: dress ye all in fine apparel; eat rich foods and drink sweet wines and wines that foam!” (AL I:51).
Naturally the most dramatic moments are best conveyed without words. Below are a few scenes from the ritual, followed by recipes and related links. Click on the thumbnail to see the full size image!
- Greetings of the Supreme Ritual and the Equinox of the Gods
Earlier today, the GrandMaster Sabazius posted the following:
“Greetings of the Supreme Ritual and the Equinox of the Gods!
‘A feast for the Supreme Ritual, and a feast for the Equinox of the Gods.’ – AL II,40
From Crowley’s New Comment: ‘The Supreme Ritual is the Invocation of Horus, which brought about the Opening of the New Aeon. The date is March 20… The Equinox of the Gods is the term used to describe the Beginning of a New Aeon, or a New Magical Formula. It should be celebrated at every Equinox, in the manner known to Neophytes of the A.’.A..’.’
- New Episode of Thelema, NOW! with Carl Abrahamsson
The Thelema, NOW! podcast just posted its latest episode which you can hear here: http://oto-usa.org/main/podcast/.
Have a sense of humor, people! That’s what one of Thelema Now’s fave guests – Carl Abrahamsson – would tell us.
Carl talks to Harper Feist about humor, magick, and why Americans are so great. (He really said that!) He also discusses his latest book Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward.
To find more about Carl, visit his carlabrahamsson.com!
- Black Sun Lodge and Golden Thread Camp Hosting Body Master’s Unconference
2018/03/19Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24th 2018, Black Sun Lodge and Golden Thread Camp present a unique gathering for current sitting BodyMasters: The Body Master’s Unconference!. An unconference uses Open Space Technology to create a dynamic, fluid conference where participants bring their knowledge and passion to the event. Unlike the typical conference where a set schedule is planned weeks or months in advance, the classes are developed at the beginning of the meeting by the participants themselves.The theme for this conference is “Solve Et Coagula”. The last time a large group of Body Masters got together at NOTOCON, we focused on issues that we were experiencing in our local bodies. At this conference, we will be theming discussion around finding solutions. Attendees are encouraged to share their passion and knowledge of leadership and problem solving-based topics.Different teaching methods including round table discussions, hands on workshops, practice sessions, etc can all be conducted within the unconference space.The weekend’s festivities include a Meet and Greet on Friday at Black Sun Lodge, the unconference itself on Saturday (including lunch buffet and all day snacks/drinks) plus an evening ritual and a pancake breakfast/further discussion on Sunday.The cost for the weekend, excluding an optional Saturday off site dinner, will be $50. The unconference will be taking place at Black Sun Lodge in the Valley of Cleveland, OhioLimited local hospitality is available on a first-come, first-served basis.RSVPs are required. To RSVP, please fill out the Google form here: https://goo.gl/forms/sOLH1EdRME23SiRh1NOTE: This event is for currently sitting local body masters only.We hope to see you at this unique gathering of leaders!Love is the law, love under will.
- New Weiser Catalogue Posted
Weiser Antiquarian Books has released its latest catalogue of goodies which include jawns like:
Chicago: Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. xvi + 112pp (+ blanks) Original off-white cloth spine with decorated papered boards. Paper title labels to spine and front board. Color frontis, black and white designs etc in-text, rubricated capitals throughout. First Edition limited to 250 copies numbered copies, signed by the author, of which this is number 91. The third major Kabbalistic work by Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones – 1886-1950), one time student of Aleister Crowley. The design is by the renowned book craftsman, Will Ransom. Spine a little darkened, corners lightly rounded and soft paper covering of the boards rubbed through to the board at the extremes of the points. Small dark mark (half the size of a match stick) on spine fold, a little chipping to the spine label (not affecting the design), neat contemporary owner’s name and acquisition date on first blank, still a lovely VG+ copy and very unusual thus (no dustjacket, none issued). Item #59626
Chicago: Published for the Collegium ad Spiritum Sanctum by the New Æon Publishing Co. . First Edition. Softcover stapled booklet. Large octavo (6 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches). (viii) + 12 + (iipp. list of ‘Books for Students’) Original patterned printed wrappers with red title within cross on front wrapper, and Achad’s lamen in red on rear wrapper. Achad’s essay on the kabbalistic symbolism of the Rose-Cross. As always, the wrappers, which overlap the text book considerably, are a little bruised at the corners and head and tail of spine, in all other respects the booklet is near Fine. Item #59623
see the whole catalogue and ordering links here: