Day of Thelemic Magic Sat. Sept. 29 at Blazing Star Oasis!

I’m thrilled to be visiting the Bay Area next weekend. I’ll be presenting some of the material from my next book on theurgy! Also talking about Babalon and Asherah as Goddess of Life.

Here’s the Facebook invitation:

A Day of Thelemic Magic

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Public Admission: $30
Blazing Star Oasis Member/Affiliate discount: $20

Doors open at 12:30. Detailed presentation descriptions below.

Theurgy for Thelemites

“There is no part of me that is not of the gods.” What does that mean?

Thelema is a theurgic system rooted in Neo-Platonism. The Platonic philosophers explained the soul’s descent into incarnation and the path of return to the realm of the gods. Recent scholarship re-links the philosophical texts to the practical rituals preserved in medieval grimoires and rediscovered in ancient texts.

This presentation reviews Liber Astarte in the context of contemporary and ancient theurgy. Theurgic ritual offers a deeper understanding of Nuit and Hadit, Babalon and Chaos, Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Baphomet, and of ourselves.

Advanced Theurgy

We’ve offered devotional to our gods, built altars, called deities into statues, even called deity into each other. What is the final step that brings us into the presence of the gods in their own sphere? We can strengthen the soul’s body (ochema-pneuma), then bring the deity into that vehicle where we can commune with the god directly. This presentation discusses the nature of the soul’s vehicle, purification and invocation, how to rise to the presence of the gods, and our responsibilities when we return.

Babalon and Asherah

Before she was Babalon she was the Goddess of Life. In the Aeon of Isis she was Ishtar, Innana, Asherah. As Asherah she was worshipped in the Temple at Jerusalem alongside YHWH. The Aeon of Osiris rejected the Goddess and elevated the God to the status of creator. In that aeon Western religion rejected the female divine and demonized women’s sexuality.

In the New Aeon the Goddess comes roaring back! New rituals envision the universe as a creation of ASRH along with YHWY. The ASHR formula offers a new way to understand the manifestation of spirit in the human body. A new Thelemic ritual, the Star Garnet, allows the spiritual body to self-regenerate.

Thelemites in this Aeon take up the task of balancing the Goddess and the God, re-sacralizing sexuality, and working as sisters and brothers with each other.

Vespers of Nuit

Soror Asherah’s beautiful ritual calls on women teachers, Goddesses and saints as we lift our hands to the evening sky. We conclude with an opportunity to commune with Nuit.

Consent Culture

The O.T.O. has strict policies prohibiting harassment. Nonetheless harassment continues around the country and around the world. Policy is important but does not in itself create cultural change. We are looking for new ways to create a magical culture in which all Thelemites can freely and safely explore our sexuality and our magic. This requires conscious effort and participation on the part of everyone in O.T.O. communities. This workshop provides information, structures discussion, and offers an opportunity to engage in a consent negotiation exercise.

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