Enochian Magick Lecture at Sekhet-Maat on Oct 23th

This Enochian Magick Lecture is actually going to be a full day of enochian magick and ritual at Sekhet-Maat Lodge on Saturday, Oct 23th, 2010. Starting at 12:30pm there’s a series of talks until 5pm. Then there’s some great unstructured time to hang out, grab some food and talk before heading back. Finally, at 8pm there’s an Enochian Group Ritual for those that attended the rest of the day’s events. Scott Wilde and Onyieh Jewel are coming down from Horizon Oasis in Seattle to do this workshop.

Enochian Magick Lecture - lecture & group ritual with Scott Wilde and Onyieh Jewel - Sat Oct 23, 2010 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge

Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo at Sekhet-Maat on Sept 16th at 7:30pm

I’m helping to organize this event, and it’s going to be great. Richard Kaczynski, author of the newly revised and expanded Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, is coming to Sekhet-Maat Lodge 1409 SE Stark in Portland for a lecture and book signing on Thursday, Sept 16th at 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm).

This will be a free event!

For more information: Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley.

About the Lecture

This fascinating and informative lecture will begin with an overview of the life of Aleister Crowley and then the audience will have the unique opportunity to select which parts of Crowley’s interesting life they are most curious to discuss in depth (poet, painter, mountaineer, occultist, etc). Richard Kaczynski will be able to cover as many of these special topics as time allows. This will then be followed by a book signing where attendees can have their copies of Richard Kaczynski’s newly revised and updated Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley and other books signed by the author.

About Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley

“Richard Kaczynski’s Perdurabo: the Life of Aleister Crowley is the one biography that is absolutely necessary for anyone who wishes to know more about one of the most creative, seminal, and misunderstood figures of the last hundred years.” —David Tibet, founder of Current 93

“This is not only the most carefully-researched, detailed, and informative biography of Crowley yet written but also a remarkable insight into the nature of magic itself.” —Ronald Hutton, author of The Triumph of the Moon

The name “Aleister Crowley” instantly conjures visions of diabolic ceremonies and orgiastic indulgences—and while the sardonic Crowley would perhaps be the last to challenge such a view, he was also much more than “the Beast,” as this authoritative biography shows. Perdurabo (the magical name Crowley chose when inducted into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) traces Crowley’s remarkable journey from his birth as the only son of a wealthy lay preacher to his death in a boarding house as the world’s foremost authority on magick. Along the way, he rebels against his conservative religious upbringing; befriends famous artists, writers, and philosophers (and becomes a poet himself ); is attacked for his practice of “the black arts”; and teaches that science and magick can work together. While seeking to spread his infamous philosophy of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law,” Crowley becomes one of the most notorious figures of his day. Based on Richard Kaczynski’s twenty years of research, and including previously unpublished biographical details, Perdurabo paints a memorable portrait of the man who inspired the counterculture and influenced generations of artists, punks, wiccans, and other denizens of the demimonde.

Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley - lecture & book signing with Richard Kaczynski - Thu Sep 16, 2010 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge

Reminder about T. Thorn Coyle in Portland at Sekhet-Maat on Jun 12th

Self Possession and Drawing Down the 'I am' flyer thumb

I thought I would post a reminder about this event in case you’d forgotten or might decide to attend. I’ve posted about this before, but It’s an extra chance to work with Thorn in addition to the weekend workshop. I’ll be making some great food for the signing after the presentation. If you’re feeling rambunctious, you could bring a potluck item to share and show off; but, there’s going to be a great variety of stuff including veggie sushi rolls and pizza, both handmade by me just for you … and, um, everyone else that shows up!

T. Thorn Coyle
Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’
Lecture and Book Signing

Friday, June 12, 2009 ev, 7:30pm
1409 SE Stark St., PDX

No Advance Registration – Arrive Early! Doors open @ 6:30
SML members attend free. Others please contribute.
Your contributions keep the lights on!

Complete information here:
http://bit.ly/Coyle0417

Self Possession and Drawing Down the 'I am' - lecture & book signing with T. Thorn Coyle - Fri Jun 12, 2009 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge
Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’ with T. Thorn Coyle
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 e.v.

T. Thorn Coyle event flyer available for download

Self Possession and Drawing Down the 'I am' flyer thumb

I posted before about the T. Thorn Coyle lecture and book signing at Sekhet-Maat Lodge on Jun 12th at 7:30pm. And now there’s a downloadable PDF flyer for the event which I just added to the event’s page.

You can check out Self Possession and Drawning Down the ‘I am’ and download the flyer PDF over at the website of Sekhet-Maat Lodge.

This is going to be a really interesting event, I think. It’s a chance to hear Thorn talk about her new book which makes strong connections between the idea of self-possession in Feri and the ideas in the western ceremonial tradition of achieving Knowledge and Conversation and the Great Work. When I first started hanging out at the lodge I kept thinking about how and whether to “cross the streams” at various times. Well, here’s a perfect example of what I wondered about. At any rate, it’s a chance to work with Thorn for people new to her books or long time practitioners. I’ve only had the chance to work with Thorn one other time for a weekend workshop, though her influence on other people I’ve worked with has been recognizable. Thorn is like a hot knife through butter. If you can make it to the lecture and book signing, I definitely suggest it.

Self Possession and Drawing Down the 'I am' - lecture & book signing with T. Thorn Coyle - Fri Jun 12, 2009 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge
Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’ with T. Thorn Coyle
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 e.v.

T. Thorn Coyle at Sekhet-Maat on Jun 12th at 7:30pm

T. Thorn Coyle is going to be in town for a lecture and book signing at Sekhet-Maat Lodge on Jun 12th at 7:30pm.

T Thorn Coyle
T. Thorn Coyle
Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’
Lecture and Book Signing

Friday, June 12, 2009 ev, 7:30pm
1409 SE Stark St., PDX

No Advance Registration
Arrive Early! Doors open @ 6:30
SML members attend free.
Others please contribute.
Your contributions keep the lights on!

Complete information here:
http://bit.ly/Coyle0417

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T. Thorn Coyle is an internationally respected teacher. A spiritual seeker her whole life, she has studied the craft of magic for more than twenty-five years. Thorn combines her esoteric studies and work with her Gods and Guides to form a practice that honors the fertile dark and the limitless light. Mystic, musician, dancer, activist, and author of Evolutionary Witchcraft and Kissing the Limitless, she makes her home near the San Francisco Bay.

Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’

We are not unified, but we can be. Discover the importance of Self-Possession, also known as Knowledge and Conversation or the Great Work of the alchemists. Why is this key to magical practitioners of any tradition? What steps are precursors to this state of integration? What energy work can we do to aid this process? We will explore the theory behind it and engage in some practices to draw down our divinity. Intone the “I am” as a spell to become fully human and fully divine.

About _Kissing the Limitless_ by T. Thorn Coyle

“A magically refreshing breath of air! Thorn Coyle is a true modern adept who has mastered her subjects, her craft, and most importantly, herself.” —Lon Milo Duquette

_Kissing the Limitless_ is a manual for self-liberation through magic, providing a complete system of spiritual practice to help serious seekers tap the unlimited possibility of their own divine natures. By practicing the Great Work of the ancient alchemists and magicians, readers are guided into self-possession—constant communication with their divine selves—and connection with the Limitless Divine. Set up as a detailed training course using contemporary techniques that echo those hinted at in antique sources of wisdom, it includes tools for soul balancing, energy cycling, shadow and dream work, tarot and meditation. Readers will learn to open up “life power” and access breath, will, and desire—the key components of effective magic—to reshape the world.

This book is a synthesis wrought through many years of Coyle’s personal spiritual work, her teaching, and deep esoteric study. Though Kissing the Limitless has entry points for beginners, it is primarily designed for the advanced magical practitioner wishing to ‘Know Thyself.’ Wholeness and union with our own God Soul, also known as our Genius, our Authentic Self, or our Holy Guardian Angel, is within our grasp. We can become fully human and fully divine in this lifetime.

Reception and Book Signing

Food & Drink
Feast on a substantial selection of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages. You’ll also find wine and beer available for purchase.

Vending
Sekhet-Maat Lodge will have a selection of items for sale, including Kissing the Limitless and Evolutionary Witchcraft by T. Thorn Coyle, other relevant titles, Abramelin Oil, mugs, stickers, SML lamen t-shirts, posters, and more.

Self Possession and Drawing Down the 'I am' - lecture & book signing with T. Thorn Coyle - Fri Jun 12, 2009 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge
Self Possession and Drawing Down the ‘I am’ with T. Thorn Coyle
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 e.v.

J. Daniel Gunther at Sekhet-Maat on May 2nd at 7:30pm

Initiation in the Aeon of the Child

This is a lecture and book signing for the new publication Initiation in to the Aeon of the Child about which some pretty great things are being said. My understanding is that not only is this not simply a whistle-stop on a book signing tour, but this is the only planned event for the book, with books available for purchase at the event; but, I suspect they will go quickly so reserving a copy when registering for the event will be a good idea. The signing will also be a reception with food and drink and even some vending such as other valuable and rare books from Seattle’s Night of Pan Books.

Time to buy that new red dress for your Scholar’s Mistress and take her out for a night on the town …

J. Daniel Gunther is a life-long student of esotericism, mythology, and religion. A longtime member of A∴ A∴, the teaching Order established by Aleister Crowley, he is considered one of the foremost authorities in the field. He serves on the editorial board of The Equinox and acts as a consultant and advisor for numerous occult publications.

In this ground-breaking book, author J. Daniel Gunther provides a penetrating and cohesive analysis of the spiritual doctrine underlying and informing the Aeon of the Child, and the sublime formulas of Initiation encountered by those who would probe its mysteries. Drawing on more than 30 years of experiences as a student and teacher within the Order of the A∴ A∴, the author examines the doctrinal thread of Thelema in its historical, religious, and practical context.

Initiation in the Aeon of the Child - lecture & book signing - May 2, 2009 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge
Initiation in the Aeon of the Child – Sekhet-Maat Lodge – May 2, 2009 ev

Thelemic Symposium 2009 ev at Sekhet-Maat on Mar 28 at 6:30pm

The eighth annual Thelemic Symposium at Sekhet-Maat Lodge has been announced. It will be on Mar 28, 2009. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Thelemic Symposium is a panel discussion and question/answer session engaging the considerable experience and knowledge of three long-time Thelemites. We are proud to present this, the eighth annual Symposium, featuring panelists Eliza McBryde, Michael Kolson, and Dathan Biberstein.

Featuring panelists Eliza McBryde, Michael Kolson, and Dathan Biberstein - March 28, 2009 e.v. - Sekhet-Maat Lodge
Thelemic Symposium VIII – Sekhet-Maat Lodge – March 28, 2009 e.v.