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.
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.
(At first, when I tried to write “workshop” I ended up with “workship” and, although a typo, a mixture of workshop and worship seems to me on the right path given the topic.)
Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield are offering “Sacred Sex Magic” in Portland. There will be three weekend classes as part of the series, beginning on Jun 5th & 6th. I’ve worked with both Dawn and Ravyn and, although I’ve not done this particular workshop with them, I can recommend this if you’ve interest in this sort of thing.
Sacred Sex Magic
with Dawn Isidora and Ravyn Stanfield
Ecstasy. Boundaries. Attraction. Sensuality. Desire.
Our sacred sexuality is a birthright beyond the ability to procreate, as a source of
incredible joy and sometimes frustration. We welcome all the pieces of our sexual selves in the gorgeous paradox of being broken and whole. Together we will awaken or refresh a deep relationship with our unique sexual life force. We seek to know our own sex energy intimately in order to bring it fully into the world, through relationships and magic.
Working with sexual energy can challenge us on many levels and willingness to participate fully is important – however, please know that you will not be asked to sexually interact with another. Please be pagan friendly and comfortable with creating sacred space and working with guided meditation or trance. We welcome adults of all races, genders and orientations.
This work will presented in a series of three weekend workshops that will move from relationship with our own sexuality to navigating interactions with others to expressing our sex in the world.
Dates: June 5th & 6th, Aug 14th &15th, Sept 25th & 26th, 2010
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM all days
Cost: $375-450 sliding scale. Or $300 if paid in full by June 1st.
Contact: Ravyn at [email protected] or 503-754-8802 for information and registration, and if you’re interested in scholarships
Ravyn Stanfield is a healer, writer, artist, small business owner and educator, dedicated to liberating the unique magic and music within each of us. She practices acupuncture in Portland, OR and teaches workshops internationally. She uses her background in the realms of social justice, women’s spirituality, Jungian psychology and theatre arts to coax more of the extraordinary into the world through the cracks in Western civilization. She is an initiate in the Reclaiming and Feri traditions.
Dawn Isidora is a spiritual counselor and teacher, mother and writer. Her work is guided by the wisdom of the Elements and focuses on the workings of relationships, whether they be with oneself, others, or the Gods. Dawn has been teaching magic and earth spirituality, locally and internationally, for over fifteen years and has been involved with Reclaiming since 1983. She is both Reclaiming and Feri initiated.
One of my favourite artists is going to be in town next week. The shows are smaller, more intimate. In fact, the Portland show is going to be in a house. Apparently the show in Portland isn’t selling well, and they’re thinking of canceling it. (There’s some sporting event or another that Sunday they think people are distracted by, I guess.)
I’ve seen him perform several times, both as part of Old Blind Dogs and solo, in Olympia. He’s good and fun. I haven’t seen him since leaving Olympia, so seeing him in Portland will be a little bittersweet. Maybe I’ll take some chocolate to the show.
When I emailed to find out more, here’s the details I was sent about the shows in Oregon:
Jim Malcolm is a personable and very talented folk musician from Scotland who has fans in many countries. His recordings are heard often on Fiona Ritchie’s National Public Radio show, Thistle and Shamrock. You can sample his music on his informative web site www.jimmalcolm.com and on U-tube. These concerts are great fun and are held in cozy, intimate venues.
Tickets are $18. Reservations are required and payment is at the door. Cash and exact change are appreciated. Checks are accepted but plastic is not. If you reserve and then must cancel, please notify me as soon as possible because Jim’s concerts have all sold out and there might be a waiting list. Thanks.
Friday Feb. 5 in Forest Grove
Door at 7:00, music at 7:30
BJ’s Coffee Co. 2834 Pacific Ave. in Ballad Towne Shopping Center, west
side Food and drink service available before start and during the break.
Sunday Feb. 7 in S.E. Portland
Door at 6:30, music at 7:00
Private house concert (…) near SE Stark and 62nd.
Reservations and information: [email protected]
C.G Jung’s Red Book: A Presentation by Sonu Shamdasani with introduction by Daniel Baumann, President of the Zurich Jung Institute and great-grandson of C.G. Jung
Friday, April 16th 7:30 to 9:30 pm
First Congregational Church Sanctuary
OFCGJ Members: $15; General Admission: $25
C.G. Jung’s Red Book: A Seminar by Sonu Shamdasani
Saturday, April 17th 9:30 to 4 pm
First Congregational Church Sanctuary
OFCGJ Member: $75; General Admission: $125
Jung Anew! Let’s Celebrate: Dinner and Fundraiser with Daniel Baumann
Saturday, April 17th 6:30 to 11 pm
All Tickets: $85
Price includes hors d’oeuvres, sit-down dinner, talk by Daniel Baumann, and dancing to live music. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Jung Picture Archives in Zurich
Back in Nov ’07, I got to see Matt Haimovitz play with members of the Portland Cello Project in the music section of a book shop in downtown Portland. I wrote about that after seeing the show. The space was simply packed with people, wall to wall. It was definitely interesting.
Looks like Haimovitz is back in town, and a few other local cello players will be opening, at the Doug Fir on Jan 21st at 9pm. (There’s little bit of confusion because the Doug Fir ticket info says 9pm, but an email I got suggested that some of the cellists might start playing around 8:30pm, but I’m going to go with Doug Fir’s statement of time.)
There’s a special benefit show, free but donations requested, for Skip Von Kuske on Thu, Jan 14th. There’s more info here.
A MUSICAL BENEFIT FOR CELLIST SKIP vonKUSKE
Thursday, January 14
The Kennedy School
All ages and FREE admission. Donations gratefully accepted.
THE PORTLAND CELLO PROJECT
THE STOLEN SWEETS
……..and special musical guests!
On Sun, Dec 27th at 7pm there’s a double feature of Mark Hamill flicks as part of the 7th Planet Picture Show at the Mt. Tabor Lounge (even though the info keeps saying “theater”, it’s in the lounge).
This isn’t just a couple of crummy movies. No! In fact, this is a couple of crummy movies in the style of participatory theatre with a full bar. And, that, my friends, is a brew that is true. But, you’ll have to bring your own vessel with a pestle …
7th Planet PIcture Show is an MST3K-inspired live celebration of cinematic camp, taking place twice a month at the Mt. Tabor Theater in Portland, Oregon. Will Radik and 2 or more hardened camp cinema veterans will face down some of the most ridiculous, awkward, and tasteless films born unto this pitiless earth, with only microphones (and probably alcohol). Audience members are not only allowed but encouraged to shout at the movie themselves and leave their cell phones on.
Okay, this sounds wild. Local musician Ben Darwish [also] is playing with a 10-piece band at The Goodfoot on Sat, Dec 26th at 9pm. The music will be an tribute to Michael Jackson in the style of afrobeat!
Put on your dancing shoes for an Afrobeat concert inspired by Michael Jackson’s music. Innovative Portland-based composer Ben Darwish will lead a ten-piece band as they interpret Jackson’s songs using Afrobeat techniques popularized by Fela Kuti. The band features members of Commotion, with Tahirah Memory and Gretchen Mitchell on vocals, and master African drummer Neindow Mashud, who frequently performs with Obo Addy. Don’t stop till you get enough! $10.
Anna and Sami are home, after our six-week tour with the Portland Cello Project, and we’re excited to announce our first performance back in town. We’ll be playing at the Red and Black Cafe this Friday as part of the Gender Free For All fundraiser. The event begins at 6 pm, and we’ll be the last of four musical acts, so we’ll go on around 9. Also featured will be Nicole Sangsuree, Felecia and the Dinosaur, and Lindsey Walker.
Here’s a little more about the organization we’ll be supporting:
Gender Free For All (GFFA) is an organization that works to defend the right of every individual to identify however they desire, visibly and proudly, whether it’s male, female, other, somewhere in-between, none at all – whether a person varies in their gender identity from moment to moment or if they’ve known how they identified since birth. They hold a march and rally annually in August (formerly the Trans March) and worked with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to establish August 1st-7th, 2009 as the first Transgender Awareness Week! For more about GFFA: http://gffapdx.com/
And here are all the details for the show:
Friday December 18th, 2009 at 6:00 PM
$5 dollar donation
At The Red and Black Cafe
400 SE 12th Ave., Portland
Mortified is a comic excavation of the strange and extraordinary things we created as kids. Witness adults sharing their own adolescent journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more.
After all, where else can you hear grown men and women confront their past with firsthand tales of their… first kiss, first puff, worst prom, fights with mom, life at bible camp, worst hand job, best mall job, and reasons they deserved to marry Jon Bon Jovi.
Anomie Belle is back in town on the 29th at Doug Fir:
w/ The Heavy and The Satisfiers
Thursday, October 29th
Doug Fir Lounge
Anomie Belle is now on twitter! http://twitter.com/anomiebelle
To hear Anomie Belle’s most recent live KEXP in-studio performance, go to:
Bogville part III is coming up. All ages, as long as by all you mean not under 18, apparently.
FRIDAY the 13th of November
SATURDAY the 14th of November
$10 in advance $15 at the Door
Tickets available online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/82888
Doors at 8pm performance at 9pm SHARP
Eye of Retribution
In which Evil is Subsumed by the Seeds it has Sown
A Musical Pageant and Eldritch Bazaar
Featuring the Traditional
MUSIC and HANDICRAFTS
Of the Talented Bogvillian Citizens
Cult of Zir
Eyerish Heather Collins
The Juan Prophet Organization
at THE LOTUS SEED Church
4635 NE 9th Ave
NOTE: No one under 18 years old will be admitted.
It’s an Oz themed circus. ‘Nough said.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 24th 6pm-10pm
at THE BAGDAD THEATER
3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd
with special Portland guests
THE WANDERLUST CIRCUS
$20 ADVANCE TICKETS
$25 at the door
Can Can Presents is excited to announce the return of its Vegas-style floor show, Viva Oz Vegas. For the first time in its three year history, Viva Oz Vegas is hitting the road — with performances in its native Seattle, as well as Portland, Olympia, Spokane and Port Townsend, this October.
This crowd-pleasing spectacle features performances by the self-proclaimed Mexican Elvis, El Vez; Las Vegas Exotic World winners The Heavenly Spies and Nanda; Bing Wheeler of Big Wheel Bingo; Can Can’s Herr Doppelganger; award-winning breakdancer Yoshi Wright and many more.
Follow along as the yellow brick road leads Dorothy into the temptations of Sin City, where her encounters find her replacing the long-time starring lady at Casino Oz — the Wicked Witch of the Breast. Marvel as other familiar characters get not-so-familiar makeovers. Thrill to an evening full of nostalgic music, Las Vegas-style showgirls, aerial and floor acrobatics, comedy, game show glitz, and a full deck of surprises you won’t soon forget. www.vivaozvegas.com
Global folk pop from beloved Austinites
POI DOG PONDERING
with SCOTLAND YARD GOSPEL CHOIR
$15 advance, $17 day of show
Update 22oct09 @ 10:19am:
“If you think we have defined you, then stop here and make some shit up, It will be far more interesting for everyone.”
Leela and Ellie Grace will be doing a local show before heading off to the wilds of Canada. They’ll be at Artichoke Music on Oct 10th.
Leela and Ellie Grace in Concert at Artichoke Music in Portland, OR!
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009
Time: 8:00 p.m. (doors at 7:30)
Location: Backgate Stage at Artichoke Music (3130 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR)
More info: 503-232-8845, [email protected], or www.leelaandelliegrace.com
Tickets: $10 at the door only. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
This will be Leela and Ellie’s first full evening concert in Portland since Leela moved here over 2 years ago. Don’t miss this rare opportunity. Come help the sisters kick off their 2-week Canadian concert tour!
A big gathering for a tiny suggested price, on Fri Oct 2nd at 9pm over at the Circadia Arts Center:
orryelle defenestrate bascule
new red sun
paintings for animals
sleeping with the earth
cult of zir