Thelema Lodge Calendar for January 1987 e.v.
Thelema Lodge Calendar
for January 1987 e.v.The viewpoints and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of OTO or its officers.Copyright © O.T.O. and the Individual Authors, 1987 e.v.
Ordo Templi Orientis
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA
January 1987 e.v. at Thelema Lodge Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Lodge Members and Officers
This Month at Thelema Lodge
Magick in Theory and Practice: Owing to the flu, the final meeting scheduled
for December was converted into a special class on ritual. Bill is back in
January to conclude the series with the last of the Theory Chapters from the
Book and to lead a discussion on points of interest.
Egyptiana: This month Ebony will elaborate on modern rituals designed by
Crowley and the Golden Dawn after Ancient Egyptian Ritual.
Enochiana: David's class this month is on Enochian Grammar. It will cover the
finer points of pronunciation, construction and communication.
Stellar Visions: Stellar Visions has a new addition to its book list. The Ritual of Eleusis -- complete with Swinburn & 963 excerpts. A portion of the
proceeds from book sales goes to Thelema Lodge. Also in January, Stellar
Visions will have Planetary and Astrological oils available. With any luck,
Abramelin Oil will be available (yes, we have found a supplier of real
Lodge Recycling: Thelema Lodge is now recycling ALUMINUM CANS and GLASS
BOTTLES and making $'s toward rent doing it! If you'd like to donate cans or
bottles, please bring them by. Help us with the recycling January 17th at 10
Lodge Cleanup Dates: Mondays in January will be Lodge Clean-up Dates. If
you've got the time, we could use the help! Current projects include:
Yardwork & cleanup, Household and Temple cleaning, and Roof Repair. If you
are skilled in any of these areas, please contact us.
Guest Policy: Participants in December's Lodge Meeting agreed on the
following Policy toward Guests: Guests may stay a total of six days at the
Lodge in any given month. "Incubation" in the Temple is limited to three
days. Guests will be required to wash dishes or perform some kind of
household chore daily during their stay. A donation of $5/day is suggested to
defray household expenses or one hour of work can be assigned for those less
financially endowed. Guesting at the Lodge is a privilege, not a right; and
is limited to available space. The Lodge naturally reserves the rights to
refuse, to cut short a stay and to maintain the Peace of the Temple. Advance
notice is usually needed to take advantage of the opportunity.
Note that the Guest Policy refers to members staying over, not to attendance
at Classes and Meetings. The Classes and Meetings are usually free of charge,
and open to anyone. Meetings closed to the general public include Initiations
and special events noted as limited to particular Degree O.T.O. members on the
Calendar. 80% of Thelema Lodge events are open to the public and free! Call
the listed phone number with an event to reserve attendance.
Hypatia and Abrahadabra
Starting this month Hypatia Camp becomes Alienated (meets at Dii Alieni Camp
location). Abrahadabra Camp will meet at Nur Alal Ufuck Oasis location in San
Francisco (see the notice page for more information).
on the move.
For the Record
Several complaints have recently been heard about a IVth Degree member
"pulling rank" on members of lower degrees. At this time, no formal written
complaint has been received; but O.T.O. policy needs to be stated for the
record. Membership in the higher or middle Degrees entitles the member to the
respect of common courtesy and symbolic regard. It does not accord any power
over the private actions and doings of others! If substantiated, charges of "pulling rank" lead to Suspension and Expulsion for the member seeking to
degrade the good name of the Order for personal aggrandizement. If you are
approached by a member in Higher Degree, and told that you have to obey him or
her for that reason alone, kindly inform the individual that such pomposity
belongs where the "Sun don't shine" --- and I do not mean the Sun of Midnight!
Officers of Official Bodies and Grand Lodge have powers in their respective
spheres, but such powers never include the right to interfere in the private
lives of O.T.O. members. Good Report in O.T.O. means fraternal behavior. It
does not signify an obligation to heed the braying of asses! If you have been
bothered by an O.T.O. member in such a fashion, please contact the Chancellor
of the Order, via Thelema Lodge. It is possible that the recent reports are
exaggerated; but, if there is a "rank puller" out there, and the matter is
serious enough, Grand Lodge would like to see the individual removed from
membership. O.T.O. is a Thelemic institution. Nobody has the right to tell
you what your Will is. If you are on private ground, you are your own master!
If you are visiting, the rules of the place must be reasonable. If need be,
the Order will mount a "Twitch Hunt" to find a bad apple.
The Magical Link
Because of a seasonal drop in submissions for publication, the Magical Link
will probably have a January-February double issue instead of two separate
issues for those months. Official Bodies of the Order, please help out the
New York Publications Officer! Report for the Magical Link is currently
optional, but you are the main-stay of the Order's regular publication. Send
in material for publication to the Agape Lodge New York address. Let's keep
the Link a full size and monthly publication. Short articles, reviews and
reports of local O.T.O. activity are needed.
In The Continuum.
I.T.C. is a publication of the College of Thelema and has been published
regularly at the Equinoxes for 13 years now. Information about the O.T.O. is
scattered throughout the issues of I.T.C. More information about the A A
can also be found in the issues of Vol. II, Nos. 5 & 9 and Vol. III, No. 5, as
well as in various other issues. Information about the College of Thelema can
be found in Vol. III, No. 2
There is a description of the symbolism of the Gnostic Catholic Mass and
instructions for presenting this ritual in Vol. II, No. 4 This issue of
I.T.C. has been invaluable to those interested in staging the Mass and has
been used by persons who have a remarkably good presentation of this ritual.
There is a table of contents in Vol. II, No. 10 and also a description of the
contents of each issue is being worked up which will show the subject matter
presented. Because there is a good deal of invaluable information in all of
the issues of In The Continuum it is still a good idea to try to collect all
the issues. In each issue there are writings by Crowley, some of which have
never been printed before, and some of which are necessary to the general
understanding of Thelema and some of which aid the student in his studies.
There are 10 issues in Vol. I, 12 issues in Vol. II and now 10 issues in Vol.
III. Each issue is $4.00, which covers the postage. The issues can be
collected at any rate and in any amount. We are happy to state that now there
are no gaps, and we can supply all of the issues desired. Please make checks
payable to Phyllis Seckler, and please write to P.O. Box 415, Oroville, CA
Coming in February
Tarot Divination: An eight to ten meeting series on Tarot Divination will
begin in February. Slides and instructional materials will be a part of the series, and readings will be done to demonstrate technique. the classes will
be on the two middle Wednesdays of each month, at 8PM. Attendance at all the
classes will provide basic and advanced training in interpretation of the
Cards as well as meditation technique. Over 30 different decks will be used,
and a number of different lay-outs will be presented, including: Celtic
Cross, Tree of Life, Mandala, Free Style, Single Card Technique and the
exhaustive 78 Card Over-Kill Reading. Each Class will feature a particular
approach to the subject: Introduction, Major Trumps, Minor Trumps, Court
Cards, Thoth Deck paintings and significance, and other topical classes. With Bill Heidrick.
at Thelema Lodge.
Events Calendar for January 1987 e.v.
|1/1/87||Selene Camp meetings most Fridays||Selene Camp|
|Boulder Creek, 8PM|
|1/4/87||Gnostic Mass at 6 PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/5/87||Clean Up Day||Thelema Ldg|
|1/6/87||Hypatia Camp meeting||Hypatia Cmp|
|1/7/87||Nefertiti Camp Gnostic Mass 8PM||Nefertiti C|
|1/11/87||Class for I and II Degree only 1PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/11/87||Gnostic Mass at 6 PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/12/87||Clean Up Day||Thelema Ldg|
|1/13/87||Exo-Psychology Guild and G.I.Gurjieff||Dii Alieni C|
|Birthday Party 6:30 PM|
|1/14/87||Magick in Theory and Practice 8PM||Thelema Ldg|
|(Last of Series) with Bill|
|1/16/87||Thelema Lodge meeting 8PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/16/87||Abrahadabra Camp meeting 8 PM||Abrahadabra C|
|1/17/87||Initiations: Ist - IIIrd degrees||Thelema Ldg|
|1/17/87||Recycle Trash Day 10 AM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/18/87||Gnostic Mass Class 1 PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/18/87||Gnostic Mass at 6 PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/19/87||Clean up and fix up date||Thelema Ldg|
|1/20/87||Enochiana Class: Enochian Grammar 8PM||Thelema Ldg|
|11/24/87||Agape Lodge OTO BOARD 4:18 PM Lola's||Grand Lodge|
|(Tentative, see GSG's Agenda)|
|1/25/87||Gnostic Mass at 6 PM||Thelema Ldg|
|1/26/87||Clean up and improvements||Thelema Ldg|
|1/26/87||Nur Alal Ufuk Oasis meeting||Nur Alal Ufuk O.|
|1/27/87||Class on Liber vel Reguli with Chris 8PM||Thelema Lodge|
|1/28/87||Egyptiana Class with Ebony Libers CXX||Thelema Lodge|
|and DCLXXI 8PM|
|1/30/87||Hypatia Camp meeting 8PM||Hypatia Camp|
|1/31/87||Minerval initiations||Thelema Lodge|
The viewpoints and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the
contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of OTO or its
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