Sat. Mar. 31 – Sun. Apr. 1, 2018: Lectures & Luau with Special GuestSpeaker & Tiki Punch Curator David Shoemaker (Open)
Learn more about Dr. Shoemaker’s latest books and/or buy signed copies! Enjoy abreak from the Winter doldrums with limbo, cocktails, and more!
Early registration (through February 28, 2018): $45; $40 for dues-currentWBL members
Regular registration (through March 17, 2018): $55; $50 for dues-currentWBL members
On site registration registration rates to be announced, if available.
Prices include lunch, snacks and dinner. Luau and Gnostic Mass are included in the pre-registrationprice.
Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. He has been a member of O.T.O. and A∴A∴ since 1993, and he has many years of experience training students in these traditions.
He is the Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, California, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as the Most Wise Sovereign of Alpha Chapter, and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of O.T.O. David was the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and is a frequent speaker at national and regional O.T.O. events. He is also a member of the U.S. Grand Lodge Initiation Training and Planning committees, and he serves as an Advanced Initiation Trainer.
David’s popular “Living Thelema” podcasts have appeared regularly since 2010, and his widely praised Living Thelema book was published in 2013. David's latest book, The Winds of Wisdom, contains a full record of his scrying of the Thirty Enochian Aethyrs.
Saturday, March 31
12:00 Noon: Doors Open, Check In, Lunch Served
1:00pm: Scrying the Enochian Aethyrs
The system of Enochianmagick, developed by John Dee and Edward Kelley in the late 1500s, hasfascinated magicians across the centuries. In this stimulating and interactiveworkshop, noted magician and teacher Dr. David Shoemaker will leadparticipants through the practical steps necessary to work with one importantaspect of the Enochian system: The Thirty Aethyrs. Attendees will be able toparticipate in an actual “scrying” session to obtain their own visions of theseastral realms, with plenty of time for questions and other discussion.
3:00pm The Legacy of Karl Germer
Karl Germer was AleisterCrowley’s successor as head of A∴A∴ and Outer Head of theOrder of Ordo Templi Orientis. His legacy, however, is mostly known through thework of his students and confidantes. Little has been published about the life,teachings, and spiritual experiences of this most dedicated Thelemite. In aneffort to shed some light upon this Germer's life’s work, Dr.David Shoemaker has recently co-edited a book of selected lettersfrom a lifetime of correspondence.
In this presentation David will discuss various letters exchanged between KarlGermer and such Thelemic luminaries as Jane Wolfe, Phyllis Seckler, JackParsons, William Talbot Smith, and others. The discussions range from themundane to the mystical, including the politics and intrigues surrounding AgapeLodge of O.T.O., the publishing of various works of Aleister Crowley, thephilosophy of Thelema, and much more. This discussion will present a new visionof the true role of Karl Germer in the advancement, and even the survival, ofThelema as we know it.
7:00pm Luau begins, dinner served
Shake away the winter doldrums with our almost-annual tropical theme party!Limbo contest! Tarot Card Readings! Games! Food! Donation bar with specialcocktails by Dr. David Shoemaker, our visiting Tiki Punch Curator!
On site registration for Luau only: $25; $20 for dues-current WBL members.
Sunday, April 1
4:30pm Gnostic Mass
Congregants should arriveno earlier than 4:00pm and no later than 4:20pm
Mass officers should arrive at 3:00pm
$10 admission; free fordues-current WBL members.
Mass Team: Tau Iatromantis, Soror Madimi, TBA, TBA, TBA