Manifest Your Best Life with Misha Stewart (Open)

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Join Misha Stewart at William Blake Lodge and learn how to create a Vision Board!

Do you know what a Vision Board is? It’s a way to manifest your dream life! 

When you make a Vision Board you get clear on what you want to create in your life. Once you get clarity, you select images from magazines and paste them on a poster board. Seeing this board each day aligns your brain with the outcomes that you want to attract. 

It sounds pretty simple, and yes, there is a process to make your vision board more powerful! Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Carey, and Beyoncé all swear by Vision Boards, so why doesn’t EVERYBODY create vision boards? Presenter Misha Stewart says, “In my experience as a coach and mentor, most of us never make the time. My clients frequently tell me they are pushed for time. What I’ve seen over and over is that we let our busy lives keep us, well… Busy and distracted. It’s time to change that!”

This event is a full day immersion for you to focus on your authentic life, core clarity, and ideal outcomes. 10:30am-6:30pm — Please arrive no earlier than 10:00am and no later than 10:25am. $75 admission; $70 for dues-current WBL members

Email Misha@mishastewart.com to register. Due to the deep nature of this work, only 15 spaces are available. (They’ll fill up fast!)

Halloween Myth & Magic (Open)

Jack O Lantern

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 5:30pm, join us for a great presentation by William Blake Lodge member David Salisbury. David has been presenting on Halloween lore in this talk for nearly 10 years. His forthcoming book ‘Witchcraft Activism’ will be published by Weiser Books in early 2019.

As one of the oldest still-observed holidays in the western world, Halloween or “Samhain” has managed to survive and thrive throughout the ups and downs of the past 2,000 years. While a religious observance to some and a secular party to others, Halloween has acquired an amazing ability to adapt to its cultural surroundings in ways that no other holiday or feast day can match.

In this brief talk, learn the global timeline of the holiday along with its lore, symbols, and curious myths. From the blazing bonfires of the Celts to the rambunctious pranks of youth, don your cloak as we fly through the rich celebrations of the beloved dead.

$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members.
Please arrive no earlier than 5:00pm and no later than 5:20pm (or stay after the Gnostic Mass).

John Waters: Indecent Exposure (Open)

Divine in ecstacy

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00pm, join us at the Baltimore Museum of Art to see the first retrospective of famed filmmaker John Waters’s visual arts career in his hometown of Baltimore. This exhibit will show more than 160 provocative photographs, sculptures, videos and sound works. The exhibition concludes with a resource gallery of 1960s film footage presented in peep-show format and a selection of objects from Waters’s home and studio that inspire his art. Please meet us no later than 2:00pm at the information desk just inside the historic entrance. 

Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

Reserve tickets here.

Learn more about John Waters: Indecent Exposure.

Samhain Dumb Supper (Open)

An altar to the dead

“…a feast for life and a greater feast for death!” AL II:41

The Dumb Supper is an old Victorian tradition that comes from the peak of the spiritualist movement in the late 19th and early 20th century Europe. Traces of dining with the dead go back for a millennia and can be found in the Celtic, Scandinavian, Saxon, Southeast Asian, and Mexican peoples.

The Wiccan tradition of the Dumb Supper (also called the “Red Meal” in Traditional Witchcraft) consists of a potluck dinner that is eaten in complete and total silence. Each person should bring a dish that is either important to your family or a favorite food of a beloved deceased person. Once all the food is prepared and everyone is seated, the meal commences in silence at the toll of a bell. During the time of silence, you may eat your meal and then commune with the spirits of your beloved ones if you finish early.

After the supper, we’ll lighten the mood by celebrating the Halloween season with music and fun.

Please bring:

  • A dish to share: The favored food of one who has passed on, or a food traditional to your family or culture.<\li>
  • Wine if you plan to imbibe.
  • Photos and/or mementos of your beloved dead for the ancestor altar

Suggested attire: Black robes preferred but general all-black attire is ok, too.

Frederick Pagan Pride Day

Frederick Pagan Pride Day

Sat. Sep. 15, 2018
10:00am-5:00pm

William Blake Lodge will be one of many fine vendors at Frederick Pagan Pride, offering Turkish coffee readings, tarot readings, bath salts, spell kits, magical oils, shower whip, and registration for upcoming events. The event is free, but Frederick CUUPS the group organizing and staffing Frederick Pagan Pride Day) is collecting non-perishable food donations in place of admission for The Foodbank Program operated by the Frederick Community Action Agency. Please bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate. You can learn more at the Frederick Pagan Pride website. If you would like to help staff the WBL vendor table, please email contact@williamblakeoto.org; all proceeds from the table go to support William Blake Lodge’s building and outreach activities.
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, 4880 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick, MD 21703

Spaghetti Monster Dinner (Open)

The flying spaghetti monster

Sat. Sep. 22, 2018, 6:30pm
All you can eat spaghetti, irreverent fun, and a chance to help fund our outreach efforts!
Pirates vs. Ninjas. A silent auction. A donation bar.

Family-friendly activities: coloring the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and Pin the Noodly Appendage on the Spaghetti Monster.

Wear your finest strainer or dust mop on your head and/or costume as a pirate or a ninja. There will be a strainer hat competition!

Bring your friends! Invite the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

Please arrive no earlier than 6:00pm and no later than 6:20pm
$15 admission; $10 for dues-current WBL members; kids under 12 eat free

Hekate Ritual (Open)

Sun. April 15, 2018: Hekate Ritual (Open)
5:30pm
Please arrive no earlier than 5:00pm and no later than 5:20pm.
Join us as we celebrate a ritual calling upon Hekate using names drawn from ancient magical texts. We will call upon this powerful goddess to draw on the power of the Titanic force of Hekate and Helios associated with powerful magical figures of antiquity. Please wear a ritual robe, preferably black, for this event.
$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members.
Note: Admission fee waived for first time visitors.

Thelemic Movie Night

A scene from Inauguration of the Pleasure DomeSat. Apr. 28, 2018: Thelemic Movie Night
(Open to WBL members and their invited guests)
7:30pm
Please arrive no earlier than 7:00pm. $5 requested donation will help fund the WBL booth at Capital Pride. Please bring snacks or beverages to share! Join us to hang out and watch movies with Thelemic ideas embodied within. Some will be serious, and some will be silly, but all will embody Thelema in some way. Location: Private home, Hagerstown, Maryland. RSVP for directions. Free street parking is available nearby. Crash space is available by request, and we can also provide you with local taxi/uber and hotel information. Please don’t drink and drive.