Bathroom Prep Day Sun – 6 Oct, 2019 4-8PM

Potluck dinner/drinks/snacks and labor to make the Lodge Massapalooza ready

Event Description:

The shower floor is laid and should be tiled before October 6, 2019.  We need 3 -4 people to assist with the greenboard and possibly other prep steps to make the bathroom company ready.  If we have extra hands there is usually other prep work as well.  

Main Goal:  Get the drywall hung and prepped to take marine paint or tile. 

Other work (If not accomplished in earlier work sessions):

·         Prepping the bathroom to take paint (sanding and spackling and sanding again as needed)

·         Touching up the paint on the brick wall

·         Washing the library floor

·         Sewing of new house robes

·         Prepping the kitchen to take paint (sanding and spackling and sanding again as needed)

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Cakes of Light Baking & Massapalooza Prep Day Sat – 28 Sep, 2019 10AM – 4PM

·        Please Bring:  Potluck lunch/drinks/snacks and labor to make the Lodge Massapalooza ready

Event Description: 

Massapalooza is a large event where the Mass and similar rituals are performed by various mass teams.  William Blake Lodge hosts guests during this time and it is an opportunity to put our best foot forward.  In order to prepare for the big day a number of large tasks need to be done.  Many hands make light work and there are tasks for all skill levels and energies.

Main Goal:  Bake Cakes of Light supply for numerous masses.  If you have personal Cake of Light baking needs, we can fold those in as well.  No Baking Experience needed!  We will teach.  We have recipes!  We will bake all of the needed glute free ones and then move to gluten containing cakes to avoid cross contamination.

Other work:  

·         Touching up the paint on the brick wall

·         Washing the library floor

·         Sewing of new house robes

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Lodge Meeting, Gnostic Mass, Town Hall and Training: Sun – 15 Sep, 2019

Lodge Meeting: Please arrive no earlier than 12:30pm and no later than 12:55pm. Join us in making plans for future Lodge activities! Please bring a lunch dish or snacks to share.
Gnostic Mass: Please arrive no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 3:20pm
Baptism and/or confirmation available today by advance request. Please email contact@williamblakeoto.org to request either sacrament$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members.
Note: admission fee waived for first-time visitors. If this is your first time at a Gnostic Mass, it’s a good idea to read the ritual ahead of time, so you’ll have some idea of what to expect. You can also watch a video 93 Impressions of a Gnostic Mass, or a video of the full Gnostic Mass.
Mass Team: TBA

Town Hall and Training: 5:30pm Please arrive no earlier than 5:00pm and no later than 5:20pm.
Do you want to be part of the leadership of William Blake Lodge? We want you! Let’s talk about your interests and talents, and how you’d like to contribute to WBL’s overall success. Learn how officers use social media to spread news about Lodge events and activities, and how you can help! Training on Google Calendar, Meetup, Twitter, Facebook, Slack and more. This event is free, but please bring a potluck contribution so nobody goes hungry.
Facilitators: Sr. Atara and Fr. Von Hohenheim

UTOS Service for the Spirits of Tenacity – Sat – 5 Oct, 2019

Please arrive no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 3:30pm.
$15 admission

What to bring to a Universal Temple of Spirits Service:

The spirit you’d normally call upon for tenacity. We’ve had monotheists, polytheists, pluralists, and animists (yes, simultaneously) at our events. So long as they are willing, for the service at least, to play nice with others in a pantheistic setting, they are welcome. Also, this Spirit should have a name and/or a relationship with you and be someone you and others would actually want to meet.

  • A design for them (if you have none, meditate on this ahead of time, research it, or ask us)
  • A song for them (ditto)
  • A potluck dish/drinks to share, with a list of ingredients
  • Feel free to bring altar items and decorations, such as flowers, etc.
  • Drums, if you drum
  • A donation of $15

Hekate Ritual (Ages 18+ Only): Sat – 9 Nov, 2019 – 5:00 – 10:00PM

Please arrive no earlier than 4:30pm and no later than 4:50pm.
$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members…

Eclectic High Priest Witch Crimson Corvus Luna will lead a Hekate Ritual full of Chants, Singing, Dancing and Drumming. Followed by a potluck feast. This ritual focuses on the Hekatean Witchcraft Wheel of the Year, November 1 is for honoring the past, notably the dead, our Ancestors, leaving October 31 for a celebration of witchery and perhaps for the final harvest. The actual dates don’t matter as much, but the three major roles of Hekate suited for this sabbat can all be included in our practices and rituals…

Come join us and our Ancestors in the cycle of death-life-rebirth at the heart of witchcraft, especially the Hekatean variety. Hekate, as an Underworld Goddess, has many roles that can help us achieve the knowledge of mysteries and experience rebirth. The ritual is designed to be performed around the middle of November (particularly on Hekate’s Night) and begins the transformation process through the death of what no longer serves us. This marks the entrance into the Underworld. On the Night of Hekate of the Crossroads (November 30), the threshold between the outer levels of the Underworld can be crossed so that we can retrieve pieces of our souls that have separated from our embodiment due to trauma. Soul retrieval is also done in order to gain insight into our life’s mission. Hekate as Psychopompe will guide us through this crossroads towards our soul, and ultimately, our truth. Finally, on the Winter Solstice, this cycle is complete through rebirth. We emerge from the Underworld connected to our purpose and our witchery…

Please plan to come dressed in your Best Witchy Attire… (Have fun with it.)
Theme Colors are Black, Purple and Orange…

Bring your Besom (Witch Broom) as well…

Please bring if you would like a Photo or Trinket that represents your Ancestor to place on the main Altar…

Adults only…

Please bring an Ancestral dish for the potluck feast…
If you plan to imbibe, bring an adult beverage to share…