William Blake Lodge brings you another weekend-long Gnostic Mass marathon, with workshops, classes and meals! Join friends you’ve known for years, and ones you’ve yet to meet for a jam packed weekend of Masses, Classes and Workshops, framed in an environment of fraternal fun. Bring your friends, bring your lovers, bring your Brothers and Sisters and show us how you do Mass at your local body, learn how others do it in theirs, or team up with people from other bodies and experience doing the Gnostic Mass with a whole new team. Register today!
On Saturday, May 5, Jason Miller will present a full day of classes at William Blake Lodge in the Valley of Baltimore. Presentations include “Read Tarot Like A Fortune Teller, Not An Esoteric Twaddle Pusher,” “Spirits and Sensibility: A Sane Approach To Having Invisible Friends,” and “Leveling Up: How to Advance Your Craft and Stop Pissing About.” Miller is the author of The Sorcerer’s Secrets, Protection & Reversal Magick, The Elements of Spellcrafting, Financial Sorcery, and the Strategic Sorcery Blog. He will have several of his books available for sale on site.
William Blake Lodge is located in the historic five-story red brick Cambridge Building, built in 1925 to house clothing manufacturing businesses. The building has become a thriving urban arts and small retail center housing 35 vibrant businesses including Winecream, A1 Jukebox, and Cedar and Cotton. The lodge is located in Carrollton Ridge, an ethnically diverse residential neighborhood of South Baltimore.
Sun. April 15, 2018: Hekate Ritual (Open)
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.
Sat. Apr. 28, 2018: Thelemic Movie Night
(Open to WBL members and their invited guests)
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.
Washington Post: Lifestyle
This Life: For this witch, Wicca is about personal responsibility and growth
David Salisbury started practicing witchcraft when he was 12 years old. He says Wicca helps him feel more in touch with his fate. See this fascinating closeup in the Washington Post!
Did you know that members of WBL are Active in posting articles for Zero = Two, the Official Blog of the OTO USA? Check it out to see interesting posts on Thelemic topics such as Leaping Laughter’s recent successful sortie to the Twin Cities Pride Festival or the possibility that Aliester Crowley served as a technical consultant on the 1916 film “The Mysteries of Myra.”
Check it out at http://zeroequalstwo.net/
Our Lodge is named after artist, writer, poet & mystic, William Blake, whose work provides a legacy reminding us that the core concepts within Thelemic philosophy have been with us far longer than merely a century, and that some of its greatest proponents lived and died long before 1904 e.v.
The Gnostic Catholic Church or E.G.C., in fact, recognizes William Blake as a notable link in that historic chain transmitting the light of the gnosis throughout the ages, and has canonized him as a gnostic saint.