Massapalooza: Fri – 18 Oct, 2019

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Friday 18 October – Sunday 20 October, 2019

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.

Massapalooza 2019: A Weekend of Fraternity and Gnosis

a gold chaliceWilliam 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.

Early Registration (through Sep. 20, 2019): $40 per person; $35 for dues-current WBL members
Late Registration (Sep. 21 – Oct. 16, 2019): $50 per person; $40 for dues current WBL members
On site registration: $65 full weekend; $30 single day.

Schedule subject to revision as the date draws closer. Register today!

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER
6:00pm Doors Open; snacks served
7:00pm Gnostic Mass
9:00pm Gnostic Mass or Workshop
11:00pm Gnostic Mass

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER
9:00am Doors Open; breakfast served
10:00am Gnostic Mass or Class
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Gnostic Mass or Class
3:30pm Gnostic Mass
6:00pm Go out for dinner
9:00pm Gnostic Mass (Closed to 0°)
11:00pm Gnostic Mass  (Closed to 0°)

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER
10:00am Doors Open; brunch served
11:00am Gnostic Mass
1:00pm Break
2:00pm Gnostic Mass
4:00pm Cleanup/Closing


Feast of Saint Jacob Boehme, Gnostic Mass, Class – Sun Nov 17, 2020

Lodge Meeting 2:00 –Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:55pm. Join us in making plans for future Lodge activities! Please bring a lunch dish or snacks to share.

Gnostic Mass: 4:00 –Please arrive no earlier than 3:30pm and no later than 3:50pm
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

Jakob Böhme 6:00 – A discussion of the life and thought of Jakob Böhme the 16th century mystic and writer who brought an neoplatonist and alchemical influence to Protestant Christianity. A strong influence on anti-authoritarian movements and Rosicrucians, Böhme is a Saint of the Gnostic Canon.

The 4th Annual Midwinter Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball – Sat Jan 18, 2020

FREDERICK MD CUUPS EVENT!

Saturday, January 18th, 7 pm – 12 am (Snow date of January 25th)

Join Frederick CUUPS for a Masquerade Ball as we dance into the night with the Winter Court of Faerie, rulers of the dark season! Please come in a wintry costume as we revel and celebrate the darkest time of the year with the Good Folk of the Winter Court.

Attractions include:

~Winter Faery Market – Vendor information below

~Dancing to Music by The Dapper DJs

~Performance by Tribal Belly Dance Troupe Amandari

~Costume Contest: Best Group, best Unseelie Court faery, best Seelie Court faery, best Winter Faery, best Couple

Faery and Fantasy Attire, Masks or Elaborate Makeup Encouraged

7 pm – 12 am, 21+, BYOB
No entry after 10 pm
Tickets:
$45 by December 21st
$50 after if any remain (only 200 available)

Reading of the Book of the Law, 3rd Chapter – Rah Hoor Khu Reception – Fri Apr 10, 2020

$15 admission; $5 for dues-current WBL members.
Join us Friday evening to celebrate the last of the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law. We’ll have a group reading, horus d’ouvres, themed cocktails available from our donation bar, and other entertainments. More details coming soon. Please save the date!
Facilitator: Sr. Atara

Feast of Jacques de Molay (obsv.), Gnostic Mass, Lodge Meeting – Sun 22 Mar, 2020

Lodge Meeting 2:00 – Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:55pm. Join us in making plans for future Lodge activities! Please bring a lunch dish or snacks to share.

Gnostic Mass 4:00: Please arrive no earlier than 3:30pm and no later than 3:50pm
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

Feast of Jacques de Molay 6:00:  discussion and possible dining out or potluck, details TBA

Feast of Saint Giordano Bruno, Gnostic Mass, Lodge Meeting – Sat Feb 16, 2020

Lodge Meeting 2:00 – Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:55pm. Join us in making plans for future Lodge activities! Please bring a lunch dish or snacks to share.

Gnostic Mass 4:00 – Please arrive no earlier than 3:30pm and no later than 3:50pm
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

Class TBA:

Gnostic Mass, Lodge Meeting, and Class – Sun Jan 19, 2020

Lodge Meeting 2:00 – Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:55pm. Join us in making plans for future Lodge activities! Please bring a lunch dish or snacks to share.

Gnostic Mass 4:00 – Please arrive no earlier than 3:30pm and no later than 3:50pm
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

Winter Solstice Potluck and Gift Exchange, Gnostic Mass, and Lodge Meeting – Sun Dec 22

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: TBAJ