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. 12, 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

Details Price Qty
Early Registrationshow details + $40.00 (USD)  
Early Registration, WBL Membersshow details + $35.00 (USD)  
Regular Registration, WBL membersshow details + $40.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 21, 2019
Regular Registrationshow details + $50.00 (USD)   Goes On Sale
September 21, 2019


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Spirit Possession Rituals: Safety and Consent

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Handout from Unconference Presentation and Roundtable at Notocon XII 2 August, 2019. A summary of Lessons Learned regarding Safety and Consent in Spirit Possession Rituals.

William Blake Lodge Newsletter Volume 3 January 2009

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William Blake Lodge Newsletter Volume 3 January 2009

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William Blake Lodge Newsletter Volume 1 June 2008

William Blake Lodge Newsletter Volume 2 September 2008

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Volume 2 September 2008
Summer Solstice – Autumnal Equinox

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

Sacred Smoke: Sun – 13 Oct, 2019

P lease arrive no earlier than 2:30pm and no later than 2:55pm.
Admission to this event is free.

Aromatherapist and long-time herbalist Amy Blackthorn’s Sacred Smoke: Clear Away Negative Energies and Purify Body, Mind, and Spirit is a clear and contemporary guide exploring the ritual use of smoke and scents to cleanse the energies of mind, body, and home. This book offers the essential tools for creating sacred space—a safe space free of negative energies—using herbs, incense, smoke, and other practices. In this presentation, Blackthorn demonstrates ways to get started on your practice of purification and cleansing, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Books and herbal tea will be available for sale.

Please note that the demo will include cleansing smoke, which may be prohibitive for people with uncontrolled respiratory disorders.

Facilitator: Sr. Atara