Chilling Adventures at WBL — April 20

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5:00pm

Chilling Adventures At William Blake Lodge

April 20th is the Easter Vigil, or the Harrowing of Hell. It is the day when the Church is dead and Christ is in Hell.

Thus what better day for some heretical magic?

Join us for some fun, some education, some ritual and some blasphemy as we explore witchcraft and compare it with its very popular recent pop cultural appearance in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Afterward we will explore how art and ritual can intersect as we engage in a ritual touching on themes of Thelema and historical witchcraft using imagery and aesthetics drawn from Chilling Adventures.

5:00 – 6:30: Witches, the Devil, and Factual Fictions
6:30 – 8:00: A Path of Night Familiar (Ritual)
8:00: Feast of Feasts Potluck Party

Witches, the Devil, and Factual Fictions – In this class we will explore the nature of the Witches’ Devil and certain traditional ideas about witchcraft and compare them to depictions of witchcraft in the recent Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. When this series came out there were many who were upset about the campy cannibalistic Satanic witchcraft depicted in full 1950s southern church glam. Others enjoyed the grittier darker depiction of magic and witchcraft. Love it or hate it, Sabrina gave a new face to witchcraft in the popular high school supernatural drama genre. So in this class we’ll look at the magic in the show, and we’ll look at witchcraft and The Devil in historical European magic.

A Path of Night Familiar – a ritual which demonstrates the ability of art to provide inspiration for magic. We will explore Thelemic themes present in the magic of the Church of Night, conjure the Witches’ Devil and bind familiars in an act of authentic conspiratorial witchcraft drawing on contemporary artistic aesthetic and traditional historical magic.

A Feast of Feasts – We will celebrate our heresy with a potluck feast, drinks, and unholy fellowship. Join us as we live deliciously. Please bring a dish to share!

$20 admission; $10 for dues-current WBL members

Also earlier in the day, check out our event “Magic in a World of Spirits”


EGC Training — March 23

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Tau Asteria presents policies and practices surrounding Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass. A vital training for aspiring clergy!

There is no charge for this event, but it is recommended only for those who have been baptized into Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.) and who would like to learn more.

Please bring a snack or beverage to share!

2:00pm-5:00pm: Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:50pm.

Lee Harrington at William Blake Lodge – April 17-19, 2020

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Three Days of Initiatory Experience with Author and Spiritual and Erotic Authenticity Educator Lee Harrington – April 17-19, 2020

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The elements and practices of Sacred Kink are boundless… Spiritual seekers, erotic explorers, and sexual kinksters alike are drawn to the power of alternate states of consciousness. During the course of this three day immersive intensive, we will explore the Eightfold Paths of Sacred Kink through hands-on practices, hearts-open exercises, and rituals of energetic engagement. This weekend experience is a chance to awake the skin, embrace our breath, arouse creativity, laugh loud, purge pain, and release rhythm. We will further develop our natural abilities in an intimate group setting, learning how others have been traversing their erotic journeys as well. Join internationally known sexuality and spirituality educator, author and shaman, Lee Harrington, as we journey into the shadows of our passion, descend into desire, face our fears, and find the touchstones of our erotic authenticity along the way. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or have never delved into the depths of adventurous sex and personal truth, this immersive experience will expand your own path of Sacred Kink.

Lee Harrington Speaking

About Lee Harrington

Lee Harrington is an internationally known spiritual and erotic authenticity educator, gender explorer, eclectic artist and award-winning author and editor on erotic and sacred experience. He’s been traveling the globe teaching and talking about sexuality, psychology, faith and desire, and believes you deserve passion and connection in your life. Lee has been a passion instigator, academic, adult film performer, world class sexual adventurer, outspoken philosopher, polytheist priest/ess, kink/bondage expert, and has been blogging about sex and spirit since 1998. You can check out Lee’s adventures, as well as his regular podcast, tour schedule, free essays, videos, and more, over at PassionAndSoul.com.

Nonfiction Books by Lee Harrington

  • Queer Magic: Power Beyond Boundaries – Editor with Tai Fenix Kulystin
  • Sacred Kink: The Eightfold Paths of BDSM and Beyond – Author
  • Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities – Author
  • Shibari You Can Use: Japanese Rope Bondage and Erotic Macramé – Author
  • More Shibari You Can Use: Passionate Rope Bondage and Intimate Connection – Author
  • Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities – Author with the talented Mollena Williams

Register now!

Registration Note:  Please include an email so that you can receive the detailed questionnaire for the Intensive

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Summer Solstice – Autumnal Equinox

Gnostic Mass (Open)

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3:30pm Sunday, 20 January 2019
Please arrive no earlier than 3:00pm and no later than 3:20pm

Baptism and confirmation are available at every public Gnostic Mass. 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.

Aphrodite Ritual (Open to 18+) – Feb 2

Aphrodite in the Forest

5:00pm Saturday 2 February: Please arrive no earlier than 4:30pm and no later than 4:50pm.
$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members.
Eclectic Witch High Priest Crimson Corvus Luna will lead an Aphrodite Ritual followed by a potluck feast. The focus of the ritual will be to ask the Goddess for self-love, self-confidence, self-healing, and self-transformation. Please plan to wear black robes or all black formal wear.

Adults only! There will be nudity.

Please bring a dish for the potluck feast.

If you plan to imbibe, bring an adult beverage to share.

Colin Campbell on Thelema and Open House (Open) – 23 Feb

2:00pm Saturday, 23 February 2019: Please arrive no earlier than 1:30pm and no later than 1:50pm.
Join us for a discussion of Thelemic ethics and values led by Colin Campbell, followed by a potluck Open House. The Open House is a chance to learn more about Thelema and William Blake Lodge through informal conversations with members and officers. There is no monetary charge for this event, but we encourage contributions to the table or the bar.

Colin Campbell is the author of four books on magick, including The Magic Seal of Dr. John Dee: The Sigillum Dei Ameth, A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Offices of Spirits, and Of the Arte Goetia. He has given lectures across the country on both a local and national level, speaking a number of times at NOTOCON, the biannual conference of the Ordo Templi Orientis, of which he has been a member for seventeen years.