Feast of Saint Jacob Boehme, Gnostic Mass, Class – Sun Nov 17, 2019

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.

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

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