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


Hekate Ritual (Ages 18+ Only): Sat – 9 Nov, 2019 – 5:00 – 10:00PM

Please arrive no earlier than 4:30pm and no later than 4:50pm.
$10 admission; free for dues-current WBL members…

Eclectic High Priest Witch Crimson Corvus Luna will lead a Hekate Ritual full of Chants, Singing, Dancing and Drumming. Followed by a potluck feast. This ritual focuses on the Hekatean Witchcraft Wheel of the Year, November 1 is for honoring the past, notably the dead, our Ancestors, leaving October 31 for a celebration of witchery and perhaps for the final harvest. The actual dates don’t matter as much, but the three major roles of Hekate suited for this sabbat can all be included in our practices and rituals…

Come join us and our Ancestors in the cycle of death-life-rebirth at the heart of witchcraft, especially the Hekatean variety. Hekate, as an Underworld Goddess, has many roles that can help us achieve the knowledge of mysteries and experience rebirth. The ritual is designed to be performed around the middle of November (particularly on Hekate’s Night) and begins the transformation process through the death of what no longer serves us. This marks the entrance into the Underworld. On the Night of Hekate of the Crossroads (November 30), the threshold between the outer levels of the Underworld can be crossed so that we can retrieve pieces of our souls that have separated from our embodiment due to trauma. Soul retrieval is also done in order to gain insight into our life’s mission. Hekate as Psychopompe will guide us through this crossroads towards our soul, and ultimately, our truth. Finally, on the Winter Solstice, this cycle is complete through rebirth. We emerge from the Underworld connected to our purpose and our witchery…

Please plan to come dressed in your Best Witchy Attire… (Have fun with it.)
Theme Colors are Black, Purple and Orange…

Bring your Besom (Witch Broom) as well…

Please bring if you would like a Photo or Trinket that represents your Ancestor to place on the main Altar…

Adults only…

Please bring an Ancestral dish for the potluck feast…
If you plan to imbibe, bring an adult beverage to share…

Spirit Possession at Notocon XII

Could it be…Satan? Nah, it’s
Buné! Know your Goetia Kids!

WBL members James Gordon and Rebecca Doll presented at the Unconference track at Notocon XII on “Spirit Possession Rituals: Safety and Consent – Lessons Learned,” drawing on several years of experience with rituals at WBL OTO, Azul Nox, and working with UTOS and other local groups.

The complete Handout and Notes are presented below. The Handout includes a history of spirit possession as a core element of religion dating back to 70,000 BCE, its relevance to Thelema, and a breakout of lessons learned concerning the safety of Attendees and Mediums.