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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-10-12 17:00
Subject:Sun., Oct. 16: William Blake Lodge Fall Family Picnic
Security:Public

William Blake Lodge Fall Family Picnic
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Patapsco Valley State Park
RAIN OR SHINE!
12 pm - 7 pm
Set up begins at 11:00 am
Cost: $5 per adult. Kids and local dues current WBL members are free!
Note: Patapsco Park charges an additional $2 per person for park entry.

Enjoy friends, food, the crisp fall leaves and a fire around the fireplace.
Meet the officers and members of William Blake Lodge, ask questions and
find out more about us. The park offers hiking trails, playgrounds and
plenty of fresh air. We have a covered pavilion in case of rain.

Bring water and a food and beverage item a food and beverage item for yourself plus 5 other people. No alcohol.

Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Glen Artney Area, Pavilion #66.

Warning:
Directions acquired via online map sites based upon the park address
may lead you astray. Please use directions below for best results!

Directions:
From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow
Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on
the left.
From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to
South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left. From Howard County
follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto
South St. Park entrance is on the left.


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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-10-11 16:30
Subject:Sat. Oct. 15: Egyptian Underworld Ritual & Party
Security:Public

Journey into the Underworld Ritual & Halloween Party
Saturday, October 15, 2011
3:30 pm

Do
you notice the days getting shorter? Can you smell the decaying layers
of wet and dry leaves? Is the brisk morning air condensing on your
windows? Are you craving flavors of apple, pumpkin, potato and spice? Do
you feel the year winding down? Death awaits us all. What lies beyond?
Are you ready? What are your last words?

You loved this ritual
last year and now it's back! Death and Ma'at take you on a stroll into
the Underworld and feed your subconscious the rich taste of mortality.
To help us prepare for this ceremony, we kindly ask for you to RSVP by Thursday, October 13th. Death will be expecting you.

Halloween Party to follow!

DRIVING
DIRECTIONS UPDATE! Exit number 51 for Washington Blvd off I-95N will be
closed starting Oct.13th. Please plan an alternate route to William
Blake Lodge. Route 40 and Frederick Road are over land routes that will
take you into WBL's neighborhood.

RITUAL
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Doors open at 3:00 pm
$10 admission










Halloween Party
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Doors open at 6:30 pm
$5 admission
Donation bar - $3 suggested donation per drink

Don
a costume, listen to tunes, dance if you dare as we celebrate the fall
of the year. There will be munchies and bring your favorite form of
divination with you to trade.

William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Contact: master@williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:phoenix_glow
Date:2011-09-20 06:37
Subject:Fall Equinox with Turning Circle
Security:Public

Come join Turning Circle, the Pagan spirituality group with UUCC, to celebrate Mabon/Fall Equinox this Friday, Sept. 23. Midpoint between Summer Solstice and Winter Solstice, the day and night will hang in equal balance before we journey into the dark half of the year. Come celebrate the turning of the wheel of the year to fall as the nights grow long,and the days grow crisp and bright.

DATE: Friday, Sept. 23
TIME: 7:30-9:30 pm
WHERE: Owen Brown Interfaith Center
BRING: please bring food and drink to share for potluck after circle

Hope to see ya there!

_____________________

Directions to OBIC From Baltimore or Washington:


Take I-95 to MD Route 32, Exit 38B toward Columbia MD.
Take Exit 38B onto westbound Route 32 toward Columbia.
Exit onto Broken Land Parkway north toward Owen Brown.
You will pass Lake Elkhorn on your right.
Turn right at the traffic light onto Cradlerock Way south (south loop of Cradlerock.)
Make a left between the Shell gas station and McDonalds.
OBIC should be directly in front of you with plenty of free parking in front of the building.

NOTE: The Owen Brown Interfaith Center has two entrances, an upper and a lower one.
When you arrive, check the notice board in the upper entrance lobby for our room assignment.

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Poster:phoenix_glow
Date:2011-08-18 15:33
Subject:Drumming for Peace - 9/9/11
Security:Public

Please join Turning Circle and friends as we gather to honor the anniversary of 9/11 with Drumming for Peace in sacred space. We'll be meeting Friday, Sept. 9th at 7:30 pm at OBIC.

Bring your drums and rattles, or borrow ours. All levels of drummers
are most welcome to join in the drumming and chanting in shared
community!


Please also bring food and drink to share for our potluck after
circle, and money if you care to donate to our fall charity - The
Central Asia Institute. The CAI is a group dedicated to promoting peace
through improving the quality of life in remote villages throughout
Pakistan, Afghanistan, and surrounding areas.
Hope you can join us!!!
--------------------------------------------




Driving Directions for Owen Brown Interfaith Center:





Take I-95 to MD Route 32, Exit 38B toward Columbia MD.
Take Exit 38B onto westbound Route 32 toward Columbia.

Exit onto Broken Land Parkway north toward Owen Brown.
You will pass Lake Elkhorn on your right.
Turn right at the traffic light onto Cradlerock Way south (south loop of Cradlerock.)
Make a left between the Shell gas station and McDonalds.
OBIC should be directly in front of you with plenty of free parking in front of the building.


NOTE: The Owen Brown Interfaith Center has two entrances, an upper and a
lower one.
When you arrive,  check the notice board in the upper entrance
lobby for our room assignment.








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Poster:wizardluxas
Date:2011-08-03 02:56
Subject:Coven in Maryland, open to Dedicated..
Security:Public
Mood: cheerful



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look into...us..

http://Witchvox.com

Root of the Circle Witches or the other Chapters outside...

http://thewitcheshours.multiply.com look into the blog...

or seek me out... enjoy..

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-07-12 19:23
Subject:Magical Teas Class Tomorrow at William Blake Lodge!
Security:Public

Wed. July 13, 2011
Kitchen Witchery: Magical Teas
8:00-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission for non-members; $5 materials fee for dues-current WBL members

The kettle is ON tomorrow night at William Blake Lodge!

As part of our summer "kitchen witchery" series, you'll imbibe teas that stimulate your senses with flavors, scents and the essential magical properties of the substances they contain during this fun and creative class. Use teas in preparatory work, meditation, as a sacrament and as a spell. We will talk about magical correspondences, healthful properties, what is safe to consume and what is poisonous! We'll make and/or try:

Full Moon Water
Lover's Tea
Big Ass Lunar Ritual Tea (from my 2005 magical retreat)
A potion for luck

You’ll also get to experiment and create some teas to take home. Ingredients provided.

We hope to see you tomorrow.

William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Directions to the William Blake Lodge Temple:
95N to Washington Blvd. exit
Turn left onto Washington Blvd.
Turn left onto Monroe
Turn left onto Eagle
Turn right onto Pulaski
Red Brick Building on left side (Cambridge Building)
William Blake Lodge on 5th floor, suite B
Park on street.

Email: master@williamblakeoto.org

Website: http://www.williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-07-05 14:12
Subject:Tonight at William Blake Lodge - Ceremonial Hoodoo
Security:Public

Ceremonial Hoodoo
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
8:00 - 9:30pm

Doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission; free for dues-current members

There ain’t no magic like down home magic. Folk magic is an intrinsic part of magical culture, but is sometimes overlooked by ceremonial magicians despite its effectiveness. On the flip side, after the increased publication of magical works stemming from groups like the Golden Dawn and the Theosophical Society we see a dissemination of European ceremonial works into American folk magic culture. In this class we won’t be exploring the history of the blending of ceremonial magic and American folk magic, known as Hoodoo, but will present a series of techniques from both systems and ways to blend them to pack a more potent magical punch!


William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Directions to the William Blake Lodge Temple:
95N to Washington Blvd. exit
Turn left onto Washington Blvd.
Turn left onto Monroe
Turn left onto Eagle
Turn right onto Pulaski
Red Brick Building on left side (Cambridge Building)
William Blake Lodge on 5th floor, suite B
Park on street.

Email: master@williamblakeoto.org

http://www.williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-07-02 10:29
Subject:Tonight! Two Trees: The Hermetic and Hebrew Kabbalah - 7:30 pm
Security:Public

William Blake Lodge, O.T.O. presents..

Two Trees: The Hermetic and Hebrew Kabbalah (Open)

Sat. July 2, 2011
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission; free for dues-current members

Taught by Richard Kaczynski, PhD
Chair of the United States Grand Lodge Education Committee Kabblah Subcommittee

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE TONIGHT!


In the 1400s, the Jewish mystical system called the kabbalah split into two very different streams: The magical system taught by western mystery schools like the Golden Dawn, A.'.A,', and O.T.O.; and the rabbinical system found in works by Aryeh Kaplan, Benjamin Blech and the like. This talk will delve into both traditions: It will begin by covering how the kabbalah is treated in the west, including the essential tools and building blocks needed to get the most out of one's initiations and magical studies (including the Tree of Life, tarot, correspondences, and how these relate to banishing rituals and "Liber Resh"). Next, it will cover teachings and methods from the "kosher" kabbalah that are rarely discussed by western magicians, but which enrich and expand the practice of kabbalistic magick, including the Lurianic Tree of Life, meditative exercises from Isaac Luria to the early Chasidic mystics, kabbalistic sex magick, and equidistant letter sequences.


Directions, contact, etc.

http://www.williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-06-28 21:30
Subject:Infinite Stars Chapter Field Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Security:Public

Longwood Gardens Field Trip, Ritual and Tarot Trump Scavenger Hunt


hosted by Infinite Stars Chapter Rose Croix
Saturday, July 16, 2011

9:30am – 4pm

RAIN OR SHINE!

 

Exquisite flowers, majestic trees, an extravagant conservatory, a starlit theatre, fresh summer bounty, whimsical tree houses and thunderous fountains await you in magical Longwood Gardens, a horticultural showstopper where the gardening arts are encased in classic forms and enhanced by modern technology.

 

Infinite Stars Chapter welcomes you to an earthly manifestation of the sphere of beauty. This is a family-friendly event for OTO members and non-members alike. Be sure not to miss the impressive Italian Water Garden and delightful Children's Garden, a joy for all ages!

 

Cost:

$26 adults

$16 kids

Kids under 4 are free!

 

Pay at the Paypal links below or at a scheduled William Blake Lodge event.

 

The cost includes garden admission, continental breakfast and the Garden of Nemo aeythric ritual. Transportation and lunch are not included.

 

Refunds:

Full refunds for cancellations are available by July 11, 2011. We are unfortunately unable to extend refunds for cancellations received after this date (including no shows).

 

Schedule:

9:30am             Meet at main entrance for admission ticket. Don’t be late.

 

10:00am           Arrival and Continental Breakfast

                           Founder’s Room

 

10:30am           Orientation and the Garden of Nemo Aethyric Ritual

                           Founder’s Room

 

2:00pm           Informal Group Lunch

                         (Open seating, pay on own)

                         Terrace Restaurant


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Poster:damejenn
Date:2011-06-25 11:24
Subject:Thorn Coyle in Maryland, Oct. 8 & 9: "Your Divine Work"
Security:Public

T. Thorn Coyle
and Keepers of the Holly Chalice
present . . .

Your Divine Work
October 8th & 9th, 2011


          Many of us struggle with our daily, money-­‐earning work because we have a sense that there is bigger work that we are meant to be doing. Listen, now, to the calling of the earth and the stars: There is work that only you can bring to the world through your life, your dreams, your hands, your voice, your heart.  You make manifest this magic, and help weave the cosmos in all its shining beauty.
         What are you willing to risk in order to live the life your heart desires? How can you tune into your own divine nature and shape your destiny? Tap into spirit, sex, and life, and listen: What is the song of your soul? What is the longing pumping through your cells? What is your life's purpose and your True Will? How can you tune into your own divine nature and shape your destiny? Once we understand our Divine Work, our lives take on new energy, connection and significance: We are literally creating the cosmos.
         In this workshop, we will follow energy flow to see what feeds us  and what drains us, and do exercises to clear what we can, and to examine what still stands in our way. We will listen to deity, to life source, and to our own divine nature and ask the question "What is the work of this God? "
        Whatever the answer to this question-­‐a whisper or a shout --- we will take one more step into full power and liberation. We can bring the work we do into alignment with our soul's destiny and together, we can change this world and all the worlds. We can begin today.

Register online at  www.sacredwheel.org/khc  – Price: $145
Limit of 40 participants.
Contact Leanne if you have questions at
leanne@pemburn.com, or call 410-371-0419.

Blueberry Gardens
237 Ashton Road (Route 108)
Ashton MD, 20861

SPECIAL!
Both "Psychic Light" (In Delaware) and "Your Divine
Work" for $240

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-06-14 15:29
Subject:Thur. June 16, 2011: The Middle Pillar Ritual
Security:Public

Thur. June 16, 2011: The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm

$10 admission; free for dues-current members

Join us for a summer break Middle Pillar ritual series. The Middle Pillar intones divine names of god visualized within energy center of the body. Each month we will do a slight variation on the Middle Pillar ritual. Novice through advanced practitioners are welcome.


William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Directions to the William Blake Lodge Temple:
95N to Washington Blvd. exit
Turn left onto Washington Blvd.
Turn left onto Monroe
Turn left onto Eagle
Turn right onto Pulaski
Red Brick Building on left side (Cambridge Building)
William Blake Lodge on 5th floor, suite B
Park on street.

Email: master@williamblakeoto.org

Website: http://www.williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-06-06 10:00
Subject:Wed. June 8, 2011: Incense Making Class
Security:Public

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Magick 101: Incense Making Class

8:00-9:30pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
$20 for non-members; $5 materials fee for dues-current WBL members

Learn how to combine gums, herbs and woods to create your own incenses that add depth to ritual, use scents to awaken the higher mind and even allow a vehicle for entities to take shape. Magical correspondences will be discussed so you may custom-design scents for your own specific rituals. We'll make four great, common blends:

  • A solar incense
  • A lunar incense
  • A love incense
  • A conjuration incense
You’ll also create some blends to take home.

William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Directions to the William Blake Lodge Temple:
95N to Washington Blvd. exit
Turn left onto Washington Blvd.
Turn left onto Monroe
Turn left onto Eagle
Turn right onto Pulaski
Red Brick Building on left side (Cambridge Building)
William Blake Lodge on 5th floor, suite B
Park on street.

Email: master@williamblakeoto.org

Website: http://www.williamblakeoto.org
Livejournal: http://community.livejournal.com/williamblakeoto
FaceBook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8791083995
Twitter: https:/twitter.com/WilliamBlakeOTO
Yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/williamblakeoto
United States Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis: http://www.oto-usa.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-05-30 11:39
Subject:June 2011 William Blake Lodge Calrndar of Events
Security:Public

William Blake Lodge, O.T.O.
Calendar of Events
06/01/11

Website: http://www.williamblakeoto.org
Inquires: secretary@williamblakeoto.org
Phone: 248.885.9397

Unless otherwise indicated, all the following scheduled events take place at:
William Blake Lodge Temple:
208 South Pulaski St., Suite 5B
Baltimore, MD 21223

Members of the public may attend events listed as Open.
Only William Blake Lodge Members may attend events listed as Open to WBL Members.
Building access unavailable outside of event hours.


Thur. June 2, 2011: Aleister Crowley’s Magick: Liber ABA in Theory and Practice (Open to members; invitational to non-members)
Held at private residence. Please RSVP secretary@williamblakeoto.org for directions.
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission
This monthly gathering will work through the system of magick the way one of Aleister Crowley’s students might have, using the curriculum promoted by the Master himself.
________________________________________

Wed. June 8, 2011: Kitchen Witchery: Incense Making Workshop (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission for non-members; $5 materials fee for dues-current WBL members
Learn how to combine gums, herbs and woods to create your own incenses that add depth to ritual, use scents to awaken the higher mind and even allow a vehicle for entities to take shape. Magical correspondences will be discussed so you may custom-design scents for your own specific rituals. You’ll create some blends to take home.
________________________________________

Sat. June 11, 2011: Minerval Initiations (Closed to 0º)
12:00pm officer/initiate arrival
5:30pm candidate arrival
Deadline for applications is May 5, 2011.
If you are neither a candidate nor an officer, there is a $5 contribution.
________________________________________

Sun. June 12, 2011: IIº Initiations (Closed to IIº)
12:00pm officer/initiate arrival
2:30pm candidate arrival
Deadline for applications is May 5, 2011.
If you are neither a candidate nor an officer, there is a $5 contribution.
________________________________________

Thur. June 16, 2011: The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$10 admission
Join us for a summer break Middle Pillar ritual series. The Middle Pillar intones divine names of god visualized within energy center of the body. Each month we will do a slight variation on the Middle Pillar ritual. Novice through advanced practitioners are welcome.
________________________________________

Sat. June 18, 2011: Gnostic Mass (Open)
1:00pm; doors open 12:30pm
$10 admission

Sat. June 18, 2011: The History and Evolution of the OTO Minerval Initiation (Closed to 0º)
2:30pm, doors open at 2:00pm

Sat. June 18, 2011: Midnight at the Oasis: Minerval Symbolism (Closed to 0º)
3:30pm; there will be no doorkeeper

Sat. June 18, 2011: IIº Symbolism (Closed to IIº)

4:30pm; there will be no doorkeeper

Sat. June 18, 2011: Scanning Party (Open)

7:15pm; doors open at 7:00pm
Join us for socializing and service! WBL’s archives of Heaven and Hell are sadly incomplete. Join us to help scan old issues to preserve them for the future and make them accessible for future publication projects. While we take turns scanning the lodge will host a social night with food, drinks, and games in the meeting room. Have fun with your brothers and sisters while being of service to the lodge!
________________________________________

Sun. June 19, 2011: Summer Picnic (Open)

11:45am; set up begins at 11:00am
Food: Organized potluck, bring a food and beverage item for yourself plus 5 other people.
Cost: $5 admission per adult. Kids and local dues current WBL members are free!
Note: Patapsco Park charges an additional $2 per person for park entry.
Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Pavilion #66.
Warning: Directions acquired via online map sites may lead you astray. Please use directions below for best results!
Directions: From the Beltway (I-695) Take Rt. 1 (Exit 12-A) toward Elkridge. Follow Rt. 1 South about 3 miles to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left.
From I -95 take I-195 to Rt. 1 (Exit 3) toward Elkridge to South St. Turn right. Park entrance is on the left. From Howard County follow Rt. 1 through Elkridge and into Baltimore County. Turn left onto South St. Park entrance is on the left.
________________________________________

Sun. June 26, 2011: Business Meeting (Open to WBL members)
12:00pm-3:00pm; doors open at 11:40am

Sun. June 26, 2011: Solstice Ritual (Open)
3:30pm-5:30pm; doors open at 3:00pm
$10 admission
________________________________________

Sat. July 2, 2011: Two Trees: The Hermetic and Hebrew Kabbalah (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission
In the 1400s, the Jewish mystical system called the kabbalah split into two very different streams: The magical system taught by western mystery schools like the Golden Dawn, A.'.A,', and O.T.O.; and the rabbinical system found in works by Aryeh Kaplan, Benjamin Blech and the like. This talk will delve into both traditions: It will begin by covering how the kabbalah is treated in the west, including the essential tools and building blocks needed to get the most out of one's initiations and magical studies (including the Tree of Life, tarot, correspondences, and how these relate to banishing rituals and "Liber Resh"). Next, it will cover teachings and methods from the "kosher" kabbalah that are rarely discussed by western magicians, but which enrich and expand the practice of kabbalistic magick, including the Lurianic Tree of Life, meditative exercises from Isaac Luria to the early Chasidic mystics, kabbalistic sex magick, and equidistant letter sequences.
________________________________________

Tues. July 5, 2011: Ceremonial Hoodoo (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission
There ain’t no magic like down home magic. Folk magic is an intrinsic part of magical culture, but is sometimes overlooked by ceremonial magicians despite its effectiveness. On the flip side, after the increased publication of magical works stemming from groups like the Golden Dawn and the Theosophical Society we see a dissemination of European ceremonial works into American folk magic culture. In this class we won’t be exploring the history of the blending of ceremonial magic and American folk magic, known as Hoodoo, but will present a series of techniques from both systems and ways to blend them to pack a more potent magical punch!
________________________________________

Thur. July 7, 2011: Aleister Crowley’s Magick: Liber ABA in Theory and Practice (Open to members; invitational to non-members)
Held at private residence. Please RSVP secretary@williamblakeoto.org for directions.
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission
This monthly gathering will work through the system of magick the way one of Aleister Crowley’s students might have, using the curriculum promoted by the Master himself.
________________________________________

Wed. July 13, 2011: Kitchen Witchery: Magical Teas (Open)
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission for non-members
Imbibe teas that stimulate your senses with flavors, scents and the essential magical properties of the substances they contain. Use them in preparatory work, meditation, as a sacrament and as a spell. We will talk about magical correspondences, healthful properties, what is safe to consume and what is poisonous! You’ll create some teas to take home.
________________________________________

Sat. July 16, 2011: Field Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA (Open)
Hosted by Infinite Stars Chapter Rose Croix

Exquisite flowers, majestic trees, an extravagant conservatory, a starlit theatre, fresh summer bounty, whimsical tree houses and thunderous fountains await you in magical Longwood Gardens, a horticultural showstopper where the gardening arts are encased in classic forms and enhanced by modern technology. Many generations helped create Longwood Gardens, but one individual—Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), industrialist, conservationist, farmer, designer, impresario, and philanthropist—made the most enduring contribution.

Infinite Stars Chapter welcomes you to an earthly manifestation of the sphere of beauty. This is a family-friendly event for OTO members and non-members alike. Be sure not to miss the impressive Italian Water Garden and delightful Children's Garden, a joy for all ages!

Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square, PA, about 90 minutes from Baltimore. Participants should pack sunblock, sunglasses, a hat and water. Good walking shoes are a must! The cost of this trip will include garden admission, a ceremony and lunch. Additional details forthcoming. Fee.
http://www.longwoodgardens.org/
________________________________________

Tues. July 19, 2011: Conjuration of the Four (Open)
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$20 admission
The Elementals represent very basic operative manifestations of the elemental forces. They are described variously in the works of Paracelsus, the Comte de Gablais, and most famously amongst modern magicians in Rituel et Dogme de la Haut Magie by Levi. The four elemental prayers of ceremonial magic relate to Levi’s presentation of The Conjuration of the Four (elementals). We will explore the natures of these spirits as described in classical works, examine the prayers and ritual by which they are called and then engage in this ritual for the exploration of their nature directly. Come with your curiosity regarding the elements, and come with your white robe to delve deeply into the worlds of these spirits.
________________________________________

Thur. July 21, 2011: The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)

8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$10 admission
Join us for a summer break Middle Pillar ritual series. The Middle Pillar intones divine names of god visualized within energy center of the body. Each month we will do a slight variation on the Middle Pillar ritual. Novice through advanced practitioners are welcome.
________________________________________

Sun. July 24, 2011: Business Meeting (Open to WBL Members)
12:00pm-3:00pm; doors open at 11:40am

Sun. July 24, 2011: Gnostic Mass (Open)
3:30pm; doors open at 3:00pm
$10 admission

Sun. July 24, 2011: Class (Open)

5:30pm-7:30pm; doors open at 5:00pm
$20 admission
Topic: TBA
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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-05-18 22:54
Subject:Group Middle Pillar Ritual Tomorrow at 8 pm
Security:Public

TOMORROW!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)
8:00-9:30 pm; doors open at 7:30 pm
$10, free for dues-current members

Join us for a summer break Middle Pillar ritual series. The Middle Pillar
intones divine names of god visualized within energy center of the body. This is
an excellent centering ritual that opens awareness and calms the body. It is a
classic foundational ritual belongs in every magician's toolbox. Each month we
will do a slight variation on the Middle Pillar ritual.

Come banish, chant and center as group. Novice through advanced practitioners
are welcome.

William Blake Lodge Temple Location:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223
248.885.9397

Directions to the William Blake Lodge Temple:
95N to Washington Blvd. exit
Turn left onto Washington Blvd.
Turn left onto Monroe
Turn left onto Eagle
Turn right onto Pulaski
Red Brick Building on left side (Cambridge Building)
William Blake Lodge on 5th floor, suite B
Park on street.

Email: secretary@williamblakeoto.org

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-05-13 13:56
Subject:May 2011 William Blake Lodge Calendar of Events
Security:Public

William Blake Lodge, O.T.O.
Calendar of Events
5/01/11

Website: http://www.williamblakeoto.org 
Email:
secretary@williamblakeoto.org
Phone: 248.885.9397

Members of the public may attend events listed as Open.


Thursday, May 19
The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members
Join us for a summer break Middle Pillar ritual series. The Middle Pillar intones divine names of god visualized within energy center of the body. Each month we will do a slight variation on the Middle Pillar ritual. Novice through advanced practitioners are welcome.



Sunday, May 22
Business Meeting (Open to WBL Members)

12:00pm-3:00pm; doors open at 11:40am

Gnostic Mass (Open)
3:30pm
; doors open at 3:00pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members

EGC Discussion Group (Open)

5:30pm-7:30pm; doors open at 5:00pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members
Topic: Roderic Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, Gnostic Saint

Saturday, May 28
Astrology Class (Open)
12:00pm-3:00pm
; doors open at 11:40am
$20 admission; free for dues-current members.

Gnostic Mass (Open)
3:30pm
; doors open at 3:00pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members

Gnostic Movie Night (Open)
5:30pm; doors open at 5:00pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members

Viewing and discussion of “Rite of Mercury.” “Join in the splendor with us as Mercury and his officers invoke the Word, and he strives to impart the understanding of divinity. ... But will the players get the point before he gives up? ... And who will be chosen to take his place at the head of things? Come and find out how it goes down, and answer the age old question: Is it better to burn out than to fade away???”

 

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Poster:jennhudson1
Date:2011-04-24 18:28
Subject:May Sweat Lodge
Security:Public


When
: Saturday, May 21, 2011-  Arrive around 10am, we will prepare site before ceremony and then have the "inipi" or sweat lodge
Where: 20 minutes outside of Frederick, MD
Contact: Jenn (410) 227-5748 or jennhudson1@gmail.com
Website: www.standing-bear.org

What to Expect:
Sweat lodge is a ceremony performed for the purpose of prayer for help, health and healing. This ceremony is performed in a small lodge with heated stones and will be run with four doors. This means that the door of the lodge will be opened a total of four times during the ceremony, this honors the four directions. During each round, when the door is down, there are sacred songs, prayers are spoken and sometimes teachings are given.

What to Bring:
We suggest bringing towels for your use during and after the lodge (two typical bath towels is sufficient), a sarong or other attire to wear during the sweat, a gallon or two of water to help contribute to the ceremony and a thanksgiving offering for the Water Pourer.

Following the ceremony, we have a shared meal that is brought by those who attend and help with the ceremony. The communal meal is an important part of ceremonies. Please, do not leave the ceremony without thanking the Water Pourer, Singer and Fire-tender.

Donations/Wopila:
Standing Bear Community does not charge for Ceremonies. However, due to the obligations under which we work it is very helpful when people choose to make a donation. Money is always appreciated, it helps to pay for tarps, wood, gas for lawnmowers etc., but donations come in many different fashions; tobacco, sage, sweetgrass, tarps or blankets and helping out.

We respect that you come to Ceremony with an understanding of your spiritual path and traditions, our Ceremonies are not restricted to any specific religion, tradition or path. Ceremony is a way of life and a time for prayer. Pets, alcohol, and illegal substances are not allowed.
 


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Poster:phoenix_glow
Date:2011-04-09 09:28
Subject:Maypole dance and Potluck Picnic
Security:Public

Please join Turning Circle of UUCC for a Maypole dance and potluck picnic as we celebrate Beltane with dancing and feasting. The event is Sunday, May 1st at 12:30 pm to gather,and 1 pm to start. We'll be meeting at the field near the Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia MD.

No advanced knowledge or experienced is needed to dance a Maypole! Both kids and grown-ups are most welcome to jump right in, or stay on the sidelines to watch or add in the singing, drumming & rattle shaking!

Please bring food or drink to share for the potluck picnic, and any camp chair or blankets to sit on that you can spare. Drop-ins are most welcome!

In case of rain, we will move indoors at OBIC! Hope you can make it!

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Owen Brown Interfaith Center
7246 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD  21045
  1. Take I-95 to Route 32 West.
  2. Exit at Broken Land Parkway North (to the right).
  3. Proceed straight on Broken Land through the first signal at Snowden River Parkway.
  4. Make your next right at Cradlerock Way.
  5. Make a left just past the Sunoco gas station and prior to the McDonald's.
  6. The Owen Brown Interfaith Center will be on your left straight ahead of you.

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Poster:jennhudson1
Date:2011-03-22 12:09
Subject:April Sweat Lodge
Security:Public

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011 Arrive around 10am, we will prepare site before ceremony and then have the "inipi" or sweat lodge
Where: 20 minutes outside of Frederick, MD
Contact: Jenn (410) 227-5748 or jennhudson1@gmail.com
Website: www.standing-bear.org

What to Expect:
Sweat lodge is a ceremony performed for the purpose of prayer for help, health and healing. This ceremony is performed in a small lodge with heated stones and will be run with four doors. This means that the door of the lodge will be opened a total of four times during the ceremony, this honors the four directions. During each round, when the door is down, there are sacred songs, prayers are spoken and sometimes teachings are given.

What to Bring:
We suggest bringing towels for your use during and after the lodge (two typical bath towels is sufficient), a sarong or other attire to wear during the sweat, a gallon or two of water to help contribute to the ceremony and a thanksgiving offering for the Water Pourer.

Following the ceremony, we have a shared meal that is brought by those who attend and help with the ceremony. The communal meal is an important part of ceremonies. Please, do not leave the ceremony without thanking the Water Pourer, Singer and Fire-tender.

Donations/Wopila:
Standing Bear Community does not charge for Ceremonies. However, due to the obligations under which we work it is very helpful when people choose to make a donation. Money is always appreciated, it helps to pay for tarps, wood, gas for lawnmowers etc., but donations come in many different fashions; tobacco, sage, sweetgrass, tarps or blankets and helping out.

We respect that you come to Ceremony with an understanding of your spiritual path and traditions, our Ceremonies are not restricted to any specific religion, tradition or path. Ceremony is a way of life and a time for prayer. Pets, alcohol, and illegal substances are not allowed.

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Poster:acousticdryad
Date:2011-03-14 05:58
Subject:Ostara at CedarLight Grove, ADF
Security:Public

Join us for Ostara at CedarLight Grove, ADF!


Location: CedarLight Center in Baltimore Maryland off of Harford Road. (directions on the site).

There are bus stations close by, information on bus routes listed on our website!

##### Please note the parking guideline for parking at CedarLight Grove on our website. #####

Date: March 19th, 2011

Time: Main Ritual starts at 5:30pm, arrive no later than 4:30pm.

(times are subject to change, please check the site before you leave)

Lore of the Season:
For this High Rite, the deities of the occasion are Nuada and Anu with Manannan MacLir as the Gatekeeper, and our prayer is to “Re-awaken the sacred in our land through our heads, hearts, and hands”.

What to bring?: Bring a dish to share with the Grove after ritual if you wish to participate in the feast. Participants who bring a dish to share are welcome to participate in the feast. Your dish should serve approximately 6-10 people. Please label whether your dish has meat or not for our vegetarians. It's also a good idea to list the ingredients if available.

There are cans of sodas and bottled water available at the Grove for 50 cents each. Feel free to contribute beverages to the Grove!

Check the weather forecast before the ritual. Bring sunscreen, bugspray, and maybe a light jacket. If you have a chair you'd like to sit in during the High Rite, we suggest bringing that too.

Cost?: There is a suggested donation of $10 per person. This can be done so through our website ahead of time or through Dagda’s Cauldron at the Grove. (paypal donations to cedarlightgrove@gmail.com.)

Who?: Our high rites are always open to the public, bring a friend! Children are allowed but –must- be supervised at all times. Children are not permitted to wander through ritual space during any ceremony, and any noisy children will be asked to be escorted out of the sanctuary. Pets are not allowed.


Further details can be reached on our website!

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Poster:kakurowski
Date:2011-03-07 21:37
Subject:Mardi Gras Mass This Saturday, March 12
Security:Public

Saturday we will celebrate a Mardi Gras Masked Gnostic Mass!

Sat. Mar 12, 2011: Mardi Gras Mass (Open)
7:00 pm; doors open at 6:00 pm
$10 donation requested from non-members.

Lent will have begun for some groups, but we're heretics!  Wear a fun mask.  Enjoy delicious Mardi Gras treats, including a King Cake!  Come for the Gnosis, stay for the party!



Pic of William Blake Lodge's Gnostic Mass temple in Baltimore.

Contact:
master@williamblakeoto.org
248.885.9397

William Blake Lodge Temple address:
208 South Pulaski Street, Suite 5B (5th floor)
Baltimore, MD 21223

Park on street.

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