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May 2011 William Blake Lodge Calendar of Events

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???”

 



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


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


Thursday, June 16
The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members


Saturday, June 18
Gnostic Mass (Open)
1:00pm
; doors open 12:30pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members

The History and Evolution of the OTO Minerval Initiation (Closed to 0º)
2:30pm, doors open at 2:00pm
Midnight at the Oasis: Minerval Symbolism (Closed to 0º)
3:30pm; there will be no doorkeeper


IIº Symbolism (Closed to IIº)
4:30pm; there will be no doorkeeper


Sunday, June 19
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.


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

Solstice Ritual (Open)
3:30pm-5:30pm; doors open at 5:00pm
$10 admission


Saturday, July 16
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. Additional details forthcoming. Fee.
http://www.longwoodgardens.org/


Thursday, July 21
The Middle Pillar Ritual (Open)
8:00-9:30pm; doors open at 7:30pm
$10 admission; free for dues-current members

Sunday, July 24
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

Friday, August 5 - Sunday, August 7
NOTOCON VIII
(Closed to 0º+)
Location: 
Dearborn, Michigan
Registration is open: viii.notocon.org


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

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.

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Yahoogroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/williamblakeoto
United States Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis: http://www.oto-usa.org
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