Sol Exalted – A Thelemic Workshop

Hot town, summer in the city. Sol is exalted, it’s no biggie…

You are cordially invited to spend a day out of the heat at…

Sol Exalted – A Thelemic Workshop

Presented by Lifted Lance Encampment and Sekhet-Bast-Ra Oasis O.T.O.

July 29, 2017 e.v. in the Valley of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

 

 

Join us as we celebrate “our Lord in the Universe, the Sun” in all his summer glory. This is a one day workshop is featuring the speakers Frater Palamedes Ardentis and Frater Audere Est Facere. They will presenting on the topics of Zoroastrianism, Liber Resh, Liber Astarte, Heliopolis – The City of the Sun, closing out the day with the Flame of the Hearts and an open poetry reading. Bring a favorite poem or two to share if you will!

This event is open to the public. The temple opens at 9:30AM and the workshop begins at 10AM. There will be a public performance of the Gnostic Mass at 8:00PM. Registration is $15 per person online at www.sekhetbastra.org or pay at the door. Lunch will be provided for an additional $5 and off site dining is available.

For further information, assistance with accommodations, or directions please contact : secretary@sekhetbastra.org.

 

Love is the law, love under will.

 

About our presenters:

Frater Audere Est Facere

 Audere has had a lifelong interest in the occult but his life was changed when he walked into a bookstore and found a copy of Confessions. That started the ball rolling and before long he realized he was a Thelemite.

 Audere has been a student of the occult for over 15 years. He is a New Hermetics Advanced Adept, chartered initiator, ordained Deacon of the E.G.C., past master of Sol Invictus Oasis, and current master of Lifted Lance Camp. Audere has been a member of the O.T.O. since 2008.

 He resides surrounded by his vast library with his two cats in Fayetteville, AR.

 

Frater Palamedes Ardentis

   Frater Palamedes, also known as Brother Pablo, considers himself many things, including performer, poet, wild fanboy, sometimes scholar/always student, agitator, bard-magus, and whatever else he comes up with. A true lover of Freedom and Passion, he champions love and unity, liberty and danger, creativity and aesthetics.

 Initiated into the O.T.O. in 2014 at Scarlet Woman Lodge in the Valley of Austin in Texas, he has dedicated his passion and will towards aiding the goals of this esteemed organization.

 Amongst other things, he’s a cinephile, voracious reader, an insatiable student of the esoteric and an avid gamer (tabletop/video). Born alongside the Panama Canal, he strangely does not like extreme heat and views his perfect weather to be something akin to Fimbulwinter, but he definitely is a child of the Caribbean, with all of its mystic glory, tropical paradises and delicious culinary trappings.

 Pablo spends his time traversing various underground and subcultural communities, ranging from Science-Fiction and Fantasy fandom, unsanctioned parties and kink events to Underground Rap and radical bookstores to, of course, magical lodges and mystic circles.

New Information Pack Available

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

In an effort to present a clear and concise introduction to Thelema and the O.T.O. focused towards an individual’s first exposure or inquiry, Lifted Lance has compiled an information pack that is freely available to download below or from the link on our home page.

Love is the law, love under will.

Third Quarter Schedule

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

Our schedule for July – September has been updated. I’ve decided to try a new meetup spot to change things up, Cafe Imbibe on Wedington in Fayetteville. Also you may notice the quarter is a little light on events. Due to holidays and other O.T.O. commitments we’ve had to make some concessions. As always, if you have any questions or would like to attend an event please leave a comment on our contact page.

Times or locations may change without notice. Check calendar for current event information.

Love is the law, love under will

Gnostic Eucharist

(Excerpt from Hidden Intercourse: Eros and Sexuality in the History of Western Esotercism)

The Gnostic Borborites and their Sexual Celebration of the Eucharist

The Borborites, or Borborians, were a gnostic sect that flourished in the fourth century and reportedly survived up to the sixth century. Epiphanius of Salamis has left us an extensive report on them in his Panarion.

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According to Epiphanius, the Borborites practiced a curious Eucharistic ritual, in which instead of bread and wine, male semen and female menstrual blood were offered up and eaten by the participants. Epiphanius reports about the ritual of the male emission:

To extend their blasphemy to heaven after making love in a state of fornication, the woman and the man receive the male emission in their own hands. And they stand with their eyes raised heavenward but the filth in their hands, and of course they pray – the ones called Stratiotics and Gnostics – and offer that stuff in their hands to the actual Father of all, and say, “We offer unto you this gift, the body of Christ.” And then they eat it and partake of their own dirt, and they say: “This is the body of Christ; and this is the Passover, because of which our bodies suffer and are forced to confess the passion of Christ.”

Epiphanius continues his report with the ritual of the menstrual blood, to which he adds an interesting exegesis:

And so with the woman’s emission when she happens to be having her period. They likewise take the unclean menstrual blood they gather from her, and eat it in common. And “This”, they say, “is the blood of Christ.” And thus when they read in apocryphal writings: “I saw a tree bearing fruit twelve times a year, and he said to me, “This is the tree of life”, they interpret this allegorically of the woman’s monthly emissions.

The rational behind this ritual seems to be that the divine element in human beings is located in their procreative power and that, therefore, salvation is realized by the emission of the bodily fluids, which are then offered to God. Epiphanius comments: “The idea is that they can obtain ready access to God through such a practice.”

Sixteenth-century engraving showing a Black Mass involving similar
sexual sacrementalist rituals to those allegedly practiced by the Borborites.