Cari Fratres, Sorores et Primus!
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Psyche-Eros Rose Croix Chapter would like to invite you to join us at Sekhet-Maat Lodge, O.T.O. on Saturday, March 4, 2017ev for presentations by Sister Brandy Williams!
Brandy has been active in Ordo Templi Orientis since 2001. She is past master of Vortex Oasis. At present she serves as High Priestess of Anahata Rose Croix Chapter. Brandy is also an ordained priestess in Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica and celebrates Mass with Vortex Oasis. She presented “Feminist Thelema” at two OTO Women’s Conferences and NOTOCON and was co-keynote this year at Babalon Rising.
Brandy has been active in the magical communities since 1991 as a Thelemite, Witch, Golden Dawn Magician, and Pagan Theurgist. She was a founding member of Sisters of Seshat, a sororal order in Western Traditional Magic. She frequently presents at conferences including Pantheacon, Paganicon, Theurgicon, and the Esoteric Book Conference. She has published a number of books and anthologies including Ecstatic Ritual: Practical Sex Magic, The Woman Magician: Revisioning Western Metaphysics from a Woman’s Perspective and Experience, and For the Love of the Gods: The History and Modern Practice of Theurgy.
Our Schedule for March 4, 2017ev
12:30pm: Doors Open
ALL ARE WELCOME - All events held under the auspices of Psyche-Eros Chapter are held in support of all races and ethnicities and support every individual’s right to express themselves in regards to sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation
Sex, Love and Thelema:
Sex: Thelemic magick is gendered. Both the priest and the priestess are necessary to accomplish the miracle of the Gnostic Mass. Even so women regularly encounter the idea that men actively work the magick of the system while women passively assist them. We will explore physical gender, magical gender, and gender in the Christian Mass to illuminate gender in the Gnostic Mass.
Love: Directed sexual energy accomplishes thaumaturgy. Theurgy responds to the call of Babalon and Nuit – unto me! New formulae construct the framework for women’s ritual exploration of the active sex magician role. The gendered magick of Thelema leads us to the realization of our own divinity through the sexual relationship of the human with the divine.
Thelema: At present there are two paths for women in Thelema: to experience the system as men and to represent the divine feminine as the priestess does in the Mass. How can women also walk the path of accomplishment as Thelemic magicians? New ideas suggest avenues for women’s operative magick.
Creating Consent Culture in the OTO:
This facilitated conversation asks us all to participate in creating a safe and thoughtful environment in our communities through exploring permitted and unpermitted touch.
Like every religion and/or philosophy Thelema develops over time through the lived experience of Thelemites. A series of questions invites us to share our experience and imagine possible futures. Topics we can cover include: post-Crowley Thelema, Woman Friendly Thelema, Race Conscious Thelema, Queer Thelema, Cultural Appropriation, Secrecy, and Promoting Responsible Change. We will decide together where the conversation goes and what we will do next.
5:00pm-7:00pm: Dinner break (on your own)
7:00pm: Evening ritual and reception
Join us back at Sekhet-Maat Lodge for an evening reception with a cash bar, a delightful spread of food and ritual.
20.00 in advance
25.00 at the door
Payment can be made via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Put the note: “Brandy Williams” and your name in the notes field)
Proceeds will be collected by the Chapter to support the local bodies in our region
Sister Brandy will have copies of her book on hand for sales and signing as well.
Email email@example.com with questions.
Love is the law, love under will.