December events

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On the afternoon of Saturday 10 December, we will be holding a class exploring and unpacking the layers of symbolism within the Minerval Degree initiation ceremony of Ordo Templi Orientis, where discussion of the individual’s experience is encouraged, as well exploring the ritual within the wider contexts of the OTO system, the Western esoteric tradition, and the daily life of the practising magician. Please note that this class is restricted to OTO initiates of the Minerval degree or higher.

However, at 5 pm, we will convene in a social location where non-initiates are welcome to attend, meet us, and ask any questions.

If you are interested in attending, please contact us at this email address: info@oto-ie.org.

Congratulations to our new initiates

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Congratulations to our two newly initiated Women and Sisters and two newly initiated Men and Brothers!

First Degree Initiations: 19th November, 2016 e.v.

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Initiations into the First Degree (I°) of the Man Of Earth Degrees of OTO will take place on the 19th of November in Dublin.

Attendance at this event is limited to candidates and initiated members only. The latter are encouraged to attend the ceremony to welcome and congratulate our newly made Men and Brothers, and Women and Sisters.

Friday Night Magick: A Hermit Amongst the Heathens by Brother Palamedes Ardentis

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A Hermit Amongst the Heathens: A Thelemic Perspective of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Having attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in 2015, Frater Palamedes Ardentis will deliver a report of the esteemed conference, along with offering the Thelemic perspective of its main objectives and answering any questions that local members may have about the Parliament. The case will also be made that in order for Thelema to catapault itself to a proper world religious/philosophical system, we must enter the wider scheme of inter-religious dialogue, greater humanitarian efforts, and a visible and strong presence at events such as the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Frater Palamedes Ardentis, 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 OTO 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.

Location: The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square W, Dublin 1

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm, 14th October 2016

Suggested Donation: €10

Please feel free to contact us with any relevant questions.

Friday Night Magick: The Delicious Languor of the Magical Retirement by Sister Hypatia

Septhepriestesst. – Oct. 2006 saw the manifestation of Sr. Hypatia’s vision to complete a magical retreat lasting a lunar month. This lecture discusses the scheduling, design, and implementation of the process that led to the ritual, and how a modern magician may realize a similar aspiration in their own spiritual development. From funding the time off work to hot outfits for sex magick to the strict daily discipline of the Work itself, this lecture explores the beauty of creating space for a break in one’s life as well as the strength it takes to pull off a major magical operation.

Soror Hypatia (or Tau Asteria) has been a member of Ordo Templi Orientis since 1995. She served as Master of William Blake Lodge from 2001 – 2008 and USGL EGC Secretary from 2008 – 2011. Presently, she serves in the capacities of Sovereign Grand Inspector General, High Priestess of Infinite Stars Chapter of Rose Croix, and a member of the USGL Supreme Grand Council.

As a speaker, she has lectured on topics including the Gnostic Mass, Tarot, astrology, initiation, ritual construction, fund raising, and event management. Recently, she was interviewed for the Stooping Starlight podcast episodes The Scarlet Woman Speaks, discussing her views on Babalon, the Scarlet Woman, and EGC; and My Secret Centre, describing her magical retirement. She has presented at OTO bodies all over the US; and internationally, she has lectured in Sydney, Oslo, Vancouver, and London.

Location: The Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Square W, Dublin 1

Time: 7pm – 9:30pm, 23rd September 2016

Suggested Donation: €10

Friday Night Magick: Thoth Tarot & Daily Magick Fundamentals (26th August 2016)

lust picIn this class, Patrick Everitt and Brian Conniffe of Ordo Templi Orientis Ireland will present an approachable and accessible discussion of two important magical topics.

The first part will explore the Thoth Tarot, one of Aleister Crowley’s most popular contributions to contemporary occultism. The emphasis in this class will be on the novel innovations that Crowley introduced in his Tarot deck, as compared with the older Golden Dawn-style Tarot. According to Crowley, these changes illustrate the evolution of human consciousness and the refinement of the practice of ceremonial magick in the New Aeon.

The second part will describe the theory and practice of several fundamental daily magical techniques, specifically: banishing, invoking, and the solar adorations of Liber Resh. This will also include practical demonstrations of some of these rituals, such as the Pentagram ritual.

Suggested donation €10

Location: The Lantern Centre, Synge St., Dublin

Friday, 26th August 2016, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Minerval Initiations – August 6th, 2015 e.v.

The Light of the SoulInitiations into the Minerval (0°) Degree of the Man Of Earth Degrees of O.T.O. in our Dublin temple.

This event is limited to candidates and initiated members only, though the latter are very much encouraged to attend (it’s a wonderful ceremony to experience from the other side), and to welcome and congratulate our new guests to the Order.

For more information on the Minerval Degree, please read this FAQ: http://oto-ie.org/o-t-o/minerval-faq/

OTO Gnostic Mass – Saturday 23rd July

The InitiatrixOTO Ireland is proud to present our inaugural Gnostic Mass in Dublin.
 
Attendance strictly limited to OTO & EGC members and invited guests only. Please contact us if you wish to attend.

Introduction to EGC & Breaking of Bread ritual – Friday 22nd July

Medieval MassThis month’s Friday Night Magick Class is all about the Gnostic Catholic Church and the OTO Gnostic Mass, in preparation for the inaugural performance of the Gnostic Mass the next day.

Open to OTO members and invited guests – please contact us for details.

Friday Night Magick: Initiation (Part 1) – Friday 20th May

Fuller MagickInitiation ceremonies and rituals of initiation are a long-standing human institution and are found in practically every form of human society. This Friday Night Magick class will explore the historical background and essential nature of the magical initiation ceremonies of Ordo Templi Orientis. This class is open to all members of OTO and to invited guests of the Order.

OTO is a voluntary organization so we make the following suggestions for donations from attendees:

  • €5 for initiates/unwaged
  • €10 for non-initiates

This will be the first in a series of two classes on Initiation – the first class will be historical and theoretical, while the second will be primarily practical.

Patrick Everitt will present on the historical development of magical and esoteric initiation ceremonies in the West.
Rodney Orpheus will present on the initiatory system of Ordo Templi Orientis, its significance, and degree structure.

These two presentations will be followed by an informal Q & A session, moderated by Brian Conniffe, during which both initiators and initiates of Ordo Templi Orientis will give their own perspective on initiation and what it has meant for them. This is a great opportunity for anyone with an interest in OTO, or magical initiations generally, to engage with OTO initiates of varying levels of experience.