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.

Friday Night Magick: Deities of Thelema

steleThe Book Of The Law, the revolutionary text central to the magical life and work of Aleister Crowley, and at the core of the radical world-view of Thelema, was received on three consecutive days from the 8th of April 1904.

On the anniversary of this event, Rodney Orpheus, Patrick Everitt and Brian Conniffe of Ordo Templi Orientis Ireland will present an approachable and accessible discussion exploring the core concepts and principals at the heart of this work, including the pantheon and cosmology of Thelema.

This event will conclude with practical instruction in, and an interactive group performance of, the ritual of Liber V vel Reguli, a powerful invocation of forces of the New Aeon, and the means by which the individual may personally utilise the potencies central to the current of Thelema.

This event will be held at our Dublin location and open to OTO members and invited guests, contact us for more information.

Minerval Class – Sunday March 27th

thoth_star_bAn in-depth class on the Minerval initiation ritual of OTO. We will be walking through the ritual, learning how to perform it, and examining its symbolism in detail. Highly recommended for any new initiate into OTO, or indeed, any member wishing to learn more about the fundamental rites of the Order.

This will be held at our Dublin location, and given that this class will be dealing with private aspects of OTO rituals, it will be open to OTO initiates only.

Friday Night Magick: Invocation of Horus – March 18th

Nefertari led by Horus before Ra-Harakhte and HathorFor the Spring Equinox our magick class this month is the Invocation of Horus. This is a participatory group rite as featured in Rodney Orpheus’ Grimoire of Aleister Crowley.

Since the ritual also features the use of a set of Thelemic rosary beads, we may well be making those as part of the evening – so bring any bead making gear you may have ;-)

This event will be held at our Dublin location and is open to all OTO members and invited guests.

Friday Night Magick – January 22

Fuller MagickDaily Magick: The fundamentals of Magick and Yoga in the system of Thelema

In this first of a series of classes on the fundamental methods of Aleister Crowley’s Magick and the basics of Raja Yoga, Brian Conniffe and Patrick Everitt of Ordo Templi Orientis Ireland will present an approachable, accessible and practical exploration of topics, including the essential techniques of meditation and ritual: the means by which daily life may be exalted to the heights of spiritual attainment.

Friday January 22, 18.30-21.30 in the Gallery room at The Lantern Centre, 15 Synge Street, Dublin. Suggested donation to cover our room hire costs: 10 Euro waged, 5 Euro unwaged & OTO members. For info contact us at info@oto-ie.org