Lon Milo DuQuette – The Key to Solomon’s Key lecture on June 3rd
The popularity of Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code and a string of popular films has ignited an explosion of public interest in Freemasonry and the role this fraternity has played in the untold history of western civilization. What (if any) is Masonry’s connection to the intrigues of the Knights Templar – the crusading order of military monks condemned for heresy and sorcery in the 14th century? Did the Templars, as so many modern commentators are suggesting, really possess a secret so astonishing that it threatened the very existence of the Church of Rome and the monarchies of Europe whose power rested upon the “Divine Right of Kings?”
According to Lon Milo DuQuette, best-selling author and Freemason, the secret of the Templars has, for the last three hundred years, been quietly revealed to those who have eyes to see in the story of King Solomon and the symbols and ceremonies of Freemasonry
Is Solomon’s story true? Or do myth and tradition hold the key that unlocks mysteries of human consciousness infinitely more astounding than history? DuQuette certainly thinks so:
“The purpose of Masonry’s veneration of Solomon is not to advance an alternate view of history, but to present, however subtly, the archetype of the future human being – men and women who truly possess Solomon’s Key – the power to master our own demons and redirect their destructive energy to build the Temple of our own evolving soul.”
DuQuette has written several successful books on Western mystical traditions including: Freemasonry, Tarot, Qabalah, ceremonial magic, the Enochian magic of Dr. John Dee, and spirit evocation, Goetia. He is perhaps best known as “an author who injects humor into the serious subjects of magick and the occult.”
DuQuette is on the faculty of the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck, New York where he teaches The Western Magical Tradition. His autobiography, My Life with the Spirits, is currently a required text for two classes at DePaul University, Chicago. He occasionally appears on radio and television as a guest expert on subjects involving the occult.
Since 1975 DuQuette has been a National and International governing officer of Ordo Templi Orientis, a religious and fraternal organization founded in the early part of the 20th century. Since 1996 he has been O.T.O.’s United States Deputy Grand Master. He is also an Archbishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, the ecclesiastical arm of O.T.O.
This lecture will be held at Dublin Freemasons Hall. Tickets are 15 Euro in advance from http://www.nimbitmusic.com/otoireland
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