Lectures On Magick by David Shoemaker

Mark your calendars for a very special weekend at Sekhet-Maat as we welcome Dr. David Shoemaker to our Lodge to present three exciting lectures!

  • 8:00PM – Friday, October 4thLVX, NOX & the A∴A∴ Path of Attainment
  • 1:00PM – Saturday, October 5thAn Introduction to Ceremonial Magick
  • 4:00PM – Saturday, October 5thSex Magick in Theory and Practice

After the talks, attendees will enjoy fellowship and discussion with a selection of appetizers and a cash bar with wine and beer for purchase. David will also be available for book signing after these events. Order your tickets today!

LVX, NOX and the A∴A∴ Path of Attainment

Friday, October 4th, 2013
The magical “formulas” of L.V.X. (light) and N.O.X. (night) are some of the most important and the most misunderstood of concepts in the path of the Great Work. In this lecture, we will review the deeper meaning of these transformative processes, and how they lead the initiate to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, and ultimately to the supreme attainment known as the crossing of the Abyss. After this talk, we will enjoy fellowship and discussion with a selection of appetizers and a cash bar with wine and beer for purchase. David will be available for book signing after the event.

Presentation: 8:00PM. Doors open: 7:30PM. Open to the public. SML Members: $10 Non-members: $15

An Introduction to Ceremonial Magick: Simple Steps toward Powerful and Effective Magical Rituals

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
While mastering magical ritual is a lifetime’s work, the steps involved are simple and straightforward. In this lecture, we will explore the building blocks of ceremonial magical ritual, including ritual structure, performance tips, and the use of banishings, purifications, invocations, assumption of God-Forms, and much more. Following this lecture we will have a short break and then move into the next presentation.

Presentation: 1:00-3:30PM. Doors open: 12:30PM. Open to the public. SML Members: $10 Non-members: $15

Sex Magick in Theory and Practice

Saturday, October 5th, 2013
In this final workshop, Brother Shoemaker will present an introduction to the theory and practice of sexual magick and mysticism, with special emphasis on the application of these techniques for the Thelemic practitioner. There will be no nudity or sexual activity in this class, but attendees should dress comfortably to maximize the benefits of the guided meditations and other Tantric practices we will cover. After the workshop, attendees are invited to enjoy fellowship and discussion with a selection of appetizers and a cash bar with wine and beer for purchase. David will be available for book signing after this event.

Presentation: 4:00-5:30PM. Doors open: 3:30PM. Open to the public. SML Members: $10 Non-members: $15

About the Speaker

Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor of the International College of Thelema (formerly the College of Thelema of Northern California), and the Prolocutor of its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star. He has been a member of O.T.O. and a student of A∴A∴ since 1993, and he has more than fifteen years of experience supervising students in these traditions.

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He is Past Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as the M.W.S. of Alpha Chapter, and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Order. David is the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and a frequent speaker at NOTOCON. He is also a member of the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training, E.G.C. Clergy Training, and Planning committees, and he serves as an Advanced Initiator Trainer.