A duly chartered Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis in Portland, Oregon.
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J. Daniel Gunther has been a life-long student of esotericism, mythology, religion and psychology. For over 35 years, he has been a member of A.’.A.’., the teaching and testing order established by Aleister Crowley. He is on the editorial board of The Equinox, and has served as consultant and advisor for a number of publications in the field of esotericism. He is the author of Initiation in the Aeon of the Child and with James Wasserman, was co-editor of Pythagoras, His Life & Teachings, both published by Ibis Press. His dynamic lectures and presentations have been proclaimed as penetrating and inspiring revelations of Thelemic doctrine.
On December 29th at Sekhet-Maat Lodge, Mr. Gunther will present two lectures to the public:
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Sekhet-Maat Lodge is pleased to announce its 2012ev Vulgar New Year’s Celebration ~ “A Night With Nuit” this December 31, 2012. The evening’s festivities will include a sumptious buffet feast, (including offerings for vegetarian, vegan, and paleo guests), a carefully-selected wine bar featuring complementary pairings for all main dishes, gorgeous decorations, dancing under our disco ball, and toasting in the New Year with a glass of bubbly.
From 7pm to 10pm, the Lodge will host our Vulgar New Year’s Eve Buffet and Wine Bar. Tickets for this special event are $20.00 per member and $25.00 per non-member for the Buffet, and $15.00 per member and $20.00 per non-member for the Wine Bar. Persons purchasing a Wine Bar ticket will drink free-of-charge for the rest of the evening. Tickets for this portion of the evening will be sold on a first-come/first-served basis to SML members and their guests only, and will be strictly limited to an attendence of 30 persons. All tickets must be purchased in advance, as no tickets will be sold at the door. Reserve your ticket early!
For the second half of the evening, beginning at 10pm, the Lodge will offer free dancing and merriment to SML members and their guests, with a free bubbly toast at midnight! No ticket purchase is required to enjoy these festivities. A Cash Bar featuring wines, beer, and complementary non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
Please plan on joining us for this very special evening, and don’t forget to don a costume to celebrate “A Night With Nuit”!
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Lon Milo Duquette, our beloved Deputy Grand Master and Archbishop, will be in Portland on December 15-16, 2012!
Saturday, December 15 2012: Aleister Crowley and the Secret Lover (10am-3pm)
The Secret Lover is the true object of our devotion. In the Western Magical Tradition the Secret Lover is called the Holy Guardian Angel, and ecstatic union with HGA is the first great magical and initiatory crisis. Join Lon Milo DuQuette as he talks about Aleister Crowley and the Secret Lover, and shares his insights as how you might fall in love with your Secret Lover.
Sunday, December 16 2012: The Supreme Secret of the Gnostic Mass (10am-1pm)
Liber XV, The Mass of the Gnostic Catholic Church, is the ritualized enactment of the O.T.O.
Peace, Tolerance, Truth:
Salutation on All Points of the Triangle;
Respect to the Order.
To all whom it may concern: Greeting and Health.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Thelema in Portland, Oregon
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Main entrance of Lodge in March, 2008 e.v., with the Wand of the Chief Adept.
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