Thelemic Symposium 2010 ev
The 9th Annual Thelemic Symposium
Saturday, March 27, 2010 ev
This event is now SOLD OUT. Thank you for registering and we hope you enjoy yourself.
- ...thus we gather up all the threads of human passion and interest, and weave them into an harmonious tapestry, subtly and diligently with great art, that our Order may seem an ornament even to the Stars that are in the Heavens at Night. In our rainbow-coloured texture we set forth the glory of the whole Universe—See thou to it, brother Magician, that thine own thread be strong, and pure, and of a colour brilliant in itself, yet ready to mingle in all beauty with those of thy brethren!—Aleister Crowley, Liber CXCIV: An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order
Thelemic Symposium is a panel discussion and question/answer session engaging the considerable experience and knowledge of three long-time Thelemites. We are proud to present this, the ninth annual Symposium, featuring panelists Craig Berry, Kim Knight, and Jon Sewell.
- Renowned for his wit, Craig Berry is a Bishop of E.G.C. and is well known as webmaster of the U.S.G.L site and as an educator within the Order. (more...)
- Kim Knight is High Priestess and Initiator at Sekhet-Maat Lodge and founding organizer of the Advanced Initiator Training workshops. (more...)
- Jon Sewell is Priest of E.G.C., Deputy Master of Horizon Oasis, and the founding visionary of Eleusyve Productions. (more...)
The event will proceed as follows:
The Symposium will begin with the panelists introducing themselves by way of biographical and/or editorial commentary explaining their perspective on Thelema and how they came to embrace it.
After the introduction, each panelist will answer the following three questions. They have had time to prepare answers to these questions and they may, at their option, discuss each others' answers during this portion of the Symposium. The questions are:
- Aleister Crowley wrote, "All Art is Magick." In what ways does this principle find expression in the art of your vocations?
- In his note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema, Aleister Crowley explains that combat is useful to bring out the differences between two points-of-view by stimulating the creative energy, exciting the mind to orgasm, thus enabling the transcendence of rational dullness. As one who has accepted the Law, what ways have you found to incorporate this duty of engaging in creative combat?
- Given our fundamental freedoms and our responsibility to resist oppression, how have you directed your efforts in the ongoing fight for liberty, and are there any particular issues you find important today?
Questions from the Audience
Following the "prepared answer" section, the audience will have an opportunity to pose questions to the panelists.
Finally, the Symposium will dissolve into a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception.
- Food & Drink
- Feast on a substantial selection of hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages, included with admission. You'll also find microbrews and wines available for purchase.
- Sekhet-Maat Lodge will have a selection of items for sale, including abramelin oil, mugs, stickers, SML lamen t-shirts, posters, and more.
Saturday, March 27
Tickets available above.
- 6:30 PM - doors open.
- 7:30 PM - Symposium begins.
- ~9:00 PM - brief break.
- 10:30 PM - Symposium ends.
- 10:30 PM - reception with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres.
Sunday, March 28
Suggested contribution of five dollars.
- 2:30 PM - doors open.
- 3:00 PM - doors close for celebration of the Gnostic Mass.
Thelemic Symposium will not be Televised
Recording devices are prohibited at Thelemic Symposium. Non-flash photography is permitted. The restriction against recording is in the interest of promoting an atmosphere of immediacy, encouraging the panelists to speak candidly, and minimizing the "audience/performer" dynamic. Mediated content is very easy to find in the world today in video, audio, and text formats. Immediate content is rare, and Symposium aims to preserve a sense of immediacy because the topic is so personal. Panelists may choose to publish their prepared material on their own, but that's as close as you can get without attending.
Read about previous years' Symposia by browsing through our Thelemic Symposium page.