Horizon & Heart of Blood presents: Talks by Brother AISh MLChMH
HORIZON LODGE & HEART OF BLOOD PRESENTS:
Two talks by Brother AISh MLChMH.
$20 Horizon members
Ticket price includes both talks.
Tickets available at the door.
Q&A to follow each topic.
1 – 3pm
“Glory unto the Scarlet Woman”
We will consider possible precursors to the Mother of Abominations, Her origins, and will touch upon modern devotional approaches to Her. In particular, we will attempt to consider Her by the light of the Holy Books of Thelema. Additionally, we will delve into the Prophet’s writings, particularly The Gnostic Mass, and reflect upon the seminal role the Scarlet Woman played in the Beast’s own progressive initiation.
One Hour Break – drinks and snacks
“From Eternity to Eternity: The Magical Circle within Thelema”
This presentation will consider the magical circle with particular reference to the writings of Aleister Crowley. We will examine the appearance of the magical circle at the dawn of civilization and its use as a means of defense from hostile forces. Additionally, we will consider how this function was conveyed in systems such as Abramelin, the Lesser and Greater Keys, and the Grimorie of Honorius. Moreover, we will analyze interpretations by Cornelius Agrippa, William Stirling and Eliphas Levi. Rooted in tradition, we will also explore Crowley’s initiated interpretation of this weapon, with a singular analysis of the magical circle put forth in Book IV.
Brother AISh MLChMH has been associated with Ordo Templi Orientis for over 27 years. He regularly serves as a clergy member for Scarlet Woman Lodge, where he also facilitates a monthly discussion on Liber Aleph. He is also active in Heart of Blood’s productions of The Rites of Eleusis. His talk, given at the O.T.O. in North America Centennial Conference in Vancouver, “The Alpha and Omega of Initiation,” was recently published as an essay in Success Is Your Proof, One Hundred Years of O.T.O. in North America. He is presently at work on a text that will address in part, symbolism and Qabalistic doctrine of The Gnostic Mass. Professionally, he is an educator. He resides in central Texas with his wife, and pet rabbit, and ball python.