Coming Up

J. Daniel Gunther & Dr. Greg Brown Lectures Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6
We are honored to announce that Star Sapphire Lodge, Golden Lotus Lodge, and Ararita Encampment will be hosting J. Daniel Gunther and Dr. Gregory Brown on September 5th and 6th. The topics to be addressed are as follows: Saturday Note: Saturday’s Lectures will be taking place at the Center for Inquiry 12 PM: "New Aeonic Doctrines in Light of Jungian Psychology" (J.D. Gunther) The first lecture, in parallel with Dr. Brown’s lecture, will examine the parallels in Jungian psychology with the Thelemic system of Magick and Mysticism. Clear definitions of Jungian terms will be included for those unfamiliar with them, illustrated by Power Point slides throughout. Special attention will be given to the concepts of the Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious and the Archetypes. The progression of the Aeons will be explained in light of the discoveries made by Jungian analyst Erich Neumann. 3 PM: The Union of Opposites: Campbell, Jung & Crowley and the Inner Initiatory Path” (G. Brown) Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley provided the Western World with a unique glimpse into the wonder of the transformative psycho-spiritual growth provided through the process of unifying internal opposites. Campbell elucidated the mono-myth as the outer journey of the hero or initiate present throughout world cultures. Jung cataloged the same journey from the vantage point of the psychiatrist describing an inner task of sequential alchemical marriages of opposites within the psyche, each bringing the individual a step closer to wholeness. This model of growth is well exemplified by the diagram of the caduceus. Crowley practiced mysticism and inner alchemy from the context of the Western Mystery Traditions after traveling the world to study with various masters, and demonstrated this in the form of initiation and ritual, externally in dramatic presentation which was to be integrated in the psyche of the initiate. We will explore the understanding and experience of the integration of opposites following the guidance of these three great thinkers. Sunday Note: Sunday’s lecture will be taking place at Star Sapphire Lodge 2 PM "Parables of Thelema" (J.D. Gunther) Crowley described Liber LXV, "The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent", as “an account of the relations of the aspirant and his Holy Guardian Angel.” Gunther discusses certain symbols and parables that occur throughout the book, including: (1) The Parable of the New Birth (the parable of Persephone), (2) The Parable of The Pale Image (the parable of the boat of shining steel), and (3) The Parable of the Hummingbird. About J. Daniel Gunther: J. Daniel Gunther is a teacher highly respected and revered by his students and peers alike. Considered one of the world's few genuine authorities on the doctrines of Thelema, his lectures and presentations have been hailed as dynamic revelations of Thelemic doctrine, while his engaging question and answer sessions demonstrate his collegial approach and sincere commitment to student learning. Daniel has been an Aspirant to the A∴A∴ for over forty years. In 2009, his first book, "Initiation in the Aeon of the Child: The Inward Journey", brought to the public for the first time many of the teachings and instructions of the A∴A∴, and offered a new audience these transmitted doctrinal insights and revelations. These teachings were further elaborated in his recent book "The Angel and the Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II & III". Daniel is a standing member on the Editorial Board of The Equinox. He has spoken at O.T.O. bodies worldwide. For more information: http://www.jdanielgunther.com/ About Dr. Gregory Brown Gregory Brown, M.D., is a board certified general and forensic psychiatrist who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Residency Training Director at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas. An overriding interest in consciousness and the questions surrounding it led him to experience with TM, Holotropic Breathwork, The Monroe Institute, the study of Alchemy with Dennis Hauck, and aspiration in the Thelemic systems. To Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-daniel-gunther-dr-gregory-brown-lectures-tickets-17759220306. If you would like to make alternate arrangements, please contact me directly. Cost: $65 For the Entire Weekend $50 For Saturday $25 For Sunday Venues: Saturday - Center for Inquiry West: 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Sunday - Star Sapphire Lodge: 3212 1/2 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214 Love is the law, love under will.

Calendar Of Events

This is a calendar of events that are offered in the next three months.

August 2015

Gnostic Mass Sunday, August 30 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.

September 2015

J. Daniel Gunther & Dr. Greg Brown Lectures Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6
We are honored to announce that Star Sapphire Lodge, Golden Lotus Lodge, and Ararita Encampment will be hosting J. Daniel Gunther and Dr. Gregory Brown on September 5th and 6th. The topics to be addressed are as follows: Saturday Note: Saturday’s Lectures will be taking place at the Center for Inquiry 12 PM: "New Aeonic Doctrines in Light of Jungian Psychology" (J.D. Gunther) The first lecture, in parallel with Dr. Brown’s lecture, will examine the parallels in Jungian psychology with the Thelemic system of Magick and Mysticism. Clear definitions of Jungian terms will be included for those unfamiliar with them, illustrated by Power Point slides throughout. Special attention will be given to the concepts of the Personal Unconscious, Collective Unconscious and the Archetypes. The progression of the Aeons will be explained in light of the discoveries made by Jungian analyst Erich Neumann. 3 PM: The Union of Opposites: Campbell, Jung & Crowley and the Inner Initiatory Path” (G. Brown) Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and Aleister Crowley provided the Western World with a unique glimpse into the wonder of the transformative psycho-spiritual growth provided through the process of unifying internal opposites. Campbell elucidated the mono-myth as the outer journey of the hero or initiate present throughout world cultures. Jung cataloged the same journey from the vantage point of the psychiatrist describing an inner task of sequential alchemical marriages of opposites within the psyche, each bringing the individual a step closer to wholeness. This model of growth is well exemplified by the diagram of the caduceus. Crowley practiced mysticism and inner alchemy from the context of the Western Mystery Traditions after traveling the world to study with various masters, and demonstrated this in the form of initiation and ritual, externally in dramatic presentation which was to be integrated in the psyche of the initiate. We will explore the understanding and experience of the integration of opposites following the guidance of these three great thinkers. Sunday Note: Sunday’s lecture will be taking place at Star Sapphire Lodge 2 PM "Parables of Thelema" (J.D. Gunther) Crowley described Liber LXV, "The Book of the Heart Girt with a Serpent", as “an account of the relations of the aspirant and his Holy Guardian Angel.” Gunther discusses certain symbols and parables that occur throughout the book, including: (1) The Parable of the New Birth (the parable of Persephone), (2) The Parable of The Pale Image (the parable of the boat of shining steel), and (3) The Parable of the Hummingbird. About J. Daniel Gunther: J. Daniel Gunther is a teacher highly respected and revered by his students and peers alike. Considered one of the world's few genuine authorities on the doctrines of Thelema, his lectures and presentations have been hailed as dynamic revelations of Thelemic doctrine, while his engaging question and answer sessions demonstrate his collegial approach and sincere commitment to student learning. Daniel has been an Aspirant to the A∴A∴ for over forty years. In 2009, his first book, "Initiation in the Aeon of the Child: The Inward Journey", brought to the public for the first time many of the teachings and instructions of the A∴A∴, and offered a new audience these transmitted doctrinal insights and revelations. These teachings were further elaborated in his recent book "The Angel and the Abyss: The Inward Journey, Books II & III". Daniel is a standing member on the Editorial Board of The Equinox. He has spoken at O.T.O. bodies worldwide. For more information: http://www.jdanielgunther.com/ About Dr. Gregory Brown Gregory Brown, M.D., is a board certified general and forensic psychiatrist who is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Residency Training Director at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas. An overriding interest in consciousness and the questions surrounding it led him to experience with TM, Holotropic Breathwork, The Monroe Institute, the study of Alchemy with Dennis Hauck, and aspiration in the Thelemic systems. To Purchase Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/j-daniel-gunther-dr-gregory-brown-lectures-tickets-17759220306. If you would like to make alternate arrangements, please contact me directly. Cost: $65 For the Entire Weekend $50 For Saturday $25 For Sunday Venues: Saturday - Center for Inquiry West: 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Sunday - Star Sapphire Lodge: 3212 1/2 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214 Love is the law, love under will.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.

October 2015

Gnostic Mass Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.
Minerval (0°) Initiations Saturday, October 10 at 4:00 PM
Preliminary initiation into O.T.O. Applications are due by Sunday, 9/6. If you have any questions about obtaining initiation, please contact initiations@starsapphire-oto.org for more information
Gnostic Mass Sunday, October 11 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.

All members of the public are welcome to attend events held at our La Crescenta location. If you are new to the area or new to Ordo Templi Orientis, please send e-mail to our newcomer address if you have any questions.

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