Holiday Weekend with the Chappells: First Night of the Prophet and His Bride
AÂ Weekend sponsored by Bubastis Oasis and Scarlet Woman Lodge celebrating the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride. featuring special guests Drs. Lita-Luise and Vere Chappell.
AÂ Feast for the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride
Prepared by members of Bubastis Oasis and Scarlet Woman Lodge using recipes fromÂ TheÂ ThelemicÂ Cookbook: Cooking with CorrespondencesÂ by Dr. Lita-Luise Chappell
Doors open at 7pm for our feast. Â $31 Pre-registration required.Â Â Limited seating.
A Ritual to Celebrate the First Night of the Prophet and His Bride
Ritual provided by Baphomet Chapter Rose Croix
Pre-registration recommended, open to feast attendees and other members and the public up to temple capacity. Â Â Doors open at 9pm.
Presentations $44 Lunch provided.
Pre-registration recommended, open to members and the public up to temple capacity.
The Magic of Feasting for MagiciansÂ – Sister Lita-Luise Chappell
10:00am – 12:00pm
This presentation is an introduction into foods with their magical correspondences and how the addition of working with foods magically may benefit the magician. The elemental aspects of character by Franz Bardon will introduce the material with his working with the elements. This presentation will continue with an analysis of the foods we eat, to include a food’s element, ruling planet, astrological sign, and corresponding Chakra of influence. All correspondences add to our understanding of choosing the right foods for feasts for magical intent. Her book,Â The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences, will be available for purchase and serve as a supportive and useful text on the subject.
True Will: What It Is and How to Discover ItÂ (with practical exercises) – Brother Vere Chappell
1:00 – 3:30pm
The concept of “True Will” is of paramount importance to Thelema.Â Without a solid understanding of True Will, magick is a hit-or-miss proposition.Â The first task of every Thelemite should be to discover his or her True Will.Â Although each individual must accomplish this discovery for him or herself, O.T.O. may assist by providing a supportive environment and tools for the magician to use in his or her quest.Â To this end, Br. Vere will cover the the theory of True Will in terms of Thelemic doctrine and psychology, explore practical techniques for discovering it, and discuss what to do with it once you’ve found it.Â Valuable for beginners and experienced magicians alike.
The Gnostic Mass: A Discussion – Sister Lita-Luise and Brother Vere Chappell
4:00 – 6:00 pm
Join us for an open discussion on the symbolism of the Gnostic Mass. Bring your questions and we will go through the various sections of the Mass to cover as many aspects as possible.
Champagne Brunch $11
Prepared by locals. Â Conversation andÂ conviviality.
A Celebration of the Gnostic Mass
Celebrated by our Guests Speakers. Â Open to all until capacity is reached. Â A $10 donation is encouraged for members of the public only attending this event.
Book Signing and Cocktail HourÂ
Both Dr. Lita-Luise Chappell and Dr. Vere Chappell will be available to sign their books. Â A limited number will be for sale onsite. Â You are welcome to bring those you already own.
Dr. Lita-Luise Chappell became an O.T.O. member in January of 1991. She was granted a Camp Charter in 1999, and was Master of Golden Lotus Oasis for 14-years. She is an ordained Priestess and Bishop of E.G.C., a member of the Psychology Guild and serves on the Board of Review. Soror Lutea is a past speaker for the Kaaba Colloquium and Pastoral Counseling teams, past NOTOCONS and Womenâ€™s Symposiums. She travels globally offering various Thelemic classes and Mass Seminars to Local Bodies. Lita has degrees in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Education, is a certified Mind-Body Hypnotherapist, and a Neuro-Linguistic practitioner. She holds a doctoral degree in Human Sexuality and is a member of the American College of Sexologists. She lives in Laguna Hills, California with her husband Vere Chappell (Frater S.L.Q.). She is the author ofÂ The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences,Â From the Mundane to the Magical â€“ A Lifetime of Poetic Moments, and her first murder mystery,Â The Collioure Concealment, about the Templars is due out in August.
Dr. Vere Chappell is a writer, photographer, and researcher specializing in sexuality and spirituality. He travels extensively, studying and documenting sacred sexuality in art, history, and culture around the world. He has been a practitioner of ceremonial magick for 30 years, and joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1989. Shortly thereafter he founded LVX Camp (now Star Sapphire Lodge) in Los Angeles, and has served as Treasurer General for OTO worldwide since 2005. As a Bishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica he trains and supervises clergy and regularly administers the sacraments of the church. He holds a doctoral degree in Human Sexuality and is a founding member of the Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, a scholarly research society within OTO. He is the author of Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida CraddockÂ (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2010) and editor of Lunar and Sex Worship by Ida Craddock (Teitan Press, 2010) and Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden by Aleister Crowley (Edda Publishing, 2013). He lives in Southern California with his wife and colleague, Lita-Luise Chappell.
All Profits from this event will be split between Scarlet Woman Lodge, Austin, TX and Bubastis Oasis, Dallas, TX.