Speakers

Presenter

Presentation

Soror Ixel Balamke

We Are One!!! We are None!!!: The Rite of Jupiter and the Art of Wine

Craig Berry

One Reed: Quetzalcoatl and the Unity of Sacrifice

Tina Buchanan

Unity: The Microcosm & Macrocosm

Colin Campbell

The Sigillum Dei: Æmæth

Constance DuQuette

O.T.O. Memories

Lon Milo DuQuette

Low Magick: Redeeming the Better Demons of Your Nature

Minerval Colloquium

Lisa Faulkner

Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita: An interactive reading and meditation

Frater Hippokleides

Orphic Initiation: Unity Nethermost Showed

Frater Hunahpu

We Are One!!! We are None!!!: The Rite of Jupiter and the Art of Wine

Richard Kaczynski

Minerval Colloquium

The O.T.O. I° Initiation: History, Development and Parallels

Beth Kimbell

Minerval Colloquium

Kim Knight

Minerval Colloquium

Frater Puck

Fraternal Unity: The Committee of Four and the Pursuit of Harmony

Dionysius Rogers
(T Polyphilus)

The Pyramid and the Oasis

Soror 207

Sense of Unity: A Discourse on Sacred Geometry

Steven Ryan

Thelema, Crowley, and the Yi King

Sondra L. Scott Rogers
(Soror Saffir)

Slaying the Slaves of Because – A Pathway of Responsibility

Frater Sabazius

Keynote

Megan Schulze

The Feast of BABALON

Jon Sewell

Practical Presentation of the Eleusinian Rites

Bob Stein

Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita: An interactive reading and meditation

Liber XXXI and Liber CCXX, Liber L, The Book of the Law

Minerval Colloquium

Joseph Thiebes

Minerval Colloquium

Promulgation Strategies

Molly Ware

Unity: The Microcosm & Macrocosm

Speaker Biographies

Craig Berry joined O.T.O. in 1987 EV. He has held a variety of leadership positions in the Order, at both the local level (such as Master of Baphomet Lodge and Deputy Master of LVX Oasis) and the national level (including Bishop of E.G.C., member of the Grand Tribunal, and U.S.G.L. Internet Secretary). Despite his appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, he does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles, where he has lived his entire adult life. Among his personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs.

One Reed: The Unity of Sacrifice – Craig Berry, not tyled from 10:30 am - 11:30 am on Sunday.

Sister Tina Buchanan took her Minerval at Sekhet Bast Ra in May 2003 EV. She has served as Deputy Master since 2004 EV, and Treasurer since 2006 EV. Sister Tina holds a B.S. Degree in Organizational Leadership and an MBA with a Finance emphasis.

Unity: The Microcosm & Macrocosm – Molly Ware and Tina Buchanan, not tyled from 3pm - 4pm on Saturday.

Colin Campbell has been a student and a teacher of the occult for nearly twenty years with an emphasis on Thelemic, Kabbalistic, and & Enochian magical systems. The Sigillum Dei was one of the first magical symbols he encountered, via Adam McLean’s A Treatise on Angel Magic (1982), and it has remained a source of interest and fascination ever since. He is the author of A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema (Teitan Press, 2008).

The Sigillum Dei: Æmæth – Colin Campbell, not tyled from 4:30pm - 5:30pm on Saturday.

Constance Jean DuQuette is a Priestess, Bishop, Initiator, and Thelemic Homemaker. First initiated into our Order in 1976, she has the longest tenure of any Sister in the O.T.O.

O.T.O. Memories – Constance DuQuette, not tyled from 8 am - 9:30 am on Sunday.

US Deputy National Grand Master General Lon Milo DuQuette was initiated November 15, 1975 EV He is one of a handful of individuals initiated by Hymenaeus Alpha 777 (Grady L. McMurtry) after the death of Karl Germer and prior to McMurtry’s formal reorganization of the OTO. In 2004 EV, upon the death of his former teacher, Phyllis Seckler, DuQuette inherited the distinction of being in the OTO longer than any other living member. He also enjoys the unique position of Archbishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, a prelacy conferred upon him by both Hymenaeus Alpha, and Hymenaeus Beta. He has authored numerous books pertaining to magick and Thelema. He lectures world wide and is one of the most publicly visible members of the Order in the world. He lives in Costa Mesa, California with his high school sweetheart and wife of 41 years, Bishop Constance Jean DuQuette, an OTO initiate since 1976 EV.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

Low Magick: Redeeming the Better Demons of Your Nature – Lon Milo DuQuette, not tyled from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Sunday.

Lisa Faulkner ...

Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita: An interactive reading and meditation – Bob Stein and Lisa Faulkner, not tyled from 8 am - 9:30 am on Sunday.

Frater Hippokleides is a founding member of Abrahadabra Oasis in Portland, Maine, a chartered initiator, and an ordained E.G.C. Priest. He was trained as a classical scholar at Berkeley and Yale, ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in Classics from Yale in 2000 EV. His Yale dissertation dealt in part with the Orpheus myth, and he has published academic articles on the subject as well. He now lives and works in the Boston area. He took the Minerval Initiation on the Ides of March, 1998 EV, and has been in a bit of a daze ever since.

Orphic Initiation, Unity Nethermost Showed – Fr. Hippokleides, not tyled from 9 am - 10 am on Sunday.

Frater Hunahpu and Soror Ixel Balamke are founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra Oasis in Oklahoma City with 25 years of devotion to our Holy Order under their belt. They have both served in various duties over the years as local body officers, Co-Masters of Sekhet-Bast-Ra, Initiation Secretaries, helped found the U.S. Grand Lodge newsletter Agape, etc. Frater Hunahpu is currently the Grand Secretary General. Their love and appreciation of fine wines is legendary. Hunahpu and Ixel Balamke even named their Chapter after Dionysius due to their deep abiding and sensual fascination with wine, roses, and agape. Currently they are trying to develop a small wine cellar that will hold 666+ bottles.

We Are One!!! We are None!!!: The Rite of Jupiter and the Art of Wine – Frater Hunahpu and Soror Ixel Balamke, tyled to III° from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday.

Richard Kaczynski [blog] has kept pretty busy over his last 22 years in O.T.O. He wrote some books (The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley, Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley, Perdurabo Outtakes, and Panic in Detroit: The Magician and the Motor City). He contributed to some other books (Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism: An Anthology of Critical Studies, A Concordance to the Holy Books of Thelema, The Golden Dawn Sourcebook, Rebels and Devils, People of the Earth), and wrote for several magazines (High Times, The Magical Link, Neshamah, Cheth, Mezlim, Eidolon, Different Worlds,). He edited, annotated and introduced Crowley's Sword of Song; co-edited with Hymenaeus Beta The Revival of Magick and Other Essays; and performed editorial duties for the NOTOCON VI Proceedings Book and Neshamah (journal of the Psychology Guild). He appeared on television in the documentaries Secrets of the Occult and Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666. He travels, teaches and lectures widely, and has served O.T.O. in various capacities at the local, national and international levels. Dr. Kaczynski earned his Ph.D. in social psychology, with a minor in measurement and statistics, in 1993 EV with a dissertation on metaphysical beliefs and experiences among occult practitioners. His current projects include an updated edition of Perdurabo, and two books on the history of esoteric societies in the 19th and early 20th centuries (with one volume focusing on sacred sexuality). He currently lives in Maryland with his wife, Kerry Kurowski.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

The O.T.O. I° Initiation: History, Development and Parallels – Richard Kaczynski, tyled to I° from 10am - 11am on Saturday.

Sister Beth Kimbell has been an initiate of our Order since Anno IVix Sol 7° Capricorn, Luna 20° Gemini. She has held most positions at her home body of Knights Templar Oasis through the years. She is also an active member of Sekhet-Maat Lodge and an affiliate of Abrahadabra Oasis. Since coordinating NOTOCON VI held in Salem, in Anno IVxv Sol 18° Leo, Luna 24° Cancer, she has worked to share the opportunity and glory of service in the local body with her community, and remains active as an Initiator, E.G.C. Priestess, Treasurer, and newsletter editor. Anno IVxv, she was made the Assistant National Conference Committee Chair for U.S.G.L.; Anno IVxvi she was nominated by her peers (for her Hospitality) and selected to speak at the Mystics, Mothers, and Magicians Symposium in Sacramento; and May Day Anno IVxvii, she was appointed U.S.G.L. Kaaba Coordinator.

In her spare time, she works ~50 hours per week as a Facilities Manager for a small defense and security related R&D Company, attempts to uplift humanity by setting an example of a Free Woman living by her convictions and our shared philosophy and religion, practices ceremonial magick, cooks, reads, and sits relaxing under her cat, obsessively watching DVDs or writing her next essay or ritual. In addition to O.T.O., she is a supporter Compassion and Choices, the Mars Society, NOW, NORML, the ACLU, and is a member of the American Chemical Society. She also idolizes Benjamin Franklin.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

Kim Knight (Soror Diotima) is an initiate originally hailing from the back woods of Montana. She moved to Portland, OR and took her Minerval in April of 1999. She is a very active member and officer at Sekhet-Maat Lodge, serving as an Ordained Priestess and Chair of both the Special Events and the E.G.C. Committee. Kim is also High Priestess of Psyche-Eros Rose Croix Chapter and has served as a member of their Committee of Four. She has been initiating at Sekhet-Maat Lodge since 2002, works very closely with the Initiation Officer Training program, and heads up the Initiator Training programs there. Miss Kim serves U.S.G.L. as the Chair of the National Conference Committee and as the Initiator Training Coordinator and Certified Initiator Trainer. She recently graduated with a Masters degree in Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine after a long path of health services including dentistry and Homebirth Midwifery and has recently opened her acupuncture clinic in Northeast Portland, Tensegrity Health Acupuncture. She has found nothing more fulfilling and beautiful in her life than her local body, its temple, and the initiates that inhabit it. Kim lives with her partner Geoff and their Fire Eating Dog, Miss Pig.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

Frater Puck has been a member of Ordo Templi Orientis since January 9, 1994 EV, and has served as Treasurer of Tahuti Lodge in New York City (1995 EV – 2000 EV) and Master of Tahuti Lodge (2000 EV – 2005 EV). Since 2000 EV, he has been a member of the Membership Committee and Committee of Four of Tahuti Chapter R&C. He has been a Chartered Initiator and Ordained E.G.C. Priest since 1998 EV and is a Certified Initiator Trainer.

Fraternal Unity: The Committee of Four and the Pursuit of Harmony – Frater Puck, tyled to 0° from 10am - 11am on Saturday.

Dionysius Rogers (e.k.a. T Polyphilus) is a Past Master of Scarlet Woman Lodge and a regular presenter at M∴M∴M∴ initiator trainings and U.S.G.L. Kaaba Colloquia. He is the author of dozens of original rituals for Thelemites. He is a member of Aum. Ha. Oasis and Ouarda Chapter.

Pyramid and the Oasis – Dionysius Rogers, tyled to III° from 8:30am - 10am on Saturday.

Soror 207 has been a member of O.T.O. since 1994 EV (the day the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted Jupiter). She has a passion for Eucharistic Magick and Qabalah. She loves to garden; her biggest project is the Sacred Grove on her acre near Mount Ranier.

Sense of Unity: A Discourse on Sacred Geometry – Soror 207, not tyled from 4:30pm - 5:30pm on Saturday.

Steven Ryan is the Master of Knights Templar Oasis where he has been putting the fun in fundamental, much to the chagrin of the Black Brothers in the occult Disneyland of Salem.

Thelema, Crowley, and the Yi King – Steven Ryan, not tyled from 11:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday.

Sondra L. Scott Rogers (Soror Saffir) has been studying the Occult for almost 20 years. She came to O.T.O. in 2004 EV in Los Angeles. Having served as Secretary, Event Coordinator and current Treasurer for LVX Lodge, Sondra has dedicated herself in service to the promulgation of the Law of Thelema. Confirmed in the E.G.C. for over three years, she regularly performs the mass as a Novice Priestess, Ordained Deacon, and Child. Sondra is also honored to serve as mother to her daughter Dylan (a.k.a. The Pickle).

Slaying the Slaves of Because: A Pathway of Responsibility – Soror Saffir, not tyled from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday.

Frater Sabazius [website] joined O.T.O. in 1986 EV, and has served at various times as Master of Ptah Sekhet Camp, MWS of Babalon Chapter, U.S. Quartermaster, and U.S. Grand Secretary General. Since 1996 EV, he has served as U.S. National Grand Master General. He resides with his wife, Soror Helena, in a remote, hilltop fortress in Southern California.

Keynote at the Formal Banquet, not tyled from 7pm on Saturday.

Megan Schulze is a long time student of Thelema and ceremonial magick. A member of O.T.O. since 2004 EV, she is currently Secretary of Aum Ha Oasis in Chicago, Illinois.

The Feast of Babalon – Megan Schulze, not tyled from 11am - 12:30pm on Saturday.

Since initiating in 1999 EV, Jon Sewell has been involved in numerous local O.T.O. presentations of the Rites of Eleusis in a more traditional style. With Eleusyve, the theater and media production company he helped found, Jon’s work with these Rites has developed a distinctive style, receiving positive reviews from esoteric and mainstream media alike.

Practical Presentation of the Eleusinian Rites – Jon Sewell, not tyled from 11:30am - 12:30pm on Saturday.

Bob Stein has been a member of O.T.O. since 1983 EV. He founded Pyramid Lodge in Buffalo, NY. He was a member of the U. S. Grand Lodge Electoral College and served part of his eleven-year term as president of that body. Currently a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, he serves O.T.O. in various capacities.

As a Thelemic scholar, Bob's interests involve critical study of the Class A literature. He maintains a large library of Thelemic and related texts. He has written about variations in the editions of Liber AL, the three-dimensional Quantum Tree of Life, and the rituals of the Lodge of Perfection. He has presented, and has been a panelist, at several National O.T.O. Conferences (NOTOCON).

His current interests include studies of Liber 231 and Liber 813 (Ararita). Both are part of an ongoing study of the Tree of Life, its applications and manifestations.

Bob's continued goal is to encourage Thelemites to study Liber 31 and to integrate their understanding in consistent ways. The object is to think "outside the box" and to challenge all authority (even The Book of the Law) in the search for truth. The four initiatory questions are a guide to truth, understanding and wisdom. The process of initiation prepares a magician for this, but they are only starts. Thelema encourages the magician to challenge thought and orthodoxy and to express individual will.

He is retired and can do what he will to express his will.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

Liber XXXI and Liber CCXX, Liber L, The Book of the Law – Bob Stein, not tyled from 1:30pm - 2:30pm on Saturday.

Liber DCCCXIII vel Ararita: An interactive reading and meditation – Bob Stein and Lisa Faulkner, not tyled from 8 am - 9:30 am on Sunday.

Joseph Thiebes is a Priest of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica and artist living in the occult district of Portland, Oregon known as “New Alamut.” Originally hailing from the wild mountains of Montana, where he began his 20-year study of the occult arts, he is now Master of Sekhet-Maat Lodge.

Joseph’s writing and editing work has contributed to the development of O.T.O. in Portland and to the promulgation of the Law of Thelema worldwide. He is a principal contributor to Thelemapedia, as well as former editor of Agapé and of Lion & Serpent. He also maintains a heavily filtered personal blog and two active blogging communities for O.T.O. members [1,2]. He has participated in hundreds of public dramatic rituals in the last two decades, from performance in solo ritual, to Eucharistic ceremony and initiatory rites, to directing and producing invocative performances with full lighting & live music. He has spoken on Thelema and organizational leadership topics in Portland as well as in France, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, and other locations in various U.S. states. He continues to create and offer presentations at Sekhet-Maat Lodge and elsewhere on a regular basis. Each second Tuesday he facilitates discussions on Thelemic texts at the Lodge, and is the creator and moderator of Thelemic Symposium, an annual event since 2002 EV.

Minerval Colloquium – facilitated by Kim Knight, tyled to 0° from 10am - 5pm on Friday.

Promulgation Strategies – Joseph Thiebes, not tyled from 3pm - 4pm on Saturday.

Sister Molly Ware has been a member of O.T.O. since 1998 EV, and has her Masters degree in Experimental Psychology with a specialty in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Molly is also the current Master of Sekhet Bast Ra Oasis; a position she has held since 2003 EV.

Unity: The Microcosm & Macrocosm – Molly Ware and Tina Buchanan, not tyled from 3pm - 4pm on Saturday.

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