I've enjoyed this group for sometime, reading about all the different
perspectives on Thelema and the various permutations of the O.T.O. I
myself I'm a 1st degreed member of the O.T.O. and I certainly feel
more camaradie with those who have described themselves as
Thelemites, free-thinkers, and consciousness scouts than with
more "orthodox" partities. I'm personally interested in the
advancement of Thelema in creative and "new" pursuits. I value the
work that Crowley and "orthodox" Thelemic orders have achieved and
I'm grateful for their efforts, but I'm personally more interested in
looking at further applications of their ideas, allowing them to
purmutate and speak to my personal experience. I don't like to
simply "parrot" or regurgitate the sages of the past.
Anyway, to that end my friend and O.T.O. sister have seen a need to
bring speakers that are innovative, intelligent, and well organized
to our fair city. We are begining this endeavor by bringing in one
of the most outspoken, freethinking, and widely published Thelemites
in the country, Mr. Lon Milo DuQuette. We have booked him for an
entire weekend of workshops, rituals, and book signings. If any of
you like to attend, or would be willing to forward the information to
those you feel would be interested, you can find a PDF flier in the
files section of this group with all the pertinent information.
Thanks to Nagasiva for the invitation to post our flier and for
giving me the opportunity to post my meager thoughts. Thanks to all
of you for reading, and for your time.
[MODERATOR (from the flier, which is to be found at the following URL:
About Lon DuQuette
In the dark and brooding firmament of occult literature and media, Lon Milo DuQuette is a star of unique and exceptional brilliance. Although he takes the subjects of Magick, Qabalah and the Western spiritual traditions very seriously, he tries to remember not to take himself too seriously. This rare combination of common sense and self-effacing humor has in the last 15 years secured him a unique and highly respected position in the world of esoteric literature. Hailed by critics as the most entertaining author in the field, (his style has been compared to that of Mark Twain and Robert Benchley), Lon's books, seminars and radio and television appearances evoke from his audiences a curious mixture of laughter, terror, and wonderment.
(there is no mention of Brother Duquette's heavy involvement in the
OTO, nor anything else about his *activities* beyond lecturing.)]