Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
This group is for people interested in Thelema, initiation, ceremonial magick, fraternity, and other esoteric and occult pursuits, including the works of Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947). We hold events around the greater Maryland, Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia metropolitan area.
This meetup is organized by William Blake Lodge, the MD/DC/NoVA branch of Ordo Templi Orientis (the Order of Oriental Templars or O.T.O.). O.T.O. is eclectic, drawing on both Eastern and Western esoteric traditions. We provide education with classes and rituals on subjects such as alchemy, astrology, ceremonial magick, Enochian, god forms, herbalism, hermetic science, initiation symbolism, meditation, occultism, kabbalah, ritual practices, sacred sexuality, Tarot, yoga, and others.
Most of our events are open to the general public and we ask for donations to help us with our operating expenses. Please note that it is NOT a requirement to join O.T.O. to attend our open meetings and events. We're happy to have folks who just enjoy their status as our guests, attend our events and spend time with us.
William Blake Lodge is moving into its 20th year of operation in June of 2012 and has remained a continuously active part of the MD/DC/No VA esoteric community. WBL has also realized its efforts of moving out of living rooms, basements and bookstores by maintaining a permanent, community-supported temple in Baltimore since 2008. The majority of our events are held at this location. Our space is 2367 sq ft and includes a full kitchen, 3 bathrooms, a sitting area, classroom area, ritual temple and storage. We also maintain a large library of various titles in magick, philosophy, esoterica and the occult. See the pics of the stages of building our temple space in the photos section.
This meetup is for events hosted by William Blake Lodge, O.T.O., rather than for general community announcements.
If you would like more information, please drop us an email. If an event interests you, please kindly RSVP and we will look forward to meeting you in person. If you would like to chat with us in person outside of an event, please email us and we will arrange something.
Love is the law, love under will.
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 3:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 1:00 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 3:30 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:30 PM
Saturday, December 27, 2014 1:00 PM
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 3:30 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2015 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 1:00 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 3:30 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2015 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 1:00 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 3:30 PM
Sunday, March 15, 2015 5:30 PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 PM
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