Fairfax, VAUSA 22030
March 13, 2012
I have been a student of the occult for a long time. I was thrilled to find this meet up reasonably close to home. I'm hoping for an enjoyable learning experience with some kindred spirits. My cats are psychic but can't help me learn about Thelema.
A few years ago a friend bequeathed to me a library of Thelemic works, and I became fascinated. I have been working my way through the material alone,. I also took courses on line through Maybe Logic Academy with Lon Milo Duqette on Crowley's Thoth Tarot and Enochian Vision Magick.
I started studying yoga when I was fifteen. I was interested alternative spiritual pathways from my teenage years (forced church attendance does that to people). I lived for Korea for two years and studied meditation and martial arts at a Buddhist temple and I was also fortunate to be able to study with native Korean shamanesses called Mudangs. I have used Tarot, scrying, and predictive astrology and I have studied several Chinese systems of forecasting besides the I Ching. I got to do this as part of my history degree which focused on East Asian cultural history.
As I said above, I have been studying the material from my friends library alone. Often work or other mundane maters caused me to set aside my studies. Since I teach I know the learning process is helped a great deal by sharing thoughts and work with others. Having a group to meet with would help keep me on track. And I'm sure there is much I can learn from people who are now as active in Thelema as i would like to become.
93 Angela! We can't wait to see you! - Hypatia
There was a typo; the date is tomorrow 6/28
I'm so glad it was worth your while. I'll look forward to meeting you when you can get to Baltimore. I plan to be at the Open House. Ooo! You do feral cat rescue. I have a friend who does CNVR for a feral cat colony.- Hypatia
Greetings, Angela! Thank you for joining our meetup group. Your background is very interesting; I haven't heard of anyone that's studied Korean shamanism before - cool! I can't recommend Lon Milo DuQuette's work enough; it's very accessible to people across many paths. We also have a short reading list in our "pages" section, so please check it out. We hope to meet you in person tonight (although I personally won't be there). - Hypatia