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Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Please join us for another enlightening online presentation on Saturday, August 15th at 1 p.m. as Frater SLQ expounds on the subject of Kumari, the Living Goddess. In the center of Kathmandu lives a virgin who is regarded by pious Hindus as a living incarnation of the Goddess Durga. Called the Royal Kumari, she presides over the most important religious festivals of Nepal, including the coronation of the King. Dressed in rich garments and an elaborate headdress, accompanied by a plethora of priests and attendants, whenever she leaves the house she is carried aloft, as her feet must never touch the ground. Heads of state, leading businessmen, and others who are important enough or lucky enough to obtain an audience seek her advice and prophetic wisdom. Even more impressive is the fact that she begins her career as a goddess when she is just 4 years old. This presentation will discuss the history and role of virgin goddesses, especially in the Far East. We will explore the life of the Kumari, from how she is first selected to her retirement at puberty, when she becomes a regular mortal. Rare images of the goddess will be shown (it is generally forbidden to photograph her), and the presenter will share his experience of his own (brief) audience with the Kumari in 2004. You will need to RSVP to have access to our Google online platform. PLEASE RSVP AT: [masked] If you RSVP through Meetup we may not see it. A $10 donation for the class is required to help maintain the lodge during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/kumari-gll Additional donations are accepted at the following link: https://paypal.me/goldenlotuslodge Love is the law, love under will.
Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Golden Lotus Lodge will be presenting Coffee, Tea & Tarot Online with Sister Lucy on Saturday, August 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. In this fun, informative, and interactive class we will discuss the MAJOR ARCANA of the Thoth Tarot and compare it with The Rider-Waite and the beautiful Tabula Mundi Tarot (Thelemic-inspired tarot deck by M. Meleen). Learn and discuss the history, the Tree of Life, the Elemental & Astrological attributes, as well as the symbolism found in these three decks. A notebook with materials will be provided for those that RSVP early. This presentation will be on the Emperor Card. You will need to RSVP to have access to our Google online platform. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. Because of this, kindly RSVP at: [masked] Please RSVP at least three days before the class so the instructor will know you're participating and can provide materials for everyone. A $10 donation for the class is requested to help maintain the temple space: https://bit.ly/ctt-august Additional donations are accepted at the following link: https://paypal.me/goldenlotuslodge Have your Thoth and Rider-Waite decks with you and the Tabula Mundi if you have it. This will be a great class even if you are a beginner or a seasoned reader. Love is the law, love under will. 93 93/93