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HERMES Workshop & Ritual: All Liberating

Join us for for a powerful workshop & ritual celebrating the Greek Messenger of the Gods in his "All Liberating" aspect!

:: HERMES WORKSHOP ::
"Cultivating your relationship with Hermes"

Join Mage & Priest of Hermes, SAM WEBSTER to learn a deep practice for invoking Hermes in his All-Liberating form. Hermes is the Greek god of commerce, good luck, sudden or unexpected enrichment, crossroads, and hospitality. He may be called upon to remove obstructions to successful commerce and communication, and has a playful, joyous presence. Intended for daily use, the Hermes practice introduces Tantric Buddhist methods in a Pagan setting. This Hermes invocation may be used to cultivate divine vision, develop inner yogas that clear energy blocks, and explore 'secret' yogas that liberate the mind.

This workshop is open to all levels of experience and abilities. The Hermes Workshop may be paired with the evening Rite of Hermes (below).

Saturday, July 27
3:00 – 5:00 pm
$20/person
* Please dress comfortably in layers and bring drinking water in a reusable bottle. You may also bring a mala (strung meditation beads) if you wish.

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:: RITE OF HERMES ALL LIBERATING ::

This community ritual will celebrate Hermes, Greek Messenger of the Gods, in his All-Liberating form. Join us to call upon the Greek god of commerce, good luck, and communication! We will bring Hermes into manifestation into a dedicated Herm (statue), and also into our lives to eliminate obstacles, strengthen our life’s journey, and send blessings into the world. The ritual will build upon material taught in the daytime Hermes workshop, but workshop attendance is not required. All are welcome to this community ritual led by Mage and Priest of Hermes, Sam Webster, and Laurie Lovekraft, co-founder of Reclaiming LA.

Saturday, July 27
7:30 pm Doors Open
8:00 pm Ritual Begins
$10 - $20 sliding scale
Please bring a potluck dish to share after the ritual as well as an offering for Hermes (food, coin, small object). Dress comfortably in layers, and bring a pillow to sit on. You may also bring a mala (strung meditation beads) if you wish.

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SAM WEBSTER, M. Div., Mage, hails from the Bay Area and has taught magick publicly since 1984. He graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley in 1993 and is now a PhD candidate at the Univ. of Bristol, UK, studying Pagan history under Prof. Ronald Hutton. He is an Adept of the Golden Dawn, a cofounder of the Chthonic-Ouranian Templar order, and an initiate of Wiccan, Druidic, Buddhist, Hindu and Masonic traditions. His work has been published in a number of journals such as Green Egg and Gnosis, and 2010 completed his first book Tantric Thelema, establishing the publishing house Concrescent Press (http://Concrescent.net/). Sam authors two blogs, Arkadian Anvil (http://witchesandpagans.com/Arkadian-Anvil/Blogger/Listings/sam-webster.html) and Pagan Restoration (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/paganrestoration/). In 2001 he founded the Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn (http://OSOGD.org/), and serves the Pagan community principally as a priest of Hermes.

LAURIE LOVEKRAFT has been a ritualist & ceremonial leader for more than 25 years. A teacher in the Reclaiming Tradition, she has studied Wicca, Thelema, Feri Tradition with Gabriel Carillo, Herbalism, and Tibetan Buddhism. Laurie graduated from the Berkeley Psychic Institute’s Women’s Clairvoyant training program and priestessed with the Church of All Worlds and the Crescent Hellions. She was featured in Modern Pagans, by RE/Search Publications, and her writings have appeared in Green Egg, Widdershins, PanGaia, an Bitch Goddess: The Spiritual Path of the Dominant Woman (Greenery Press). Laurie is co-founder of Reclaiming LA (http://reclaimingla.org/),and uses drumming and song to celebrate earth-base spirituality to heal ourselves, each other, and the world.

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