What we're about

'Lore' is from the Old English word 'lar' meaning "learning, what is taught, knowledge, science, doctrine; art or act of teaching," and 'occult' means "hidden, concealed, secret". LORE hosts free-to-attend public discussions, workshops, and field trips on a range of topics that fall into the original meaning of 'occult', defined as "not apprehended by the mind, beyond the range of understanding." Together we share stories, books, myths, occult research, and the company of friends.

"The believer is happy, the doubter wise."
— Greek proverb

Upcoming events (5)

League of Occult Research & Education - Monthly Meetup

This month's meetup will be on Zoom. All LORE workshops are free to attend. 7:00pm Workshop: Lilliana Blackstar is returning to LORE for another deep dive into astrological concepts, her last workshop filled up so please RSVP. Please bring your astrological divination questions. We will update specific astrological topics to be covered in the workshop closer to the day of the meetup - and being so close to the November election we will for sure have a discussion on political forecasting and astrology which has a long storied history. Thank you! Introductions - We usually start at 7pm with a go around doing brief intros and updates of around 2-3min each where we share where we are from and current areas of interest and research. Workshop itself will begin around 7:30pm. 9:00pm Q&A Note: Dirty Daves is a family friendly bar and pizza parlor, which we plan to return to eventually to do in person LORE meetups. We will also continue to include zoom for those who are out of town that wish to attend, as well as having the occasional out of town guest present. We discussed returning to Dirty Daves Pizza and their event room once the reopening here is in Phase IV of pandemic gathering restrictions, we're currently in Phase III reopening in Olympia.

League of Occult Research & Education - Monthly Meetup

Dirty Dave's Pizza

This month's meetup will be at: Dirty Dave's Pizza 3939 Martin Way East Olympia WA 98501 (360)[masked] Schedule 7:00pm Pizza or munchies and/or drinks 7:30pm Workshop: TO BE ANNOUNCED - SUGGEST IDEAS We usually determine a meetup topic the month prior to the next meetup, except in the case of guest speakers. If you wish to present your book or topic please contact one of the organizers. 8:30pm Show & Tell and Show & ASK (folks bring object and group helps identify, like plants, gems, jewelry, photo, symbol, dream, etc.) 9:00pm Occult northwest news announcements & discussion What is "show-and-ask"? Occasionally someone will bring an object, book or other interesting artifact (or just a good story!) to share with the group for feedback, something they always wanted to figure out, get commentary on, insight, etc. (like a piece of jewelry that you dont know what the stones are in it, or a strange plant, or a dream you had that you would like help interpreting, etc.) Note: Dirty Daves is a family friendly bar and pizza parlor.

League of Occult Research & Education - Monthly Meetup

Dirty Dave's Pizza

This month's meetup will be at: Dirty Dave's Pizza 3939 Martin Way East Olympia WA 98501 (360)[masked] Schedule 7:00pm Pizza or munchies and/or drinks 7:30pm Workshop: TO BE ANNOUNCED - SUGGEST IDEAS We usually determine a meetup topic the month prior to the next meetup, except in the case of guest speakers. If you wish to present your book or topic please contact one of the organizers. 8:30pm Show & Tell and Show & ASK (folks bring object and group helps identify, like plants, gems, jewelry, photo, symbol, dream, etc.) 9:00pm Occult northwest news announcements & discussion What is "show-and-ask"? Occasionally someone will bring an object, book or other interesting artifact (or just a good story!) to share with the group for feedback, something they always wanted to figure out, get commentary on, insight, etc. (like a piece of jewelry that you dont know what the stones are in it, or a strange plant, or a dream you had that you would like help interpreting, etc.) Note: Dirty Daves is a family friendly bar and pizza parlor.

League of Occult Research & Education - Monthly Meetup

Dirty Dave's Pizza

This month's meetup will be at: Dirty Dave's Pizza 3939 Martin Way East Olympia WA 98501 (360)[masked] Schedule 7:00pm Pizza or munchies and/or drinks 7:30pm Workshop: TO BE ANNOUNCED - SUGGEST IDEAS We usually determine a meetup topic the month prior to the next meetup, except in the case of guest speakers. If you wish to present your book or topic please contact one of the organizers. 8:30pm Show & Tell and Show & ASK (folks bring object and group helps identify, like plants, gems, jewelry, photo, symbol, dream, etc.) 9:00pm Occult northwest news announcements & discussion What is "show-and-ask"? Occasionally someone will bring an object, book or other interesting artifact (or just a good story!) to share with the group for feedback, something they always wanted to figure out, get commentary on, insight, etc. (like a piece of jewelry that you dont know what the stones are in it, or a strange plant, or a dream you had that you would like help interpreting, etc.) Note: Dirty Daves is a family friendly bar and pizza parlor.

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