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)

Labyrinth and Maze Outdoor Exploration

2 Margaritas Restaurant

Join us on this rare sunny Saturday afternoon to explore some area mazes and labyrinths. We will be meeting outside on the waterfront patio at 2 Margaritas next to the marina in the small town of Union, known for its picturesque vistas of the Olympic mountains across the fjord of the Hood Canal. We will meet up between 11am-Noon on the Mexican restaurant's patio and then when everyone has arrived head over to the labyrinths at Harmony Hill and then the corn mazes at Hunter Farms, both nearby in Union. Afterwards folks can depart or join some us around the fire pit. This is a free event, there is no entrance fee etc at either the labyrinths or the mazes, but you can purchase food and hot drinks at all the locations, and pumpkins etc at Hunter Farms. If you don't want to walk to the maze there is small fee to take the hay ride there. We will be following social distance rules and wearing masks, and the entire event will be outdoors. LORE has not done any outdoor events in 2020 in support of state safety guidelines and so feel this may be the only outdoor event LORE does this year before non-family gathering lockdown restrictions return. A handful of us have been meeting as part of a LORE study group with themes that include mazes and labyrinths and wanted to invite others to join us on this field trip. Folks if interested can learn more about the LORE study group and are welcome to join us in the future.

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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League of Occult Research & Education - Monthly Meetup

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