The Holy Days Of Thelema - Readings and Rituals presented by Aum. Ha. Lodge Chicago.
The Thelemic Holy Season starts on March 20th, when Aleister Crowley, back in 1904, invoked Horus in Cairo with the Supreme Ritual and officially founded Thelema, bringing in the Aeon of Horus. It culminates with the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law, April 8th, 9th, and 10th, when Aleister Crowley received our holy book, Liber Al Vel Legis, from his Holy Guardian Angel, Aiwass.
This year, Aum.Ha Lodge will celebrate each day of the Holy Season with readings and rituals; as well as workshops, the Gnostic Mass, and other events over the three days of the writing of The Book of the Law.
Our first event will be on March 20th. Soror Artemisia will read Chapter II of the Holy Book Liber Liberi. On this day, we celebrate the birth of our religion and the start of the New Aeon. Like every day in the Holy Season, this first day is associated with one of the trumps from the Thoth Tarot Deck, in this case ATU 21 (The Universe). This day also happens to be Soror Artemisia's birthday, so there will be a small party to follow the reading. The evening starts at 7pm with the reading, and the party will start at 7:30. Feel free to come for either or both. If you wish to join in the celebration, please bring a dish or drink to share.
Then we continue with a reading everyday till the three days of the writing of The Book of the Law; sometimes with a ritual or party to follow the reading.
The schedule up to the Eve Of The High Holy Days is listed below and all days will include a ceremonial reading of the appointed Holy Book.
All events are at our Temple at 7013 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60626 unless specified otherwise.
Mar 20 7:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap II (UNIVERSE)
7:30pm Solar Return Celebration for Soror Artemisia
Mar 21 7:00pm Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, Cap V (AEON)
Mar 22 8:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap IV (SUN)
Mar 23 8:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap VI (MOON) - with an Original Rite
Mar 24 12:00pm Liber Hamus Hermeticus (STAR)
Mar 25 3:00pm Tarot for Fun and Prophecy (a free public class)
4:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap I (TOWER)
6:00pm The Gnostic Mass
Mar 26 8:00pm Liber Capricorni Pneumatici (DEVIL)
Mar 27 7:00pm Liber Ararita, Caps I-III (ART)
Mar 28 7:00pm Liber Stellae Rubeae (DEATH)
Mar 29 8:00pm Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, Cap III (HANGED MAN)
Mar 30 7:30pm Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, Cap IV (LUST)
Mar 31 8:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap III (FORTUNE)
9:oopm "Thelemic Hold'em" Poker Night
Apr 1 9:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap V (HERMIT)
Apr 2 8:00pm Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, Cap II (ADJUSTMENT)
Apr 3 5:30pm Liber Vallum Abiegni (CHARIOT)
7:00pm Javacrucians (at Clarke's on Belmont)
Apr 4 8:00pm Liber Magi (LOVERS)
Apr 5 8:00pm Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, Cap I (HIEROPHANT)
Apr 6 8:00pm Liber Ararita, Caps IV-VII (EMPEROR) - with an Original Rite
8:45pm Launch Party for our publication "The Current
Apr 7 6:00pm Liber Liberi, Cap VII (EMPRESS)
Love is the law, love under will.