Dr David Shoemaker Lectures in Berkeley on the System of the A.’.A.’.

College of Thelema of Northern California Chancellor Dr. David Shoemaker presents a public lecture on the System of the A.’.A.’., as the inaugural event in a new class series at the COTNC’s Berkeley Campus…
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

We are pleased to announced the kickoff event for the new class series at the COTNC Berkeley Campus: COTNC Chancellor Dr. David Shoemaker will present a public lecture entitled, “The System of the A.’.A.’.”. In this informative and entertaining presentation, Dr. Shoemaker will discuss the major training “tracks” within Aleister Crowley’s magical Order known as the A.’.A.’., and show how they develop across the First Order Grades, culminating with the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.

Dr. Shoemaker’s subsequent monthly classes will develop the major themes from this initial lecture in much greater detail, with ample opportunity for discussion and exploration. Topics will include:

–Magical ritual techniques
–Control of the astral body
–Raja Yoga, including posture, breathing and concentration techniques
–Devotional practices

TIME: The inaugural lecture will take place on Thursday, April 29, from 6:00 – 7:45 pm, and the subsequent classes will follow on the 4th Thursday of every month.

COST: All classes are free, with a $5 donation requested. PLEASE NOTE: We are not allowed to discuss, solicit or accept donations at the library. Therefore, if you wish to support our non-profit work with a donation, please send it via Paypal to cotnc@mac.com.

LOCATION: All events will be held at the Claremont Branch of the Berkeley Public Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705-2231. Phone: (510) 981-6280

Please note that no food or drinks are allowed inside the library.

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PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION: In addition to the (sometimes challenging) street parking near the library, three blocks west (towards Telegraph Ave.) is a parking garage for Alta Bates Summit Hospital, at Colby and Ashby. The closest BART station is at Ashby, 1.1 miles from the library. Bus lines 800 and 9 run up Ashby. Also, Rockridge BART is 1.9 miles away with bus lines 51 and 851 connecting.

We look forward to seeing you as we kick off this new and exciting class series. Please feel free to pass along this email to any interested friends. All events are open to the public. For more information about the College of Thelema of Northern California and its initiatory Order, the Temple of the Silver Star, please visit our website here.

Love is the law, love under will.

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