Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
We are extremely pleased to announce that our goal of celebrating the Gnostic Mass
at this year's Burning Man Festival
(August 27 - September 3) is manifesting well and we are currently in our final planning stages for this historic event.
Under the auspices of OTO US Grand Lodge
, a dedicated team of Order members has partnered with Sacred Spaces Village
to establish a Thelemic enclave (Serpent Flame) within this very supportive community.
As you may know, Burning Man brings tens of thousands of people together from all over the world, many of whom desire to experience something transcendent and to be exposed to alternative lifestyles and narratives from those prevalent in our wider culture.
This opportunity has us uniquely positioned to promulgate the Law of Thelema through the celebration of our central ritual as well as through offering classes and workshops on magick, yoga, and alchemy. Sacred Spaces Village has an alchemy theme this year with temples dedicated to the various alchemical stages and Serpent Flame will be making our offerings, including three celebrations of the Mass, in the Rubedo (Great Work completed) temple.
In order to satisfy our objective of displaying our central ritual with “joy and beauty,” we ask that you to consider joining us by making a financial contribution that will enable us to do the following:
- Print commemorative informational missals informing people of the OTO, the Gnostic Mass, and Thelema
- Purchase Mass Supplies (Wine, goblets, candles, etc.)
- Transportation of Mass Equipment to and from the event
- Obtain additional inexpensive temple furnishings (pillows, chairs, collapsible tables, etc.)
Please note that no money herein raised will be used to defray any of our personal expenses, but will solely be applied to bringing the Gnostic Mass to the Playa.
We are looking to raise a minimum of $666 through indiegogo, though more would be extremely helpful in making this an extraordinary event. Any money left over will be utilized for further promulgation efforts within the Order.
We thank you for your time, consideration, and your generous contributions toward our shared efforts in bringing the Mass to Black Rock City and Burning Man. We encourage you to contribute directly as well as to share this link with your local bodies, brothers, sisters and friends via Facebook, Twitter, as well as any relevant online lists and groups. We'll have a full report on the success of our efforts upon our return and look forward to sharing with you in that success. Until then......
Love is the law, love under will.
Serpent Flame - Burning Man 2012