Today I spent a good portion of the day at Lodge to attend Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.) training classes. The EGC is the ecclesiastical arm of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.).

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I’ve become quite interested in fulfilling the role of Deacon during Mass, and classes like this are very informative concerning the various aspects of the ritual. The class was given by Tau Asteria and Tau Zalmoxis (aka Richard and Kerry) and Jack ‘o the Green was also there for instruction in the role, as well as the Body Master who also made sure we had full stomachs along will full brains.

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We then practiced the Mass and I got to rehearse the Deacon’s part. Even when rehearsing its not unusual for some magick to happen, so I really tried to give it my all with the lines and intonation. I really enjoy the acoustics in our temple space, and I can’t speak for the others, but I felt a little tingle when I opened the temple with

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I proclaim the Law of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty in the name of

ΙΑΩ.

While I was embarrassed to find that I didn’t know the Collects as well as I thought I did, and not only needed to read them (which is acceptable) but that I stumbled over a few parts and pronunciations, I definitely knew the Collect for the End, so I really gave that one my all, and for sure cleared that space of any wayward spirits…

Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true Wills; whether they will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with their chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another, or in any Star, or aught else, unto them may there be granted the accomplishment of their wills; yea, the accomplishment of their Wills.
AUMGN, AUMGN, AUMGN

 

Good stuff.

While the rest of the class was spent playing one of Tau Asteria’s favorite games “Who Has The Authority” and posited to us all sorts of different Mass Team scenarios of conflicting clerical, local body, and polite authority. While I always seemed determined to figure out the “right action” in each scenario (and got irritated at certain characters within), she really considered all those situations a Kobayashi Maru without any definitely right answer.

What was telling is apparently all those scenarios she cited were all based on real conflicts of the past.

 

Saturday 7/30/16-

Sun: Leo-

Moon: Cancer-

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