News from Monsalvat
Well, at this point everything's new, including us, but here's
a timeline of what we've accomplished so far:
- Equinox 2005ev
- Well, it's been a while since anything new happened, but
we're going to be gearing up for some new things. Watch this space!
- Beltane 2004ev
- For Thelema Lodge,
we performed a rather different Roodmas.
- Equinox 2003ev
- We performed a Gnostic Mass completely set to music by Sor
Marfiza (you can hear the Priestess'
veil speech, for a sample), preceded by a Service
of Light for the Equinox.
- Hallowmas 2002ev
- Nathan's "Masks of the Self" series concluded with
a "Ritual on the Path of Mem" from Black
Pearl, serving both to close the series and to dedicate
the new inner temple at the Ashby House; and we had a well-attended
and well-received Hallowmas
ritual at Grace North.
- Feast of the Beast & His Bride 2002ev
- The 120th anniversary of the world debut (in Bayreuth) of
Wagner's Parsifal (7/26/1882) saw the Companions and guests
watching the Hans-Jürgen Syberberg film of the opera, with
wine and cheese during, and discussion after. Sor. Marfiza (and
friends) presented the Rite of Saturn this past Saturday -- Crowley's
original Rite (mostly), with a twist of New Orleans Voodoo --
and all new poetry. "Masks of the Self" continues well-attended;
coming up: The Star on 8/15, The Moon on 8/29 (skipping
8/22, which is the Rite of Jupiter), and The Sun on 9/5.
- Roodmas 2002ev
- We had a wonderfully successful Roodmas
ritual at Grace North Church this past Friday (5/10). Nathan's
"Masks of the Self" workshop continues every Thursday;
coming up: The Emperor on 5/16, The Hierophant
on 5/23, and The Lovers on 5/30.
- The Feast of the Three Days of Liber Legis
- We're very pleased to announce that Monsalvat will
be hosting "Masks of the Self",
a workshop on the Thoth Tarot Deck, starting on 18 April and
happening every Thursday night at the Ashby House.
- Vernal Equinox 2002ev
- It's anno legis IV-x! Happy New Year! Held a very
successful Vernal Equinox ritual
and feast at the Ashby House.
- Candlemas 2002ev
- Brought this site online; Candlemas
ritual at Grace North Church
- Winter Solstice 2001ev
- Kicked things off with a
ritual at NOX house