Veranstaltungen im Oktober 2019
Occulture BerlinAnomalie Art ClubStorkower Strasse 123Berlin, 10407
Komplettes Programm: https://www.occultureberlin.org/
"Step out of the dark: Public Rituals and Interfaith Dialoge " (Bianca Wertheimer, OBOD)My own path, my beliefs, my experiences, isn't this something so personal that i should not talk about it? And what if i am going to lose my job if my collegues find out i am a witch, druid, shaman...? I have walked that path for 19 years now and decided to step out of the dark a few years ago. I wanted to be visible, to be seen, to be accepted. Not only for myself but also for others. And yes that has changed my life. For the better. I want to share some experiences with you. Storys about presswork, interfaith Dialoge and Public Rituals. Its been a hell of a ride with ups and downs. But it was worth it. Let us discuss why it is necessary to do this sometimes nasty but also exciting job and how it could help not only you but your circle, coven, grove and our whole pagan community.
Bianca Carina Wertheimer is an Ovate Grade Druid of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and leader of the local druid group "Bärenwald". She runs a small witches shop in Berlin and has supported the local pagan community for years with not ony presswork, interfaith dialoge and public rituals but also tries to let people explore her way of 21st century druidry through social media like YouTube and Instagram.
"Chaos and Beyond" (Hagen von Tulien)An illustrated history of the origins and influences of Chaos Magic from the beginning’s up till now, and an introduction and overview of its basic elements, principles and methods. Also spiced with some personal anecdotes.
Hagen von Tulien is a German artist and occultist working in a variety of media including pen and ink, paper cut, collage and digital formats. With about forty years of intense magical theory and practice, he has specialized in creating art as an expression and manifestation of magical states of awareness and its use as an esoteric tool. Throughout the 1990s Hagen was a key figure in the Chaos-Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros (I.O.T.), serving as its section head for Germany. He is currently a Master-Initiate of the Fraternitas Saturni (F.S.) and an empowered adept of the Voudon Gnostic Current, focused on deeply researching the Gnosis of the Saturnian Continuum and of Esoteric Voudon. As a Gnostic Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis (ordained by Michael Bertiaux), Hagen von Tulien is dedicated to manifesting the supreme and divine Gnosis within himself while assisting others on their own path to kosmic freedom and liberation.
"Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump" (Gary Lachman)Did “positive thinking” and “mental science” help put Donald Trump in the White House? And are there other kinds of “occult politics” at work in the world today? In my book Dark Star Rising: Magick and Power in the Age of Trump, I look at the strange magical and esoteric ideas that are informing postmodern politics in the United States and Russia in the twenty-first century. From New Thought to Chaos Magick to the far-right esotericism of Julius Evola and the Traditionalists, a web of connections stretches out across the globe bringing together such disparate characters and phenomena as Norman Vincent Peale, Pepe the Frog, the Alt-Right, Vladimir Putin, President Trump, Reality TV, “meme magick” and much else in a weird tangle of postmodern occultism in which reality is up for grabs, facts give way to internet fictions, and truth is a negotiable commodity. My talk will look at this post-truth alternative fact landscape in which reality is defined as what you can get away with.
Gary Lachman is the author of twenty-two books on consciousness, culture, and the western esoteric tradition, including The Secret Teachers of the Western World, Lost Knowledge of the Imagination, and The Quest for Hermes Trismegistus. He writes for several journals in the UK, US, and Europe, lectures around the world, and his work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. In a past life he was a founding member of the pop group Blondie and in 2006 was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His website can be reached at www.garylachman.co.uk
"The Style of a Letter: The Thelemic Movement and its Culture of Publication (1969-1996)" (Keith Readdy)This presentation by Keith Ready examines Thelema’s occulture between the 1960s and 1990s, discussing the impact that publication has made on the establishment and legitimization of Thelema, forwarded by Aleister Crowley in 1904 as a new religious movement in contemporary Western culture. The resurrection of Thelema in the middle of the 20th-century is a complex story. It involves contentious claims to heirship in a complex structure of hierarchy as well as copyright discrepancies to written material. While this presentation exclusively focuses on a historical account of the Thelemic movements known as the Ordo Templi Orientis and A∴A∴ in their crucial periods of abeyance and revival, the overarching question centers around the importance of a movement’s literature and who owns its copyright. It will be seen that an epic battle for legitimization and authority ensued within the Thelemic occulture, culminating in legal battles for the acquisition of copyright and incorporation.
Keith Readdy holds a bachelors in philosophy from the University of Central Florida and a master from the University of Amsterdam's Center for the History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents. He is the author of the recent work entitled One Truth and One Spirit: Aleister Crowley's Spiritual Legacy, published in 2018 by Ibis Press. He currently lives in London and serves as Chairman of the newly established Boleskine House Foundation, a registered Scottish charity that aims to restore and preserve former Crowley estate Boleskine House in Foyers, Scotland.
Ebenso mit Ritualen zu Samhain, Gnostischer Messe Liber XV und einem Abraxas-Ritual