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A brief PSA for those who aren't in facebook land.

Pre-sales for Rite of Mercury tickets close soon.

Sales for the Friday, October 1 show close Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Sales for the Saturday, October 2 show close Friday at 7:00 p.m.

Get your tickets now at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/98350

$18 advanced/$20 at the door.

See you there!
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We had a great time over the weekend. The weather was wonderful and we had a lot of fun.

Left early Thursday for Newport, OR and stayed at the Anchor Pier on the bayfront.
Overall good, but before I recommend it let me describe it...

On the bay, which means there is lots of activity. Fishing boats, tourists, and sea lions (that bark). Now the hotel knows that the noise could be an issue, so they are prepared. Each room has a "white noise" machine that emits waves sounds. There is also a ceiling fan and two sets of ear plugs available...but still, if you're sensative to the noise you wont enjoy it.

I must have been really tired...and the bed was super comfy, so I slept juuust fine!

I also wouldn't recommend the place to anyone who doesn't do stairs well, as the second floor rooms are only accessable by a long flight of stairs.

We spent the first afternoon interviewing a Sister living in Newport who is formerly of the L.A. area. Cynthia was really involved in the Rites a few years back and she was a lot of fun to talk to.

In other news, the bayfront is completely lacking in coffee before 10:00 a.m.!! OMG! And there was no breakfast to be had either. We hunted and hunted for an open place for breakfast and settled on the Pig and Pancake. Never have we been so disgusted. About three bites each and we had to stop. Jon actually thought he might hurl.

We left and decided that we couldn't eat anything until our stomachs settled, so we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium to check it out. Afterwards we went to the Rogue Brewery for some beer tasting and some real food. We were not dissapointed! We left feeling a little buzzed and a lot happy. After a short walk to enjoy the sunshine we headed off to Waldport to meet the fam.

Mom and dad, Kevin and his gf Jill, the nephews and the dogs arrived at our vacation rental shortly after we did. We spent the next three days enjoying beach walks, card games, Jon's guitar, reading, sitting around the fire, and the amazing weather. It was incredibly relaxing and I'm so glad we went.

So we're home now and gearing up for the week. Things are still busy, but moving ahead. I'm just glad we had the chance to get away this summer if only for a few days.

Bagheerae!

Aug. 9th, 2010 08:42 am
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They've been super cute this week...and caught in the act!



Why are you pointing that thing at me?

And now...after living together for nearly 10 years...pretending that they have a kind of "love/hate" relationship...we see that with the right environment, they can share :) Honestly, though, this is the closest I've seen them...at peace.
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yay...

It's been *absolutely* *nuts* this week, yet again. Adrenaline don't fail me now.

We had our Mercury auditions last week, Tuesday and Thursday, and a few have spilled over to this week and possibly next, since we're flexible that way. But, *O*M*G* our cast is going to be awesome. I just came home from an music-gasm...do again! do again!

Friday, super early, [livejournal.com profile] jonah777 and I flew to Orange County to get the low down on the history of the Rites of Eleusis in the early O.T.O. in North America. We have stories on video tape and photographic evidence! Bwah ha ha! It was an amazing time. I worked hard to archive and scan, but left feeling happy in a "I just had a vacation" way.

I made my work deadline, only to have CBL and I decide that we need another month to make my awesome work even BETTER. So, I'm tweaking the finer points this week and continuing to work extra hours. This is a good thing on payday, but makes it hard to get to other things like memorizing 3 different scripts that are on my plate right now, finishing my ROM notes, and getting organized in a handful of other projects.

BUT, this weekend is less scheduled than others. I'm deacon for Mass on Saturday...that's pretty much it. So I'll be spending a lot of time getting caught up on things, including housework, since we have house guests next week for Kaaba.

That's right. Next week is Kaaba Colloquium and out of town awesomeness! I'll also be doing a lot of Mercury work and at some point trying to fit in a trip to Olympus to soak my aching bod.
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My what an amazing week it's been. A constant whir of activity. Holy Days, Fellowship, Drama, Work have all be represented, and I haven't had much sleep as a result. Many posts to follow. The title of this post could apply to several different topics of late, but today, I am applying it to this past Sunday, when my friend Cathy came up from Olympia to teach me and five of my friends how to make cheese.

I love this kind of kitchen alchemy!

We learned the steps, the differences in the processes for different types of cheese, the uses of cultures, rennet, different types of equipment both store bought and frankensteined from household items, and what sources (Culture magazine is cheese food porn!) are out there.

We made two kinds of ricotta (whole milk and whey), chevre, curds, paneer, and mozzarella. We also got to make fresh butter/buttermilk in a jar....so tasty!


Chevre - after about 48 hours in the mold, then rolled in culinary lavender.
I plan to serve it tonight for some guests along side some store bought. We'll see how it compares.

[Edit: It compared very well! The texture was quite comparable, perhaps slightly more creamy, the taste a tad milder...although that was in part due to the store bought having an herb rub and a bit mixed in vs. the lavender that I put on mine.]

The rest of the pictures behind a cut for the less than foodily inclined...

the cheese! )
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What a beautiful day!

Today is like a huge "reset" button for us at Eleusyve house....And it's a beautful day!!!!

We've spring-cleaned the main floor (I'm on my way upstairs in a minute to continue)...several doors and windows are open.

Later on? Gettin our freak on and celebrating our lives! And 40 years of JON-NESS (complete with photo mantage!)

The air has grown sweeter...breathe deep!!
lazuli93: (undine)
has anyone out there had experience with being allergic to a fish tank?

I brought the fish tank that I got from [livejournal.com profile] ariche home the day before the symptoms started. It's in my bedroom, so I'm exposed to it all night long and part of the day.

The initial symptoms were just like the flu/sinus stuff that's been going around, but it's held on so long I'm beginning to wonder.

And yes, [livejournal.com profile] jonah777 gets credit for the idea. He suggested it 3 weeks ago :)
lazuli93: (vintage belly)
Here's what's happening at Horizon Oasis:

March 20th 7pm
Horizon Officer Installation Ceremony
followed by
Vespers of Nuit; A Devotional Rite To Nuit
A ritual created by Sor. Ashera based on traditional Gnostic and Orthodox forms. The sources include The Book of the Law and other writings by Aleister Crowley, Fra. Achad, ancient Egyptian prayers Thelemic ritual and original work.

“Having come to sunset and beholding the evening light, We hymn the Lady, Queen of Heaven: Goddess, Meet it is at all times that Thou be hymned with fitting voices.”

March 27th 7pm
HAFLA! Join us for a potluck of snacks and beverages and an exhibition of fabulous belly dancing...followed by open drumming/dancing time!

March 29th 7pm
The Thoth Companion
Fr Osiris will give a lecture based on his book The Thoth Companion: The Key to the True Symbolic Meaning of the Thoth Tarot. Aleister Crowley's Thoth tarot--one of the most respected yet enigmatic tarot decks of all time--offers rich rewards for those who can penetrate its complex symbolism. This lecture will examine the true symbolic meaning of the Thoth deck. Afterward he will be signing books and answering questions.

April 5th
The Stele of Revealing and The Abomination of Desolation

A lecture by Norman Fleck followed by a ritual by Michael Kolson.

In the lecture, we will explore the historical and symbolic aspects of the Stele of Revealing and the known history of Ankh-af-na-Khonsu. We will also examine the history of its discovery at the Museum in Egypt and its importance and place in Thelemic theory and practice.

The ritual “The Abomination of Desolation” is a participatory and Eucharistic dramatization of the Stele of Revealing designed to invoke the forces of the Aeon. Attendees that are interested in participating to the fullest should be familiar with adorations described in Liber Resh vel Helios. This is not however necessary to attend.

Cost is $15.00. Visit seattle-oto.org for more information and to buy tickets online.

April 8th-1st Day 7pm

Liber al vel Legis Chapter 1 Reading followed by Liber NU Meditation

April 9th-2nd Day 7pm

Liber al vel Legis Chapter 2 Reading followed by Liber HAD Meditation

April 10th-3rd Day 7pm

Liber al vel Legis Chapter 3 Reading followed by Hands of Kali - Belly Tarot

The belly tarot is Hands of Kali's unique method of giving the audience a tarot reading using improvisational bellydance to interpret the cards as they're chosen. This very special presentation utilizes the stunning visual imagery of The Tarot of the Pomegranate and powerful text from Scarlet Foundry Tarot.
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Cross posted for at least on person of my friends list who was interested in going.

Jon's Goetia class: behind the cut )
lazuli93: (Default)
Spent a goodly part of yesterday hammering out vocal bits for the DOUBLE 963 in Mercury :) Simultaneous Lovin'...with backup singers!!!!

Temple Pix

Aug. 30th, 2007 08:32 pm
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For those who have been patiently waiting...here are pictures of our baby!

That would be the Horizon Temple )
lazuli93: (Mass family)
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

Horizon Oasis is thrilled to invite you to the grand opening
reception and temple dedication ceremony, Friday, August 24th.

Doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and ritual temple dedication will begin
at 8:00 p.m. All Horizon community members, folks who helped with
the work, and other friends, brothers and sisters of Horizon are
encouraged to attend and take part in what is shaping up to be a
lovely evening.

The planned ceremony includes the first Gnostic Mass to be performed
in our new temple.

If you have any questions about the events planned for this evening
please contact me at mass@seattle-oto.org

Love is the law, love under will.

Sr. Melissa Holm
E.G.C. Secretary
Horizon Oasis
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