Sunday, March 31, 2013

FINAL UPDATE: International Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians (April 6-13) near Las Vegas, NV

Remember MacGregor Mathers' "The Rites of Isis?"
That was then.
And now ...
Alpha Omega presents ...

The Rites of Nephthys
World Premiere! 
at the ... 
2013 Intl. Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians

Invitations went out on Facebook for the first time yesterday for next week's International Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians, near Las Vegas, Nevada. (You will find complete details HERE.)

I was quite astonished by the flood of messages I received today, warning me that the invitation quickly  spread on Facebook and that, as a consequence, we now risk being overrun by more people than we can properly support. It seems there is huge interest in the supplemental beginners' Magick from the Secret Chiefs being unveiled at the Festival.

It is therefore important to make a few facts and rules clear.

1. The Festival is open to all practitioners of Golden Dawn Magick (Solitary Practitioners and Self-Initiates, as well as Golden Dawn Initiates and Adepts.

2. RSVP is REQUIRED using this contact link. If you show up without having RSVP'd, you risk being turned away once we have reached capacity. The only exceptions to this are for the following three events, to which the general public is additionally invited:
  • Isis Temple Social, Saturday April 6 @ 7:00 PM.
  • Grand Enthronement of Isis Ritual, Tuesday, April 9 @ 7:00 PM (children welcome when accompanied by a parent).
  • World Premiere of "The Rites of Nephthys," Wednesday, April 10 @ 2:35 AM (The exact time of the New Moon in Aries. There will be a 4 planet concunction in Aries for this historic event!
  • There will daily training in classical Golden Dawn Magick, which is open to all festival participants.
  • There will be additional daily training in the beginners' Magick newly released by the Secret Chiefs, including traditional Egyptian Magick for the Alpha Omega's new "Egyptian Section." Participation in this training requires a separate registration and is open only to physical initiates, albeit of any Golden Dawn temple. (There will also be an opportunity for A.O. Neophyte initiation on Sunday, April 7, so that Self-Initiates and Solitary Practitioners will not miss this unique training opportunity).
  • For qualified candidates, initiation will be available in all grades through Adeptus Minor during the course of the festival.
  • There will be an evening drum circle each evening, so don't forget to bring your drums!

3. Registration upon arrival is required, including disclosure of other order affiliations (for internal use only).

4. Recommended donation for Festival attendance is $49. 
5. This is a drug-free event. Use of any illegal substances anywhere on Isis Temple property is strictly prohibited and is grounds for expulsion from the Festival.

6. This is an alcohol-free event, except as noted below.
  • BYOB is welcome at the Isis Temple Social (Sat 4/6 @ 7:00 PM)
  • BYOB beer and wine are welcome at group meals.
7. No campfires are allowed.

8. We will be preparing communal meals together. The cost and labor of meals we will share as a community.

9. This is a child free Festival. You must be at least 18 years of age to attend. No under the age of 18 will be allowed on Isis Temple grounds during the Festival, except for the "Grand Enthronement of Isis" Ritual, where children are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent.

We look forward to seeing you at Alpha Omega's Isis Temple and the ...

International Festival of Golden Dawn Magicians

Your hosts,
Leslie and D.J. McQuade Griffin

PS: Here are some photos from last year's International Golden Dawn Festival, which was for "Adepts Only."

Tecopa Hot Springs with David and Leslie Griffin
Death Valley National Park (Artist's Drive)
Death Valley National Park (Devil's Corn Field)
European Adepts Relax at the Armagosa Opera House
Near Death Valley National Park
A Las Vegas Wedding - Isis-Hathor Style!
Laying Tile for Isis Mother Temple
Isis Temple
A Few Adepts finish the ceiling of the Vault of the Adepti
Who Says Chivalry Is Just For Men?
The Yeats Sash Returns to Ireland
Soror S. and her Viking Sword
Watch out boys!

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