Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Historic Announcement Re: Pantheacon 2011

Pantheacon 2011 will be held February 18-21 at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose, California. The description of events has now been made available on-line. I may now reveal my great pleasure, as International Imperator of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn (Alpha Omega), to have the honor to introduce and serve as interpreter for:

Diana of Benevento, Piemonte, Puglia, and Sicily
38th Arch Priestess, del Bosco Sacro Tradition of Stregheria

This will mark the first time in history that a sitting Arch Priestess of Strega has been sent by Elders of her Tradition from Italy to a major gathering of American Pagans. 

The "del Bosco Sacro" line of Arch Priestesses are traditional custodians of The Great Rite, greatly loved as ancient guardians of The Sacred Forest of Nemi, where once stood the temple of the Great Mother Goddess, Diana Lucina.

APS Diana will bless us with her presence and preside over the following events:

Historic Lecture:
The Great Rite & The True Sabbath
Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9:00 AM - Fir Room
Various occulted Branches, Traditions, and Clans of Italian Strega today cautiously begin to open to the outside world. Arch Priestess Diana & Dianus del Bosco Sacro emerge from concealment in Italy to unveil deeper mysteries of The Great Rite for Pagan couples. More than mere sexual union, The Great Rite leads to knowledge of the true Sabbath: conscious participation in the ecstasy of Universal forces. 
Introduction by Interpreter and Golden Dawn Imperator, David Griffin (Lupercus del Bosco Sacro). Anthropological commentary by Leslie McQuade (Aegeria del Bosco Sacro).

Historic Ritual:
Stregan Invocation Of Our Pre-Pagan Shamanic Roots
Sunday, February  1:30 - Pine Room
Direct from Italy, Arch Priestess Diana & Arch Priest Dianus del Bosco Sacro perform a ritual invocation from the del Bosco Sacro of Benevento Tradition. The intention of this invocation of our ancient Pagan ancestors is to bless of our modern Pagan movement and restore full nourishment from our common roots in the pre-Pagan Shamanism of the Great Mother Goddess in Paleolithic Continental Europe. Assistants: Interpreter & Golden Dawn Imperator, David Griffin (Lupercus del Bosco Sacro) and Anthropologist, Leslie McQuade (Aegeria del Bosco Sacro). Please note: the ritual has been adapted to be suitable for non-initiates. 

For more information, see: http:///

Sub Umbra Alarum Tuarum, Yeheshua,
David Griffin
G.H. Frater Lux Ex Septentrionis
Imperator Ordinis, Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
outer order of the Rosicrucian Order of Alpha et Omega®

Bearing the torch of Diana Lucina,
Lupercus del Bosco Sacro of Benevento


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