David Shoemaker in Minneapolis at Leaping Laughter Lodge April 8-9

Leaping Laughter in the Valley of Minneapolis is pleased to welcome David Shoemaker for a day of talks this weekend at the Lodge!

  • 2:00pm to 4:00pm: Scrying the Enochian Aethyrs
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm: An Interactive Workshop on True Will

Scrying the Enochian Aethyrs:

The system of Enochian magick developed by John Dee and Edward Kelley in the late 1500s, has fascinated magicians across the centuries. In this interactive workshop, noted magician and teacher Dr. David Shoemaker will lead participants through the practical steps necessary to work with one important aspect of the Enochian system: The Thirty Aethyrs. Attendees will be able to participate in an actual scrying session to obtain their own visions of these astral realms, with plenty of time for questions and other discussion.

An Interactive Workshop on True Will:

Obtaining an understanding of the True Will–the guiding principle that directs our lives and gives them purpose–is a central goal in Aleister Crowley’s system of spiritual attainment known as Thelema. In this interactive workshop, Thelemic teacher Dr. David Shoemaker will review the nature and function of the True Will, and participants will have an opportunity to learn and practice specific tools to assist in the discovery of the True Will.

About David Shoemaker:

Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice, specializing in Jungian and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. David is the Chancellor and Prolocutor of the Temple of the Silver Star. He is a long-standing member of O.T.O. and A.’.A.’., and has many years of experience training initiates in these traditions.

He is the Master of 418 Lodge, O.T.O. in Sacramento, having succeeded Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler), his friend and teacher. He also serves as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the order. David was the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and is a frequent speaker at national and international events.

David was a co-editor of the journals Neshamah (Psychology Guild) and Cheth (418 Lodge). In addition to his essays in these publications, his chapter on Qabalistic Psychology was included in the Instructor’s Manual of Fadiman and Frager’s Personality and Personal Growth, an undergraduate psychology textbook. He was the compiler of the T.O.T.S.S. publication, Jane Wolfe: The Cefalu Diaries 1920-1923, and a co-editor of the T.O.T.S.S. collections: Phyllis Seckler, The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings, and The Kabbalah, Magick, and Thelema. Selected Writings Volume II, as well as Karl Germer: Selected Letters 1928-1962. His popular Living Thelema instructional segments are presented regularly.

In addition to his work in magick and psychology, David is a composer and musician. He lives in Sacramento, California.


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