Knights Templar Oasis and Star & Snake Gallery will be hosting Liber Oz Fest this Summer, August 10-12. The event will be held Liber Oz Fest will be held at the Star & Snake artist residency and retreat 41 Kelsea Ave, in Center Harbor, New Hampshire. The event’s site states:
“Liber Oz Fest exists to promulgate the law of Thelema, specifically as it pertains to the rights and privileges we share with our fellow free men and women. But what does this mean to each of us? In what ways do we love as we will, speak as we will, move as we will, etc? What does it mean to live by the law of the strong? To live by our own law?
“In modern society this can seem like a daunting task. Indulge in a weekend in the company of those who are seeking and those who have found their way through the labyrinth.”
Event schedule (Schedule is subject to change).
Friday, August 10
Welcome to Oz Fest Meet and Greet
2:00pm Nymph Garden
Minerval Preparations (O.T.O Initiates Only)
2:00pm Main Hall
9:00pm – 12:00am Nymph Garden
Minerval Initiations are open to initiates only. Candidates for initation will receive further instructions via email.
Saturday, August 11
9:00am – 10:00am Nymph Garden
10:00am – 10:30am Main Hall
Man has the right to live by his own law…
10:30am – 12:00pm Nymph Garden
Workshop: Meditation and vibrational chanting, inspired by Tuvan polyphonic throat singing. All who attend will be encouraged to sing along or contemplate in silence and complete freedom. The polyphonic chant produces simultaneous sound frequencies, allowing to focus the mind in a common group inner flight.
10:30am – 12:00pm Main Church
Thelemic art, books, jewels, and other sundry items (Bring Cash).
12:00pm – 1:00pm Main Hall
Oz Origins tells the story of the creation and publication of Liber Oz, through passages from Aleister Crowley’s diaries and letters exchanged with people in his inner circle, who had extremely mixed reactions to the document. What were Crowley’s magical considerations around its publication? What did the different editions of Liber Oz in Crowley’s lifetime look like? Who did Crowley send them to? And why?
1:00pm – 2:00pm Main Hall
Art is Magick
2:00pm – 3:00pm Main Hall
In this discuss we will touch upon the ways in which artistic practice may be consider magickal practice. It is my deeply held belief that all humans are artists and that the knowledge and conversation of our HGA is also the most intimate love affair with our greatest muse. With an alchemical description of the secret cipher of the art card, included for your consideration, we will discuss the rights of Man to create art as he will.”
Babalon in the Age of #MeToo
3:00pm – 4:00pm Main Hall
Man has the right to live by his own law. Man has the right to think, dress speak and love as he will. We see the use of “Man” in those words, and understand grammatically that Women are included in it, but, historically, socially and culturally, these are the exact topics women are consistently persecuted, shamed and violated for. This lecture will highlight the way that we may learn from history, move into the future, and do better by our Sisters. How to honor Babalon in every women and support “the women girt with the sword” as she shapes the future of the world.
4:00pm – 6:00pm Main Hall
Holy: A Performance Art Working
Halo Ray and Mary Widow (Music credit: Zolita)
6:00pm – 6:30pm Main Hall
“Freedom is a two-edged sword of which one edge is liberty and the other, responsibility. Both edges are exceedingly sharp and the weapon is not suited to casual, cowardly or treacherous hands.”- Frater Belarion
In proclaiming our inherent rights as individual Stars in the body of Nuit, Liber Oz also silently implies the price which must be paid in order to secure and protect true freedom: The responsibility of undertaking the Great Work. We are all ultimately to be held responsible for attaining our own liberation, and it will not be achieved easily. Through original poetry and dance, this work of performance art portrays the aspirant’s lustful yet perilous journey toward the ultimate liberation.
6:30pm – 7:00pm Nymph Garden
Lon Milo DuQuette
7:00pm – 8:00pm Main Hall
8:00pm – 12:00am Nymph Garden
For more information and to register: https://www.liberozfest.com/.