The soul leaving the body, 1808. Credit: Chroma Collection/Alamy Stock Photo
The Upstairs room at The Plough Pub
Astral projection and scrying are some of the most fundamental tools of a practicing ceremonial magician, allowing them to interact with worlds beyond the visible, and to gain important insights into the nature of the Self and of the Universe as a whole. In this interactive workshop, Dr. David Shoemaker will give valuable tips on these practices, and give context for their use in a ceremonial and initiatory context. This will be followed by an actual projection/scrying session with attendees, as well as an opportunity for Q&A.
Dr. David Shoemaker is the Chancellor and Prolocutor of the Temple of the Silver Star, a Thelemic initiatory and educational organization, and a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the US Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) He has been a member of O.T.O. and A∴A∴ since 1993, and he has many years of experience training students in these traditions.
David’s popular “Living Thelema” podcasts have appeared regularly since 2010, and his widely praised Living Thelema book was published in late 2013. His 2016 publication, The Winds of Wisdom, contains a full record of his scrying of the Thirty Enochian Aethyrs, and his latest work, co-edited with Lon Milo DuQuette, is Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Ceremonial Magick.
In addition to his writing and teaching in the world of Thelema and magick, David is a clinical psychologist in private practice, and a musician/composer.