A Weekend with the Chappells (August 29-30, 2015)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.Ordo Templi Orientis lamen

Blazing Star Oasis, O.T.O., is proud to announce “A Weekend with the Chappells”, with lectures from both Brother Vere Chappell and Sister Lita-Luise Chappell and a celebration of the Gnostic Mass, on August 29 (Sat) – August 30, 2015 (Sun).

Please see the schedule below – scroll down to view details about the lectures.


1:00pm: Doors Open

2:00pm: The Magick of Feasting for Magicians by Dr. Lita-Luise Chappell

This presentation is an introduction into foods with their magical correspondences, and how the addition of working with foods magically may benefit the magician. The elemental aspects of character by Franz Bardon will introduce the material with his working with the elements. This analysis will transfer to the elemental workings of the plants we eat, to include the food element’s ruling planet, astrological sign, and corresponding chakra of influence. All correspondences add to our understanding of choosing the right foods for feasts for magical intent. The Thelemic Calendar will be reviewed for influencing forces throughout the year, and one menu will be specifically analyzed. The newly released book: The Thelemic Cookbook: Cooking with Correspondences, will be available for purchase and serve as a supportive and useful text on the subject.

4:00pm: Break (light snacks and refreshments)

4:30pm: Sex Magick (Tyled to First Degree) by Dr. Vere Chappell

When properly understood and applied, sex magick is one of the most potent tools in the arsenal of the magician. This class will explore the metaphysical, psychological, and physiological foundations of sex magick, with special attention paid to those aspects which are embedded in the initiatory and religious systems of O.T.O. (without compromising obligated material). In addition, we will discuss practical considerations for successful operations in this mode of working. Please join us for a thorough introduction to this intriguing and important subject. Tyled to First Degree.

7:00pm: Dinner and Reception



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  • Day-Of: $15 (One Presentation); $25(Both)


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Dr. Vere Chappell is a writer, photographer, and researcher specializing in sexuality and spirituality. He travels extensively, studying and documenting sacred sexuality in art, history, and culture around the world. He has been a practitioner of ceremonial magick for 30 years, and joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1989. Shortly thereafter he founded LVX Camp (now Star Sapphire Lodge) in Los Angeles, and has served as Treasurer General for OTO worldwide since 2005. As a Bishop of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica he trains and supervises clergy and regularly administers the sacraments of the church. He holds a doctoral degree in Human Sexuality and is a founding member of the Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, a scholarly research society within OTO. He is the author of “Sexual Outlaw, Erotic Mystic: The Essential Ida Craddock” (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2010) and editor of “Lunar and Sex Worship” (Teitan Press, 2010) and “Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden” by Aleister Crowley (Edda Publishing, 2013). He lives in Southern California with his wife, Lita-Luise Chappell.

Dr. Lita-Luise Chappell (Soror Lutea) became an O.T.O. member in February of 1991. She was granted a Camp Charter in 1999, and was Master of Golden Lotus Oasis for 14-years. She is an ordained Priestess and Bishop of E.G.C. She is a member of the Psychology Guild, the E.G.C. Clergy Training committee, and the Profess House committee. Soror Lutea is a past speaker for the Kaaba Collouium and Pastoral Counseling teams. She has also been a speaker at previous NOTOcons, Woman’s Symposiums, and travels globally offering various Thelemic classes and Mass Seminars to Local Bodies. Lita received her M.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Health Education from the University for Humanistic Studies in San Diego, is a certified Mind-Body Hypnotherapist from the School of Healing Arts, and a Neuro-Linguistics practitioner. She received her doctorate from the Institute for Human Sexuality, San Francisco, is a member of the American College of Sexologists, and has been in private practice since 2008. She lives in Laguna Hills, California with her husband Brother Vere Chappell (Frater S.L.Q.). She is also the author of The Thelemic Cookbook – Cooking with Correspondences, and From the Mundane to the Magical – A Lifetime of Poetic Moments.


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A Weekend with the Chappells - Aug 29-30, 2015

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