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The Owen Society for Hermetic and Spiritual Enlightenment

Being an association of Hermetic, Metaphysical, and Spiritualist scholars dedicated to the study of psychic and occult sciences for the general betterment of humanity.

Location: Chicago
Members: 25
Latest Activity: Feb 1, 2013

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Comment by Xavier Day on February 1, 2013 at 10:38pm

This is the National Headquarters schedule of meetings for 2013.   This document will be updated as presenters (and their paper titles) step forth to offer their wisdom with the Society.

January 27th: Megalithic Stone Circles and Structures presented by Lavinia Cavendish https://www.facebook.com/events/321732941266415/

February 24th: Magick of the Feminine: Female Victorian Magicians and Practical Magick of Fan Language presented by Amber McCoy https://www.facebook.com/events/539774199374517/?ref=ts&fref=ts

March 24 or 31st (Depending upon the Society's Easter Schedule): Exploring American Occultism: The Faery Doctor Traditions presented by Xavier Day

April 28th: Exploring the Mansions of the Moon in Theory and Practice presented by David Rappoport

May 26th: Memorial day Hiatus

June 30th: The Occult World of C. G. Jung presented by Victor Germanus.

Comment by Xavier Day on August 4, 2012 at 8:54am

The Seventh meeting of the Owen Society

Date:  Sunday, August 26th, from noon until 3pm.

Location:  Owen and Engine   Map

Book of faces page

Lady Violet Carruthers' (Rebecca Pollock) lecture will explore the following concepts:

The Tree of Life is the primary symbol of Kabbalah and provides a blueprint for the process of personal growth and manifestation. The Tarot is a card system dating back to the ancient Egyptians that was used as a form of Divination in the early Victorian era. In this lecture we will explore the basic principles of the ten Sephiroth of the Tree and discover how they breathe deeper meaning into the Major Arcana, Minor Ar
cana and Court cards of the Tarot. See how the Tree can provide a systematic process for attaining knowledge about our current position in the Universe and the energies that are influencing us. Apply this knowledge to interpretations of the Tarot for greater insight into issues you face in your every day life. There are several different card layouts or spreads that are used depending on the intent of the querent. Lady Violet will unveil a unique Steampunk Tarot spread that will help shed light on what may be clogging the cogs of personality and higher self. This will give you a solid foundation in the Tree of Life and practical applications of the Tarot.

Due to the space constraints at Owen and Engine, our Society may either have a maximum of 15 people for the parlor room or we may use the entire upstairs, but must purchase $1000 in food and drink as a group (this means a minimum of 40 attendees buying a full brunch and drink, around $25 before tip and tax). So, in order to plan for the event, we ask that you RSVP by emailing the professor at kgreen5@gmail.com to confirm that you will be attending the lecture.

All RSVPs will be served on a first come, first serve basis. Should we reach 40 confirmed attendees, everyone will be welcome (and welcome to bring guests too). Otherwise, your name will go on our waiting list for one of 15 coveted slots in the parlor room and you'll be notified the week of the event!

As always, neo-Victorian and Steampunk dress is strongly encouraged at all meetings of the Owen Society.
Comment by Xavier Day on July 10, 2012 at 9:40pm

The Sixth meeting of the Owen Society

Date:  Sunday, July 29th from noon until 3pm.

Location:  Owen and Engine   Map

Book of Faces

Details: 

Lecture title:  Curse Tablets:  Getting Ahead the Old Fashioned Way

Come and discover how the ancient Greco-Roman world used small etched lead sheets to seek not only revenge and retribution, but also love and happiness. In addition to a discussion of the purpose, production, and use of curse tablets, this presentation will show participants how to make their own in case the need ever arises.

Eitel August Wilhelm Adelbert Oskar Joachim Viktoria, Graf von
Pappenheim, is a specialist in ancient evil manuscripts working in the
service of the German Reich.

Jim Kollenbroich has a PhD in History and works in the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Due to the space constraints at Owen and Engine, our Society may either have a maximum of 15 people for the parlor room or we may use the entire upstairs, but must purchase $1000 in food and drink as a group (this means a minimum of 40 attendees buying a full brunch and drink, around $25 before tip and tax). So, in order to plan for the event, we ask that you RSVP by emailing the professor at kgreen5@gmail.com to confirm that you will be attending the lecture. All RSVPs will be served on a first come, first serve basis. Should we reach 40 confirmed attendees, everyone will be welcome (and welcome to bring guests too). Otherwise, your name will go on our waiting list for one of 15 coveted slots in the parlor room and you'll be notified the week of the event!

As always, neo-Victorian and Steampunk dress is strongly encouraged at all meetings of the Owen Society.

Comment by Thomas Forsythe on June 18, 2012 at 4:33pm

My humblest gratitude at your hasty response Lady Donna and Professor Mandragore. Lady Plushbottom and I look forward to seeing you then and there.

Comment by Professor Marius Mandragore on June 18, 2012 at 11:03am

Thomas, greetings! Indeed there will be - on June 24, next Sunday, from noon to 3 pm. The mysterious Mr. M. will be speaking on Chaos Magick. If you wish to attend, please email me at kgreen5@gmail.com to RSVP.

Regards,

Marius

Comment by Donna Belle De Carabas on June 18, 2012 at 10:46am
An answer: Indeed there will be. From 12-3pm at the Owen and Engine Pub, on Lincoln and Western. Please contact Professor Mandragore at your earliest convenience, should you wish to attend.
Comment by Thomas Forsythe on June 18, 2012 at 10:41am

A query: Will there be a fifth meeting of the Owen Society at the end of this month?

Comment by Amber McCoy on May 22, 2012 at 3:30pm

Dr. Kupperman,

As a matter of fact, Professor Mandragore himself will be there as well as his associates Doctor Xavier Day and Master Graf von Pappenheim who are the visionaries and original founders of the Owen Society.  I am the professors' head apprentice and I will be attending with the professor along with our companion and protege Miss Donna Bell.  It is the Professor's intention to have a publication of the collected papers presented this year at the Owen society meetings available for sale at Teslacon and I for one am advocating that the professor and his co-founders of the Owen society be members speak as panelists as they are of course the leading authorities on matters of the Victorian Occult.  Please stay tuned, as November approaches, we will provide more details.  We are also on Facebook, and you can visit www.terramysterium.com for more details as well (The Owen Society is an Educational and Steampunk Off-shoot of the performance troupe Terra Mysterium)

Comment by Thomas Forsythe on May 3, 2012 at 2:40pm

Lady Plushbottom and I attended our first Owen Society meeting this past April 29th. We found it to be a splendid experience and we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation to all who facilitated. We were welcomed most cordially and made the acquaintance of many fine folk. Again, thank you.

Comment by Xavier Day on April 4, 2012 at 11:32am

The Fourth meeting of the Owen Society

Date:  Sunday, April 29th from noon until 3pm.

Location:  Owen and Engine   Map

Book of faces event page

Details: 

Join us for the fourth meeting of the Owen Society where Tarot and Astrology luminary Janet Berres will present her paper entitled "The Influence of Women on all matters Spiritual and Esoteric during the Victorian Era."

How did the women of the Victorian times influence metaphysics and spirituality in everyday life? Out of this time period came the Fox sisters, who were credited with creating the Spiritualist movement, Madame Blavatsky and Mary Baker Eddy, who both started new religions, and Moina Mathers and Florence Farr, who, at different times, both headed up the Golden Dawn, the premiere occult society of that era.

Then there were Dion Fortune and Annie Besant, Dion who founded the Society of the Inner Light and Annie, a political activist, who created Mixed Masonry, Le Droit Humain, the first co-freemasonry lodge that admitted women.

Pamela Colman Smith, and Lady Freida Harris were the artists and influences behind the Rider Waite Tarot and the Thoth Tarot, while Elsie Wheeler was a clairvoyant who helped Marc Edmund Jones create the Sabian symbols, used in astrology. Ida Craddock was a Victorian "sexual mystic" and women's rights advocate.

Unlike today, in "modern" 21st century America where a war on women is occurring, back at the turn of the last century, women were speaking out and stepping up to the plate--bringing their unique gifts to the world-- and the world was (mostly) approving of it!

Due to the space constraints at Owen and Engine, our Society may either have a maximum of 15 people for the parlor room or we may use the entire upstairs, but must purchase $1000 in food and drink as a group (this means a minimum of 40 attendees buying a full brunch and drink, around $25 before tip and tax). So, in order to plan for the event, we ask that you RSVP by emailing the professor at kgreen5@gmail.com to confirm that you will be attending the lecture. All RSVPs will be served on a first come, first serve basis. Should we reach 40 confirmed attendees, everyone will be welcome. Otherwise, your name will go on our waiting list for one of 15 coveted slots in the parlor room and you'll be notified the week of the event!

As always, neo-Victorian and Steampunk dress is strongly encouraged at all meetings of the Owen Society.

 

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