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Sunday 18th February

This year will be a little different, with two open rituals and an occult film afternoon following our Occult Market in the morning. We have seminars throughout the day, and two wonderful workshops to get stuck in to.

Sunday will start a little more leisurely, with doors open to the Main Hall for this year's Celebration of Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass at 10.00am. Clergy of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica will be offering the rites of Baptism & Confirmation to those interested in joining the Gnostic Catholic Church, so please email if you are interested. Only those taking these Sacraments will receive the Eucharist, so if you've been interested before but not sure about participating, this might be your chance to observe the ritual.

At the same time, our first seminar from the IOT will take place in the Council Chamber upstairs, and this will lead nicely on to Dave Lee's seminar on Austin Osman Spare's Death Posture at 11.30am. Straight after at 1.00pm Dave will lead a separate workshop on Energy & Breathwork which will include material from the seminar, but seminar attendance is not required for the workshop.

While Dave is leading the workshop in the Main Hall, Helcat Johnson and Lyn Baylis will present a seminar on the work of LifeRites in the Council Chamber. 

At 2.30pm we will then begin our film afternoon - titles to be confirmed soon! Meanwhile, Michael Staley will lead a seminar on the artistic work of Kenneth Grant and Austin Osman Spare, while Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone will lead our last workshop in the Main Hall. The workshop will lead in to our closing ritual by Soror Brigantia, the Kite, and Dave Lee of the Illuminates of Thanateros at 4.00pm, followed the final thanks and closing at 5.00pm.

In table format:








Main Hall

Ritual - Ecclesia Gnostic Catholica
Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass
(Baptismal & Confirmational)

Workshop - Dave Lee
Energy & Breathwork

Workshop - Janet Farrar & Gavin Bone
(Wicca - title TBC)

Ritual - Illuminates of Thanateros
Open Ritual
The Danse Macabre de la Vie, l'Univers et le Reste

The Occult Conference Team
Closing & Thanks
Council Chamber

Seminar - Soror Brigantia & the Kite
 A Chaos Magick Perspective on Eros & Thanatos 

Seminar - Dave Lee
Austin Osman Spare's Death Posture

Seminar - Helcat Johnson & Lyn Baylis
LifeRites - Preparing the Body at Transition

Seminar - Michael Staley
Kenneth Grant & Austin Osman Spare