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Nov. 27th, 2011 @ 01:16 pm William Blake Lodge build-out update
For those who haven't been to William Blake Lodge lately,renovation of the space continues. Most recently, the in-suite bathroom has been tiled. The end to the build-out is in sight! [And just to be clear: I am merely the photographer; credit for the tiling goes to our illustrious lodge master.]

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Nov. 9th, 2011 @ 05:22 pm Exciting news
The Times Literary Supplement calls Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley "monumental" and says that "as an accumulation of largely reliable data it is the major biography to date." So writes reviewer Phil Baker, author of Austin Osman Spare: The Life and Legend of London’s Lost Artist.
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Oct. 4th, 2011 @ 01:13 pm William Blake Lodge update
Over the weekend, kakurowski and I found a loveseat for the William Blake Lodge sitting area, while srprs devoted himself to the Masonic work of tyling the kitchen floor. Just in time for Massapalooza this coming weekend!



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Sep. 21st, 2011 @ 05:20 pm Unity Uttermost Showed! now available!
For those of you who were unable to grab a copy at its NOTOCON launch last month, Unity Uttermost Showed! (proceedings of the seventh biennial National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference) is now available from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.

Unity Uttermost Showed! offers a selection of papers from the seventh biennial National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference (NOTOCON) of the United States Grand Lodge of O. T. O., held in the Valley of Seattle, Washington, in 2009 EV. The papers cover diverse topics including Enochian magick, sacrifice in Aztec mythology, the sacred geometry of an astral cathedral, producing ritual theater, personal responsibility in magick, promulgation of the Law of Thelema, textual analysis of The Book of the Law, and more. Other highlights include the original ritual "The Feast of Babalon" and the address given by U.S. National Grand Master Sabazius. They represent some of best modern practical and scholarly work on Ordo Templi Orientis, Thelema, and the magick of Aleister Crowley.

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Sep. 18th, 2011 @ 09:15 am Now in its third printing!
I just learned that Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley is going into its third printing with North Atlantic Books. To everyone who has picked up a copy of this book, I give my heartfelt thanks for your interest! For those who haven't, with this third printing you can still find out why reviewers have called Perdurabo "a masterpiece," "a majestic work" and "the definitive Crowley biography."

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Aug. 27th, 2011 @ 11:38 am Hurricane reminiscence
My last time near a hurricane was when House of Usher kicked off the annual Progday festival in Chapel Hill, NC, in 1999. Hurricane Dennis was about to make landfall, and the skies were just starting to spit. By the time we finished our hour-long set, organizers decided to move the festival to an alternate venue, making House of Usher the only band to perform outdoors that year.

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Jul. 8th, 2011 @ 12:48 pm Rick's Picks: A Native Detroit Foodie's Guide to Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants around NOTOCON
Between the Hyatt Regency and the Fairlane Mall across the street, there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance of NOTOCON. However, if you’re into gastrotourism (particularly for vegetarian-friendly places), here is a list of some of my favorite restaurants in the tri-country area. You’ll need a car to get to them, but they are all worth the trip. Business hours are taken from the businesses’ website, but you might want to call ahead to verify if you’re arriving early or late.

The following list is arranged according to distance from the NOTOCON hotel (Hyatt Regency Dearborn). Click here to see these restaurants in Google Maps.
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Jun. 12th, 2011 @ 01:56 pm Lodge upgrades
Thanks to srprs for his hard work in installing the sink, faucet, garbage disposal and dishwasher at William Blake Lodge. It's sure been nice to have events at the space this weekend and not have to hand-wash dishes. As sister B. said, "I just turned on the garbage disposal and grinned for about two minutes."

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May. 29th, 2011 @ 05:17 pm In the interests of equal time...
Kerubim. Or, Staring Down Anubis (head erect, eyes open).
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May. 29th, 2011 @ 02:57 pm Pole Cat
The new exercise routine has really tuckered out Pole Cat.
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