Gnostic Boot Camp
COVID-19 update: On Thursday April 2, and probably for at least a few future sessions, we will be meeting via voice chat on Discord, on my One Reed server. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation to the server. You will need a Discord account with a verified email address which has been a member of the One Reed server for at least ten minutes to participate, so please prepare early. In order to encourage participation by my supervised clergy in later time zones, we will meet from 6pm to 8pm PDT, two hours earlier than usual. We will use the only two channels on the server, a text and voice channel both named "general". To cut down on distracting background noise, please configure Discord to operate in "push to talk" mode.
Gnostic Boot Camp (GBC) is a monthly seminar on the Gnostic Mass and related topics. GBC is held at my home in west Los Angeles, usually on the first Thursday of each month,
from 8pm to 10pm. There are occasional cancellations and schedule changes, so confirm each session beforehand. You must be an active initiate member of Ordo Templi Orientis to attend. GBC is most useful to current and aspiring members of the clergy of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (EGC), but all interested active initiate members are more than welcome.
How to attend
Email me at email@example.com to get the street address of my apartment building. Include your civil name in the email. If I don't know you, make sure to do this at least a week before attending, so I have time to verify your active-initiate status. Optionally, include your cell number so I can reach you if there are last-minute changes of plan. Please do not share my street address with anyone who hasn't previously attended GBC (it's okay to remind someone who has). I would greatly prefer to keep control over who has my home address. I live in a secure building, so I need to come down and let people in at the lobby door. I do this twice, at 7:45pm and 8pm. If you miss the 8pm pickup, contact me or another attendee and I will let you in when there's a spare moment. But that could mean you're stuck outside my lobby for quite a while, so do please try to be on time.
Gnostic Road Show
I do seminars (and talks, and so forth) on the Mass elsewhere as opportunities allow, typically at OTO local bodies. These "Gnostic Road Show" (GRS) events almost always address broader topics than any particular session of Gnostic Boot Camp, where we routinely spend an entire evening discussing half a page of text. At a Gnostic Road Show, I'm working with people I may see very seldom, so it seems a better use of time to "go wide".
I have tried to keep the distinction between GBC and GRS clear in event names and so forth, but with only partial success. Nobody else seems to care about proper categorization as much as I do...go figure.
OTO local bodies interested in hosting a Gnostic Road Show event should contact me to discuss potential dates and event plans.