Rites of Eleusis
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Here are our copies of Crowley's Rites of Eleusis, with notes about this year's presentation. At the end of this page, we also have a collection of Rites scripts written by various members of our local community.
The 2012 Rites of Eleusis were presented by Sirius Encampment, OTO, between 5 May and 9 June 2012. Except for Venus, these Rites were not staged. Instead, they were group readings of the scripts. Everyone who attended was invited to read a part. We decided who reads which part just before starting.
The Rites were 5 days apart, beginning on a Saturday and ending on a Monday nearest the full moon. The 2012 cycle was:
|Saturn||Saturday||5 May||2:00 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear red or black|
|Jupiter||Thursday||10 May||7:30 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear blue|
|Mars||Tuesday||15 May||7:30 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear red|
|Sol||Sunday||20 May||Noon||Sirius Encampment||Wear yellow or gold|
|Venus||Friday||25 May||7:30 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear green|
|Mercury||Wednesday||30 May||7:30 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear purple or multicolored|
|Luna||Monday||4 June||7:30 pm||Sirius Encampment||Wear silver or white|
|Hell (by Lew Finzel)||Saturday||9 June||2:00 pm||Sirius Encampment|
From previous years, we have these alternate Rites scripts written by various people:
|Luna||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||2005|
|Saturn||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||2002|
|Jupiter||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||2001|
|Mars||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||2000|
|Sol||Sor. Ensem Cari Exspecto (Leigh Ann Hussey)||1999|
|Venus||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||1998|
|Mercury||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||1997|
|Luna||Sor. H.P. (Leigh Ann Hussey)||1996|
Love is the law, love under will.