Mother Night: The Goddess in Winter

Leaping Laughter Lodge is pleased to welcome the Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists’ presentation of Mother Night:: The Goddess in Winter to our venue! The MCPA will be presenting a variety of artwork, ritual, and seasonal presentations between 12/17/2016 and 2/8/2017 (e.v.). Please visit their event site for more details!

The schedule of events presented here includes coordinated rituals presented by Leaping Laughter Lodge members:

Public Viewing/Lodge Hours during show:

Tuesday: 7 -9 p.m.

Saturday: 6:30 p.m.- 11 p.m.

December 17, 2016 (Saturday)

Opening Event 7-11 p.m.

Join the MCPA members to kick off the art show Saturday, December 17th!

December 21, 2016 (Wednesday)

Winter Solstice Ritual from 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Join us for a thelemic Winter Solstice Ritual hosted by brother Scott and sister Michele.

December 30, 2016 (Friday)

Dark Goddess Ball from 7:30 p.m- midnight

Celebrate the New Year in style; come join Leaping Laughter Lodge for the Dark Goddess Ball. Art and Music and Fellowship– dress to the nines and come as your interpretation of the Dark Goddess or her consort!

January 6, 2017 (Friday)

Lodge Movie Night curated by MCPA artist Paul B. Rucker 7:30- 10 p.m. (approximately)

Videos and movie clips featuring visual artists, mostly women, working with magickal, mythopoeic, and Goddess themes. Some material will be
excerpted from the film DANCING WITH GAIA by Jo Carson, which features Fred Adams of Feraferia, and Monica Sjöö, a noted interpreter of Goddess and woman-centered themes. (Paul will also have on hand a book to share which features Fred Adams’ Feraferian art with its emphasis on the Kore (Divine Maiden). Additional clips will feature Australian artist Vali Myers, surrealists Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo, and the art of Thelemic witch, MarjorieCameron, who is enjoying a minor renaissance at this time. Discussion to follow.

January 13, 2017 (Friday)

Courtship of Babalon and Chaos Ritual at 7:30- 10 p.m.

The Courtship of Babalon and Chaos” is an original ritual that was performed by Leaping Laughter Lodge at the 2016 OTO Symposium “Women and the Feminine in Thelema.” This Eucharistic rite was inspired by an essay written by Soror Helena and Frater Sabazius regarding the Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Mass. In it, the Babalon/Chaos couple was equated to other creation Goddess/God pairs, including those that are the topic of the world’s first written story, Inanna and Dumuzi. We borrow some of the original Sumerian words from this story, both the translated and transliterated texts, for the actual courtship portion of the rite.

January 28, 2017 (Saturday)

Vespers of Nuit 7:30- 10 p.m.

The Vespers of Nuit is a Thelemic ritual based around the Star Goddess of Nuit. The ritual is based more in the mysteries of the feminine. It is an audience participation ritual. Most who attend will find the ritual to be inspiring and uplifting.

February 10, 2017 (Friday)

Poetry Slam followed by Salon at 7- 10 p.m.

Leaping Laughter Lodge presents open mic for Goddess, woman-centered and Divine Feminine poetry*, to be followed by a salon discussion of “What Are the Feminine Mysteries? How Can We Portray or Utilize Them in Art, Magick and Life?”

*If you are interested in reading poetry for the open mike, please contact the Lodge ahead of time. Each person reading will have approximately 10-15 minutes.

February 11, 2017 (Saturday)

Pomba Gira lecture and short devotional ritual at 7- 10 p.m.

Who is Pomba Gira and why has she become so popular in recent years? TheBrazilian spirit of the Crossroads and symbol of the transgressive woman, Pomba Gira has much to say to women today.

February 18, 2017 (Saturday)

Closing Event 7-11 p.m.

Immersive Sonic Ritual Performance by The Idisi at 8:30 p.m. Lead by Dayna Jean Wolter. The Idisi are an innovative women’s choir that creates sacred vibrational space imbued with powerful Goddess energy. A special ritual blessing to cap our two-month celebration of the Divine Feminine in Art, Magick and Life!

Full Calendar of Leaping Laughter Lodge Events

Check the Calendar below to see these events, and other things going on at the Lodge!