What A Year It’s Been!

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

I’m writing this, almost a year after my previous post, overwhelmed and happily exhausted. What a year it’s been indeed! Moving into the new 5,000 square foot space; building a whole new kitchen, dais, steps, and loads more; hosting Advanced Initiator Training; performing Minerval, I, II, III, IV, and PI within the first six months; welcoming guests from out of town; and most recently, being elevated back to Lodge status! Quite a year, indeed. Here’s some raw numbers:

Number of Gnostic Masses performed in 2015: 30
Number of Baptisms: 11
Number of Confirmations: 8
Number of initiations performed: 29
Number of classes help: 80
Local dues-paying members: 41

These numbers are incredible! Thank you all for making it such an exciting year!

You’d think we’d be resting on our laurels for 2016, but you’d be incorrect in that assumption! We have a lot of plans coming up, including visits from acclaimed Thelemic authors, more classes and lectures, opening our own book shop, and, of course, Black Sun Lodge’s 25th Anniversary!

We are also beginning a program of community outreach, helping those in need in the Cleveland area. Over the past winter, we ran a fundraiser for the Cleveland Food Bank. As you can see, we’ve raised over $700, well over our goal of $500. There will be more chances for folks from Black Sun to give to the community through the efforts of our recently assembled Community Outreach Committee. Stay tuned for more information on that!

We can’t do this without the generous support of our friends, initiates, and guests. So thank you for all your continued support and love. And we look forward to seeing you this year at Black Sun Lodge!

Love is the law, love under will.

Andrew

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