Fri, Aug 13|
Babalon: The Mother of Abominations
Time & Location
Aug 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
About the event
"She rides astride the Beast; in her left hand she holds the reins, representing the passion which unites them. In her right she holds aloft the cup, the Holy Grail aflame with love and death. In this cup are mingled the elements of the sacrament of the Aeon" -Book of Thoth Babalon is an enigmatic Goddess often ruminated on in Thelemic writings, but her identity is boundless with purpose. She is called the Great Mother, Mother of Abominations, Scarlet Woman, and Holy Whore. Her works span space and time, shrouded in mystery, passion, and perseverance. From the Book of Revelations to John Dee's Enochian visions to Crowley's Vision & the Voice and Jack Parson's Babalon Working, her presence has inspired and obsessed many magicians past and present. This class endeavors to explore her beginnings, her history, and her story within the context of her interactions and how she continues to inspire modern day worship in her mysteries.
About the Presenter:
Sarah Jezebel Wood is an artist, dancer, educator, and Sorceress with a penchant for ceremonial magic(k), whose work explores the ephemeral nature of the liminalities of life and death through the interactions of time, place, objects, and moments. Her current work focuses through the lens of her camera or that of a boiling pot of hot wax. Sarah has worked with such artists as Alex & Allyson Grey at the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors as one of the original inhabitants of CoSM upstate where she was performer, producer, and financial officer. In 2016 Sarah wrote and produced SVB ROSA, a multidisciplinary performance exploring the initiatory path in Brooklyn, NY with her troupe LUNARIS. She is currently launching her brand Lovi (pronounced LOWVEE) Artes, that specializes in planetary spell candles among much else. She can be found at www.sarahjezebelwood.com, and www.loviartes.com.
*This class is part of the General Admission & Friday 8/13/21 Day Pass registrations, if you are interested in attending all of the events during this festival, or all of the events offered on Friday 8/13/21, please select the appropriate registration type on our Events & Registration page.*