Scarlet Symposium 2017 Presentation Descriptions

A Dancing, Joyous Harmony: The Thelemic Journey of Timothy Leary 
Frater Palamedes Ardentis
Sometimes, when looking at the lives of our own Uncle Aleister and that of Dr. Leary, the parallels are astonishing. Both were considered wicked and dangerous by the powers that be, both founded influential spiritual systems and philosophies, both pushed the boundaries of everything and thought their students to question authority, both supported the development of a new paganism, and moreso. Most important, however, both lived by one important truth and as openly as possible: The Law of Thelema. In this talk, we’ll explore the life of Dr. Timothy Leary, his teachings and explorations, and his unabashedly Thelemic way of doing it all.
The Cypher & the Syzygy: 0=2 A Universe Rejoicing 
Brother Jesse

Tired of stuffy presentations with too many long-winded definitions and etymological digressions? Then this presentation is for you! A poetic performance piece. An attempt to de-scribe the Thelemic mathematical maxim of 0 = 2, the theme for this year’s Scarlet Symposium, ‘A Universe Rejoicing’, and the unfolding of light in the universe as it descends into matter, utilizing the symbolic re-presentations of the Dao, the Tree of Life, the Gnostic concept of Syzygy, and the union of opposites as expressed in the alchemical maxim of Solve et Coagula. As Art of Noise said, In no sense? Nonsense!