The Rite of Mercury

In just under two weeks, Scarlet Woman Lodge will enjoy a performance of the Rite of Mercury, co-sponsored with Heart of Blood. This is the sixth in a series of performances of Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis.

Loosely based on the ancient Greek initiation ceremonies, the Eleusinian Mysteries, The Rites of Eleusis were composed and first performed by Aleister Crowley and his associates in London in 1910 e.v. to publicize his magical fraternity, the A∴A∴

The Rites have since been performed worldwide by numerous O.T.O. members and groups. They form a cycle that invokes the planetary energies of the gods Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sol, Mercury, and Luna by means of dramatic ritual. The audience is more a part of the Rite than they are mere observers.

Crowley wrote of these rituals, “the object of them is […] the invocation of a God, that God conceived in a more or less material and personal fashion.”


The Rite of Mercury takes place at Scarlet Woman Lodge O.T.O. in Austin, TX.
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time: Doors open at 7:00 pm – Start at 8:00 pm

Registration is now open; admission is $25 per person. Please visit the event page at Heart of Blood to purchase tickets:

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