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Voudon Gnosis of Michael Bertiaux

This talk enters the exciting but often confusing world of Michael Bertiaux (b. 1935), the enigmatic occultist, thinker and artist.

Tonight’s speaker is almost uniquely qualified to unravel the threads of the Voudon Gnostic work and speak experientially from an insider’s perspective. David Beth (Tau Melchizedek) is the Sovereign Grand Master of the OTOA and LCN and a Gnostic patriarch. He has been practising esoteric disciplines for many years and is a close friend and confidant of Bertiaux. David is also a university-educated historian born and raised in Africa, and has lived in Europe and the USA.

The talk will outline the various orders and elucidate some of the key concepts in Voudon Gnosis, including “the conferements”, “point chauds”, sexual magic, occult art and the rites of initiation. Many false assumptions regarding the Voudon Gnostic work will be dispelled, and more than a few surprises will be revealed. It follows on from the talk given in early 2006 by Emir Sahilovic.


Bertiaux’s Voudon Gnostic system is a syncretic voodoo grounded in Esoteric Haitian voudon and shaped by various occult systems from Crowley to sorcery to esoteric continental freemasonry. He is the head of a number of inter-related magical orders including the Ecclesia Gnostica Spiritualis, a church tradition which claims an apostolic succession.

Tonight’s speaker is almost uniquely qualified to unravel the threads of the Voudon Gnostic work and speak experientially from an insider’s perspective. David Beth (Tau Melchizedek) is the Sovereign Grand Master of the OTOA and LCN and a Gnostic patriarch. He has been practising esoteric disciplines for many years and is a close friend and confidant of Bertiaux. David is also a university-educated historian born and raised in Africa, and has lived in Europe and the USA.

The talk will outline the various orders and elucidate some of the key concepts in Voudon Gnosis, including “the conferements”, “point chauds”, sexual magic, occult art and the rites of initiation. Many false assumptions regarding the Voudon Gnostic work will be dispelled, and more than a few surprises will be revealed. It follows on from the talk given in early 2006 by Emir Sahilovic.


Speaker(s):

David Beth | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

11 January 2007 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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Tickets:

£5

Available from:

Treadwell's Books

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