Robt Randle bio picOur speaker, Robert Randle, describes his talk:

“The Method of Science, the Aim of Religion”
It is a fairly commonplace mistake nowadays for all forms of ceremonial magick (and other similar occult practices) to automatically be associated with Satanism. Such was the case with the oft-misunderstood Aleister Crowley, who defined “Magick” as “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will. Come learn some of the basic concepts of magickal theory and practice, and how you can apply those principles to your own life… to begin performing your own magick today!
Topics will cover (and correlate) such concepts as Qabbalah, the Five Elements, the Planets and Zodiac, the Chakras, the Alphabet of Desire, the Holy Guardian Angel (HGA), the Unconscious Mind, the Seven Hermetic Principles, the real difference between Black and White Magick, and much more. The class will culminate with applying all this knowledge to performing what is often considered the most fundamentally important first ritual for a magician to learn, the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP). Group participation in the ritual portion of this class is encouraged, but not required.
This will be the first of two programs by Robert Randle. He is a writer, artist, and ceremonial magician living in Baltimore, MD. Currently he serves as an officer for William Blake Lodge, a local chapter of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). He is the author and co-artist of the graphic novel Serial Artist and maintains a blog about his creative and magickal works at The