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obviously loaded [Aug. 25th, 2010|12:47 pm]
Content Love Knowles
I just handed James Mac all the masters I possess from the Rites of Eleusis, Austin, 1995 - 2002. And also, the handwritten initiation records from our first 3 years of doing initiations, starting in March 2005. Obviously all that information was digitized some years ago, but the originals carry their own weight/interest as archival objects, and so they have gone home.

[User Picture]From: lazuli93
2010-08-25 09:27 pm (UTC)
We (Eleusyve Productions) are doing an archive/history project regarding the performance of the rites in the Order. We've interveiwed several west coast folks so far. If you know who we might contact to get the lowdown on the Rites as done in Texas that would be marvelous.

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[User Picture]From: contentlove
2010-08-25 09:53 pm (UTC)

*rubs eyes*

You might get in touch with Content Knowles. I hear she had something to do with it and she'd probably talk to ya. Or you could get in contact with SWL and ask them who you should get in contact with if you'd prefer to talk to someone who is still active in the OTO. A great many people were involved, many of whom are still active and would I am sure be willing to talk to you.

(We did a seven year cycle here - every year, we produced all seven rites, performing one every five days. It occurred in the autumn. I produced the whole deal (by which I mean, I took responsibility for the project management, which started when I was Lodgemaster and continued after I passed the torch), lots of people directed over the years (I did one each year so I got to direct each of them, although I did not go in ToL sequence) and dozens of people wrote them and acted in them. I say wrote because directors had the option of producing Crowley's script, recontextualizing Crowley's script, or they could write their own. I've declined some outsider interviews about the process but I'm willing to talk to you extensively for archival/historical purposes. But there are a lot of people you can talk to about it. The current Master of SWL, James Mac, acted in many of them. Current Master of Bubastis, same deal. He was there. Many many people in Texas were there. I'm sure you can get some good interviews.)

Edited at 2010-08-25 10:26 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: aq777
2010-08-25 11:09 pm (UTC)

Re: *rubs eyes*

And don't forget we even had a Rite of Neptune and a Rite of Pluto!

You rock. I am so glad you transformed that community experience into an ongoing theater career too.
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[User Picture]From: azael93
2010-08-29 08:21 pm (UTC)

Re: *rubs eyes*

I'm now Past Master of Bubastis :) I am back to serving in the much more comfortable capacity of Initiation Secretary. In any case, I'd be happy to answer any questions, at least so far as I remember "those iron days."
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