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Society of the Evening Star


realizing the potential within ourselves

Society of the Evening Star

Seeking to bridge the gap between various belief systems through the knowledge that we all share a common goal - to invest in tomorrow by making a better world today.

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our commitment

S.O.T.E.S. has no ethical or racial bias – it is, and will remain, our ambition to manifest a cultural organization open to individuals who embrace the sameness in many cultures and religions. We educate others in this universal sense of ethics through music, art, philosophy, dance, diverse belief systems and time-honored traditions.




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The Mission

Our Mission

In order to forge a better understanding of the universal language of spirituality and to break down the barriers between religions, the mission of the Society of the Evening Star is to provide an educational facility, library, housing and outdoor green space for elder leaders of world faiths and minority religions to practice, to teach and to mentor students who are searching for spiritual answers. S.O.T.E.S. firmly believes that such teaching will assist in realizing the potential within us, will manifest a better life for all within the community and will help remove many of the obstacles that prevent the enjoyment of a fuller and richer life.

What we believe...

We believe that the Universal Code of Ethics is based on wisdom, love and trust of one's self and one's neighbor and is expressed in all religious texts and teachings.

S.O.T.E.S. seeks to bridge the gap between various belief systems through the knowledge that we all share a common goal - to invest in tomorrow by making a better world today.

Who we are...

The Society of the Evening Star was founded in 1977, incorporated in 1983 as a non-profit organization based in Rhode Island. S.O.T.E.S. became a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization in 1991, and all donations are tax deductible.

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Special Events

Join us for our special events geared towards growing connections and benefiting the community at large.

S.O.T.E.S. Mystical Auction

September 29, 2018

We have a plethora of items, and more coming in for the September 29, 2018   S.O.T.E.S. Mystical Auction at the Providence Marriott Downtown Hotel. $15 through September 28 and $20 at the door.

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We look forward to seeing you at this important event.

Thank You!

Your donation supports the important programs offered by S.O.T.E.S.

Our long standing vision to continually create, support and educate has been supported by the volunteers who staff S.O.T.E.S. and by generous donations. Your tax deductable donation can be made via PayPal or mail:

Your tax decductable donations can be mailed to:

S.O.T.E.S
P.O. Box 29182
Providence, RI 02909

 
 
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Affecting continued change through outreach and ongoing education.

We firmly believe that cross-cultural education and learning can only assist in realizing the potential within us.

 

Education

S.O.T.E.S. sponsors lectures and classes on culture and world traditions. Our past schedule of events included, but was not limited to: Cabala (Jewish Mysticism), animal rehabilitation, meditation, Native American traditions and beliefs, the cycles of nature, Celtic knot drawing, mask making, herbalism and more.

 

healing

Hygeia is a healing circle whose participants are dedicated to studying and practicing the Healing Arts. Hygeia provides a place for people of different faiths to gather with the common goal of alleviating some of the pain and suffering. Methods may vary, but include herbalism, meditation, massage, chanting and prayer, to name a few.

 

compassion relief

We truly believe that all sentient beings deserve respect and compassion. S.O.T.E.S. reaches out to the community to provide relief for some of our fellow creatures. Raising funds through various means including direct solicitation, as well as partnering with other philanthropic organizations.

 

Acts of Kindness

S.O.T.E.S. partners with A.O.K. (Acts of Kindness) in raising money for and collecting clothing and food for the homeless, support of no-kill animal shelters, visiting the elderly and offsetting funeral expenses for those who cannot afford them.

 

Library

S.O.T.E.S. stocks a library of culturally diverse and educational materials.


Educational program

We offer workshops throughout the year. Please check back with us frequently. This page will be periodically updated.

We firmly believe that cross-cultural education and learning can only assist in realizing the potential within us.

 

An Introduction
to Hermetic Qabalah

September 4, 2018 — 7:00 PM

The Qabalah/Cabala/Kabbalah is foundational to many schools of thought, including Gnosticism, Alchemy, Hermetics and an assortment of magico-mystical lodges over the last few centuries. This workshop will take the participants through the basic philosophy and mysticism of the Kabbalah and its interpretation by many schools of thought. The presenter will also take all through a detailed exploration of the Tree of Life and the divine associated with it.

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Sigils In Motion:
Power and Meaning in Movement

October 13, 2013

Learn to incorporate movement into your dance performance or ritual workings with focused intention and discover a much more powerful experience for all involved. We’ll look at the parts of various rituals from start to end, and how different sacred movements (gestures and dance steps) can be applied –for groups as well as solitary practitioners. Discover the power of patterns made by carving shapes in space with our bodies. All levels.

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Mapping Divinity

Late Fall 2018

Western Mystery traditions have long explored divinity as expressed in many cultures. Magickal greats of these traditions such as Mathers, Fortune and Crowley along with many equally great minds promulgated the examination of a diversity societies practices and archetypes, as well as interconnection through our collective unconscious. They facilitated these explorations of many mythologies by way of respectfully assimilating diverse deities into their own rites. This workshop will concentrate the methodology of understanding various archetypes through the lens of philosophy and ritual in the Western Mystery traditions.

Anthony Teth

Rudiments of the Western Mysteries:
An Introduction to Hermetic Qabalah

Laura Tempest
September 3, 2018

The mystical discipline known as the Qabalah (alternately spelled Kabbalah, Cabala, QBLH, etc.) has fascinated seekers of the mysteries for untold generations. Though claiming an ancient pedigree, the truth of its origins is of course far stranger, as a cornucopia of occult disciplines have mingled and worked with this ‘roadmap to the Universe’ through the centuries. Platonic philosophers, Gnostic ascetics, Jewish mystics, German mercenaries, Italian heretics and British Freemasons have all placed their proverbial stamps upon this treasure-trove of pathworking and numerology.

Writer, researcher and occultist Anthony Teth will explain how many of the historical twists and turns manifested while teaching Qabalistic principles that can easily be used to augment one’s own mystical practices. From memory-improving exercises and active meditations to Qabalah’s influence upon the enigmatic cards of the Tarot, this 90-minute discussion will help unearth many secrets hidden in plain sight. Some handouts will be provided, but bringing a pen and notebook is highly encouraged.

Location, Time & Admission

Veiled Crow — 1830 Broad Street, Cranston RI 02905 (next door to the Cheese shop) The class is free, with a suggested donation of $5-10.

Anthony Teth

Anthony Teth, co-creator of the Dream Logic Tarot, is a member of the Society of the Evening Star and the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council. He works as a writer and editor for The Witches’ Almanac, and is currently designing an esoterically-themed card game due out soon. He lives in Rhode Island with his wife, two cats, a few thousand books, and over a hundred possibly sentient houseplants.

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Sigils In Motion:
Power and Meaning in Movement

Laura Tempest
September 3, 2018

Ritual is a dynamic union of self and spirit, above and below—so why should it be static? Learn to incorporate movement into your ritual with focused intention and discover a much more powerful experience. We’ll look at the parts of various rituals from start to end, and how different sacred movements (gestures and dance steps) can be applied –for groups as well as solitary practitioners. Live music will accompany this workshop. Accessible to all levels of experience and ability, comfortable clothing is recommended.

Location, Time & Admission

The location for this workshop will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Laura Tempest Zakroff is a professional artist, author, dancer, and designer. She holds a BFA from RISD (The Rhode Island School of Design) and her artwork has received awards and honors worldwide. Her work embodies myth and the esoteric through her drawings and paintings, jewelry, talismans, and other designs. Laura has been a practicing Modern Traditional Witch for over two decades and revels in the intersection of her various paths with witchcraft. She blogs for Patheos as A Modern Traditional Witch, Witches & Pagans as Fine Art Witchery, and contributes to The Witches' Almanac, Ltd.

She has two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide: The Witch's Cauldron: The Craft, Lore & Magick of Ritual Vessels (May 2017) and Sigil Witchery: A Witch's Guide to Crafting Magick Symbols (January 2018) with two more on the way - The Witch's Altar (co-authored with Jason Mankey - November 2018) and Weave The Liminal: Living Modern Traditional Witchcraft (January 2019). Laura resides in Seattle, Washington, with her partner Nathaniel Johnstone and at least three cats.

We would love to hear from you

Whether your interest is to take advantage of one of our programs, guest lecture, donate or assist with our Compassion Relief, we certainly would love to hear from you!



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