Crowleymass gathering in Woodstock

This Friday, October 12 is the birthdate of Aleister Crowley, dubbed by some as “Crowleymass.” Although the renowned/reviled British-born archmage may have been a drug addict, crazy and more often than not a danger to be around, he did dedicate his life and all of his resources to the development of the human consciousness, poetry and yoga, and his teachings have been a great inspiration to generations of magicians and occultists. He also spent 40 days in the summer of 1918 camping out on Esopus Island in the Hudson River: See for more info on this mysterious sojourn.

Interested persons are invited to participate in a sunset magick ritual bonfire garden party and vegetarian potluck in Woodstock this Friday to celebrate and discuss Aleister Crowley. Attendees are asked to bring something to share: veggie snacks, drinks, firewood, poems, songs and stories. The event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Shivastan Poetry Ashram at 6 Hillcrest Avenue in Woodstock. To learn more, visit

Friday, Oct. 12
5-8 p.m.
Free/Bring a dish
Shivastan Poetry Ashram
6 Hillcrest Avenue