Come see me speak at a venue near you! Don’t see a venue near you? Book me to speak by emailing me at anthony.silvia@johannite.org.

I can give presentations on the following subjects: Gnostic Scripture, Gnostic Visionary Ascent, History of Gnosticism, Gnostic Spiritual Practice, Gnostic Magic, Occult History and Traditions, Martinism, Freemasonry, Online Video and Podcast Production

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February 2015
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Gnostic Visionary Ascent: Anti-Astrology and The Beginning of Gnosis

February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hermetic Arts Learning Center,
105 Bridge St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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According to the Gnostics, the world is a prison for the spirit. Their creation myths are replete with fake gods and evil rulers who imprison and rape their own human creations. The very stars, planets, elements, and fate itself are all aligned in their hatred of you and want you to remain docile and unquestioning, but there's hope! You can become more than those stupid fake gods. You can come to realize your true place in the Fullness of Divine…

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March 2015

Prayer Rope Tying Workshop

March 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theosophical Society, Besant Lodge,
21 Maple St
Arlington, MA United States
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Learn the centuries-old contemplative craft of making prayer ropes with the Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Silvia. Appropriate to Fr. Silvia’s name, the prayer rope is said to have been invented by St. Anthony the Great of Egypt. A prayer rope (Greek: κομποσκοίνι, komboskini) is a cord made up of complex knots, usually made of wool or silk. The prayer rope is used to count the number of times one has prayed the Jesus Prayer or, occasionally, other prayers. Materials will be provided,…

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May 2015

Johannite Conclave

May 21, 2015 - May 27, 2015
TBD,
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Among many other things, I will be talking about the (alleged) ritual ascent magic of the Sethians as hinted at in the Secret Book of John and other primary sources. My colleagues will also be presenting many terrific topics that will be of interest to people who follow my stuff. If you only go to one gathering of Gnostics from around the world this year, go to this one. Full week registration is $900 for an individual, $1500 for a…

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April 2016

Masonic Education Symposium

April 30, 2016
Wallkill Lodge No. 627 Free & Accepted Masons,
61 Main St
Walden, NY United States
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Open to all Master Masons in good standing. I'll be presenting on the influence of Freemasonry on esotericism.

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May 2016

Apostolic Johannite Church Annual Conclave

May 12, 2016 - May 17, 2016
Theosophical Society, Besant Lodge,
21 Maple St
Arlington, MA United States
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The AJC's annual Conclave is a chance to rub elbows with Gnostics, occultists, and other assorted wierdos. It's the best! I'm not presenting on anything specific, but I'll be there the whole week.

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