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realizing the potential within ourselves


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.




Society of the evening star

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

October 13, 2018

Sigils In Motion: Power and Meaning in Movement 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. A detailed description of the can be found here.


S.O.T.E.S. will email a confirmation, as well as the address of the workshop.


We look forward to seeing you at this workshop.

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 deductible 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.

 

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.

Details

 

 
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 diverse social 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.

Laura Tempest Zakroff

Sigils In Motion:
Power and Meaning in Movement

Laura Tempest
October 13, 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

This workshop is limited to 12 attendees, taking place 2:00 PM -- 4:00 PM at a private location in Providence Rhode Island, to be announced to pre-registered participants. The admission cost is pre-paid $25. To reserve you spot, go to our events section here. For other issuees, please email info@sotes.org to reserve you space and get further details. Please reference the workshop.

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!



Contact us at info@sotes.org if you have any further questions

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