Chaotopia – Virtual Temple

17-18 April 2021
16:00 to 19:30 (GMT+2) Sat/Sun
Hosted by David Lee




In a spirit of creative resourcefulness and collective effort, the IOT has made group ritual planning one of their specialities for decades now. Participants may have come from all sorts of different magical backgrounds, and be at very different levels of ritual experience but all take part in selecting and refining unique, one-off workings, then going ahead and doing them.


Since Spring 2020, the lockdowns have obviously had a considerable impact on our opportunities to get together in the same space and work magic. In response to this, Dave Lee among others have tried, tested and proven some practices and approaches for getting the best out of online working. 


In this webinar Dave Lee will share those practices in order to do some real, powerful magic together. 


In the first session – ‘Virtual Temple’ – we will explore effective ritual technique for an age of lockdown. We will plan what we intend to do – the magical goal of the working, its style and aesthetics, its symbolic elements, its magical sounds and forms, and the gnostic techniques we will use to power it all up. We will build into the working the honouring of the powers that allow us to do such work – the elementals of modern technology – as well as any other spirits we are working with.


When we’ve got our ritual planned, we’ll perform it.


Then there will be time for discussion and any further development of the ideas we’re working with.


In the second session – ‘The Energy Is Real’ – we will build on the first part, taking us into the realm of remote energy magic and doing an enchantment to dream a better world. We’ll explore techniques for raising sensed energy and deploying it in an ‘energy portal’, an arrangement of energies which creates a collective magical experience. 


We’ll discuss and refine what we want from this working, what kind of world we’ll be stepping into the other side of the portal. The energies we will then raise and structure will form a crucible of magical intent, into which vessel we shall pour our vision. Looking forward to working with you!


Dave Lee’s magickal practice began in the late 1970s with the multi-model approach known as Chaos Magick. He has spent over four decades exploring consciousness and changing realities, using techniques that include meditation, magick, psychedelics and energy work. He is a leading Elder member in the Chaos Magick organization the Illuminates Of Thanateros, having been involved since its beginning. 


This work has given him an enormous amount of experience in facilitating group ritual, and since the lockdowns he has been working with a number of magical groups to develop techniques and approaches for working group magic online. 


His books include the ground-breaking Life-Force: Sensed Energy in Breathwork, Psychedelia and Chaos Magic (review here: and Chaotopia! 


You can sign up for Dave’s near-monthly Chaotopia Newsletter at, for news about his courses and events, and other strange things.  


His website and other main links are to be found here: