For more than a century, the west coast of America has been a hotbed of esoteric spiritual belief and cultural transformation. Obscura Day 2012 (obscuraday.com) is the time to learn about Maja D’Aoust, The White Witch of L.A. Esotouric bus adventure, “Maja’s Mysteries: Rapture & Release,” is one of hundreds of Obscura Day events happening worldwide on April 28, 2012.
WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 10:30am-3:30pm
COST: $63/person, includes snacks
esotouric.com Call: 323-223-2767
WHERE: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Maja’s guests will gather in the lobby of the Biltmore Hotel (on the exact site of the guru Yogananda’s remarkable 1952 death during a banquet) to take a metaphysical journey into history, faith and salvation, with in-depth visits to some of L.A.’s most compelling and mysterious spiritual sites. At each stop, Maja and her co-host, Esotouric’s Richard Schave, will introduce passengers to members of the faith, lead a tour of worship space, and put the group’s history and beliefs into context
in the histories of religion and L.A.
- THE AETHERIUS SOCIETY, a center for cosmic consciousness and healing founded in 1955 by UFOcontactee Dr. George King, dedicated to promoting peace on earth and beyond.
- KROTONA APARTMENTS, a former Theosophical retreat founded in 1914, where guests will have a rare opportunity to visit the beautiful central courtyard pond and view the Rosicrucian window of this now-private residence.
- SISTER AIMEE SEMPLE MCPHERSON’S PARSONAGE, the beautifully restored private home and museum to the life of the influential and charismatic founder of the Foursquare Church on the edge of Echo Park.
- THE VEDANTA SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, founded in 1930 to bring sacred Hindu philosophy to the West, where guests will be given a presentation on the Society’s history and programming, and browse in its fine gift shop.