O.T.O., Wisdom, Ritual, Thelema

Welcome to the Black Sun Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis. Join us and become a Seeker after the Hidden Wisdom, and explore the Mysteries of O.T.O. Learn a way of living life to the fullest, in the present, and without fear of death.

Join our community that affirms life and joy as the foundation of human experience. The three pillars of our Lodge will guide you on your journey of exploration to a better life, embracing it. Our guiding principle is called Thelema (or "Will"), the Law of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty. Love shall be the expression of the Will. We are all born free, independent, and shining gloriously, a star in the company of stars.

 

   Initiation   


The structure of O.T.O., like that of Freemasonry and the ancient mystery schools, is based on a staged series of initiations or degrees. In the rituals of these degrees, O.T.O. seeks to instruct the individual by allegory and symbol in the profound mysteries of nature, and thereby assist each initiate in discovering his or her own true identity.



   Community   


Black Sun Lodge is not just a building where initiations and other ceremonies are held. We are a diverse community of individuals who are dedicated to every person’s right to express themselves as they will. We believe that everyone has a unique purpose - a Will - and through the bonds of fraternity, we can work together to assist and encourage one another on our individual paths.



   Gnostic Catholic Church   


Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), or the Gnostic Catholic Church, is the ecclesiastical arm of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). The E.G.C. is a Thelemic religious environment, dedicated to the advancement of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty through alignment with the Law of Thelema.