Black Sun Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis is chartered in the Valley of Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the oldest O.T.O. bodies in the Midwest. Black Sun Lodge is an initiating body of the O.T.O., being chartered to conduct the "Man of Earth" (0' - III') Degree initiations of the Order.
Additionally, Black Sun Lodge performs the Gnostic Catholic Church's (EGC) Gnostic Mass regularly. Black Sun also holds regular meetings and workshops on a myriad of subjects from ceremonial magick, Thelemic ritual, and esoterica to philosophy and literature.
Black Sun Lodge publishes an occasional journal call IPSOS. The last issue was 93 pages and covered articles on literature, astrology, Freemasonry, and Qabalah. All articles in IPSOS are original and have not appeared elsewhere. The next issue will have the theme "Salt" to complete the alchemical triad of Mercury, Sulfur, and Salt. We are currently taking submissions for the next issue. Please send your original work to our IPSOS Editor.
The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is dedicated to the high purpose of securing Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
U.S. Grand Lodge is the governing body of O.T.O. in the United States. It is the most populous and active branch of O.T.O., with 52 local bodies in 32 states as of December 2017.