Blazing Star Oasis is a chartered body of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) a fraternal organization dedicated to the promulgation of the Law of Thelema as heralded by Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 e.v. The O.T.O. is committed to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual, and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power, through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, based on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
Thelema proposes a new moral code for mankind, and challenges every person to claim freedom from external constraint and superstition by embracing personal responsibility, and the liberation that comes from the realization that each person is the sole authority in their own life. Ultimately, this autonomy can only be secured through the efforts of the individual. However, many worthy aspirants to the Great Work have a genuine need for knowledge, guidance, fellowship, or the opportunity to assist their fellow aspirants on the path and serve humanity. Such aspirants will find welcome in O.T.O.
The activities of the Oasis are twofold: those of the Ecclesiasia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), or Gnostic Catholic Church, and We also offer those of the Mysteria Mystica Maxima (M.M.M.), which offers progressive ceremonial initiation into the mysteries of Ordo Templi Orientis.
Currently the Oasis operates in San Francisco and Berkeley, California. We hold public celebrations of the Gnostic Mass on the first Sunday of each month at the Mission Masonic Hall in San Francisco. We also hold classes, workshops, group rituals and social events which are open to the public. Check out the links for more information: