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Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Please join us at Golden Lotus Lodge on Saturday, March 23rd, at 2:00 p.m. for an engaging and illuminating account of the history of the Knights Templar and their legacy, presented by Lita and Vere Chappell. Preceding this event will be a special Equinox Ceremony to ring in the Vernal Equinox and the beginning of Spring! The Knights Templar were founded in 1118 CE to protect European pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem after it had been conquered in the crusades. For the next 200 years they grew in power, wealth, and importance, and built numerous castles, commanderies, and even entire towns throughout Europe and the Middle East. In 1307 the Templars were arrested on trumped-up charges so that the Pope and the King of France could seize their wealth and lands. But the romantic legend of the warrior monks has persisted to the present day, and has inspired many—including the founders of Ordo Templi Orientis. This presentation will be richly illustrated with photographs of Templar sites from Lita and Vere’s travels in Israel, France, England and Spain. The Equinox Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. We will have a short break afterwards to mingle and chat as we set up for the lecture. A donation of $10 is requested to attend. We look forward to seeing you there! Love is the law, love under will.
Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The Golden Lotus Book Club will continue its reading and discussion on Saturday, April 6th, at 3:00 p.m. The Book Club is a chance for Members and Friends of the Order to read and discuss Thelemic texts, magick-related materials, and other writings pertinent to the O.T.O. in a frank and relaxed atmosphere. Book Club meetings are public events. Anyone is welcome to attend! Love is the law, love under will. goldenlotus-oto.org
Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Golden Lotus Lodge O.T.O. cordially invites you to attend an Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica Mass to be presented within the Sanctuary of the Crowned and Conquering Child on Sunday, April 7th, at 2:30 p.m. Please join us for this most central and public ritual written by Aleister Crowley for Ordo Templi Orientis. The Gnostic Mass gives every guest the opportunity to witness the Mystic Marriage and partake of the Holy Sacraments. Our Priestess for the ceremony will be Sister Carly and our Priest will be Brother Robert. Deacon for this Mass will be Sister Nancy. We kindly ask that you arrive by 2:30 for a 3 o'clock start time. Please Bring Food! Bring Drink!! Immediately following the ceremony we will further celebrate with a round of toasts! So please bring a bottle of either sweet or dry champagne or a sparkling juice substitute if you prefer. Also, please bring a dish to our communal potluck to share with others. Your contributions are much appreciated and help to encourage our spirit of community. We request a $10 donation to help cover maintenance costs for the lodge. Temple location and other information can be found at: goldenlotus-oto.org You can RSVP to: [masked] Or call: (818)[masked] Love is the law, love under will.
Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Please join us on Saturday, April 27th, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Golden Lotus! Please feel free to arrive around 7:00 p.m. We openly welcome those of you who have helped make this history. Share this evening with us and old friends, make new friends, and help us celebrate this auspicious milestone in our history! We plan to share drinks and snacks, reminiscence of the past, and inspiration for the future. We will provide more details soon, but please mark this date on your calendars. We will also be offering a Celebration of the Mass on the following day. Please reach out to [masked] with any questions that you might have about this anticipated event! Love is the law, love under will.