Founded by Dr. Paul Foster Case in the 1920s, Builders of the Adytum (http://www.bota.org/) is a Mystery School and training order based on the Western Mystery tradition. This Qabalistic path has been described as the Yoga of the West, as it has much in common with esoteric Eastern spiritual practices. B.O.T.A. members receive lessons in the mail in Tarot, Qabalah, Spiritual Alchemy, Esoteric Astrology and related disciplines. The coursework is challenging, far-reaching and immensely practical for everyday life.
B.O.T.A. Study Group is a great introduction to Qabalah and esoteric Tarot. It's free and open to the public. Most months we have a discussion on a topic from Tarot or Qabalah. Newcomers are welcome to join in our discussions. No advance preparation is necessary; you need only bring your interest, imagination and inquiring mind. We hope to see you soon!
Our February Meetup will begin with a guided group meditation. After the meditation we will discuss the Intelligence assigned to the 15th Path of the letter Heh, Tarot Key 4, The Emperor. The word for this Intelligence is: SAYKEL MAWAMID. It is translated as the "Constituting Intelligence" and is derived from the root "AMID", spelled: Ayin, Tarot Key 15, The Devil; Mem, Tarot Key 12, The Hanged Man, and Daleth, Tarot Key 3, The Empress. The word amid means to stand, to arise, to raise up, to stand firm, erect, to stand up, to shake; upright; fixed. Our discussions are based on the lesson material from the first seven courses of the B.O.T.A. Curriculum.