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Founded by Dr. Paul Foster Case in the 1920s, Builders of the Adytum 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 (Kabbalah), 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. Our Dallas group meets on the third Saturday of each month. This year we celebrated our 22nd birthday!

Most months we have a discussion on a topic from Tarot or Qabalah, followed by a guided Qabalistic meditation and lunch. But some months there are special events, such as our seasonal rituals exploring the esoteric symbolism of Christmas and Easter. See the Meetup event announcements below for details.

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!

Group Ritual Work is also available to Dallas B.O.T.A. members. Sometimes described as prayer in motion, ritual work has been practiced throughout the ages by spiritual aspirants. Combined with the lesson material, it can be a powerful catalyst to personal growth. After completing the requisite initial coursework, members may request Initiation and thereafter participate in our healing ritual work of Pronaos.

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Tarot Key 1 - The Magician - Self-Consciousness

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In the picture of the Magician, we see the secret of transforming and transmuting the power of attention. What we place our attention on is what we will manifest.

Please join us on Saturday, October 8, as we continue a discussion on the Tarot Keys. Key 1, The Magician, is represented by the Hebrew letter Beth, the house, the dwelling place of our Spirit.

10:00am - Study group discussion
11:00 am - Meditation
12:00pm - Pot Luck Lunch

We will be meeting in person on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the
Edwin Kiest Masonic Lodge
10210 Hermosa Dr, Dallas, TX

Please be sure to join us following the Study Group discussion and meditation for a potluck lunch. We hope you can attend. We will leave by 1:00 pm after clean-up.

Masks are a personal choice for the meeting.

B.O.T.A. has Study Groups and Pronaos ritual work in many cities throughout the world. Study Groups afford an opportunity to interact with others who share the same spiritual teachings and practices, gaining mutual benefit from the experience of fraternal harmony offered by group work. The primary purposes of Study Groups are:

· to foster the development of consciousness as set forth in the B.O.T.A. curriculum,
· to help incorporate the principles of Ageless Wisdom in everyday life,
· to enjoy together the operation of the One Will in all the circumstances of our lives,
· to encourage the development of fraternal Love and Harmony,
· and to provide an open door to the Mysteries to all who genuinely seek them.

For more information on B.O.T.A., please visit the website at:

For talks on various Qabalistic subjects, you can visit Builders of the Adytum New Zealand at:

For a talk on Key 1, The Magician:

In L.V.X.,
The Builders of the Adytum Study Group

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Tarot Key 0 - The Fool - Superconsciousness

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