What we're about
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, as well as an opportunity to foster the development of consciousness set forth in the B.O.T.A. curriculum. It's open to the public, and we request a small donation from regular members to cover our overhead. Our Washington, D.C. group meets on the second Sunday of each month.
Most months we have a discussion on a topic from Tarot or Qabalah, which is sometimes followed by a guided Qabalistic meditation. But some months there are special events, such as our Vibratory Attunement Ritual. 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 Washington, D.C. 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.