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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Golden Lotus Oasis is an offi­cial local body of Ordo Tem­pli Ori­en­tis (O.T.O.), located in Garden Grove, Cal­i­for­nia, USA. As with O.T.O. as a whole, one of its primary goals is to establish the Law of Thelema as the basis of human conduct. This Law can be summed up by the phrase "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." This does not mean "do whatever you want," but instead charges each human being with the task of discovering and carrying out his or her True Will--the deepest expression of your innermost self. Thelema promotes the idea that every individual should have the freedom to do his or her True Will without interference from others. However, it also teaches self-discipline and personal responsibility, as no action is free from consequence. Various spiritual teachings and techniques are provided to assist in this process. Thelemites are expected to employ skepticism and the scientific method in utilizing these practices, allowing them to have spiritual experiences without any need for blind faith, superstition, or a belief in the supernatural. O.T.O. assists in this process by providing ceremonies of initiation. These are dramatic symbolic ceremonies designed to assist you in discovering your true identity. The symbols and experiences encountered in these ceremonies have a profound psychological impact that will enable you to embody O.T.O.'s stated 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, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood." In addition to initiations, Golden Lotus regularly hosts performances of the Gnostic Mass. The Mass expresses the nature of the universe in symbolic form in a manner conducive to enabling its participants to have direct spiritual experiences and realizations. It provides fulfillment of the human religious instinct without requiring a belief in anything contrary to scientific understanding. Classes and social events are also held on a regular basis. Love is the law, love under will.

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Día De Los Muertos at Golden Lotus!

Golden Lotus O.T.O.

Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus,

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Golden Lotus Lodge will be presenting a special Day of the Dead ceremony and celebration on Saturday, October 30th, at 7:00 p.m.

We hope you will join us for a very fun and festive time with food, a raffle, goodie bags, and a memorial altar that will be set up if you wish to bring a photo or other memento of a passed loved one.

This year will feature the "Trinity of Death" with Día De Los Muertos, La Catrina, and Santa Muerte art and culture all represented.

If you do plan on coming, please bring a side dish of food with you (rice, beans, salad, or candy.) If someone could please bring one dozen tamales with them that would also be wonderful!

This is a family-friendly event, so if you wish to bring children then feel free. A $10 donation is requested:

You must RSVP for this event: [masked]

COVID-preventative protocols will be in place. You must show proof of full vaccination and arrive masked.

Hopefully we will see you all at this year's Golden Lotus Day of the Dead Celebration for a spooky-good time.

Love is the law, love under will.

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Celebration Of The Gnostic Mass! 09/26/21

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