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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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Golden Lotus Book Club -- 04/06/19

Golden Lotus O.T.O.

Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Dear Friends and Members of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The Golden Lotus Book Club will finish its reading and discussion Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente, or Liber LXV (65), on Saturday, April 6th, at 3:00 p.m. We will also begin our reading and discussion of Liber CL (150) De Lege Libellum, a publication that gives a deeper explanation of the Book of the Law with reference to Powers and Privileges conferred upon those who accept it. You can also find and print a copy of both publications online here: http://lib.oto-usa.org/libri/liber0065.html http://lib.oto-usa.org/libri/liber0150.html Book Club meetings are public events. Anyone is welcome to attend! Love is the law, love under will. goldenlotus-oto.org

Celebration Of The Gnostic Mass! 04/07/19

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 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 3:00 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, while our Priest will be Brother Robert. Our Deacon for the ceremony 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. 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. 93 93/93

Golden Lotus Lodge 20th Anniversary

Golden Lotus O.T.O.

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! Fell free to arrive around 7:00 p.m. We openly welcome those of you who have helped make this history. There are many Brothers, Sisters and Friends who may have not visited in a while, have focused on family and career out of necessity and other circumstances. Share this evening with us, with old friends, make new friends and help us celebrate this auspicious milestone in our history! We plan to share drinks, 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 you may have about this anticipated event! Love is the law, love under will. 93 93/93

Golden Lotus Book Club -- 05/11/19

Golden Lotus O.T.O.

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, May 11th, 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 93 93/93

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