What we're about

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.

Upcoming events (2)

Kumari: Nepal's Living Goddess with Frater SLQ

Online event

Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Please join us for another enlightening online presentation on Saturday, August 15th at 1 p.m. as Frater SLQ expounds on the subject of Kumari, the Living Goddess. In the center of Kathmandu lives a virgin who is regarded by pious Hindus as a living incarnation of the Goddess Durga. Called the Royal Kumari, she presides over the most important religious festivals of Nepal, including the coronation of the King. Dressed in rich garments and an elaborate headdress, accompanied by a plethora of priests and attendants, whenever she leaves the house she is carried aloft, as her feet must never touch the ground. Heads of state, leading businessmen, and others who are important enough or lucky enough to obtain an audience seek her advice and prophetic wisdom. Even more impressive is the fact that she begins her career as a goddess when she is just 4 years old. This presentation will discuss the history and role of virgin goddesses, especially in the Far East. We will explore the life of the Kumari, from how she is first selected to her retirement at puberty, when she becomes a regular mortal. Rare images of the goddess will be shown (it is generally forbidden to photograph her), and the presenter will share his experience of his own (brief) audience with the Kumari in 2004. You will need to RSVP to have access to our Google online platform. PLEASE RSVP AT: [masked] If you RSVP through Meetup we may not see it. A $10 donation for the class is required to help maintain the lodge during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://bit.ly/kumari-gll Additional donations are accepted at the following link: https://paypal.me/goldenlotuslodge Love is the law, love under will.

Coffee Tea and Tarot Online with Sister Lucy!

Online event

Dear Members and Friends of Golden Lotus, Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Golden Lotus Lodge will be presenting Coffee, Tea & Tarot Online with Sister Lucy on Saturday, August 22nd, at 1:00 p.m. In this fun, informative, and interactive class we will discuss the MAJOR ARCANA of the Thoth Tarot and compare it with The Rider-Waite and the beautiful Tabula Mundi Tarot (Thelemic-inspired tarot deck by M. Meleen). Learn and discuss the history, the Tree of Life, the Elemental & Astrological attributes, as well as the symbolism found in these three decks. A notebook with materials will be provided for those that RSVP early. This presentation will be on the Emperor Card. You will need to RSVP to have access to our Google online platform. PLEASE DO NOT RSVP VIA MEETUP. Because of this, kindly RSVP at: [masked] Please RSVP at least three days before the class so the instructor will know you're participating and can provide materials for everyone. A $10 donation for the class is requested to help maintain the temple space: https://bit.ly/ctt-august Additional donations are accepted at the following link: https://paypal.me/goldenlotuslodge Have your Thoth and Rider-Waite decks with you and the Tabula Mundi if you have it. This will be a great class even if you are a beginner or a seasoned reader. Love is the law, love under will. 93 93/93

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