What we're about

Star Sapphire Lodge was born with the merger in 2009 of L.V.X. Lodge and Blue Horizon Oasis. Blue Horizon Oasis was founded in 2000 in Glendale, California. The idea of Blue Horizon Oasis was born on the beautiful beaches of Southern California: if you look over the waves into the blue horizon you can imagine the limitless possibilities that await you when you take that first step in any direction. The same holds true for humanity in that seemingly endless body of Nuit. Founded in 1989 by Frater S.L.Q. in Playa Del Rey, California, L.V.X. Lodge's name referred to a magical formula of Light employed in the Ritual of the Hexagram. Playa Del Rey was the site where many of the original Agape Lodge initiations took place in the 1930s and '40s. Star Sapphire Lodge intends to carry forward the best of both of these long and venerable traditions. By incorporating the magick, hospitality and traditions of both bodies, Star Sapphire Lodge will strive to promulgate the Law of Thelema with beauty and grace. Ordo Templi Orientis, of which Star Sapphire is a part, is a fraternal organization whose members are devoted to the study of Magick, Yoga and the Hermetic Sciences, and who are united in their acceptance of the Law of Thelema as a gateway to self-discipline, self-knowledge and universal freedom. The Law of Thelema may be summarized in a few deceptively simple words as "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." We believe that, like all things, the best way to study and practice is to just do them! We are based out of Glendale, California, just north of downtown Los Angeles, and our main objective is to promulgate the Law of Thelema through Love, Fraternity and hard Work. Many of our events are open to non-members of Star Sapphire Lodge as well as members and initiates of Ordo Templi Orientis. In fact, we recommend that if you are not a member but are interested in joining, that you come to a few events first to see if it's the sort of energy you want to be involved with.

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Qabalah: Why You Should Care

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Attendance at our online weekly events is available by obtaining a class pass for $22 a month by going to https://starsapphire-oto.org/membership/ and selecting "monthly class pass." You can also send $22 for a single month or $10 for a single class to https://www.paypal.me/StarSapphireOTO. To ensure that we have your correct contact information, email [masked] once you have subscribed. For single class attendees: include a note about which class you are registering for. Please allow up to 3 hours prior to the start of a class to receive instructions on how to join us online and be sure to check your spam folder. Non-initiates should note that a class pass does not imply, confer, or guarantee present or future membership in O.T.O. You can't study magick (or hang around with magicians) for more than a week without hearing about Qabalah. There are thousands of books about it. Movies like "Pi" and musicians like David Bowie allude to it. But what exactly is it? And more importantly, why should you care? In this class, we will explain the basics of Qabalah, demonstrate how it is used in practice, and (hopefully) convince you that it's a firm foundation for all the magick in your own life. Our "General" Discord voice channel and the "#general-classes" discussion group text channel will open at 7:00pm PDT to allow for configuration and troubleshooting, and the discussion will begin at 7:30pm. About our presenter: Catherine Berry joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1987. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the Order, at the local level (Master of Baphomet Lodge and Deputy Master of LVX Oasis, among others), the national level (Bishop of EGC, member of the Grand Tribunal, USGL Internet Secretary), and the international level. Despite the appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, she does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles, where she lives with her wife Leanne. Among her personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs. Love is the law, love under will.

Introduction to O.T.O.

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Attendance at our online weekly events is available by obtaining a class pass for $22 a month by going to https://starsapphire-oto.org/membership/ and selecting "monthly class pass." You can also send $22 for a single month or $10 for a single class to https://www.paypal.me/StarSapphireOTO. To ensure that we have your correct contact information, email [masked] once you have subscribed. For single class attendees: include a note about which class you are registering for. Please allow up to 3 hours prior to the start of a class to receive instructions on how to join us online and be sure to check your spam folder. Non-initiates should note that a class pass does not imply, confer, or guarantee present or future membership in O.T.O. Join us on Star Sapphire Lodge's Discord server as we discuss the history and mission of Ordo Templi Orientis and explore its evolution from the time preceding the arrival of Aleister Crowley to when he became head of O.T.O. Special attention will be given to reviewing various foundational documents discussing the purpose, relevance, and value of participation in O.T.O. About our presenter: Rafael (A.B.H.S.) has been a lifelong resident of Los Angeles and has been a member of O.T.O. since June 2007. He began his O.T.O career at Golden Lotus and has served as master of Star Sapphire Lodge since July 2014. Since his term as master began, Rafael and his fellows have contributed to Star Sapphire becoming one of the largest, most dynamic, and diverse O.T.O. local bodies within U.S.G.L. Rafael is also an ordained Priest and an active initiator. Our "General" Discord voice channel and "#general-classes" discussion group text channel will open at 1:30pm PDT to allow for configuration and troubleshooting, and the presentation will begin at 2:00pm. Love is the law, love under will.

Pentagram Rituals

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Attendance at our online weekly events is available by obtaining a class pass for $22 a month by going to https://starsapphire-oto.org/membership/ and selecting "monthly class pass." You can also send $22 for a single month or $10 for a single class to https://www.paypal.me/StarSapphireOTO. To ensure that we have your correct contact information, email [masked] once you have subscribed. For single class attendees: include a note about which class you are registering for. Please allow up to 3 hours prior to the start of a class to receive instructions on how to join us online and be sure to check your spam folder. Non-initiates should note that a class pass does not imply, confer, or guarantee present or future membership in O.T.O. Join us as we discuss a selection of pentagram rituals including the theory undergirding their use and their practical application. Concerning the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram, Crowley wrote, “Properly understood, it is the Medicine of the Metals and the Stone of the Wise.” Join us as we explore the significance of these rituals and the benefits that we can obtain through regular practice. Our "General" Discord voice channel and "#general-classes" discussion group text channel will open at 1:30pm PDT to allow for configuration and troubleshooting, and the presentation will begin at 2:00pm. Love is the law, love under will.

Study Group - Magick Without Tears

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Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Attendance at our online weekly events is available by obtaining a class pass for $22 a month by going to https://starsapphire-oto.org/membership/ and selecting "monthly class pass." You can also send $22 for a single month or $10 for a single class to https://www.paypal.me/StarSapphireOTO. To ensure that we have your correct contact information, email [masked] once you have subscribed. For single class attendees: include a note about which class you are registering for. Please allow up to 3 hours prior to the start of a class to receive instructions on how to join us online and be sure to check your spam folder. Non-initiates should note that a class pass does not imply, confer, or guarantee present or future membership in O.T.O. Please join us as we continue studying Magick Without Tears by Aleister Crowley. We will be virtually discussing Chapter 19 utilizing Star Sapphire Lodge's Discord server. Our "General" Discord voice channel and the "#magick-without-tears" discussion group text channel will open at 7:00pm PDT to allow for configuration and troubleshooting, and the discussion will begin at 7:30pm. About our presenter: Brother Michael has worked in the entertainment industry in a variety of capacities for nearly 30 years: from aspiring actor, composer, writer, and photographer, to professional live studio recordist, mixer, performer, and manager. He serves as a docent at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens and in his spare time enjoys playing piano, making wine, cataloging books, and learning about practically everything. Brother Michael serves as an ordained Deacon and novice Priest in E.G.C. and as Secretary for Star Sapphire Lodge in Los Angeles, CA. Love is the law, love under will.

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Reading and Discussion Group: The Tarot

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