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Black Sun Lodge of the Ordo Templi Orients is chartered in the Valley of Cleveland, Ohio, and is one of the oldest OTO bodies in the Midwest. Black Sun Lodge is an initiating body of the O.T.O., being chartered to conduct the “Man of Earth” (0′ – III’) Degree initiations of the O.T.O.

Additionally, Black Sun Lodge performs the Gnostic Catholic Church’s (EGC) Gnostic Mass regularly. Black Sun also holds weekly meetings on a myriad of subjects from ceremonial magic, Thelemic ritual, and esoterica to philosophy, politics, and literature.

Anyone participating in any online discussion with Black Sun Lodge, or attending any Black Sun Lodge events must agree with and abide our Anti-discrimination policy and our Rules of the Temple.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Adopt a Highway Cleanup

Needs a location

We'll be meeting at Black Sun for coffee and a quick rundown of procedures before heading down to the W. 117th exit on I-90 to clean up our adopted highway!

This event is a makeup date for the cleanup that was cancelled on 30 April. We need at least 4 volunteers to make this short and safe for all.

It is recommended that you wear light-colored clothing appropriate for the weather, full-length pants and sturdy shoes or boots. Durable work gloves are also a good idea. Safety vests, bags, and cleanup tools are provided.

In case of any short notice changes, advance RSVP is required: https://bit.ly/BSL-2022-05-21-AdoptAHighway

Pagan Pysanky

Needs a location

This event will begin with a presentation on the Pagan and Christian syncretic history of decorated eggs in eastern Europe, particular attention to Ukrainian Pysanky, followed by a workshop with hands-on egg (chicken) dying with stylus, heat, and beeswax resist. Writing pysanky is an open cultural practice; all are welcome to participate regardless of their own ethnic heritage.

• The workshop segment will include snacks and a meal break for Hutsul style Bohrach soup (a traditional Ukrainian Carpathian version of Hungarian Goulash).
• Eggs, beeswax, and dyes will be provided.
• $20 fee for all new attendees, fee includes your own kistka.
• $14 fee for all repeat attendees who bring their own kistka.

The kistky (styluses) use molten wax, and the egg dyes are permanent. For safety reasons and space constraints, only 12 pre-registered persons may attend. If you have a portable task lamp, you are welcome to bring it with you. Registration deadline is 12 May 2022.

1. Registration is mandatory: https://bit.ly/BSL-2022-05-22-pysanky
2. You must be Fully Vaccinated* - A Lodge Officer will ask to see your vaccination card in order to verify your Fully Vaccinated status before permitting entry into the Lodge space.

* According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, a person is Fully Vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

Monday Night Tarot Salon

Needs a location

A monthly salon for virtual presentations / discussions on the cards of the Tarot. We are currently discussing one Major arcana per month. At the end of each session, a card and a volunteer presenter for the next month are chosen.

This will be a virtual event. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Donations to Black Sun Lodge are appreciated and can be made at https://paypal.me/BlackSunOTO

Video call link: https://meet.google.com/ykv-iqwn-kaf
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Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe

Needs a location

Online book discussion. We recommend acquiring this book through one of the retailers listed with AbeBooks. There is no electronic version available. This event is free and open to the public.

Join: https://meet.google.com/ykv-iqwn-kaf
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Past events (1,333)

Black Sun Virtual Happy Hour

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