Coming Up

From the Mundane to the Magical Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 PM
Star Sapphire Lodge will be hosting Lita-Luise Chappell for an afternoon of poetry reading and signing of her newly published book: ​​From the Mundane to the Magical, A Lifetime of Poetic Moments. Lita will be reading a selection of her poems relating to Thelema, travel, love, magic, and more. This event is open to the public and free of charge and we will have copies of her book available for purchase. We are very excited to be hosting this event and we look forward to seeing many of you there. About Lita: Lita-Luise Chappell has been writing poetry, short stories, mysteries, plays, lyrics, rituals, cookbooks, investigative articles, and travelogues over a span of 45-years. She has a Masters in Psychology and a doctorate in Human Sexuality. She has had several careers: in food service as a chef and caterer, in electronics, in the music industry, in the publishing business, and as a sex therapist. She has also traveled extensively to Western Europe, the Netherlands, the British Isles, the Far East, southeastern Asia, northern Africa, Canada, Mexico, other U.S. territories and Australia. She has been a student of the occult as a priestess in ancient Egyptian, Eleusinian Greek, Italian Strega, British Celtic, Northumbrian Faerye, Hawaiian Huna and Thelema. Through it all, she has written as she went along, commenting on different cultures, human behavior, politics, love, sex, wisdom and magick. A variety of works have been published in magazines, on-line and in print.

Calendar Of Events

This is a calendar of events that are offered in the next three months.

November 2014

I° Initiations Saturday, November 22 at 4:00 PM
Applications are due on October 18th.
Initiates of the First Degree and above are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to initiations@starsapphire.org.
I° Initiations Saturday, November 29 at 4:00 PM
Applications are due on October 18th.
Initiates of the First Degree and above are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to initiations@starsapphire.org.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 from to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.

December 2014

From the Mundane to the Magical Saturday, December 6 at 4:00 PM
Star Sapphire Lodge will be hosting Lita-Luise Chappell for an afternoon of poetry reading and signing of her newly published book: ​​From the Mundane to the Magical, A Lifetime of Poetic Moments. Lita will be reading a selection of her poems relating to Thelema, travel, love, magic, and more. This event is open to the public and free of charge and we will have copies of her book available for purchase. We are very excited to be hosting this event and we look forward to seeing many of you there. About Lita: Lita-Luise Chappell has been writing poetry, short stories, mysteries, plays, lyrics, rituals, cookbooks, investigative articles, and travelogues over a span of 45-years. She has a Masters in Psychology and a doctorate in Human Sexuality. She has had several careers: in food service as a chef and caterer, in electronics, in the music industry, in the publishing business, and as a sex therapist. She has also traveled extensively to Western Europe, the Netherlands, the British Isles, the Far East, southeastern Asia, northern Africa, Canada, Mexico, other U.S. territories and Australia. She has been a student of the occult as a priestess in ancient Egyptian, Eleusinian Greek, Italian Strega, British Celtic, Northumbrian Faerye, Hawaiian Huna and Thelema. Through it all, she has written as she went along, commenting on different cultures, human behavior, politics, love, sex, wisdom and magick. A variety of works have been published in magazines, on-line and in print.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, December 7 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.
Star Sapphire Lodge Book Club Wednesday, December 10 at 7:30 PM
Note: Event will not be taking place at Star Sapphire Lodge.
Members and Friends of Star Sapphire Lodge are invited to join us the second Wednesday of the month for a reading and discussion group. We will be starting our series with a look at Equinox 3:10. We will be meeting up at Caffe Bene: 607 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Babalon Chapter Winter Party Saturday, December 13 at 6:00 PM
Event open to O.T.O. initiates in good standing. Details forthcoming.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.
Mithras Liturgy Sunday, December 21 at 6:00 PM
Free to Members of Star Sapphire Lodge. $10 Admission to Non-Members
Man of Earth Academy: First Degree Saturday, December 27 at 2:00 PM
Open to First degree initiates and above.
See http://www.starsapphire-oto.org/man-of-earth-academy.html for more information. If you have any questions, feel free to contact master@starsappire-oto.org.

January 2015

Minerval (0°) Initiations Saturday, January 3 at 5:00 PM
Applications are due by November 30th.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, January 4 at 3:00 PM
There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility.
Come celebrate the Gnostic Mass with Star Sapphire Lodge! This is a celebration of the Gnostic Mass as presented in Liber XV and is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.
II° Initiations Saturday, January 10 at 12:00 PM
Applications are due by December 7th.
Star Sapphire Lodge Membership Meeting Saturday, January 17 at 3:00 PM
Duplexity: a Glance at the Relationship Existing Between the O.T.O. and the A.’.A.’. January 31st - February 1st
$15 for the entire weekend or $10 per class.
On Saturday January 31st, Brother AISh MCLhMH will be presenting on “Duplexity: a Glance at the Relationship Existing Between the O.T.O. and the A.·. A.·.” In this presentation Brother AISh MCLhMH will be discussing concepts related to the Word “Duplex” which Aleister Crowley received on the Vernal Equinox of 1915 and described as “pertaining to the mystic marriage of A.·. A.·. and O.T.O.” Some of the questions to be addressed are: What are the O.T.O. and A.·. A.·. exactly? Are there similarities between both Orders? What are some differences between both Orders? Are the O.T.O. and A.·. A.·. connected? How so?

February 2015

Our Lord and Father the Sun: Liber Resh and the O.T.O January 31st - February 1st
$15 for the entire weekend or $10 per class.
On Sunday, Brother AISh MCLhMH will be exploring “Our Lord and Father the Sun: Liber Resh and the O.T.O” which will begin with an analysis of Liber Resh (an official ritual of A.·. A.·.) by taking a look at Golden Dawn material, the Cairo Working, Qabalah, and the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Brother AISh MCLhMH will then proceed to look at Liber Resh from within the context of O.T.O. including instructions given to Hymenaeus Alpha and how this connection may relate to the solar current within the Gnostic Mass. After an intermission, Brother AISh MCLhMH will join us for a celebration the Gnostic Mass.

All members of the public are welcome to attend events held at our La Crescenta location. If you are new to the area or new to Ordo Templi Orientis, please send e-mail to our newcomer address if you have any questions.

For more information, including locations, or to be added to our mailing list please contact Frater A.B.H.S.