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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?

Calendar Of Events

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

January 2015

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.
Astronomology Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 PM
Free to Members of Star Sapphire Lodge. $10 Admission to Non-Members
What do you get when you mix astronomy and astrology? Astronomology! Join us for a journey through the solar system and beyond, learning about planetary motion, horoscopes, and the scale of the Universe along the way. You don't want to miss the ever-popular "wandering around in the dark with balls" segment!
Gnostic Mass Sunday, February 8 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.
Massathon Friday, February 27 at 8:00 PM
See http://www.starsapphire-oto.org/massathon.html for additional information
Massathon Saturday, February 28 at 11:00 AM
See http://www.starsapphire-oto.org/massathon.html for more information.

March 2015

Massathon Sunday, March 1 at 11:00 AM
See http://www.starsapphire-oto.org/massathon.html for more information.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, March 8 at 3:00 PM
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 Discussion Group Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 PM
Spring Equinox Ritual & Feast Friday, March 20 at 8:00 PM
Additional Details Forthcoming.
Deacon Workshop with Frater Sabazius Sunday, March 22 at 11:00 AM
Open to Minerval degree initiates and above.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. We are honored to announce that U.S. O.T.O. Grand Master and Primate of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, Frater Sabazius, will be conducting a Deacon Workshop at Star Sapphire Lodge from 11 AM – 5:30 PM on Sunday, March 22nd. This workshop will only be open to initiates in good standing and will be especially useful to members actively serving as Deacons (or supervising them) as well as to those among us who are interested in starting to train for this role. This workshop will be free to all dues current members of a local body and we are requesting a $10 donation from initiates who are not members of a local body. Some of the areas that will be explored in the Deacon Workshop include: * Diaconate within E.G.C. - Historical precedents - The importance and function of this office within the Church - Considerations for when to start training - The qualifications and significance of Ordination * Symbolism and Ritual Role * Performance Theory and Practical Pointers, including: - The relationship between Magick and dramatic effect - Balancing the internal aspects of the role with the need to attend to the priest, priestess, and congregation - Balancing personal style with ritual fidelity - Regalia - Pre-ritual preparation, including: personal preparation; physical plant set- up; and orienting the congregation - Pronouncing the names of the Saints - Intonation of The Collects, with Brother Oliver Frater Sabazius will also be holding a Q&A session at the conclusion of the workshop. We are very excited to be hosting our Grand Master and all initiates are cordially invited to attend. If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. to me and let me know what local body you are associated with and whether or not you are a dues current member. Star Sapphire Lodge will be providing light refreshments for a donation and we will be ordering some lunch (assorted sandwiches, salad, etc.). If you would like to participate in the lunch order, please let me know when reserving your spot as we will be evenly dividing the total among those of us ordering food. Love is the law, love under will. Frater A.B.H.S. Master, Star Sapphire Lodge master@starsapphire-oto.org
Man of Earth Academy: Second Degree Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 PM
Event open only to initiates who are of the Second Degree and above. See http://www.starsapphire-oto.org/man-of-earth-academy.html for additional information.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 PM
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.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, March 29 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.

April 2015

I° Initiations Saturday, April 4 at 4:00 PM
Applications are due by March 1st.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, April 5 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.
III° Initiations Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 PM
Applications are due by March 18.

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.