Coming Up

Frater IAO131 Lectures Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 PM
Admission for these lecture are $10 for dues current members of Star Sapphire Lodge and $25 for general admission ($15 for each lecture).
We are pleased to announce that Star Sapphire Lodge will be hosting Frater IAO131 for a day of lectures on May 14, 2016. The two lectures are as follows: • The Way of the Will (1 pm): The Oasis of our Order is a presentation that seeks to strike at the heart of what it means to live the Way of the Will, of finding our true authentic nature that is not tied to passing desires, and living out of that sense of Being. There will be a focus in particular on the nature of one's Way within the context of our Brothers and Sisters, and how living in the Way of the Will makes our Order a true Oasis of Agape in the desert of materialism, frivolity, and mundanity which permeate our modern world. • The Four Weapons of the True Magician (3:30 pm): In this lecture, Frater IAO131 will discuss the basic fundamentals of magick and what it means to be a Magician. In particular, Frater IAO131 will focus on the 4 Weapons of the Magician, including their symbolism, their various correspondences, and how they might be practically integrated into one’s life. Learn how to get up out of the armchair and turn one’s life from the mundane into the sacred. No previous knowledge or experience necessary. These lectures are open to the public. The first lecture will begin promptly at 1 pm and will last approximately two hours followed by the second lecture which will begin at 3:30 and will conclude at about 5:30. These lectures will take place at Star Sapphire lodge (3212 1/2 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214. Admission for these lecture are $10 for dues current members of Star Sapphire Lodge and $25 for general admission ($15 for each lecture). Speaker Bio: IAO131 is currently the Master of Blazing Star Oasis in Oakland, California; he is the author of 'Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131', 'Naturalistic Occultism: An Introduction to Scientific Illuminism', 'Thelema Sutras', and many another essay and lecture; the co-creator & co-producer of the Speech in the Silence podcast (speechinthesilence.com), the founding curator of The Grady McMurtry Project (grady-mcmurtry.com), and the creator & editor of The Journal of Thelemic Studies (thelemicstudies.com). He has served as Man of Earth Delegate in the past, and currently serves as a board member of the Psychology, as well as the Secretary of the US Grand Lodge Education Committee. See more writings, art, and other fun stuff at IAO131.com We look forward to seeing you on May 14th. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to master@starsapphire-oto.org.

Calendar Of Events

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

May 2016

Star Sapphire Lodge Membership Meeting Saturday, May 7 at 2:00 PM
Membership meeting open to dues current full members of Star Sapphire Lodge.
Gnostic Mass Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 PM
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Star Sapphire Lodge invites you to a celebration of the Gnostic Mass, the central ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis. We will have a champagne toast and light refreshments after mass. Arrival time is 3 PM and we will be getting started at 3:30. There is a suggested donation of $10.00 to help cover the cost of renting and maintaining our temple facility. Love is the law, love under will.
Frater IAO131 Lectures Saturday, May 14 at 12:30 PM
Admission for these lecture are $10 for dues current members of Star Sapphire Lodge and $25 for general admission ($15 for each lecture).
We are pleased to announce that Star Sapphire Lodge will be hosting Frater IAO131 for a day of lectures on May 14, 2016. The two lectures are as follows: • The Way of the Will (1 pm): The Oasis of our Order is a presentation that seeks to strike at the heart of what it means to live the Way of the Will, of finding our true authentic nature that is not tied to passing desires, and living out of that sense of Being. There will be a focus in particular on the nature of one's Way within the context of our Brothers and Sisters, and how living in the Way of the Will makes our Order a true Oasis of Agape in the desert of materialism, frivolity, and mundanity which permeate our modern world. • The Four Weapons of the True Magician (3:30 pm): In this lecture, Frater IAO131 will discuss the basic fundamentals of magick and what it means to be a Magician. In particular, Frater IAO131 will focus on the 4 Weapons of the Magician, including their symbolism, their various correspondences, and how they might be practically integrated into one’s life. Learn how to get up out of the armchair and turn one’s life from the mundane into the sacred. No previous knowledge or experience necessary. These lectures are open to the public. The first lecture will begin promptly at 1 pm and will last approximately two hours followed by the second lecture which will begin at 3:30 and will conclude at about 5:30. These lectures will take place at Star Sapphire lodge (3212 1/2 Honolulu Avenue, La Crescenta-Montrose, CA 91214. Admission for these lecture are $10 for dues current members of Star Sapphire Lodge and $25 for general admission ($15 for each lecture). Speaker Bio: IAO131 is currently the Master of Blazing Star Oasis in Oakland, California; he is the author of 'Fresh Fever From the Skies: The Collected Writings of IAO131', 'Naturalistic Occultism: An Introduction to Scientific Illuminism', 'Thelema Sutras', and many another essay and lecture; the co-creator & co-producer of the Speech in the Silence podcast (speechinthesilence.com), the founding curator of The Grady McMurtry Project (grady-mcmurtry.com), and the creator & editor of The Journal of Thelemic Studies (thelemicstudies.com). He has served as Man of Earth Delegate in the past, and currently serves as a board member of the Psychology, as well as the Secretary of the US Grand Lodge Education Committee. See more writings, art, and other fun stuff at IAO131.com We look forward to seeing you on May 14th. If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to master@starsapphire-oto.org.
II° Initiations Saturday, May 21 at 12:00 PM
Application Deadline: April 16
It is the Law to give: Practical promulgation at Pride Sunday, May 29 at 6:00 PM
Event is free and open to all initiates in good standing.
"All this and a book to say how thou didst come hither and a reproduction of this ink and paper for ever -- for in it is the word secret & not only in the English -- and thy comment upon this the Book of the Law shall be printed beautifully in red ink and black upon beautiful paper made by hand; and to each man and woman that thou meetest, were it but to dine or to drink at them, it is the Law to give. Then they shall chance to abide in this bliss or no; it is no odds. Do this quickly!" - AL III:39 Ordo Templi Orientis is not a secret society. Our job is to be a visible beacon of Thelema, drawing in those who can benefit from our message of light, life, love, and liberty. Star Sapphire Lodge will have a table at the LA Pride festival on June 10-12 so that we can share our gifts with the community. Lodge members will be on hand to greet visitors and answer their questions. But how should we answer those questions? What do you say when a complete stranger walks up to you and asks "So, what is this all about?" How do you explain Thelema and OTO to someone who has never heard of Aleister Crowley or magick before? Join us for a workshop on how to explain the Law without preaching, and how to pitch OTO without creeping people out. You might even find some of these same techniques work on your friends, family, and coworkers. This workshop will be taking place after our celebration of the Gnostic Mass. There is no cost to attend and all initiates in good standing are welcome to attend. About our speaker: Craig Berry joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1987. He 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) and the national level (Bishop of EGC, member of the Grand Tribunal, USGL Internet Secretary). Despite his appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, he does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles. Among his personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs.

July 2016

I° Initiations Saturday, July 2 at 4:00 PM
Application Deadline: May 29
Eligible candidates interested in obtaining the First Degree initiation should contact initiations@starsapphire-oto.org for additional information.

August 2016

Minerval (0°) Initiations Saturday, August 20 at 4:00 PM
Application Deadline: July 20
If you are interested in obtaining the preliminary initiation into O.T.O., contact initiations@starsapphire-oto.org for more information.

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.