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It has been our pleasure to serve South Florida's Thelemic community since 1999.

We are an officially chartered body of Ordo Templi Orientis, the largest Thelemic organization in the world. Founded in 1999, Swirling Star has been operating consistently for over 15 years. We offer initiations, classes, and celebrations of the Gnostic Mass. We also celebrate ritual, observe Holy Days and participate in workshops and lectures. Please check our blog and Event Calendar for news and upcoming events.

If you are interested in joining the Order please contact the Swirling Star Lodge Secretary at swirlingstaroto@gmail.com.

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Gnostic Mass - April 26, 2014EV

There will be an open Gnostic Mass on Saturday April 26, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the new Temple space in Fort Lauderdale. The address is 3833 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309.

There is a suggested donation of $5-$10 per person to help cover the cost of performing the ritual. Please RSVP by Friday, April 25, if you plan to attend. RSVPs can be emailed to swirlingstaroto@gmail.com.

Aleister Crowley described the Gnostic Mass as the central ritual, public and private, of the O.T.O. For more information on the Gnostic Mass please see www.gnosticmass.org.


Deacon Workshop - April 27, 2014EV

For those interested in officering as Deacon in the Gnostic Mass, Swirling Star Lodge will be hosting a workshop on April 27. This workshop is open to dues current members only. To RSVP or for more information please e-mail swirlingstaroto@gmail.com.

If you would like to read the ritual beforehand, or for more information about the Gnostic Mass, please see www.gnosticmass.org.




First Tuesday Meet & Greet

Please join us on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm and meet some of our members at our Lodge space! These social events are very casual and will give inquisitive persons and perspective initiates a chance to ask questions about O.T.O. and Swirling Star Lodge. 

For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail us at swirlingstaroto@gmail.com.






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To Perfect This Feast

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In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult, 1966-1989

A stone's throw away from The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol's infamous "Factory," William Burroughs' "bunker," and the legendary Chelsea Hotel was a scene far more esoteric than perhaps even they could have imagined. In this daring exposé by a survivor of a unique era in the New York occult scene, James Wasserman, a longtime proponent of the teachings of Aleister Crowley, brings us into a world of candlelit temples, burning incense and sonorous invocations. [read more]




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The Book of Secrets

From the strange symbols on a one dollar bill to the secret signs of the Knights Templar and Freemasons, invisible societies, and the world of magic and alchemy, The Book of Secrets (Weiser Books/March 2011) is a comprehensive introduction to the world of secret and esoteric knowledge throughout history. It offers a doorway into the initiated secret traditions of the fascinating unseen spiritual world: its symbols, secret societies and seers.




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The Weiser Concise Guide to Yoga for Magick

Yoga today connotes many images and ideas – from holy men on a high mountaintop to throngs of young women toting designer mats. Yoga, meaning "union," is actually a many-layered discipline designed to help an individual attain health, serenity, focus, and ultimately, union with the Divine. Aleister Crowley was one of the first Europeans to practice yoga and believed the practice was essential to spiritual growth, stating that "Magick is a Pyramid built layer by layer. The work of the Body of Light – with the technique of Yoga – is the foundation of the whole." [read more]

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