It is strongly suggested that any member of O.T.O. also maintain membership in their local O.T.O. body. Swirling Star Lodge hosts regular classes and events open to the public, as well as closed events for initiates of O.T.O. only. Membership in Swirling Star Lodge is available to all free men and women, ages 18 and older, who wish to participate in and contribute positively toward the activities of our body, and assist us in our aim of promulgating the Law of Thelema to society.
As stated on the U.S. Grand Lodge website, “Initiate membership is available to every man and woman who is free, at least 18 years old, and of good report.” If you are seeking initiation, you are required to have the sponsorship of at least two initiates. With us, sponsorship is a very serious thing. To acquire a sponsor, it is highly recommended that you get to know some of our members, and to seek out those whom you trust and desire sponsorship from.
The best way to find sponsors for your initiation is to get to know some of the initiates. Swirling Star Lodge hosts monthly social nights the first Tuesday of each month. Social Nights are very casual, and we welcome interested and curious persons to get acquainted with our members, engage in discussions or just hang out and enjoy some fraternity. Monthly Gnostic Masses are also a good time to become acquainted with body members.
Do I need to Pay Dues to Attend Events?
Public events are open to non-initiates, and while you do not pay dues until you have taken an initiation, there is a suggested donation of $10 at all public events and Gnostic Masses. Once you have taken an initiation, there is a monthly local body due of $25 per month, which can be paid via Paypal. There are also yearly dues that are paid to Grand Lodge based on your level of initiation.
How do I Attend a Gnostic Mass?
If you would like to attend a Gnostic Mass, you can find our next scheduled one on our event calendar. To attend, simply RSVP to Swirling Star’s secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a suggested donation of $10 to help cover the costs of performing the Gnostic Mass and maintaining our Temple space.