Horizon Lodge Ordo Templi Orientis
Horizon Lodge is a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. We are located in Seattle, Washington.
O.T.O. is a Thelemic order dedicated to the high purpose of securing the liberty of the individual and his or her advancement in light, wisdom, understanding, and power. This is accomplished through beauty, courage, and wit, on the foundation of universal brotherhood.
The O.T.O. is the first of the old aeon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 e.v., with its message of a revolution in human thought, culture, and religion based on a single supreme injunction:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
This is not to be interpreted as a license to indulge every passing whim, but rather as the mandate to discover one's True Will and accomplish it, leaving others to do the same in their own unique ways.
Every man and every woman is a star.
The Law of Thelema can ultimately be fulfilled only through the efforts of each individual. Nevertheless, many worthy aspirants to the Great Work of thelema have a genuine need for information, guidance, fellowship, or the opportunity to assist their fellow aspirants and serve humanity. Such aspirants will find welcome in the O.T.O.
The structure of O.T.O., like that of Freemasonry and the ancient mystery schools, is based on a series of initiations, or degrees. In these degrees, the O.T.O. seeks to instruct the individual by allegory and symbol in the profound mysteries of existence, and thereby to assist each to discover his or her own true nature. Every man and woman of full age, free, and of good report, has an indefeasible right to the introductory degrees of the O.T.O. For information on initiation see Request Initiation, or contact email@example.com.
Horizon offers a public performance of Liber XV, the Gnostic Mass the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month. This ceremonial pageant of the lance and the grail is a great opportunity to observe thelemic ritual firsthand, as well as to meet with others who may share similar interests. For information on attending Gnostic mass see How To Attend a Mass, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Love is the Law, Love under Will.