Intro to OTO Series
Each month we have a talk on some essential subject for understanding the OTO. Currently we cover "What is the OTO," "What is Thelema," "What is the Gnostic Catholic Church," and "What is Ceremonial Magick." It's a great chance to reflect on these subjects and ask questions. Even for experienced members, we can get better at communicating around these subjects!
The Holy Days!
The period informally called The Holy Days begins with the Spring Equinox, when we celebrate the beginning of the New Aeon (called The Equinox of the Gods) on March 21, 1904--as well as the Thelemic new year, and the beginning of Spring! Then, over April 8th, 9th, and 10th, we share a pan-Canadian celebration of The Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! The 8th and 9th we celebrate with other Western Canadian Local Bodies, and on Saturday the 10th we all come together across Canada. On these three days we read one of the three chapters of The Book of the Law together. If you don't have a copy of The Book of the Law, you can find the text online and join in with us. Simple though it sounds, it's always an experience.
We will also complement The Holy Days by beginning April with an Overview of The Holy Books of Thelema (of which The Book of The Law is one), and returning early to "What is Thelema?"
If an event is open to the public, you are very welcome to attend. Our events are free. We welcome people from anywhere across Canada or the world. Send us an email asking for the event access info. We recommend that you do so at least 24 hours in advance; this is not absolutely required, but makes it much more likely that you will get the access info in time.
If an event is open to guests, that means that newcomers we already know and friends of members are typically welcome. This may be because the event is in a private home, for example. If you're interested in the event, just enquire with a member you already know or email the Lodge Master.
We do ask that attendees keep their camera on for at least the first 15 or so minutes, and sign in using a name that we will recognize--simply tell us ahead of time if you plan to use a different one.
To learn more about how to join a meeting on Zoom, you can watch this video.
See also OTO Canada Events for online events across Canada, and occasionally highlighted international events. See Phoenix Oasis in Montreal for French language events. See USGL Local Body Public Events for online events across the USA. And explore OTO International to find online events across the world.