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Occult Fraternities

The Golden Dawn has had a long history in Ireland, including many original Irish members such as poet W.B. Yeats, Maud Gonne and George Pollexfen. This tradition continues in the temple operating in Dublin.
The Avalon Mystery School is a website dedicated to Western esoteric wisdom and, in particular, Celtic magical traditions. Its creator is Mara Freeman. She offers articles, books, retreats and courses.
Blazing Star Oasis is a chartered body of Ordo Templi Orientis, a fraternal organization dedicated to the promulgation of the Law of Thelema as heralded by The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley.
The Brotherhood of the Eternal Light is a genuine, international, fully contacted Mystery school. It recognizes the Society of the Inner Light and the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn as its roots.
B.O.T.A. is a modern Mystery School. Adytum is the Greek word for Inner Shrine or Holy of Holies. Members of the Order aspire to build the Inner Temple, to construct the Holy of Holies within.
Dragon Rouge is an esoteric society interested in philosophy, psychology, religion, science and culture. As esotericists they aim to achieve individuation, autonomy and creativity.
The Fellowship of Isis is a peaceful society that has members worldwide from all cultures, races and religions. It honors the good in all faiths and the Divine Feminine in all of Her forms.
The members of the Fraternity of the Hidden Light are a diverse group of sincere spiritual aspirants, women and men, dedicated to personal growth and expression of the true self.
The Golden Dawn was designed by its founders to be an Hermetic Society dedicated to the philosophical, spiritual, and psychic evolution of humanity. Though not a religion, it uses religious imagery.
The Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight is a temple of the Western Mystery Tradition where men and women who seek enlightenment, liberation and self-actualization work together in mixed lodges.
The Irish Order of Thelema has drawn from the historical and magical traditions of Ireland synthesizing them with the precepts of the Law of Thelema to create a new and unique order.
The Minoan Brotherhood is a men's initiatory tradition of the Craft celebrating life, men loving men, and magic in a primarily Cretan context, also some Aegean and Ancient Near Eastern mythology.
The Open Source Order of the Golden Dawn is a community of magickal practitioners, mostly of Pagan background, who have gathered to work the Golden Dawn System.
The Order of the Gnostic Star is an organization dedicated to the study and mastery of ritual magick as within a general framework of the Western Mystery Tradition; however, there is no hierarchy of chiefs, grand lodge or ruling body.
The Order of the Hermetic Rose is an association of individuals pursuing practices and studies in the Western Mysteries. Founder Kate Warwick-Smith is an initiate of several Western Mystery traditions.
The Order of the Temple of the Orient, or, as it is sometimes rendered, the Order of the Oriental Templars, is an outer Thelemic order dedicated to the purpose of securing the liberty of the individual.
The three pillars of the Ogdoadic Tradition that form the basis used by initiates of Aurum Solis are: Theurgy (High Magick), Philosophy (Meditation & Contemplation), & Theology (Ascent toward Beauty).
The Ordo Stella Matutina (OSM) is a fully established Hermetic order working within the Golden Dawn and Rosicrucian tradition. It is governed by its three chiefs (Imperator, Praemonstrator, Cancellarius).
Ordo Sunyata Vajra, the Order of the Adamantine Void, is a vehicle of the Stellar Gnosis of Thelema, expressing the deep roots of the Aeon of the Crowned and Conquering Child.
Ordo Templi Astartes's emphasis is on doing magick: summoning spirits to visible appearance in the dark mirror and bringing down gods and angels to illuminate crystal orbs in order to communicate with them.
The U.S. Grand Lodge is the governing body of the Ordo Templi Orientis in the United States. It is the most populous and active branch of O.T.O., with many local bodies spread throughout the country.
The R.R. et A.C. is associated with Aspirants to Light, a fellowship of men and women who are free in the conventional (or social) sense of the word, and are seeking an unconventional greater freedom within themselves.
The Servants of the Light (SOL) is a modern-day school of the Western Mystery Tradition, offering supervised occult training in person and by correspondence.
The Temple of Set is a fraternal occult organization that provides an environment in which individuals discover, pursue and realize their purpose and destiny. "Xeper" is the willed unfolding of individual potential.
Temple of Thelema is a true Outer Order of the Greater Mysteries, providing ceremonial initiation; structured training; and regular group work, in conformity with the principles of The Book of the Law.