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Ordo Templi Astartes
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.
Summary: The Temple is first and foremost a working lodge. The O.T.A. uses powerful hypnotic and yoga techniques that they have developed and perfected in over a quarter century of practice. According to their public information, the O.T.A. is the oldest continually practicing ritual lodge in the U.S. They are recognized leaders in the art of evocation (conjuration to visible appearance in the dark mirror) and they assert that their pathworking system combines the best aspects of Eastern technique with Western symbolism.
Classes are offered on these unique techniques, as well as on the history of the origin of their Hermetic tradition, at their Rivendell Lodge in Silverado, CA.