Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
Shemyaza Camp is a chartered local body of Ordo Templi Orientis based in Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom.
With weekly membership meetings, regular workshops and liaison with other regional O.T.O. bodies, Shemyaza Camp is one of the most active O.T.O. bodies in the UK.
A governing principle of the Ordo Templi Orientis is that every man and woman of full age (18 years), free and of good report has an indefeasible right to the introductory degrees of O.T.O.
Established in 2006, Shemyaza Camp is able to offer initiation to the Minerval degree which gives membership access to regular O.T.O. meetings and events and prepares the candidate for formal initiation into the Order.
In order to seek admission to the Minerval degree, all the candidate need to do is contact the local body to express their interest in joining. From there an informal meeting will be arranged with two or more of the Camp’s members, where any questions may be answered. After this meeting, should the candidate so wish, he or she may then submit his or her application for initiation to the Minerval degree.
Applications for initiation to the Minerval degree are subject to the candidate gaining two sponsors who must be full members of the Order.
From the first point of contact to the day of initiation will take no less than one month and will depend on the Camp’s schedule of events. Those wishing to prepare for their admission to the Minerval degree are advised to familiarise themselves with key texts including Liber AL vel Legis, also known as The Book of the Law, the works of Aleister Crowley and those of other authors inspired by Crowley’s system of Thelema.
It should be made clear that full knowledge of all these works is not a prerequisite to membership, as ample opportunity for further study will present itself as part of the practical and theoretical work undertaken by each member.
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Love is the law, love under will.