Initiation

Membership in Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) is by way of initiation. Our initiations contribute to the structure the Order, much as initiation structures other philosophical and religious orders by providing instruction and experience through providing rituals of initiation. As the page on initiation hosted by the United States Grand Lodge (U.S.G.L.) O.T.O. states: “In the rituals of these degrees, O.T.O. seeks to instruct the individual by allegory and symbol in the profound mysteries of nature, and thereby to assist each initiate in discovering his or her own true identity.”

Part of the work of local bodies in O.T.O. is to provide initiation into our Order. As a Lodge, Scarlet Woman has the facilities to offer initiation through the “Man of Earth” triad of initiations. Those seeking initiation should consult our page on this topic, listed below. We also list other resources below that may be of interest both to initiates and potential candidates for initiation:

Taking Initiation
Dues and Fees
Serving as an Officer
Advice for Candidates