About Golden Lotus

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Gold­en Lotus Lodge is an offi­cial local body of Ordo Tem­pli Ori­en­tis (O.T.O.), locat­ed in Gar­den Grove, Cal­i­for­nia, USA. Soror Lutea, Past Mas­ter of the body was grant­ed the right to orga­nize the Degrees of the M.M.M. by the Nation­al Grand Mas­ter Gen­er­al, Sabaz­ius X on the 24th of April, 1999.

Gold­en Lotus Lodge is also the home of The Sanc­tu­ary of the Holy Grail, whose Ordained Priest­esses and Priests oper­ate under the aus­pices of Eccle­sia Gnos­ti­ca Catholi­ca, the eccle­si­as­ti­cal branch of the O.T.O., and hold reg­u­lar per­for­mances of Liber XV, the Gnos­tic Catholic Mass. The pur­pose of the Mass is to “admin­is­ter the virtues to the brethren,” to its mem­bers and inter­est­ed pub­lic. The Sanc­tu­ary also per­forms the Rites of Bap­tism, Con­fir­ma­tion, and Ordi­na­tion to those that meet the E.G.C. require­ments.

The Lodge rec­og­nizes and hon­ors the Rit­u­als of the Ele­ments and Feasts of the Times through­out the year, as well as par­tic­i­pates in The Rites of Eleu­sis as set forth and writ­ten by their cre­ator, Aleis­ter Crow­ley. Addi­tion­al­ly, many class­es with guest speak­ers, and work­shops on Thelemic thought and mag­i­cal prac­tices are offered. Gold­en Lotus Lodge spe­cial­izes in the his­to­ry, art, lit­er­a­ture, philoso­phies and mag­ic of Ancient Egypt, which so great­ly influ­enced Crowley’s Thele­ma. The Lodge also pos­sess­es an exten­sive library of Thelemic, Egypt­ian and Occult lit­er­a­ture for the view­ing of its mem­bers.

Gold­en Lotus Lodge was so named, as the lotus is the uni­ver­sal sym­bol from Egypt that embod­ies cre­ativ­i­ty, fer­til­i­ty, puri­ty and enlight­en­ment. It pro­claims fresh born beau­ty as well as res­ur­rec­tion, in that though the Nile may be often mud­dy, the flower emerges clean and pure, and is said “to enshrine the mys­te­ri­ous secrets of the gods.” It is also the sym­bol of the sun and typ­i­fies light, under­stand­ing, fruit­ful­ness and plen­i­tude. It is the exter­nal rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the womb of the god­dess, encom­pass­ing the divine prin­ci­ples of both vir­gin­i­ty of the maid­en and fecun­di­ty of the moth­er. The gold­en lotus is also known as the fourth chakra, the Ana­ha­ta chakra of the heart.

Gold­en Lotus Lodge was opened in the name of love, that its broth­ers and sis­ters might find solace for the mind, refuge for the body, and com­fort for the soul. That in this sacred space one may nur­ture like the open­ing of a lotus, the unfold­ing of knowl­edge with­in the self, bring­ing light with­in and giv­ing life with­out. In the name of free­dom, like the lotus that stretch­es to the sur­face of the water from its seed and roots in rich soil, let all find gold­en ful­fill­ment in their spir­i­tu­al attain­ments from the truths of self-born knowl­edge. Let this Body serve as an oasis found in the desert night, which lends a guid­ing light to the trav­el­er, promis­ing peace, nour­ish­ment and joy of heart.

Love is the law, love under will.