Initiation

baph_001Initiation into O.T.O. is open to all people who are free, of full age, and good report.

What this means in practice is that you have to be:

  • Free: not incarcerated in prison or otherwise constrained by law
  • Full age: at least 18 years old
  • Good report: that two initiate members of O.T.O. will agree to sponsor you as a person of good character

If you already know people in O.T.O., then the third part is simple – talk to the people you know and ask them to sponsor you. It can be any two O.T.O. members who hold at least the First Degree of initiation, and it’s entirely their personal choice to sponsor you or not.

If you don’t already know some people in O.T.O., you’ll need to get to know some in order to get sponsorship. The best way to do this is to attend some public O.T.O. events. Most local O.T.O. bodies hold some events that are open to non-members, so find out which is the closest local body and send them an email to ask what public events they are holding. It is always a good idea to introduce yourself in the mail and perhaps include a bit about yourself and why you are interested in O.T.O. Members are usually very friendly and happy to answer any questions you might have.

It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with some of the basic ideas of O.T.O. – we don’t expect you to be an expert, but having some idea of what we’re about will definitely help you. Have a look through this website and its links to other related sites and check out the documents there.

If you are interested in finding out more about joining O.T.O. please contact us.

The Man of Earth