Membership

Star of Babalon Encampment is a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis, the first of the Old Aeon orders to accept The Book of the Law which proclaims a New Aeon in human thought, culture and religion. However, to attend many of our events, you do not need to be a member. If you wish to see an upcoming list of events, please visit our events page. For more information about us, please feel free to contact us.

Membership in Ordo Templi Orientis

Membership in Ordo Templi Orientis generally means becoming an initiate member of O.T.O. Initiate membership is available to every man and woman who is free, at least 18 years old, and of “good report”–that is, sponsored by two members who are at least first-degree initiates in O.T.O. In order to establish your “good report”, it’s best to start attending some of our events, where you can meet members who may wish to get to know you before sponsoring you.

Initiate membership begins with initiation into the degree of Minerval. The Minerval Degree is an introductory initiate degree, designed to allow the initiate to decide whether or not to become a full member. It is a “throwing the doors of the temple open”, revealing what is inside to the wandering stranger. To become a full member, the First Degree (I°) represents “birth” into the Order, and while any member may retire from active participation and leave the Order, the spiritual link forged between the initiate of the Order during the ceremony will remain throughout the initiate’s life.

If you are interested in learning more about membership in O.T.O., you may visit the U.S. Grand Lodge web site.

Membership in Star of Babalon Encampment

Membership in Star of Babalon Encampment is on a tiered system with Minervals and Guests at $20/ Month, Man of Earth Members at $25/ Month, and Lovers Triad Members at $30/ Month. These dues are used to finance the local activities of Star of Babalon Encampment.

If you are interested in becoming a dues-current member of Star of Babalon Encampment, please come out to one of our local events and talk to us. These dues make our events possible and help to keep our meetup site running.

Most events and classes are free to members.  Only those that are marked as special events may carry an additional fee.

Membership may be paid in person to any Star of Babalon Officer,  or you may make membership payments online using Paypal.  Please note: due to the extra fees that Paypal charges us, we have already added $1.50.