About O.T.O. Japan
Welcome to the official website of O.T.O. Japan, which is the national section or Body of initiates under the international head or O.H.O., Frater Superior Hymenaeus Beta XIIo, for spreading the Law of Thelema in the current Æon of the Child in Japan.
What is O.T.O.?
The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis or the Order of the Eastern Temple. O.T.O. is a serious and secret Order, pledged 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.
Ordo Templi Orientis is the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 EV. This book proclaims a New Æon in human thought, culture and religion. The Æon arises from a single supreme injunction: the Law of Thelema, which is "Do what thou wilt."
The Order offers esoteric instruction through dramatic ritual for training groups through progressive initiation. The structure of the O.T.O., like that of Freemasonry and the ancient mystery schools, is based on a graded series of initiations, or degrees. In these Degrees, the O.T.O. seeks to instruct the individual by allegory and symbol in the profound mysteries of existence, and thereby assist each to discover his or her own true nature. The O.T.O. also includes the Gnostic Catholic Church (Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica), whose central public and private rite is "Liber XV," the Gnostic Mass.
Initiate membership is available to every man and woman who is free, at least 20 years old, and of good report. O.T.O. initiations are conferred through a physical ceremony conducted by a chartered initiator. If you are interested in Ordo Templi Orientis, or if you need further assistance, please write to the Order from "Contact to O.T.O. Japan."
The first OTO local body in Japan was chartered by the International Headquarters in 1989 EV. After that, we had several local bodies and had been collaborating together for many years. Many aspirants to the Great Work have a genuine need for information, guidance, fellowship, or the opportunity to assist their fellow aspirants and serve humanity. Such aspirants will find welcome in the O.T.O.
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