Promoting and Advancing the Western Esoteric Tradition Since 1971
OTA Calendar for 2022
Hear Ye All!
The Ordo Templi Astartes invites you to attend its
first Mot Mass in the new outdoor temple at Rivendell in Silverado
upon the evening of October 29th, 2022. Please arrive before dark
and park snugly. Pot luck and BYOB please bring food and drink.
This is an invitation event. Please clear any additional guests you
wish to bring with us. This is the night we call up the shades of our
ancient avatars. At past Mot Masses we've heard from King Solomon, King
Ahab, and the prophet Enoch. This time we'll honor Lady Baltis, The Queen
On Sunday November 13th The Ma'at Temple of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn with its Inner Order Vault erected in Rivendell's sacred circle, (see photo) conferred the 5=6 Adeptus Minor grade on three worthy candidates and presented them with a new Flying Roll for that degree: Hermetic…Continue
Trapped be the Great Firewall in old Peking.
Dearest friends, Fraters and Soroses at the O.T.A. November 13th, 2022
Greetings and Salutations everyone. The Great Firewall of Chyna sadly prevents me from keeping up with the happenings on the Internet with any real regularity and consistency. I've been wondering for a long time how I can continue to advance and participate while "trapped" here in Chyna. As some of you may know, I've been here for…Continue
This last weekend, July 22nd through the 24th, The Ordo Hermeticus Mysteriorum held its long postponed (due to the pandemic) conclave at Mt, Shasta Resort, Mt, Shasta, California. Attending were nearly thirty officers of the Order (R.R. et A.C.) Led by worshipful Paul Clark and Gracious Lady Cindy Forbes. Guest Speakers…Continue
Hear Ye All!
We are pleased to announce the new YouTube Channel created by Frater SithMeth.
Is now online.
Be sure to subscribe and check out the latest videos.
Nosce te Ipsum
The Church of the Hermetic Sciences was founded in 1970 and incorporated in the State of California in 1971 as a religious philosophical organization dedicated to preserving and continuing the Western Esoteric Tradition through the process of ceremonial initiation and practical instruction in the Hermetic Art-Sciences of Magick, Qabalah, Alchemy, and Astrology. We follow the teachings of Hermes Trismegistus whose ancient vision is compatible with the deepest esoteric expressions of the three major Biblical religions and Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism. Our Seasonal Rites and Yoga System are based on the pre-Biblical myth cycle of ancient Canaan and the traditions of Melchizedek and King Solomon. To implement this program the Church sponsors a religious-fraternal Order, The Order of the Temple of Astarte, which is initiatory and follows the Seven Degrees of Crata Repoa, an 18th century European outline of degrees in the ancient Hermetic Tradition. To learn more about our teaching and work please visit The Hermetic Hour website and listen to our archived podcasts on all aspects of the Hermetic Arts. Each lecture is introduced by an abstract describing the subject covered. We also call your attention to our journal The Seventh Ray which is available on Amazon.com.
We offer an online Associate Member program for worthy aspirants who live beyond the reach of our Temples. This is a graduated program of instruction that parallels and compliments the initiatory sequence without actually conferring or communicating the degrees. However, with study and mentoring, the online student may earn letters of entitlement to receive the degrees. The program includes most of our regular instruction and is open to active initiates and inactive members who have moved away from our temple locations.
To be considered for Associate Membership the applicant should be over 18 years of age, and a free, law-abiding citizen of his/her country (U.S., U.K., and Canada.) You must write us a letter telling us about yourself and your reasons for wanting to join us. After we receive and evaluate your letter we may send you our Membership Application form which includes a membership agreement. You will fill this out providing the information required, sign the agreement and enclose a check or money order for thirty-five dollars $35.00 if you live in the U.S. Forty-five $45.00 if in Canada or U.K. All funds must be in USD checks and money orders made out to: The Church of the Hermetic Sciences. Send the application with payment to: The Church of the Hermetic Sciences, Dept. AM, P.O. Box 403, Silverado, CA 92676, U.S.A.
After receiving and approving your application we will send you your membership package which will include: a membership certificate suitable for framing, a yearly identification card, an updated copy of The Book of Solomon's Magick and The Magick of Solomon DVD (your course text), The Rites of Magick DVD, 20% discount coupons for all other CHS/OTA and Maelstrom publications and productions, and a gift certificate for a free copy of Beyond Lemuria 2nd Edition with your first coupon order. You will also receive the access code to this website where you will find your lessons and can interact with other members and keep up with Church and Order news and activities.
Tu es Deus