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Hear Ye All

The Ordo Templi Astartes will present its forty-ninth consecutive performance of


The ancient Spring Marriage rite on March 23rd at Rivendell Hermitage and outdoor Temple.

This is an invitational event and all members are invited. If you want to bring a guest or two please clear them with us by phone or email. Please arrive before dark and park snugly. This is a potluck so bring food and drink.

Astarte: With this Silver Cup of Mystery,

         From Beyond the Veil of Night,

         Come I to take the Rainbow,

         In my Shrine of Hidden Light!


Ba'al:   With this Golden Gift I Wed Thee,

         With this Draught I plant my Spark

         Nurture deep the Dew of Sunfire,

         In They Vast and Vital Dark!


Class will be held on Sunday, March 10th at 6pm at:

Frey's Hermetic Supplies
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave #50, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

On Sunday March 10th, 2024 at 6pm, Agrippa Lodge of the Ordo Templi Astartes will hold a beginning class in O.T.A. Magick.

We will demonstrate Zero-Lite,  Samadhi Lamp, self-hypnosis, the visualization kit and introduce the Hermetic Yoga system.

Please be on time because we have a lot to present.

Instructors will be V.H. Fraters Balthazar and Thabion.

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The Church of The Hermetic Sciences
Associate Member Program

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

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.

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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

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