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Membership Subscription

You must be a member in good standing of Ordo Templi Orientis first!
We cannot offer refunds.

Friends of Star Sapphire
(For those who live out of the area)
$15.00
Basic Membership
(Minerval and First Degree)
$44.00
Basic Membership
(Second Degree and above)
$60.00
Supporting Membership
(Selected events are free)
$93.00
Dedicated Membership
($156/month minimum)
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Star Sapphire Lodge 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 send e-mail to newcomer@starsapphire-oto.org.

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. For a long-term schedule of events which include our schedule of initiations and application due dates, you may visit our long-term schedule of events.

Membership in Star Sapphire Lodge

Membership in Star Sapphire Lodge starts at $44/month (Minerval through First Degree) and $60/month (Second Degree and above), and is used to finance the local activities of Star Sapphire Lodge, including funding our dedicated Temple space. If you are financially able, we have a variety of membership levels, from Basic Membership through to Dedicated Membership which starts at $156/month.

If you are interested in becoming a dues-current member of Star Sapphire Lodge, you must first become a member of Ordo Templi Orientis. Once you have become an OTO member, you may then become a member of as many local bodies as you care to support, including Star Sapphire Lodge.

If you live out of area and are interested in showing support for the Lodge on a regular basis, please consider joining Friends of Star Sapphire at $15.00 per month.

Membership Levels

Through Membership in Star Sapphire Lodge, you will not only show support of our local body. All active members of the Lodge may borrow books from our extensive library and attend classes for free. Select events at the Lodge will also be free for members; be sure to check our calendar!

With Supporting Membership, most classes and events at the Lodge are free to attend. In addition, Supporting Members will receive a 30% discount on items purchased at the Lodge.

Dedicated Membership starts at $156/month, but may be any amount over that baseline you wish to set. Dedicated Members receive all of the benefits listed above, and are invited to join a long-term planning committee to assist in assuring the continued growth of the Lodge.

Membership may be paid in person to our Treasurer, or you may make membership payments online using the form to the right. Each link to the right requires a PayPal account so your contributions may be automatically deducted each month.