Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The Man of Earth Academy is focused on facilitating the study, presentation, and discussion of research concerning the Man of Earth degrees.
We read in the Ninth House of Liber CI that “Every Brother is expected to spend a great part of spare time in the study of the principles of the Law and of the Order, and in searching out the key to its great and manifold mysteries” and we at Star Sapphire Lodge are resolved to create an environment conducive to the satisfaction of this rewarding duty.
We do not wish to limit creativity by prescribing a format for these presentations. We do encourage participants to draw inspiration from the materials cited in the study guides as well as from other sources you deem relevant and conducive to furthering our understanding of our Mysteries.
Participation in the Man of Earth Academy is open to all O.T.O. initiates who are in good standing. There will be no cost associated with participating, but donations in support of Star Sapphire Lodge are always welcome. Additionally, participants must meet and agree to the following criteria:
- You have been initiated into the degree under consideration
- You are a dues current full member of a local body
- People who reside outside of a 100 mile radius from the nearest local body are exempt
- You are willing to write, publicly present, and answer questions on at least one paper per year
Liber CLXI reminds us that “well-being of the Order and the study of its mysteries being at the heart of every member of the Order, there is inevitably one common ground on which all may meet” and we believe that the Man of Earth Academy can furnish our SoCal OTO community with a convenient common ground upon which we can converge to explore the profundities of the Third Triad.
Our Grand Master Sabazius has invited us to bind the proceedings of each cycle’s studies to donate to the U.S. Grand Lodge Library and we sincerely hope that you will consider investing your intelligence, insight, time, and energy toward making this initiative a rousing success.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact me.
Love is the law, love under will.
Master, Star Sapphire Lodge