Events & Projects
Scarlet Woman Lodge hosts and supports a variety of projects and manifestations of Thelemic culture.
Initiatory Rites and Events
Scarlet Woman Lodge, as a Chartered Initiate Body of the U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templis Orientis, administers the Man of Earth degrees (Minerval through P.I.)and several initiatory rites beyond that, including the bridge degree, Knight of the East and West (KEW). We also have served as hosts for national meetings of OTO Governing bodies, Chapters of the Rose Croix, and other national and regional events such as Initiator Training workshops, Kaabah Colloquium, and Pastoral Counseling. Go here to explore more about the initiatory structure of O.T.O. If you are interested in taking the Minerval degree, here is a lengthy FAQ.
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, the ecclesiastic arm of the Order, holds regular celebrations of the Gnostic Mass, as well as other Church rituals, including Baptisms, Confirmations, and Ordinations.
Classes & Workshops
The Lodge has a long tradition of offering educational events in many different areas, including (but not limited to) Astrology, Enochian, Hermeticism, Qabala, Goetia, Tarot, Yoga, and study groups relating to OTO initiations and the work of Aleister Crowley. Check out the calendar page to see what's happening now.
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter is the journal of the Lodge, featuring original prose, poetry, art, ritual, and more. You can read back issues of the online edition of The Scarlet Letter.
The Lodge has a vibrant social community, and we often get together to celebrate. Formal events include lodge meetings and feasts for Thelemic holidays, fundraisers. Members are encouraged to write and perform group rituals and ritual theatre. We also have many informal parties, get-togethers, and events that are open to lodge members and guests, and have hosted events for other organizations whose aims parallel our own.
Criss Piss Memorial Library
The Criss Piss Memorial Library has over 800 volumes, periodicals, and ephemera on Thelema, the occult, and related topics. It is housed at the Valley of Austin O.T.O. Temple. Lodge members have circulation privileges for most of the collection. Visit the CPML website.
Events in History
Over the years, the members of Scarlet Woman Lodge have performed and held many wonderful successful project and events, and we would like to mention some of them, as well as extend our thanks to those who made them possible: