So Long… Wednesday, Jul 2 2008 

Tamesa Oasis has been shut down for some time. This website remains open for historical purposes only.

We would like to thank all of the people who attended Tamesa Oasis and worked so hard to make the local body so successful. If there was something that we were particularly good at here it was always working very hard, whether that be at group ritual, initiations, or celebrating! And the feasts were always spectacular.

All of the work that went into Tamesa Oasis will now be continued throughout the Order at the many other local bodies both in the U.K. and internationally. This website will remain available as it contains many useful resources and information about O.T.O. and as a testament to the hard work and ‘love under will’ that all of Tamesa’s members put into it. We hope that it may prove to be a useful resource to those that view it, please do take a look through to see the sort of events that we were holding here, there is a large variety, and to learn more about O.T.O. and how to get involved.

Summer Solstice Mithraic Celebration Sunday, Jun 15 2008 

On Saturday 21st June we will be performing a group ritual to Mithras in celebration of the summer solstice.

This will be the third time we have performed this fascinating ritual which was adapted from a ritual from the 4th century e.v. It is set to be a very popular event after members of Tamesa Oasis gave a very successful presentation on Mithraism at the Norwegian National O.T.O. gather in Oslo in May.

The temple will be transformed into a Mithraeum, the traditional temple of Mithras worship centered around the Tauroctony, an artistic depiction of the god slaying the sacred bull from which wheat and seeds came forth and created all the loveliness of nature.

mithraem

More information on Mithras can be found at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraism

And details of our previous Mithraic celebrations can be found here and here.

If you would like to take part in this ritual please contact the Tamesa Oasis secretary for more information.

Man of Earth Initiation Class Thursday, Jun 5 2008 

Saturday 21st June from 2pm onwards.

This class is intended for those who have recently received initiation into the Man of Earth degrees from Minerval to II* and is also very useful for all initiates to take a closer look at the text of each of the rituals in turn.

It is open to those initiated to Minerval and above only, and only those initiated to the appropriate degree will be permitted to attend each of the classes.

Class will begin at 2pm, please check with the Oasis Secretary for specific times if not attending the whole day. Ritual scripts will be provided.

In the evening we will be holding a small celebration for the summer solstice which will be open to all who wish to attend. More details on this to follow shortly.

Weekend of Events Wednesday, May 14 2008 

We have a busy weekend planned at Tamesa from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th May.

  • Friday 23rd May - Rehearsals and initiation temple set-up followed by ‘Meet the O.T.O.’ open social.

The officers for the following day’s initiations will be running through the rituals and setting up the temple for a prompt start the following day. All officers MUST attend in order to take part and any other initiated members are encouraged to attend to assist.

In the evening we will be going on to our favourite local, warm, friendly pub for our regular open social meeting. If you are curious about the O.T.O. and would like to find out more and meet some of the members this is a prefect opportunity to do so. All are welcome but it is over 18s only.

Please contact the Oasis Secretary to find out where we will be and how to find us.

  • Saturday 24th May – Man of Earth Initiations into Ordo Templi Orientis

Minerval Initiations will begin at 11am. I* will begin at 2pm and II* will begin at 3pm.

To attend the initiations please arrive from 10am. Minerval candidates please arrive promptly at 10.30am, all fees must be paid at this time in order for the initiations to go ahead. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Applications for initiation on this date are now closed.

To attend these initiations you must be an initiated member of O.T.O. to the relevant degrees or above. Attendees are strongly encouraged to dress appropriately for the Minervals, O.T.O. robes MUST be worn for admittance to the I* and II* initiations. Please contact the secretary for further details of dress code.

There will be a feast in honour of the newly made Minervals in the evening given by the II* members which is open to all members of the Order. Please contact the Oasis Secretary in advance to confirm your attendance.

  • Sunday 25th May – Celebration of Liber XV The Gnostic Mass.

Gnostic Masses at Tamesa Oasis are open to all who wish to attend.

Those attending the Mass that have been confirmed into the E.G.C. should bring their white robe to wear. If you wish to be Baptised or Confirmed into the church then please contact the Oasis in advance.

There will be a small feast after the Mass, please bring food and drink to share with others for this.

Mass of Baphomet Thursday, Apr 24 2008 

On Saturday 3rd May Tamesa Oasis will be hosting a Mass of Baphomet.

This is a group ritual taken from the book ‘Abrahadabra’ by Rodney Orpheus.

No previous group ritual experience is required, it is a simple ritual that is easy for a small group to perform to dramatic effect.

This ritual has been performed extremely successfully on several occasions by the Oasis and it always proves to be highly effective and enjoyable.

We will begin at 6pm, please arrive for a prompt start and where comfortable clothing.

There will be an opportunity after the ritual to share food and drink, please bring a contribution for this if you would like to join us.

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