Initiatory Rites

Initiatory Rites

O.T.O., like Freemasonry and the ancient mystery schools, includes a series of initiations (also referred to as degrees). In the rituals of these degrees, O.T.O. seeks to instruct the individual by allegory, symbol, and crisis in the profound mysteries of nature, and thereby to assist each initiate in discovering and executing his or her own True Will.

For a complete listing and description of the degrees, click here. For frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Minerval Degree, see About Minerval Initiation.

Initiation can be conferred only in a physical ceremony conducted by a chartered initiator.