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Our Mottoes

Magick is Art, Art is Magick

Strages per Ministerium

Laborare est Orare

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Sekhet-Maat Lodge represents Ordo Templi Orientis in Portland, Oregon. We are chartered to initiate through the P∴I∴ Degree. Additionally we offer weekly classes and performances of the Gnostic Mass, host social functions, conduct periodic public rituals in celebration of Thelemic holidays, and offer workshops on magick and related topics.

Our Vision

  • Sekhet-Maat Lodge is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
  • Our mission is to preserve and advance the religious tenets, doctrines, principles, teachings, traditions and rites of Ordo Templi Orientis. O.T.O. is a model religious and fraternal order of occult initiates, and a leading proponent of Thelemic thought and culture.
  • We encourage creative excellence through aesthetic expression in all areas of individual and group endeavor, and promote an ethos inspired by Liber AL II:35—"Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy & beauty!"
  • We will maintain and improve our physical presence near the center of Portland, Oregon, from which we will continue to offer services in support of our mission to our members and to the public.
  • We will foster harmonious and constructive relationships with the academic, business, civil, and greater social communities within which we operate.

Our Work

  • In addition to encouraging active participation in the principal rituals of the Order, we provide many opportunities for members to engage in original ritual performances, theatrical productions, and seasonal celebrations. Past Special Events | Upcoming Special Events

Our Name

  • Sekhet - from the Egyptian root sekhem, meaning "to be powerful, mighty, violent." Lioness-headed goddess of love and war/destruction. Symbolizes the strength and perseverance necessary to endure all ordeals and accomplish what is to be done energetically and completely. Atu XI, Lust.
  • Maat - from the Egyptian root ma'at, meaning "the principle of truth, justness, and its measure." The principle of natural law. Depicted as a woman or serpent wearing a headdress of red plumes, or as the scales/the balance. Symbolizes the ability to accurately and truthfully analyze one's accomplishments; to avoid self-delusion about personal progress; to view the Work in a balanced manner and in the proper perspective. Atu VIII, Adjustment (Justice).
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