Welcome to Atlanta.
Dove & Serpent Oasis is a local body of Ordo Templi Orientis operating in the Atlanta area. We offer monthly celebrations of The Gnostic Mass, initiation from 0° - III°, seasonal rituals, and a variety of classes and workshops of interest to Thelemites and practitioners of western esoteric and oriental mysteries. Dove & Serpent Oasis was established locally September 29, 2001 E.V.
I’m interested in initiation. How can I join the OTO?
As stated on the O.T.O. USA Grand Lodge website, “Initiate membership is available to every man and woman who is free, at least 18 years old, and of good report.” If you are seeking initiation, you are required to have the sponsorship of at least two initiates. With us, sponsorship is a very serious thing. To acquire a sponsor, it is highly recommended that you get to know some of our members, and to seek out those whom you trust and desire sponsorship from.
How do I find a sponsor for initiation?
The best way to become acquainted with sponsors is to get to know the people in our local body. The best way to do this is to attend our monthly Gnostic Mass, or any other public event. We currently hold Gnostic Masses on the forth Sunday of every month, and these events are completely open to the public. Please visit our calendar for more information.
Do I need to pay any dues or other fees in order to attend?
No, you are not required to pay any money in order to attend our public events. Dues are required of initiates of the Minerval degree or higher. There are monthly dues that are paid to the local body that you attend, and yearly dues that are paid to Grand Lodge. If you are already an initiate, local body dues can be paid at your convenience via PayPal at our Payment Center in the Members section.
I would like to attend a Gnostic Mass, what do I need to do?
If you would like to attend a Gnostic Mass, you may contact us privately to receive directions. You may access times and dates for our upcoming Masses via our calendar. Mass begins at 4:00 PM, and we ask all attendees to arrive between 3:00 - 3:30 PM so that we may familiarize them with standards and protocols and to take care of any business before Mass begins.