Membership: A full Initiate member of the O∴ A∴ is any person that has attained the degree of Neophyte or above in our Collegium. It is not possible to ‘transfer’ a grade or degree obtained through another group or organisation.
Associate Membership: First subscribe to our monthly Journal, The 93 Current. Then send us your letter of introduction and contact details, as described below.
Apply for Full (Initiate) Membership of the O∴ A∴
You will first need to become an Associate by introducing yourself to us (see below). We will provide you with our Recommended Reading list on request.
Those who wish to obtain a thorough grounding in Qabalah, which is the basis of ritual magick, may work through our one-year Hermetic Qabalah Foundation Course. The course may be worked as a one-year Probationer term, under supervision. Send your request along with your letter requesting Associate status.
Applicants to Probationership that do not require the Hermetic Qabalah Foundation should read the information on the nine-month VITRIOL praxis. We will assess your capability before accepting you onto the VITRIOL course, which requires a thorough grounding in our methods of magical and spiritual work in theory and in practice.
Successful completion of a Probationership course under direct tuition is a condition for entry to the first initiated degree, Neophyte.
O∴ A∴ Collegium Membership
- Applicants must be aged 21 years or more.
- The O∴ A∴ Collegium is structured around a system of grades or degrees based on the Tree of Life. The first (unofficial) grade is Student. Initiation is by personal work and the Keeping of the diary Record.
- Minimum required reading and study for Probationership application is as follows: The Enterer of the Threshold, Hermetic Qabalah Foundation, Babalon Unveiled! Thelemic Monographs (see our ‘Books’ page).
- Once the person is accepted for Probationership, diary Records and Work Reviews are submitted on a monthly basis when the Sun enters a new sign of the Zodiac. All Records and work Reviews must be word processed. Format this in one document A4 (European) or US Letter Size and number the pages.
- Aspirants are expected to manage their own contributions to the Order. Usually they make regular or occasional donations, as according to their means.
Become an Associate
Subscribe to our monthly Journal, The 93 Current. Send a formal email letter of introduction to the O∴ A∴ Please use your real name, not an Internet pseudo or nickname. The traditional Thelemic greeting style is given on the contact page.
Please provide the following in your letter of introduction.
- Full name and title (Mr, Miss, Ms, Mrs), and street address, town, city, postal or zip code, state or country.*
- Supply your preferred email address, by which we can contact you.
- Telephone number (with country, area code) by which we can contact you, if necessary.*
- Give the time (if known), date and place of your birth. Format the date “3rd January, 1980”, for example, so we can be sure. Put the name of the nearest city and the region and country you were born in.*
- Tell us briefly about your study and experience as relevant to magick and the occult.
- Tell us about some of the books you have read, as relevant to our literature and work. Tell us what you think of them and why they are revelant—this needs to be more than simply a list.
- Please provide a book list of our literature you have read and studied, so we know what information you have.
* Your street address is necessary so we can send you official papers, if required. It is extremely unlikely that we will call you by telephone but we reserve the contact should there be a need. The birth details are so that a horoscope can be consulted, as is traditional.
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