Azul Nox Encampment, O.T.O. events are made possible through local membership. They are driven by the varied skills & valuable time of volunteers, and supported in financial means through generous donations and payment of local dues.
By supporting your local body you enable us to continue the work of our Fraternity, and help us to strengthen our community.
The Gnostic Mass (Liber XV) is a ritual celebrating the union of the divine male and female through the pageantry of the lance and the cup. The ceremony culminates in a sacrament of a cake and wine consumed by the participants in the congregation. The ritual is a graceful, joyful and a highly dramatic rite; rich in esoteric and ecclesiastical overtones. The ritual officers consist of a Priestess, Priest, Deacon and two "Children" representing the positive and negative polarities within nature.
The Gnostic Mass is the central ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O., or the Order of Oriental Templars) and Azul Nox Encampment proudly offers public performances at least once a quarter.
"I am the blue-lidded daughter of Sunset. I am the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky."
- Liber AL vel Legis, Ch. I, Vrs. 64