Societas Ordo Templi Orientis / Templar Rite of (Self-initiation)
"I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?"
"Dead are all gods: now we want the overman to live."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
Initiation is an initiatory death for the adept through a ritual, leaving the old man to give birth to a
new man. The initiation is usually given in a lodge, church, etc. A distinct possibility is the self-initiation,
the individual initiation. This is the pattern of initiation that you practice in the Soto and to serve as an
introduction to Knowledge. Before starting the study and grade work, perform the following Templar with
FIRST STEP: THE AWAKENING OF CONSCIOUSNESS
Νοῦς ὑγιὴς ἐν σώματι ὑγιεῖ
A healthy mind in a healthy body
You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Ask for a stout heart that has no fear of death,
and deems length of days the least of Nature's gifts
that can endure any kind of toil,
that knows neither wrath nor desire and thinks
the woes and hard labors of Hercules better than
the loves and banquets and downy cushions of Sardanapalus.
What I commend to you, you can give to yourself;
For assuredly, the only road to a life of peace is virtue.
Spend a week to raise your consciousness asleep, observing oneself when you walk, talk, think write ,
and eat ... Only a man that has worked to awaken oneself to an initiation or a self-initiation. For initiations,
the self-initiated or initiatory work are valid, they must work the awakening of consciousness, in all grades
of the SOTO. Only then can the work be valid be getting the message of self-initiation rite or teaching a
man in a state of sleep without and conscience awake?
Only human beings who have worked to overcome their permanent ‘dream’and have
awakened their conscience, they are prepared to assimilate teachings or
initiations. We understand the initiation like a symbolic death of ‘old’ man that
provokes the birth of a new man. You must awake your conscience progressively during
the first four months of Novice work, and you have to pay attention when walking,
talking, thinking, writing or eating.
It prepares you for assimilation of teachings and initiations. In order to get a real understanding of this it is suggested that you read ThePsychology of Man’s Possible Evolution by P.D. Ouspensky. You can find this in our
online library. The Illuminati of Bavaria of XVIII century very mush emphasized the importance of raising
ones knowledge of oneself and others.
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The enneagram Institute personality type test as well as the enneagram suggested reading book will
give you a full map of yourself and enable you to learn your chief feature which is the root of your
imbalances. Likewise it usually related to what you like most about yourself considering you meet the
world on it’s terms according to which brain hemisphere of the three is naturally dominant in yourself. Due
to parental orientation hardwiring you to have one of the three hemispheres more active to compensate
for how you dealt with your upbringing.
The enneagram work is very important in the black stages of alchemy and degree work.
"Calcination represents the beginning of a Black Stage, Calcination is described as the destruction of the
ego and all its defence mechanisms. For most of us, Calcination is a natural process that takes place over
time, as we are gradually assaulted and overcome by the trials and tribulations of life. But for Alchemists,
Calcination is a controlled burn achieved by a deliberate surrender of our materiality through a variety of
spiritual disciplines that ignite the passion in our souls. In all the instances, Calcination is working with Fireto burn away mental constructs and reveal a person's true essence."
The Self-Initiation Rite.
DAY: On full moon.
LOCATION: A quiet and empty room or a lonely wood.
CEREMONIAL CLOTHING: a black robe, cotton or linen, black hood and black gloves gloves, black apron with crow on skull image.
OBJECTS: an altar (can serve as a kind of stone cube, drawer, table), a black cloth covering the altar, two red candles
with candle holders, matches, a sandalwood incense stick, a sword or wand, a chalice, Liber OZ, The Book of the Law,
the image of Baphomet, a copy of the ritual, a white band of 4 cm. wide and 10- 15 meters long. The soil must have a mosaic of black and white squares (fabric, tiles ...). There should be a chair behind the altar. At the entrance of the temple, put the letters J (Jakin) and B (Boaz) in red, right and left respectively. Otherwise use the Thelema style pillars.
The letters are located at the ends of the white ribbon symbolizing the columns of the Temple of
Solomon. If it is closed, also has in place a Sol (Jakin front and behind the altar) and Luna (against Boaz
and behind the altar), and in the midst of both a triangle and an eye, the Delta symbol Grand Architect of
1. Complete fasting for a day and meditate on the self-initiation and work in the SOTO.
2. The self-initiation day, take a bath with oils of flowers, March to the place chosen the ritual objects and
make sure, once there, that is in absolute solitude.
3. Place the altar. Top with black cloth. Add two red candles on each side of the altar, along with the roles
of ritual,The Liber Oz, The Book of The Law, the image of Baphomet, the chalice, the sword and incense.
4. Place the white tape or chain around a rectangular altar, leaving an entry in front of it. At the entrance
of the temple, put the letters J (Jakin) and B (Boaz), right and left respectively. If the temple is an enclosure,
should be placed a sun (against Jakin and behind the altar) and Luna (Boaz front and behind the altar) and
in the midst of both, then there must be a triangle and an eye , ie the Delta, a symbol of the Great
Architect of the Universe. The floor must have a mosaic of black and white squares. A chair is behind the
4. Light the two candles and incense with wooden matches.
5. Stand between the columns, look at the column-Lux Boaz and cry. Then make the sign of order (sign
recognition) and enter the temple. Standing behind the altar, say: "I HAVE THE SYMBOLIC THREE STEPS ... THE TEMPLE IS COVERED AND THESE ARE TEMPLARS of Memphis-Mizraim.
Stand behind the altar with the robe and black hood, black gloves and sword or wand in his right hand.
Draw in the air, with the right hand holding the sword or wand, the invokingpentagram of the spirit.
6. Behind the altar, raise the sword with your right hand and exclaim: - TO THE GLORY OF THE GREAT
ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, BAPHOMET, unknown superiors and Societas (Ordo Templi orientalis)
OPERATING UNDERTHE RITE OF MEMPHIS-Mizraim , ABROAD TEMPLAR THIS CAMP, AFTER DISCOVERING AN OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DESERT I WILL PROTECT IN THE SOLITUDE FROM MY ENEMIES!
7. Lower your hands and say, "We're in a secular world. OUR WORK IS IN HARMONY WITH THE GREAT
ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE. Recite The Liber OZ (Rights of Man).
8. With your right hand on the heart, kneel before the altar and exclaimed: - I SWEAR to study and keep
secret THE Masonic mysteries, Templar, Rosicrucian, enlightened ..., RECEIVED IN THE Society OTO! I SWEAR to
spread the mystery of mysteries, whose name is BAPHOMET, and develop my working knowledge and
extend the Libe OZ, THE LEGIS IBER AND BAPHOMET HOLY WORD! I SWEAR IT ALL IN THIS TEMPLAR CAMP I am to breach MY WORD, I ADMIT TO RECEIVE TIMELY PUNISHMENT. If I PROFANE THIS OATH, ADMIT myself TO SUFFER THE PENALTY OF BAPHOMET.
9. Once the oath has been completed, please walk, crossing your arms over your chest with the sword in
the right hand in front of the altar making eight laps around the same direction clockwise. Every time you
stand in front of the altar, and it will be on eight occasions, kneel and cry: - I submit to you, Baphomet,
HOLDER OF THE LIGHT!
10. After the various laps’ completion, sit and read a portion of The Book of the Law and ponder its
message of initiation, balance and liberty.
11. Behind the altar, strike the altar with the sword and cry-LUX, LUX, LUX IN EXTENSION.
12. To finish, stand behind the altar and say: " SILENTIUM! IS THE QUEEN AND AND MY WORK IS NOW
CLOSED. After completion, raise the sword with your right hand and exclaim: - TO THE GLORY OF THE
GREAT ARCHITECT OF THE UNIVERSE, BAPHOMET, UNKNOWN superiors and Society (Ordo Templi
orientalis) OPERATING UNDER THE RITE OF MEMPHIS-Mizraim, I Close this TEMPLAR CAMP, AFTER DISCOVERING AN OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OFTHE DESERT AND PROTECTING IT IN SOLITUDE FROM MY ENEMIES. Then make another blow before the
13. Sit for a moment. Enjoy the ritual and meditate on it. Shortly after you collect all items and leave.
THE MONTHLY RITUAL AND OTHER NOTES:
The monthly ritual to be performed on the first day of each month in the Probationer I' degree and is identical to that described, except in sections 8 and 9. The monthly ritual, you replaced the points 8 and 9 by the yoga practice to develop in that month's work. As noted earlier, the monthly ritual character is required. In later grades, the self-initiated are signs of recognition of each grade.
Note: The eight laps to regain the number 8 of the Templar tradition, so typical of Templar construction
plants and inspired by the Temple of Jerusalem likewise in the Gothic Mysteries there are 8 divisions of the heaven called aetts.
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Remember to use the Societas OTO oath when writing it out onto the oath form. Also include the Thelemic date on your oath form.