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THE DEGREES OF WORK AND THE INITIATION

The objective of Society OTO is to transmit a transforming initiation, for which it uses the Operative Rite of Memphis-Misraïm and its degrees.

The member of SOTO must work of individual form all the degrees, since the degrees and the lessons are perfectly comprehensible and the true initiation is a question of one same one. The degrees are a simple symbolic map by which he must progress with his effort.

Following this line of argumentation, it is possible to add that SOTO does not make any type of forced work in lodge or temple, since considers that the authentic initiation is individual, a concept of the own Aleister Crowley that applied to its self initiation in  that his successor Karl Germer assumed when recognizing in letter dated in 20 of September of 1957 Marcelo Ramos Motta.

SOTO, however, yes offers the possibility to its members of making a shared ritualistic work, in case they wish it.

THE DEGREES AND THE MATERIAL THAT IS GIVEN TO THE MEMBERS

Since there are saying, all the structure of our SOTO is based on the Operative Rite of Memphis-Misraïm of 10 degrees.

With each degree of the Operative Rite of Memphis-Misraïm of Society OTO, in addition, the member of SOTO receives ranks of two internal orders, the Golden Dawn and the Ecclesia Gnóstica, and the degrees, the rituals and the lessons of the Old and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm. The following table expresses the explained thing.

OPERATIVE RITE OF MEMPHIS-MISRAÏM OF SOCIETY OTO:

THE DEGREES AND THE MATERIAL THAT IS GIVEN TO THE MEMBERS

DEGREES OPERATIVE RITE OF MEMPHIS-MISRAÏM, GOLDEN DAWN, ECCLESIA GNÓSTICA OLD AND PRIMITIVE RITE OF MEMPHIS-MISRAÏM

Degree 1º Probationer Iº Neophyte

Degree 2º Minerval IIº Dominus Liminis

Degree 3º Magician Smaller and Greater IIIº

Degree 4º Royal Arch IVº Adeptus

Apprentice 1º, Companion 2º,

Teacher 3º,

Royal Arch 13º

Degrees

5º, 6º, 7º

(they are given together) Sovereign Prince of the Rosacruz Vº,

Horseman Kadosh VIº,

Great sovereign

Chief inspector VIIº Magister Templi

Sovereign Prince of the Rosacruz 18º,

Kadosh horseman 30º,

Great sovereign

Chief inspector 33º

Degree 8º Illuminated inspector

Great Consagrador VIIIº Magus

Great Consagrador 66º

Degree 9º

Illuminated priest

Great Conservative IXº Ipsissimus Degrees of the Ecclesia Gnóstica Sublimate Teacher of

Great Work 90º (Misraïm) and

Great Conservative 95º (Memphis)

Degree 10º Rex Summus Sanctissimus Xº

At this level, the grades listed below are only administrative

Shemsu Hor (XIº)

Rex Sacrorum / Kuningaz  S.:O.:T.:O.: (XIIº)

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