Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

ARARITA Encampment is a diverse body of men and women who meet with the purpose of establishing the Law of Thelema throughout San Diego County, California. Thelema is a spiritual philosophy promoting the values of individual liberty, self-discipline, strength, courage, and beauty. We reject blind faith in favor of direct spiritual experience and stand in opposition to tyranny, superstition, and oppression.

Our activities include classes, in which we teach spiritual and philosophical practices such as magick and yoga; the Gnostic Mass, a dramatic ceremony that facilitates direct and profound spiritual experiences for attendees; group ritual, to understand and celebrate the mysteries of nature; and social events, whereby we deepen our fraternal bonds with one another.

We are a chartered body of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), a fraternal organization dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.

In addition to our local activities, Ordo Templi Orientis offers a progressive series of initiation ceremonies, designed to bring aspirants to a deeper understanding of its Mysteries and teachings. These Mysteries and teachings synergize with the symbolism of the Gnostic Mass, which is performed by our ecclesiastical branch, Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.).

ARARITA Encampment is a volunteer-run organization, funded completely by donations and regular dues paid by our members. If you are interested in making a donation to support our work, please get in touch with us by contacting our Deputy Master.  

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Love is the law, love under will.