Peace, Tolerance, Truth:
Salutation on All Points of the Triangle;
Respect to the Order.
To all whom it may concern: Greeting and Health.
For over 31 years Tahuti Lodge has served as the local presence of Ordo Templi Orientis in the New York City area. As one of the oldest continuously operating O.T.O. bodies in the world (second oldest in the United States) we are proud to celebrate Aleister Crowley's Gnostic Mass, "rightly performed with joy and beauty" on an almost weekly basis. In addition to providing the initiatory rites of O.T.O. to our membership, Tahuti Lodge gathers for the Feasts and Rituals of the Thelemic calendar. Tahuti Lodge also offers extensive instruction and classes on various topics of magical and esoteric interest, as well as sponsoring well known national and international teachers. These educational programs could be said to constitute the basis of a course of study in Hermetic Science. The next several years offer the opportunity for continued growth and an expansion of our current programs and we plan to take full advantage of that opportunity.
Though the current space has served our needs as temple, lodge room, and classroom admirably, it suffers from some serious drawbacks. The lack of an indoor waiting area is the most serious problem. Being forced to wait outdoors, on park benches, does not provide a good impression to newcomers and also raises some safety concerns. Other problems are that space is beginning to be cramped (especially during feasts) and the general "exposed infrastructure" issue of being located in a basement.
It is our will that, at the end of our current lease we move into a new space and have begun to collect a significant fund for the eventual purchase of our own facility. It is our goal to obtain a space of approximately 1400 square feet.
This new facility will not only address the deficiencies of the current space, but also allow us to show our best face forward in the community.
To that end, we are establishing a capital campaign to raise $50,000.00 over the course of the next two years. A successful campaign will enable us to meet these goals and further the mission of Tahuti Lodge, O.T.O.
Please give serious and thoughtful consideration to the enclosed material explaining how to contribute to this important work. Your generous support is necessary.
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