December 8th, 2007, the talisman was activated through the
signing of the charter.
Lodge is a Philosophical and Research Lodge of the Ancient
and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim. By philosophical,
we mean esoteric philosophy as taught in the Western Mystery
Traditions, Alchemy, Rosicrucianism, Speculative Freemasonry
and various Hermetic and Gnostic Schools. By research we
mean actual research, both academic and scientific in scope.
For example, historical research, original papers and presentations,
peer reviewed documentation of experiments, etc. By Lodge
we mean a magickal organization, an interconnected node
of men and women working together in unity.
Lodge is both traditionalist and futurist in scope, maintaining
a genuine respect for the ancient teachings while simultaneously
being exploratory and innovative. We view the light of the
gnosis as a continual, dynamic stream, stemming back in
antiquity and flowing ever forward throughout the aeons.
Ormus Lodge is a laboratory of scientific illuminism and
a vehicle of transmission for initiation. The degrees of
Memphis-Misraim have unique expression through the Lodge.
We are part of an authentic tradition whose lineage includes
Gnostic and Apostolic succession, the Rite of Memphis-Misraim
points (points chauds) empowerments.
Lodge is an independent chartered body of the Rite Ancien
et Primitif de Memphis-Misraim. It does not confer any status
or privilege in any other organization, masonic or otherwise.
+Dositheos was issued the charter through Bishop
T Allen Greenfield.
Lodge does not discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation,
ethnicity or religious affiliation.