Joining Ordo Templi Orientis can only be conferred in an initiation ceremony properly performed by an officially chartered O.T.O. initiator. At present Sword of Light Camp is the only official O.T.O. body in Ireland.


O.T.O. initiation is like a series of playlets where the candidate is both the lead character and the audience. Our initiation rituals are over 100 years old and follow a set procedure which means that after initiation you become part of a fraternity made up of thousands of members around the world who share the same experiences.

Our initiations never contain illegal or sexual activities.

Membership Process

Only individuals over the age of 18 and of sound moral character will be considered for initiation.


The process begins with either being referred to us directly by an existing member or by completing the contact form on this website and introducing yourself. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and why you are interested in joining O.T.O.


You may then be contacted via email by an Officer of the local body and invited to some public or beginner-friendly events to see whether you are a good fit for the Order and whether the Order is a good fit for you. After attending events with us for a couple of months you may then apply to take the introductory degree of O.T.O. called 'Minerval'.  This is optional and you may still attend our events without become an initiate member of O.T.O. The harmony and safety of our local body is a priority, and so if an individuals behaviour is considered to be unsatisfactory at any stage of the vetting process we will withdraw the offer of initiation.

Please note that as of 2021, you will have to produce a Covid-19 vaccine certificate or a negative PCR test result as part of the initiation application process for all degrees.