The Ordo Templi Astartes (O.T.A.) is a Hermetic Order practicing Ceremonial Magick in the Western Tradition continually for the past twenty-seven years. Our Mother temple is located in Pasadena, California. We have been operating a Temple in Connecticut for the past five years and we just opened a Hermitage (Camp) in the Seattle, Washington area. We are Romantic Pagans and we employ a unique Pagan interpretation of the Kabbalah that includes a Pagan Tetragrammaton and uses Ancient Phoenician Letters in lieu of Hebrew. Our initiations are based on the 18th century Rite of Crata Repoa and our magical pantheon derives from Ancient Canaan. Our four Seasonal Ceremonies celebrate the myth-cycle of Ba'al and Astarte. Since 1969 we have been the acknowledged masters of the art of conjuration to visible appearance in the Dark Mirror. We have also perfected the technique of calling down angels into a crystal shewstone. The Gods and Goddesses of our Pagan Solomonic Tradition in-dwell in a unique Kabbalistic Psychic Center System (Chakra system) that is a perfect synthesis of Western symbolism and Eastern Tantric practice. We are sponsored by: The Church of Hermetic Sciences, Inc., O.T.A.) [120 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=04_1997&mid=4468853&hilit=HYPNOSIS> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 04_1997&4485534 Score: 80 Subject: Re: Has anyone tried hypnosis?