Advanced Initiation Training (AIT)

Advanced Initiation Training offers educational resources and training workshops to active, chartered initiators, facilitating their growth through the development of relevant skills. Additionally, AIT cultivates interest in, knowledgeability of, and zeal for our initiation rituals amongst O.T.O. members.

Initiators all over the country have been asking: “When will Grand Lodge offer more advanced training?”, “When can we discuss symbolism?”, “When will there be a traveling workshop like Kaaba, but for initiators?”, “Aside from NOTOCON, where can we network, talk about initiating, share ideas, and discuss best practices?” AIT is the answer. It offers in-depth training by initiators, for initiators.

The training is aimed at current Chartered Initiators who have already attended Initiator Training held by Certified Initiator Trainers and Sovereign Grand Inspectors General. However, if space is available, Master Magicians who have attended Initiator Training are welcome to attend.

Presenters at AIT are experienced O.T.O. Initiators. All are either Certified Initiator Trainers or Sovereign Grand Inspectors General with years of education and experience in initiating the Man of Earth Degrees.

U.S. Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis sponsors AIT. Training events are typically held twice per year at local bodies across the country.

Questions? Please contact the Initiation Training Committee at