AIT workshops are organized through the Initiation Training Committee of the O.T.O. United States Grand Lodge (U.S.G.L.) under the direction of the Executive Committee.
AIT supports the initiation process of U.S.G.L. in the following ways:
Improves personal quality of initiation abilities
Provides resources and support
Builds Initiator confidence and experience
Cultivates excitement and desire to become an initiator within the local membership
Improves quality of initiations for Man of Earth members in terms of voice and magical quality
Increases the number of experienced Initiators in a local body
Highlights the importance of initiation at the local level
Provides the local body experience in organizing larger, regional workshops
Improves symbolic knowledge of Man of Earth initiates through well-trained Initiators
Provides space for local Initiators to work together and workshop their ideas
Provides professional training for Initiators
Increases the number of experienced initiators on a national level
Brings in-depth training for the presiding officers of M∴M∴M∴ initiation at large
Continually improves initiation standards
Communicates best practices to Initiators
Assists with implementation of requirements for memorization of degrees
Creates sample training materials and supplemental resources for initiation officers, Certified Initiator Trainers, and Sovereign Grand Inspectors General
Provides Initiators with advanced topics in regards to the general principles and practice of our initiation rituals
Let him come through the first ordeal, & it will be to him as silver.
Through the second, gold.
Through the third, stones of precious water.
Through the fourth, ultimate sparks of the intimate fire.
— Liber AL III: 64-67