About SOL Lodges
Wherever there are enough students, we encourage
the formation of study or working groups, provided the conditions
are right and there is a desire to work with others on esoteric
and spiritual matters. Many students do indeed want to work with
others, while others prefer to work alone.
If the work of such a group is satisfactory,
and the necessary interest, expertise and dedication is there,
a Lodge may be founded on initiative of the Director of Studies.
The general focus varies from lodge to lodge, depending on the
circumstances, and they may even vary as to their particular Tradition
- we have Egyptian lodges, Hermetic Lodges, Celtic Lodges and
so forth in the SOL - but all lodges operate within the group
mind of the Servants of the Light School of Occult Science.
Some of these lodges hold occasional open meetings
or public rituals. Other may invite non-members from time to time.
Still others may work in a totally withdrawn fashion, never revealing
to outsiders when and where they work.
It should be emphasised that membership of an
SOL Lodge does not form a required part of the SOL curriculum.
Not every student of the esoteric wants to work with others, or
has enough time and energy to devote to group or Lodge work. The
correspondence course always forms the core of the SOL training;
the Lodges are an additional opportunity for those who want to
go deeper into practical, intense group work.
To become a member of an SOL Lodge, you must
have attended the three Ritual Magic Workshops, and you must have
completed at least Lesson 12 of the SOL First Degree Correspondence
Course. If you are not an SOL member, but have attended the Ritual
Magic Workshops, you can still apply for membership, provided
someone in the Lodge you are applying to can vouch for you. A
certain percentage of the total membership of a Lodge may consist
of so-called Affiliate Members.
We must also point out that membership of a Mystery
Lodge is not a right to be demanded, it is a privilege to be granted
at the discretion of the leaders of the Lodge. Entry may be refused
for a variety of reasons, some of which may have to do with the
dynamics of the group at the particular time you are applying.
This does not mean that you cannot apply again at a later date.
Many of the SOL Lodges have Outer Courts where
newcomers are trained before they are admitted to the Temple,
where the deeper work is done. The time spent in the Outer Court
of a Lodge varies depending on the Lodge, your experience, and
Here be the Lodges...
Where no contact information is given, the SOL
Headquarters on Jersey, UK, can provide you with more information
or forward a letter. Some of the lodges below may have pages or
websites of their own; if so, you can click on their names to
find out more about them.
Full SOL Lodges
Lodge Albion - North London
Lodge Bride - Galashiels, Scotland
Lodge Caer Wyvern - Weston S. Mare
Folk i'the Wood - Sheffield
Lodge Isis-Brigantia - West Wales
Lodge Mercurius - East Anglia
Lodge Merlin - Liverpool
Lodge Morning Star - Humberside
Lodge Ptah - Louth, Lincolnshire
Lodge Serapis - Telford, UK
Lodge Sothis - Manchester
The Lodge of the White Dove - Edinburgh, Scotland
United States of America
Phoenix - Atlanta, Georgia
- San Francisco, CA
Lodge of the Tep Zepi - New York
Lodge Rosa Stellaris - Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA
Lodge of the Rose Melissae - Littleton, CO
Lodge Lion's Gate - Vancouver,
Lodge North Star - Holland
"Lodges within a school are the "children" of that
school and, like children they grow, change, and begin to express
their own individual styles and ways of working. This is to be
expected and is applauded by the 'Mother' school. If the teaching
has been assimilated well the next stage is reached and a Lodge
in effect breaks away from its matrix and becomes a school in
its own right." - Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki
House of the Horizon (Sweden and International)
- Lodge De Grial
- Lodge Beith Sheshem
- Lodge Inep Shesham
- Lodge Lux Arania
- Lodge Haith Ank
The following lodges are not formally a part
of SOL, but are affiliated independent Lodges.
Lodge Vrouw Holle (a womens-lodge) - Amsterdam
Daughters of Light - Zurich
The Grand Lodge
- Great Malvern, Worcestershire
Lodge Stellar Maris - Wales