Builders of the Adytum offers a number of special events. Please browse the links on the right side of this page for details.
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Builders of the Adytum internet radio station
B.O.T.A. New Zealand is currently undergoing a trial of an internet-based radio station. The intent is to provide a means for our distant members to hear our beloved Soror Ann Davies' voice. Soror Ann communicates so much more through the medium of sound than can be communicated in any other way. Click here for the broadcast schedule and more information.
Talks from 2015 B.O.T.A. European Meeting
On May 1–3, 2015 Fratres and Sorores from four continents gathered for a B.O.T.A. European Meeting at San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a small city near Madrid, Spain. Meditations, lectures, and practical work were translated into four languages in "real time."
Here are transcripts from three inspirational talks given over the weekend:
In order to foster a more conscious link among the members of the Order on all levels, our Prolocutor General is initiating a new custom of sharing an equinox message of inspiration and loving connection to all of our B.O.T.A. members worldwide.
The Equinox messages are available in English, French, German, and Spanish on this page.
New! Tarot Key images for download
Now you can download your own personal copy of digital images of the major arcana tarot keys (Keys 0 through 21) in black and white. Print them for coloring your own large (or small) format deck. Or keep them on your own digital device for mobile viewing.
Now available: A Concordance of The Book of Tokens
The Book of Tokens, Tarot Meditations by Dr. Paul Foster Case is one of the most important tools that have been left to students of the Western Mysteries.
The 22 major Tarot cards are called "keys," keys to understanding. By giving us meditations on these keys, and the 22 Hebrew letters assigned to them, The Book of Tokens offers guidance for using the keys to open the self to wider worlds; it is, as it were, a peep through the keyhole.
This concordance has been written to help students using The Book of Tokens to do two things. The obvious purpose is for finding passages that one has remembered or heard but is having difficulty locating in the text or quoting accurately.
The deeper purpose is to aid meditation. If a student wishes to contemplate the occult significance of a word or concept, they can find the Tarot Keys, Hebrew letters, and phrases with which it is associated. Furthermore, the concordance reveals patterns of repetition and connection between the ideas represented by the keys and the letters that would not otherwise be obvious to a reader. It can be instructive to choose a word, and follow its appearance throughout the meditations.
The concordance is bound as a spiral workbook to provide easy and repetitive use. It is now available from the B.O.T.A. Online Store.
The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order now available as an eBook
The True and Invisible Rosicrucian Order, Paul Foster Case's thorough and lucid explanation of the Rosicrucian allegories Fama Fraternitatis and the Confessio Fraternitatis, is now available as an eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.
Dr. Case's book expands these classic esoteric texts into an entire system of spiritual unfoldment.
50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration in New Zealand
2013 marked the 50th anniversary (Jubilee year) of the work of B.O.T.A. in New Zealand. Rev. Ann Davies, the successor to Paul Foster Case, traveled to New Zealand in 1963 to lay the foundation for the work of Builders of the Adytum to be undertaken there.
B.O.T.A. has three main sites in New Zealand: the headquarters in Wellington where Rev. Will Chesterman lived and worked, which serves members in New Zealand and Australia; Auckland in the north; and Dunedin in the south.
In October, B.O.T.A. members from New Zealand, Australia, and the United States, including the Prolocutor General, Rev. Diane Rhodes, gathered for a Jubilee celebration at the Naenae Temple in Wellington. During the celebration, two New Zealand members were ordained as ministers to represent the B.O.T.A. to the public: Frater Adrian and Soror Caroline.
More information about the Jubilee celebration and the work of B.O.T.A. in New Zealand is available from these links: