Builders of the Adytum (BOTA)

Discussion in 'General Freemasonry Discussion' started by Forthright, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. Forthright

    Forthright Registered User

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    I've been reading what I can find about this group, and thought I'd ask more generally for thoughts and opinions about this mystery school and what it does. I don't know enough to have an opinion yet, and thought I'd consult with more informed brethren.

    I'm interested in just about anything you have to say about it, or sources that you think are important to form a mature understanding of what it's about. This would include whether membership is problematic w.r.t. other Masonic orders, general philosophical approach, and anything else.
     
  2. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    Be prepared to do the work. BOTA has excellent learning opportunities if you are willing to put in the time. The Brothers at WCY podcast have good things to say and there are some old threads here if you do a search. I recommend them.
     
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  3. Brother JC

    Brother JC Vigilant Staff Member

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    It’s an old and established path and as Winter mentioned there is much work to be done. I found the meditations beneficial but life interrupted before I could finish the course.
     
  4. Winter

    Winter Premium Member

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    Same for me. I had to pause my lessons but I hope to restart them soon. It's very easy to get behind in them.
     
  5. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

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    I've practiced various forms of zen buddhist meditation for 30+ years and found it grounding and beneficial in more than one way.

    I know nothing about the Builders of the Adytum and the type of meditation they teach.

    Could you tell me more about it, or share the link for the course you mentioned, please?
     
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  6. Winter

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    https://bota.org/
     
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  7. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

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  8. Winter

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    Meditation is not a stand alone course by itself, rather it is part of the lessons that begin with the first course everyone starts with, "7 Steps to Practical Occultism".
     
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  9. TheThumbPuppy

    TheThumbPuppy Registered User

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    Oh, now I get it. Thank you.
     

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