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Jan 17

Roar of Rapture Turns One Year Old

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!

Well, it has officially happened.  Roar of Rapture has turned one year old.  On January 17th, 2015 at 3:15 pm, I received a phone call from Grand Lodge, Ordo Templi Orientis and heard the good word, that we had officially been chartered as Roar of Rapture Camp.  In reflection it amazes me the unique history our group went through to become the Camp it now is.  Back in 2009 a small group of two was established consisting of a Minerval and a stranger.  This group was known as the Omaha Community of Thelema and grew to forty-some-odd members and hosted as many as 15 events a month hosted out of a variety of members homes.  Some people came, some people went and we even lost a few to Sekhet Maat Lodge and the city of Pelican Camp along the way.  We took our next step toward an official body in 2011 when we were recognized as a Camp-in-Formation by Ordo Templi Orientis.  Four years later we were chartered.  Although our community dates back nearly seven years, I have never been more proud of our history than last year.

We acquired an external temple and expanded our classes and events to four or more a month.  We hosted two charity events raising $281 and over 400 lbs of food for the Food Bank for the Heartland.  We have brought in three Minervals and 9 Affiliates to our local body and have grown from 11 members in 2015 to 20 in 2016.  We have traveled down to Heru-Behutet for the Gnostic mass and we are moving at a great pace to accomplish our first Gnostic Mass here in Omaha.  We’ve built our Camps library up to 153 books and our community has tighter bonds with each other than ever.

In April I had my first child and as a new father, a great deal of time was required at home.  I am so proud of our officers who promptly took the lead during my adjustment.  We could not have accomplished everything we did without their help.  I am so proud of everyone involved with Roar of Rapture Camp and cannot wait for all the amazing things 2016 has in store.

Love is the law, love under will.

Fraternally,

Adley,

Roar of Rapture Body Master