Interested in joining William Blake Lodge? Initiates are encouraged to formally become members of the Lodge. We appreciate your support! Non-members who have not been initiated (or are waiting to take initiation) can also become affiliate members and receive affiliate-level benefits. Taking initiation with WBL does not automatically confer membership in the Lodge.

To join, drop a note to master-at-williamblakeoto-dot-org.

Non-discrimination

There shall be no consideration of race, ethnicity, sex, or sexual orientation when considering the fitness of candidates for admission, advancement, or appointment to office within Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A.

William Blake Lodge Member Benefits
*Free admission to most events, or at a discount
*Eligibility to act as an official William Blake Lodge representative
*Eligibility for reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses (like if you’re leading a ritual)
*Opportunities for leadership mentoring (as an initiator, ritual officer, Lodge officer, clergy)
*Foster the development of the esoteric community by supporting one of the few 24/7 permanent, non-residential temples in the MD/DC/No VA region
*Identification with a magical community that is 20-years strong and continues to be a respected presence in the Mid-Atlantic region

To Become a William Blake Lodge Member, you must:
*Formally indicate you want to become a member via email or other written communication
*Be an OTO initiate of the Minerval degree (0°) or above
*Pay William Blake Lodge dues of $30/month ($360 per year)

Dues pay our rent, utilities and buy the equipment and supplies we need. Our rent is currently about $700/month and oil heat usually runs $1100 per season. Electric is around $110/month, higher in summer or winter. Additional funds go toward things like build-out expenses of our space, initiation equipment, Mass equipment, wine, candles, incense, hospitality supplies (coffee, sodas, tea), toilet paper, cleaning supplies, P.O. box, phone, copies, ritual supplies, kitchen equipment, plates, napkins, glassware —- you get the picture.

Members can pay their dues online, by mail or in person via cash, check or Paypal (with an option for reoccurring payments). Your consistency with regular payments helps us plan our annual budget.

We realize some folks don’t like the neighborhood we reside in, but this decision was made to keep our space and expenses affordable, while allowing us to build an emergency fund and have the square footage we need. Rents closer to D.C. would be too financially stressful.

William Blake Lodge Affiliate Member Benefits
*Free admission to most events, or at a discount
*Foster the development of the esoteric community by supporting one of the few 24/7 permanent, non-residential temples in the MD/DC/No VA region
*Identification with a magical community that is 20-years strong and continues to be a respected presence in the Mid-Atlantic region

To Become an Affiliate Member (Non-Initiate) of William Blake Lodge, you must:
*Formally indicate you want to become an affiliate member via email or other written communication
*Pay William Blake Lodge dues of $30/month ($360 per year)

Non-members often want to show their enthusiasm by paying annual dues. We appreciate the support! Your consistency with regular payments helps us plan our annual budget.