Shrine of Sothis
The Shrine of Sothis was a short-lived occult organization
that made its public appearance in 1973 through ads placed in
a variety of occult periodicals. It stressed a system of practical
theurgy (magick) as the best form of communication between
the individual and the inner self. It offered a set of lessons on
the occult and magical disciplines, including the pentagram,
the deities, initiation, reincarnation, black magick, divination,
and the construction of talismans. Progressing through the lessons
led the student to a realization of ‘‘the great concealed
one,’’ i.e., God.
The shrine was headquartered in San Francisco. After several
years it dropped out of sight.