The Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Royal Art (OITAR)
The Initiatiic and Traditional Order of the Art Royal (OITAR) is a historically recent Grand Lodge. It is born from the desire of its founders to use the Operative Rite of Solomon. It now has over a thousand members, spreaded in less than 50 Lodges in France, but also abroad (Canada: 1 Lodge and Madagascar: 3 Lodges).
History of the Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Royal Art
The history of the Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Royal Art is the same than the rite the Grand Lodge practices : The Operative Rite of Solomon.
The Operative Rite of Solomon is based on the Masonic, Operative and Companionic Traditions. It was formed after many years of research by Brothers at the Grand Orient of France. It consists of nine degrees. It is governed by a Supreme Council, its sole guardian.
In 1971, the “Les Hommes”1 Lodge is created in the Grand Orient of France to experience this Rite. This rite having a strong spiritual connotation, but also addressing both brothers as sisters, it became necessary for 9 Brothers of “Les Hommes” Lodge to create a new grand lodge with the Operative Rite of Solomon practiced in its simplest form more natural, as the cornerstone.
Thus was born January 20, 1974 the “Les Fondateurs2 ” Lodge. It received its charter from the “Les Hommes” Lodge at the Grand Orient of France. This new lodge decided the constitution of the Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Art Royal. It became the General Regulative and Promulgation Mother Lodge of the Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Royal Art. It is number 1 in the archives of the Grand Lodge.
Features of the Order
As we do not have the constitution or laws of this obedience, we propose to introduce the main features of this Order:
- The Initiatic and Traditional Order of the Royal Art is open to Men and Women.
- Its Lodges are working “A Glory of the Great Architect of the Universe and the Realization of the Great Work.”
- The Book of the Sacred Law, the Square and the Compass are present in all the Lodges.
- Political, religious or social talks are prohibited.
Ordre Initiatique et Tradtionnel de l’Art Royal
14, rue Jules Vanzuppe
Ivry sur Seine 94200