TOGA is the Umbrella, Reno Magick is the Handle
Our community involves two separate but overlapping official entities: The Temple of Growth Advancement (TOGA) and Reno Magick. TOGA is a 501c church that encompasses an interfaith community with multiple member temples. It is also the name of our physical temple space. Reno Magick is the name of the magickal supply store attached to our physical temple, as well as the name of the pantheistic tradition that we practice as a community. Reno Magick serves as the central governing system and support for TOGA.
Where YOUR Path Becomes Clear
TOGA and the Reno Magick tradition do not have any proscribed ‘dogma,’ though we do have a code of ethics (See: Code of Conduct). While some pantheons and culturally-derived traditions are better represented than others within our member temples, the Reno Magick system does not prioritize or favor any particular culture or pantheon. This is because the goal of both TOGA and Reno Magick is to create a shared space in which many different pantheons and practices can be accepted, honored, and given the opportunity to inform and interact with each other. It is designed to give people the resources to define and follow their own path while providing tools for their personal growth and healing.
Through personal healing, empowerment, and active connections with our spirituality and Divinity, we become more functional and successful as human beings living in the world. By extension, we become more effective in our families, social circles, professions, and larger communities. In this way, we accomplish our personal destiny and take control of our lives. At the same time, by being more conscious in everything that we do, we we create opportunities for healing and empowerment on larger scales. Thus, the Temple of Growth Advancement is meant to elevate individuals, communities, and our world.
Reno Magick Circles
The Nine Circles are a part of the Reno Magick system. These serve as the “glue” of TOGA and its Member Temples. First, Second, and Third Circles are geared toward all TOGA members, while Fourth Circle and beyond are designed for people who wish to be trained as Clergy within the TOGA Umbrella.
First, Second, and Third Circles are intended to:
- Give basic training in magickal techniques and concepts
- Support personal growth and healing
- Help individuals find their own power to manifest their personal destiny
- Teach effective problem solving and conflict resolution to build a healthy community
Fourth Circle and beyond involve increasing levels of responsibility and service within TOGA and Reno Magick. Individuals who have completed Fourth Circle initiation are considered Temple Priests and are able to found and run their own member temples or take on priest duties within an existing Temple.
We require priests who run TOGA member temples to be trained in the Reno Magick system for two reasons. First, participating in the same practices and magickal systems allows TOGA Clergy to be mutually supportive, regardless of our own specific traditions. Second, the higher levels of training ensure that people who act as priests and leaders within our system support the overarching mission of TOGA in its inclusivity and commitment to personal and community advancement.