5 Things To Expect After Leaving O.T.O.

5 Things To Expect After Leaving O.T.O.

by Tau Meithras Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Disclaimer: this article could be titled “5 Things To Expect After Leaving The Golden Dawn”, especially the David Griffin variation. Or “5 Things To Expect After Leaving Asatru”. Some, if not all, the reasons behind the decision of writing

An Open Letter to Thelemic Men

An Open Letter to Thelemic Men

by Soror Amiana It is not just about sexual assault. Women’s lives are all too often a string of stories of men whom we trusted, who did not respect us. We are judged first and foremost on our physical appearance and youth, and treated as though the most important thing we have to

Sabazius X° Encourages Listening to Abuse Victims

by Fr. Enatheleme On July 23, 2018, U.S. Grand Lodge National Grand Master Sabazius X° made a public post in which he admonished officers of U.S.G.L. not to attack victims of abuse, nor even to act in a way that causes a perception of such an attack. In doing so, he

Out of the Strong Came Forth Sweetness: Women and the O.T.O.

Out of the Strong Came Forth Sweetness: Women and the O.T.O.

by Sister Georgia Above the antique mantel was displayed As though a window gave upon the sylvan scene The change of Philomel, by the barbarous king So rudely forced; yet there the nightingale Filled all the desert with inviolable voice And still she cried, and still the world pursues, “Jug Jug” to dirty ears. —T.S. Eliot’s The Waste

Academia and the OTO: A Review of the AOTO Conference

Academia and the OTO: A Review of the AOTO Conference

by Sister Georgia The academic study of esotericism has had a difficult history, and it only exists in its current form due to the tireless efforts of Dr Wouter Haanegraff. Part of the process by which it became an acceptable part of the academy was by drawing a clear line between

Sexual Harassment in OTO: Confronting the Issue

Sexual Harassment in OTO: Confronting the Issue

by Brandy Williams We of Thelema say that 'Every man and every woman is a star.' We do not fool and flatter women; we do not despise and abuse them. To us a woman is Herself, absolute, original, independent, free, self-justified, exactly as a man is. Commentary to The Book of the

The Thelemite and the Drunk Girl

The Thelemite and the Drunk Girl

by Sister Georgia A thought experiment for for a dreary June morning: Part 1 You are a committed thelemite, who recognises no restraint, whether moral, social or legal, over your Will. You also haven't gotten laid in 7 years. The woman of your dreams invites you out for dinner, apropos nothing. In the course

Addressing Harassment in Ordo Templi Orientis

Addressing Harassment in Ordo Templi Orientis

by Brandy Williams O.T.O. US Grand Lodge Policy states: It is no secret that Aleister Crowley’s writings include a number of statements that are demeaning to women and to specific racial or ethnic groups. We make no attempt here to justify or explain away those statements. They are what they are, and

The Rape of Babalon

The Rape of Babalon

by Sister Georgia A few months ago I wrote an article about my experiences of sex and power within the world of contemporary occultism. After the flood a friend came to visit, and he said to me: “I am curious, for there seems to be someone missing. Why, in this great

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