Large, Strong & Diverse: Why Culture is Key

Large, Strong & Diverse: Why Culture is Key

By Frater Entelecheia Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. There is a fundamental force that operates throughout all organizations. It is the law of our stability and growth, and failure to fully grasp its operation keeps O.T.O. bodies small and homogeneous. But understanding the operation of

Life in the Stooping Starlight: On Feminisms, Grace and the Holy Whore

Life in the Stooping Starlight: On Feminisms, Grace and the Holy Whore

by Sister Georgia To begin, a question: What gives a women the right to speak of these things? Experience? Intelligence? If we could all only remember that there is no single thing called womanhood, as there is no single thing called man. I have the right to speak of my experience,

Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers

Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers

by Frater Aletheia A Gestalt of the Goal of the Magical and Mystical Path Yoga constitutes one of two central pillars in the system of practical and spiritual attainment encompassed by the Law of Thelema—the other pillar of course being Magick.  From his exposure to Yoga, Crowley took what he thought were

Thelemic Yoga: Beginnings of Yoga

Thelemic Yoga: Beginnings of Yoga

by Frater Aletheia Yoga and the Disenchantment of the West The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed an increasing awareness and openness to Eastern religious and philosophical traditions.  Along with the founders of the Theosophical Society, Crowley was among the first to adopt yogic ideas and practices into a Western occult

Gerald Gardner & Ordo Templi Orientis: A New and Greater Pagan Cult

Gerald Gardner & Aleister Crowley: A New and Greater Pagan Cult

by Rodney Orpheus (An earlier draft of this article first appeared in Pentacle Magazine, Summer 2009) Ordo Templi Orientis was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century in Germany under the leadership of Theodor Reuss, who recruited Aleister Crowley to the Order around 1912. Both men had been heavily involved in spiritual pursuits

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