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Gnostic Mass Heresy: Breaking OTO’s Binary

Gnostic Mass Heresy: Breaking OTO's Binary

by Sibling AYIN Head of OTO: Gnostic Mass is from a Male Perspective At the 1996 O.T.O. Women's Conference, the Sovereign Patriarch/O.H.O. (Outer Head of the Order of Ordo Templi Orientis), Hymenaeus Beta XII°, decided to give his remarks on the topic of the Gnostic Mass. Of all the things in

Thelema and the Ultraterrestrials

Thelema and the Ultraterrestrials

by Marco Visconti My recent interest in the Hellier phenomenon has received its fair share of snarky comments from many Serious Thelemites™, especially as I kept discussing it publicly and even organised a well-attended online seminar on it during the months of lockdown. Even Thelemic Union, which keeps on providing decent

Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

by Entelecheia Occasionally I see discussions as to what extent Thelema is Christian or anti-Christian. It’s a reasonable question to ask. Aleister Crowley was a member of the Golden Dawn, which incorporates esoteric Christianity into its degrees. Some of this Rosicrucian symbolism is retained in Crowley’s own magical orders. He referred

A Body for Children is a Body for All: Further Thoughts on Children in Thelema

A Body for Children is a Body for All: Further Thoughts on Children in Thelema

by Contemplatrix Upon reading "Our Sacred Duty: On The Accommodation Of Families And Inclusion Of Children In The O.T.O.", I was surprised to learn that there are bodies that are not universally (with the obvious exception of initiations) family-friendly.  It would strike me as counter-productive to any goals of growth to

The Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the Broader Context of Thelema

The Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the Broader Context of Thelema

by James Gordon Frater Parrhesia recently wrote on "Our Sacred Duty: On The Accommodation Of Families And Inclusion Of Children In The O.T.O." I think this is a solid article and well worth reading. The list of points under "Children in the Order" bears strong consideration and presents some good ideas, and

Our Sacred Duty: On the Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the OTO

Our Sacred Duty: On the Accommodation of Families and Inclusion of Children in the O.T.O.

By Frater Parrhesia Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. In the article "An Order for Families," Frater Beto Cuervo reminds members of the OTO that Aleister Crowley intended the Order to prioritize the accommodation of families and their children: "Crowley wanted children to be born and raised

ON The Rights of Man, A Review

ON The Rights of Man, A Review

by Frater Αγάπη και Φως Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Part 1 – History and Background of Oz Liber Oz has been one of the most successful and perhaps misunderstood documents within the Thelemic corpus. It has a rich history which comes with an entire myriad of interpretations and applications. Frater Orpheus,

Thelema and Postmodernism: A Response

Thelema & Postmodernism

by Frater Enetelecheia Editor's note: This article is a response to this article by Sib. James Gordon which was itself a response to this original article by Brother Sol-Om-On. Good grief. Somehow I made it all the way through the latest in Thelemic Union, a refutation of a prior article attacking “postmodern”

A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

A Review of: Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need For First Principles In Thelema’s Future by Brother Sol-Om-On

by Sib. James Gordon I thought this article published by Brother Sol-Om-On on Thelemic Union was important enough to warrant a full review.  I don't usually speak critically of other people's writing, but this is very much the exemplar of a piece "full of sound and fury,. Signifying nothing."   In a

Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

Thelema’s Post-Modern Wasteland: The Need for First Principles in Thelema’s Future

by Brother Sol-Om-On Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Many people come to Thelema, drawn by the spiritual and intellectual freedom it promises. True, Thelema provides these freedoms if one has the grit (and the wit) to achieve them. However, the trend in the last few decades

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