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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

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

Attrition in OTO Bodies: A Response to Brother Fouts

Attrition in OTO Bodies: A Response to Brother Fouts

by Frater Entelecheia Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. My attention was recently drawn to an article on your site, OTO Initiation is a Path of Service, by Clay Fouts, Body Master of Sekhet-Maat Lodge in Portland, on the subject of attrition, service, and a unique role for

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

by Reverend Clay Fouts Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. A recent discussion brought up the topic of why OTO sees so much attrition among its initiate members, especially at the more junior degrees. This question is one that as a sitting lodge master and a local

Is O.T.O. just for Occultists and Ceremonial Ritualists?

Is O.T.O. just for Occultists and Ceremonial Ritualists?

by Illuminating Shadows, a member of Blazing Star Oasis, OTO Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  The Law is for All “The O.T.O. should be put forward as a complete solution of the social problem not merely as an occult society. That is as far as the general

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newbie in the OTO

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newbie in the OTO

by Illuminating Shadows, a member of Blazing Star Oasis, OTO Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  1. OTO is first and foremost a fraternity I’m not sure how many people fully realize this before they join. I had always heard the offers to help and seen Brethren help

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