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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

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities By Frater Enatheleme

By Frater Enatheleme At a time when civilization worldwide struggles to break the chains of patriarchy and outright oppression of women, our Thelemic communities are no exception. While debates over the question of Crowley's personal sexism may last decades, it is easy to observe that many localized groups of Thelemites are

A Response to #RespecttheNoinOTO: Consent Culture and Ordo Templi Orientis

A Response to #RespecttheNoinOTO

by Sister Georgia  In response to the various OTO members' statement on International Women’s Day, and the attempt to unite Sisters under the hashtag, #respectthenoinoto, I recently posted on a Facebook Thelema group the following statement: “I saw the hashtag #respectthenoinoto and my heart broke. And I thought for a long while

The Revival of Tolerance

The Revival of Tolerance

by Ash93 "Have respect also to the Will of thy Fellow, not hindering him in his way save as he may overly jostle thee in thine. For by the Practice of this Tolerance thou shalt come sooner to the Understanding of this Equality of all Things in Our Lady Nuit,

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

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