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Why Beauty is Essential to Magick and Life

Why Beauty is Essential to Magick and Life

By Frater Entelecheia One of the great advantages of religious ceremony is that it mixes both dogmatic and creative elements. The dogma comes from the script of the ritual, the authority behind it, and the sedimented tradition it represents. The creative dimension comes from whatever aesthetic touch is brought to the

Many Truths and Many Spirits: A detailed response to Keith Readdy’s Book

Many Truths and Many Spirits: A detailed response to Keith Readdy’s Book

by Frater Αγάπη και Φως Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Introduction I want to start by saying that I am an initiate of the O.T.O. and have been for over 20 years. I love my Holy Order and am committed to this for life. I have worked in multiple lines

Can a Thelemite be a Conservative?

Can a Thelemite be a Conservative?

by Frater Bec Pluribus Impar Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Our beloved brother Lon DuQuette wrote an article entitled "Can a Thelemite be a Liberal?" and treated the subject with his usual sense of humor. I and my colleagues have felt a different question is more

The Orgasmic Ordeal: Sexual Magic in Thelema

The Orgasmic Ordeal: Sexual Magic in Thelema

by Fra. In Sterquiliniis Invenitur “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Sexual magic is a magical

Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Consent in Thelema

Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, and Consent in Thelema

by Fr. Enatheleme Aleister Crowley did and said many things relating to his personal life and interests that are not Thelemic. His misogyny is a good example of this: in his diaries and personal reflections you can find pages and pages of hostility towards women, but the Thelemic literature is consistently

Laborare est Orare: The Prayer of Labor

Laborare est Orare: The Prayer of Labor

 by Frater Enatheleme Note: This essay was originally written in Anno Legis IV:xv, and published first published in Lion & Serpent 12, No. 1. It has been revised and expanded for the broader audience and context of Thelemic Union, in celebration of Labor Day in the U.S., Anno Legis V:iv. Mother of fertility on

The Case Against Trump Supporters in the OTO

The Case Against Trump Supporters in the OTO

by IAO131 Recent debates about racism and sexual harassment have sparked a lot of conflict in the OTO and in occult circles in general. One trend that has been emerging lately is a far-right element in society in general, and occult circles in the microcosm, of more vocally defending neo-Nazis (as

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

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

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