by Soror Şoim Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on organizations around the world, and the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) has been no exception. In recent years, OTO has struggled to maintain membership and engagement, and the pandemic has
Ordo Templi Orientis
Motivating Burnt Out Members in Thelemic Organizations
by Soror Astrum Serpente Many of us who serve in Thelemic organizations struggle with exhaustion, depression, and burnout. As leaders in the community, what can we do to help members get through similar struggles? Encourage members to look within and use the power of their own True Will to find motivation. Remind
Is the Gnostic Mass a IX° Magical Ritual?
by Entelecheia Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Bishops Lon and Constance DuQuette believe that Liber XV: Ecclesiæ Gnostiæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ (the Gnostic Mass) is best understood as the ritualized enactment of Ordo Templi Orientis’s (O.T.O.’s) supreme secret of magick. They have popularized this interpretation in
7 Reasons OTO is Doomed
by Soror Falcon Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) is unquestionably the biggest, the most well-known, and the most recognizable organization dedicated to Aleister Crowley's magical system (or philosophy) of Thelema. Crowley has been an almost mythical figure, appearing throughout pop culture since his death from being on the cover of the Beatles'
What is Consensus Thelema?
by Entelecheia Consensus Thelema is hard to define. It is nebulous by nature. But it also tends to disguise itself as its opposite: lack of consensus, radical individualism, creative self-expression, iconoclasm, and an uncompromising advocacy of non-conformity. It’s like a force field that permeates the Thelemic community. It’s conspicuous when you
If Aleister Crowley wants to be Priestess, he should write his own ritual
by Soror Puella Dux This article is referring to OTO's decision to limit the Gnostic Mass roles to certain genders (Priest must be male, Priestess must be female), a gender essentialist position which also relegates non-binary individuals to the Deacon Sacerdote position. And yes, this article is satire. Thelema is all about
Atu XV: The Key to Unlocking the Binary of Liber XV
The Devil’s Sabbath: The Mass of the Rebis 神秘密鍵の書: A Personal Account by Sib. ע / R.A.D. This article is part of a series. Check out the other parts here: Breaking the Binary in the New AeonGnostic Mass Heresy: Breaking OTO’s Binary Thesis: Liber XV was written by an Androgyne Author (Baphomet XI°) inspired
The Mass of Baphomet
by IAO131 Note: This is an excerpt from the book HRILIU: Symbolic Explorations of the Gnostic Mass, a nearly 400-page exposition of the symbolism of Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass. There are many ways to understand what exactly is happening in the Gnostic Mass. There are many justifiable interpretations where the Mass
Gnostic Mass Heresy: Breaking OTO’s Binary
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