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Supreme Secret: the Gnostic Mass, Zro, Samadhi, and the Ninth Degree of OTO

by Hasan i-Sabah Now the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret. The whole of its system at the time when I became an initiate of the Sanctuary of the Gnosis (IX°) was directed towards communicating to its members, by progressively plain hints, this all-important instruction. I personally believe that

Liber Oz Fest 2018: Address from Lon Milo DuQuette

by Lon Milo DuQuette Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I’d first like to thank Sister Jen, Knights Templar Oasis, and everyone at Liber OZ Fest for inviting me to be part of the activities this weekend. I bring greetings from St. Constance of the Well, Our Lady

The Imprimātur of A∴A∴

The Imprimātur of A∴A∴

by Alan Willms Imprimātur is Latin for “let it be printed”. The term has been widely used by the Catholic Church in two senses: a) in old times, for authorizing the publication of a book, otherwise to be censored; b) in modern times, as an endorsement of the contents of a book, stating they

Satariel’s Shroud: Sex, Power and Ethics in Contemporary Thelema

Satariel’s Shroud: Sex, Power and Ethics in Contemporary Thelema

By Shin Melitodes Dion Fortune (1890-1946) is a rather out-of-fashion occultist; she is rarely considered transgressive or florid enough to merit research in today’s edge-obsessed occult milieu. At one of the first academic conferences I  ever attended I asked a fellow scholar what she thought of Fortune’s work. The scholar sneered, and said she had no

Charity in Thelema: Contributing to the Greater Community

Charity in Thelema: Contributing to the Greater Community

by IAO131 Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Prologue Before even beginning to discuss the extent that contributing to the greater community is part of Thelema, it should be acknowledged that the “alpha and omega” of Thelema is Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the

The Bonfire of the Thelemites: A Perspective on Duplexity

The Bonfire of the Thelemites: A Perspective on Duplexity

By Shin Melitodes [For the sake of full disclosure I would like to explain that I did my MA with Keith at the University of Amsterdam. I had some limited friendly interaction with him, and although we were not particular friends, I have no personal grudge against him, nor could

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

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