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7 Reasons OTO is Doomed

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'

To cringe, or not to Cringe, that is the Question about Thelema

Cringe Thelema

by Anonymous Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law Yesterday, my wife and I were discussing whether or not she would join me in attending ThelemaCon 2022.   She told me: “I’ll be honest, Thelema gives me the creeps,” and then she laughed.  I tried not to take it

Now I Know Why They Say To Keep Silent

Now I Know Why They Say To Keep Silent by selki girl

by selki girl Late Registration I’ve owed Thelemic Union this piece for over a year. Technically speaking, I wouldn’t even qualify myself as a Thelemite proper. By definition, I’m a relative outsider to your world. As far as credentials go, I get along with a handful of Thelemites on twitter who appear to

Crowley and Evola: Comparisons and Parallels

Crowley and Evola: Comparisons and Parallels

by Vincent St. Clare I enjoy “rambling” on comparisons and parallels between various thinkers; in particular I like to compare Aleister Crowley to his contemporaries, and compare their respective ideas—though I’ve never put these comparisons (and correlations) into text before now. In this essay I intend to do just those things,

3 Definitions of True Will in Thelema

3 Definitions of True Will in Thelema

by IAO131 Although there are many disagreements, virtually all Thelemites recognize the centrality of True Will to the system of Thelema. Doing your Will is the "whole of the Law", there is "no law beyond" it, and you have "no right but to do" it. What is "it"? What exactly is

Waiting for the New Aeon is Like Waiting for the Next Coming of Christ

Waiting for the New Aeon is Like Waiting for the Next Coming of Christ

by Whiskey Stevens I have been a practicing Thelemite for 11 months now as February was the month I first met my mentor and began taking an academic track. Each time I have begun to waiver on my journey I receive dreams, sometimes they are reoccurring with the same dream happening

A Woman of Color in Thelema

A Woman of Color in Thelema

by Kelly N. AKA Keanu Tease Not guilty. I’m not shocked.  I’m upset.  I’m crying.  But I’m not shocked.  This trial was a joke from start to finish.  Murder is legal in the United States apparently, but only if you have the correct skin tone.  It’s over 400 years of systemic oppression

AL and LA: Thelema and the Death of God

AL and LA: Thelema and the Death of God

By Nic Laccetti Why was the Book of the Law renamed Liber AL vel Legis from Liber L vel Legis? More importantly, what is the meaning for us today of the interplay between AL and LA, “God” and “nothing,” as the key to the Thelemic holy book? It’s my contention that

What is Consensus Thelema?

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

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

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