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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

Academia and the OTO: A Review of the AOTO Conference

Academia and the OTO: A Review of the AOTO Conference

by Sister Georgia The academic study of esotericism has had a difficult history, and it only exists in its current form due to the tireless efforts of Dr Wouter Haanegraff. Part of the process by which it became an acceptable part of the academy was by drawing a clear line between

Sexual Harassment in OTO: Confronting the Issue

Sexual Harassment in OTO: Confronting the Issue

by Brandy Williams We of Thelema say that 'Every man and every woman is a star.' We do not fool and flatter women; we do not despise and abuse them. To us a woman is Herself, absolute, original, independent, free, self-justified, exactly as a man is. Commentary to The Book of the

The Thelemite and the Drunk Girl

The Thelemite and the Drunk Girl

by Sister Georgia A thought experiment for for a dreary June morning: Part 1 You are a committed thelemite, who recognises no restraint, whether moral, social or legal, over your Will. You also haven't gotten laid in 7 years. The woman of your dreams invites you out for dinner, apropos nothing. In the course

Wilderness and the Great Work

Wilderness and the Great Work

by Soror Madimi “Man has the right to move as he will on the face of the Earth.” -Liber OZ Last spring, I hiked a week-long section of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Armed with a bag of food, a small tent, a warm sleeping bag, and a few other essentials, I arranged

Theosexuality: a Man’s Perspective

Theosexuality: a Man's Perspective

by Brother Marco I have been following, supporting, and encouraging the writings of Sister Georgia for several months now: as someone who has invested the last 20 years of his life in the Current, I have learned that what it needs is more empowered voices of empowered Women (with a capital

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

Can a Thelemite be a Liberal?

Can a Thelemite be a Liberal?

by Lon Milo DuQuette Excerpt from Ask Baba Lon: Answers to Questions of Life and Magick By Lon Milo DuQuette New Falcon Publications, 2011 Dear Baba Lon: I have been studying books on the “western esoteric tradition” for a couple of years, and have developed a particular appreciation for Aleister Crowley’s works and

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