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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

Addressing Harassment in Ordo Templi Orientis

Addressing Harassment in Ordo Templi Orientis

by Brandy Williams O.T.O. US Grand Lodge Policy states: It is no secret that Aleister Crowley’s writings include a number of statements that are demeaning to women and to specific racial or ethnic groups. We make no attempt here to justify or explain away those statements. They are what they are, and

The Rape of Babalon

The Rape of Babalon

by Sister Georgia A few months ago I wrote an article about my experiences of sex and power within the world of contemporary occultism. After the flood a friend came to visit, and he said to me: “I am curious, for there seems to be someone missing. Why, in this great

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

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities

Fighting Sexism in Thelemic Communities By Frater Enatheleme

By Frater Enatheleme At a time when civilization worldwide struggles to break the chains of patriarchy and outright oppression of women, our Thelemic communities are no exception. While debates over the question of Crowley's personal sexism may last decades, it is easy to observe that many localized groups of Thelemites are

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

Theosexuality: Sex and Magic

Theosexuality: Sex and Magic

by Sister Georgia On Consent I was accused, in the comments section of my last article on this site, of “going too far;” that my responses to #metoo were too much.  That my claiming consent is no longer – was never – always and self-sufficiently ‘enough’ was social justice and feminism gone

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