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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

Apocalyptic Thelema: True Will for End Times

Apocalyptic Thelema: True Will for End Times

by Frater Ammonas Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. "Civilization is crumbling under our eyes..."Aleister Crowley, Confessions Living Ideology An ideology, to become a living and breathing philosophy, must meet the needs and demands of those who adopt it. Philosophies are dead words and empty sounds unless they are

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'

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

The Mass of Baphomet

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

Heteronormativity and Gender Essentialism in Thelemic Ritual and Communities

by Marco Visconti Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. The last few weeks have seen the Thelemic community shaking even more than the usual: in a stunningly reactionary and gender essentialist move by O.T.O., non-binary individuals are now no longer allowed to perform as Priest or Priestess

Aleister Crowley’s Sex Magick: Gnostic Mass, ZRO, Samadhi, and the Supreme Secret of OTO

Aleister Crowley's Sex Magick in Ordo Templi Orientis

by Hasan i-Sabah Aleister Crowley's Sex Magick: Looking at "Atlantis" Part of Aleister Crowley's infamous reputation comes from his involvement in sex magick, including his knowledge of the Ninth Degree or Supreme Secret of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO). Now the O.T.O. is in possession of one supreme secret. The whole of its system

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