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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

Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

Tradition & Eternity: Thelema, Christianity, and the Interior Order

by Entelecheia Occasionally I see discussions as to what extent Thelema is Christian or anti-Christian. It’s a reasonable question to ask. Aleister Crowley was a member of the Golden Dawn, which incorporates esoteric Christianity into its degrees. Some of this Rosicrucian symbolism is retained in Crowley’s own magical orders. He referred

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