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posted 12.30.14
There are a number of organizations that were devised by Aleister Crowley and purposed with the promulgation of Thelema. The relationships that exist between these organizations yields a complex symbiosis, sometimes called a Duplexity, which both strengthens the culture of Thelema and provides a system of checks and balances.
posted 1.22.15
OTO takes membership seriously. Thelema is not a pastime for dilettantes seeking some spiritual gratification, nor is it a badge for the weekend warrior. Thelema is a way of life, and OTO is a society that supports those who are brave enough to adopt it as a way of being and becoming.
posted 1.27.2015
The biggest red flag for the young intelligentsia of today is the “Magick” jargon. Even the spelling bespeaks a need for attention that subcultures crave for validation. Like so much with OTO culture and the contemporary conversation surrounding Thelema, what is sound and appealing is otherwise veiled in throws of obscurantism. In this essay I candidly discuss Magick and its relevant history.
posted 2.10.2015
Written by Br. AISh MLChMH, this "cursory glance at the relationship existing between the Orders O.T.O. and A.˙.A.˙.," textually details the intimacy of the relationship between Crowley's two strongest surviving organizations, one esoteric, the other exoteric, both critical to the Great Work.
posted 2.17.2016
Originally published in Doomsayer's Digest this extensive study of the mythological Phoenix bird dives into magical and symbolic analysis by studying both its antecedents and its later use as a hermetic allegory during the occult Renaissance of the Western Mystery Tradition and later esoteric utility in the magick of Aleister Crowley.
posted 2.17.2016
Originally published in Doomsayer's Digest and later republished in Words of Power: An Anthology of Writings from O.T.O. Local Body Publications(2014), this is a rare dissection of Liber OZ that is not a 2-dimensional political discussion. Rather, the author proposes that Liber OZ has a tiered and tyled magico-initiatory meaning in light of the Nietzschean principle of Incomprehensibility, otherwise Esotericism in Straussian terms. To substantiate the Thesis the author proposes a new interpretive style for Crowleyana.
posted 2.17.2016
Originally published in Doomsayer's Digest and later republished in Words of Power: An Anthology of Writings from O.T.O. Local Body Publications(2014), this essay attempts to infer a meaning from a verse in the Gnostic Mass, "I am a man among men," by looking at various Qabalistic and acronymic interpretations. The author shows how tedious and technical interpretative methods can yield important exoteric principles and also just how much Crowley could cram in a line.