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Gerald Gardner & Ordo Templi Orientis: A New and Greater Pagan Cult

Gerald Gardner Ordo Templi Orientis

This article is written by Rodney Orpheus and is reproduced with permission.  Ordo Templi Orientis was founded at the beginning of the twentieth century in Germany under the leadership of Theodor Reuss, who recruited Aleister Crowley to the Order around 1912. Both men had been heavily involved in spiritual pursuits for many years

Love and Death: My Thelemic Grief Journey

Love and Death: My Thelemic Grief Journey

This article is written by guest contributor Soror Sinistra. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. My husband died six months ago. He had several serious medical conditions but ultimately succumbed to a heart anomaly that had been diagnosed about a month earlier. He was only fifty-seven years old.

A Thelemic Perspective on Exercise

Thelemic Exercise and Nutrition

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Exercise as Daily Practice Exercise is a vital part of my daily practice. In fact, I usually log my exercise in my magical record, and I consider my day successful if I made it to the gym. Exercise is an investment in my

Attrition in OTO Bodies: A Response to Brother Fouts

Attrition in OTO Bodies: A Response to Brother Fouts

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. My attention was recently drawn to an article on your site, OTO Initiation is a Path of Service, by Clay Fouts, Body Master of Sekhet-Maat Lodge in Portland, on the subject of attrition, service, and a unique role for Ecclesia

A Thelemic Political Manifesto

A Thelemic Political Manifesto

NOTE: This manifesto speaks for no organization. It gives a voice to these principles and those who hold them, so feel free to share as you will.  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. "Above us today hangs a danger never yet paralleled in history. We suppress the individual

5 Things You Won’t Believe Aren’t In Liber Legis

5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In Liber Legis - Rodney Orpheus

Recently on Facebook I posted a link to cracked.com's piece on 5 Things You Won't Believe Aren't In The Bible and was challenged (by some person with an evil sense of humour) to do the same thing with Aleister Crowley’s The Book of the Law. I dashed off the following

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

OTO Initiation is a Path of Service

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. A recent discussion brought up the topic of why OTO sees so much attrition among its initiate members, especially at the more junior degrees. This question is one that as a sitting lodge master and a local leader for many

Gaming Thelema: Finding Thelema Through Interactive Fiction

Gaming Thelema: Finding Thelema Through Interactive Fiction

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I’ve been playing video games since I was a toddler. Growing into a typical geek, I found a love for RPGs (Role Playing Games for the uninitiated) and action-adventure titles. Some of these games are what lead me to Thelema,

Mental Illness & the Occult: Interview with Dr. David Hill

Mental Illness & the Occult: Interview with David Hill

NOTE: The original interview by Soror 64 can be found on her website. This material is reproduced under the Creative Commons license.  Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Over the years I had heard chatter that people who were mentally ill were somehow more drawn to the occult

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