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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

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

The Will-to-Love (Thelemic Yoga Series – Part 3)

Will-to-Love

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Will (Thelema) and Love (Agape) are two central concepts around which the whole of Thelemic doctrine constellates, two concepts which are enshrined in the following verses of The Book of the Law:  “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole

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

Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)

“Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)” is locked Thelemic Yoga Series (Part 2 – Yoga and Magick: The Cooperation of Lovers)

A Gestalt of the Goal of the Magical and Mystical Path Yoga constitutes one of two central pillars in the system of practical and spiritual attainment encompassed by the Law of Thelema—the other pillar of course being Magick.  From his exposure to Yoga, Crowley took what he thought were its valuable

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

Thelemic Yoga Series (Pt. 1 – Beginnings of Yoga)

Thelemic Yoga Series (Pt. 1 - Beginnings of Yoga)

Yoga and the Disenchantment of the West The latter half of the nineteenth century witnessed an increasing awareness and openness to Eastern religious and philosophical traditions.  Along with the founders of the Theosophical Society, Crowley was among the first to adopt yogic ideas and practices into a Western occult context, presenting

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