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

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche

Aleister Crowley on Friedrich Nietzsche - IAO131

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. “Read Nietzsche!” --Aleister Crowley The Life of Friedrich Nietzsche, Prophet of Thelema Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, poet, and philologist who lived from 1844 to 1900. I will first give a brief biography of this great thinker and then his influence

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,

8 Things I Wish I Knew as a Newbie in the OTO

8 Things I wish I knew as a Newbie in the OTO

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.  1. OTO is first and foremost a fraternity I’m not sure how many people fully realize this before they join. I had always heard the offers to help and seen Brethren help each other out in many beautiful ways. It wasn’t until

Modern Promulgation Strategies for Spreading Thelema

Modern Promulgation Strategies for Spreading Thelema

Peace, Tolerance, Truth: Salutation on All Points of the Triangle; Respect to the Order. Greeting and Peace. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Many of the ideas which I will present in the following are not my own. Some came from Crowley, some from academia, some from friends,

A Thelemic Response to Christian Proselytization

NOTE: As Master of Blazing Star Oasis O.T.O., I get a fairly regular stream of e-mails from interested parties. Sometimes we receive messages from Christians trying to convert us into their slave religion, as our Law of Liberty is clearly threatening to them. Here is a reply to one such e-mail --

Promulgation of the Law of Thelema

Promulgation of the Law of Thelema - IAO131

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. "You may regard the establishment of the Law of Thelema as an essential element of your True Will, since, whatever the ultimate nature of that Will, the evident condition of putting it into execution is freedom from external interference." -Aleister

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

12 Steps of True Will in Thelemic Recovery

12 Steps of True Will in Thelemic Recovery

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Introduction How does recovery from alcohol or other addictions work in a Thelemic context? At one point, I worked as a counselor in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center that functioned based on the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Many different people, including Thelemites,

Thelemic Life

Thelemic Life

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law The Thelemic Way of Life As someone who did not grow up with a religious structure and has quite a negative reaction to such a thing, I often muse over the fact that I could be considered part of an organized

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