Ordo Templi Orientis
Order System
Synopsis of Grades 1914

Aleister Crowley's 1914 O.T.O. system with 12 degrees


The Minerval Degree represents the attraction of a wandering God, or ‘Ego’, within the Solar System — that the Fourth Degree, of which the Ritual is not yet complete, represents the glorified state of the initiated Man — and the Degree of Perfect Initiate, which closes the series, His ultimate Perfection. The Degrees from the Fifth to the Ninth are comments upon the Second, a progressive instruction in how to live.

It has been suggested that the XI° may not be considered in sequence between X° and Crowley's expanded XII° of 1914 but as the position held by the Inner Head of the Order who works privately with the O.H.O. XII°. The title of the XI° is Baphomet. (XII° being similar to the X° National Heads i.e. an administrative degree.) In these circumstances the holder of the XI° would be Spiritual Head of the Order — the identity of XI° being known only to the XII° and X°'s. Prior membership of O.T.O. is not a requirement for the XI° but presumably a 0° initiation would be conducted first.






M. M. M.


Freemasonry
Argenteum Astrum,
A.·. A.·.


Memphis


Mizraim


0° Minerval








I° Man


Entered Apprentice


E.A.


E.A.


II° Magician


Fellow Craft, F.M.


F.C.


F.C.


III° Master Magician


Master Mason


M.M.


M.M.


IV° Perfect Magician


R.A. Mason






Lodge of Perfection


4°-14°


4°-7°


4°-


C. P. I. Perfect Initiate


15°-16°


8°-9°




Lodge of K.E.W Kt of E. & W.


17°


10°



V° S.P. Rose


18°


11°


44°


VI° Kt Kadosch, Comp of H.G.


30°




65°


Holy Illus Gd Inq Command


31°




66°


Kt of Royal Secret


32°






VII°


33°


20°




VIII°








IX° Perfect Illuminate




33° (95°)


90°


X° S. G. M. G.




96°




XI°








XII° O.H.O.




97°






In 1917 Theodor Reuss altered the O.T.O. system again. He dropped Crowley’s invention of a XII° (= OHO) and the mention of an XI°, also dropping his own VI° subdegrees, but added several subtitles to the VII° while the old VII° titles were added to the VIII° (Crowley mentioned two other subtitles giving a total of four subdegrees for the VIII°). From 1917 on, Reuss openly equated his O.T.O. with the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light.



National Grandmasters and OHOs of the O.T.O.











 

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