The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon
In 1977, a new American Ordo Templi Orientis, (O.T.O.), called Caliphate selfstyled itself to be the worldwide "Grand Lodge" when his protagonist Grady Louis McMurtry (1918–1985) signed a paper: "Let all Thelemites know that I, Hymenaeus Alpha, 777 IX° O.T.O., 9=2, Caliph of the Ordo Templi Orientis of Aleister Crowley, Baphomet, 666,
do hereby Charter Thelema Lodge as Grand Lodge of O.T.O.".
Its History is a Song of the Whitewash.
Background of the birth of this new American O.T.O.: History of the Solar Lodge of the O.T.O. — Charles Manson and the Occult.
Regarding Crowley's antidemocratic, racist and misanthropic writings, this O.T.O. points out: "The reason [...] aspects of Thelema are omitted [in public discussion] indicates the actual problem with presenting Thelema as a religion and attempting to get Thelema sanctioned by the government or approved by the public: Thelema is ultimately in contrast to and transgressive of normative society. Thelema rejects the morals and values of normative society and acts to transgress and violate these norms. From the inclusion of intoxicants in ritual, to the positive view of sexuality, which frequently is seen as promoting promiscuity, to the pro–authoritarian and Nietzschian aspects of Thelema, normative society has much to reject in Thelema and conversely, Thelema encourages its adherents to reject most aspects of normative society." See The Templar's Reich.
Discussion about the instrument of
An introduction to the background, followed by a
transcript of such discussion and a MP3 version of the audiotape containing this discussion.
Sabazius' "improved" History Version which is now very similar to my findings.
An ex-IXth degree's re-collections — See also the Collection of 36 Re-Collections.
"Ljuben je zakon" or "ljubav pod voljom"? — The O.T.O. in ex-'Yugoslavia'. An example of member activities.
Moosebump: the Caliphate in Canada.
James T. Graeb, co-founder and IX° of the Caliphate and its Patrick King-XI°, a lawyer, files suit vs William Breeze, William Heidrick, Marcus Jungkurth et alii in 2001. The case was dismissed in April 2002.
David King discusses his brother Patrick King, self-styled XI° of the Caliphate (with photos).
Maps and Magick: Mapping the Caliphate 1977-1994.
Facsimiles of a lot of related material: Pictures + Documents.
The Gnostic Catholic Church Boast or How William Breeze lost his Apostolic Succession.
Playgame of an O.T.O.-Fatamorgana, Statistics, Censorship, Name Dropping.
Traduzione italiana: La versione play-game di un O.T.O.-Fatamorgana
Fetish, Self-Induction, Stigma and Rôleplay.
Traduzione italiana: Il feticcio, l’auto-induzione, lo stigma, il gioco di ruolo.
Tlumaczenie polskie: Fetysz. Rytualy. Resocjalizacja: Tozsamosc przez stygmat. Autoindukowana schizofrenia. Odgrywanie ról.
Deutsche Version: Das Milieu des Templer Reichs.
Versiune romana: Reich-ul Templier.
Oscar R. Schlag: self-styled 'last grey eminence'. Jane Wolfe, Marcelo Ramos Motta, Choronzon, Karl Germer, H.J. Metzger.One O.T.O. in Brazil.
Michael Staley: The Babalon Working.
An Appreciation of Marjorie Cameron.
Nikolas and Zeena Schreck: "Demons of the Flesh".
An e-mail correspondence between Peter-R. Koenig, Tyagi Nagasiva
(known as Fr. Nigris) and William Heidrick, Grand Treasurer General of
the Caliphate, on the subject of O.T.O. disputes.
An e-mail correspondence between Peter-R. Koenig and
David Scriven, the U.S. Grand Master of the new Caliphate. |
Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four Part Five
Heidrick about the Koenig-Scriven-correspondence; "In particular, I will not read or discuss material stolen by Koenig in the case of letters of the US Xth degree, made public in violation of copyright."
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