Theodor Reuss — Ordo Templi Orientis rituals

Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon
Theodor Reuss Rituals
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Sexmagical Instructions
Scottish Rite
Cerneau
Royal Arch
Rose Croix
Memphis-Mizraim
Hermetic Brotherhood of Light
Rudolf Steiner
A.M.O.R.C.
Illuminati
Chevalier Le Clément de St.-Marcq


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The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon — O.T.O. lamen — affiche du 3e Salon de la Rose et Croix de Peladan 1886 — dessin de Gabriel Albinet




The researcher will find a choice of Reuss' original OTO initiation rituals (Scottish Rite, Cerneau, Royal Arch, Rose Croix, Albert Pike and Laffon de Ladebat and Memphis-Mizraim derivations) that have been altered by Aleister Crowley for his English branch. Reuss never used Crowley's rituals (re-modelled between 1912 and 1918) and wanted the Ordo Templi Orientis and Crowley's concept of Thelema to be kept strictly separated: there is evidence that Crowley was expelled from the OTO in 1921.



Questions and Answers regarding the O.T.O.: Theodor Reuss, Rudolf Steiner, sexmagick and Aleister Crowley Joanny Bricaud: Notes Historique sur le Rite Ancien et Primitiv de Memphis-Misraim



Sar Peladan — Babylon — Theatre de la Rose Croix



On-line articles on Theodor Reuss





At considerable cost Laban de Laban had O.T.O. contracts ratified on November 20th 1917. He was granted permission to open his own Masonic lodges in accordance with the O.T.O. statutes.
On November 3rd 1917 at its inaugural meeting, Laban became the first Grand Master of his 'Mystic Temple'.

More photos of Laban de Laban, Ida Hofmann, Henry Oedenkoven, Mary Wiegmann and many others in the gallery.
The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon — on Monte Verita — Laban de Laban






Ordo Templi Orientis: "Hermetic Brotherhood of Light"/Order of the Asiatic Brethren





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Pre-Ordo Templi Orientis






Theodor Reuss Outer Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis — Caput Ordinis



Ordo Templi Orientis



Theodor Reuss Ordo Templi Orientis Memphis Misraim Stationary



The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon — Theodor Reuss to Aleister Crowley — Hermetic Brotherhood of LightReuss to Crowley, 1917




After Aleister Crowley was expelled from the O.T.O., the rituals were completely purged of any thelemic references. Regarding his antidemocratic, racist and misanthropic writings, current followers point 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.



  • After Theodor Reuss had expelled Crowley from the O.T.O., he planned several new enterprises, e.g. T.A.W.U.C. (the collaboration with A.M.O.R.C. called The A.M.O.R.C. World Union Council) in December 1921
The Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon — collaboration between O.T.O. and A.M.O.R.C


  • Regarding the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, the F.R.A., AAORRAC, the Societas Rosicruciana in Germania et Austria and T.A.W.U.C., Reuss wrote his Einladung for 1922

  • Ernst Tristan Kurtzahn: Die Gnostiker und die Unsichtbare Kirche. Mitglied von Reuss' O.T.O.: über asketische Sexualmagie




Some of these rituals and instructions are published in their original German, English or French version in following print books:












 

       Theodor Reuss — founder of the Ordo Templi Orientis

  Theodor Reuss — founder of the O.T.O.


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