Purchase of the copyrights from the Official Receiver (OR)

Ordo Templi Orientis Phenomenon
Purchase from the Official Receiver (OR)

                 Date                              1991
                         GEORGE ALBERT AUGER (1)
                        ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS (2)
                          HUGO CLIVE HARPER (3)
                  relating to copyright in the works of
                        the late ALEISTER CROWLEY
                                         Gersten & Nixon
                                         National House
                                         60/66 Wardour Street
                                         London WIV 3HP

 THIS ASSIGNMENT is made the 28th day of March 1991
 B E T W E E N GEORGE ALBERT AUGER ("the Trustee") of 8 Baker
 Street London W1M 1DA as Trustee in Bankruptcy of EDWARD
 ALEXANDER CROWLEY otherwise known as and herein called ALEISTER
 CROWLEY of the first part ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS a California
 not-for-profit Corporation of P.O. Box 430 Fairfax CA94978 U.S.A
 ("the Order") of the second part and HUGO CLIVE HARPER of 7
 Malmouth Well Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire ("Mr. Harper")
 of the third part
 W H E R E A S :-
 (1) Aleister Crowley died on the 1st December 1947 having during
 his lifetime written many literary works ("the Works")
 (2) On the 1st February 1935 a Receiving Order in Bankruptcy was
 made against Aleister Crowley and he was an undischarged bankrupt
 at the date of his death
 (3) The Trustee is the Trustee in Bankruptcy of the late Aleister
 (4) It is probable that some or all of the copyrights in the works
 are vested in the Trustee
 (5) The Order wishes to acquire from the Trustee such rights and
 interest to the copyrights in the Works as the Trustee may have and
 the Trustee has agreed to assign such rights and interest (if any)
 to the Order in consideration of the sum of £3,000 and on receipt
 of the indemnity on the part of Mr. Harper hereinafter given.
 W I T N E S S E T H  as follows: -
 1. In consideration of the sum of £3,000 paid by the Order to the
 Trustee (the receipt whereof the Trustee hereby acknowledges) the
 Trustee assigns to the Order all such rights of copyright and interest
 therein (if any) as the Trustee may have including all accrued rights
 of action (if any) to protect the said rights (if any) as the Trustee
 may have and all other rights of whatever nature in the Works as
 the Trustee may have to hold to the Order absolutely throughout the
 world for the residue of the respective terms of such copyrights (if
 2. The Trustee gives no warranty whatsoever in relation to the
 copyrights (if any) hereby assigned save that neither he nor his
 predecessors as Trustees following the Receiving Order on the 1st
 February 1935 have previously assigned or otherwise dealt with the
 said rights (if any)
 3. In consideration of the Assignment in Clause 1 hereof the Order
 and Mr. Harper hereby jointly and severally covenant with the Trustee
 that they will keep the Trustee fully indemnified against all losses
 actions claims proceedings costs and damages arising out of any claim
 made against the Trustee by any person other than the parties to
 this Agreement that the Trustee had no right to assign all or any
 of the copyrights in the Works which belongs to the person making
 such claim and that such person has thereby suffered damage or has
 a claim in damages such indemnity without prejudice to the generality
 of the foregoing to include any damages or compensation paid by the
 Trustee on the advice of its Legal Advisers and after consultation
 with the Order Mr. Harper and/or their respective Legal Advisers
 to compromise or settle any such claim and all legal costs or other
 expenses arising thereout
 4. It is hereby agreed between the parties hereto as follows: -
 (a) That in the event of it being proved that the Trustee has no
     title or interest in the Works or any of them then the Order
     shall not be entitled to any repayment either in whole or in
     part of the said consideration whatsoever or any recourse
     whatsoever against the Trustee;
 (b) That the terms hereof shall not be disclosed by the Order to
     any person other than the professional advisers of the Order
     or for the purpose of proving title to the Works without the
     prior written consent of the Trustee
 5. It is hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does
 not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transaction
 in respect of which the amount or value or aggregate amout or value
 exceeds £30,000
 I N    W I T N E S S   whereof the Trustee and Mr. Harper have
 have signed this instrument as their Deed and William Garry Breeze
 a person duly authorised to sign for an on behalf of the Order has
 signed this instrument as his Deed on behalf of the Order the day
 and year first before written
 Signed as a Deed by
 in the presence of: -
 Signed as a Deed by
 in the presence of: -
 Signed as a Deed by
 in the presence of: -

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Kenneth Grant Aossic Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis
Kenneth Grant
John Symonds Aleister Crowley The Great Beast King of the Shadow Realm
John Symonds
Francis King
Francis King
Karl Johannes Germer
Karl Germer

Items of Historical Interest

In 1930, Karl Germer sent a description of the Aleister Crowley LTD. to Fernando Pessoa.
Aleister Crowley: This is the Last Will.
Karl Germer, Louis Wilkinson and Lady Frieda Harris.
National Grandmasters and OHOs of the O.T.O.

Some background information

Lawyers and Historians: The 'Caliphate' versus the Truth? — Introduction.

The Maine Decision 1984   [to the disfavour of the 'Caliphate']      |      The California Decision 1985   [to the favour of the 'Caliphate'].
Purchase of the copyrights on Aleister Crowley from the Official Receiver (OR).
The 1999 Particulars of Claim ['Caliphate'].
Financial Reports 1996-1999 of the 'Caliphate'.
Erraneous opinion on theInternational Copyright Situation. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000.
What the 'Caliphate' does not want you to know. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000.
Crowley's Probate. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000.
'Caliphate' Capers. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000. Based upon a draft by James Graeb.
Structure, Constitutions and Money. Partly written by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000.
Anonymous: Burning Down The House. 'Caliphate', Argenteum Astrum, James Wasserman, Donald Trump — Written in 2021.
Library of Congress, letter dated September 6, 2000.
2000, July: An analysis of the Bylaws of the 'Caliphate' and its Board of Directors. By James Graeb.
2000, July: Incorporation of O.T.O., Argentum Astrum and E.G.C..
2000: "Caliphate-O.T.O. Win" and the The Writing on the Wall. Text by Anthony Naylor before he lost his case against the 'Caliphate' in 2000.
Court Order of October 2000.
James T. Graeb, co-founder and IX° of the 'Caliphate', a lawyer, calls the 'Caliphate' a "Puppet Show Piece" and files suit vs William Breeze, William Heidrick, Marcus Jungkurth et alii in 2001.
The 2002 Ruling.
The Summary so far.

Ordo Templi Orientis - Trade Mark - Starfire Publishing Limited.

Some Things

Court Case Hermann Joseph Metzger vs Walter Englert in the 1970s.
1991 Opinion of a German prosecuting attorney's office on the body of the 'Caliphate'. Erfahrungsbericht eines O.T.O.-Mitglieds im Zusammenhang mit dem Gerichtsprozess 'Caliphat' gegen Hänssler-Verlag, 1990. Unsuccessfull attempt in Yugoslavia.
Censorship in the UK.
The 'Caliphate' Book Patrol: Fahrenheit 418.
Paul Joseph Rovelli versus the 'Caliphate', New York January 2000.
1998, July 17 - 2000 October Austrian situation on Copyrights     [German and English].
Trademark O.T.O.. By Leslie Anne Childress.
2007 'Caliphat' Kasino in Deutschland. English translation: 2007 'Caliphate' Casino. 2008: Honesty is the best Policy: 'Caliphate' O.T.O. / William Breeze lost in a legal case. Deutsche Version: Ehrlich währt am Längsten: Warum der O.T.O. gegen P.R. Koenig verlor.

Other Background

The 'Caliphate'.
Discussion about the instrument of succession. An introduction to the background, followed by a transcript of this discussion.
Minutes of the 11 IX°s 'Caliphate' election in 1985 where it was clearly said that the 'Caliph' is not the juro OHO.
Playgame of an O.T.O.-Fatamorgana — Statistics, Censorship, Name Dropping. 2011. Gaps in the Script of Esotericism: Hypocrisy and Hypercrisis – Oscar Wilde: Ambition is the last resort of failure.
Fetish, Self-Induction, Stigma and Rôleplay. 2011.

More about all this in: Andreas Huettl and Peter-R. Koenig: Satan - Jünger, Jäger und Justiz

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