Ordo Templi Orientis -- Photographs and DocumentsPhotographs and documents, mostly directly scanned from the originals -- page under construction.
compiled by Peter-R. Koenig
If you want to see better quality reproductions: buy my books which contain thousands of fac-similes.
In some cases you meet some of these documents elsewhere in Cyberspace:
most often they have been 'taken' either from my print publications or from this website
without even the most basic acknowledgements (some few examples below).
Carl Kellner's Emblem of the Memphis- and Misraim Rite. Here on the cover of Leopold Engel's magazine for the Order of Illuminates
Covers of his magazine "Oriflamme" (version 1, version 2, version 3), Memphis-Misraim, Cerneau, Masonry in General, and since 1912 also for the O.T.O.
The original source of the "modern" O.T.O.-lamen: Sâr Péladan's booklet "Babylone" dated 1893 -- version 1 , version 2 , version 3 : design by Gabriel Albinet (1894). Crowley and the 'Caliphate' try to blind out the existence of these facts
Frontispice of "La Prométhéide" of Sâr Péladan, Blason de l'Ordre Laïc de la Rose-Croix du Temple et du Graal, design by Mérintier (1895)
Emblem of Memphis Misraim: version 1 , version 2 , version 3 , version of Reuss, version 4
Reuss using rubber stamps of Henry Klein and Franz Hartmann 1902
Pages of the English 1906 Constitution
Pages of the German 1906 Constitution
Lingam-Yoni of 1906
O.T.O. Lamen 1906
Several O.T.O. seals 1906
Reuss' SOTOM seal 1906
The O.T.O. existed already in 1906 -- with Lamen
Collection of several seals and lamens
The Lamen that Killed my Canary
Facsimiles of his Masonic charters
Reuss to Arnoldo Krumm-Heller, 1908
Reuss to Thomson, 1919
Reuss to Wieland, 1912
Reuss to Spencer Lewis (A.M.O.R.C.), 1921
Grandmaster Rudolf de Laban and several of the O.T.O. members at Ascona, circa 1914
Laban de Laban. See the The Early History of the O.T.O.
Ida Hofmann, version 1 , version 2 , version 3 , Henry Oedenkoven and Hofmann, Mary Wiegeman. And another one of Henry Oedenkoven
A.M.O.R.C. (and the O.T.O. ?): Pronunziamento with signature, February 1915
A.M.O.R.C. (and the O.T.O. ?): Pronunziamento without signature, February 1915. More on the A.M.O.R.C.
Cover of the 1917 Constitution
Synopsis of Degrees in 1917
Facsimile pages of several Reuss-O.T.O. rituals, see also Der Grosse Theodor Reuss Reader
Ansprache an die neuen General Gross-Inspektoren des 33° A & A. Schottischen Ritus des Obersten Rates. Facsimile of four pages: page 1 , page 2 , page 3 , page 4 , (comparison of degrees, ca. 1920)
Facsimile of Theodor Reuss' handwritten manuscript for TAWUC: the planned cooperation with A.M.O.R.C. after Crowley had been expelled from the O.T.O.
First publication of Crowley being expelled by Reuss (by Christian Bérnard, Head of the A.M.O.R.C)
Outline of Reuss' Last Will and Testament 1923
Front pages of
Parsifal und das Enthüllte Grals-Geheimnis
Das Aufbau-Programm und die Leitsätze der Gnostischen Neo-Christen O.T.O.
Several charters issued by Reuss to the Swiss O.T.O.
Layout of a lodge temple - excerpt from "Der Grosse Theodor Reuss Reader"
Rudolf Steiner: Never A Member Of Any O.T.O. / with many evidentiary documents
Crowley in Masonic Regalia
Synopsis of Grades [Appendix to the IV°]
Appointing Kenneth Grant the O.H.O. of the O.T.O. ==> Is this a fake ?
Seal of the Pansophia
Seal of the Universal Pansophic Society
Correspondence with A.M.O.R.C.
A sexmagickal drawing by Guido Wolther (Frater Daniel). And another one . . .
Guido Wolther and his wife Miriam
Excerpt of the Sexmagical 18°-ritual, written by Guido Wolther, causing scandal and the bad reputation of the Fraternitas Saturni
Eugen Grosche appointing Hermann Joseph Metzger
H.J. Metzger appointing Eugen Grosche
Grosche's idea of incorporating the German wing of the O.T.O. into his FS in order to legally protect it from Heinrich Traenker's claims, 27 October 1950
Metzger expelled by Grosche in September 1953
Secret paper in 1953: the FS has no connection to the O.T.O.
Statutes: the FS does not confer O.T.O. rights or degrees
Draft for "Exorial" and the final cover
Eugen Grosche in 1958
Eugen Grosche in 1963
Karl Wedler and Dieter Heikaus
Dieter Heikaus: Grandmaster \Set-Horus'.' of the Ordo Saturni and Patriarch of the Gnostic Catholic Church in Germany
Walter Jantschik. And in regalia . . . at home. Sammlung von 21 Texten von Walter Jantschik
Members of the Ordo Saturni
Frater Ito: Sex 'n' Drux & Tetragrammaton
Cover of the paperback "Auf Teufel Komm Raus" that mentioned real living FS protagonists
Wild Saturnian Ritual in Italy - text at De Destillatione "Suci Mulieris" Ad Servandam Valetudinem Magi
Friedrich Lekve, self-styled Heir of Thelema in Germany
Friedrich Mellinger, Crowley's secretary. Why didn't he become O.H.O. ?
Aleister Crowley appointing Mellinger the OHO on 15 July 1947
One A\A\ Document
C.H. Petersen, translator of Crowley-material
Swiss O.T.O., the longest existing O.T.O. lodge worldwide
H.J. Metzger (version 1 , version 2)
The tenement block where Metzger lived until he died in 1990
Metzger's SOTOM seal
Metzger's O.T.O. lamen, early 1950s
Metzger's legal Attest re OHO dated 9 January 1963
Seal of the roof Order of Metzger's collection of Orders
Metzger's first O.T.O. temple in Zuerich, early 1950s
One of Metzger's personal seals (P = Paragranus)
Metzger's Argenteum Astrum (address defunct)
Seal of Metzger's firm: Psychosophische Gesellschaft
The German branch of Metzger's Order of the Illuminates: Walter Englert
The Abbey of Thelema: Gasthof Rose; view in the Winter time
Marcel Claude, a busy distributor of Memphis-Misraim dignities
Modern pictures of Stein, Appenzell, in September 2002
Emblem of the Gasthof Rose
In the Rose you ate from these rosycrucian plates
Seal and Address
Rösli Metzger, Metzger's wife
The Order's Library
The Order's Museum
The Temple with the Altar. A draft of the O.T.O. altar in Stein as seen by the Fraternitas Saturni. Also the lay-out of the temple
The Chapel Room
The monetary source
Annemarie Aeschbach, the Swiss O.H.O. speaking
Scandal: Lothar Wilke, renegade Memphis-Misraim in Hamburg, is accused of having tortured a homosexual member of his group. Frau Christiane-Maria Schwarzweller, member of Wilke's group, is regular guest at Stein
Typhonian O.T.O., the O.T.O. in England
John Symonds obtaining the copyrights to Aleister Crowley via the High Court of Justice 24 January 1949
Karl Germer to Kenneth Grant, 24 September 1948
Karl Germer to Kenneth Grant, 25 May 1951
Karl Germer to Kenneth Grant, 3 May 1952
Grant's charter for Brazil
Grant accepting Lacerda's withdrawal
Marcelo A.C. Santos' declaration
Kenneth Grant's official statement "Concerning New Isis Lodge OTO", dated October 1999
Marcelo Ramos Motta's Society O.T.O.
Motta speaking about the O.T.O. and the A\A\
Marcelo Motta to Karl Germer, 30 December 1961: page 1, page 2
Marcelo Motta to Karl Germer, 30 May 1962: page 1, page 2
Karl Germer to Marcelo Motta 6 June 1962
Marcelo Motta to Karl Germer 5 July 1962
Marcelo Motta to Sascha Germer, 8 November 1962: page 1, page 2, page 3
Marcelo Motta to Sascha Germer, 25 January 1963: page 1, page 2, page 3
Sascha Germer to Motta 30 October 1962
Motta to Sascha Germer, 30 August 1963, third page only
Motta's Last Will and Testament: frontpage, one excerpt
Euclydes Lacerda Almeida (photograph) Motta's grave. The same with Gregory von Seewald who provided Motta's Cemetery Registry
Martin Starr (now Breeze's friend)
David Bersson and Friends. And a new pic of Bersson
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica -- The Gnostic Catholic Church
Costumes of Deacon/Deaconess, Priest/Priestess and Bishop -- from "Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica"
Layout of the Temple (version 1 , version 2 )
Aleister Crowley appointing W.B. Crow Patriarch of his O.T.O.-Gnostic Church
H.J. Metzger as Patriarch
Metzger's chart of his apostolic succession
Ordo Templi Orientis Antiqua [sic]
Michael Paul Bertiaux (version 1 , version 2)
Bertiaux loves to add paintings in his correspondence: Addressed to Thelemic Bastards and spiced with Choronzon
Bertiaux offering a Magical Battle to William Heidrich of the 'Caliphate'
The 16 "Muski Chakram" in the genital region
The System of the Choronzon Club: Franklin's Blocks: There were 11 degrees, a Tree of Life?
My Own O.T.O.A.
The Solar Lodge of the O.T.O.
"Caliphate", a new O.T.O.-version
Grady Louis McMurtry
Gabriel Montenegro (and H.P. Smith) to McMurtry re the 'Caliphate' claims, 21 November 1960, page 1, page 2
McMurtry's Notice of Nullification dated 6 August 1977
Phyllis Seckler about the 'Caliphate' 13 August 1979
Some members develop plans about increasing the Order's Power, Dieterle to Jantschik, 2 June 1983
Grady Louis McMurtry in Aachen in 1984
McMurtry's Last Will and Testament -- June 26, 1985 (excerpt)
McMurtry's Death Certificate -- 12 July 1985
How to become a IX° -- from the "Minutes of Special Ninth Degree Caliphate Election", September 20/21, 1985 (excerpt of page 87)
Bill Heidrick begging for John Symonds' signature 9 September 1985
European members planning an Independant European Grand Lodge in the mid-1980s
Do the Moosejump: the Canadian section on the 'Caliphate' O.T.O., with over 100 pics
Discussion about the instrument of succession
Patrick King, founder of a new XI° line. And another pic of King. The first person initiated in the 'Caliphate' was Llee Heflin, also to be mentioned in this context. Phyllis Seckler remembered something about the rituals and the Tarot cards
William Breeze's part-time home in Berlin, that is the Headquarter of the 'Caliphate' now. Doorbell: Marcus M. Jungkurth, former member of Michael D. Eschner's Thelema group in Berlin
This item is quoted in the preface to the Minutes of the 'Caliph' Election in 1985
Guru Crowley in the Gnostic Mass
An altar and example of a Mass
The Gnostic Catholic Church Boast or How William Breeze lost his Apostolic Succession
Some Grand Masters and OHOs
Achad messes things up?
William Wallace Webb in 1993
Frensis King: Tajni Rituali O.T.O.-a (Belgrad 1997)
Oscar Schlag (version 1 ,
version 2 , version
Olive Whicher, teacher of Lady Frieda Harris, in 1999
Christian Bouchet caused troubles in France and Italy and Russia
Front covers of books that contain Aleister Crowley's O.T.O. rituals
Francis King: The Secret Rituals of the O.T.O. (London 1973)
Die Geheimen Sexualmagischen Unterweisungen des Tieres 666 (Berlin 1982)
Argenteum Astrum: How to make your own McOTO (Bavaria 1996)
O.T.O. Rituals and Sexmagick (Thame 1999)
Soft Self Portrait
My own personal Threepenny
Koenig, Pier-Luigi Zoccatelli and Massimo Introvigne at Cefalù, Crowley-Congress 1997
Listen and See
Eating at the McKoenig: Enjoy The McKoenig Menu 2006
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More about all this in: Andreas Huettl and Peter-R. Koenig: Satan - Jünger, Jäger und Justiz
Scattered On The Floor
Browsing Through The Rituals