Kenneth Grant’s Typhonian Order (sometimes called the Typhonian O.T.O.) is concerned with acting on transmissions and communications from beings in outer space to open up what it calls Gateways.
The Typhonian deities oversee specific ‘operations of psycho–physical alchemy’ — sex–magic, in other words — using certain subtle essences or elixirs said to be secreted (or excreted) by the vagina, which Grant (adopting a Tantric term) called kalas. Its formula is supposedly that of the XI°, but as these kalas are entirely absent from the masculine organism, it differs greatly from Aleister Crowley’s XI°.
Kenneth Grant is talking about a magical current informing the O.T.O. It would be his contention that there was a creative essence that went from Carl Kellner to Theodor Reuss to Aleister Crowley to Grant, looked at in retrospect. Grant's look at the O.T.O. in terms of succession is quite pointless. This is because the O.T.O. — including the precursor(s) from which it emerged — have splintered many times, leading to a myriad of O.H.O.s [Outer Head of the Order]. It is not purity of descent which is the real point of his interest, but the creative work which is done. Linear succession (facts) is of historical interest; essentially, in Kenneth Grant's O.T.O. it isn't.
The Typhonian Order cannot easily be compared with other O.T.O.s, mainly because there are no group rituals or ceremonies of initiation at any stage of its degree structure, the basis of initiation being the direct assimilation of magical and mystical working. It follows that all Typhonian initiation is in effect self–initiation, though there is a small amount of set grade–work; the emphasis is on the initiate charting his or her own course, though there is of course the experience of others to draw upon.
Some secrets of the Ordo Templi Orientis and related organisations.
Biography of Aleister Crowley:
Articles on the historical background of the Typhonian Order — Ordo Templi Orientis
КЕННЕТ ГРАНТ И.: ТИФОНИАНСКИЙ ОРДЕН ХРАМА ВОСТОКА.
It's An Ill Wind That Bloweth ... [Michael Staley].
History of a Fake: Aleister Crowley appointing Kenneth Grant as his "successor as Outer Head of the Order of the Templi Orientis" in 1947 ?
The official comment of the Typhonian O.T.O. in 1998 [Michael Staley].
Kenneth Grant died on 15th January 2011.
with Sigils of New Isis Lodge
by Kenneth Grant.
(Reproduced with permission).
On 3rd May, 1952 Karl Germer (Saturnus) wrote to Kenneth Grant (Aossic), saying: “Nor am I against the O.T.O. system, or the system of Degrees. Only, paradoxically, I have very little interest in it. I wish someone could take the whole work, and the responsibility for the burden which A.C. laid on my incompetent shoulders, off me! [...]. If we want to get the O.T.O. properly going again, we need a competent leader, not only for England but for the world. [...]. I have often thought that you might well be chosen for the job.”
[From: 'Noch Mehr Materialien Zum O.T.O.']
[From: Materialien Zum O.T.O.]
A painting by Alastair Campbell appeared on page 40 of 'Starfire' Vol I, No.1, published in April 1986. It accompanies a poem entitled 'The Minotaur' by his partner, Ann Campbell.
[From: Abramelin & Co.: About Holy Guardian Angels, with a chapter on the typhonian world views of Kenneth Grant, Michael Staley, Maggie Ingalls and Linda Falorio.]
Maat continuum, Shadow Tarot: e.g. Raflifu. Here's the email link to obtain the deck.
Linda Falorio about the HI-Virus and sexmagick.
Liber Pennae Praenumbra.
Beta, a Comment on Communications from the Aeon of Maat.
Song for Babalon.
Feast of the Hive.
(With permission by Nema.)
Nema explains the gnostic worldview of the Double Currents Maat and 93/Shaitan-Aiwass.
Foundation with the Invocation of the Forgotten Ones.
Splendor with the Masks.
Victory with the Mass of Maat.
Beauty with the Vortex Ritual, about the Planetary Chakras.
Afterword and thoughts about Orders.
PanAenoic Magick, the Invocation.
The Priesthood — Parameters and Responsibilities.
The Elevenstar Working.
Maat Magick & Chaos Magick.
Josh Iceton: 3rd Eye Visionary Artist, Magickian & Mystic.
Andrew Collins: Twenty-First Century GRAIL.
The CTHONIC-AURANIAN O.T.O.
Fernando Liguori: Influência Tifoniana — not an official typhonian lodge or site.
A non-typhonian approach to LAM, Nuit, the Thoth Tarot deck, etc. is Claas Hoffmann's Fürst Claas vom Mars revelation in German.
Regarding Aleister Crowley's antidemocratic, racist and misanthropic writings, followers point out: "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." "Journal of Thelemic Studies", 1;2, 2008. See The Templar's Reich.