Forthcoming Initiations

baphomet_initiatesWe will be performing initiations into several of the Degrees of Ordo Templi Orientis in the coming months. If you would like to become an O.T.O. initiate, or are already a member and wish to advance, please contact us for an application form.

Election of O.H.O.

News from International Headquarters

October 10, 2014 e.v.

INTERNATIONAL ELECTION

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Know ye all by these presents that we the undersigned National Grand Masters General X° of Ordo Templi Orientis hereby certify that we did, on this day, Dies Venerii, Sol in Libra, Luna in Taurus, of the year V:0 of the New Aeon, Friday, October 10th 2014 e.v., duly gather, convene and hold an election in the Valley of Florence, Italy to fill the office of de jure O.H.O. in accordance with Section 3.07(D) of the International Bylaws of Ordo Templi Orientis.

We further certify that the unanimous result thereof was the election of

Frater Hymeneaus Beta
as Outer Head of the Order de jure (Frater Superior and Caput Ordinis O.T.O.), with all powers, authorities, duties, and responsibilities thereto appurtenant, including those of Sovereign Patriarch of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica and Caliph.

“…for the crown hath twelve rays. And these twelve rays are one.” (Liber DCCCXIII, I:12-13)

Love is the law, love under will.
In the Bonds of the Order,

Fr. Abrasax X°, R.S.S. Hrvatska
Fr. Hyperion X°, R.S.S. United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Fr. Phanes X°, R.S.S. Italia
Fr. Sabazius X°, R.S.S. United States of America
Fr. Shiva X°, R.S.S. Australia

 

Breaking of Bread – Dublin, October 18th

Medieval MassBased on the Mass of the 19th French Gnostic Church, this is a Thelemic eucharistic rite celebrated by members of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica. This will take place in our Dublin temple, and is open to both OTO members and non-members alike.

  • Set up will begin at 17.00 – OTO members please arrive then to assist
  • There will be a short talk on the work of OTO and EGC from 18.00
  • Breaking of Bread at 19.00
  • After the ritual there will be a reception for visiting OTO Brethren and guests. Please bring food & drink to share at the feast.

Non-OTO members who wish to attend are welcome, please contact us for details.

The Soldier and the Seer: J.F.C. Fuller, Aleister Crowley and the British Occult Revival

News from International Headquarters

June 3, 2014 e.v.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY HOSTS ACADEMIA ORDO TEMPLI ORIENTIS

 

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Rutgers University Libraries, in association with Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, is holding a one-day colloquium entitled “The Soldier and the Seer: J.F.C. Fuller, Aleister Crowley and the British Occult Revival” on June 23 at Rutgers’ Alexander Library in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Please click here for more details.

Founded in 2011, Academia Ordo Templi Orientis (AOTO) is a learned society consisting of initiate members of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and academic affiliates. The goal of AOTO is to foster interdisciplinary research on OTO and the religious doctrine of Thelema that the Order promotes, as well as on broader subjects related to esoteric traditions, both historical and contemporary. Membership in AOTO is by invitation only. AOTO convenes biennial conferences and issues periodic transactions. For more information contact academia@oto.org.

 

Love is the law, love under will. 

Frater S.L.Q.
For the Supreme Council
Ordo Templi Orientis

 

Change of venue for Lon DuQuette this evening

Lon Milo DuQuetteOwing to circumstances beyond our control the Lon Milo DuQuette lecture on The Key to Solomon’s Key on Tuesday June 3rd will not now take place at Freemasons Hall. The new venue will be in the Georgian Room at The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell sq, Dublin.

Two New Grand Lodges Established

News from International Headquarters

May 17, 2014 e.v.

TWO NEW GRAND LODGES ESTABLISHED

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The International Headquarters of Ordo Templi Orientis is pleased to announce the formation of two new Grand Lodges on May 17, 2014 e.v. The Grand Lodge of Croatia has been chartered under the leadership of the National Grand Master General Frater Abrasax X°. The Grand Lodge of Italy has been chartered under the leadership of the National Grand Master General Frater Phanes X°. We would like to applaud the hard work and dedication of all our Croatian and Italian brothers and sisters which made this possible. Along with the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, the total number of Grand Lodges now stands at five. Beyond the accomplishments of these countries individually, this represents a significant milestone in the development of the Order overall. According to the International Bylaws of Ordo Templi Orientis:

Once the Acting O.H.O. has established five (5) independent Grand Lodges under the governance of appointed National Grand Masters General, the National Grand Masters General shall have the power to convene an election of a de jure O.H.O., by simple majority. If this meeting is not held within a year and a day after the appointment of the fifth National Grand Master General, then the acting O.H.O. shall have the power to call it.

Fulfillment of this provision will complete the transitional phase of the Order’s constitutional re-establishment as initiated by the previous Caliph Hymenaeus Alpha.

Love is the law, love under will.
Frater S.L.Q.
For the Supreme Council
Ordo Templi Orientis
 

Pentagram workshop in Dublin on May 1st

Grimoire of Aleister CrowleyIntroduction to one of Aleister Crowley’s finest rituals, the Mark of the Beast / Liber V vel Reguli. This is a heavily revised and improved version of the Golden Dawn Pentagram Ritual. We will be using the version designed for group performance as given in The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus.

Please contact us for further details.

From Sabazius X°

Aleister Crowley - The Book Of The LawGreetings and blessings on this the 110th annual commemoration of the First Day of the Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! At noon on April 8, 1904 in Cairo, Egypt, following the instructions of Ouarda the Seer, Aleister Crowley sat down at his writing table and took dictation for exactly one hour. The result was the first chapter of Liber AL vel Legis, the Book of the Law.

Man of Earth Initiations – Saturday June 7th

George William (A. E.) Russell - The spirit of the pool via the beauty of artInitiations into the Minerval (introductory) Degree of OTO, plus III* initiations. Anyone wishing to take these Degrees needs to ensure that they have a fully completed application form including two sponsors and the initiation fees at least a month before this date, so don’t delay!

Open to all OTO initiates of the appropriate Degrees. Those wishing to join OTO on this occassion are invited to contact us for an application form at info@oto-ie.org.

The Mithraic Liturgy – Saturday July 5th

Mithras Slaying the BullA group ritual performance of the 4th century Mithraic Liturgy, among the oldest extant ritual manuscripts known. We will be performing the group adaptation of the classic G.R.S. Mead translation as given in the Grimoire of Aleister Crowley by Rodney Orpheus.

We will begin with a talk by Rodney Orpheus on the historical background to the ritual, then perform the ritual itself. Setup will begin from 17.00, volunteers to help set up would be welcome.

This is a fully participatory ritual and can get very loud. Please bring an amulet or magical item with you and preferably also a percussion instrument if you can (anything from gongs and tom-toms to shakers or even pots and pans); as well as food for the ritual banquet. Food appropriate to the ancient Roman or Persian civilisations would be best, as would anything made from beef.

Open to all OTO initiates and guests. Please RSVP or contact us at info@oto-ie.org if you wish to attend.