Ombudsman office renamed to Ombuds

OTO US Grand Lodge - Mon, 02/12/2019 - 05:36

The office formerly known as the U.S. Grand Lodge Ombudsman has been renamed to Ombuds. The purpose of this office remains as described on the U.S.G.L. Government Contacts page:

The office of the U.S. Grand Lodge Ombuds serves as an official liaison between the general membership of O.T.O. within the United States and the various governing and administrative bodies of U.S. Grand Lodge. This office facilitates communication between members, officers, and governing and administrative bodies, assisting with resolution of problems and grievances.

There are two officers in this office, one male and one female. Any member is welcome to contact either or both of these officers as they see fit. Email sent to ombuds@oto-usa.org will be forwarded to both officers.

The email addresses of the female and male Ombuds officers are ombuds_f@oto-usa.org and ombuds_m@oto-usa.org respectively.

Thelema Now! Guest: Richard Kaczynski - "Panic in Detroit"

Thelema NOW! - Tue, 19/11/2019 - 19:54

A Thelema Now favorite is back!  Author and lecturer Richard Kaczynski talks about the newly revised and re-released "Panic In Detroit." At 400 pages, this release is significantly expanded from the original 2006 limited edition. It includes original essays on the time of Aleister Crowley, Charles Stansfeld Jones, Wilfred Talbot Smith, Cecil Frederick Russell, and Dr. J. P. Kowal in Detroit; the newspaper accounts that followed in their wake; and the legacy of the lost crate of rare Crowley books. In addition, Panic in Detroit reproduces 40 letters between Crowley and his circle; 55 newspaper articles documenting the “mess in the press”; selected transcripts from the Universal Book Stores’ bankruptcy hearings, in which Crowley, O.T.O. and The Equinox figure prominently; and much more. 

You can buy it on Amazon and booksellers everywhere! 

Thelema Now! Guests: Jon Povey & Marco Conti

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:30

Thelema Now host Harper talks to Jon Povey & Marco Conti, the minds behind "Sympathy For The Beast: Songs From the Poems of Aleister Crowley." This album is from Twink & the Technicolour Dream, being released by the British label Sunbeam.

The album features two legendary figures from British 60’s rock, namely Twink (ex Tomorrow, Pretty Things, Pink Fairies, Hawkwind, etc.), and Jon Povey (ex Pretty Things) and the band Technicolour Dream.  Check it out! And to order the album - go here! 

Thelema Now! Guest: Robert Podgurski

Thelema NOW! - Thu, 26/09/2019 - 21:21

Host Harper Feist puts her thinking cap on and talks to Robert Podgurski, author of The Sacred Alignments and Sigils: Angelic Magick, Renaissance Thought, and Modern Methods of Sigilization. (That's a mouthful!) They discuss sigils, John Dee, and all kinds of things above my pay grade.

I need to go lay down now and rest my brain awhile.  

Annual report for fiscal year 2018 published

OTO US Grand Lodge - Mon, 09/09/2019 - 23:27

The U.S. Grand Lodge annual report for fiscal year 2018 has been published. This and all prior annual reports since 2006 are available here.

Program 66: Sol in Virgo, Year 115

Speech in the Silence - Fri, 23/08/2019 - 23:08
Featured in this program: Light of the Shadow: A Meditation on Beauty by Frater Entelecheia. Visit the website of Frater Entelecheia

Deacon-Sacerdote policy

OTO US Grand Lodge - Thu, 22/08/2019 - 22:46

During his keynote address at NOTOCON in August 2019, the Grand Master Sabazius announced a new office in Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica within U.S. Grand Lodge: the Deacon-Sacerdote. A set of policy clarifications pertaining to this office has now been issued. Note that this office and the policies pertaining to it are specific to U.S. Grand Lodge.

Thelema Now! Guest: Joseph Alexander Robicheaux

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 16/08/2019 - 21:54

Thelema Now host Harper Feist talks to Joseph Alexander Robicheaux, also known as Ya sezi Bo Oungan. They talk about voodoo, working with Papa Legba, and how you know your magick is working.  

To find out more about Joseph's book - visit the Hadean Press website!


Thelema Now! Guest: Alkistis Dimech

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 14/08/2019 - 19:30

Thelema Now host Harper Feist talks to Alkistis Dimech, who is a dancer and choreographer, as well as a writer. Her current work is an exploration of female mysteries and sexuality through the nymph – veiled, as elemental divinity, the bride or nubile woman, mantis, and clitoris – articulated in a projected cycle of dances, Apocalyptería. Her new work is the book The Brazen Vessel published by Scarlet Imprint

To find out more - visit Alkistis's website

New EGC status announced: Deacon-Sacerdote

OTO US Grand Lodge - Tue, 06/08/2019 - 23:57

In his keynote address at NOTOCON XII, the Grand Master Sabazius announced a new clerical status in Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, the Deacon-Sacerdote. See his blog post on the topic for details. In brief, an ordained Deacon who has been initiated as a Knight of East and West may serve as a Deacon-Sacerdote, giving them the authority to confer baptism, confirmation, marriage, and other sacraments under the supervision of their Bishop.

Grimoire of Aleister Crowley on Red Wheel / Weiser Books

abrahadabra.net - Mon, 05/08/2019 - 18:17

The reissued version of Rodney Orpheus’ book Grimoire of Aleister Crowley is now available worldwide from Red Wheel / Weiser Books. You can buy it from Amazon and all good bookstores!

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Thelema Now! Guest: BJ Swain, Part II (36 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 28/06/2019 - 21:50

This is part 2 of Thelema Now host Harper Feist talking to Brother BJ Swain about his book Living Spirits: A Guide to Magic in a World of Spirits. 

BJ discusses working with many different kinds spirits including ancestral  and planetary.

Thelema Now! Guest: BJ Swain, Part 1 (52 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 26/06/2019 - 21:48

Thelema Now host Harper Feist talks to Brother BJ Swain about his book Living Spirits: A Guide to Magic in a World of Spirits. BJ discusses working with many different kinds spirits including ancestral  and planetary.

These two get to gabbing and the next thing you know - the sun's coming up! So we are presenting BJ's interview in two parts. You won't be disappointed! 

Thelema Now! Topic: Magickal Women Conference

Thelema NOW! - Fri, 03/05/2019 - 18:59

Put together by Sue Terry and Erzebet Barthold, The Magickal Women Conference pays homage to the women of the past who challenged the status quo by embracing mysticism, esotericism, and occult teachings, and to the women who continue those rich traditions through lived practice, performance, and adeptship.

The conference is on Saturday, June 1, 2019 and it is now SOLD OUT. However, there is a waiting list. And with this mush support, perhaps Sue and Erzebet will do it again!

Find out more at magickalwomenconference.com.

Program 65: Sol in Taurus, Year 115

Speech in the Silence - Mon, 22/04/2019 - 02:47
Featured in this program: The Spirituality of OTO by Frater Entelecheia. Visit the website of Frater Entelecheia

Registration open for NOTOCON XII

OTO US Grand Lodge - Thu, 18/04/2019 - 23:34

Registration is open for the twelfth biennial National O.T.O. Conference, NOTOCON XII, being held August 2-4 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Register and reserve your room today! Speakers and FAQs will be posted soon, so please stay tuned.

Program 64 Supplement

Speech in the Silence - Tue, 09/04/2019 - 00:31
In this Program: Loving Babalon by Brandy Williams Brandy Williams reads her piece "Loving Babalon." Resources:  Brandy Williams' website: http://brandywilliamsauthor.com/ Brandy Williams on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WOwZJw

Thelema Now! Guest: Manon Hedenborg-White (60 minutes)

Thelema NOW! - Wed, 03/04/2019 - 22:09

Manon Hedenborg-White is a contributor to the book ‘A Rose Veiled in Black’ – an anthology on the Lady Babalon.

The Lady Babalon is one of the more enigmatic figures in the Cult of Thelema. She is a manifold deity in the sense that She is a divine harlot, an initiatrix, a creator and a destroyer. In representative form, the letters of Her name encompass an heptogrammic star; yet She lies beyond mere representation, and Her star signifies only the powers of Her train and not the station of Her immanence. 

Manon Hedenborg-White discusses the book, along with her upcoming Ph.D. thesis! Check it out! 


OTO US Grand Lodge - Sun, 31/03/2019 - 19:38

We have always been strong advocates for personal choice in terms of one’s own private affairs, in accordance with the precepts of Liber Oz. HOWEVER, there is now a nationwide epidemic of deaths due to unsupervised use of a specific drug (the synthetic opioid known as Fentanyl), or mixtures containing this drug. This epidemic has already tragically claimed the lives of several Order members. The extremely dangerous nature of this drug is now widely-known; therefore, knowingly and illegally providing this drug to another Order member will be considered by us to be willingly putting the lives of your Brothers and Sisters in grave danger. Those who do so will, accordingly, be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, which may include expulsion from membership.

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