Thelema Lodge Calendar for July 1989 e.v.

Thelema Lodge Calendar

for July 1989 e.v.

   The viewpoints and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of OTO or its officers.

   Note to update: the addresses and phone numbers in these issues of the Thelema Lodge Calendars are obsolete since the closing of the Lodge. They are here for historic purposes only and should not be visited or called.

Copyright © O.T.O. and the Individual Authors, 1989 e.v.

Thelema Lodge
Ordo Templi Orientis
P.O.Box 2303
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA

July 1989 e.v. at Thelema Lodge

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Announcements from
Lodge Members and Officers

July 1989 e. v. at Thelema Lodge

    I spoke too soon - Heresy resurges and our Masses are varied! A Parody "Black Mass" July 2nd. T.O.P.Y. Mass July 23rd. Machomass so-called July 30th...others as usual, all start at sunset.
    [For the Novices -
       "The Harvest shall flourish in wintry weather
         When two virginities meet together:
         The King and the Priest must be tied in a tether
         Before two virgins can meet together."
-- from Wm. Blake]

    Tammy's invitational Seminar July 7th - no more Synods for now....ask the Lodgemonster about the four days of Demon Revels.
    Minerval Initiations the 22nd; Third Degrees on the 14th; Practice for these on the 5th and 26th at 7 pm, Horus Temple. All Initiations arranged in advance - call Lodge for time and location.
    Thelema Lodgemeeting 8 pm on the 11th; to be followed by the Celebration of Hymenaeus Alpha's Greater Feast-sponsored by the enlarged Grady Project. The Rose Croix and Lodge Of Perfection will meet on the 20th...
    Full Moon Ritual at Merkabah House on the 17th at midnight- show up at 11. 549-0952.
    The Tarot series continues on the 12th of July. Bill Heidrick is the presenter, and this meeting will feature the Court Cards and the sixteen invisible paths on the Tree of Life. Divination aids will be provided for the Court Cards, and the next installment of divination aids for the Major Trumps will be distributed. The remaining Major Trump material will be provided in sections during the succeeding classes. The "Celtic Cross" lay-out will again be demonstrated, and a few volunteers will be called to have readings done for them. The Tree of Life reading will be introduced in this class, with more work next week, on the 19th. The class on the 19th will present slides of the original paintings of the Thoth (Crowley-Harris) Major Trumps. 8 pm.
    Abrahadabra Oasis continues to host Luscha's Hatha Yoga I in Horus Temple - every Monday at 8 pm. Bring a blanket for padding and wear clothes you can stretch in.
    The Enochian Marathon continues with parts III, IV & V of the intensive Sigillum Dei Aemeth series: 8:30 pm the 18th, 25th, and August 1st with Dave.
    Unfolding Hermetics has Changed its' dates - July 13th and 27th at 8 pm; call Merkabah House for information.
    Ritual 28 the 7th at Merkabah House - the Secret Meeting is the 23rd, of course... the Eleusian* Repertory Mob will meet either before or after Hatha on the 31st, and the Leonine Birthday Bash incorporates a Contest - details to be posted on Lodge's bulletin board; in brief: "He/She who Roars Best - Is Priest!" We'll start at 4:18 the 30th.

And In the South-
    Orbit One Camp hosts a dramatic evening at their regular Saturday night camp meeting July 15th at 8:00. The Number Of the Beast by S. Wilson, a modern British play about Crowley and the Abbey of Thelema, will be the subject of discussion. Copies provided by John B. of the Magick Theatre. For information call Orbit One at (408) 423-4241.

August Projections

Tuesday 8/1:Enochiana w/Dave 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8/2:Initiations Practice 7 pm
Thursday 8/3:Perfect Practice 8 pm
Sunday 8/6:Sunset Mass
Monday 8/7:Hatha at 8 pm; Luna practice after
Tuesday 8/8:Lodgemeet 8 pm
Wednesday 8/9:Tarot with Bill at 8 pm
Thursday 8/10:Unfolding Hermetics 8 pm 549-0952
Saturday 8/12:The Feast Of The Beast and His Bride
Sunday 8/13:JurgenMass at Sunset
Monday 8/14:Hatha Yoga I 8 pm
Wednesday 8/16:Tarot with Bill at 8 pm
Thursday 8/17:Lodge of Perfection Mtg.
Sunday 8/20:Mass at Sunset
Monday 8/21:Hatha Yoga I 8 pm
Wednesday 8/23:Mesmer Party
Thursday 8/24:Unfolding Hermetics 8 pm
Sunday 8/27:Virgo Birthday Bash 4:18 pm; Mass at Sunset
Monday 8/28:Hatha at 8 pm; Eleusians after
Tuesday 8/29:Enochiana w/Dave 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8/30:Initiators' Practice

    (*: thanx to English Major and Librarian for correcting my Eleusian expression - I will be less terse when the Silicon Demon in the Library ceases to have technical difficulties! -the Calendar Columnist)

from the Grady Project:

E N D    R U N

Load 'em up, lads, and break the camp
We're throwing the bomb dumps forward again
For Patton's Armor is off the map
And the winged sky-cavalry riding his flank
Has need of a rest.
So we are off at the dawn in a drizzling rain
And we're wheeling east, though we're going north,
For over there on our left, just beyond Falaise,
The whole damn German Seventh Army
Is being annihilated.
We have them behind the eight-ball
And in the side pocket.
But not without its cost to us
For here and there along the route
Are the remains of our gallant little Sherman tanks
Who have taken the brunt of the German Tigers
And are now clustered among the green trees.
Their burned-out turrets have turned a bright orange-red
From the oxidizing rain;
A color scheme that is not appreciated
By the discerning observer.
Then out of the rain and into the clear
And we are wheeling north for hours on end
Until we begin to find Frenchmen lining the road
Yelling "Paree libres, Paree libres."
Yes, Paris is liberated.
So the Mademoiselles start throwing flowers at us,
And the little French kids throw anything they have.
Have you ever tried to catch a ripe tomato
At thirty miles and hour?
Then don't.
But Paris! Ah, Paris . . .
And this would be the best of all possible times
For an American soldier
To be in Paris!
But we have a slight matter of a war to win
And a job to do
So we stop at Chartres instead.
Chartres, city of the cathedral of Chartres,
Cathedral of the Tower of Chartres,
Said to be the most beautiful in the world!
But not half as interesting at the moment
As setting up this bomb-dump
On an abandoned Luftwaffe field
Rich with mines.
So we are off on the high-way and into the fields
Where you are bounced from the truck
To land on your heels,
And your helmet's off in the mud.
You wipe the crud off with the back of your hand
And put the bucket back on your head, of course.
What-the-hell else can you do?
We find a shack to sleep for the night,
For the rain has started again,
"Unload those trucks" for the long haul back
But how do we dump the bombs, without a crane,
Which we left back in Normandie
To load out the rest of the dump?
Oh, it is really very simple, once you know how.
"A soldier in the field must find his own expedient"
It says here,
In The Book.
You know, the Ordance Field Manual.
Well, Aberdeen would go crazy if they saw this;
Wrestling them off by hand,
Five hundred pounds of high explosive and pig iron
Dropping fifteen feet from the top of a prime mover
And thudding into the mud with a shock
That jolts the back of your teeth.
If there is just one defective bomb in the whole lot,
Just one little percipitate of nitrogen against the iron
To make something deadly like a ferrous-nitrate
(Like the one that blew low-order
Back at Strip Three, on the Beach),
Then you, and your crew, and the whole damn countryside,
Not to mention that brand new six ton truck,
Would disintegrate in one heaven shaking blast of thunder.
But nothing happens,
Not this time, anyway.
So you see the convoy off
And post your guards, just in case,
And bed down in a shack with a leaking roof
And forget about it.
-- Grady L. McMurtry
2/17/1946 e.v.

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Q. What can you tell me about the History of the O.T.O.?     Part III

In Part II, we reached the time of interregnum and the rise of the Caliphate. Now we come to the days of usurpation, the secular seal of the Caliphate and the passing of the sword. This segment will conclude the Brief History.

    Aside from individuals and groups representing themselves as O.T.O. based only on the reading of published books, a number of instances occurred of a different character. A former member of O.T.O., Kenneth Grant of England, attracted adherents in the United States. The "Grant O.T.O." people alleged that O.T.O. had ceased to be a membership organization in its traditional sense of having Lodges. Grant's adherents occasionally publish newsletters in the name of O.T.O. and in support of Grant's claim to being the Head of O.T.O. Grant's people also assert that O.T.O. should not have legal existence in the sense of incorporation or legal association. Kenneth Grant's representative in the USA has been changed an unknown number of times. Grant asserts that Karl Germer was acting improperly when Germer expelled Grant from O.T.O. in the 1950s e.v., and that Grant never recognized Germer as paramount in O.T.O. This assertion is flatly contradicted by Grant's own Manifesto of New Isis Lodge: "New Isis Lodge is in accord with the Master Therion (a Past Grand Master of O.T.O.); with the present Master S, who is World-Head of O.T.O. in the Outer, and who operates in the United States of America; and with the aforementioned Lodge in Germany controlled by the Master G", p. 6, S = Frater Saturnus, Karl Germer. Some former adherents of Grant have become estranged from him and have asserted that they are independent O.T.O. leaders on their own.
    More substantial efforts were made to assume control of O.T.O. by Marcello Motta under the name "Society Ordo Templi Orientis". Mr. Motta was a personal student of Karl Germer for a number of years. After Germer's death, Motta formed a group in his native country of Brazil. Motta at first recognized Kenneth Grant as Head of O.T.O., but resinded this recognition on learning of the Germer expulsion of Grant. Motta published various claims to O.T.O. rank and membership in works titled Equinox Volume V and Oriflamme, periodical names associated with O.T.O. from the Crowley period. Motta caused several people to file S.O.T.O. corporation papers in the United States. He was represented by individuals in England, Brazil and Australia. The representative of S.O.T.O. for the USA was located in Tennessee, and changed several times. Motta came to the United States; and matters were brought to a head with his suit against Samuel Weiser, Inc., a publisher of Crowley's works. Motta sued Weiser for copyright and trademark infringement, maintaining that Motta represented Crowley's O.T.O. This case was decided in the US District Court in Maine. Motta lost the case, and the Judge found that Motta's representations regarding O.T.O. did not meet the test of legal existence. During the proceedings in Maine, the O.T.O. under McMurtry served Motta with a suit ultimately heard in the 9th Federal District Court in San Francisco. The San Francisco case was concluded in 1985 e.v., with Motta again losing. The O.T.O. under McMurtry was recognized by the Court to be the continuation of the O.T.O. of Aleister Crowley and the exclusive owner of the names, trademarks, copyrights and other assets of O.T.O. McMurtry was found to be the Outer Head of O.T.O. within the United States. The 9th District decision also recognized the McMurtry O.T.O. as a legal membership entity. This decision was appealed and upheld. Grady McMurtry died following the original decision of the 9th District Court, but the process of appeal established that O.T.O. continued as a corporation.
    Following the death of Grady McMurtry, I assumed custodial interim control of Ordo Templi Orientis in accord with the Bylaws, with the agreement of the remaining principal officer, Brother A. I., Grand Secretary General, and with the agreement of the Board of Directors. I proceeded to order an election for the Headship of the O.T.O. Corporation and the position of acting Head of O.T.O. This election took place two months after the death of Grady McMurtry, with all voting members of O.T.O. present. A new Caliph was elected and became acting Head of O.T.O. in September of 1985 e.v. This officer took the name "Hymenaeus Beta", and continues in office to this day. I remain Grand Treasurer General of O.T.O., an office I have held since the 1979 e.v. incorporation, without interruption.

-- TSG (Bill Heidrick)

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But in the arena there is a little altar of emerald, and its top has the heads of the Four Beasts, in turquoise and rock crystal.
                                             --- Aleister Crowley, The Vision and the Voice, 15th Aethyr

At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it ... A rainbow, resembling an emerald, encircled the throne... In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back.
                                             --- Revelation 4:2-6.

I. The Tablet of Union

Un. Na-Hath. Drun. Pe.
In the Sign of:
(Vir)EXARP. Therion. Blessed Beast.
(Mulier)HCOMA. Babalon. Sacrlet Concubine.
(Puella)NANTA. Nuit. Continuous One of Heaven.
(Puer)BITOM. Hadit. The Magician and the Exorcist.
(Vir) Pater. (Mulier) Mater. (Puella) Nihil. (Puer) Unus.

II. The Twelve Banners 1

III The Four Kings2
Face East in the Sign of Osiris Slain.

Raasi i Bataivah
Soboln i Raagiosl
Lucal i Ikzhhkal
Od Babage i Edlprnaa.
Micma Unal Ialpor Oiveae
Dst Biah Aspt Ta.
(In the East is Bataivah, in the West is Raagiosl, in the North is Ikzhhkal, and in the south is Edlprnaa. Behold these flaming stars which stand before you.)

IV. The Twenty-Four Seniors 3

V. Paean 4
Glory unto him that is concealed, and glory unto her that beareth the cup, and glory unto the one that is the child and the father of their love. Glory unto the star, and glory unto the snake, and glory unto the swordsman of the sun. And worship and blessing throughout the Aeon unto the name of the Beast, four-square, mystic, wonderful!

VI. Close by the Signs of L.V.X.

General Observations:
This ritual was originally intended to ceremonially recreate certain chambers that became available in the course of working within the 15th Aethyr. It has also developed into a concise method of opening the Enochian Watchtowers.
Traditionally, the entities called by this rite are first to be summoned by the recital of the first six Enochian calls. But so far I have found that, for daily use, an elemental banishing can be sufficient preparation. For more specific workings, e.g. specific interactions with these entities, the appropriate calls do seem to be necessary.
1. Thanks to Frater Spartacus for his permission to use his 12 Banners in this slightly modified form. At least in the beginning, it may be helpful to vibrate and trace the three-lettered banners three times, the four-lettered banners four times, and the fire-letterd banners five times. I have also found it useful to visualize each banner as one ray in a twelve-rayed crown radiating from the center of the galaxy.
2. Credit goes here to Frater Achad Osher 583 for his Enochian Pentagram Ritual, of which this is a modified fragment. A possible visualization for the Kings: Bataivah --- a yellow humanoid, Raagiosl --- a blue bird of prey, Ikzhhkal --- a black bull or ox, Edlprnaa --- a red lion. Each King also possesses six wings and eyes all around his head.
3. Notice that the downward pointing triangle is traced deosil, the upward triangle widdershins.
4. Taken from The Vision and the Voice, 9th Aethyr. Also, try reading Liber Israfel at this point.

The Center for Enochian Studies, Appendix iv.


    Dee Belmagel his counterfeiting of our instruction received from God, and to Edward Kelly his hands as likely as could be.

    Herein I have followed the Character exactly; by which it appears, that the Book of Enoch2. in Sir John Cotton's Library+, was written by Edward Kelly's hand. The Characters in that, being made after the fashion of these. 3

    + Now MS. Sloane 3189. F.M. 4


    After that these things were finished, Edward Kelly rose up from the Table, and went to the west windows to read a Letter which was even then brought him, from his wife: which being done, he took a little Prayer* Book (in english meter made by one William Hunnis which Mr. Adrian Gilbert6 had left7 here, and it lay on the Table by us all the while of this first action) and with this Book he went into his bed chamber intending to pray on it a certain Prayer which he liked; and as he opened the Book his eye espied Strange Writing in the spare white paper at the book's end. And beholding it, judged it verily to be his own Letters, and the thing of his own doing; but being assured that he never saw the like of this Character [for Conciliation] and that other, notified by the Heart or Center Skin and Flesh8 before this present hour, he became astonished, and in great wrath; and behold suddenly One appeared to him and said:
    "Lo this is as good as the other;" meaning that which we had received, and is here before set down on the former page.9
    With this news came Edward Kelly to me, and I was writing down fair this last Action, and said:
    "I have strange matter to impart unto you."
    Then said I; "What is that?", and at the first (being yet tossed in his mind, with this great injury of this subtle supplanter of man, ambitiously intruding himself to rob God of his glory) he said: "you shall know," and at length shewed me this little paper here by, being the one of the white leaves in the end of the foresaid little prayer book.
    And I, viewing it, found it to be meant to be the Counterfeit of ours; but with all imperfect diverse ways, after the order of our method; yea though the words, out of which it had sprung, had been good and sufficient: and there at laughed at, and derided the Wicked enemy for his envy, his ass-headed foolish ambition, and indeed mere blindness to do anything well.
    To Conclude, we found that with an incredible speed this Devilish figure was written down by some Wicked Spirit, to bring our perfect doings in doubt with us; to utter undue speeches of god's good Creatures, or to wavering minds of the worthiness and goodness of the same things received, and so either to leave off, or with faint hearted wavering to proceed.
    But I by God's grace, (contrary to such inconveniency) was armed with constancy, and confident good hope, that God would not suffer me (putting my trust in his goodness and mercy, to receive wisdom from him) to be so Unjustly dealt withal, or Unkindly or Unfatherly used at his hands etc., and intended after supper to make my earnest complaint to the divine Majesty against this Wicked intrusion and temptation of Illuding Devil, and so we went to Supper.

* The title of the Book was: Seven Sobs of an sorrowful Soul for sin.

Enochian OEnochian REnochian JEnochian AEnochian NEnochian LEnochian EEnochian AEnochian EEnochian SEnochian A
Enochian OEnochian REnochian JEnochian AEnochian NEnochian SEnochian LEnochian SEnochian AEnochian SEnochian A
Enochian OEnochian REnochian JEnochian AEnochian NEnochian SEnochian LEnochian EEnochian AEnochian LEnochian A
Enochian AEnochian REnochian HEnochian JEnochian AEnochian NEnochian SEnochian LEnochian EEnochian AEnochian H
Enochian AEnochian REnochian NEnochian AEnochian PEnochian OEnochian DEnochian AEnochian PEnochian O
Enochian PEnochian AEnochian LEnochian GEnochian AEnochian NEnochian SEnochian AEnochian HEnochian O
Enochian NEnochian AEnochian PEnochian AEnochian PEnochian HEnochian AEnochian REnochian O

1.     Similarity between the forms of various different letters make these 'false' tables
    exceedingly difficult to set down with absolute accuracy.
2.     Liber Mysteriorum Sextus et Sanctus (i.e. The Holy and Sixth Book of the Mysteries),
    or The Book of Enoch revealed to John Dee by the Angels.
3.     This note is in Elias Ashmole's hand.
4.     This note circa 1854, from the hand of the archivist who prefaced this volume
    (SL. MS. 3188.). His scholia appears on folio 2. recto.
5.     Notat post scriptvm Monday Aprilis xxix Anno MDLXXXIII domine.
6.     1583 Feb. 18th, the Lady Walsingham cam suddenly into my howse very freely,
    and shortly after that she was gone. Cam Syr Francys+ himself and Mr. Dyer
    Feb. 24th, Jane churched. Feb. 26th, I delivered my boke to the Lord Threasorer
    for the correction of the Calender.* March 6th, I, and Mr. Adrian Gilbert.
    and John Davis, did mete with Mr. Alderman Barnes, Mr. Townson and Mr.
    Yong and Mr. Hudson, abowt the N.W. voyage.
         + Sir Francis Drake. * British Museum Additional MS. 19065.
7.     Dee has "left" struck out.
8.     cf. Thelema Lodge O.T.O. (Berkeley CA: June 1989ev)
9.     Ibid. et May 1989ev.

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A non-OTO event of general interest:

Events Calendar for July 1989 e.v.

7/2/89Parody of a "Black Mass" at SunsetThelema Ldg
7/2/89Hatha Yoga with Luscha 8 PMABRAHADABRA
7/5/89Initiations PracticeThelema Ldg.
7/7/89Liber 28Merkabah Hs
7/7/89Tammy's Mass seminar by invitationThelema Ldg.
7/9/89Gnostic Mass at SunsetThelema Ldg.
7/10/89Hatha Yoga with Luscha 8 PMABRAHADABRA
7/11/89Thelema Lodge Meeting 8PM, followed
by celebration of Grady's Greater
Thelema Ldg.
7/12/89Tarot with Bill (Court Cards) 8 PMThelema Ldg.
7/13/89Unfolding Hermetics 8 PMMerkabah Hs
7/14/89IIIrd Degree initiationsThelema Ldg.
7/15/89"# of the Beast" 8 PM (Santa Cruz)Orbit 1 Cmp
7/16/89Gnostic Mass at SunsetThelema Ldg.
7/17/89Hatha Yoga with Luscha 8 PMABRAHADABRA
7/17/89Full Moon Ritual at MidnightMerkabah Hs
7/18/89Enochiana Marathon: Sigillum Dei
Emeth III 8:30 PM with Dave
Thelema Ldg.
7/19/89Tarot with Bill (Thoth Majors) 8 PMThelema Ldg.
7/20/89Rose Croix and Lodge Of PerfectionThelema Ldg.
7/22/89Minerval initiationsThelema Ldg.
7/23/89T.O.P.Y Mass at SunsetThelema Ldg.
7/23/89"Secret Meeting"
7/24/89Hatha Yoga with Luscha 8 PMABRAHADABRA
7/25/89Enochianathon: Sigillum Dei Aemeth
IV at 8:30 PM with Dave
Thelema Ldg.
7/26/89Initiations practice 7 PMThelema Ldg.
7/27/89Unfolding Hermetics 8 PMMerkabah Hs
7/30/89Leo Birthday Bash 4:18 PMThelema Ldg.
7/30/89"Gnostic Roaring Machomass" SunsetThelema Ldg.
7/31/89Hatha Yoga with Luscha 8 PMABRAHADABRA
7/31/89Eleusian repertory before or after
Hatha Yoga.
Thelema Ldg.

    The viewpoints and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of OTO or its officers.

   Note to update: the addresses and phone numbers in these issues of the Thelema Lodge Calendars are obsolete since the closing of the Lodge. They are here for historic purposes only and should not be visited or called.

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