Ordo Templi Orientis
Berkeley, CA 94702 USA
July 1993 e.v. at Thelema Lodge
Lodge Members and Officers
Tom George Longstaff
From Magick without Tears, available from New Falcon Press.
"... Now there is one really important matter. The only thing besides The Book of the Law which is in the forefront of the battle. As I told you yesterday, the first essential is the dedication of all that one is and all that one has to the Great Work, without reservation of any sort. This must be kept constantly in mind; the way to do this is to practice Liber Resh vel Helios, sub figura CC, pp. 425-426 - Magick. There is another version of these Adorations, slightly fuller; but those in the text are quite alright. The important thing is not to forget. I shall have to teach you the signs and gestures which go with the words. ..."
"...Particularly useful against the fear of death is the punctual and vigorous performance of Liber Resh. Meditate on the sun in each station: his continuous and even way: the endless circle. That formula in the Tarot book is most valuable. ..."
From Eight Lectures on Yoga, available from New Falcon Press.
" ... The classic of the subject is Liber Astarte vel Berylli, the Book of Devotion to a Particular Deity. This book is admirable beyond praise, reviewing the whole subject in every detail with flawless brilliancy of phrase. Its practice is enough in itself to bring the devotee to high attainment. This is only for the few. But every student should make a point of saluting the Sun (in the manner recommended in Liber Resh) four times daily, and he shall salute the Moon on her appearance with the Mantra Gayatri. The best way is to say the Mantra instantly one sees the Moon, to note whether the attention wavers, and to repeat the Mantra until it does not waver at all. ..."
Recovered Memories - Modern Fables by
"Far be it from any apologist for magick to insist upon the objective validity of these concatenations! It would be childish to cling to the belief that Marius de Aquila actually existed; it matters no more than it matters to the mathematician whether the use of the symbol X22 involves the 'reality' of 22 dimensions of space.... The 'falsity' of Aesop's fables does not diminish their value to mankind." MTP - p.58
Sepher Yetzirah (7th Installment)
|Queen of Heaven, Maid of Longing|
|Ark of Neptune, Child belonging|
|Al Gnostic !|
Published in McMurtry: Poems (London & Bergen: O.T.O., 1986 e.v.), and in The Grady Project #3 (March 1988 e.v.)..
|PRImrose 5053||23 Albert Road, N.W. 1.|
January 28, 1936
JB of Alaska asked about Minerval (beginning) initiation in O.T.O.
B & L S of AR asked about commitment to Thelema as a religion and initiation in O.T.O.
G of England wrote to resign from O.T.O. Although he didn't exactly ask a question, his vigorous and youthful vocabulary suggested that some of the benefits of O.T.O. membership may have passed over his head. Normally resignations are more relaxed and respectfully received. I thought to help him understand the mysteries, with a view to the intellectual level of his letter:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Ra Hoor Camp OTO
925 Lakeville St., #193
Petaluma, CA 94952-3329
An Historical Perspective By Frater 101
|Sources:||Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia|
|The Knights of the Crusades|
We are extremely pleased to announce the engagement of our Lodge Master J.Edward Cornelius to the beautiful and voluptuous Lodge Treasurer Marlene Smith. The Wedding is being planned for Tuesday October 12th 1993ev 12:00 Noon. We are well aware that this is a few months away but there is so much planning which is required that it is a must to begin notifying in advance. For those who can not make a Tuesday afternoon, plans are being made to hold a special 'Feast' on the Saturday before the actual wedding date which should be one hell of a party. Future plans will be announced in the Calendar as the actual date draws closer. We extend the best of luck and well wishes to both as their futures draw closer together and paths entwine.
JULY Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law -- Liber AL vel Legis I:40
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|7/4/93||LOP & Adviser Council 3:33 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/5/93||Thelema Lodge meeting 8:00 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/8/93||Burmese Astrology w/Kathy 7:30 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/10/93||Ra Hoor Camp Warming (North Bay)||RaHoor Camp|
|7/11/93||Thelema Lodge Open House from 3:33PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/14/93||Liber Reguli Class w/Bill 7:30 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/15/93||Giants of Will Pt.II w/Jeff 8 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/16/93||Academia Masonica 7:30 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/17/93||IIIrd Deg. Initiations||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/18/93||Gnostic Mass 4:18 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/22/93||Burmese Astrology w/Kathy 7:30 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/23/93||Symposium on the Eucharist &|
Alchemy 8 PM
|7/25/93||Gnostic Mass 4:18 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/28/93||Liber XV Workshop 7 PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/30/93||Lammas (Call one week ahead to go)||Thelema Ldg.|
|7/31/93||Minerval initiations (Call to go)||Thelema Ldg.|
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