Ordo Templi Orientis
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December 1996 e.v. at Thelema Lodge
Lodge Members and Officers
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Wanted - Moderate Men
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"So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy Wuzzy, an' the missus an' the kid,
We 'ad orders for to smash you, so course we went and did."
Derived from a lecture series in 1977 e.v. by Bill Heidrick
Copyright © Bill Heidrick
|The Seven Headed Beast has won|
|The Woman Clothed With The Sun|
|The Beast comes from the Conscious Sea|
|The Beast walks in eternity|
|Each Sign-Change must be served its Beast|
|As sacrifice, and royal yeast|
|The Lion and the Lamb shall share|
|The innocence of Beastly lair|
|The Eagle tears the Taurian sky|
|Androcles leads the Lion by|
|A Beast is beastly without sin|
|In Eden Beastly men begin|
|The Serpent is a Beastly tree|
|In His Edenic purity|
|And forests of the Trees of Heaven|
|Burn with Thy Star, Unstable Seven!|
This poem was originally published in Ecclesia Gnostica I:3 (1985), with a dedication by the author to Sallie Glassman. Its next two appearances were in McMurtry: Poems (London/Bergan: O.T.O., 1986) and in The Grady Project 4 (Berkeley: O.T.O., 1988).
In memory of the genius for street rhetoric which we so enjoyed in our brother Criss, this satirical pamphlet is reprinted here from his own `zine Onus (Oakland: circa early 1993). It ought to go without saying that this piece of writing adopts certain notorious perspectives in order to oppose the silly excesses of sidewalk proselytization.
by Criss Piss
This may be YOUR LAST CHANCE!
Where will I spend Eternity?
DEATH IS EVERYWHERE
HEAVEN OR HELL?
YOU MUST CHOOSE
YOU MUST DECIDE
SATAN IS COOL
"YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE GOOD TO GO TO HELL."
Anyone can go. We're not asking you to break all 10 commandments today; start out slow, a venial sin: tell a lie, lust in your heart, masturbate. See how EASY it is! Soon you'll be able to step up to the Big Time and STEAL, LIE, SWINDLE AND MURDER with the best of them. Commit ADULTERY! Cheat on your Taxes! You'll be amply rewarded -- in this life and the next! By the time you die your carnal body will be able to withstand the kind of Hard-Core Jollies available in Hades!
"DO IT" TODAY
DID YOU "DO THE RIGHT THING?"
© 1990 ZSM
Zionica Satanica Masonica; Div. SecHum Co.
|Hampton N. J.|
Yours of Sept. 9 and 15.
First yours of the 9th. I'm glad that Mary K. feels better and that you are taking her back to home. Your scheme with that woman keeping her company sounds like a good one. Relieves you. 75 cents per hour sounds very high from what we knew in N.Y. -- As to the financial part. That is serious, and provisions should have, or should still be made to safeguard you. And then: how much interest per cent is she getting on her money? War Bonds etc. pay only 3%, and I doubt you have risky investments which yield high interest. I have to pay 5% on our mortgage! (We still have over $4,000.) -- If you would trust me, and if Mary K. would agree, you could turn some or all of your assets over, I would not only pay you 5%, but also keep the investment so that you can always draw on it. -- This is just an idea. But it seems to me your present arrangement keeps you always on tenterhooks. However, I can not very well boost myself. This is entirely a matter of Trust and common sense.
The moral basis ought to be this line of thought: -- I am pledged to A.C. to look after the welfare of his son and I am sending him regularly money. If Mary K. and you agree, you could turn over your surplus (I mean above what you want to hold there) to me as a fund for A.A. as long as he is under age and as long as he needs assistance from me. As I am paying A.A. now from London accounts (England) it would help if I'd pay off all or part of my mortgage, which saves me my monthly 5% payments.
There is another angle: For many years you have been sending contributions regularly. There is a rule that a member in good standing has to right to draw on this when in need. This also could be a basis for a working scheme. Could you not talk this over with Paul, who, after all may well know how to manage this? I feel you ought to take a step, and that soon so as to have a clear situation without worry on your part. -- It would, of course, be better for me to talk this over with you personally. But I'm afraid, time is too short.
Write me if I have not expressed myself clear enough. You might tell me how much cash you need to draw from your bonds etc. per month. I could have Georgia make certain monthly payments for instance.
Re yours of Sept. 15. I was the one that sent out those "Notes on the Ritual of the Pentagram" back around 1942 or so. But with my strange stubbornness and need to have something shown in practice before I do it, I kept copies, but never applied it. Thanks all the same for your additional remarks. Why, for heaven's sake, did I not ask you when you were here to do it with me?? Why? Why? -- If you would take the trouble to trace out the method and write the postures etc. for the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram for myself, I would be grateful. I may make good use of it some day. I have an idea that both the Lesser and the Greater R. of the P. are done for "protection". In what sense? Against what or whom? I know not.
About the Charge of the Spirit I cannot help you. Isn't there much in the Goetia and Solomon the King stuff, I forget the title. About Liber Pyramidos, this is the former name of: --
A Ritual of Self-Initiation based on the Formula of the Neophyte. It is Ritual DCLXXI. It is mentioned in John St. John.
My typescript has about ten pages of close typing. Would you like to see it?
I shall send you separately by ordinary post typescript material of further stuff arrived from Australia, all from Prog. They are over 100 pages of typed copies of letters, rituals, etc. etc. If you like you can read it. The material dates from 1910 on and concerns mainly A.C., but Achad, Cowie, Leah, Ninette, you, and so on figure. That Cefalu part may be especially of interest to you. Please return it. I shall leave out the IV° OTO, as you know this. This will follow in a day or two as I have to check it first.
Your "child" vision: anything to do with the First Aethyr child, or that in the Garden of Janus? Can you simplify it? Child was just then created? Very remarkable indeed!
This Cameron girl keeps popping up. She must have a peculiar fascination. Has she? Does she have real true and pure aspiration? She must be very aggressive from her horror. Is she any good? I must confess she intrigues me, the more so as Smith could not stand her. Has she accepted Thelema? Do you have a snapshot of her?
Enough now. This is endless!
But I am sending you
Which please convey to all in your group with all my wishes. I am exclusively concentrated on the publication of the first translation in any foreign language (German) to be out Sept. 23, 1954. With German-English text, Stele, facsimile reprod. of original. I am all tense lest one of the many powers that try to prevent it, may prevail. I speak of Liber Legis. I feel this is the great magical event.
Do what you will, by all means -- but first be such as one as can will!
My Brothers, I do not exhort you to love of your neighbor: I exhort you to love of the most distant.
The retired Pope had been speaking of the God he had served. "Away with such a God," spake Zarathustra. The retired Pope replied in turn, "Zarathistra, with such disbelief you are more pious than you believe. Some sort of God in you must have converted you to your godlessness. Is it not your very piety that no longer allows you to believe in a God?"
1. O Higher Men, live ye by your own law!
2. Eat ye what ye will, O Higher Men, and drink what ye will, and dwell where ye will, and move as ye will on the face of the earth.
3. O Higher Men, think ye what ye will!
4. Love ye as ye will, O Higher Men!
"Untroubled, scornful, outrageous -- that is how wisdom wants us to be: she is a woman and never loves anyone but a warrior."
5. O Higher Men, ye have been known to kill those who would thwart ye.
"Once you had passions and called them evil. But now you have only your virtues: they grew from out your passions."
Thus spake Zarathustra!
|12/1/96||Gnostic Mass 7:30PM Horus Temple||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/1/96||ZEN (18) 3:00PM OZ House|
|12/2/96||TAN (17) 12.15AM OZ House|
|12/2/96||LEA (16) 5:00PM OZ House|
|12/3/96||OXO (15) 9:30AM OZ House|
|12/3/96||UTI (14) 3:00PM OZ House|
|12/4/96||ZIM (13) 3:00PM OZ House|
|12/4/96||LOE (12) 11:30PM OZ House|
|12/5/96||IKH (11) 10:30PM OZ House|
|12/6/96||ZAX (10) 2:00PM OZ House|
|12/7/96||ZIP (9) 9:30PM OZ House|
|12/8/96||Lodge Luncheon meeting 12:30||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/8/96||Gnostic Mass 7:30PM Horus Temple||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/8/96||ZID (8) 7:30PM OZ House|
|12/9/96||DEO (7) 8:30PM OZ House|
|12/10/96||New Moon in Sagittarius 8:56 AM|
|12/10/96||MAZ (6) 8:00PM OZ House|
|12/11/96||Thelema Lodge Library night 8PM|
(call to attend)
|12/12/96||LIT (5) 7:00PM OZ House|
|12/13/96||LIT (5) 8:00PM OZ House|
|12/14/96||Enochian Scrying Workshop 8PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/15/96||Gnostic Mass 7:30PM Horus Temple||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/16/96||Section 2 reading w/Caitlin at OZ|
Rosicrucian Books 8PM
|12/16/96||PAZ (4) 9:30AM OZ House|
|12/17/96||ZON (3) 9:30AM OZ House|
|12/18/96||Tarot with Bill Heidrick, 7:30 PM|
in San Anselmo at 5 Suffield Ave.
|12/18/96||ARN (2) 10.00AM OZ House|
|12/19/96||LIL (1) 2.00PM OZ House|
|12/20/96||Winter Solstice 8PM||Thelema Ldg.|
|ARN (2) 10.00AM OZ House|
|12/21/96||Sol enters Capricorn 6:06 AM|
|12/21/96||R+C hosts party||R+C Chapter|
|12/22/96||Gnostic Mass 7:30PM Horus Temple||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/23/96||Thelema Lodge Library night 8PM|
(call to attend)
|12/24/96||Full Moon in Cancer 12:41 PM|
|12/25/96||Lesser fiest of the aeon of Osiris|
|12/26/96||"The Houses in Astrology" workshop|
with Grace in Berkeley 7 PM
|12/27/96||Gnostic Mass 7:30PM Horus Temple||Thelema Ldg.|
|12/30/96||Sirius Oasis meeting 8PM Berkeley||Sirius Oasis|
|12/31/96||Eve of the vulgar New Year|
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