What can we do?

I have been very inspired this week by writing in Of Eden and the Sacred Oak and An Open Letter to Those Who May Wish to Join the Order.  

Although there is much that is in those texts that we cannot do right now, and much that may be impossible without massive changes in society, there is also much that can lead us to increase the greatness of our Order.

I think it behoves those who wish to take part in the OTO to read those texts, and think carefully about how they can make more manifest the good ideas contained therein.

To be clear, I am far from perfect in even the simple tasks I have as a Body Master.  But I also know that what is found in those two texts is worth working for.

Posted on July 22, 2018 .

What is required for membership in the OTO?

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law

"Every man and woman that is of full age, free, and of good report, has an indefeasible right to the IIIĀ°."
Liber LII, section 9

One of the first questions I am often asked by people inquiring about membership in the OTO is "What do I need to do (or be) to join?"  Another frequent tendency is for people to write me with very grand statements about why they are fantastic magicians, or the holders of special knowledge, and therefore they should be "allowed" into the OTO.

The answer to the first question is found in the above quotation from Liber LII.  It is your personhood that is the first criterion for admission.  Your freedom is the next key.

The third element is "good report", and this can be confusing for many.  Essentially, this has two components: not being on "bad report" and having two sponsors.  "Bad report" only occurs when an authority in the OTO has had reason to put you on such report.  That usually only happens if you've done something drastic, like threatening people or acting violently during an OTO event.

Getting two sponsors can be more difficult, but if you have a genuine interest in the OTO, you likely will not have too many problems.  If you do not know any OTO members yourself, contact your local Body Master (if you are in Alberta, that's me!) and let them know you are looking for sponsors.  They can help you out.

Love is the law, love under will.

Posted on July 15, 2018 .

Red Flame's first initiations

Over this past month, I have been delighted to preside at three Minerval and one First Degree initiations.  Congratulations to our new initiates!

Now that Red Flame has shown what it takes to initiate new people into the OTO, we will begin posting Liber Oz around the City of Edmonton, both to attract those who have an interest in Thelema, and to remind people of the Rights of Mankind in these unsettled times.

Posted on July 8, 2018 .