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Direct Response Initiation?

Recently I saw someone post some a response advertisements from the old days of the O.T.O.:

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So I thought… wouldn’t it be funny to write a short bit of direct response copy for the gags and giggles?

Here’s what 5 minutes of my time ended up creating:

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This is, obviously, only a lead. I tried to keep the tone at least “somewhat serious”, and it’d require a lot of work to make this into anything more than a joke.


Correspondences between O.T.O. and A∴A∴ grades

Taken from Marcelo Motta:

I° & II°0° = 0
III°1° = 10 & 2° = 9
IV°3° = 8
4° = 7
VI°5° = 6 Without
VII°5° = 6 Within
VIII°6° = 5
IX°7° = 4
XI°8° = 3

Note: this is not to be taken literally, and may just as well be entirely wrong, as many of Motta’s ideas are.

Basic Techniques of Sex Magick

The following has been transcribed from a file titled “Ebook – Aleister Crowley – Basic Techniques of Sex Magick.pdf”. I have been unable to track down the author. I have taken the liberty of correcting/ fixing certain issues with wording, to clarify precisely what is meant.

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The Tantric BDSM Format

I’m not certain where I got a hold of this short piece, and I wasn’t able to track down its source. I’m reposting it so it’s not lost in the annals of time.

Bondage increases sensory awareness & sensitivity through the use of “asana” and“Pratyahara” which means more energy can be harnessed & generated.

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Liber ΠΑΝ vel Rubinus Lapis: An Analysis of the Star Ruby

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Star Ruby

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

It’s been a long time coming. I started writing this analysis of Liber 25 around 2013.

Since then, the ritual of the Star Ruby has been on my mind, persistently demanding that I give it work and attention.

So I got myself together and went over it. I re-wrote large portions of it, straightened out some mistakes, found better sources, checked the maths, etc. etc.

I won’t go into the reasons behind this do-over. Suffice to say, it gracefully coincided with the revival of the Open Source Order of Arcanum Adytum.

And so, I published it under the auspices of the OSOA∴A∴.

You can grab a copy of the analysis of Liber XXV by clicking here:

I hope it serves you well.

Love is the law, love under will.


Resh, Ruby, Reguli

[Note: This is all my own conjecture based on my own experience. Tread cautiously.]

Resh -> Ruby -> Reguli

Liber Resh vel Helios (200) consists of four adorations given to solar deities at the four stations of the Sun.

These are to be followed by the appropriate adoration from Liber Θεσαυρού Είδολων vel The Treasure House of Images (963).

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Crowley on O.T.O. succession

The following quote is from this blog post. Quite interesting in a historical context.

Crowley, in a letter to Germer dated March 14, 1942 e.v., wrote:

I shall appoint you as my successor as O.H.O. [i.e. Outer Head of the Order of O.T.O.], but on special terms. It is quite clear to me that a complete change in the structure of the Order, and in its methods, is necessary.

Such a change was never implemented. Germer later wrote of Crowley:

He suggested to me that I may either drop this form or system of working, or devise my entirely independent method”. He apparently chose the former option, as he ceased all initiations and dropped the work entirely, choosing to focus on publishing Crowley’s works alone. Germer is often criticized for this; but it was his prerogative.

And in a letter dated Nov. 24, 1941, Aleister Crowley expatiated on these points as follows:

Note that the O.T.O. will probably have to be completely reconstructed. The temp [sic] of the New Aeon seems unfavourable for Lodges, and the “Secrets” are unintelligible to anyone who has not made a long study of the system. At present there are really two sections: the rituals – up to Rose Croix; and the essays of instruction dealing with the one real secret. The ritual corresponding with these were never written, except the Templar. So I rather expect that it will be up to you to devise some totally new method of communicating the real secret. … you, not I, are the axle of the wheel.


A Recursive Model of Reality

Definition of RECURSIVE
1: of, relating to, or involving recursion
2: of, relating to, or constituting a procedure that can repeat itself indefinitely

Definition of RECURSION
1: return 1
2: the determination of a succession of elements (as numbers or functions) by operation on one or more preceding elements according to a rule or formula involving a finite number of steps
3: a computer programming technique involving the use of a procedure, subroutine, function, or algorithm that calls itself one or more times until a specified condition is met at which time the rest of each repetition is processed from the last one called to the first

Having these definitions in mind, I am about to propose something rarely heard of these days: that the universe is a self-sustaining physical system with no need for a beginning or an end, in terms of time.

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Some philosophical considerations

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

Note: this was written a LONG, LONG time ago. Haven’t updated it.

Over the last two months, I have been studying hypnosis in as much detail as I can, since I am working towards attending a course on hypnotherapy. Doing that, I have read almost everything there is to know about hypnosis from a neurological standpoint, as well as I have developed a simple model of the mind which I use when hypnotizing people.

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Some thoughts on the tasks of the Grades of the A∴A∴

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

As we all (or should) know, the four grades of the Outer College are set about by the attainment of control over ones inner, elemental faculties. I have, under the influence of Kali, come to the preposterous conclusion that each grade requires for one not to “surrender” ones Task to the spirit of the HGA, but instead to force ones way with the given element, in order to establish ones unquestionable authority over ones qualities.

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