posted on Aug, 3 2009 @ 05:26 PM
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
Firstly I would like to commend the two brothers (fraterormus and Baphomet777) of the O.T.O., for their (IMO) well written commentaries. As another
member or the O.T.O. I am honored to find such present.
In my time with the order I have found Christian and Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Taoist, Pagan and atheist amongst our ranks. Some are magicians,
some are mystics, and some share only the philosophy. It is the nature of any true Thelemite to protect any human in the pursuit of their True Will,
so long as it does not conflict with that of another. I believe this is where, more than in any other way, we have been tagged as "Neo-Gnostic
Our beliefs, religious pursuits, and/or relationship with "God" are our own (as individuals), as provided by our own personal experiences... thus
Gnostics. And Templars, as we should be inclined to protect any human in their spiritual endeavors and their pursuit of freedom.
As a Thelemite, I am often deeply moved by the beauty of the U.S. Bill of Rights, and the commentaries of our founding fathers. As such, it
outrages me that the masses are allowing the destruction of our rights and the steady dismantling of the U.S. Constitution (as it was
Anyone who has done any study of Thelema should quickly find us more akin to anarchists than any power-hungry, world-controlling nut-jobs. But
then, there are a**holes in every group, and we are no exception. It is only by protecting the rights and freedoms of all, that we can hope to retain
As a temporal order, the Ordo Templi Orientis' primary function is to promulgate (to make known by open declaration) the word of the Law. To this
end, it also does its best to vouchsafe the documents of the O.T.O. and A. Crowley. To the best of my knowledge, anything done beyond this is done in
fraternity more so than anything else.
What I have presented above is my experience and opinion, and should not be considered the opinion of any other Thelemite, nor should it be construed
as either accurate or official of the Ordo Templi Orientis.
Love is the law, love under will.