posted on Dec, 17 2009 @ 12:35 PM
I'm not certain, but I'm pretty sure that the I.O.T. died out years ago in the mid-90s. The Pact that replaced it after the IceMagick War was just a
shadow of it's previous self.
The I.O.T., having been comprised of Chaos Magicians, was highly disorganized and prone to the same petty in-fighting and bickering that is common in
all Fraternal Magickal Orders, just like the O.T.O. or Golden Dawn.
Besides, the nature of Chaos Magick, being highly individualistic, created an atmosphere in the I.O.T. where no one really got along or was willing to
I was intimately familiar with one of their Lodges (they took me in and gave me housing when I had a personal issue with the local O.T.O. Lodge
that operated out of my house when a Grand Inquisitor General for the Order...and his wife...seduced my fiancee and outed me from my own house...but
that is another story). While I resided at the I.O.T. Lodge I gained a lot of admiration for their devotion to actually practicing Magick
(unlike other Fraternal Magickal Orders that are more socially oriented or are comprised of "Arm-Chair" Magicians), however I also observed
that their main impetus was Orgies under the guise of "Sex Magick" (although, hey, to each their own). I also found that there were
noticeably a larger percentage of Neo-Nazis amongst the I.O.T. than I had ever seen in any Magickal Order (matter of fact, during the 90's it was
often an inside joke that members of the I.O.T. were at large rejects from other Magickal Orders, with a few exceptions that were a cut above the
rest). That particular Lodge's crowning achievement was a "Magickal War" with a local "Witch" who was a very negative Public Celebrity. They
proudly proclaimed their win over her in their "Magickal War" when one of the Lodge members gave her Herpes. (I kid you not!) However, to
their merit, the Lodge Mistress was perhaps one of the kindest people I have ever known, although she would be scathingly ruthless towards those who
she deemed her "enemies".
The I.O.T. is not an organization with any singular agenda or a participant (or instigator for that matter) in any Conspiracy. They amount to
nothing more than a footnote in Magickal Fraternities, much like the Fraternitas Saturni, or the Cult of Lam. Considering the talent and minds that
once belonged to the I.O.T. it could have been so much more, but sometimes pettiness gets in the way and great minds can sometimes come with great
egos that cause rifts and schisms and eventually their downfall long before they can ever achieve much of anything.
As to the teachings of Carroll, I honestly hadn't read much past Liber Null and Psychonaut. I am personally unfamiliar with his subsequent works.
However, most Ceremonial Magicians basically consider Chaos Magick to be "Magick Lite", of taking the old and making it new again in easy 1-2-3
steps when really there is nothing new that Carroll had presented in either work. However, as I said before, I have never seen people more devoted to
actually doing Magick before as I saw with the I.O.T. They really did walk the talk which cannot be universally said about many other Magickal
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