Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
We always advise people interested in us to acquaint themselves with the Book of the Law, which is the central holy text of Thelema and the Gnostic Mass, which is the central public and private ritual of Ordo Templi Orientis.
We encourage those interested in familiarizing themselves with our mysteries to attend a public celebration of the Gnostic Mass. We have a lively, diverse, and welcoming community and attending a public event, such as a Gnostic Mass, is a great way to get to know us. See here for our in-person events policy.
We understand and appreciate some of the difficulties that a seeker may face when first approaching Thelema. The body of Aleister Crowley’s work is extensive, often technical, and not always accessible. A common question that we have often received concerns where to begin. We have put together a list of introductory documents to assist those interested in learning more about Thelema and O.T.O.
For some Introductory material regarding Thelema, we recommend:
- The Message of the Master Therion - Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.
- Concerning the Law of Thelema
- The Law of Liberty - This is a further explanation of the Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.
Ordo Templi Orientis “is the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law” and confers initiation through physical ceremonies designed to instruct initiates by allegory and symbol in the profound mysteries of nature, and thereby to assist each initiate in discovering their own True Will. The following material provides a basic introduction to O.T.O.:
- Manifesto of the O.T.O.
- System of the O.T.O.
- An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order
- Visit United States Grand Lodge for additional information
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Love is the law, love under will.