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  Llewellyn Encyclopedia: Ordo Templi Orientis
The year 1912 saw another major event in OTO history, for it was in this year that Reuss encountered Aleister Crowley and elevated him to the positions of Rex Supremus for Britain and Ireland.
In the English-speaking world, Crowley’s standing as OTO head was widely accepted, although by his death in 1947 the OTO under his jurisdiction consisted of one small lodge in Pasadena, California, which dissolved a few years later.
The existence and validity of these charters is a topic of endless and bitter dispute throughout the current OTO scene, though it is clear that McMurtry was in contact with Crowley during the Beast’s last years, and had some form of authority over the one American OTO lodge.
www.llewellynencyclopedia.com /article/4696   (590 words)

 Ordo Templi Orientis, Inc. - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema
According to Crowley, O.T.O. is "the first of the great religious Societies to accept the Law." The rituals of O.T.O. have been entirely revised by Crowley and his successors in light of the Law of Thelema.
Within O.T.O., the process of initiation is unlike that of many college fraternities or the military, the goal of which is to bond the individual to the group by means of ego-collapse, often via methods of pain, exhaustion, and degredation.
One of the dramatic aspects of Ordo Templi Orientis is the continuing issue of legitimacy.
www.egnu.org /thelema/index.php/Ordo_Templi_Orientis,_Inc.   (1932 words)

Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) is incorporated in the State of California as a not-for-profit religious organization with tax exemption in California and the United States under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
O.T.O. includes a specifically liturgical arm which is called Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), the Gnostic Catholic Church, which was originally brought into relations with O.T.O. by Dr. Gerard Encausse (Papus) in 1908.
Members of O.T.O. in good standing are eligible for clerical ordination in E.G.C. Members of II° and higher (or even I°, in some situations) are eligible for ordination as Deacon, and those who have reached K.E.W. are eligible for ordination as Priest or Priestess.
www.religioustolerance.org /thelema1.htm   (2004 words)

 Ordo Templi Orientis : Bubastis Camp : Crowley, Gayatri and the Lunar Adorations
Ordo Templi Orientis : Bubastis Camp : Crowley, Gayatri and the Lunar Adorations
And my conversations with other Thelemites within the OTO on this subject have confirmed this hunch, or, rather, illustrated that is what we have been taught.
The viewpoints and opinions expressed herein are the responsibility of the contributing authors.
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 Ordo templi - Category:Ordo Templi Orientis - Free Encyclopedia of Thelema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Society Ordo Templi Orientis, (OTO) is organized in Lodges to which may belong men and women of all races and social levels.
KHEM Lodge/OTO - Valley of Tiber, Zenith of Rome Khem Lodge is the main Italian representative of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO).
Copyright (c) Ordo Templi Orientis OTO POBox 430 Fairfax, CA 94930 USA (415) 454-5176 ---- messages only.
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