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Magick

Magick is the Art and Science of causing change to occur in conformity with the Will. Our form of Magick is spelled with a "K" to distinguish it form stage magic and prestidigitation. We are practitioners and teachers of Alchemy, Qabala, Divination, Ritual Magick, Yoga, and related disciplines, all aimed at furthering the Spiritual Evolution of humankind and achieving the Great Work.

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley was a prominent British author, poet, philosopher, mountain climber, and Magician who lived from 1875-1947. In 1897 he was initiated into the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an occult society under the direction of S.L. MacGregor Mathers. It was here that Crowley began his lifelong dedication to the study and practice of Magick.

The Book of the Law

On April 8th, 9th, and 10th of 1904 a spiritual entity known as Aiwass dictated Liber AL vel Legis (The Book of the Law) to Crowley in Cairo, Egypt. This book contains 220 verses in 3 chapters, and heralds the dawning of a new aeon in human development. It brings a message of spiritual freedom and personal emancipation to all of humanity, communicated in a philosophy known as the Law of Thelema.

The Law of Thelema

Thelema is a Greek word meaning "will". The Law of Thelema may be stated as: "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." This assertion recognizes the absolute right of every human being to follow his or her true course of existence without interference. It is further elaborated by the phrase: "Love is the law, love under will" indicating the manner by which this right is to be ensured. We believe that every person possesses a True Will which he or she may follow to achieve complete harmony and absolute fulfillment throughout life and beyond. Our Order exists to support and encourage the flowering of this True Will for everyone. The Rights of Mankind in their simplest form are given in Liber OZ.

Ordo Templi Orientis

The Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) or Order of the Temple of the East, was founded in 1902 as a secret society of high-ranking Freemasons in Germany. In 1922 Aleister Crowley assumed leadership of the O.T.O. and revised its rites to conform to the Law of Thelema. Today the O.T.O. is active in 58 countries, with growing membership of over 4,100 people. We are a serious, secret Order, pledged to the high purpose of securing the liberty of the individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood. Every free man and woman of full age has the right to initiation up to the Third Degree. For more information on the initiation system of the O.T.O., check out this letter from Magick Without Tears.

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (E.G.C.), or the Gnostic Catholic Church (the Church), is the ecclesiastical aspect of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). The E.G.C. is a Thelemic religious environment, dedicated to the advancement of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty through alignment with the Law of Thelema. The central activity of the E.G.C. is the celebration of the Gnostic Mass, as set forth in Liber XV, composed by Crowley for O.T.O. and E.G.C. in 1913. Lay membership in E.G.C. is available through baptism and confirmation. 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. Many O.T.O. local bodies celebrate the Gnostic Mass on a regular basis, and in most locations, no formal affiliation is required to attend the Mass.

RPSTOVAL Camp

As an official body of the Ordo Templi Orientis, RPSTOVAL Camp is dedicated to the goals and functions of the Order itself: To assist the individual in the discovery and accomplishment of his or her True Will. We will provide this assistance by way of Initiation and through the regular performance of the Gnostic Mass. Classes, workshops and group ritual shall supplement these when and as appropriate. We will also provide a social atmosphere conducive to this work of personal discovery. So that all might find health & wealth & strength & joy & peace and that fulfillment of will and love under will that is perpetual happiness.

Send all inquiries to RPSTOVAL Camp, O.T.O.


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