Category: Policy

Application Forms for Non-Initiate E.G.C. Baptism and Confirmation

Baptism and Confirmation in E.G.C. have long been available to those who have not (yet) taken Minerval initiation. Effective immediately, candidates for non-initiate E.G.C. baptism and/or confirmation must complete and submit an application form/questionnaire prior to scheduling of the ceremony. These forms are available from either the E.G.C. Secretary, the Grand Secretary General, or the …

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Leagues and Collectives

In keeping with a tentative announcement made by the National Grand Master General in his NOTOCON X address about “National Guilds,” the Executive has now established a program of member interest groups to be supervised and managed by the Supreme Grand Council, effective immediately. Membership in these groups is limited to O.T.O. initiate members in …

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Statement from the Supreme Grand Council

It is no secret that Aleister Crowley’s writings include a number of statements that are demeaning to women and to specific racial or ethnic groups. We make no attempt here to justify or explain away those statements. They are what they are, and they are now part of our history as an organization. However, at …

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Policy Statement about Establishment of Good Report

While the attestation of two sponsors of the requisite degree in good standing is normally considered sufficient to establish the good report of a candidate, the Executive may rule, on a case-by-case basis, that a candidate’s good report has not been established by the attestation of the sponsors. In such a case, the Executive may …

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Change to non-discrimination policy

The U.S. Grand Lodge non-discrimination policy has been amended to address gender identity. The full policy is now “There shall be no consideration of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation when considering the fitness of candidates for admission, advancement, or appointment to office within Ordo Templi Orientis U.S.A.”.

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New Camp, Oasis, and Lodge Master’s Handbook

A new, thoroughly revised edition of the Camp, Oasis, and Lodge Master’s Handbook (COLMH) has been issued, and is now available to USGL officers and assistant officers, members of USGL Governing Bodies, and masters of U.S. local bodies. If that’s you, please contact the Document Control Officer to obtain your copy.

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News from International Headquarters

The International Headquarters of Ordo Templi Orientis has published a major news update, including information concerning an upcoming exhibition of several of the Thoth Tarot paintings, some very welcome publishing news, and…brace yourself…a scribe’s correction of The Book of the Law.

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Man of Earth Delegate selection

As described in Liber CXCIV, four delegates from the Man of Earth Triad serve the Supreme and Holy King and provide him with input on the views of the membership at large. The selection process for two new delegates will begin in June 2013. See this page for details, including instructions on how to apply …

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