Though the eleventh biennial National OTO Conference is more than a year away (August 11-13 2017), preparations for it are already in progress. The event website is now available, and presentation proposals are being accepted. Registration instructions, hotel reservations, and more are coming soon.
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Registration is now open for the O.T.O. Women’s Symposium 2016, to be held August 5-7 in Minneapolis. The theme of the conference is “Ladies of Force and Fire”. This conference proposes to examine how women’s issues present in the larger community—such as sexism, mainstream media, the “glass ceiling”, social inequality, and violence against women—play out in the smaller communities encompassed by OTO bodies. Initiate members of all genders are welcome to attend.
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On May 16, 2015 ev, Ordo Templi Orientis celebrated its North American Centennial with a day-long conference hosted in Vancouver by O.T.O. Canada. The proceedings of that conference, titled Success Is Your Proof, have now been published. Many luminaries of modern Thelemic scholarship contributed to this volume.
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Agapé is back! After a long hiatus to reestablish our printing and distribution platform, the official organ of U.S.G.L. will begin appearing in your mailbox on an ongoing quarterly schedule. To start, all U.S.G.L. members will receive two back issues containing important policy updates and clarifications. The next issue, scheduled for August/September, will contain new content and restart quarterly distribution. The Agapé team is excited to bring new articles, perspective, art, poetry, and important information from U.S.G.L. officers back to a timely and pertinent schedule. Remember,Agapé is always looking for submissions.
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Just a reminder…U.S. Grand Lodge offers an Amazon affiliate bookstore stocked with books of interest to Thelemites, which also gives you access to every product on Amazon. When you shop at Amazon via our store, U.S.G.L. gets a share of whatever you spend, at no additional cost to you. You get stuff, we get money; everybody wins. You can find information about the bookstore on the U.S.G.L. website, or go directly to the store. From either, you can reach the full Amazon site by clicking on the Amazon logo.
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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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On October 10, 2014ev, the five national Supreme and Holy Kings of the Grand Lodges of Ordo Templi Orientis (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Croatia, and Italy) convened in Florence, Italy to elect the Outer Head of the Order. Their decision was unanimous: Hymenaeus Beta will continue in that role. Now, however, he holds the office in full accordance with the international bylaws of O.T.O. This marks the end of another transitional period in our Order’s progress toward full implementation of Crowley’s vision. Hail to the O.H.O., hail to the Five Kings, and hail to the O.T.O.!
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