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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Zero Equals Two blog

U.S. Grand Lodge is pleased to announce the launch of Zero Equals Two, a new culture blog curated exclusively by initiate members of Ordo Templi Orientis, updated daily during the work week. The blog can be accessed directly, or via a menu link on the main USGL website.

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Outer Head of the Order elected

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.!

See also the International Headquarters news release and Sabazius X°’s Facebook post concerning this milestone.


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NOTOCON X presentations

The list of presentations, rituals, and salons to be held at NOTOCON X is now available. Hardly a facet of Thelemic practice is left uncovered. Remember…the tenth National O.T.O. Conference is only eight months away, and registration is open. Plan now, and don’t miss it!

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Local body publication anthology

U.S. Grand Lodge is proud to announce the long-awaited publication of Words of Power: An Anthology of Writings from O.T.O. Local Body Publications.  This is a selection of articles culled from the magazines produced by local bodies of the Ordo Templi Orientis, U.S.A. issued by United States Grand Lodge. It can be ordered effective immediately.
“Many local bodies, in addition to their ritual and social activities, publish their own periodicals featuring columns, essays, poetry, fiction, and artwork produced by their members.  These serve to showcase the talents of the local members, and allow them to share their researches, experiences, and insights.We are hopeful that this collection will help illustrate the vibrancy of intellectual life in modern Thelemic culture at its most basic level.” – Sabazius X°

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Thelemic families website

The U.S. Grand Lodge Committee for the Advancement of Thelemic Families is pleased to unveil its website. Watch the site for news and resources relating to all aspects of Thelemic families.

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USGL Annual Report for fiscal year 2013

The U.S. Grand Lodge Annual Report for fiscal year 2013 (A.L. IVxxi) is now available.

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Two issues of Agape available online

Two issues of Agapé, the official journal of U.S. Grand Lodge O.T.O., are now available online: Volume 13 number 4 (Winter 2013) and Volume 14 number 1-2 (Spring/Summer 2013). The latter is a special double issue, which will only be released online.

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ARCANA exhibition

The art guild of Ordo Templi Orientis Australia, Collective777, will present its first international group show at Meinhart’s Gallery & Curio, Inc. located in Pitman NJ in May 2014. The exhibition, ARCANA, presents a contemporary revisioning of the traditional tarot concepts through the perspective of personal initiatic experience and Thelemic philosophy.

There will be a private viewing exclusively for O.T.O. members May 16th 2014, 6pm to 9pm, and a public artist reception May 23rd 2014, 6pm to 9pm. For more information please contact the gallery or browse the gallery’s facebook events.

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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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