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The Supreme and Holy King … of Crows Nest!

The Supreme and Holy King … of Crows Nest!

Frater Progradior, Frank Bennet On Sydney’s lower North Shore, a short stroll from the hallowed grounds of North Sydney Oval, home of foundation rugby league club the North Sydney Bears, sits an unassuming, single-storey duplex. In the early decades of the 20th...

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The Holy City of BABALON…is Melbourne!

The Holy City of BABALON…is Melbourne!

The race for the Melbourne Cup – rounding the turn by the river, 1883; wood engraving published in the Illustrated Australian news. State Library Victoria. On 6 January 1927, Aleister Crowley wrote to an unnamed woman in Australia who he simply addressed as “Dear and...

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FACT CHECK: False

FACT CHECK: False

Aleister Crowley and the Fake News Media In March of 2020, the Grand Lodge of Australia decided to re-issue a facsimile edition of Australian P.R. Stephensen’s 1930 examination of the disgusting campaign of personal vilification by the British gutter-press towards a...

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Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part IV

Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part IV

The OTO Living in the Sunlight meditation Grand Master Shiva X° In parts I - III on Liber Resh I made occasional reference to a meditation practice called “Living in the Sunlight.” Up until we revived this practice in Australia in 2018, few people had ever heard of...

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Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part III

Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part III

Liber Resh for everyone! Grand Master Shiva X° In the third part of this series I’ll turn to Liber Resh meditation. This is the third part of Resh, after invocation and adoration. In Book Four Part One, Crowley defines meditation as “the way of attainment of genius or...

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Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part II

Australia: the land of sun worshippers – Part II

Liber Resh for everyone! Grand Master Shiva X° In Part One I pointed out that there were a few variations to the performance of Liber Resh. For example, Crowley annotated his own manuscript and published copies of it with alternative Egyptian solar deities, and he...

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Australia: the land of sun worshippers

Australia: the land of sun worshippers

Liber Resh for everyone! Part I Grand Master Shiva X° The solar adorations of Thelema, known as Liber Resh, are a rite from the initiatic Order A∴A∴, who OTO Grand Lodge works closely with. In Liber Resh, a ritual composed by Aleister Crowley, at 4 times during the...

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“Choose ye an Island”

“Choose ye an Island”

The following blog belongs to Soror Egeria. It is a personal set of recollections and history of the early modern OTO. In New Zealand, Australia and the USA. It's public launch is on Crowleymas 2020 e.v. “Choose ye an Island” Oceania Lodge OTO - Ordo Insularum Oceania...

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Soldiers of Freedom

Soldiers of Freedom

In 2018 OTO Australia formed the OTO AUGL Soldiers of Freedom Fund, a charitable arm of Grand Lodge designed to serve returned members of the armed forces in Australia. Freedom does not come free. It always has a cost, on the warrior, families and communities....

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