Grand Lodge of Australia




Ora Et Labora began as a simple idea, the best and liveliest essays on the mysteries, histories, and practices of OTO, and was initiated by a private call out to potential contributors from the Supreme and Holy King of Australia, Shiva X°. The response to the first three volumes has been phenomenal and we are currently accepting contributions for Volume 4.

The guidelines for submission are:

  • The work will significantly contribute to the OTO universe of discourse and/or Thelemic studies
  • Optimum length is between 1000-3000 words, with special consideration given to longer or shorter works based on the above criteria.
  • The final document should be delivered in a rich text format, with footnotes & bibliography as required. You can grab the preferred example document from our site, and it contains some additional technical information regarding images and layout.

Please send your submission to

Submissions will be reviewed by the Ora Et Labora Editorial Board.

All successful contributions will be notified.

The editorial board

Federica Tagliabue

Federica was born in Italy and graduated in Modern Languages and Literature from the University of Turin. After joining the OTO there, she was involved in the translation into Italian of some of Aleister Crowley’s works. In 2017 she moved to Australia. She is currently serving as Initiation Secretary for the Australian Grand Lodge. She is also an Aspirant to the A.·.A.·..

Frater O.I.P.  Joel Brady

Frater O.I.P. has been an initiate of the O.T.O. since 1997 and is an Aspirant to the A.·.A.·.. Frater O.I.P. formally served as Master of Alpha and Omega Lodge in Adelaide and was appointed to the Electoral College as Secretary in 2006 and then President in 2012. He is currently the Grand Treasurer General of the Grand Lodge of Australia. Frater O.I.P. was also a contributor to Ora et Labora Vol 1 with his essay on Baphomet and has a special interest in the links between the two Orders and the wholeness that comes from their cooperation as intended by Aleister Crowley.

Padraig MacIain

Padraig lives in Western Australia with his son. He is an Initiate of the OTO, a Bishop of the EGC, and an Aspirant to the A∴A∴.

Percy A. Mindnich

Percy A. Mindnich is currently serving as Secretary for Astarte Oasis Berlin. Ever since he first encountered Parzival in an illustrated children’s book at the age of six, he has been on the quest for the Holy Grail. His numerous adventures also led him to Freie Universität Berlin, where he earned a Magister Artium degree majoring in Middle High German literature.

Jindalae Skerman

Jindalae graduated with a BSc (Honours in molecular biology) and LLB from the University of NSW and then completed a Master of Bioethics (Honours) from the University of Sydney. She is currently a bioethics Ph.D. candidate at the University of Sydney. She resides in Perth where she is a practicing lawyer.

Daniel Corish

Daniel is a member of the Grand Lodge editorial team, with an educational background in professional writing and editing. He has a passion for research and an admiration for the works of Aleister Crowley. Daniel is a resident of Victoria and enjoys practicing Kundalini yoga, and spending time with his family.

Series Editor

Brendan Walls

Brendan has a background in the media. He is currently serving as the Grand Secretary General of the Grand Lodge of Australia and is the Series Editor of Ora Et Labora. He is an Aspirant to the A∴A∴