interesting discussion - although it is in danger of
accepting the equation that
Thelema = OTO
its surely a slice of, rather than the whole cake ; )
Its a moot point how many thelemite are nonaligned / independent -
perhaps the majority?
I thought sites such as Lashtal were non-aligned resources
- hence their value
(rather than the supposed 'academic' aura?
the authors might or might no possess?)
Some OTOs have abandoned the gnostic mass
- although it was perhaps the one ritual designed for them - )
There are other Thelemic rites - connected with the secrets of eucharist
magick - or better still up your own ;)
The consumption of sacramental food is a tradition
far older than gnostic christianity -
i'd thought the cooking would remove any biological danger
- is that naive?
I like the comments about Yeats - I agree he is a much misunderstood
magical genius - on the otherhand comments such as 'crowley was a black
magician' is a bit too glib - you need to say more - especially on such a
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> Other examples of things the OTO does would be the Rites of Eleusis
> (which, as a Classics major, I can say have nothing to do with the
> ancient Greek Eleusinian Mysteries).
> But it gives you an idea of the respectable types of things OTO
> generally does.
Perhaps there has been some sort of fundamental
change with regard to the protocols of the Gnostic
Mass, but I still take issue with the established
practice of feeding menstrual blood and sperm to
uninformed attendees by way of the 'Cakes of Light'.
Cors in Manu Domine,
~ Khem Caigan
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