The central aim of the OTO is to promote the philosophies inherent in the “Holy Books of Thelema,” delivered to mystic and master magician, Aleister Crowley.
Thelema is a Greek word meaning, “Will,” and it refers to the importance of discovering one’s own unique path in life, with the possibility of conquering the ego, and finding true happiness, if one is able to do so.
This concept is expounded in the Book of the Law (the foremost of the Holy Books) with such quotes as:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."
"Thou hast no right but to do thy will."
Borne out of Masonic traditions at the turn of the 20th century, Aleister Crowley introduced a series of similarly staged initiations into the OTO to help its members come to realisation of their "True Will."
There are three stages of initiation and everyone is entitled to take initiation through the first stage, called the "Man of Earth" degrees. The only requirement is that you accept the Book of the Law, i.e. the concept of Thelema.
The OTO is a dues paying organisation and fees are payable to cover initiations and administration costs.
If you would like to discuss initiation, please contact us