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Contents

The Book of the Law and Commentaries

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Liber CCXX: Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law
This book is the foundation of the New Æon, and thus of the whole of our Work.
Liber XXXI
Scanned images of the pages of the original 1904 ev manuscript of The Book of the Law.
The Comment Called D
Crowley's 1923 ev commentary on The Book of the Law.
Liber CL: De Lege Libellum
A further explanation of The Book of the Law, with special reference to the Powers and Privileges conferred by its acceptance.
Liber DCCCXXXVII: The Law of Liberty
This is a further explanation of The Book of the Law in reference to certain ethical problems.

About Thelema

The Mark of Το Μεγα Θηριον
Liber B vel Magi
This is an account of the Grade of Magus, the highest grade which it is ever possible to manifest in any way whatever upon this plane. Or so it is said by the Masters of the Temple.
Liber II: The Message of the Master Therion
Explains the essence of the new Law in a very simple manner.
Liber XXX: Liber Libræ, The Book of the Balance
Karma Yoga. An elementary course of morality suitable for the average man.
Liber LXXVII: Liber OZ
The Declaration of the Rights of Man. A statement of human rights in words of one syllable.
The Beginning of the New World
An examination of the state of the world at the beginning of the New Aeon.
Duty
A note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.
On the Education of Children
An essay describing Thelemic approaches to childhood education.
The Heart of the Master
A visionary and poetic summary of Thelema, the Holy Qabalah, the Tree of Life and the Tarot.
The Master Therion—A Biographical Note
An autobiographical statement on the origins of the Great Beast 666 and his mission.
The Method of Thelema
An essay on putting Thelema into practice.
The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government
A short political essay from the 1930s ev, explaining how the Law of Thelema can be the foundation of a scientific approach to the art of government, in contrast to other approaches such as Divine Right and democracy.
On Sexual Freedom
An essay on Thelemic sexual ethics.
On Thelema
An explanation of various ethical considerations including compassion within Thelema, and the key difference between sympathy and pity.
Stepping out of the Old Æon and into the New
Written by Fr. Achad (Charles S. Jones), this is an excellent and brief explanation about what it means to step into the New Aeon.

Pertaining to O.T.O.

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Other Study Materials
Advice for Deacons
A manual of diaconate technique, written when Dionysos Thriambos was a Deacon. The text includes a foreword by Sabazius X°. (PDF 213K)
Community Portal
Contains links to other websites with useful study materials.
Diaconate Essays
On the Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church.
Blank Tree of Life PDF
An excellent tool for study of the Hermetic Qabalah.
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Rituals and commentary

See also: Rituals
Preface to the Revised Rituals of O.T.O.
Crowley's preface to his revised rituals for 0° through III°
Liber XV: Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ, The Gnostic Mass
Annotated by Helena and Tau Apiryon

Vision statements

Liber CI: An open letter to those who may wish to join the Order
The duties and privileges of brethren, organized according to the Houses of the Zodiac.
Liber CLXI: Concerning the Law of Thelema
"[C]oncerning the O.T.O. and its solution of divers problems of Human Society, particularly those concerning Property..."
Khabs am Pekht
A special instruction for the Promulgation of the Law. This is the first and most important duty of every aspirant of whatever grade. It builds up in him the character and Karma which forms the Spine of Attainment.
Liber CXXIV: Of Eden and the Sacred Oak
Concerning Profess-houses and how they are to be governed.
The System of the O.T.O.
From Magick Without Tears, this letter outlines the system of the Order, how it differs from the A∴A∴,and briefly addresses other matters relating to the O.T.O.
What is Freemasonry?
From Confessions, Crowley's account of his motivations and methods in reconstructing O.T.O. and its rituals

Organizational policies

Liber CXCIV: An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the Order
The principal document upon which modern articles and bylaws of O.T.O. are based.
Liber LII: The Manifesto of the O.T.O.
A summary explanation of the system of O.T.O., including guidelines for advancement and historical dues & fees, by L. Bathurst IX°, Grand Secretary General.
Bye-laws with Reference to the Profess-Houses of the Order and its Colleges of the Holy Ghost
Promulgated Jan. 1, 1914 ev by the National Grand Master General Baphomet X° (Crowley) and read before Lodge No. 1 on Friday May 8, 1914 ev.
M.M.M. Constitution of 1913 ev
Crowley's constitution for the British Section of O.T.O. called Mysteria Mystica Maxima.
A Memorandum on O.T.O. Policy
An unpublished (until Equinox III, No. 10) policy statement by Crowley
Revised O.T.O. Constitution of 1917 ev
This historical document was written by Theodor Reuss, the first Outer Head of the Order, which was largely based on the M.M.M. Constitution written in 1913 ev by Aleister Crowley.
Regulations on Greetings
A letter addressed to Lodges and issued by Baphomet through George Macnie Cowie concerning the use of our standard greetings.

by Current and Past Officers of Sekhet-Maat

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