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Often when I mention I am into Thelema to the new folks to the occult and some of the old there is almost tangible disappointment. There are more things connecting Crowley to Satanism than Lavey. I could list them but that would mean writing a book so I will point out some of my favorites.

1. Crowly often referred to himself as The Beast 666 To Mega Therion and Baphomet.

2. The structure and philosophy of his groups dominates not only every occult group regardless if they know it or not but his groundwork with Thelema made all forms of modern Satanism possible and even Lavey borrowed heavily from him.

3. Thelemic groups are some of the few places in the occult where both Thelemic and non-Thelemic LHP people can be open about their practice and beliefs without judgement.

4. The online resources offered for free by Thelemites would help any practitioner of any path.

5. The OTO legal fund was originally created to protect the orthodoxy of the organization but has, at time defended the civil liberties of Satanists and next to the A.C.L.U. can be a big help if any of us ever land in court due to fundie shenanigans.

6. Groups like the OTO are fraternal organizations not religious ones (Though we do have a religious arm...the EGC.) We have a Setian in our group and they put up with me and that is saying quite a bit. You can be any religion and affiliate with the OTO. We even have gatherings specifically for folks who have no interest in joining the order. In some functions said people can even make up the bulk of people at the party.

7. There are no stipulation as to race, gender, religion or political affiliation for either membership or promotion in the order. In fact the only legitimate complaint levied against Thelema (Other than the fact that we are humans like every other miserable jerk on this planet) is that some of our members occasionally engage in sex that might seem a bit odd, but not all of us do that all the time. Oh yea there is the whole "wine and strange drugs" thing but more often than not that might just be Bojalais and metformin. Oh yea ask me about the cookies.

So with all that said we do this thing called open coffee night. We gather at a coffee shop in Houston and the gathering is open to anyone who wants to attend. There is no fee or any other requirements but you will have to buy your own coffee. Usually about 5 or 6 of us attend. It is informal and relaxed. We do this on the first Wednesday of every month. If this interests you please pm me.

I will leave with the best evidence of Crowleys Satanic affiliations, one of my favorite poems:

            The Hymn to Lucifer

Ware, nor of good nor ill, what aim hath act?
Without its climax, death, what savour hath
Life? an impeccable machine, exact
He paces an inane and pointless path
To glut brute appetites, his sole content
How tedious were he fit to comprehend
Himself! More, this our noble element
Of fire in nature, love in spirit, unkenned
Life hath no spring, no axle, and no end.

His body a bloody-ruby radiant
With noble passion, sun-souled Lucifer
Swept through the dawn colossal, swift aslant
On Eden's imbecile perimeter.
He blessed nonentity with every curse
And spiced with sorrow the dull soul of sense,
Breathed life into the sterile universe,
With Love and Knowledge drove out innocence
The Key of Joy is disobedience.

Aliester Crowley


Zoramonkey Jun 30 '17 · Tags: coffee, oto, thelema
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