O.T.O. Rituals and Sex Magick by Theodor Reuss

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O.T.O. Rituals and Sex Magick by Theodor Reuss

Post  dirkcloete on Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:30 am

O.T.O. Rituals and Sex Magick (Paperback)
by Theodor Reuss

Edited and Compiled by A R Naylor
Introduction by P R Koenig
Published by Order of the Literary Executor for Aleister Crowley

498 pages -- many photographs and documents
ISBN 1-872189-93-8
Publisher: Pentacle Enterprises (September 1999)

CONTENTS

PART 1: INTRODUCTION
Birth and Development of the O.T.O.
Amazing Maze
Structure and Practises of the O.T.O. Groups
A note to the Constitutions, the Rituals and the Instructions

PART II: CONSTITUTIONS & GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Ancient Order of Templars Constitution, 1906
Hermetic Science College, 1906
Manifesto of the Mysteria Mystica Maxima, 1912
Mysteria Mystica Maxima, Constitution, 1913
Preface to Revised Rituals and Synopsis of the Grades, 1914
Ancient Order of Templars Constitution, 1917
Liber LII, Manifesto of the O.T.O., 1919
Liber CLXI, Concerning the Law of Thelema, 1919
Liber CI, An Open Letter to Those Wishing to Join the Order, 1919
Liber CXCIV, An Intimation with Reference to
the Constitution of the Order, 1919
Programme of Construction and the Guiding Principles
of the Gnostic Neo-Christians, O.T.O., 1920
System of the O.T.O. (Magick Without Tears, 1944, published 1954)
What is Freemasonry (Confessions, 1929)

PART Ill: RITUALS & INSTRUCTIONS
Mysteria Mystica Maxima, 1906, Initiation into the First Degree
Reuss-O.T.O. 1918, 1°
Crowley-O.T.O. 1° (very early, in masonic style and non-thelemic)
Crowley-O.T.O. O° Minerval
I° Man
II° Magician
III° Master Magician and Devotion
IV° Lodge of Perfection, Perfect Magician
Council of Princes of Jerusalem
V° Sovereign Prince of the Rose-Croix
VI° Knights Templar of the Order of Kadosch
Liber LXX, 1916
Reuss-O.T.O. VII° Grand Councillor of the Mystical Templars
Crowley-O.T.O. VII° Instruction, De Natura Deorum
Reuss-O.T.O. VIII° Knight of the Rose and the Cross
Crowley-O.T.O. VIII° De Nuptiis Secretis Deorum Cum Hominibus
Reuss-O.T.O. IX° Parsifal and the Secret of the Graal Unveiled
Crowley-O.T.O. IX°:
Energized Enthusiasm
The Ship
Two Fragments of a Ritual
- The Supreme Ritual
- A Ritual to Invoke HICE
The Ritual of Passing through the Waters
The Ritual of Passing through the Earth
Secrets of the IX°
Agape vel Liber C vel Azoth
Liber CDXIV: De Arte Magica
Liber CCCXLIII: Amrita
Emblems and Mode of Use, 1942
Grimorium Sanctissimum
Liber XXVI: Star Sapphire

The Eucharist by Clément de Saint-Marcq (1906)
Of the Eucharist and of the Art of Alchemy, 1929
Patriarch of the Gnostic Catholic Church, 1944
Manifesto of the Gnostic Catholic Church, 1944
Liber XV: Ecclesiae Gnosticae Catholicae
Canon Missae
Liber CLXXXVI: Gnosticorum Missa Minor
Reuss-O.T.O. X°, ca. 1920
Crowley-O.T.O. X° De Homunculo Epistola, 1914
Crowley-O.T.O. XI°
Crowley-O.T.O. XII°: William Bernard Crow, 1948
Reuss-O.T.O. Instructions
An Insight into Yoga: Mystic Anatomy, 1913
Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, 1917
Gnostic Neo-Christians, 1917


Is the content overlapping with Francis King's Secret Rituals of the O.T.O. and if so to what extent?
There is some overlap, aside from King's introduction everything in Secret Rituals is here with the addition of the following:-

Some extra details to rituals Of Secret Marriages of Gods & Men has additional Latin titles, and an extra section not previously published. Liber Agape has illustrations

Aside from that there is also:-
An early Crowley (pre-Thelemic) OTO initiation ritual.
De Arte Magica
Emblems & their Mode of Use Amrita
Various details from the VIIIth, IXth & Xth degrees not in King's book

It has a 60pp Introduction which discusses the birth of the Order, it operation in various countries and the history of the various claimants of the OTO crown. The use of the OTO lamen is traced back to France in 1893.

Considerable Reuss material, initiation rituals, instructional texts.

Many articles by Crowley considered to be illuminating concerning OTO mysteries and sex magick are presented.

There is considerable material (50pp) concerning the Gnostic Catholic Church including the Eucharist de Saint-Marque, the Manifestos of 1944, Lessser Mass of the Gnostics.

It also has some speculations concerning the XIth degree

XIIth degree material deriving from W.B.Crow. It publishes the documents by which Crowley made Crow head of the Gnostic catholic Church, and head of the Scottish, Memphis & Mizraim rites, and by which Crow declared himself to be Rex Summus Sanctissimus XIIth degree OTO in 1948.

It is dedicated to literary executors of Aleister Crowley's will, recognising both Louis Wilkinson and John Symonds as being IXth degree OTO. It was a surprise to realise that John Symonds is the one and only surviving member of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis of the O.T.O. as acknowledged directly by Aleister Crowley.

DO PLEASE NOTE. There is material concerning OTO initiations. Those working these initiations may wish to avoid reading them preferring to experience the ritual before reading it. However, it has a good contents page, so these pages can be easily sealed if desired. I am sure you are all well able to make your own decisions in this matter.

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Post  Sascrunch on Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:43 am

dirkcloete wrote:O.T.O. Rituals and Sex Magick (Paperback)
by Theodor Reuss

Edited and Compiled by A R Naylor
Introduction by P R Koenig
Published by Order of the Literary Executor for Aleister Crowley

498 pages -- many photographs and documents
ISBN 1-872189-93-8
Publisher: Pentacle Enterprises (September 1999)

This has already been in a couple of digests in different formats. It's in the "Black Flag" torrent as well as at least one of the later, numbered torrents.
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thank you for pointing it out

Post  dirkcloete on Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:20 am

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

To be found in digest #20

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