Order of the Solar Temple (or Ordre du Temple Solaire) materials

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Post  Toltec on Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:02 am

Does anyone know if there is anywhere to be found study materials regarding the Order of the Solar Temple (also known in French as Ordre du Temple Solaire)?
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Post  worlock93 on Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:31 pm

It's funny you should bring this up, were they in the news recently? I ask because I was searching all day last week to see if any material had been published, either online or in print form, for this group and came up basically empty handed, yet I can't remember what made me go looking for it in the first place. I've been morbidly fascinated with this group since they first started killing themselves and burning their houses down. Seems like much of their material is either in an evidence locker, was destroyed, or members are holding on to it in hiding.

You can find lots of history and lots of commentary on the "they believed this..." or "they practiced that" variety, but very little original documentation. The only thing I came up with was this book: The Order of the Solar Temple which has a ritual and another document of theirs in the appendix. I can't seem to decide if it's worth paying for the books though Wink
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Post  Toltec on Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:59 am

A friend of mine asked me if I could find any materials by or about them, and since one the best places to look/ask for is right here on the forum, I raised the question. But I don't know if he saw anything in the news about them recently, I'll ask him about that.

Anyway, you are quite right regarding the lack of 'inside info' about them and their doctrine. It would be nice if somebody from the forum could share with us even a second-hand or a third-hand experience (after all, if you search for "The Order of the Solar Temple" on MySpace, you came up with at least a dozens of bands with names such as 'Solar Temple Cult' or 'Solar Temple Suicides' Very Happy )

As far as the commentaries on the "they believed this..." or "they practiced that", I personally don't value them too much, but I think that sometimes they can provide a glance.
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Post  Toltec on Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:21 am

Wait, I have made a huge mistake. I've mistaken Order of the Solar Temple with Cromlech Temple. Cromlech Temple was established in 1921 by John William Brodie-Innes and MacGregor Mathers. Here is a fragment from www.kheper.net:

The Cromlech Temple, known outwardly as the Solar Group, was a side-Order of mystical rather than magical intent. It attracted members of the Anglican clergy, and of the Episcopalian Church of Scotland who, in contrast to Presbyterians, tend towards the High Anglican outlook. Here the situation is not clear-cut as regards 'regularity' since the Cromlech Temple also maintained close relations with the Stella Matutina and shared the Felkin's astral guide, Ara ben Shemesh.

So, I renew my request: does anybody have materials from Cromlech Temple?
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Post  Frater_NS on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:53 am

Yes, some of the Cromlech Temple "Aura Papers" are available in the public domain.
Not a full set.

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Post  Toltec on Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:59 am

Frater_NS wrote:Yes, some of the Cromlech Temple "Aura Papers" are available in the public domain.
Not a full set.

Thank you very much for the hint, I've searched and found them. They're quite interesting, but unfortunately there are just fragments of them. For anyone interested: http://magicoftheordinary.wordpress.com/tag/cromlech-temple/
Hopefully someone will come up with more of them.
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