This document has now been translated into Portuguese and can be found at:
We have written the lineage at astrumargentum.org several times about
this; even letting them know that though they did this without permission,
we were happy to see it done. They have never responded.
Their unfraternal behavior says much about their lack of spiritual force.
After eleven years of attempts at contacting this lineage, the following response has finally arrived. In an email dated, 8-9-2010ev Frater Keron-e writes:
I`ve read your comment about the translation of Neshville lecture by Ever.
I want to apologize about this. Frater Thor (Euclydes Lacerda de Almeida) gave me this translation, made by Monica Rocha in 1999 (Febuary). I have the original paper and your motto name appears there (Zephyros le Midget) and we had troubles with our emails accounts.
The file is no longer in my website.
Embedded into this is the usual slander; consistent with the practices of the cult known as H.O.O.R. — Monica Rocha translates my transcription and credits me as: “Zephyros the Midget.” But then most cults develop even greater immaturity in their followers; a certain credit to the cult of Eales.
Of course, with all due courtesy we replied to Frater Keron-e:
To add to our Joy, Frater Keron-e again has responded…and quite positively! It is great to see that the errors of the past can not only be corrected, but great possibilities can open up as a result of both the error and the correction. We welcome our association in the spirit of cordiality and friendship. Here is our brother’s response:
Thank you for sharing your file with us and I am sending a copy to you
now. You can see it back here :
Frater Thor published Monica’s translation on his periodical called
Portal das Estrelas eleven years ago and, before his recent death, he
gave me some documents and papers and I found the original one between
them. I don’t know Monica so I can’t talk to much about her.
I appreciate you website and I am glad to see Frater Ever’s work
alive in other countries.
And fell free to use the contents of my website, ok?
This provided an opportunity for our further response:
I am delighted to have finally received this! Thank you ‘ever’ so much.
And I’m delighted to see this on your website. I’ll look forward to posting the link to your page.
Yes, I believe Motta made some very important contributions to Thelemic thought and I’m proud to publish what I can of his work.
His work is so strong that even after all the years the Caliphate tried to smear his
character, they were eventually forced to claim lineage from him…
though there’s strong record to show he cut those individuals that make this claim of adeptship from the A.’.A.’.
More important today, I really believe it’s time for all the political squabbling in A.’.A.’. lineages to begin to fade.
Let’s argue over doctrine and ideology…and ideas. And let’s be creative!
I would be very eager to maintain an informal association with you and yours as I already do with other lineages and lodges.
Let’s help one another in whatever small way, to grow this important philosophical system
and turn the tide of the war against superstition to our favor. These political groups will fall to their own foul doctrines in
time, and won’t need our help for them to accomplish this.
In the meantime, serious Aspirants and Adepts are well aware of the need to stand as one;
no matter our petty differences against that stagnant and blind force that
makes so many a threat to our well-being.
Huge File, Long Download
The following texts are ‘officially’ considered lost as they were either never written by Crowley or have never turned up in any of his archives. These restorations are merely creative and scholarly attempts to fill a void.
Private A.’.A.’. Restoration Documents
Available to individuals of other lineages
showing interest, proper credentials & greetings
These represent a contribution
of this lineage
towards a living & creative evolution
of the program of Scientific Illuminism
for the benefit of the A.’.A.’.
as a whole Order
Liber Collegii Interni
Notes on Liber Collegii Interni
Please note the following two texts are now unavailable due to copyright claims by the Caliphate O.T.O. By clicking on the two links, you’ll find their IP copyright claims…by an order whose claim to legitimacy is enforced by authority of the U.S. Government and not a spiritual authority.
Our response to this is as follows:
From The Coming Storm by The Institute of Hermetic Studies
Publishing and personalities dominate over traditions and lineages. And where lineages exist, they seem rooted in inflexible rules and dogma. This has given rise to the need to claim ownership of teachings and symbols. Copyrights have become the rule of the day; and the need to keep perpetual students the norm as traditions fail to generate teachers, and genuine spiritual masters, who can stand the heat of public pressure to demonstrate the power of the teachings.
And of note:
|Date: Sun, 23 Jul 2000 13:22:13 EDT
Subject: Fwd: Soror Meral speaks up! (Again)
In a message dated 7/21/00 6:54:18 AM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
A little bird asked me to include the following language which was at the end of Soror Mera’l's letter (Scroll down to below):
The Following is the letter to Bill Breeze from Phyllis Seckler
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
There is now quite a crisis in the O.T.O. and in my 61 years of membership this seems to be the worst one yet.
“3. Man has the right to think as he will:
You owe Jerry and apology and full reinstatement in the O.T.O.
You even threatened me with a lawsuit because I use the name of A*A* in my work. Do you think you should be the only one to use this name? That is, you and those of whom you approve?
When a student enters the A*A*, we work with strict compliance to the guidelines set out in LIBER 185. No one gets a paper from us for each grade unless they have completed the tasks set forth. If any one of our students is ever challenged, the papers show good, solid work which is overseen and checked by those of higher grades and by adepts if need be. According to Crowley’s instructions, only Neophytes or those of higher grades may take on a student but if anything goes wrong, there is always help from our adepts. The work is private and secret and should remain thus as that is the way the A*A* is supposed to operate. With us there are no imaginary or false claims as to grades, no lies, no pretense and no frauds in all of this work, whether of C.O.T. or of the A*A* In our studies at all levels we give a background in Psychology and Astrology so that each person can know the self and can guide his work and choices according to his true nature.
If you intend to remedy your present actions with suggestions 1 and 2, please let me know by July 15. As for request No. 3, I request a written statement that you will not sue us over the name of A*A* This signed paper should be in my hands by July 15.
Love is the law, love under will
Fraternally with much love
The letter then goes on to quote:
SYSTEM O F THE O.T.O.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
You inform me that the Earnest Inquirer of your ambit has been asking you to explain the difference between the A:.A:. and the OTO; and that although your own mind is perfectly clear about it, you find it impossible to induce a similar lucidity in his. You add that he is not (as one might at first suppose) a moron. And will I please do what I can about it?
Well, here’s the essential difference ab ovo usque ad mala: the A:.A:. concerns the individual, his development, his inititiation, his passage form “Student” to “Ipsissimus”; he has no contact of any kind with any other person except the Neophyte who introduces him and any Student or Students whom he may, after becoming a Neophyte, introduce.
The details of this “Pilgrim’s Progress” are very fully set forth in “One Star in Sight”‘; and I should indeed be stupid and presumptuous to try to do better than that. But it is true that with regard to the OTO there is no similar manuel of instruction. In the Manifesto and other Official Prounciamenti, there are, it is true, what ought to be adequate data; but I quite understand that they are not ordered and classified as one would wish; there is certainly room for a simple elementary account of the origins of the Order, of its principles, of its account of the origins of the Order, of its principles, of its methods, of its design, o fhte Virtue of its successive grades. This I will now try to supply, at least in brief outline.
Let us begin at the beginning. What is a Dramatic Ritual? It is a celebration of the Adventures of the God whom it is intended to invoke. (The Bacchae of Euripes is a perfect example of this). Now, in the OTO the object of the ceremonies being the Initiation of the Candidate, it is he whose Path in Eternity is displayed in dramatic form.
What is the Path?
In the OTO these successive stages are represented as follows:
Of these Events or Stations upon the Path all bud three (ii*) are single critical experiences. We, however, hare mostly concerned with the very varied experiences of Life.
All subsequent Degrees in the OTO are accordingly elaborations of the II*, since in a single ceremony it is hardly possible to sketch even in the briefest outline the Teaching of Initiates with regard to Life. The Rituals V* – IX* are then instructions to the candidate how he should conduct himself; and they may confer upon him, gradually, the Magical Secrets which make him Master of Life.
To return for a moment to that question of Secrecey; there is no rule to prevent you from quoting against me such of my brighter remarks such as “Mystery is the Enemy of Truth”; but for one thing, I am, and always have been, the leader of the Extreme Left in the Council Chamber of the City of the Pyramids, so that if I acquiesce at all in the system of the OTO so far as the “secret of secrets” of the IX* is concerned, it is really on a point of personal honour. My pleadge given to the late Frater Superior and OHO, Dr. Theodor Reuss. For all that, in this particular instance it is beyond questions a point of common prudence, both because the abuse of the
Lege! Judica! Tace!
Love is the law, love under will,
There is also a letter from 666 to Karl Germer, but I am too tired typing to include it at this time. It is dated September 16, 1946. I will type it in under separate cover. – JTG.
On Wednesday July12th, Bill Heidrick and Bill Breeze both visited Phyllis Seckler. I will not go into the details but I can say, Phyllis got her letter! It’s in Bill Breeze handwriting and is very brief. It simply say:
“Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
This is to affirm that neither the Ordo Templi Orientis, nor myself in any other capacity, will ever contest in a court of Law the use of the name or Lamen of the August Fraternity A*A*.
Love is the law, love under will.
Frater Hymenaeus Beta Frater Superior OTO.”
93 93/93 J. Edward Cornelius