– OF –
THE ORDER OF THELEMA
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
is known that Crowley sent a manuscript of Liber Cadaveris to Frater
Semper Peratus as part of the material involved in an Order called
"The Order of Thelemites"; presented in this lineage as the
Order of Thelema. This order provides for
the direct training of the Disciple by the Master. The Zelator has the
right to be invited to enter into this relationship with
an Adeptus of the Order; who is in turn the Disciple of a Magister.
call us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word.
For there are therein three
the Order of Thelema (as also given in Liber AL vel Legis) there are but
three grades: the Hermit, the Lover, and the Man of Earth. In all official
documents of the Order (of Thelema) they are referred to
respectively, as Magister, Adeptus, and
Zelator. The original constitution (written by TO MEGA THERION, 666, 9=2
A.’.A.’.) distinctly appoints Magne honoratum Fra.’. "Semper
Paratum" 6=5 A.’.A.’. (James Thomas Windram) as sole and supreme
authority with the Fiat and Veto absolutely belonging the Master Therion.
order is involved in both the direct training of its members for Adepthood
and the institution of those rituals of initiation for the A.’.A.’. in
the Outer; also known as the Golden Dawn (G.’.D.’.); specifically,
Liber XXVIII: Septem Regnum Sactorum or Ceremony of the Seven Holy Kings
(given specifically to talented Probationers who have strayed from their
Neschamah and as seen fit by application to the Supreme Adept), Liber
DCLXXI: Liber Pyramidos vel Throa (given unto newly formed Neophytes unto
the A.’.A.’.) and finally Liber CXX: Liber Caderis or Passing Through
the Tuat (given unto those Zelators who would elect to join the Order of
Colloquium, which includes the general plan of the AOM and the AMHR (along
the with GCL) is to be put before all members of the Order along with the
requirements to serve these orders by direct involvement
the Great Retirement unto the Grade of Magister) in order to train the
community in the most enlightened institutions, wherein the True Will of
the Individual and the Community will be developed and held
with the principles of the Order, propaganda may be undertaken with a view
to the removal of arbitrary restrictions on the Will of the individual,
and to co-ordinate the laws of every country to the Law of
The Order of Thelema shall strive to establish a code, the sole object of
which shall be to prevent any man, or body of men, from interfering with
the True Will of another as in the case of murder, robbery, rape, etc. it
shall similarly strive to create a Public Opinion in favor of social
tolerance of all opinions and practices which do not interfere with the
True Will of the Individual and the Community.
Order of Thelemites is categorically opposed to:
religions, as obstacles to the establishment of scientific religion. All
codes of morality which fail to conform with "Love under Will".
All social or
political systems which tend to hinder the development of hegemony of
All forms of
education which fail to assist the biological aim of the pupil.
which tend to obstruct the course of nature in eliminating the unfit.
things which conflict with the text of Liber AL vel Legis.
thou fail? Art thou sorry? Is fear in thine heart? Where I am these are
Order of Thelema is subject directly to and composed severally of those of
the Inner Order of the Rosy Cross or Roseae Rubeae et Aureae Crucis (R.R.
et A.C.). The Zelators of the Order begin the formal study of the Magickal
Formula of the Rosy Cross as preparation for the knowledge and
conversation of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis and the subsequent
practice thereof within that Sanctuary. This is in addition to his or her
Oath and Task of a Zelator, Practicus and Philosophus as well even that of
the Dominis Liminis.
Additionally, the Order of Thelema is quite militant in its Mystical, Magickal, and Occult approach to Lodge work. Its purpose is to function as a sort of ‘boot-camp’ to train the Zelator to attain the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel by the Adeptus and to complete the training of the Adeptus and drive him or her to the brink of the Abyss…and by the Magister, already projected back down into the Ruach. Additionally, of these ranks, administrative officers are routinely appointed to see to the ministerial affairs of the lineage.
the Supreme Adept of this reconstituted order must be an Adeptus of
extraordinary capacity. This Adeptus is subject only to his or her
Magister whom is the Ultimate Adept; even unto the Grade of Magus in the
A.’.A.’.. The Supreme Adept shall use his or her own discretion,
involving the formation of any Legislative, Administrative, Executive
or other bodies; but no delegation of his authority to other persons shall
relieve such of his or her direct responsibility to the Ultimate Adept;
nor of his or her direct responsibility to each member of the Order of
the mantras and spells; the obeah and the wanga; the work of the wand and
the work of the sword: these he shall learn and teach. He must teach; but
he may make severe the ordeals."
Supreme Adeptus shall in fact regard him or herself as the alter Ego of TO
MEGA THERION; that is, as an utterance of the Word of the Aeon transmitted
by Aiwass through the Beast, and thence through the Supreme Adeptus and
unto the whole world. There shall thus be no limit of any kind to his or
her word, save only insofar as the Wisdom of the Ultimate Adept may govern
his or her power.
the Supreme Adept may issue similar charters under this constitution to
persons in other countries; but such persons shall be directly responsible
to the Supreme Adept as in the same way as the Supreme Adept is
subordinate to the yoke of the Ultimate Adept. And further, the Supreme
Adept shall be entitled to issue Provisional Constitutions of the Order
secondary to these presents; the which he or she may keep secret, as
political convenience may demand. The Supreme Adept may then regard him or
herself as bound to these Presents in the Spirit, while maintaining his or
her own Provisional Constitutions in the letter.
any legitimate lineage of the A.’.A.’., Liber Cadaveris as it
originally appears has been compromised by the Caliphate OTO as they
proved their lack of respect for the spiritual leadership of the A.’.A.’.
in publishing the original version on the Internet as well as in other
places (amongst other similar acts beyond the scope of this document,
i.e.: Publishing the Equinox, vol. IV—an impudent volume that mocks
those numbers previously printed by other lineages of the A.’.A.’.
with seemingly succeeding numbering). It is the initiatory rite that
comprises the induction into the Order of Thelema.
the Order of Thelema fulfills the directive given in Liber AL vel Legis.
The Zelator has the right to receive an invitation to join this order. At
this point, should the Zelator accept, he or she is immediately
transferred from the tutelage of the admitting Practicus (assuming the
admitting Practicus in not an Adeptus) and placed under the charge of an
Adeptus of the Order.
the Zelator elect not to accept the invitation, an abridged version of
Liber Cadaveris is available for the personal use of the Aspirant. In this
way, the Zelator is enabled to continue with the initiatory plan of the
A.’.A.’. on and up to the Grade of Adeptus Minor and from which point
the A.’.A.’. abandons the newly formed Adept unto his or her Holy
initiation of a Zelator shall take place under four Eyes and shall be
administered in the form given in Schedule A, as attached to this
constitution. Additionally, all Zelators shall use the daily invocation
given in Liber CC (Resh vel Helios), the rituals of Liber XXV (Star Ruby),
Liber H (V vel Reguli), and Liber XLIV (Mass of the Phoenix), and the
saying of Will before meat and/or the main meal of the day as taught by
his or her superior in the A.’.A.’..
to the Order of Thelema may be granted by certificate from the Supreme
Adept or his or her duly appointed delegate. The qualifications shall be
the signing of the Pledge-Form following:
________________, being in possession of a copy of the Book of the Law and
the Comment thereon first and especially by 666 and then by his
successors, and having studied for Eleven Days, do Solemnly Declare
that I accept the Law of Thelema, that I will discover my True Will, and
to do it."
shall be open for any Zelator to aspire to the Grade of Adeptus. The
qualifications for this shall be the regular training of the A.’.A.’.
and the emissary of his or her Adeptus who shall be at least a Lord of the
Paths of the Vault of the Adepts. The Adeptus empowered to raise the
Zelator shall do so by virtue of both having been chartered by the Supreme
Adeptus and having been directly the Overseer of the Zelator’s technical
for the aspiring Adeptus shall eventually and also involve Liber DCCC (Sameck:
Theurgia Goetia Summa—Congressus cum Daemone) and he or she shall
ultimately add to these practices those given in Liber XXXVI
(Star Sapphire) which will ultimately involve the employment of Liber C:
Emblems & Modes of Use as given in Schedule B and attached to this
pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is
every way perfect."
Zelator may also be assisted in the discovery of his or her True Will by
personal advice from the Ultimate Adeptus or any Magister as may be
appointed by the Ultimate Adeptus. The conditions precedent to applying
for such assistance are subject to the consent and approval of another
Adeptus of the Order of whom is not the Overseer of the Zelator. And under
the direction of the Ultimate Adeptus, Adepti of the Order may give
assistance of a more elementary kind to groups, as by lectures, etc.
Zelatores shall have the right to a period of training at any Abbey of
Thelema upon formal application to the Abbot in charge. Included in the
application will be the exact specification of the nature of the training
and the length of the Magickal Retirement. The Abbot will also be subject
to the advice of the Overseer of the Zelator and distinctively talented in
the subject matter of the training.
such, the Abbot may alter the length of the training period in accordance
with either the completion of the training or the consent of both the
Zelator and his or her Overseer. Yet, the Abbot will be primarily
responsible for the room and board of the Zelator and will practice the
art of Thelemic Hospitality. The Zelator will be subject to acts of
Karma-Yoga in the day-to-day toil of upkeeping the Abbey.
man and every woman is a star."
who have to their own satisfaction and that of the Ultimate Adept or his
appointed Magister, discovered their True Wills are to be granted a
distinctive badge and a certificate which is endorse with the words: "Success
is your proof.", by the Ultimate Adept, along with a brief
statement of the circumstances of their case. These circumstances shall
have been previously argued before the Council of Elders whom serve the
Magisteri of the Order of Thelema.
Pledge-Form for an Adeptus, or acting Adeptus, shall be both identical to
the Pledge-Form of the Zelator along with the following, additional
further pledge myself to devote myself to the extension of the Law of
Thelema, to study and to expound the same, until such time as, if it be my
Will, I pledge myself to aspire to the Grade of Magister."
requirements for passage beyond the Grade of Adeptus to the Grade of
the candidate be at least a Lord of the Paths of the Vault of the Adepts.
That eleven years
as an Adeptus be completed; and having served on the Council of Elders.
That the Grade of
Babe of the Abyss in the A.’.A.’. be completed.
And that there be
a retirement from all active work in the Order involving contact with
Pledge-Form of the Magister shall be both identical to the Pledge-Form of
the Adeptus along with the following, additional clause:
pledge myself to retire from personal association with men or women, to
devote myself to the attainment of the Grade of Magister Templi in the
A.’.A.’., and to promulgate the Law of Thelema by such means other
than those involving the personal association aforementioned, unless by
special dispensation from the Ultimate Adept."
am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every
star. I am life, and the giver of life; yet therefore is the knowledge of
me the knowledge of Death."
is the law, love under will.
papers that pertain to the Order of Thelema include:
Schedule A: Initiation Rituals including: Liber XXVIII: Septem Regnum Sanctorum or Ceremony of the Seven Holy Kings (given specifically to talented Probationers who have strayed from their Neschamah and as seen fit by application to the Supreme Adept), Temple Opening, Closing and Initiation Ritual of Neophytes (iber Throa) and Zelators (requiring four witnesses and known as Liber Cadaveris; being the induction of the Zelator of the A.’.A.’. into the Order of Thelema.
B: Liber C, Emblems & Modes of Use, and other principle Alchemical
papers involving general study and experimentation of the Great Work by
those Adepts whom have succeeded TO MEGA THERION in this noble
C: Includes the general plan of the AOM and the AMHR (along the with GCL)
which is also known as Sepher Colloquium. These are to be put before all
members of the Order along with the requirements to serve these orders by
direct involvement until the Great Retirement.
D: The Codicils of the Council of Elders; being that which binds them
together with and unto the service of those Magisteri; all of whom are the
Imprimatur of the A.’.A.’..
Love is the law, love under will.