The following online documents are suggested reading for all initiate
members of the Lodge. All materials on this page are the copyrighted
property of Ordo Templi Orientis. The roman numerals are the labeling
system Crowley used for many of his written materials concerning Thelema
and O.T.O. The word liber means “book.”
Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law CCXX (220)
Within the canon of Thelemic Holy Scripture, the
chief is The Book of the Law. Thelemites are expected to interpret
the book for themselves, based on Aleister Crowley's commentaries and other
writings; but are enjoined from promoting their personal interpretations
The Message of the Master Therion II (2)
A short treatise on the nature of the Law of Thelema.
De Lege Libellum CL (150)
An epistle on the Law of Thelema with an in-depth exploration
of its four Rays or Emanations: Liberty, Love, Life, and Light.
Khabs am Pekht CCC (300)
Being an instruction in a matter of all importance, to
wit, the means to be taken to extend the dominion of the Law of Thelema throughout
the whole world.
The Law of Liberty DCCCXXXVII (837)
An expository commentary on Liber Legis by To Mega Therion.
The Gnostic Mass XV (15)
Liber XV (“Book 15”) is the text which delineates
the ceremonial specifics of the Gnostic Mass. It is considered to be the central
ceremony of both the E.G.C. and the O.T.O.
A First Look at the Gnostic Mass
A short piece by Br. Dionysos Thriambos presenting
a simple introduction to the Gnostic Mass, as celebrated at Circle of
Stars Sanctuary, Scarlet Woman Lodge (with addendum explaining guest
The Manifesto of the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
A consise summary describing the arrival of the new Æon
of Horus, the Crowned and Conquering Child.
An Intimation with Reference to the Constitution of the
Order CXCIV (194)
A brief historical sketch of the structure
and government of O.T.O. as invisioned by Baphomet.
An Open Letter to those who may wish to join the Order CI
What is Freemasonry?
An exerpt from Confessions, Crowley explains his reasoning behind his revisions
of the O.T.O. initiation rituals, and a clear summary of the whole
Enumerating the Duties and Privileges. These Regulations
Come Into Force In Any District Where the Membership Exceeds One Thousand Souls.
Concerning the Law of Thelema CLXI
A letter detailing some practical applications
of the Law of Thelema, especially in regards to O.T.O.
The System of the O.T.O.
Originally published in Magick Without Tears, by
Aleister Crowley, this letter outlines the system of the Order, how it
differs from the A.'.A.'., and briefly addresses other matters relating
to the O.T.O.
Of Eden and the Sacred Oak CXXIV (124)
An epistle concerning the Greater and Lesser
Hospitality of the O.T.O.
Revised O.T.O. Constitution of 1917
This historical document was written and issued
by Theodor Reuss, the first Outer Head of the Order.
Liber Oz LXXVII (77)
A powerful document listing the fundamental rights of
every man and woman.
A note on the chief rules of practical conduct
to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.
Liber Libræ, The Book of the Balance XXX
Karma Yoga. An elementary course of morality suitable
for the average person.
For a more complete collection of Thelemic Works, and other information
about the writings of Aleister Crowley, visit these online resources:
U.S. Grand Lodge Library
The Hermetic Library
The Crowley Desk Reference