Courses

The following course materials are available to Bodymasters and Camp-in-Formation organizers by e-mailing education@oto-usa.org

Current Courses

Ordo Templi Orientis

  • Introduction to Ordo Templi Orientis– A very basic introduction to the fundamentals of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.). [Includes Powerpoint slide deck]. (Approved 28 Nov 2016 e.v.)

Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica

  • EGC Basics: History, Structure, and Calendar – An introductory class about the history, structure, and calendar of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (EGC). (Approved 6 Feb 2016 e.v.)
  • EGC: The Office of the Children – A basic class on the role of the Children in Liber XV, including their function, symbolism, tips, difficulties, and more. (Approved 6 Feb 2016 e.v.)

The Law of Thelema

  • Thelema Basics: 93, Will, Love, and the 3 Aeons This course focuses on some basic information about the Law of Thelema, including introducing the meaning of “Thelema,” “Agape,” the number 93, and the three Aeons. (Approved 6 Feb 2016 e.v.)
  • Thelemic Ethics – This lesson intends to introduce the Thelemic approach to ethics. The goals include a clear understanding of the relevance of “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” to the sphere of morality and the facilitation of discussion around the Will and Thelemic Ethics. (Approved 16 Sept 2012 e.v.)
  • Promulgation of the Law of Thelema  This lesson intends to introduce the idea of the promulgation of the Law of Thelema. The goals include a clear understanding of what “promulgation” is and what it is not, how it is relevant to the mission of O.T.O., and how it is important for Thelema in general. (Approved 22 Jan 2013 e.v.)
  • Exegesis in Theory and Practice – Exegesis provides a variety of methods for analyzing holy texts. The word “exegesis” means to “draw meaning out of”. This class will review various methods of textual analysis including: Gematria, etymology, examining the cultural and historical context as appropriate, & studying symbol history and attribute. (Approved 14 Aug 2015 e.v.)

Magick & Yoga

  • 8 Limbs of Yoga – This class module is to serve as an introduction to the Eight Limbs of Yoga as the framework of Thelemic spiritual discipline with consideration of its historical origins. (Approved 26 Feb 2009 e.v.)
  • Liber Resh  This lesson covers the theoretical foundation of Liber Resh, the performance of Resh, and elaborates on some of Crowley’s notes. (Version 1.1; Approved 20 May 2016 e.v.)
  • Star Ruby  This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of the Star Ruby, otherwise known as “Liber XXV” or “Liber 25,” a ceremonial ritual for daily use by any magician. (Approved 14 Aug 2015 e.v.)
  • Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram (LRH)  This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram (LRH), a ceremonial ritual for daily use by any magician. (Approved 14 Aug 2015 e.v.)

Book Discussion

  • Little Essays Towards Truth – This course is intended to provide an in depth and prolonged study of Aleister Crowley’s Little Essays Toward Truth. Summaries of each chapter have been provided to kick start discussion; and, suggested questions provided to spur a deeper exploration of that material. (Approved 15 January 2017 e.v.)

Currently Under Review

  • Thelema Basics modules
  • EGC Basics modules

If you are interested in any of these materials, have your local body Master or Camp-in-Formation Organizer contact us at education@oto-usa.org

Other Material

Study Materials

  • O.T.O. Man of Earth degrees – A single-page handout with a table containing basic public information on the Man of Earth degrees of O.T.O. (Approved 14 Aug 2015 e.v.)’
  • Hebrew Flashcards  Flashcards to help study and memorize the Hebrew alphabet along with their basic Qabalistic attributions. (Approved 14 Mar 2010 e.v.)

Local Body Materials

  • Local Dues Spreadsheet – A Google Spreadsheet template created for the management of local body’s dues.  (Approved 3 Oct 2015 e.v.)

Graphics

  • Liber Resh graphic pack (includes images of Egyptian gods and associated ritual grade signs)

Publicly Available Materials

Fonts

Alphabets

Symbols

Annotated Kabbalah Bibliographies

Don Karr has graciously given us permission to use these annotated bibliographies. Details of the permissions he is extended follows the list of documents. (Approved 11 Nov 2007 e.v.)

Don Karr has extended additional permissions to Ordo Templi Orientis as follows:

You may ‘distribute electronic copies of [my] kabbalah bibliographies–intact, unaltered and with full credit to [me] as author–in coursepack materials … for strictly non-commercial purposes, i.e. as an educational opportunity for the membership of a federally-recognized 501(c)3 religious non-profit organization. Please include my copyright/license to copy notice at the head of any of the bibliographies which you distribute.