Updated Traveling Lecturers List: Frater AISh MLChMH

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

The Education Committee hosts a Traveling Lecturers List of established OTO members willing to travel to your local body and give lectures and workshops.

If you are a Master of a local body in the United States, you may contact any of these lecturers to come to your Valley!

This list was recently updated with Frater AISh MLChMH’s new information:

Frater AISh MLChMH

  • Biography: Brother AISh MLChMH has been an active member of Ordo Templi Orientis for over 26 years.  He is a former body master of Leaping Laughter Lodge in Minnesota, and a former secretary of the U.S. Grand Tribunal.  An ordained Priest and M.M.M. Initiator within O.T.O. since 1998 e.v., he regularly serves the community of Scarlet Woman Lodge in a clerical and initiatory capacity. He is also a certified trainer for the 0-IIIrd degrees. At his local body he currently leads a monthly discussion of the Class B A∴A∴ text, Liber Aleph.
    Additionally, he is an active participant in Heart of Blood’s productions of The Rites of Eleusis.  His talk, given at the O.T.O. in North America Centennial Conference in Vancouver, “The Alpha and Omega of Initiation,” was recently published as an essay in Success Is Your Proof, One Hundred Years of O.T.O. in North America.  He is presently at work on a text that will address in part, symbolism and Qabalistic doctrine within The Gnostic Mass.  Professionally, he is an educator, and resides in Texas with his wife, and their pet snake and rabbit.
  • Body: Scarlet Woman Lodge
  • State: TX
  • Contact: aishmlchmh@yahoo.com
  • Topics:
    • Duplexity: a Glance at the Relationship Existing Between the O.T.O. and the A.’.A.’.
    • From Gold Forge Steel: a Brief Analysis of the Symbolism in The Gnostic Mass
    • Glory unto the Scarlet Woman
    • Our Lord and Father the Sun: Liber Resh and the O.T.O
    • Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the Times within the O.T.O.
    • Symbolic Analysis of the M.O.E. Degrees
    • The Alpha & Omega of Initiation: Aleister Crowley, Charles Stansfeld Jones and the Way of Duplexity
    • The Labor of the Preparation: Crowley’s 21 Year Effort to Obtain The Comment
  • Travel Availability/Needs: Willing to travel and pay own expenses depending on the distance.  Requests a room to lay his head.
  • More information: Click here for more information about Frater AISh MLChMH’s topics

Contact education@oto-usa.org if you are interested in having Fr. AISh MLChMH or any of the other traveling lecturers to your Valley.

Love is the law, love under will.

Education Committee Updates (Sol in Aquarius, Anno V:i)

Sol in Aquarius, Anno V:i

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Greeting and Health:

As part of the two proposals announced in Sol in Virgo, Anno V:i, the Education Committee of U.S. Grand Lodge has begun creating material on EGC subjects as well as developing resources for local body officers. We now offer the following new materials, as approved by the Executive:

  • New course on EGC Basics: History, Structure, and Calendar – An introductory class about the history, structure, and calendar of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica (EGC).
  • New course on 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.
  • New course on 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.
  • New document to track Local Dues – A Google spreadsheet template for the purpose of tracking local dues.

The aforementioned course materials are available to Bodymasters and Camp-in-Formation organizers by e-mailing education@oto-usa.org … The full list of courses and other materials can be found here: http://education.oto-usa.org/courses … We are always open to submissions of proposals for new class modules as well!

Love is the law, love under will.

Fraternally,
Frater IAO131
U.S.G.L. Education Committee Secretary

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Education Committee Updates (Sol in Virgo, Anno V:i)

Sol in Virgo, Anno V:i

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Greeting and Health:

There have been many new developments at the Education Committee lately. Firstly, in April 2015 e.v., the position of Secretary of the U.S.G.L. Education Committee was transferred from Sister Kayla Block to Frater IAO131.

As of the Executive meeting on 14 August 2015 e.v., the following materials are now approved for the Education Committee:

  • New class on “Exegesis in Theory and Practice”
  • New class on the Star Ruby
  • New class on the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram (LRH)
  • 1-page public information sheet on the Man of Earth degrees (non-tyled)

In addition, the following proposals were approved:

  • The Executive Council voted to allow the Education Committee to develop material on EGC subjects to the Executive Council approval of each document.
  • The Executive Council voted to allow the Education Committee to develop materials as resources for local body officers for use to track income/expense/dues/membership/initiation subject to Executive Council approval of each document.

The aforementioned course materials are available to Bodymasters and Camp-in-Formation organizers by e-mailing education@oto-usa.org … We are always open to submissions of proposals for new class modules as well!

Love is the law, love under will.

Fraternally,
Frater IAO131
U.S.G.L. Education Committee Secretary

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Education Committee Speakers List

The U.S. Grand Lodge Strategic Plan was adopted by the Executive Council on April 15, 2007 e.v. To “promulgate Thelema and Great Principles of the Order” is among the Strategic Initiatives listed. One Objective included under this heading is to “support Thelemic speakers, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, etc.” in their efforts to promote O.T.O. and Thelemic culture.

To this end the Education Committee has recruited speakers/teacher available to present at more public or specially targeted venues. Last year this list of presenters was updated: all listed have confirmed their willingness to participate; revised the catalogue of talks they can offer; spelled out their requirements for presenting, as regards travel and housing expenses (most speakers are happy to stay with local Brethren and just seek to have their travel expenses covered – utilizing speakers who live in or near your Valley keeps expenses to a minimum) . You’ll find the updated list here: http://education.oto-usa.org/speakers/

This program is intended to complement other UGSL sponsored events such as Kaaba Colloquium, Advanced Initiator Training and Pastoral Counseling Workshop, which are all aimed at OTO initiates. These events are intended to be more accessible potential non-initiate attendees, being staged outside of Local Bodies customary meeting spaces in “more public or specially targeted venues.”

All Local Body Officers are encouraged to consider participating in this program. If you have any questions or need any help in getting started, please contact education@oto-usa.org or pio@oto-usa.org