Astron Argon

Recognition of Outer Orders

by Frater Zephyros

The following Thelemic orders are known to exist and be functioning to at least a limited capacity. My attempts at describing them may alsobe inaccurate. It is requested that those orders listed, contact uswith any possible corrections or adjustments. We are also soliciting ‘official’ descriptions from these organizations along with any other organizations not listed but that want to be included in this summary.

Ordo Templi Orientis—controversially reformulated by the Master Therion as a Thelemic expression of Tantric and Alchemicalexperimentation within a masonic initiatory structure. This order is now non-existant.

Caliphate O.T.O.—derives its authority from a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is devoted mostly to publishing the works of Crowley and enforcing its claim to copyrights around the world.

Typhonian O.T.O.—founded by Kenneth Grant and presently headed by Michael Staley and has reformulated the mission of the O.T.O. as it claims to have been directed by Baphomet by eliminating its masonic structure.

Society O.T.O.—founded by Marcelo Motta and all but obliterated from a lawsuit against the Caliphate O.T.O. Would re-write the initiation rituals along masonic lines.

Society O.T.O.—reinstituted by David Bersson along the lines seemingly intended by Motta. Overtly and covertly devoted to the idea that itis the 'real' O.T.O. L.I.L.—seemingly a front organization for the S.O.T.O..

N.U.I.T.—devoted to creating a world congress of Thelemic orders but with all true voting power belonging to S.O.T.O..

The Parzifal Foundation—reformulated by William Barden and overtly and covertly devoted to the idea that it is the real S.O.T.O.

The Holy Order of Ra-Hoor-Khuit—a reformulated S.O.T.O. by Ray Eales with a blending of Tantric, Alchemical and Oriental ideas. Devoted to the idea that it is headed by the official inheritor of the 'Office of the Beast' as developed by Marcelo Motta.

Chthonic-Uranian O.T.O.—reformulated by Bill Seibert and devoted to the idea that a Thelemic order should not have an hierarchy or aristrocracy.

Loja Nova Isis—a Brazilian group that is lead by a Euclydes Lacerda, a student of Marcelo Motta and seems to have ties to the Typhonian O.T.O.

Horus/Maat Lodge—an order that works with a Qabalistic theory that the present Aeon of Horus has an underlining current that is also the future Aeon of Maat.

The Company of Heaven—British group with only an article of association and no formal structure or activities whatsoever.

Q.B.L.H.—an independent order that experiments with Alchemy and its own version of an English Qabalah.

The Gnostic Alchemical Church of Typhon Christ—Focuses on QBLH's English Qabalah within Achad's 'Double Current' of Horus and Maat.

The Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn—a reorganization of the A.’.A.’. by virtue of its own ‘holy’ books. May have ties to the Caliphate O.T.O.

Aleister Crowley Foundation–Devoted to promoting all Thelemic orders on the Internet.

Ordo Argenteum Astrum—a reorganization of the A.’.A.’. into a more socialized structure.

The College & Temple of Thelema—a reformulation of the A.’.A.’. as an academic and initiatory institution.

Servants of the Star & the Snake—a more ‘easternized’ organization of Thelemic Tantra; more aligned with the 'Yellow' school of Magick.

Ambrosii Magi Hortus Rosarum—an umbrella organization for Gnostic Churches that focus upon a community centered organizational structure with a canon that includes an amended version of the Gnostic Mass.

The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.—Flagship Church for the A.M.H.R and maintainer of this website.