An Open Epistle
On the Mysteries of OTO

by Frater Achad Osher 583

" ... for those who have eyes and ears to Understand."
                            Frater Hymenaeus Alpha

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. - AL I:40

This Epistle is taken from the notes of a lengthy lecture given by Grady Louis McMurtry at Brocken Mountain Lodge OTO. The majority of the data is taken directly from a chart which he drew on a blackboard which was later added to by Frater Achad Osher correlating the Chakra system, OTO initiations & theories, The Gnostic Mass and Aleister Crowley's Atlantis, The Lost Continent to the Qabalistic Tree of Life.

~ THE GNOSTIC MASS ~

I.   Of the Furnishings of the Temple.
a. Malkuth 'Earthly, or of mundane things' - LIGHT  (Liber CL)
b. Direction & Weapon: East - DISK
c. Minerval & First Degree OTO (representing Birth)
d. Chakra: Anja/Chokmah & Vishudha/Binah  [ie pillars: Jachin & Boaz]

             ATLANTIS I: OF THE PLAINS BENEATH ATLAS, AND ITS SERVILE RACE.

II.   Of the Officers of the Mass.
a. Yesod/Luna - LIFE (Liber CL)
b. Direction & Weapon: South - SWORD
c. Second Degree OTO (Life)
d. Chakra: Anahata/Chesed, Geburah & Tiphereth

             ATLANTIS II: OF THE RACE OF ATLAS.

III.   Of the Ceremony of the Introit.
a. Hod/Mercury - LOVE (Liber CL)
b. Direction & Weapon: West - CUP
c. Third Degree OTO (Death)
d. Chakra: Svadhisthana/Hod

             ATLANTIS III: OF THE AIM OF THE MAGICIANS OF ATLAS: OF ZRO:
AND ITS PROPERTIES AND USES: OF THAT WHICH COMBINED WITH IT:
AND OF BLACK PHOSPHORUS.

IV.   Of the Ceremony of the opening of the Veil.
a. Netzach/Venus - LIBERTY (Liber CL)
b. Direction & Weapon: North - WAND
c. Fourth Degree OTO/Lodge of Perfection (re-birth)
d. Chakra: Manipura/Netzach

      ATLANTIS IV: OF THE SO CALLED MAGIC OF THE ATLANTEANS.

V.   Of the Office of the Collects which are Eleven in Number (The SUN)
a. Tiphereth/Sun
b. Direction: Center
c. Fifth Degree/Rosecroix OTO (Electoral College, 11 members)
d. Chakra: Anahata/Chesed, Geburah & Tiphereth

     ATLANTIS V: OF THE HIGH HOUSE OF ATLAS, OF ITS INHABITANTS,
AND OF THEIR MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, AND OF THE LIVING ATLA.

VI.   Of the Consecration of the Elements.
a. Geburah/Mars
b. Sixth Degree/Kadosh OTO
c. Chakra: Anahata/Chesed, Geburah & Tiphereth

             ATLANTIS VI: OF THE UNDERGROUND GARDENS OF ATLAS, AND OF THE
ALLEGED COMMERCE OF THE ATLANTEANS WITH INCUBI, SUCCUBI, AND
THE DEMONS OF DARKNESS.

VII.   Of the Office of the Anthem
a. Chesed/Jupiter
b. Seventh Degree OTO
c. Key Word ... Minerval, 'restored' [The first word as the last]
d. OF THE NATURE OF THE GODS, Liber De Natura Deorum
e. Chakra: Anahata/Chesed, Geburah & Tiphereth

              ATLANTIS VII: OF MARRIAGE AND OTHER CURIOUS CUSTOMS OF THE ATLANTEANS:
AND OF SACRIFICES TO THE GODS.

VIII.   Of the Mystic Marriage & Consummation of the Elements.
a. Binah/Saturn
b. Eighth Degree OTO
c. Key Word ... First Degree, 'rebirth'
d. OF THE SECRET MARRIAGE OF THE GODS WITH MEN.
e. Chakra: Vishudha/Binah

              ATLANTIS VIII: OF THE HISTORY OF ATLAS, FROM ITS EARLIEST ORIGINS TO THE
PERIOD IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE CATASTROPHE.
                 
IX.     Secret.  (Grimorium Sanctissimum)
a. Chokmah (Stars)
b. Ninth Degree OTO
c. Key Word ... Second Degree, 'life-corrected.'
d. AGAPE vel Liber C vel AZOTH.
e. Chakra: Anja/Chokmah



Love is the law, love under will. - AL I:57



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