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I am not necessarily going to attack OTO policies as much as to face its phantoms. For a magician this is a totally acceptable behavior, especially if those phantoms are effecting your Universe. However, by embracing the ideas within this Epistle I could be jeopardizing my standing within the fraternity.
Sadly, the phrase from Liber OZ which states that "Man has the right to write what he will" often does not apply to initiates within the OTO. The title given to OTO Minervals, a solider of freedom, should be changed to reflect a soldier who can only speak and write that which 'someone' else wants the world to believe.
If you haven't guessed, I've often been accused of being a cynic. Let's get down to the matter at hand. He would have argued against it, both in ctice and principle.
I know this to be a fact because I heard him discuss such on numerous occasions. You might be asking yourself, "Why should we be concerned about the policies of a mundane fraternity?
The latter is a practical organization devoted to the establishment of the work of the former. In other words, the Outer Extension will automatically reflect the Inner aspirations. Since there is only one true AA, with many branches off the main trunk of its Tree, it becomes natural to assume that the actions of one branch can effect us all like a disease. This is why we can not ignore what occurs in any fraternity which has an AA connection. Basically, there are three legal issue which I'd like to discuss in this Epistle.
They should not be confused as often they are in OTO politics. The first issue deals with Copyright infringement. The second is in regards to the Fair Use Rights of material already published and the third deals with revealing Trade Secrets. The latter usually falls under the category of the first but in the OTO's case it doesn't apply, especially in regards to Francis King's book.
Regarding the first issue, or Copyright Infringements, this is where an individual publishes another person's material in its entirety, or even certain portions thereof, without the written permission from the copyright proprietor. Easy enough, but what constitutes 'portions thereof?
This new Law was designed to let individuals know what Rights they have when they wish to quote material in order to illustrate the point which they are attempting to make, without having to get the consent or written permission of the copyright proprietor. Thus, Fair Use. As an example, it may be deemed justifiable to legally quote as much as two hundred words from a three hundred page book, but not from a three page article.
The main determining factor is that one's quoted material doesn't undermine the original work. In other words, if a person's book or article quotes a large percentage of the original, or especially crucial points, so that others seek it rather than the author's original, it can be considered a financial loss for the author and is in violation of the Fair Use Laws. The Law, in a nutshell, deals with two key words, 'amount and substantiality. This brings us to the third issue of revealing Trade Secrets.
This issue is a definite 'gray area' of the Law. However, it is usually impossible for an organization to go into a Court of Law and argue that material published twenty-five years ago, which both members and non-members have known about and use, is a Trade Secret.
In other words, a Trade Secret must be a secret. It's common sense. The answer to this is quite simple. According to the Law, if an individual violates Copyrighted material and the proprietor of said copyright knows about it and does nothing within what is legally termed 'reasonable time' then they forfeit any and all claims against the individual who published their material.
This Law was establishes to stop a Copyright proprietor from sitting back, doing nothing and waiting to see if a book makes a sizable amount of money before making any claim against the author or the book's profits.
In other words, a violation of Copyright must be established immediately or within 'reasonable time' to be valid. As an example of what I just wrote. This began the process which would prove he was the real OTO.
King's book was published in late Although Grady knew about the book, he never wrote off a letter within 'reasonable time' or for that matter, ever voicing his opinion of a Copyright Infringement to either Francis King or the publishers.
We know that he, and his wife Phyllis, discussed the book with Israel Regardie before it was released and shortly thereafter. In one letter Phyllis mentions how she "saw fit to add my two bits worth on the subject in the In The Continuum. In the same letter she also asks, "I certainly would like to hear your ideas and remarks on the book and what I have written in our publication. As far as I'm concerned it's a flop and I would say you have nothing to worry about on that score. I think not.
Any mention of copyrighted material, or the violation thereof by Francis King, is never mentioned. Furthermore, in July of when writing an official form letter to be sent to individuals inquiring about the OTO, Grady simply stated that anyone using the knowledge found in this book "will have some problems. His argument was mostly centered around ritualistic errors and omissions which make the book useless.
Ironically, even years later, Grady seemed to imply the only reason the OTO never fully endorsed the book was because it was incomplete. Still, even more damaging is that although he did not 'endorse the publication' he did openly use it for years while acting as a Saladin. When I received my own Charter to Initiate through the OTO in the late seventies Grady told me to use King's book and he'd send me the originals later.
In fact, he allowed the book to be used by every Saladin in the Initiation Chambers of the Ordo Templi Orientis worldwide while he was Outer Head of the Order, thus giving the book, in legal terms, his 'acknowledgment and justification.
On the other hand the present day OTO may disagree. But do you think a Judge would agree with them upon hearing how the OTO has used the book 'within' its own Initiation Chambers as well as the source of quotes for public lectures for well over twenty years prior to making any official claim that it's illegal? The bottom line is that years ago, by Grady's lack of immediate action, he implied consent and agreed with the book, or at least with Regardie's views that it didn't matter that it was published because it's just pearls before the swine.
In , when rumors surfaced that Secret Rituals was being republished with a disclaimer, the official OTO stance became that "This book is an affront to the Order, no matter what was put on the back of the title page. Too many have already weakened the outer effect of the initiations themselves through premature attempts at the rituals. However, after Grady 'reactivated' the OTO and established the Grand Lodge in October of initiations on both coasts were beginning to bring in many new members.
The OTO began growing fast. The Order found that too many people wanted to read the rituals before they went through them and the word got around that there was book published in which contained the rites. Grady felt this had to be 'nipped-in-the-bud' before it went much further. I remember talking with him on the phone about this issue and being informed that Saladins could still use the book.
He even had no problem with it being read by members but he requested that we tell them to go through the initiation rituals first. Don't undermine the effect. It wasn't a problem in my area because I was one of the few people who had a copy of Secret Rituals and right from the start I refused to let anyone read it. Unfortunately this was not the case elsewhere.
I'd like to now discuss the often levied charge of 'violating Oaths. By his own admission Grady McMurtry didn't want to buy a copy of the book because he was infuriated that the fraternity's 'secrets' were being published. He finally broke down in late and bought a copy for what he called "research purposes. If posted in the right place, the FBI, the Police, and the farmers with their pitchforks are going to come looking for you.
Just like the boogeyman. I fully participated in the 2nd degree.
But in essence I posted one fully filled-out Ozin the holy of holies of the national Church of England, at Canterbury Cathedral; the other one I stuck up at the front entrance to a government building frequently visited by the general public on a Monday to Friday basis. They both remained up for at least an hour, which is as long as I was able to loiter about for, although the second one had disappeared at the end of that time.
But what does it all go to prove? That unless it is part of your karma to do so, you will not have the police come looking for you upon enactment of the relevant ritual, and nor do I believe they were specifically designed in mind to promote that occurrence either. Do any other Lashtalians have any other opinions?
Very true words, though. He told us the Lodge had been raided the night before, and most everyone we knew in Oakland had been arrested by the Berkeley police. After care-ful consideration, we decided to best apply this sage advice by opening the Watchtower of Earth, and laying low for the time being.
Our hapless friends to the north had no such option. David was Lodge Master by this time, and he later told me that when the police arrived at his door, he had asked to see the warrant authorizing the search, as was his legal right.
By way of response, he was handcuffed, thrown down a flight of stairs, and the paper derisively thrust in his face. Very few initiations were being performed. At this time, Karl Germer , who had been Crowley's representative in Germany, migrated to the United States after being released from Nazi confinement.
On March 14, , Crowley appointed him as his successor as Outer Head of the Order,  and Germer filled the office after the death of Crowley in Crowley had granted a charter to run an O.
The two men met in in New York to discuss plans, but Gardner's continuing ill health led to Germer replacing him with Frederic Mellinger in Also in Germer granted a charter to run an O. Camp in England to Kenneth Grant , who had briefly served as Crowley's secretary during the s.
Grant was to be expelled and his charter revoked in however, and from that time onwards the O. The Outer Head of the Order is an international office see p. The corporation attained federal tax exemption as a religious entity under IRS Code c 3 in Grady McMurtry died in , having successfully saved O. McMurtry requested that members of the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis i. William Breeze was elected,  taking the name Hymenaeus Beta. Grand Lodge. The Order offers esoteric instruction through dramatic ritual, guidance in a system of illuminated ethics, and fellowship among aspirants to the Great Work of realizing the divine in the human.
In addition, the Order organizes lectures, classes, social events, theatrical productions and artistic exhibitions, publishes books and journals, and provides instruction in Hermetic science, yoga , and magick.