The Subtlety or Force Encampment, as far as I know the newest body in at least the US OTO, has released the premier issue of its quarterly publication, The Doomsayer’s Digest, and it is now available for purchase. There are only 240 in print with less than 100 remaining!
This publication is developed and edited by the Director of the US-OTO’s “best of” anthology project as announced on USGL’s website’s 2007 Strategic Plan. It is designed in response to a lacking of explorative academia he noticed while surveying Local Body Publications from within the past 20 years.
The Doomsayer’s Digest attempts to bring an academic rigor into esoteric studies and creative writing. It does not feature poetry or art, despite the editor’s appreciation of each, but specializes its pages to a scientific pursuit of hermetica without the empiricist fetishism born of post-modernism or the abortive birth therefrom in the form of materialism. It combines traditionalist analysis, academic standards, and subject matter relevant to Thelemic culture, history, and interests.
In Volume 1, Issue 1, 2008’s fall issue, there are two featured articles. One is titled “Of Iron and Youth” and explores the concept of the soldiery of the Eisenjugend (through Hermeneutic analysis) as a symptom of the Aeon of Horus’ difficulties for the modern warrior and the common mercenary. The other article, pompously titled “The Phoenix,” is an exploration of the mystic aviary that bears the same name and is the first and only comprehensive hermeneutic, historical, anthropological, traditionalist, and magical dissertation on this very relevant subject. It has been praised by persons within and without the Order as a “must read for any serious esotericist” and “subtle allegory of the initiated experience.”
I do personally hope yall enjoy it and get yourself a copy and a subscription. They’re on sale for $5 (plus shippin’) a pop.
You can order a copy for yourself at the Subtlety or Force Encampment’s website: sof-oto.org. Subscriptions are also available.