"The Soldier and the Seer: J.F.C. Fuller, Aleister Crowley, and the British Occu
"The Soldier and the Seer: J.F.C. Fuller, Aleister Crowley, and the British Occult Revival" - colloquium June 23
Seems like i picked this up a bit late. Anyone attend?
"The Soldier and the Seer" colloquium features an international panel of scholars including Henrik Bogdan and Christian Giudice of the University of Gothenburg, Gordan Djurdjevic of Simon Fraser University, Richard Kaczynski of Yale University, and Robert Stein of State University of New York, Purchase. The program will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 9:30 am to 5:30 p.m. in the Remigio U. Pane Room on the first floor of the Archibald Stevens Alexander Library, at 169 College Avenue in New Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
This colloquium is co-sponsored by Academia Ordo Templi Orientis.
Would anyone know if this is the same thing as “Ordo Templi Orientis International Inc” – in other words, the Caliphornian recension – or is it some other group adopting the name (which they will not like one little bit, of course.)
Norma n joy Conquest
Google is your friend.
Founded in 2011, Academia Ordo Templi Orientis (AOTO) is a learned society consisting of initiate members of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) and academic affiliates. The goal of AOTO is to foster interdisciplinary research on OTO and the religious doctrine of Thelema that the Order promotes, as well as on broader subjects related to esoteric traditions, both historical and contemporary. Membership in AOTO is by invitation only. AOTO convenes biennial conferences and issues periodic transactions. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for the info, WilliamThirteen. “Well I never knew that, fan my sainted brow, blow me down with a wet kipper, I’ll go the foot of our stairs [etc]”
Membership in AOTO is by invitation only. AOTO convenes biennial conferences and issues periodic transactions.
I believe “Behind closed doors” is another way of putting it? But I suppose, on the above showing, they are at least a little bit more forthcoming than say, ooh – the Bilderbergers?
Mmmm Yummie mummie, more of that deliciously invigorating Alphabet soup! (C.O.T.O.,S.O.T.O.,T.O.T.O.,O.T.O.A.,A.O.T.O… :P)
I believe that this colloquium had members from the "Caliphate". Forget the designation. While I am a member, I don't think my paper was either "official" or intended in its information to be limited to that Order.
I ended my contribution with Crowley's comment from Confessions, Ch. 66
"I do not want to father a flock, to be the fetish of fools and fanatics, or th founder of a faith whose followers are content to echo my opinions. I want each man to cut his own way through the jungle."
To me that is the glory of Thelema. Evaluate the principles, forget the politics!
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There's an excellent account of the colloquium in a blog post by Brigid Burke:
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JFC Fuller's paintings for the A.A. are fantastic.
I wonder if any more of his paintings are extant. Hard to imagine that someone of his skill didn't produce a good amount of work.
This IS an excellent account. Makes me really depressed though, having missed it.