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    ignant666
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    It seems to me that no regular posters here are members of the (c)OTO. Is this correct?

    Certainly in years past there were many members here, but it seems to me the numbers have at least diminished. Of course, the overall numbers of posters has also diminished, despite thousands of lurkers daily.

    To the extent i am correct- why would that be, if anyone knows or cares to speculate?

    Do (c)OTO members have a private forum where cowans are banned?

    Or are we forbidden to them, perhaps as a “centre of pestilence”?

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    #108889

    Tiger
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    Or are we forbidden to them, perhaps as a “centre of pestilence”?

    Troglodyte possibly in their view ?

    #108890

    elitemachinery
    Participant

    I am NOT an OTO member and currently have no interest in joining.

    I have a friend who was in the process of joining in 2010. I think he followed through with it but I never asked him and we haven’t spoken in a while.

    From what he told me it looked like a mail order membership just fill out the form and send a check.

    No thanks.

    P.S. I do however subscribe to LAShTAL @ 5 quid a month and I would encourage active posters to make a donation of some sort also. Another way to contribute is to buy a book (or a washing machine) from Amazon within 24 hours after clicking on the Amazon book ads on the right.

    #108894

    pegasus
    Participant

    I’m going with I don’t know. I think DOM maybe part of Aus OTO and I am not sure why I have that thought in my mind.

    Personally as a thelemaite .. (I like that a in thelemaite shhh) working alone takes you in great steps, you are not bound into set deeds or initiations or rituals, you only have self discipline to grow or shrink and so you experience more limitless of self.

    I would like to see inside, the OTO, A.A, typhonian order, fraterni Saturn, masons, and others, just to know the truth and whys each does what they do and for the missing bits.

    But that is curious me. Sometimes I think to join them, (never when I have money of course always when I am broke AF)with faint thought of degrees to be able to see what I am doing comparably, but once again, going back to that limitless, so it is only a fleeting thought. Studying whatever you want to when ever you want to is awesome and I guess I would like to know if the OTO allows that but yeah nah, I like doing it my way.

    Some or all members here maybe in OTO and others may prefer to work alone like I mentioned above, maybe they have a secret code like the 93’s as a signature, or they have a secret handshake, radio station, forum of their own. Maybe they have meetings on the astral plane or even as a collective are very borg like. It could be a bit like Anonymous I guess, “We are Anonymous, We are Legion, We do not Forgive, We do not Forget, Expect Us”!

    I’d like to get to know them and their work but not so much by joining them.

    To Quote my Master Oogway like Tiger =“Or are we forbidden to them, perhaps as a “centre of pestilence”?”

    Troglodyte possibly in their view ?

    troglodyte (ˈtrɒɡləˌdaɪt)
    n
    1. (Anthropology & Ethnology) a cave dweller, esp one of the prehistoric peoples thought to have lived in caves
    2. informal a person who lives alone and appears eccentric

    Yup seems legit. Emphasis on APPEARS

    Thank you for your post and thought provoking nudge both of you:)

    Elite Machinery P.S. I do however subscribe to LAShTAL @ 5 quid a month and I would encourage active posters to make a donation of some sort also. Another way to contribute is to buy a book (or a washing machine) from Amazon within 24 hours after clicking on the Amazon book ads on the right.

    Yes I have donated, went to set up a regular donation, stuffed it up, so just donate now when I can. This place is a godsend to me. The friends what live in my computer and my head.

    Can you explain that second bit, one of the books? Would I be presumptuous in thinking that by doing that someone gets paid or it helps from ad revenue?

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    #108948

    wellreadwellbred
    Participant

    ignant666: “Or are we forbidden to them, perhaps as a “centre of pestilence”?”

    Maybe, if the OTO has a policy a strictly literal adherence to the following words from the so called the Tunis Comment: “Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence.”

    “The Tunis Comment to the Book of the Law
    THE COMMENT.

    Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

    The study of this Book is forbidden. It is wise to destroy this copy after the first reading.

    Whosoever disregards this does so at his own risk and peril. These are most dire.

    Those who discuss the contents of this Book are to be shunned by all, as centres of pestilence.

    All questions of the Law are to be decided only by appeal to my writings, each for himself.

    There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.

    Love is the law, love under will.

    The priest of the princes,
    Ankh-f-n-khonsu”

    #108991

    Jamie J Barter
    Participant

    Say, you don’t mean to say that the “[C].O.T.O.”‘s still going, do you?

    Hard to tell, ain’t it!? It’s not as if you could tell by the amount of books they put out anymore, is it…

    If you know what I mean?
    Norma N Joy Conquest

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