Personalities in Thelema

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Past Grand Masters of O.T.O.

  • Karl Germer (1885-1962) Fr. Saturnus, Outer Head of O.T.O. from 1947 until his death in 1962
  • Charles Stansfeld Jones (1886-1950) Fr. Parzival X° for the United States, elected Crowley as Frater Superior
  • Carl Kellner (1851-1905) Fr. Renatus, spiritual founder of Ordo Templi Oriestis
  • Grady McMurtry (1918-1985) Fr. Hymenaeus Alpha X°, OHO of Ordo Templi Orientis from 1965 to 1985
  • Theodor Reuss (1855-1923) Fr. Merlin or Peregrinus, first OHO of Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Wilfred Talbot Smith (1885-1957) Fr. Ramaka X°, first priest in a public Gnostic Mass

Crowley's Scarlet Women

  • Rose Edith Crowley (1874-1932) Rose Edith Kelly, first wife of Aleister Crowley, the first Scarlet Woman
  • Mary Desti (1878-1927) Soror Virakam, Crowley's second Scarlet Woman
  • Jane Foster Soror Hilarion
  • Leah Hirsig (1883–1951) Soror Alostrael, A Scarlet Woman, companion of Crowley, co-founder of Cefalù
  • Roddie Minor "The Camel"
  • Maria de Miramar (1894-196?) The second wife of Aleister Crowley
  • Dorothy Olsen Sr. Astrid, a Scarlet Woman; student and companion of Crowley
  • Leila Waddell (1880–1932) LAYLAH, companion of Crowley, inspiration for The Book of Lies, accomplished violinist

Notable members of O.T.O.

  • Kenneth Anger experimental filmmaker, author of Hollywood Babylon
  • Lon Milo DuQuette American Thelemic author and founding member of the OTO as resurrected by Hymenaeus Alpha (Grady L. McMurtry)
  • J.F.C. Fuller (1876-1966) British general, military historian, acquaintance of Aleister Crowley
  • Franz Hartmann (1838 - 1912) Theosophical and Rosicrucian scholar, co-founder of Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Regina Kahl (1891-1945) member of Agape Lodge #2 O.T.O., first priestess in a public Gnostic Mass
  • Heinrich Klein (?-1913) a co-founder of Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Frederick Mellinger (1890-1970) Fr. Merlinus
  • Hermann Metzger (1919-1990) Fr. Paragranus
  • Jack Parsons (1914-1952) Fr. Belarion, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), writer of The Book of Babalon
  • Israel Regardie (1907-1985) Crowley's secretary and personal student, later a member of the Stella Matutina offshoot of the Golden Dawn, and popularizer of Golden Dawn magic
  • Phyllis Seckler (1917-2004) Sr. Meral IXº O.T.O., founder College of Thelema
  • Jane Wolfe (1875-1958) Sr. Estai, acquaintance of Aleister Crowley, resident at Cefalù, actress in silent films

Notable members of A.'.A.'.

  • Frank Bennett Fra. Progradior, a star pupil of Crowley's at Cefalu
  • Mary Butts (1892-1937) Sor. Rhodon, literary author, resident at Cefalù
  • J.F.C. Fuller Fra. Non Sine Fulmine, military officer, author of The Star in the West
  • George Cecil Jones Fra. Volo Noscere, member of the Golden Dawn and founder, with Aleister Crowley, of the A.'.A.'.
  • Charles Stansfeld Jones (1886-1950) Fra. O.I.V.V.I.O. 8°=3# , discovered the Key of the Law
  • Victor Neuburg (1883-1940) Fra. Omnia Vincam, scribe of The Vision and the Voice, companion of Crowley, Poet
  • C.F. Russell Fra. Genesthai
  • Austin Osman Spare Fra. Yihoveaum, notable occult artist and innovative magician
  • Jane Wolfe (1875-1958) Sor. Estai, acquaintance of Aleister Crowley, resident at Cefalù, actress in silent films
  • Gerald Yorke (1901-1983) Fra. Volo Intelligere, preeminent archivist of Crowley materials
  • Marcelo Ramos Motta (1931-1987) Fra. Parsival. First Astrum Argentum instructor in South-America. Karl Germer's discupule. Author of the fist thelemic texts in Brazil ("Letter to a Mason" and "Calling the Sons of the Sun"). Musician. Founder of the Society Ordo Templi Orientis (a non-O.T.O. grop).

Notable members of the Golden Dawn

  • Julian Baker Fra. Causa Scientiae, chemist, introduced Crowley to the Golden Dawn
  • Allan Bennett (1872-1923) Fra. Iehi Aour, member of the Golden Dawn, teacher of Aleister Crowley, founder of the Buddhist Society
  • Dion Fortune (1891-1946) member of the Golden Dawn, esoteric author, founder of the Society of the Inner Light
  • George Cecil Jones Fra. D.D.S., member of the Golden Dawn and founder, with Aleister Crowley, of the A.'.A.'.
  • Samuel Mathers (1854-1918) Fra. Deo Duce Comite Ferro, founder of the Golden Dawn, teacher and later enemy of Crowley
  • A.E. Waite (1857-1942) occultist, co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, member of the Golden Dawn, founder of the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross
  • William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Fra. Demon est Deus Inversus, poet, mystic, member of the Golden Dawn
  • William Wynn Westcott (1848-1925) Fra. Non Omnis Moriar, co-founder of the Golden Dawn, Supreme Magus of S.R.I.A., Freemason, member Theosophical Society

Personalities in the Gnostic Revival

Other occult personalities

  • Helena Blavatsky (1831-1891) Founder of the Theosophical Society
  • John Dee (1527-1608) British mathematician, astronomer and consultant to Elizabeth I; discoverer of Enochian magick
  • Oscar Eckenstein (1859-1921) Mountaineer and Crowley's first mentor in mental concentration.
  • Anna Kingsford (1846-1888) author; founder and leader of the Hermetic Society
  • Eliphas Levi (1810-1875) a highly influential magician of the 19th century, author of Transcendental Magic.
  • Paschal Beverly Randolph (1825-1875) Brotherhood of Eulis, Fratres Rosae Crucis, H.B. of L.
  • Harry Smith (1923-1991) filmmaker, ethnomusicologist, folklorist, archivist, E.G.C. bishop
  • John Yarker (1833-1913) English Masonic scholar and organizer, issued charters used by Theodor Reuss to establish Masonic features of O.T.O.

Document Source

  • This page was originally sourced from Thelemapedia. Retrieved May 2009.