OTO Documents and Publications


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Online Thelemic Documents

The documents listed below are available for your online reading pleasure.

Liber II The Message of the Master Therion
Liber XV Ecclesiæ Gnosticæ Catholicæ Canon Missæ, The Gnostic Mass
Liber XXX Liber Libræ, The Book of the Balance
Liber XXXI The manuscript version of Liber AL (CCXX)
Liber LII Manifesto of the O.T.O.
Liber CI “An open letter to those who may wish to join the Order”
Liber CLXI Concerning the Law of Thelema
Liber CXCIV “An intimation with respect to the Constitution of the Order”
Liber CCXX Liber AL vel Legis, The Book of the Law
Duty “A note on the chief rules of practical conduct to be observed by those who accept the Law of Thelema.”

A note on titles

Many important Thelemic works have several titles. Most are technically referred to as “Liber (number)” — e.g., Liber CCXX (220 in Roman numerals). Liber is simply the Latin word for “book,” while the number generally has some symbolic numerological connection to the nature of the work in question. For example, Liber XXX (30) deals with issues of balance; 30 is the number of the Hebrew letter Lamed, linked with the astrological sign Libra — the balances.

In addition to (or sometimes instead of) the formal Liber-number title, most works have one or more alternate titles. An example is Liber CCXX, which is also known as Liber AL vel Legis, and The Book of the Law. Where appropriate, alternate titles are listed above. For some works, subtitles are given in double quotes.

OTO Publications

The International Headquarters and national Grand Lodges of O.T.O. publish several periodicals, listed below; many individual Lodges, Oases and Camps issue periodicals as well.



The official organ of U.S. Grand Lodge OTO. You’ll need the (free) Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view it. Local body Masters (or their delegates) may print and distribute Agapé to body members if they so desire.

Volume Number Publication Date
Download (463k) I 1 November 1997
Download (333k) I 2 February 1998
Download (246k) I 3 May 1998
Download (238k) I 4 August 1998
Download (383k) II 1 February 1999
Acrobat 3 (254k)
Acrobat 4 (253k)
II 2 May 1999
Download (375k) II 3 November 1999
Download (330k) II 4 April 2000

Agape issues starting with II:3 will be published in Acrobat version 4 format only. As a courtesy, II:2 is available in both version 3 and 4 formats.

The Equinox

Founded in 1909 e.v., this serial has had a long and distinguished history in issuing the principal literature of A:.A:. and O.T.O. The Equinox, Vol. III, No. 10 appeared in 1986 e.v. and contains most of Crowley’s writings on O.T.O. (in print withSamuel Weiser, Inc.)

The Oriflamme

This occasional literary journal is available to members free of charge when issued. The first issue of the current series was a collection of Jack Parsons essays entitled Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword, published in 1989 EV. The second was a collection of Crowley essays, The Revival of Magick, published in 1998 EV. Both are in print with New Falcon Publications.

The Magical Link

This is a quarterly newsletter for members only, which was first issued in 1981 e.v. The Magical Link is delivered free of additional charge to dues-current associate and initiate members of the Order. Each issue of The Magical Link contains an updated address list of all O.T.O. local bodies and reports of O.T.O. activities worldwide.

Local Publications

Many O.T.O. Lodges, Oases and Camps publish their own local newsletters and occasional publications with articles, fiction, poetry and artwork by local members. An updated directory of these publications appears in The Magical Link.

Official documents and forms

The following documents and forms are available to local body Masters as Adobe PDF documents:

  • U.S. Bylaws
  • U.S. Camp, Oasis and Lodge Masters’ Handbook
  • U.S. E.G.C. Manual
  • U.S. Initiation Application Forms
  • U.S. Quartermaster Catalog

They may be obtained by email from the U.S. Initiation Secretary at otousis@telepath.com.

Hardcopy versions of these documents are also available from the usual sources.

Publishers and Distributors of Thelemic works

The following publishers and distributors offer various works by Aleister Crowley and other Thelemic writers, as well as other material of interest to Thelemites. None are affiliated with OTO.

  • Luxor Press
  • Teitan Press
  • New Falcon Publications
  • Samuel Weiser
  • Kessinger Publishing