HISTORY OF OTO
OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis), or the Order of the Temple of the East, was founded in the early twentieth
century by the Austrian industrial chemist Karl Kellner (Frater Renatus, 1850-1905), who at his death in 1905 was replaced
by Theodor Reuss (Frater Peregrinus ,1855-1923), and its Constitution in 1906. Indeed, the OTO was born of
the Masonic Rites of Memphis-Misraïm, guarded by the Englishman John Yarker, linked to REIS (Societas Rosicrucian in
Yarker authorized the founding of a German lodge this Rite Masonic following contact with Kellner,
Reuss and Dr. Franz Hartmann. And in 1902, Theodor Reuss established the Sovereign Sanctuary of Memphis-Misraïm in
Germany. In 1913, after the death of Yarker, Reuss became head of the Rite International.
The official history also teaches that the OTO Tantric doctrine the three founders were followers East: The Arab fakir, Soliman ben Haifa and Hindu yogis Bhima Sen Pratap and Sri Mahatma Aganya Guru Paramahamsa.
It seems logical that Oriflamme magazine, the organ of that Germanic Templar, announced "The OTO has
the key that unlocks all the secrets, both Masonic and sealed, that is, the teaching of sexual magic and this
teaching makes comprehensible all secrets of nature, all the symbolism of Freemasonry and of all religious systems.
The famous English occultist Aleister Crowley (Baphomet Frater, 1875-1947) became a member of the
OTO in 1910, became head of the English branch in 1912, called Mysteria Mystica Maxima (Maximum Mysteries The
Mystics), then head of the order since 1921, after several disputes with the heads of the German OTO.Crowley's arrival at the headquarters of the British OTO has a history almost legendary.
One night in 1912 Theodor Reuss as head
of the Ordo Templi Orientis, knocked on the door of the house of Crowley in Victoria Street, London, and accused it of
having published the unique secrets of the OTO, the secret of grade IX º . He denied it because he is actually
unknown. Reuss then went to one of the shelves of the library and took a small book, the Liber CCCXXXIII: the Book of Lies (The Book of Lies).
He opened it to Chapter 36, The Star Sapphire, and, with an index menacing expression is Crowley himself said the phrase that says: "Drink of the Sacramento and pasáoslo each other. The Sacramento obviously was the semen that was leaning magical operation with the energy of the magician and that was extracted from the vagina. That was the big secret IXth degree, a secret that is still one of the mysteries kept by the OTO.
The two followers, after a brief dispute, finally spoke about many things and Crowley Reuss enthroned during a visit to Berlin as the "Supreme and Holy King of Ireland, Iona and all the Britains that are in the Sanctuary of the Gnosis. Crowley, the OTO, chose the name Baphomet initiation and in the same year, during the special convocation of the Supreme Sanctuary of the Rite or System of the OTO, the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm, reached the position of Grand Patriarch General Manager in grades 33 º, 90 º and 96 º, for Ireland, Iona and all the Britains.
Aleister Crowley, for the OTO, wrote books and papers as interesting as the Liber Agape, "the Book of Love,
the Gnostic Mass, showing the secret IXth degree, and the treatise De Arte Magica.
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After assuming the leadership of the OTO from 1922, Crowley established interesting contacts with Germans started kind to Karl Germer (Saturnus Frater, 1885-1962), in order to extend the OTO.Germer soldthe property that was in Vienna and settled in Munich to give life to the "Pansophia.
The company decided to publish several books of Crowley and was virtually under the influence of the OTO and Frater Baphomet (Aleister Crowley). But many followers of the Pansophia had serious problems in accepting the
leadership of Crowley and Liber Legis (Book of the Law), revealed to him by an entity called Aiwass in Cairo
in April 1904. Heinrich-horror Traenker stated to
read some verses of Liber Legis:
50. Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!
51. With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of
Jesus as he hangs upon the cross.
52. I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed &
53. With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian
and the Buddhist, Mongol and Din.
54. Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous
Fortunately, a few days later, the problem with Traenker disappeared, as had a light and realized the
darker parts of the book, but later Traenker himself had serious difficulties in accepting the Crowley's Gnostic Mass, causing two thirds of Pansophia members were to stop the Fraternitas Saturni (Brotherhood of Saturn) other
German secret societies.
Germer Crowley sided and did not leave him ever. In 1935, the Nationasl Soclialists banned the Astrum Argentum-order successor of the Golden Dawn Crowley led since 1906 - the OTO and other Masonic orders, Rosicrucians, Templars ...
The N.S. and Fascists could not forgive those orders ideology and Karl Germer, Frater Saturnus, as head of the German OTO, was arrested and taken to a concentration camp. Martha Küntzel, another responsible for the order, confiscated all the material he had. Germer spent ten months in the camp, then was released and, at the outbreak of war, the Belgian authorities rearrested because of his German nationality and deported to France, where he ended up in hospital until their final release in 1941 . Finally get a berth on a ship bound for the United States. It is curious that Crowley's OTO, like the Illuminati Order, also encountered the slave-cults , N.S. and the political and religious conservatives of all stripes and condition.
The OTO AfterAleister Crowley
The centerpiece of the OTO was established in California (USA) until the death of Crowley in 1947 and his
successor Karl Germer was in charge of the OTO, although without much conviction. In a letter dated May
25, 1951, addressed to a disciple of Crowley, Kenneth Grant, wrote: "If I suppose in the OTO, is because I have gotten into it, against my will (in reference to the will of Crowley .) I'll do what I can, but, I will refuse to make any statement that goes against my principles.
Kenneth Grant came into the OTO in the thirties and had a close relationship with Crowley. He explained and the biographer of Crowley, John Symonds English, "given my age and my aspirations, I saw in him the personification of the ideal guru ... I did not do anything for magical education that helped me understand the magic. In his later years, Crowley wrote to Kenneth Grant: "I will appoint my successor as OHO (Outer Head of the Order) but on special terms.
It is very clear to me that it is necessary to make a complete change in the structure of the order and its methods.
The secret is the base, and you must select the right people. In January 1952, the only legal successor to Crowley, Karl Germer, wrote to Grant: "if we want the new OTO function properly, we must have a competent leader, not just for Britain but for the world. It should be someone who knows the subject from the inside ... I think you should be chosen for this position.
But in 1955, Grant, the faithful disciple of Aleister Crowley, distanced himself from the OTO and founded the Nu-Isis Lodge in London, founded the current Sirius and Seth pursuing his solo career. Because of this, Karl Germer, as Head of the OTO, he was expelled from it. In 1952, Marcelo Ramos Motta (Frater Parzival, 1931-1987), belonged to the Rosicrucian Fraternitas Antiqua A. Krumm- Heller and in 1953 was personally trained by the son of Krumm-Heller in Germany. In 1956, Marcelo Ramos Motta Germer visited in Barstow, USA, was started in the seventh and ninth grade
was a little disappointed. Motta, in 1961, went to Brazil and developed the Society OTO (Ordo Templi
Furthermore Karl Germer died on October 25, 1962 in Jackson, because prostate cancer and his last will and
testament were collected by his wife, Sasha Germer. Five days after the death of her husband, Sasha
Germer Marcelo Ramos Motta wrote the following letter: "Our beloved teacher has died. You are the
follower. I grant you this appointment took into my hands when he died, because this was his last wish.
Marcelo Ramos Motta continued his career with the Company as successor to Karl OTO Germer and in
1987 died of a myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema.
Consequently, the Society OTO was divided and Motta's successor at the head of it was American David Bersson (Frater Sphinx). Gabriel López de Rojas (Frater Prometheus) contacted the Society OTO, Argentum Astrum David
Bersson in autumn 1999, was admitted as a member and representative in Spain of the Society OTO and the Astrum
Argentum in December 1999, officially joined the Society Astrum Argentum and the OTO 11 to January 28, 2000, with the names initiation Prometheus and Oz respectively, and both represented in Spain orders until the end of 2000, where in 2006.
Beginning in 2008, has been established and incorporated the following historical account of heads of the
OTO. Gabriel López de Rojas was expelled by Bersson and (AzazIoelSet11- Frater WothanAzazel - Frater
SataNihil) made contact with Frater Azla of Australia a.k.a. Al French and was told that Bersson never got a
stand alone charter from Motta. As a result, Frater WothanAzazel founder of the Grand Lodge Othroerir
began A.:A.: work with Fra. Azla and recognizing him as the most authentic A.:A.: and SOTO initiator was
going back to Frater Progradior.
1. Karl Kellner, Frater Renatus, 1895-1905
2. Theodor Reuss, Frater Peregrinus, 1905-1923
3. Aleister Crowley, Frater Baphomet, 1923-1947
4. Karl Germer, Frater Saturnus, 1947-1962
5. Marcelo Ramos Motta, Frater Parzival, 1962-1987
6. Frater Azla (Al French)
7. David Bersson, Frater Sphinx, 1987-2001
8. Gabriel López de Rojas, Frater Prometheus, 2001-2006
9. General triumvirate SOTO, Frater Bakunin, 2006-2008
10. Grand Lodge Othroerir USA No. 1 2012–Societas OTO
So that the SOTO is based on the ratings system or Rite Initiation SOTO, heir to the Ancient and Primitive
Rite of Memphis-Misraïm of the OTO of Aleister Crowley, as well as the degrees of the Rite Operating the
Illuminati of Bavaria on 13 degrees of initiation rites among other institutions and operations. In short, the
system or Rite Initiation our SOTO, named Rite of Memphis-Misraïm Force, was divided into 9 degrees of
2. Minerval (Hierophant of the Earth).
3. White Knight or Master Freemason (Hierophant Tahuti).
4. Scottish or Master Mason Temple (Temple Supervisor Ahathoor).
5. Rosicrucian Knight, or the star of dawn and dusk (Pitcher of the ship of war of the sun).
6. Historic or Templar Templar Kadosh (Warlord).
7. Mystic Templar or Inspector General of the Illuminati (less than or hierophant hierophant of the
mysteries of Amun).
8. Illuminated Oriental Templar or Priest (Hierophant more or high priest of Nuit).
9. Perfect or Rex Summus lit Sanctissimus (Hierophant supreme or high priest of Ra Hoor-Khuit)
At this level, the degrees listed below are only administrative:
10. Shemsu Hor / Council of Horus
11. Rex Sacrorum / Kuningaz
The first degrees are from the Rite or System French Freemasonry called conventional or symbolic, as well as
the SOTO, heirs of the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraïm of the OTO of Aleister Crowley, and the
highest from studies and grades , the York Rite of Freemasonry called Mystic, finally, SOTO, is heir not only
to the teaching of the inherent in the Illuminati Order, the high Masonic degrees E R also condenses
gradations Hermetic teachings and Order of the Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian Order, Knights of Malta, Teutonic Knights, Knights Templar, among others.
So we can say that our SOTO lineage belongs to the only direct descendant of Aleister Crowley, that of
Bersson - Azla - Progradior - Motta - Germer - Crowley, who is the only part of the Illuminati, and has a Masonic
tradition difficult to overcome, by the wealth of Rites that inspired. The objective is to convey the Societas
OTO Rite of Memphis-Misraïm Operating a Masonic rite is based on important Masonic degrees and is
based on operational work (yoga, tantra, cabal, symbolism, alchemy) that transforms the initiate.
In the Rite degrees are respected pillars of initiation: the will, the methodical and orderly, consistent, the
awakening of consciousness and the god within ..., and present traditional initiation pathways (yoga,
tantra, cabal, symbolism, alchemy ...), which culminates with the initiation process.
The Rite or SOTO system transmits an initiation that raises awareness and inner divinity and ultimately
unites and transforms oneself into the divinity itself, in the divine androgyny, in alchemy, always looking
for it projected on the outside its internal evolution. Proclaims the SOTO the Liber Legis, Aleister Crowley
revealed Aiwass in 1904, text.
Without Liberty, the-chains remain and work initiation and evolution are impossible. Without solidarity, we become "murderers from other parts of the Creation of the Great Architect of the Universe and unworthy of initiation. The Aeon of Godman, based in Solidarity, liberty is a step forward with respect to the Crowley's Liber vel Legis. The god of light Baphomet, you must have a basic idea: only with him the initiation is complete.
With the Abrahamic gods and their slave-shackles initiatory work is "castrated and full initiation is not possible. A
member of the SOTO should work individually all grades, since grades and lessons are well understood and
the true initiation is a matter of self. Grades are a simple symbolic map-scheme whereby he must progress to the effort.
Following this line of argument, we can say that the SOTO does not perform any work required to lodge
or temple, as it believes that the individual is real initiation, a concept of Aleister Crowley who applied
himself to his self-initiated in the A.: A.: and his successor Karl Germer took to acknowledge in a letter
dated September 20, 1957 Marcelo Ramos Motta, my interest is only in the A.: A.: .The A.: A.: is for a
The OTO is for groups and it is not nearly as important. SOTO, however, does offer
the possibility to its members to perform a ritualistic work sharing, if they wish. The head of SOTO our
main task is to ensure the structure, rituals and teachings or system, and to meet members as required. It
also has the duty to choose The Shemsu Hor and his successor as head of the Order.