Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
This notice that the Sapientia OTO has changed its name to the
The reasons are to avoid confrontation with the aggressive stance of the Caliphate OTO; whom (according to my understanding) are instrumental in the closure of Koenig's website, Kenneth Grant's Typhonian OTO, the Albion OTO and others.
While the Caliphate have at yet caused our group any problems, I and the other co-chief, believe it is to the best to take the initiative.
Confrontation is only worth while if there is a prize at the end of it. There is little to be gained by being on the defensive.
Additionally there is more to be gained, by cooperating with fellow
Thelemites, some whom are friends and members of the Caliphate. To stubbornly stick to the old OTO name; occasionally causing problems, which in otherwise would be a good working relationship with these adepts.
The Sapientia OTA will continue the Thelemic workings and the current of the OTO within its own aegis under its own name. We have good multiple linage(s) to both Ruess' and Crowley' OTO from multiple sources both Europe and Latin America. A name change can never remove our parentage. Our NZ group are planning a Equinox ceremony this weekend, in which the Thelemic workings are the central core of
more formalised ceremonies to the Archangels and the worship of Aphrodite (Southern Hemisphere).
Love is the law, love under will.