PEACE, TOLERANCE, TRUTH:
SALUTATION ON ALL POINTS OF THE TRIANGLE;
RESPECT TO THE ORDER.
To all whom it may concern: Greeting and Health.
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is an Outer Thelemic Order which is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.
O.T.O. is the first of the great Old Æon orders to accept The Book of the Law, received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 EV. This book proclaims a New Æon in human thought, culture and religion. The new Æon arises from a single supreme injunction: the Law of Thelema, which is Do what thou wilt.
This Law is not to be interpreted as a license to indulge every passing whim, but rather as the mandate to discover one's True Will and accomplish it; leaving others to do the same in their own unique ways. "Every man and every woman is a star." The Law of Thelema can ultimately be fulfilled only through the individual efforts of each person. Nevertheless, many worthy aspirants to the Great Work of Thelema have a genuine need for information, guidance, fellowship, or the opportunity to assist their fellow aspirants and serve humanity. Such aspirants will find welcome in O.T.O.
O.T.O. is a California charitable corporation and a federally recognized tax-exempt religious entity under IRS section 501c(3). We have proven ourselves to be the genuine O.T.O. of Aleister Crowley, both in the U.S. Federal Courts, and more importantly by our demonstrated success in faithfully promulgating practical Thelemic philosophy through a careful implementation of Crowley's vision of the mission of the Order.
OTO is represented in Italy by three Official Bodies :
It respects Freedom, Dignity and Life, be it human, animal or vegetal, and the cult and memory of the deads, aknowledging and respecting any other form of Religious Cult, in absolute tutorship of Individual Freedom of Action, Thought and Speech (see Liber OZ vel 77), applying all those unwritten laws of "common-sense" that rule each Illuminated, Liberal and Libertarian society.
The Teth Oasis (former Teth Camp) works in Florence. Fra. Matthieu, Fra. Luciano and Fra. Fabio are doing an excellent work to spread the Law in the Center and East of Italy.
Last (but not least) in order of appearance is the Shanti Camp, where ff. Claudio and Alex are doing their best to provide a very good point of reference for the North of Italy.
Thanks to their devotion, these two camps are growing very rapidly, both in quantity and quality. Our best wishes to all the ff.'. and ss'.', to keep on working so good!