MOTTA, Marcelo Ramos. Of the Political Aims of the O.T.O.
(No place): Society Ordo Templi Orientis in America, 1980. First edition. Pamphlet. The political aim of the O.T.O. is to prove that the absolute authority of the State can exist only as a function of the absolute individual freedom of each of its citizens.
The Society Ordo Templi Orientis (SOTO) is one of several groups to emerge following the death in 1962 of Karl Germer, the outer head of the OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis). In the English-speaking world the OTO had been headed by Aleister Crowley until his death in 1947. Crowley appointed Karl Germer as his successor. Germer, however, was inactive during much of the 15 years of his administration, which allowed contact with many of the order’s members to be broken. When Germer died, several different people emerged to lead the leaderless organization. A Brazilian, Marcelo Ramos Motta claimed that on his deathbed, Germer had appointed him as the new head. Motta was not at the time sufficiently advanced to assume the office, but over the next years he completed his initiate work and assumed control of a reorganized order, which he named the Society Ordo Templi Orientis. A very good copy in printed wrappers. Uncommon.
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