From the Ordo Templi Orientis
(OTO)'s infiltration of Freemasonry to the real Priory of Sion, this book exposes the hidden structure of the New World Order and the occult practices of the various groups involved with it, including their connections to the intelligence community and the infamous Ur-Lodges.
Crowley joined, and quickly came to dominate, another organization, the Ordo Templi Orientis
(OTO), which he transformed into a vehicle for his own occult beliefs.
She urged her thousands of fans to buy books by Satanist Aleister Crowley, leader of the controversial Ordo Templi Orientis
The initials stand for Ordo Templi Orientis
, of which ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley was a celebrated member.
Author James Wasserman is a thirty-year member of the Ordo Templi Orientis
, has written other books on the topic, and here provides a history of the Order and its legends and mysteries.
He became enraptured with the writings of the British occultist Aleister Crowley and joined the L.A.-based Agape Lodge of Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis
. Crowley's American lieutenants seized on the charismatic and successful scientist as a potential savior for their movement; he began donating almost all his salary to the upkeep of his lodge brethren.
The book under review, written by an occultist scholar and a member of the Ordo Templi Orientis
, a Western magical society, surveys the histories of the Nizari Ismailis (unfortunately, designated as the Assassins) of the Alamut period and the Templars, both categorized as secret societies; James Wasserman is also bent on showing that the Templar doctrines were greatly influenced by those espoused by the Nizaris, which remains merely the intention of the book as the author fails to prove his case.