Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
What is the Ordo Templi Orientis?
The Ordo Templi Orientis, or O.T.O. is an international fraternal, initiatory organisation not entirely unlike Freemasonry, the symbology and tenets of which are based on Thelema.
What is Pure Will Encampment?
O.T.O. bodies come in three forms: Lodges, Oases, and Camps. Pure Will Encampment is the latter, providing an entry point to the organisation, holding lectures, talks, and regular meet-ups where people can meet us and see what we are about in person.
What is Thelema?
Thelema is a philosophy, religion and / or magical system developed by the English occultist and poet Aleister Crowley. The central tenets can be summed up by the following quotes:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." (AL I:40) and "Love is the law, love under will." (AL I:57). These are elaborated on in the book they are from, Liber AL vel Legis, a text central to Thelema.
So you guys just do what you want?
The will in "Do what thou wilt" signifies the true nature of a person - our tenets encourage us to explore our natures and perfect ourselves; therefore that is distinctly different from just doing what you want.
How do I join?
You can either write to the Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org), or come to one of our public meet-ups or events, and ask in person, you will be informed of what needs to be done.
Can I quit?
Yes, any time you wish.
Does it cost money?
Yes. Annual dues are paid every year and degree-dependent, and are used by the organisation to cover the overhead of the paperwork, postal fees, printers, etc. Initiation fees are paid before initiations, and cover the costs of the ritual. Local dues are paid monthly and cover the costs of the local body - event organisation, venue rental, that sort of thing.
I live far away, is there something else in the Netherlands?
The Solve et Coagula Oasis in Amersfoort is also available: http://sec.oto-nl.org
I live abroad, how do I join?
You will have to visit the international website, http://oto.org, and find the country nearest you.
Love is the law, love under will.