As Lon Milo Duquette puts it, Liber XV is symbolic of an act of physical love; the trick is to realize what physical love is symbolic of — or what macrocosmic processes it’s the microcosmic representation of. Ergo, I’d think that Ordo Templi Orientis and A.’.A.’. initiates would also be interested in the exhibit in Philadelphia’s famed Mutter Museum of “Objects designed for birth, fertility and parenthood. This exhibit was covered in the New York Times recently. An excerpt says:
“The female form is almost certainly one of the most visualized parts of art, and among the most represented in collections. Yet ‘museums neglecting designed objects that address the needs of women’s bodies is not an accident,’ Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, said in an email. ‘Rather, it’s symptomatic of an historically male dominated curatorial and industrial design field; of a culture that prioritizes fantasy over biology; that privatizes birth; that commodifies women’s bodies. Design museums are in a unique position to illuminate social and historical inequities and advancements through product innovation, but still hesitate.’”
Read the whole piece. And visit Thelesis Oasis while you’re in town!