Last Summer, the Supreme Grand Council of U.S. Grand Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis inducted Sister Phyllis Seckler into the honorary Order of The Eagle, after being nominated by Sister Harper Feist (host of the Thelema, NOW!) podcast. Her nominating essay begins:
“Phyllis Seckler (Soror Meral) was an individual of wide-ranging abilities, and amazing tenacity and persistence, all of which she brought to bear to the promulgation of Thelema. She was a mother, an artist and a teacher in many disciplines. She typed many Crowley manuscripts, saving them from potential oblivion. She was a thoughtful and intense student of the occult, a member of both the A∴A∴ and the O.T.O., where she was inducted to the Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis. She was a talented astrologer and had a deep appreciation of tarot. She founded the College of Thelema in order to make basic materials on occultism and Thelema more available. She was the editor of In the Continuum, the College’s journal, for almost 25 years.
“Amidst this continuous flurry of activity, Seckler accomplished what was her most important contribution to the history of Thelema: she helped to re-birth the O.T.O, which was all but dead in 1969.”
Read the whole essay: