A Look At the OTHER 19th Century Socio-Spiritual Visionaries

Just ask Rich Kaczynski, Ordo Templi Orientis was a product of an international utopian movement that flourished throughout Western Countries during the 18th century. One might discern an attempt to revive and reintegrate a sense of the sacred into industrialized society as well as engender great personal freedom for the individual, notably  in the area of sexuality. The New Yorker recently reviewed Michael Robertson’s book The Last Utopian: Late Nineteenth-Century Visionaries and Their Legacy which looks at the era, this trend and how it played out. While this doesn’t deal with O.T.O. per se it does lay out the CONTEXT in which O.T.O. developed, looks at the needs it spoke to and uncovers the failings that plagued most of them.


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