The often dodgily written and certainly not scrupulously fact checked Daily Mail ran a very cute and somewhat bewildering news story about one Anya Driscoll who stumbled across a group of black robed folks in a private room at a Vegan restaurant who she later decided were members of O.T.O. Right off the bat, the story has them eating pork pies and Scotch eggs in a vegan restaurant. Secondly, Ms. Driscoll describes them as all wearing black robes and all carrying ceremonial daggers… in a location where they’d be in public view of anyone looking for the loo. Anya did report that these folks all seemed pleasant and polite and they did in fact give her directions to the water closet when she asked. The takeaway… O.T.O. is apparently the go-to explanation for any group of black robed, dagger carrying you might find on your way to the bathroom. There are some cool pix included of vintage ceremonial gear from some occult museum. .. I wonder who she did come across? Here’s an excerpt:
“A woman has claimed she accidentally stumbled across the meeting of a ‘satanic sex cult’ while having brunch at a vegan cafe in south London.
“Anya Driscoll, who works as a copywriter, was dining with her brother at the Bonnington Cafe in Vauxhall on Saturday when she ventured to the toilet and came across the meeting of 20 people in floor-length black robes with ceremonial daggers eating pork pies.
“After taking to Twitter to share her story, she discovered it was likely a meeting of Order of Oriental Templars, or OTO – a group which was brought to Britain in the early 20th century by infamous occultist Aleister Crowley, who was widely believed to be a satanist, and was dubbed ‘the wickedest man in the world’.”
Read the whole thing: