Monday, July 29, is the Feast of Sir Paschal Beverly Randolph. According to the OTO USA website “Dr. P. B. Randolph is either the author or the key Western transmitter of the core magical teaching of the Ordo Templi Orientis. Either way, the only thing remarkable at this point is why his name did not appear initially among the list of Saints read out in The Gnostic Mass. His elevation to the Order of the Lion by U.S. Grand Lodge of the OTO has done much to redress this omission. His contributions to the core teaching of the Western Magical Tradition are difficult to measure but very substantial–essential, in fact.”
Paschal Beverly Randolph is recognized with being the first candid teacher in the West for the practice of sex magick. He imparted this knowledge to the members of his Brotherhood of Eulis both through publications and personal instruction. These lessons strongly influenced such groups as the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor and Ordo Templi Orientis. Sexual Magic is believed to be his greatest and most revealing work.
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