Catherine Berry joined Ordo Templi Orientis in 1987. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the Order, at the local level (Master of Baphomet Lodge and Deputy Master of LVX Oasis, among others), the national level (Bishop of EGC, member of the Grand Tribunal, USGL Internet Secretary), and the international level. Despite the appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, she does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles, where she lives with her wife Leanne. Among her personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs.
Dionysius Rogers is an eleven o'clock scholar and a performing liturgist, as well as a Charter Member of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis, Past Master of Scarlet Woman Lodge, Past Most Wise Sovereign of Ouarda Chapter, and a perennial NOTOCON presenter. He is the author of the books Raise the Spell, Thelema for the People, A Bishop's Advice, and Fire in the Reed, among others.
Gordan Djurdjevic is a contributor to the anthologies Aleister Crowley and Western Esotericism (Oxford University Press, 2012) and A Rose Veiled in Black: Art and Arcana of Our Lady Babalon (Three Hands Press, 2015). He is co-editor, with Henrik Bogdan, of the collection of essays Occultism in a Global Perspective (Acumen, 2013; Routledge, 2015), and the author of Masters of Magical Powers: The Nath Yogis in the Light of Esoteric Notions (VDM, 2008); India and the Occult: The Influence of South Asian Spirituality on Modern Western Occultism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014); and, with Shukdev Singh, Sayings of Gorakhnath: Selected Translations from the Gorakh Bani (Oxford University Press, 2019). He currently serves as the Director of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis and is an aspirant to the A∴A∴.
Hattie Quinn (she/they) is a writer, mother, and volunteer. She serves as the U.S.G.L. Assistant Internet Secretary and High Priestess of Baphomet Chapter Rose Croix. She is President Emeritus of the Electoral College and the new Kaaba Colloquium Leadership Program Director, for which she was a speaker for ten years. She has been a member 20+ years and recently adopted the motto Soror Cincinnatus.
Keith Taylor (he/him) has been a member of the O.T.O. since 2006 and is currently the Master at Sword and Serpent Oasis. Additionally, to being a Past Master of Theorte Ekstasis, he is also a Chartered Initiator and an Ordained Priest of E.G.C. In his spare time he enjoys writing fantasy novels.
Soror Mackay (she/her) practices law and yoga in the valley of Portland, Oregon. While not managing Senator Charles Meezer's purresidential campaign she serves U.S.G.L. in a variety of capacities.
Richard Kaczynski has been a member of O.T.O. since 1987. He travels, teaches and lectures widely, and has served as past master of Blue Equinox Oasis, past Most Wise Sovereign of Infinite Stars Chapter, E.G.C. Bishop, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and Secretary of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis. He is editor of a critical edition of Aleister Crowley's The Sword of Song (2021), and author of Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2010, 2002), The Weiser Concise Guide to Aleister Crowley (2009), and others. He appears in the documentaries The Witch of Kings Cross (2020), Secrets of the Occult (2006) and Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666 (2007). His current projects include Friendship in Doubt: Aleister Crowley, J. F. C. Fuller, Victor Neuburg and British Agnosticism (forthcoming), and a book on the psychology of magick.
Since joining O.T.O. in early 1998, Terry (he/him) has served in various roles on the local, regional, and national level. As U.S.G.L. Historian, he is passionate about exploring and preserving the Order's history. In particular, he is fascinated by the ongoing development of our rituals: their interconnections, historic contexts, modern interpretations, and all the other elements that ensure the ever-evolving symbolic resonance of our initiatory system.
When not researching and lecturing on initiatory symbolism, he enjoys reading and writing poetry and prose, and can talk for hours on the topics of Leonard Cohen, Doctor Who, and pretty much all horror movies. Despite popular rumor, he is not entirely made of spiders.
There are also some snakes in there.
Christeos Pir (T אריה) is a Bishop of EGC and a Sovereign Grand Inspector General. He has been a member of O.T.O. since 04/04/93, and is Past Master of William Blake Oasis (now William Blake Lodge), past Secretary and Deputy Master of Scarlet Woman Lodge in Austin TX, and past Most Wise Sovereign of Baphomet Chapter Rose Croix. He is currently a member of Golden Thread Oasis in Pittsburgh PA, Baphomet Chapter R+C, and Infinite Stars Chapter R+C, and is a professor (ret.) of the History of Globalization. He is the author of numerous essays on magical topics. He has led seminars and experimental study groups in various subjects at a number of O.T.O. bodies, at NOTOCON, at Ecumenicon/Sacred Space.
Entelecheia (he/him) is a writer and lecturer on Thelema, philosophy, and the western mystery tradition. He is the author of numerous articles including "Thelema as a Path of Erotic Liberation", "What is Consensus Thelema?", and "Is the Gnostic Mass a IX° Magical Ritual?" He has presented on numerous topics including Thelemic metaphysics, soteriology, and aesthetics. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and he serves as Master of Horizon Lodge in Seattle, WA.
Harper Feist is an ordained priestess, past Master of Leaping Laughter Lodge (Minneapolis), the female Ombudsman of USGL, a member of the Education Committee of USGL, and the principal interviewer of ThelemaNOW (official podcast of USGL). She also teaches scrying at the Blackthorne School, and last year published an essay on the Hekatean strophalos in Conjure Codex V (Hadean Press) and an appendix describing the technology present in the original Hagia Sophia dome in Peter Mark Adam's Hagia Sophia: Sanctum of Kronos, Spiritual Dissent in an Age of Tyranny (Scarlet Imprint). She spoke on scrying at the 2017 NOTOCON. Theion Publishing just invited her to join their author stable. Harper is aided and abetted in this research by friends Lucera AF and Kitos Digiovanni.
Lauren Gardner, Ph.D.
Dr. Lauren Gardner is a psychotherapist in private practice in Chapel Hill, N.C. Lauren's dissertation was on the experiences of Pagans in psychotherapy. Lauren been a student of the Golden Dawn, Thelema, A∴A∴, and related subjects for 20 years. She lives in Raleigh, N.C. with her fiancé.
Lon Milo Duquette
U.S. Deputy National Grand Master General, Lon Milo DuQuette
Mike Estell (he/him) has been a member of O.T.O. since 1998 e.v. He serves as President of the Electoral College of U.S. Grand Lodge, and is a member of the Committee of Four of Tahuti Chapter R+C, a chartered initiator, and an ordained E.G.C. Priest. He was trained as a classical scholar at Berkeley and Yale, ultimately receiving a Ph.D. in Classics from Yale in 2000 e.v., where his dissertation explored martial aspects of archaic Greek poetics.
Richard A. Davis
Richard A. Davis, MSW, (any pronouns) has studied occultism and ceremonial magick for the past three decades. Richard lived in Japan from 2008 to 2010 where they studied Reiki 靈氣 in Kyoto and initiated into Shingon 真言 Buddhism on Mount Koya and the NIHIL Lodge of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) in Tokyo. Identifying as Androgyne (a concept Thelemic writings by Aleister Crowley define as being “both sexes in one”), Richard has served in celebrations of Liber XV: The Gnostic Mass in the Deacon, Priestess, and Priest roles. Richard has written several essays on “Breaking the Binary in the New Æon” that highlight genderqueer issues within the writings of Aleister Crowley, and their implications for Thelemites as we move into the Æon of Horus. Richard works as a Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor (the former employer of Hymenaeus Alpha/Grady Louis McMurtry during his years in DC).
A proud member of Mithras Oasis in Windsor Valley, CT. I am a clinical social worker by day, and an aged punk rocker by night. I have lived most of my adult life in Boston, Ma. In 2011, I moved to Providence, RI in an effort to find cheap lodgings, noise rock, and Cthulhu. My proudest alchemical magical working is my Thelemic transformation from a very sad unemployed person into a somewhat overworked but mostly happy person.
Dr. David Shoemaker is a clinical psychologist in private practice and has been a member of O.T.O. and A∴A∴ since 1993. David is the Past Master of 418 Lodge, having succeeded Soror Meral, his friend and teacher, and he currently serves as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General. David was the founding President of the O.T.O. Psychology Guild, and is a frequent speaker at NOTOCON. His areas of interest include Qabalistic Psychology, ritual design, Raja Yoga, and systems of initiation (including Golden Dawn-style rites and the A∴A∴).
As a consecrated Bishop of E.G.C., David led the team that developed the O.T.O. Pastoral Counseling Workshops, and he co-edited the journals Cheth (418 Lodge) and Neshamah (Psychology Guild). His instructional Living Thelema podcasts, the associated book, and his other popular publications have brought his teachings to aspirants around the world. In addition to his work in magick and psychology, David is a composer and musician. He can be reached through his website at livingthelema.com.
Celebrating his vicenary in OTO this year, Fr AAA (he/him) is an Initiator in MMM and Priest of EGC, and currently serves on the Committee of Four at Dionysos Chapter Rose Croix and as USGL Initiation Secretary. Fascinated with the deconstruction of classical techniques, his primary interest in ceremonial occultism is experimental ritual. Despite being a giant sea monster, he is (relatively) approachable.
Hunahpu & Ixel Balamke
Hunahpu and Ixel Balamke are long members of our Holy Order. This August is their 39th Anniversary in the OTO. Hunahpu is the current GSG, a job that he loves. Ixel Balamke is the current Treasurer of Leaping Laughter Lodge.
Jubal Eunice is the current Master of Sapphire Current Camp in the Valley of Memphis, TN. He is also the current Secretary of the Delegate Nominating Panel. He almost assuredly feels unsuitably prepared for this talk, despite preparations. But fear is failure and courage is the beginning of virtue.
Following the death of her only child in 2014, Lucy returned to school and obtained her Masters in Social Work from the Suzanne Dworak- Peck School of Social Work in 2017. Currently working as a clinical social worker/therapist. In her spare time you'll find her at horror conventions, witchy/occult pop-ups, and writing. Lucy is a graduate of the Suzanne Dworak Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California. She lives in Southern California with her partner, Beau, and cat, named Ouigee.
Frater MC is a long time member of OTO. He has served the Order in many capacities including a full term on the Electoral College where he served as president. He has lectured on Thelemic topics at NOTOCON as well as several locations across the US and around Europe and Australasia. He is a past president of the Psychology Guild and current Most Wise Sovereign of Baphomet Chapter R+C.
Scott has been a member of the O.T.O. for 21 years, and has recently completed a full term of 11 years on the E.C. You can view most of his projects on keepsilence.org, he has also recently produced a series of 22 rituals for Horizon Lodge which were live streamed on youtube throughout the pandemic, each based on one of the 22 tarot trumps.
Wren Collier is an occultist and Thelemite living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a frequent contributor on the "Where Did The Road Go?" podcast, as well as contributing to projects like NAEQ.IO and the Lunar Cry occult community. He also sells fine occult goods at his Etsy store, Atelier Argent, and is working on his first book, "CTHONIA", an exploration of katabasis narratives, underground kingdoms, pulp sci-fi, and the Hollow Earth. He has been a presenter and organizer for the Strange Realities conference in Nashville, TN for the past three years. He can be found at liminalroom.com