>Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) ('Order of
the Temple of the East' or 'Order of Oriental Templars') is an
and religious organization founded at the beginning of the 20th
century. English author and occultist
Aleister Crowley has become the best-known member of the order.
>Originally it was intended to be modelled
after and associated with European Freemasonry,
such as Masonic Templar organizations, but under the leadership of
Aleister Crowley, O.T.O. was reorganized around the Law of Thelema as
its central religious principle. This Law—expressed as "Do what thou
wilt shall be the whole of the Law"
and "Love is the law, love under will"—was
promulgated in 1904 with the writing of The Book of the Law.
>Similar to many secret societies, O.T.O.
membership is based on an initiatory system with a series of degree
ceremonies that use ritual drama to establish fraternal bonds and
impart spiritual and philosophical teachings.
>Like many masonic groups they believe in transcendent gods and
goddesses through time and believe that there is more than one god in
the Bible. In higher levels of freemasonry in general, many these
symbols represent different star systems and heavenly objects such as
>Celebrity Peaches Geldof with an OTO tattoo but hat is the
significance of the heart symbol?
Jay Z singer with the OTO saying "Do what thou wilt".
>Album cover with the letters OTO representing the order Ordo
>Album Cover with the letters OTO representing the order Ordo