Welcome to the home page of the Temple of Thelema and College of Thelema, a California Non-Profit Religious organization.
Temple of Thelema is a true Outer Order of the Greater Mysteries, providing ceremonial initiation; structured training; and regular group work, all in conformity with the principles of The Book of the Law. An investment of time, effort, and commitment is expected from each member. Each is expected to aspire fervently to the Great Work; to dare, with courage undaunted, to perfect that Work; and ever to apply his or her best effort to effect Harmony within the Order, and within the world in general.
Founded in service to the A∴A∴, the College of Thelema seeks to guide the student to an understanding of the Law of Thelema. Most especially, this means a deeper understanding of oneself and of one's True Will. A combination of instruction techniques is employed, including seminars, written texts, and individual work. For over twenty years, the College of Thelema published the journals In the Continuum (1973-1996) and Black Pearl (1997-2003), maintaining high standards in Thelemic education.
- Avalon Pronaos is now Hathor Pronaos No. 7. Congratulations to the members and new leadership team of our Toronto group, under their new identity of Hathor Pronaos.
- FORUM: Temple of Thelema hosts online forums at HeruRaHa.net. Create a profile and join in on the myriad discussions related to Thelemic magick & mysticism.
- October 29, 2011, New York, NY: Author and C.O.T. Chancellor James A. Eshelman will lecture on “New Aeon Cognition: Developing New Mutant Powers: Overcome Your Brain's Limitations with Evolution on Demand,” 7:30 PM at Westbeth Community Room, 57 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014. (Door opens at 7:30, lecture starts at 8:00, wine & cheese served.)
- BOOKS & PERIODICALS: Updates on our publications:
- UPDATE OF A FREE DIGITAL BOOK June 2012. A Fourth Revised Edition of C.O.T.'s digital publication, Liber Theta: Tarot Symbolism & Divination by Frater P. (James A. Eshelman) is now available. This book (which also serves as a formal instruction of the Second Order of Temple of Thelema) is a free download, like our digital copies of In the Continuum and Download it here.
- ANOTHER FREE PUBLICATION February 2012. C.O.T. is pleased to release a revised edition of Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli (Liber VII) including Aleister Crowley's commentary. This monograph has been out of print for many years, and is now again available... and at no charge.
- A NEW MONOGRAPH (Free!) July 2011. C.O.T. is pleased to release a free digital edition of our monograph, The Ethics of Thelema, a collation of four important essays on this topic of living life in a Thelemic way.
- NEWLY RELEASED January 2011. C.O.T. is pleased to announce its publication of Visions & Voices: Aleister Crowley’s Enochian Visions with Astrological & Qabalistic Commentary by James A. Eshelman. This beautiful 600-page hard-cover volume, manufactured to the highest standards, retails for $49. Read about it here.
- For collectors of elegant books: Copies are still available of 776½ deluxe signed & numbered limited edition (red leather-bound, gilded pages, superior physical design, only 156 copies). Read about it (and order through C.O.T.) here.
- C.O.T.’s highly regarded journals In the Continuum (1973-1996, edited by Soror Meral) and Black Pearl (1997-2002, edited by James A. Eshelman) are now available at no charge. You can download all issues. (We recommend the bundled sets.)