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Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO)

Homepage http://www.otohq.org/
Cans short of a six pack
5 cans short
5 cans short
Quotes Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Peace, Tolerance, Truth: Salutation on All Points of the Triangle; Respect to the Order. Etcetera.
Que? "The letters O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis, the Order of Oriental Templars, or Order of the Temple of the East. O.T.O. is an Outer Thelemic Order which is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood.", so now you know.
Book? These guys have a book too, it's The Book of the Law, "received by Aleister Crowley in 1904 EV.". I think their book is better than Urantia's, but their HTML isn't as nice. They also support RMS/Tim O'Reilly's embargo in Amazon.com (for patent reasons) and have their own SETI@Home Team. Wired.
Beer? No, these guys are lacking on the beer front, unfortunately.
Update It turns out that these guys do have Beer, or something like it:
...there is a verse in the BotL which states "Drink sweet wines and wines that foam", so there is alcohol content, not beer but better than some.
Thanks to John L Waggott. Still not worth a 6 though.
Update2 OK, OK, After some badgering, I am reluctantly going to concede that foaming wine can be taken as beer:
They missed a few fine points...my mother lodge (Ouroboros Oasis in San Diego) held extended debate on whether beer counted as a foaming wine, with the concensus inclined to declare it was so.
- Anon.

Accordingly I have upped the OTO's rating to 6 flying saucers.

Comment These guys score big on the cult front (lots of secret stuff, nice hierachy allowing "inner secrets" and the like), but they don't seem to be be doing much World Domination, and/or destruction on the other hand, so I'm only giving them a 5 (out of date now, see updates).
Suggested By Steven E. Newton
Overall Rating
6 flying saucers
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