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Mar 20

Proclamation of Focus

Roar of Rapture – Ordo Templi Orientis
Proclamation of Focus

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.

In addition to the Law of Thelema and the Duty of initiates of the Ordo Templi Orientis lies specific elaborations which membership with our body demands special attention and focus. These elaborations are deemed imperative to Roar of Rapture initiates and are to be regarded as especially important. Blatant disregard to these points are a willful advance against the constant improvement of our body and all those within it. Such a transgression will carry undesirable consequences.

Community:
Roar of Rapture is above many things a community. It is of special importance that we promote and maintain a level of intimacy within our local fraternity. It is not a wise option to be withdrawn from our fellow initiates as it is our community which shines as an example to others. Community offers among many things the very important task of protection. This protection is not simply from the ill will of external forces and intentions but most importantly protection from ourselves. Too often corrosion starts from within just as if an engine is not oiled it will begin to lock up and the entire momentum is halted. Each initiate within Roar of Rapture is charged with a duty of maintaining our community, to know each other even in the uncomfortable situation of personal turmoil between brethren. We must keep moving and resist the temptation of allowing corrosion between one or more people.

Sexual Liberty:
In elaboration of Liber OZ, sexual liberty is of high importance. It must be enforced by the initiates of Roar of Rapture that sex is sacred and not to be expected or demanded but rather to be given willfully and received respectfully. Any expectation that ones own standard toward sexual openness and expression is  anyone else’s is a grave error which builds a destructive inertia against the close fraternal bonds of both Roar of Rapture and our great Order.

Family:
For those initiates who have family outside Ordo Templi Orientis, especially children, it is of great importance that we extend our fraternity. To unaffiliated adults of family, we must shine as an example worthy of praise within our own right. We must reasonably avoid being responsible for any contention in a relationship and be of good stature and commendable by such individuals without sacrifice of the mission of our Order. To children, it was of great importance to Crowley that they be considered children of the entire order and entitled to the care of the order (reference). We must upon the will of the parent, to the best of our ability and within reason, accommodate the child of any initiate of Roar of Rapture regarding care, well-being and education. This implies an even greater responsibility to develop ourselves on both an individual basis and as a community in total. We must show no stain upon our character or it is ourselves who risk leading a child into error.

Love is the law, love under will.