Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
“Let the woman be girt with a sword before me” –Liber AL III:11
Horizon Lodge O.T.O. recently planned a benefit for Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides health services, education, and more.
As part of the Master of Horizon Lodge O.T.O.’s opening remarks he noted:
One of the great ills that Crowley saw in the world around him was the treatment of women, especially the shaming of women who were sexually active outside of the confines of marriage. In Liber 101, “An Open Letter to those who may wish to join our Order” Crowley lays special importance on the support of pregnant women and mothers. Offering this support regardless of their being within or without of marriage. Those without even being looked at especially favorably as those that have shaken off the tabus of the Slave Gods.Though some of Crowley’s comments can seem a bit dated and even patronizing they were radical at the time. And though we have come a long way we are still shackled by these same tabus that are in place throughout society and seek to shame and demean women in general, and specially those that dare to exert control over their own bodies. Slut shaming and the culture that leads to, and allows and abets rape and sexual assaults are the byproducts of these same twisted ideas derived from religions of the past.When I think of why Planned Parenthood was such a fitting cause for us to contribute to it was in part because Planned Parenthood is an organization that has helped almost every single woman I know. Many men as well. From providing health services, to free or inexpensive access to birth control, to education and much more that we will hear about shortly. [emphasis added]
As part of their benefit, Horizon Lodge O.T.O. raised over $500!
If you are interested in helping the effort, Horizon Lodge is still taking donations: Simply send your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal. Please make sure to mark your donations are for the “Planned Parenthood benefit”!
Love is the law, love under will.