Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass. Michael EFFERTZ, Aleister Crowley: related works.

Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass.

West Hollywood, CA: Luxor Media, 2013. First Trade Edition. Hardcover, Large octavo. (xxii) + 102pp. Blue textured cloth, with gilt titling to the spine and front board. Black and white frontispiece. Edition limited to a total of 220 numbered copies, the first 31 of which comprised the "Edition Deluxe" with the remaining 189 copies, numbered 32 - 220, making up the "Trade Edition." These blue-bound examples are the "Trade Edition." A thoughtful and well documented argument for the reformation of O.T.O. policy so as to facilitate queer celebrations of the Gnostic Mass of the E.C.G. From the publisher "Priest/ess harkens back to the 'mirrors for princes' literary tradition and offers in-depth philosophical, magical, sociological and historical analyses of gender roles in the central ceremony of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.) with an aim toward motivating the reformation of O.T.O. policy to openly embrace queer celebrations of the Gnostic Mass. ... In addition to a series of original essays, Priest/ess includes a robust and suggestive collection of citations from the source material, including the diaries of Aleister Crowley and the writings of Sabazius, current National Grand Master General of United States Grand Lodge O.T.O. While Priest/ess directly addresses the O.T.O., its peerlesss exploration of gender and sexuality in the Gnostic Mass specifically and Thelema generally makes it an item of interest for Thelemites worldwide." 'Priest/ess' was first produced in an edition of only 44 copies for private circualtion, this is the first publically available edition. Fine condition (issued without dust jacket). Item #44084