Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass – Michael Effertz Deluxe Edition #13/31 OTO Aleister Crowley UBER RARE OOP! ~Deluxe Edition~ Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass by Michael Effertz Published by Luxor Media, West Hollywood, 2013 Large 8vo. (xxii) + 102pp. Red textured cloth, with gilt titling to the spine and front board, in heavy red textured cloth slip-case with gilt design stamped on the front of the slipcase. Black and white frontispiece. Includes 36 page booklet “The Argument That Took the Wrong Turning: A Vindication of Priest/ess and Queer Gnostic Mass in Reply to T Polyphilus” by Michael Effertz. Deluxe Edition of 31 numbered copies, with this copy being #20 Mint Condition This deluxe edition of Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass , would make a very significant addition to any Thelemic library.
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 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 about gender and occultism, 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. all of which, when taken in total, bolster the legitimacy of the queer performances of the Gnostic Mass. While Priest/ess directly addresses the O.T.O., its peerless exploration of gender and sexuality in the Gnostic Mass, specifically, and Thelema, generally, makes it an item of interest for Thelemites worldwide, as well as for those interested in gender, sexuality, magic, and occultism.