Grady McMurtry

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Grady McMurtry AKA Hymenaeus Alpha of the OTO Ordo Templi Ortientis, both Agape Lodge and reformed the order @ 1970 in California, based on the "Caliphate Letter" from Aleister Crowley

America 1918 - 1985


Comments: gregarious storyteller with insight and wisdom, bit of a trickster; Aleister Crowley charged him to take leadership of the OTO if Jack Parsons died, which Jack did young; Was very fun in the 70s, a little cranky as he got older;


Teachers: Aleister Crowley; Jack Parsons; Karl Germer; Sascha Germer; Jane Wolfe; Phyllis Seckler AKA ("Soror Meral:" 1917-2004) ; Helen Parson Smith; Yogi Bhajan;


Students: William Breeze; Jerry Cornelius James Wasserman; Robert Anton Wilson; Jean Brayton; Lon Milo DuQuette; Michael Ripple; James Graeb AKA Ceril Grey (RIP 2012) ; Sharon Morton; Lola Dewolf AKA Lola Kaye Lewis; Luis Al***do; Rosemary De***o AKA Bert; Martin Starr; T. Allen Greenfield; Harry Smith; Adam Rostoker AKA Adam-Walks-Between-Two-Worlds (RIP 1997); Frater Vandimir; Patrick King AKA "Meithras"; Lee Heflin of Level Press, author of The Rite of Shiraz XIth degree WORKing & the Z'tuch Qadosh" ; Laura Deerfield AKA Potnia Theron; Pasq Wilson; Courtney Willis of the OTOA;

Friends: Gerald Yorke; Mildred Burlingame; Israel Regardie; Bill Heidrick;Claire ‘Tommie’ Halleck Palmer, 1st wife;


Enemies: Kenneth Grant ; Marcelo Ramos Motta; L. Ron Hubbard; Dr. Gabriel Montenegro y Vargas AKA "Zoepiron, Theopilos"  ;H. J. Metzger AKA Fra. Paragranus

Organizations; OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis (in America),June 13, 1941; A∴A∴ or Argenteum Astrum (the Silver Star), March 22, 1970; the Sikh order ‘Healthy, Happy Holy Organization’ aka 3HO, 1973;


Author: The Poetry of Grady Louis McMurtry edited by Jerry Cornelius


Resources: IN THE NAME OF THE BEAST: a biography of Grady Louis McMurtry, a Disciple 0f Aleister Edward Crowley in two volumes, 1918-1962 and 1962-1985, by J. Edward Cornelius AKA Jerry Cornelius 2005; http://www.scribd.com/doc/35530023/James-Eshelman-The-Spiritual-System-of-Aleister-Crowley-George-Cecil-Jones-Step-By-Step