Marcelo Ramos Motta

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Marcelo Motta AKA Marcelo Ramos Motta

Brazil 1931 – August 26, 1987

Comments: Thelemite ; Rosicrucian; failed in a legal attempt to get his Brazilian branch of the OTO recognized in the USA over Grady McMurtry's California Branch, which prevailed; However, as several of his students became more influential in the California OTO, it seems his influence after death has been growing in the CA Thelemic Community;

Teachers: Arnold Krumm-Heller; Theodor Reuss ; Aleister Crowley; influenced by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton; H. Spencer Lewis; Karl Germer;

Students;William Robert Barden; Claudia Canuto de Menezes; Daniel Ben Stone; James Wasserman; Doctor Luiz Gastão da Costa e Souza; Martin Starr; William R. Barden; Ray Eales, Frater 939;


Enemies: Grady McMurtry AKA Hymenaeus Alpha of the OTO; Kenneth Grant, head of the Typhonian OTO in England; Oscar Schlag; Daniel Ben Stone;

Organizations: AA (Order of the Silver Star); OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; AMORC, Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua; Society Ordo Templi Orientis in Brazil;

Author: "The Commentaries of AL", being The Equinox, Volume V, Number 1.; "The Development of a Secret Society in America in the Years 1957–2000 eV"; 3 volumes of his new version of Crowley's EQUINOX, with a mixture of his own work and classic Thelema reprints;