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Profess Houses )

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick,alt.thelema,alt.magick.order
From: (Bill Heidrick)
Subject: Re: Profess Houses (Was Re: OTO Bashing (sigh))
Date: 19 Nov 1995 22:01:26 GMT

xiwangmu  writes:

>What were Crowley's ideas about Profess Houses?  What were profess
>houses supposed to be?  

This is described in Equinox III, 1 and 10.  A profess house is very similar
to a Roman Catholic retreat house or an ashram.  It's a place to go in
semi-monastic conditions, and meditate or accomplish a magical working.
It is not compatible with a Lodge in most respects.

>Where did the idea originate?

Not recorded, but many cultures have them associated with temples.

>How many are there now, if any?

No formal ones, but some places act as informal ones.

>Are there plans for more in the OTO?

Someday.  It's pretty expensive and requires a specialized administration.
Attempts to get them going as share rentals haven't been successful.

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