This section includes a variety of writings regarding Liber OZ. We are in no way responsible for, nor endorsing, any of their content. Instead, we aim only to inform the reader by providing a range of opinions and articles related to OZ, while leaving all questions of the Law to be decided – each for himself. If you have an article you would like to submit for consideration please contact us.
“A note on Liber OZ from Book 4” – by Hymenæus Beta
“How Dreadful!” – a commentary upon Liber OZ – by Frater Sabazius
“Thelemic Sociology“ – a comment – by Frater Sabazius
“The five divisions of the Body“ – excerpts from “The Rights of Man” – by Frater Orpheus
“Jack Parsons on Oz“ – an excerpt from Freedom is a Two-edged Sword – by Jack Parsons
“A Transvaluation of Oz” – an esoteric instruction – by the Master of Pelican Camp O.T.O.
“An Esoteric vs. Exoteric Analysis of Liber OZ“ – by Soror Nihil Obstat
In the months of October through December of 1996 e.v. – the Thelema Lodge Newsletter published a series of three alternate takes on Liber OZ. Contributed by Brother Lew, these variations are stylized as if penned by Timothy Leary, William Blake and Friedrich Nietzsche. This entertaining series began in honor of Leary’s Greater Feast who had passed away earlier that year. These renditions may be found on Bill Heidricks web page of “Cross References” – links provided below.
In 2016 B. McGinnes published what he referred to as the “Modern Liber Oz”. A short work containing 22 alternate versions of OZ which the author claimed to be updated for use in the 21st Century. This he achieved by replacing the words Man, he and God, with an array of alternatives resulting in numerous renditions the author believes more appropriate for personal use in modern times. However, others may feel that these changes are pedantic and unnecessary. This concept is similar, but expanded upon, what Al Ewigkeit offered in 1987 with his Liber W-Oz, in which he conceived a gender neutral OZ (see the Aquarian Arrow No.22 in our Publications Catalog for further details). McGinnes’ renditions may be viewed on line at the National Library of Australia – link provided below.