Today we share a photograph of a Personal Temple from Kentucky. Together with the photo, this Independent Practitioner wrote:
Care Imperator Griffin,This is not a full out view but I hope it is useful. I am located in (ommited), KY. I think that it may be wise to only publish Western Kentucky because of the hostility in the area toward anything not fundamentalist Christian. I may be being slightly paranoid, but it is extremely difficult to put into words the experience of living in the Bible Belt as a magician.
A Personal Temple From Western Kentucky
Thank you for sharing. It is sad to hear that even today there still remains such religious intolerance in a country like ours, which was founded on principles of religious freedom and tolerance.
In the Alpha Omega, we accept candidates for initiation from all religious faiths on an equal basis, including Christians, Pagans, Muslims, and yes, even Thelemites!
Our order is based on principles of personal responsibility, personal liberty, and self-determination. Each member of our order is accepted for initiation - and advanced in grade - exclusively according to individual merit. We do not discriminate due to race, religion, gender, sexual or political orientation.
We invite you to put your temple on the map by either commenting here or mailing us. Even better, send us a photo of your Personal Temple, to share with other Independent Practitioners around the world. We are all enriched by such sharing.
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