The  Team 

Kim Knight 

Presenter and Team Lead

Kim (she/her) has been a member of the Order since 1999, is Past Master of Sekhet-Maat Lodge and was the Chair of the National Conference Committee. She is currently the U.S.G.L. Initiation Training Coordinator, serves as High Priestess of Psyche Eros Chapter and as a Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Order. Her areas of expertise are organizational leadership, initiation performance and process, and ritual technology. Her current favorite projects are focused on women in leadership and support for the long term vision of the Order. She lives on the Rio Chi in Tillamook, Oregon, with her husband Geoff.

 

Catherine Berry 

Presenter

Catherine (she/her) has been a member of the Order since 1987. She has held a variety of leadership positions in the Order, at the local level (such as Master of Baphomet Lodge and Deputy Master of LVX Oasis, among others), the national level (Bishop of E.G.C., member of the Grand Tribunal, and U.S.G.L. Internet Secretary), and the international level. Despite the appearance of leading an entirely virtual existence, she does occupy a physical body in Los Angeles, where she lives with her wife Leanne. Among her personal areas of research are the role of humor in magick and the culture and philosophy of the ancient Aztecs.

 

Dr. Richard Kaczynski 

Presenter

Photo by Maevius Lynn

Richard Kaczynski (he/him) has been a member of O.T.O. since 1987 and an initiator since 1998. He travels, teaches and lectures widely, and has served the Order as the past master of Blue Equinox Oasis and past Most Wise Sovereign of Infinite Stars Chapter. He is currently an E.G.C. Bishop, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, and Secretary of Academia Ordo Templi Orientis. He is the editor of a critical edition of Aleister Crowley's The Sword of Song (2021), and author of Perdurabo: The Life of Aleister Crowley (2010, 2002), Forgotten Templars: The Untold Origins of Ordo Templi Orientis (2012), The Billionth Monkey (2015), and many others. He appeared in the television documentaries The Witch of Kings Cross (2020), Secrets of the Occult (2006) and Aleister Crowley: The Beast 666 (2007). His current projects include Friendship in Doubt: Aleister Crowley, J. F. C. Fuller, Victor B. Neuburg and British Agnosticism (forthcoming), and a book on the psychology of magick. By day, Richard is a social psychologist, statistician, and research scientist whose 1993 doctoral dissertation examined metaphysical beliefs and experiences among occult practitioners.

 

Jon Sewell 

Presenter and Team Secretary

Jon (he/him) has been a member of the Order since 1999, serving as Master of Horizon Lodge and United State Grand Lodge Document Control Officer as well as an Ordained Priest, a Chartered Initiator, and a Certified Initiator Trainer. Jon is deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve the Order, and for the trust reposed in him. They even let him write his own bio for A.I.T., so he has taken the opportunity to attest that he is probably a homunculus, and suspects that coffee has rendered him immortal. During his tenure in the Order, Jon has made it a regular practice to engage in a variety of creative projects including original rituals and adaptations of Crowley’s works, which in turn were adapted into films that received national and international awards. He currently serves as U.S.G.L. Volunteer Coordinator, a presenter for A.I.T., and with the planning team for Kaaba. 

 

Andrew Lent 

Presenter

Andrew (he/him) is a chartered initiator, ordained Priest, and ordained Deacon. He's served as Secretary, Deputy, and Master of Black Sun Lodge in sunny Cleveland, Ohio, and is currently Secretary of Ouarda Chapter. He also serves as editor of Agapé, the official organ of USGL. When he's not knee deep in O.T.O. work, Andrew can usually be seen noodling about with synthesizers and annoying the AIT team with his occult knowledge of all things Star Wars.

 

Terry M. 

Presenter

Terry (he/him) Since joining O.T.O. in early 1998, Terry has served in various roles on the local, regional, and national level. As U.S.G.L. Historian, he is passionate about exploring and preserving the Order's history. In particular, he is fascinated by the ongoing development of our rituals: their interconnections, historic contexts, modern interpretations, and all the other elements that ensure the ever-evolving symbolic resonance of our initiatory system.

When not researching and lecturing on initiatory symbolism, he enjoys reading and writing poetry and prose, and can talk for hours on the topics of Leonard Cohen, Doctor Who, and pretty much all horror movies. Despite popular rumor, he is not entirely made of spiders.

There are also some snakes in there. 

 

Sr. Luz y

Team Logistics

Sr. Luz y (she/her) has been a member of the Order since 2018. She is an ordained deacon and ordained priestess sacerdote of the EGC and serves as Side Officer for initiations as often as she is able. She is a member of the Thelema for All team and was a content creator for the U.S.G.L. educational modules. She is a member of the Substance Misuse Prevention Committee, and serves the Thelemic Families program as an active parent and member. Sr. Luz y is currently rocking the A.I.T. world by making sure our workshops all flow smoothly with joy and beauty.

 

Bodhi Hamaker

Admin Support

Bodhi H. (they/them) Admin Support - has been a member of the Order since 2019. They serve as Aide-de-Camp to Miss Kim. Bodhi's passion for fostering inclusivity and diversity is evident through their role as the original project manager for the U.S.G.L. Thelema for All diversity modules. Bodhi is an ordained Deacon Sacerdote. Their current studies include the Tibetan Buddhist practices of Chöd and Tonglen. 

In their downtime, Bodhi can be found on different Pacific Northwest beaches talking to seagulls and sand fleas.