What is the Aleister Crowley Foundation?
The Aleister Crowley Foundation (A.C.F.) is an Association of Thelemites who are united in the Spirit of Thelema for the Great Work of perpetuating the Teachings of Aleister Crowley and Thelema via the Internet. By way of promoting the works and activities of contemporary Thelemites and Thelemic Orders, Magicians and Publishers without organizational prejudice. In being a member of the Aleister Crowley Foundation you are letting people who visit your website know that they shouldn’t expect to find any derogatory or slanderous comments that are unfortunately becoming much too common on the websites of individuals involved in “us vs. them” pursuits.
By placing our “badge” on your web page you are indicating that you value all Thelemic knowledge and information regardless of where it comes from, and that you work toward greater Unity between all Thelemites and Thelemic Orders for the progress of Thelema.
We feel that if Thelema is to grow and expand, we need to accept and make available the new and contemporary works of Thelemites and Thelemic Orders. That we should work in harmony as Brothers and Sisters in the Law, integrating our unique skills and diverse ways into the Spirit of Thelema. Harmonious diversity is strength and develops into Union, and Union is the nature of the Great Work itself.
Unlike the Order of Thelemic Knights, the A.C.F. is not an Order of Initiation. It has no grades, no certificates, and no requirement of dues. It works without profit for the Great Work of Thelema. By our voluntary efforts we desire to create more unity and harmony among Thelemites and Thelemic Orders in general for the progress of Thelema.
The Aleister Crowley Foundation was originally started in Brazil by two members of the Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn (Order of the T.·.G.·.D.·.) in 1997 e.v. In 1998 e.v., in affiliation with these two Fraters, David Cherubim of the T.·.G.·.D.·. founded the Aleister Crowley Foundation in the United States.
The Aleister Crowley Foundation in Brazil was obligated by law to change their name and they became the Aleister Crowley Institute. Shortly after this, the Aleister Crowley Foundation in the US severed its relation to this institute in Brazil and became an independent organization.
On the Winter Solstice of 2003 e.v., after more than five years of service to the Aleister Crowley Foundation, David Cherubim of the T.·.G.·.D.·. transferred the Aleister Crowley Foundation to Gerald del Campo of the Order of Thelemic Knights (O.T.K.). A friend for over thirty-four years, to maintain the foundation in association with the O.T.K. in service to Thelema and the works of Aleister Crowley.
Gerald del Campo previously served the foundation by setting up its Supporting Membership program. With Gerald’s support, the membership of the foundation continues to exist, and it continues to freely promote Unity in the Thelemic Community for the accomplishment of the Great Work of Thelema!
The only requirement for membership is your willingness to participate in this project by promoting Thelema on the Internet via your web site in the Spirit of Thelemic Unity. This is accomplished by simply putting our graphic/”badge” and web link on the index page of your web site. We will then put a link to your web site on our A.C.F. Supporting Members page.
We would be glad to have you join us, knowing that together we can move beyond our restricting differences and enter into a free state of Fraternal/Sororal Cooperation and Unity for the progress of Thelema.
If you are interested in this project, and wish to become a Supporting Member of the Aleister Crowley Foundation, please download one of the five colored versions of the A.C.F. “badge” below and place it somewhere conspicuous on your website with a link to the A.C.F. web site at: https://thelemicknights.org/aleister-crowley-foundation/
We also ask that you put the words “Supporting Member – The Aleister Crowley Foundation” either above or below the “badge.”
What you end up with should look something like this on your website:
Once you get this set up, please send an email to email@example.com Containing the following:
1) Name of site
2) link to site containing image and link back
3) Slogan or VERY brief description (see current members for examples)
4) 100×100 logo image
All of these are required to be added to the directory.
Please Note: Inclusion in the Aleister Crowley Foundation Supporting Members Directory should not be considered or interpreted to be an endorsement from The Order of Thelemic Knights.
Send any questions you may have about the Aleister Crowley Foundation, how to set up your membership link, or to submit a website to the Foundation to: ACF@thelemicknights.org
“For I am divided for love’s sake, for the chance of union.” (Nuit, Our Lady of the Stars, AL,I,29.)