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Was Peaches Geldof a Member of the OTO?

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Peaches Geldof

Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof was found dead at her home in Kent, England on April 7th 2014. Geldof was the daughter of musician Bob Geldof and Paula Yates (who died of a drug overdose in 2000).  Geldof’s death was deemed “sudden and unexplained”  and is currently under investigation. Authorities have however already stated that there was no evidence of foul play. [4] There is however one important element that needs to be considered while investigating her fate : She died about a year after announcing the her fans her initiation into the occult secret society Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O).  [4] Peaches Geldof is a controversial British socialite who, unlike her American counterparts, is a talented writer unafraid of asserting her opinions. Peaches was also known for her dabbling in many religions, most of them fringe. [11] Previously, she spoke out about her Scientology views. Now, it seems her religious ideology has shifted in a whole new direction, allegedly joining the OTO and  encouraging others to read the teachings of Aleister Crowley. [1]

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Aleister Crowley

A source revealed: “Peaches first discovered Aleister Crowley in 2008, when she married musician Max Drummey. He had Crowley’s quote ‘Quo stet olympus’, which means ‘Where the gods and angels live’, tattooed below his neck.” [12]  The OTO were originally meant to be an order similar to or part of the masons. They were formed in the late 1800’s in Austria. Aleister Crowley was their most famous member and started Chapters in the UK and Ireland. Crowley progressed rapidly through their ranks and busied himself with contacting Egyptian gods and setting up odd rituals. They now follow the law of Thelema which is Crowley’s brain child. [15]  The official OTO site describes the group like so:

O.T.O. is dedicated to the high purpose of securing the Liberty of the Individual and his or her advancement in Light, Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge, and Power through Beauty, Courage, and Wit, on the Foundation of Universal Brotherhood… ‘love under law, love with will’.

The O.T.O considers itself to be the true heir of the Knight Templars and the Bavarian Illuminati. [4] The O.T.O., its fascinating PDF FAQ makes clear, is “not a cult.” It is, it clarifies, “a California tax-exempt, not-for-profit, religious corporation” that is “officially recognized by the United States government as a non-profit 501c(3) religious organization.” [3] The O.T.O. follows the laws of Thelema, a mystical religion based on the teachings of Aleister Crowley. (“Our Order is composed of serious men and women dedicated to the Art and Science of Magick.”) [3] When put into practice, devotees of Thelema attend rituals based around sexual exhaustion and, for the highest level members of the Order of the Oriental Templars, instruction in secret techniques for masturbation, heterosexual and homosexual sex. Crowley wrote the religion’s founding text, The Book of the Law, in 1904, after an angel and messenger of the Egyptian gods named Aiwass appeared to him while he was on holiday in Cairo with his wife. [7] The British tabloids called Crowley the “Wickedest Man in the World,” (indeed, they still are!) but he actually liked that. What he didn’t appreciate was being called a practitioner of black magic. In 1934 he sued a British paper for libel, and won, on the grounds that while he was a magician, he was definitely not a black one. [3]  To most people, the teachings of Crowley are concerning. Crowley referred to himself as “the Great Beast 666.” He encouraged the use of drugs and sadomasochistic sex rituals. At the core of his teachings, which are formally referred to as Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), Crowley believed in rejecting laws and social pressures.  Although he denied practicing black magic, Crowley did have some strange rituals including sun adorations, magic wands and — allegedly — animal sacrifices. “‘Now,’ said the Beast. My husband struck at the wretched animal, but only half killed it,” wrote Betty May Loveday for True in 1939 of her husband’s experience sacrificing a cat for his initiation into OTO. “He had to pick it up again and finally, with a hard blow, severed its head. But my husband’s task was not done. He had to drink a cup of the cat’s blood!” [1]

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oto-books-peaches  Was Peaches Geldof a Member of the OTO? oto books peachesIn the time since his death in 1947, Crowley’s teachings have influenced a number of people including Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.  “I feel Aleister Crowley is a misunderstood genius of the 20th century,” Page told Sounds Magazine in 1978. “Because his whole thing was liberation of the person, of the entity and that restrictions would foul you up, lead to frustration which leads to violence, crime, mental breakdown, depending on what sort of makeup you have underneath.” [1]  Geldof tweeted a picture of bookshelves groaning with works by Aleister Crowley, the most prominent member of the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO). She also posted a photograph of Crowley’s book, Magick – In Theory And Practice, praising him as a ‘beautiful writer and thinker’.  Her interest in OTO ran alongside previous fascinations with the Scientology cult, and Judaism, the religion of her husband, Thomas Cohen. [2] Geldof has also done little to mask her interest in OTO. She has even gone so far as to tattoo “OTO” on her arm — and, in her own words, the subjects of her tattoos are all personally meaningful.  “It felt like my life was moving quickly, and if I didn’t get a tattoo to commemorate what seemed to be significant events, they would just slip away from me, or not be as ‘real.’ I had to immortalize them,” Geldof wrote in an article about her tattoos for Sunday Times.  She also encourages other to learn more about the ideology. In response to a Twitter follow’s question about learning more about Thelema, a word for Crowley’s teachings, Geldof recently said, “I would buy Aleister Crowley’s books on it, they’re not expensive and super interesting.”  Still, the same Twitter feed seems to indicate that Geldof practices Judaism, which she converted to after her bout with Scientology. [1]

Peaches-Geldof-OTO-490x670  Was Peaches Geldof a Member of the OTO? Peaches Geldof OTO 490x670In March 2014, Peaches shared a ‘shelfie’ online and Crowley‘s book Diary Of A Drug Fiend was clearly visible. Crowley used hard drugs throughout his life and Peaches was no stranger to substance abuse either.  In 2008, aged 19, she was reportedly treated by paramedics after a suspected overdose.  At the time, she said drugs were ‘something people go through in their lives’.  At the inquest into Peaches‘ death, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham said: ‘Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death.’ [13]  On 16 March 2014, Peaches posted a picture of Crowley’s Magick book alongside the slogan ‘Do what thou wilt’, a central tenet of the philosophical law of Thelema, upon which the thinkings of the OTO were based.  [2] It is this individualistic approach that has led to a lasting fascination among artists and celebrities, of whom Peaches is the latest in a long line. [2] [19] When one follower asked her if Crowley, who died in 1947, was a satanist, Peaches replied saying: ‘No, it has nothing to do with Christian ideas like satan or Jesus at all.’  And when others made references to his less appealing traits, she leapt to his defence, saying: ‘All the stuff about him being a Nazi sympathiser and a racist was lies made up by the press who hated him.  ‘He would also just say controversial stuff purely to subvert people’s perceptions of him in the media.  If you read any of his work, he makes this abundantly clear. ‘His work within the OTO was nothing short [of] miraculous and he was a beautiful writer and thinker too, as well as magical practitioner.’ [2]  While the marriage to Drummey failed, Peaches’ interest in Crowley’s teachings persisted, and she has previously urged her online followers to read his ‘super interesting’ books, an interest that worried her family.  Last year her father’s girlfriend, actress Jeanne Marine, said of Peaches’ interest in the cult: ‘You don’t know if it’s something that will pass or if it’s longer than that. The thing is, young people, they change their minds a lot.’  She said neither she nor Bob Geldof knew anything about the cult, but said the fact that Peaches had tattooed its name onto her skin indicated that her interest in it might be more than a passing fad. [2] Speaking at the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year Awards, at Claridge’s, the French actress adds: “I don’t know anything about the cult. Bob doesn’t, either, and he finds it hard to keep up sometimes. He knows young people go through phases that pass, and maybe soon she’ll lose interest in the cult. But she has go it tattooed on her skin, so I don’t know.” [17]

Peaches-Geldof-OTO-tatto  Was Peaches Geldof a Member of the OTO? Peaches Geldof OTO tattoWhile information concerning her death is still scarce, Peaches life had all of the bearings of an industry victim: She was born into an unstable, show-business family; She got involved in the entertainment industry early in her life; She developed relations with industry insiders; She dabbled with the most powerful spiritual currents of the occult elite; Finally, she unfortunately lost her life in “mysterious” circumstances, under the spell of an elite secret society. [4] On the website AncientAgenda you can find an interesting connection made between the Lost Prophets band singer Ian Watkins and Peaches that somehow “managed” to get lost in the background (e.g. Perez Hilton’s 10 Things You May Not Know About Peaches Geldof fluffy-ass article). Apparently Watkins was a convicted sexual abuser of infants, and the mothers of the babies would let him do this. [10] Back in 2013 Peaches tweeted the names of the victims mothers during Watkins case. Calls them “sick, horrible women” who “offered up their babies to be raped.” Here’s an article about it from BBC:

Referring to two women standing alongside Watkins in the dock, Mr Clee said: “Both women sexually abused their own children and made them available to Watkins for him to abuse.”

The court was told how the abuse of the children by all parties was also evident in text messages.

Watkins sent a text to one of the women saying: “If you belong to me, so does your baby.” [28]

Other celebrities linked to OTO include Led Zeppelin guitarist, Jimmy Page and the rapper Jay-Z, who has been seen wearing a t-shirt bearing the slogan ‘Do what thou wilt’.  [2] Interestingly enough, the Daily Mail reported that British comedian Russell Brand is also apparently a bit of a Crowley buff. [20] [29] Hova’s Rocawear line apparently contains a number of OTO symbols, and he’s consistently been rumored to have an involvement with the Illuminati. [8]  Last year the head of OTO in Britain, John Bonner, 63, told the Mail that its followers here numbered hundreds rather than thousands.  He said: ‘We are used to being misunderstood. Many stories about Crowley, like people saying he filed his teeth down into fangs, are nonsense.  ‘You could call us a sex cult in a way, because we recognise, accept and adore the whole process which goes towards making tangible the previously intangible.’  Devotees of OTO say it can take years of study to understand the religion, something Mr Bonner, who lives in Sussex, acknowledged.  He said: ‘You’re not supposed to just jump straight in to it. It takes time and study, but our rituals are not for public consumption. You need to join us and go through the initiation process before you can begin to understand.  ‘But according to our beliefs we can’t turn anyone away. So if you are over 18, are passably sane and are free to attend initiations, then you have an undeniable right of membership.’ [2]

[1] Is Peaches Geldof a member of occult-based OTO?, Starcasm, Apr. 22, 2013 | 11:28 pm
[4] Celeste Altus, BOB GELDOF’S CULT OF MYSTERIOUS DEATH…., Anomalies, April 8, 2014
[7] Peaches Geldof has signed up to Aleister Crowley’s sex cult OTO, The Guardian, Monday 15 April 2013 14.23 BST
[8] Anna Breslaw, The New Celebrity Religious Fad Is, Uhh, a Satanist Sex Cult, Cosmopolitan, Apr 22, 2013
[10] Peaches Geldof occult-Illuminati death conspiracy theories, Illuminati Watcher, June 21, 2014
[11] S.J. Prince, Peaches Geldof & the Illuminati: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Heavy, 9:17 pm EDT, April 7, 2014
[12] Clemmie Moodie, Peaches Geldof shows off her cult tattoo and urges fans to follow order, The Mirror,  00:00, 31 Mar 2013
[14] Unanswered questions surrounding Peaches Geldof death, Express, 00:00, Sun, Apr 13, 2014
[15] Peaches Geldof Illuminati Theories, Lazer Horse, June 4, 2014
[16] Jonas E. Alexis, Aleister Crowley Meets Peaches Geldof and Pop Culture, Veterans Today, July 24, 2015
[17] Richard Eden, Satanic sex cult makes its mark on Geldof, Telegraph, 7:24AM BST 28 Apr 2013
[19] Nick Margerrison, Peaches Geldof Joins a Weird Sex Cult? Where Do I Sign?, Disinfo, Jun 14, 2013
[21] Peaches Geldof No Foul Play, TMZ, 4/9/2014 5:45 AM PDT
[22] Lilit Marcus, Peaches Geldof Has Swapped Scientology for Thelema, Patheos, April 15, 2013


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