Grady Louis McMurtry

Greater Feast of Grady Louis McMurtry, Hymenæus Alpha, died July 12, 1985 at Martinez, California in Hermeneuticon at Hermetic Library

Grady Louis McMurtry X°, Hymenæus Alpha, Ὺμεναιος Α

“During the IInd World War, two Californian O.T.O. members traveled to Europe on military assignments, Grady Louis McMurtry (also known as Hymenaeus Alpha) and Frederic Mellinger. McMurtry went earlier and visited Aleister Crowley on several occasions while on leave. At that time, Crowley made McMurtry a IXth Degree O.T.O. member, duly documented, and ultimately made McMurtry the chief O.T.O. officer in charge of O.T.O. work in California and the United States, under Karl Germer. Crowley also notified McMurtry that Germer was to be Crowley's successor as Head of O.T.O., but that McMurtry should hold himself prepared to succeed Germer. Mellinger visited Crowley after McMurtry was rotated back to the United States.”—OTO History

“In 1969 e.v., surviving O.T.O. members from the Germer and Crowley years were invited to join with McMurtry resuming regular operations of O.T.O. Members Sr. Meral, Sr. Grimaud, M. Burlingame and Montenegro indicated willingness to see the O.T.O. accessible to the general public. At that time there were less than a dozen surviving O.T.O. members in the United States. Ray Burlingame had died some years before, and Dr. Montenegro died before an organizational meeting could be held. On 12/28/71, the Ordo Templi Orientis Association was registered with the State of California to form a legal entity for O.T.O.”—OTO History

“In addition, the EGC Manual specifies that the names Karl Johannes Germer and Grady Louis McMurtry may optionally be added to the list of Saints in any celebration of the Gnostic Mass, and they would naturally fall at the very conclusion of the list.”—Addenda to Advice for Deacons

Grady Louis McMurtry appears in no versions of the Saints of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica in Liber XV, published during Aleister Crowley's lifetime. However, as a past Outer Head of the Order, of Ordo Templi Orientis, his name can optionally be added to the end of the list of Gnostic Saints, which concludes with a list of people who have held that office.

Gnostic Saint International Equinox Magick in Theory and Practice Posthumous
Grady Louis McMurtry       Grady Louis McMurtry


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