Video of Grady McMurtry:
- [offsite] Liber Tzaddi Vel Hamus Hermeticus (1981): In 1981, initiates of the Ordo Templi Orientis began performing Aleister Crowley’s Rites of Eleusis dramas in California. Revived by Lady Chandria and Vandimir McAirt, backyard productions of these mythic dramas became popular and took on a life of their own throughout the 1980s and 90s. OTO head Grady McMurtry appears in several scenes, including a performance of the coffin dance from the Rite of Sol.
Audio of Grady McMurtry:
- 1983: Grady McMurtry’s visit to SFR Yugoslavia (Side A | Side B) [~35 min total] (NOTE: Thank you to OTO Slovenia for providing this material.)
- Life History Rap: Grady does a “life history rap”, discussing stories with Crowley and more [~45 min] (NOTE: Thank you to OTO Norway for providing this material.) .
- 1982: The Unicorn Interview: Interview with the Caliph of the O.T.O., Grady L. McMurtry, by G.S.G. Lola D. Wolfe for Unicorn Magazine. Interview conducted November 25th, 1982. Interview with Grady published in 1983. [~60 min] (NOTE: Thank you to OTO Norway for providing this material.)
- Aug 1982: Grady’s poetry (mp3): Grady reading & discussing his poems “Normandie in June,” “The Cynic,” “In September,” “Of Emerald Earth,” “The Mystical Marriage of the Soldier and the Queen,” “Angel Far,” “Her Lovely Hair,” “Thy Serpent Priest,” “Alien Star,” and “The Parish Parson” (NOTE: Thank you to John Layman for providing this material.)
- 1982(?): LBRP and Samekh (mp3): Grady performing the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram and Liber Samekh. (NOTE: Thank you to John Layman for providing this material.)
- 1981: Margot Adler interviews Caliph Hymenaeus Alpha, Grady McMurtry on WBAI (NOTE: Thank you to In the Center of the Fire for hosting this material)