"The Ordo Antichristianus Illuminati (O.·.A.·.I.·.) is an Occult Order of Self-Initiation dedicated to extend the Dominion of the Law of Thelema. The Magickal Corpus of the O.·.A.·.I.·. constitutes a Triad with three Grades of Self-Initiation called the Hermit, the Lover, and the Man of Earth. The Corpus of the O.·.A.·.I.·. derives from the verse "Who calls us Thelemites will do no wrong, if he look but close into the word. For there are therein Three Grades, the Hermit, the Lover, and the man of Earth. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." (Liber AL vel Legis I; 40). The O.·.A.·.I.·. serves as an Initiatic Body of the Western Esoteric Traditions , and under a design of Illuminism, to assist the Initiate in the Great Work.
The O.·.A.·.I.·. is an exterior collegium regium, a Royal College of Initiates of the Western Mystery Schools, here to illumine and consecrate humanity. The O.·.A.·.I.·. is the philosophical antithesis of Christendom as a religious institution, not as a populace or spiritual practice. Illuminates of the O.·.A.·.I.·. are Potentates of the Sun, adherents of the ecclesiastical Kindred Sciences and Arcane Arts.
The O.·.A.·.I.·. is not a social organization. It is rather a Self-Initiatic Order composed of wise men and women who are actively dedicated to the Great Work. The O.·.A.·.I.·. does not conduct ceremonial group Rituals. The Order does not charter any Official Temples, Lodges, or Churches of Worship. The Temple of Lucifer dwells within the Heart of every Initiate of the Order, as all true Ancient Mysteries are unveiled only from within the Illumined Initiate.
The O.·.A.·.I.·. is a Thelemic Order, unaffiliated
with nor does it represent in any way other organizations. Candidates
seeking to Petition for membership, and to initiate themselves
into the Magickal Corpus of the O.·.A.·.I.·.,
must be eighteen years of age or older, and must be serious in
their efforts to understand and execute the Great Work."