Hymenaeus Alpha 777
October 18, 1918 – July 12, 1985
Following their meetings in London during a US army posting to East Anglian bases in United Kingdom, Aleister Crowley wrote to McMurtry suggesting that McMurtry’s magickal name ought to be Hymenaeus Alpha. This name enumerates to 777. 777 can be seen to mean in this instance as Magical Son or Succession.
This can be construed as a plan for him to be his Caliph – a person in this case who knows war, if you listen to the above interview. Eventually, McMurtry did indeed become Outer Head of the Order, very much re-invigorating the current and interest in the Ordo Templi Orientis. With Phyllis Seckler, Mildred Burlingame and Helen Parsons Smith, he slowly began performing O.T.O. initiations again and found a publisher for the Thoth tarot deck designed by Aleister Crowley and brought to life by Lady Frieda Harris.