Gnostic Church August 21, 1986, He was consecrated by Patriarch Bertiaux in Chicago IL USADecember 4 1993.
A statement on spiritual legacy by Rt. Rev. T Allen Greenfield
Please note that, as Tau Michael Bertiaux has held, since June 16, 1979, all major independentlines of the traditional apostolic succession through consecration at that time by Bishop ForestGregory Barber, all such lines flow to me by virtue of my consecrations by Bertiaux. Bertiaux,later reconsecrated by Jorge Rodriguez, then also consecrated me. In line with MY FORMER
ASSOCIATES AT ―OTO’s‖
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica
, Patriarch Tau Silenus and PrimateTau Apiryon, I hold that there is a distinction between, on the one hand, Spiritual Appointmentand Consecration in the lineage of Edward Alexander Crowley (Baphomet 33 * 90* 96* XI°MA&P R MM) and, on the other, the traditional Apostolic Succession. Both have theirimportance and validity. The issue is passage of egregore and empowerment, not any particularfaith or creed.In my view, and, in having held both, I believe I can render a rather well informed and detached
opinion on this. I held the succession of Baphomet as a Bishop ―now and forever‖ through
Consecration by both the Absolute Grand Patriarch of the
Ordo Templi Orientis EcclesiaGnostica Catholica
(November 19, 1988 Brooklyn NY). While I am no longer associated withEGC-
OTO, I hold with the Augustinian doctrine ―once a bishop
always a bishop‖ though I claim
-and would have -no authority within OTO as of late July, 2006. As Tau Silenus recognized mein writing unconditionally as Bishop in writing prior to my becoming an OTO initiate, I maintainI hold the succession of Baphomet, such as it is. Others are free to disagree; nobody questionsmy Full Apostolic Succession, which is what counts magically.
The ―Baphomet descent‖ doctrin
e peculiar to the current OTO management was, in my opinion,a reaction to questions about their own Apostolic Succession, and nothing more, a silly overreaction typical of them.I also hold the Latter Day Saints succession through Bishop Conway, and the Doinel Succession
through various consecrations. The Honorary Title of ―Rabbi‖ was recently also given me by theFellowship Assembly, which I accept in the sense of being a ―teacher of spirituality‖ in the
Reform Jewish tradition.