Horus Maat

Lodge

History

ON THE HISTORY OF THE HORUS MAAT LODGE – BY AION 131
(absurdly long lecture notes)
PRESENTED AT THE ESOTERIC BOOK CONFERENCE – SEATTLE. WA- 9/2010

(NOTES: I waaaaay over-prepared- 16 pages of notes- so I skipped through this text, hitting high points and key points, summarized as I went and gave major plugs for Nema and her works as well as for the HML and my upcoming double-current grimoire- Liber Sigil A IAF- which did not get published in time for the conference – sadly- I also injected some humor and answered several very good questions and a few silly ones with, I hope, humor and some truth-131)

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Greetings fellow writers, sages, adepts Lords and Ladies of Chaos all-

Abrahadabra, Ipsos, Thelema, Agape- N’Aton

May every word I say advance in some small way the evolution of humanity and the manifestation of unified world consciousness here and now.

Ok! Now that we have all the Theology out of the way, let me just say how honored I am to be speaking with you.

I was asked by out kind host to say a few words about the founding of an obscure magickal organization

I must also at the outset acknowledge the special debt I and many others owe to Soror Nema. She forms in many ways the core of the order, many of the central documents owe much to her and her writings are recommended to everyone- Maat Magick and all the rest.

The subject, then is the ostensibly the founding of a modern magickal order called the Horus Maat lodge.

I will give a short introduction, then I will discuss the actual linear history of the HML, finally I will expound a bit on the founding charter of the lodge with, I hope, some relevant takeaways all.

(Here I mentioned that couldn’t possibly get through all of this in 1 hr so the full text would be posted on the HML website- which I of course mentioned often…
I also had the Inner Council members present, Shade, Nemus, Orryelle, all stand and take a bow- later on Shade stood up and gave a shameless but adroit plug for Silverstar and called for submissions)

Let’s get to the point: We were, of course, originally founded but a consortium of ascended masters and demigods from Atlantis, Mu and Lemuria who were on vacation in Kadath. We have proof. Papers. Initiations. Hideous idols. The usual. Our order is, as you know, is the moving force behind all esoteric Masonic Cults, Modern Wicca and all Thelemic orders. Not Satanism, however. You can blame Ozzy and Anton for that.

Ok, I’m having a bit of fun here. The truth is, of course, that as a magickal lodge we have no claim on direct initiated lineage from any ancient or arcane tradition at all, and that is exactly how we like it. We have forged something new, yet, it seems, something humming with the core energies that are the ultimate test of any magickal order that seeks to advance the great work of human evolution. Because we have forged something of a new path within the paradigm of the esoteric sub-culture, it is my hope that what and who we are will have some relevance to others involved in the Art Magick.

A FEW CORE CONCEPTS

What is a LODGE, in an esoteric sense?

Here are a few definitions from Webster’s

A shelter or abode
The meeting place of an organization, esp. fraternal
The body of members of an organization
An inn or resort hotel
A family of Native Americans/ Native American large meeting hall
The lair or den of gregarious animals

Guess which definition works best for me?

DOUBLE CURRENT

This is a term begun by Nema and the GSS and picked up by others like KG to describe a magickal phenomena that is the core of the Lodge- to wit: the blending of the energies of this current ‘new’ aeon of Horus (93 current) and the energies of the currently available ‘future’ Aeonic magick of Maat (we call the 696 current) As adepts before us discovered, notably Fr. Achad, Maatian energies are available here-now and the excessive force and fire of the 93 current balances and blends well with the Maat vibe. Magick is transaeonic in this paradigm, reflecting the non-linear physics that rule our thinking today.

PAN AEONIC SCHEMA:

…rising out of the Nameless Aeon of our prehistoric and shamanic past are four other periods of historic development. The age of Isis the Mother was of paganism and nature, and that of Osiris the Father of monotheism and the rise of cities. The corruption at the end of this period is now being overthrown by the new energies of Horus the Son, our modern era of anarchy and chaos and technological changes. This will in turn become the time of the Daughter Maat, whose way of being will manifest in unique and unexpected ways. Part of her magick involves the reversal of time, as the forward flow of Horus meets the backwards current of Maat, inspiring us with an understanding of the future … when we all may become something far greater,
— http://www.horusmaat.com/HMLFAQ.html

N’ATON:

Naton is the Great Work – the unified species GroupMind- the Omega Point.
To us, this is the goal of the Lodge and of all magick.

“N’Aton (is), the collective and awakened consciousness of future humanity. Ultimately this may be said to include the ancestral dead , all of the living, and our unborn descendents to come. We may perhaps step free from time and exist in this eternal moment, for we all carry the seeds of N’Aton within us. For many of us the individual HGA has been seen as an embryonic or fully realized form of N’Aton, a realization that tends to accelerate the process.” – FAQ
ELEVENSTAR-
The unifying global group ritual that forms the active core work of the lodge. Essentially, it is an ever-evolving monthly ritual designed to promote and facilitate the awakening of N’ATON on all levels by manifesting the Double Current in and through the circuit of the 11 traditional spheres or Thrones of the Tree of Life. It is done in sync by all members of the Lodge wherever they are as they will.

THE HORUS/MAAT LODGE
The foundation of the Horus/Maat Lodge took place on the New Moon of April 26th of 1979, at a gathering of Soror Nema and the members of the Grove of the Star & the Snake. Our goal was to form a loose constellation of Thelemic Mages devoted to spreading the evolutionary energies of the Double Current 93/696, as free as possible from the type of authoritarian hierarchy that is so common in occult organizations.
Self-initiation is encouraged, as we realized that all initiation is essentially individual, personal, sometimes random, mysterious, and impossible to categorize or define for others. We sought to make freely available a Way of Magick that we have found to be more effective than any other contemporary system or non-system. Our symbol is the red triangle of Horus (as noted by Crowley) pointed downwards, marked with a black feather of flame .
Those with a very wide range of backgrounds have been drawn to form a link with us. Out of the chaos of magick, Wicca, Tantra, alchemy, science, Taoism, art, voodoo, yoga, shamanism, astrology, politics, religion, surrealism, history, physics, psychology, or hermetic philosophy we have found that the multitude of selves we all carry within us can be joined in a more universal Self.

HISTORY OF THE HML FOUNDING

HML TIMELINE

Now let’s stroll down memory lane – frankly, where the HML is concerned many memories are lacking.
So I suppose I should get this out of the way right away.

For the sake of tack, I will be excluding from my narrative all the really interesting stuff involving anything which may be seen as illegal. These will, of course, be available after my death-

Here are the events that led up to the creation of the HML

1974- Scribing of Liber PP – Official founding of the GSS …..

(Bate Cabal/ CJCM) Founding of Cincinnati Chapter of the Crowned and
Conquering Child. At the Winter Solstice rite 3 mages first sensed N’Aton
during a time-travel working (details available upon request). Two weeks after the rite, Nema was given two black feathers. Four weeks after
the rite, She experienced Liber Pennae Praenumbra. (Again, details available on
request). After a few days, She felt a need, and satisfied it, to send a copy of Liber PP
to KG. she began the painting of LPP.

Janice Ayers, Sr. Tanith 789, was with KG when the ms. arrived. She later told me
that he had been working with Frater Achad’s writings at the time, and that he did
a Tarot layout as soon as he’d finished reading Liber PP. KG suggested I join
TOTO, apologizing for the Probationer MR requirement. My then-current HP did
not want me to join, and we broke up. So it goes.

76- official announcement of the GSS being a center of the double current
(mandragore)

74-78 – Experimentation/melding of the double current
Extensive communication with Nema & GSS – utilization of private MSS (Maat
Magick) Great Success

All join the TOTO as well.

78- A Charter for the creation of the first Double Current Lodge crafted and
signed in Dec- The HML

79- April: The GSS & Nema meet and manifest the HML on the outer and the
inner in a 3-4 day ritual working.

“(The Grove of the Star & the Snake) who had discovered and utilized the 93 current for several years in their on-going experiments and workings, discovered the Maat current in the form of Liber Pennae Praenumbra. The effect of this current on their magickal circles was instantaneous and dramatic. They went from being a burning vortex of Nu Aeon Magick to a supernova as they wove the two currents together in their group and solitary workings. Realizing the power of this nexus of currents, as well as seeing the gate such a nexus opened in the cosmos, they began a long and complex correspondence with Soror Andahadna (now known as Nema), the Scribe of the Maat Current. She graciously shared with them further work on the same subject (much of which later became the book MAAT MAGICK) and they in turn excited her with the solid and sometimes amazing results of these on-going experiments. Finally, it was agreed that all parties had to meet and so the G.S.S. drove off to Andahadna’s farm in Ohio for a most momentous occasion. What occurred when the GSS and Andahadna met was something like two differently charged particles meeting- in a trance many saw this meeting as a wild and flaring mass of crackling 93 energy (dayside) running head-on into a whirling black-flame vortex of Maat -696- energy (Nightside). Thus, when the GSS and Andahadna met and entered deep and shamanic ritual space together, a kind of fusion was created- a fusion that resulted in a permanent Praxis of the Double Current in the form of the Horus/Maat Lodge.

What follows are some diary entries, poems and thoughts centered around the founding of this gestalt amassed from all the participants…..

Ritual…

Each member of the G.S.S. took his/her allotted elemental symbol and also took the HML symbol/sigil outside to create a vortex while Andahadna worked her drum-magicks in the Shadow Temple. In the blackened rain-filled field, standing in the four directions, not feeling the Earth, but at some great height amongst stars. Dance of the Double Current & the sigil is consumed with fire at the still-point center amidst the wild storm. Then, the manifestation of Nu which is Had! The sky is heavy gray above, the rain becomes needle fine.

We returned inside to the Shadow Temple to rejoin the vortex Andahadna has kept spinning. We assume the 4 points of chairs/thrones about the temple. Then, the reading of the Holy Books; Liber Al Vel Legis and Liber Pennae Praenumbra. Every word is alive and a universe complete. Tremendous power spins and billows forth. The air is extremely clear & freezing, with an alien smell, intensely pure. At the end of the reading (and Andahadna danced Liber PP) we did the Ka Worship Rite all together to seal the event, then we went outside together.

The sky was completely and totally clear! And we were struck by the beauty of the heavens. The stars shone clear, brilliant, infinite – a true vision of the Comity of Stars- we were struck silent in awe. The vision lasted for a period of several minutes, then covered itself with heavy clouds again.

Inside, in the house, Andahadna’s daughter (Lee) had been moved to draw a Horus/Maat gynander with flame and feather in hands (see image at the beginning of this page). She did not know about our working and said that she ‘felt compelled to draw it.’

After that two members of Bate Cabal arrived, drawn to the farm (they said) by the energies manifesting. They did the Midnight Adoration of the sun with us, ending the night. (The next day, they became the first ‘initiates’ into the HML.)

We later found out that the day of this manifestation rite was the New Moon. Hades, Kreb ent Ptah and Aion had all previously checked almanacs to make sure that it was NOT the new moon all; were all quite sure that it was no where near. A collective error that was amazing. Indeed, the dark of the moon was on April 26 and it turned out that the HML manifested exactly at that hour!”

79-90- Great expansion- many initiations

-Just after founding of the HMLFrater Nemus joins the IC

WLW- 80- 11 orders, 37 Thelemites- expansion of the DC gestalt
and the HML

80- Nath Tantrik initiation brought to USA by 2 GSS members-
fuses with the DC- All GSS take initiation – Later Nema and Lyrus given initiation

WLW II- 1981- Double/Current gnosis- more initiations etc

83- first HML booklet published by Axil Press (Bham)

-Convocation of the Magi: Math of the Crystal HUMM Gatherings-
More double current Work- More HML initiations and expansion
(Note- art the conference Sam Webster corrected my statement that these were organized by PVN – they were held on the property of PVN (Alobar) but Sam mentioned that he was the organizer and I want to give proper credit to him.
His work, BTW, is amazing and should be noted:

http://www.concrescent.net/book/tantric-thelema

By 84- 85 all GSS and Nema expelled from OTO.
-KG Publishes famous ‘HML is a cell of the TOTO’ comment
(Outside the Circles?) which is repudiated immediately by the IC of the HML.

81- 84- Voxas Rimotae, a circle of eclectic adepts in Bellingham WA, form a
vortex of the HML and the double current, adding Enochian, Tantrika,
Egyptian, Gnostic and other currents into the mix- VR is also a short-lived
magazine and spawned a weekly radio show for several years broadcasting
ritual/music work – Liber PP and AL both broadcast in this way. A number of
public rituals were done culminating in Feast of the Flesh in 83

- 82-84 GSS, mostly dissolute is formally dissolved- all go their own way,
but 3 members end up in the NW and continue as active IC members. The HML IC reforms as a smaller unit.

Nema’s Book Published- MAAT MAGICK

HML in ‘passive’ mode- many things happening at individual vortexes…

“proto’ Internet info systems formed- Hermetic Expedient, Mail art networks
Level, RNA/DNA etc.

1987- Harmonic Convergence performed many places- in Seattle the Elevenstar
was performed as it was elsewhere

90-93- The internet hits- all changes

- 93-94- HML Web site crafted with real help from QBLH Brother NE-
originally designed as an archives, it soon generated email interest from
many.

First simple ‘cc elist’ formed

A progression of elists evolved, the web site evolved, ‘members’ increased
and so on.

THE ELEVENSTAR ritual becomes the central praxis of the new, emerging HML-
the concept of a ‘CyberOrder’ gells among the IC and the HML is manifested
as the first truly Cyber Order with the Elevenstar the central communion,
the moonbase temple as the astral meeting place and the new moon as the
time/space coordinate.

For 17 years this has continued in many different forms.

94- 2000

New members of elist, HML & Amazing blooming in a number of other countries,
especially Australia. The Piper of Oz, Orryelle, joined the IC as later did
Papa Nick- new channelings have continuously been made, more of the double
current earthed in Art and Writing and Music and Magicks of all sorts.

Website expanded, Elist expanded

- 99- QBLH sister order declaration
- Sister order declaration between HML and Nodes of Congregational
Illuminism

* 2010- 260 members
Current Elevenstar focus: Channeling the Sothis vibe via the Astrological
signs. creating the circuit of 11 thrones filled with adepts who were helping the birth of N’Aton

(Nema’s notes to me re this: It has evolved. In various news stories, cooperation is demonstrating its superiority to competition, even as great disasters provide challenges to our survival.I doubt that we’re out of a job, though. As I recall from one of AC’s writings, his answer to success was Service. IMO, “the slaves” have no clue about how to *really*serve anything or anybody. How about: the wise shall serve?- I paraphrased for the crowd and left it open as to what form the future work would take and stressed the openness and flexibility and cooperative nature of the monthly work)

Let us now define what this thing called the HML IS- to do that, I will walk through the founding Charter and give a few comments;

THE CHARTER OF THE HORUS MAAT LODGE & comments & ‘takeaways’ (actual charter quotes in bold)

DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW.

(Note: 2/3 of the audience answered ‘Love is the law, love under will!’
I grinned and added- ‘So this is the type of crowd I have eh?”)

* The Horus Maat Lodge is a seed-gestalt, a priesthood, and an instrumentality of the Universal Pattern of Consciousness. We accept and live by the Law of Thelema as promulgated in Liber Al Vel Legis. It is our will to assist the mutation of Homo Sapiens to Homo Veritas, and to assist each other, and all sentients living today, to find the Gateway to Maat (Truth).

The HML is three things; A magickal seed of something new and aware, an awakening to consciousness of our species, a meme on the reality of this core unity.
It is a group of adepts who acknowledge their roles of being part of a ‘priesthood’ that takes responsibility for manifesting and nurturing this unified species consciousness
As such, we are merely parts of a much larger and all-encompassing ‘program’ that could be called Gnosis or direct knowledge of the divine

The goal of this new Lodge is to do magick on a global scale, presumptuous maybe, but we were thinking big ☺
As such we accept Thelema as it is transmitted in the BOTL BUT, and this is crucial, not in any way limited to that manifestation. In general, as the Lodge has evolved over the last 30 years, out definition of THELEMA has broadened considerably and, as is healthy, members have very different criteria.

Yet Thelema or the 93 current is seen as not enough to insure success, the project must take into account and link with the future probability we will, one where humanity has evolved to a higher state of divinity and consciousness labeled ‘homo veritas’
The Gateway to Maat is the Quantum gateway that lets us make the future we choose while accepting that the future is reaching back to us with both help and real information
Maat is balance, but more than that, Maat is the principle of real, cosmic justice in the sense of ‘truth’ manifesting. This, in human terms, is the becoming of gods.

TAKEAWAY: WHAT IS THE GREAT WORK? BY CLEARLY SPECIFYING WHAT IT IS AND WHAT THE LODGE CAN DO, IT CREATES A REALITY TRAIL/POSSIBILITY FUTURE. THERE IS NO GOD BUT MAN- GETTING THERE IS THE ISSUE.

To this end, we hereby agree, as a matter of True Will, to abide by the terms of this Charter.

* 1. (10.) The Horus Maat Lodge is a body Invisible on the Outer. It meets on varied planes and is not restricted by time or space.
Candidates shall be Thelemites – those who are living in love under will – and have attained at least some Knowledge and Conversation of their Holy Guardian Angel.

The HML became a functioning Cyberlodge, a fully running magickal order,
maybe the first, that is wholly centered in cyberspace. This is tremendous
freedom, we are not tied to matter in any way as a Lodge! Our members are
all over the world. Our conversations have no limit, except that English is
the default language. Membership is open to all who just take a moment to
see what we are about. Those who do not flow with the magickal work we do,
simply leave. The real Temple or Lodge is the shared symbol and universe of
the participants. The greatest part of this is that THIS has been our goal
for centuries: to ‘earth’ the Lodge of Spirit in Matter.’ What classical
authors called, the decent of Sophia (wisdom)..
“But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries, though
with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house
there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox.” –
Liber Al Vel Legis, III, 34

TAKE AWAY: THE WEB IS THE EXOSKELETON OF AN EMERGING WORLD CONSCIOUSNESS AND A REIFICATION OF THE ASTRAL PLANE/ SPIRIT WORLD. IT IS A PRIME TOOL FOR THE GREAT WORK AND SHOULD BE UTILIZED FULLY IN TERMS OF NEW MODALITIES OF COMMUNION.

Re the HGA- This is clearly seen as an order for those who are adepts, it is not an order with a training or probationary level to it.
Basically, play with us you play with the big dogs a certain level of awareness and initiation is expected from members and the link one has to forge with ones HGA or ALLY or TOTEM or DAIMON or what have you is essentially if we are to activate and manifest the HGA of the planet. True newbies are helped along until they find what they need. Lurkers are fine but may be confused…

TAKE AWAY: EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IS A STAR, THE STAR IS THE HIGHER SELF, CONNECTION AND INTEGRATION WITH THIS IS CRUCIAL TO ANY OTHER SERIOUS MAGICK.

There are no fees charged for instruction pertaining to Initiation; membership, admission and participation are likewise free. Tangible goods and mundane services may earn fair market value.

Within this paradigm, hierarchal initiation is meaningless. Initiation is seen as an utterly self-directed course, and it is up to each star to create the quantum world that gives him or her the initiation he/she needs.

TAKE AWAY: DISCONNECTING MONEY FROM INITIATION BRINGS THE INITIATION MODALITY INTO LINE WITH THE NEW AEON- NO LONGER A LADDER BUT A CIRCLE OR HELIX. THE OLD ORDER MODALITIES ARE NOT NECESSARY AND MAY IN FACT INTERFERE WITH/RESTRICT THE EVOLUTION OF MAGICKAL ORDERS AND/OR INITIATIONS

* 2. (9.) Lodge members will work toward full mastery over all their faculties, the Gods/Goddesses and especially those known as the Forgotten Ones. These forces of the Unconsciousness are to be respected as the source of personal magickal power; as such, they shall be ordered under will to the end of effecting Will’s manifestation.

Members are expected to master the basics of standard ‘occult’ training, understand and have relations with the archetypes and powers within and without as well as being fully aware of their Shadow or dark side and the primal lower-cortex animal-instincts referred her as the Forgotten Ones.
In other words, as Jung would say, members should be actively engaged in Individuation and exploring or and gaining knowledge of the Inner and Outer worlds towards the end of doing one’s Will, what one needs to do.

TAKE AWAY: A MAGICKAL LODGE NEED NOT FUNCTION AS A TRAINING ORDER EXCEPT IN THE MOST COMMUNITARIAN VIEW, EACH MUST MAKE HIS OR HER OWN ‘INNER LINKS’ IN ORDER TO DO THE GREAT WORK.

The Lodge itself links directly to the Collective Unconscious and works continuously to the end of awakening it to full species consciousness.

Here it is- what we do. We are not primarily a fraternal order, we are clearly and completely a Magickal order. Magick is the art of causing change in conformity with will, but Spare also noted that magick was the art of attracting without asking- there we have the conscious/unconscious aspects of the HML in action. Art and free-flowing creative ritual seems to have evolved as the key tools.

TAKE AWAY: THE LINKS THAT EMPOWER THE LODGE AND MAKE IT MAGICKALLY VIABLE AS A CHANNEL OF GNOSIS ARE NOT LIMITED IN ANY WAY, FLEXIBILITY IS THE NEW PARADIGM, NOT ORDER.

* 3. (8.) The Rites of Thelema and those of Maat, or their successful equivalents, are to be practiced as a means of achieving the Double Current. Magical records of specific workings are to be kept, and copies submitted to the Inner Council for evaluation and placement in the Archives. The Council will advise and assist members in their work if requested to do so. The Council reserves the right to refuse advice if it judges circumstances to warrant such refusal.

And here is the how-to:

Thelema, the 93 current, the fiery energy enveloping our planet at present, regardless of what people call it, is the basis for all magickal work here and now. Liver Al Vel Legis, a significant Tantra for this new age, though not the only one, offers much in the way of instruction and manifestation. The adept first must take empowerment from this fire of gnosis. It is then that the adept is expected to forge a connection with the energy of the future Aeon (that is available, like all Aeons and energies here/now) in order to balance the explosive nature of Thelemic Current. HOW the adept does these 2 things is utterly up to him or her. The Lodge provides many rituals and such, but it is very very open ended. Each star is unique.

TAKE AWAY: THOSE WHO MANIFEST THELEMA (IN THE WIDEST SENSE) CAN BENEFIT FROM CONNECTING WITH AND INTEGRATING THE MAAT CURRENT OF ENERGY. CHECK IT OUT.

* The Horus Maat Lodge confers no grades; it recognizes four stages of development within it’s own context. These are: Operating within the 93 current and then: 1) Contacting the Maat Current while achieving of an understanding of it’s basic nature; 2) activity of ritual and results; 3) uniting the Maat Current and the 93 Current within the Magickal Consciousness, thus producing the Double Current; 4) achieving mastery in the essential On-GOingness of existence.

While 30 years and made us all a bit more flexible in terms of how/when/etc this is done, the basic pattern remains basically the same. There are some who operate wholly in Maat, some who barely tough Maat and live & breathe Horus, it is strictly DWTW in this regards, What is crucial is that both of these energies be connected with the adept and with each other to create a vortex we call ‘double current.’
Why? Because the magickal act of awakening species consciousness demands 2 ends of the tightrope of possibility and manifestation be rooted in the NOW and in the FUTURE. As one Quantum scientist said ‘The future in QM can be seen as our future selves becoming God reaching back to us’ Why? To make sure it happens. In other words, our Guardian Angels are out future selves. All times are concurrent, therefore we are in charge of crafting the evolutionary ‘future’ we will, a future that already exists but one that is just one of many much more horrible futures. It is not a crap shoot, it is species Will and, we believe, our purpose.

* . (7.) The Horus Maat Lodge is a seed-gestalt, a precursor of the practical Unity of Humanity as a fully-conscious entity. Members will extend their awareness to a planetary level and beyond, practicing personal contact with the life of the species as a constant condition.

TAKE AWAY: THE LODGE IS NOT THE GOAL, IT IS A VEHICLE FOR THE GOAL. THE MAP IS NOT THE TERRITORY. THE GOAL IS LONG TERM AND ALL-ENCOMPASSING. THE LODGE IS NOT A TOOL (OLD MECHANISTIC SCHEMA) IT IS A SEED. THE GOAL IS FOR IT TO OUTGROW ITSELF.

What the Lodge IS just as important as what it DOES, in educational training this is called MODELING; the idea is simple, people with tend to do what you DO not what you say. Talking does not cook the rice and neither does egocentrism. The goal of the HML like many utopian communities is to create a new model or paradigm for adepts and occultists of all kinds to work together within. A new sore of laboratory, if you will. Cyberspace has, of course, handed us the most amazing and useful tool for this experiment in ‘agape!’

Alchemical workings will be conducted with the spiritual welfare of the Partner ever in awareness. All successful methods of causing change to occur according to Will be accepted in the sphere of Maatian Alchemy. Forces employed therein are often of the nature of the Nightside; therefore it is the ethical responsibility of the priest of Maat to ensure the competence of all participants in a Gynander-Working, Mass of Horus, Mass of Maat, or individual Alchemical experiment.

This refers to alchemical and Tantric work of all kinds, especially sex magick with is, hope I’m not rocking any boats here, the core mystery in every decent occult order or organization. The inner nature of such psychosexual ritual work within the HML context is sketched out, but certainly is not doctrine or even discussed much. Basically this acknowledges the magickal importance of such working to the overall goals of the Lodge and lays out a few basic parameters while hinting at others. There is certainly room for any sort of alchemical or Tantric work within there very open parameters, but the unspoken assumption is that such rites are to be used to self understanding and gnosis as well as to further species consciousness and global awakening.

TAKE AWAY: IT IS TIME TO OPENLY DISCUSS AND SHARE INFORMATION ON THE CORE MYSTERY OF SEX ENERGY AND SEX MAGICK WITHOUT THE HINDERENCES OF DEGREE-REQUIREMENTS OR RESTRICTIONS.

* 5. (6.) Each member will Work toward the establishment of a TransAeonic Vortex at her/his Holy Place or Temple. This will enable the priest to employ fully the Maat Current in the space-time of the Aeon of Horus; this is the essence of the formation of the Double Current. The Double Current emanates from the Magickal Consciousness of the individual and the gestalt; by employing the Vortex, the individual augments the force of the current, in that the time-dimension of the gestalt is expanded to its maturity. This enables the evolved wisdom and power of the gestalt and its further connections to be shared by its infant self and the True Will of the individual members of that self.

Each member of the HML is only a member in that they open their own vortex or manifestation of the double current of Now/Then/Unity we call the double current. Everyone does this differently, it is truly an art. Therefore there isn’t (and couldn’t be) one ‘unified ORDER’ or centralized vortex at all. The nature of the magickal current, we believe, is rooted in this ‘chaos’ and as such our unity is of a different sort and is not based on rules, dogma, rote rites or rules/ oaths- each is in charge of their own Circle and Temple and Power. The Lodge is a place that is not a place for such nodes or nexi to connect and interrelate and share, When we come together on the astral once a month, it isn’t members joining, it is centers of power, vortexes, connecting and meshing to form something new

TAKE AWAY: THE RECENT PATTERNS OF CITY STATE/ HEIRACHAL RELIGIONS AND STRATIFICATION OF RITUAL PLACES IS BEING DISCONNECTED AND DECENTRALIZING INTO A FLUID NEO-TRIBAL MODEL THAT SHIFTS AS NEED SHIFTS. SMALLER ALLIED T.A.Z.!
(READ T A Z! BY HAKIM BEY)

The Priest will destroy and craft anew the daily Mask of Ego, each time striving for functional perfection. The Priest is responsible. for all individuals drawn to her/him by the Double Current; the manner of dealing with these individuals is to be a True and personal manifestation of love under will.

If you open a vortex, they will come. If people are drawn to the magick, you are responsible for being truthful, helpful and dealing with them with love & will. But that doesn’t mean you are ever a doormat ☺
The spiritual wisdom of the East is referenced here is clearly seeing ego as a mask, separate from the Self or the HGA, and something that the adept not only has control over but must learn to craft and adjust in order to operate within this new magickal paradigm. As NLP points out, we often get what we are invoking whether is conscious or not. The HML lays responsibility for conscious AND unconscious ego emanations squarely on the adept. Avoid Error as the Buddha said.

6. (5.) Members will maintain their physical, mental emotional and psychic fitness to the end of providing Will a working instrument. Sacraments will be used in a balanced manner. Preparedness to deal with imminent events is necessary; the Priest is expected to survive.

Fairly self evident but occultists and mystics of all kinds tend to be more cerebral than physical and a sluggish or toxic body will negatively affect the magickal work one does. In short, exercise, eat well, take care of your body.

TAKEAWAY: BEING AN ADEPT DOES NOT JUSTIFY PHYSICAL WEAKNESS OR POOR PHYSICAL UPKEEP; THE TENDENCY OF OCCULTISTS TO FOCUS ON THE CEREBRAL OVER THE PHYSICAL IS BOTH ELITIST AND SELF DEFEATING. EXERCISE IS MEDITATION, DIET IS MAGICK.

7. (4.) Members will be free to seek the advice and opinions current within the Lodge on matters of judgment, decision and creativity. Mutual respect in the asking, giving or refusal of advice is to be practiced at all times.

Much of this now happens online on our list, though we do occasionally get direct off-list contacts concerning various things arcane. We have had only one fast rule on the various incarnations of our elist: No flaming. Discussion, yes, argument, yes, name calling; 1 warning, then out. We have been called many names for this, but our elist is thriving while many a magickal elist has dissolved in acrimony and silly tantrums. Mutual Respect is key in terms of Horus and Maat energies.

TAKEAWAY: THE ART OF RESPECTFUL DISCOURSE HAS SUFFERED UNDER THE INFLUX OF HORUS ENERGIES AND , AND, FOR ALL OUR GOOD, NEEDS TO BECOME MORE CIVILIZED AND MORE PROFOUND, THUS FIGHTING THE TENDENCIES OF THE INTERNET MODE OF COMMUNICATION. MAAT OR BALANCE CAN HELP.

Members will not feed vampires on any plane, save as a controlled matter of Will to a specific end.

I love the way Nema worded this.
No psychic vampires unless, like with consensual S&M, it is OK. Then it is OK. IF it serves the larger goal of species awakening and not just cheap ‘twilight’ thrills!

TAKEAWAY: WHITE LIGHTERS AND YANG-ONLY TYPES ARE PART OF THE RECEEDING OLD AEON. WE MUST ACCEPT & WORK WITH BUT NOT BECOME ENTHRALLED BY THE SHADOW-SIDE.

* XX() The Lodge regards all aspects of existence as holy. There will be no moral judgment of an individual’s chosen Work nor of the universe chosen as a field of operation. Members are to acquire expertise in Working all sides of the Tree of Life.

It literally is all good.
Each to his own path, each adept is an artist and all art is art, but not everyone likes or does the same art. Each to his own job, politics, sexuality and ritual work.
But the last line basically hints that one should be open to new experiences including those of the Shadow, the ‘other side’- no Pollyannas or pure white lighters please.

TAKEAWAY- ALL IS EVER AS IT WAS. THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ONE ORDER AND ANY OTHER ORDER….OR PATH, OR BELIEF SYSTEM-

8. (3.) The Horus Maat Lodge forms about the nucleus of the Inner Council, which is rooted in the essence of the Nameless Aeons. The Inner Council is entrusted with the duty of decision concerning the incorporation of individual candidates within the Lodge. The Lodge is polymorphous and adaptable to the needs and circumstances of the times.

The IC is basically the few people who say ‘OK we will take responsibility for this thing’ and that has meant everything from writing and sending out mass mailings before the internet existed to setting up and maintaining web sites, elists, online-journal and so on and so forth.
It is crucial to note that NO spiritual authority of any kind is claimed by the IC. Most of us have been around for a long time so we might answer to the terms ‘elder’ but not ‘superior in the order,’ not part of who we are and, frankly, exactly what we do not want. Basically we are facilitators and occasional playground monitors ☺

TAKEAWAY: CHAOS IS GOOD. WE HAVE BEEN DOING CHAOS MAGICK BEFORE IT WAS CALLED THAT. BUT UTTER DISORDER PRODUCES NOTHING COHERANT. A NEW CONCEPT OF ‘ORDER’ OR COHERANCE IS EMERGING, CLOSER TO COAGULA THAN ORDER.

* 9. (2.) The Horus Maat Lodge channels the force of the Universal Pattern of Consciousness in terms of all Aeonic formulae. There are no restrictions of space or time applicable to the Priest of Horus/Maat. the Priest allows the force to shape the form in all Workings.

There are no set ritual times per se, no specific rituals, no restrictions.
The adept is to dance the ritual

TAKEAWAY: NO ESOTERIC ORDER IS GREATER THAN ITS MEMBERS- THE CELLS BECOME AS IMPORTANT AS THE ORGANISM AND ARE EACH RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE , NOT JUST THEIR ‘LEVEL

* 10. (1.) The Horus Maat Lodge will link together at astral midnight on the New and Full Moons at a place within the Astral planes to be designated and fully described by the Inner Council…The Equinoxes and Solstices are designated as feast days for the Lodge, as well as those occasions specified in Liber Al Vel Legis.

“The Eleven Star Ritual can be found on the Lodge website at www.horusmaat.com. Briefly, it involves the assumption of a Throne in one of the eleven planetary spheres of the Wheel of Life for the period of one year. The zone selected is usually chosen as appropriate by one’s personal feelings at a given time, and like all Maatian magick tends to accelerate the development, initiations, and ordeals of the individual. While such a commitment should not be undertaken lightly, it should not be feared either. It serves to focus and express one’s evolution and individuation, to be a catalyst for transformation and art. Participants generally interweave this ritual with their own customary and regular practices, and endeavor to be as creative and improvisational as possible.” – FAQ

TAKE AWAY: COORDINATED ASTRAL ‘GLOBAL’ WORK, LIKE ALL OTHER WORK, CAN AND NEEDS TO BE DONEASIDE FROM PHYSICAL MEET-UPS. THERE ARE NEW AND AMAZING MODALITIES FOR COMMUNION AND THEY NEED TO BE EXPLORED AND UTILIZED FOR HUMANITY TO EVOLVE SPIRITUALLY.

The Horus Maat Lodge is a separate and equal system of individuals using the Double Current and as such is not a part of any other organization.

We are NOT a cell of the OTO or any other organization…

TAKEAWAY: AUTONOMY IS NOT RESTRICTIVE, IT IS IDENTITY AND THIS IS THE LAUNCHING PAD OF ANY GREAT WORK

The Inner Council is the administrative body of the Horus Maat Lodge; it may delegate authority and responsibility at its discretion.

We try to get other people to do stuff for the Lodge if we can, usually we just do it ourselves…☺

FINAL NOTE: I took questions and had a great time doing it. BTW, on the screen behind me was the image from the homepage of the HML- it looked very cool 6’ high. My favorite questions was about the need for human contact in addition to Cyberlodge contact via internet and didn’t we think it important? My reply “Well, here we are !” And indeed we were. I ended with, of course:

LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL