Horus Maat

Lodge

Tree of Maat

The Masks Of Maat

Vision: Aion / Voice: Shade

Introduction:

On the 2nd of July, 1980, fraters Aion and Shade spent the day at the Brooklyn Museum and the adjacent Botanical Gardens, viewing ancient artifacts and exotic plant life. Returning to Shade’s home, they prepared for a ritual designed to earth the 11 titles of Maat upon the sephiroth as delineated by Soror Nema (see the Tree of Maat at the end of this site). After banishing by spacemarks, Shade invoked Thoth with his own words, and Aion called upon the Kia and the Zos with verses by A. O. Spare & Rehctaw invocation. They then read Liber Israfel sub figura LXIV in unison, and charged the temple by reading alternate chapters of Liber DCCCXIII vel ARARITA sub figura DLXX. Various sacraments were consumed, then each sphere’s appropriate name was intoned as a mantra. Each then channelled a response in art, one in image and one in words. This continued through most of the night, until complete. Crowley’s expression of Maat from The Vision & the Voice was read in unison. The spacemarks were repeated, and the temple was closed. This Work is the results of that working. It is interesting to note that no overt communication occured during the working other than the rite, thus the number of syncronicities between the sigils and the words was taken as some sort of proof. This working took place in the context of an extremely active period for the Horus/Maat Lodge, and was performed one week after the Warrior Lord Working at Nema’s Maat Pangrove Abbey in Ohio, held at the summer solstice. This was a major gathering of magicians from around the country, notable for some of the earliest initiations done by the Lodge, and for a letter from Kenneth Grant which began the wider communication with the entity known as Lam, originally contacted by Aleister Crowley.

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I.

A
swirling
maelstrom
vortex
in blackness,
a thrill, a current, a shock,
in silence.

a voiceless word
the act
complete
and that which conceived it
dancing
from the center
soaring
in
flight:

SHE WHO MOVES

(the Swan)

II.

the going
the dreaming
the song

the stillness
so empty
in silence.

CTHONOS spiraling in
YCHRONOS flowering out
evolution’s laughter-maze
the many – alone
and blindly drawn
the seed to the egg

androgyne.

heart weighed against the feather
winged spirit in flight
destiny, necessity,
sacrament and sacrifice:

ON-GOING BALANCE

(the Heron)

III.

the void is the bark of Ra
the ocean births the stars
the womb is the tomb
terrible goddess
nocturnal hunter
eldest of dragons
Tiamat.
of thy flesh woven the forms of time
of thy lust born the children of space
each a king enthroned
a warrior in chariot
a shaman-priest
a choice
will’s freedom in love
a nu dream
reflected
from the spiral pattern-matrix
the solar mystery
rebirth given
in joy:

MOTHER OF THE SUN

(the Owl)


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still point
center
silence
alive
light/dark
the egg
all life – all death
tragedy, comedy
the night of Pan
the wind-flown musing of the pipes
calling
beyond
a memory of the future
hero – nemesis
self challenge
guardian of the threshold
holder of the eye of tomorrow
a child within a lotus:

EGG OF HOOR – PAAR – KRAAT

(the Ibis)

IV.

a veil on a flame
art woven by star
persona – image
eye – dentity
twenty-two atus
to rapture the fool
one hand clapping
paradox
actor playing many parts
rainbow dreamer
creator / destroyer
trial & triumph
transforming transformer
self is not-self:

MASK DANCER

(the Raven)

V.

essence flowing
rapture of bliss
wave of joy
flood of light
soul ever wandering
storm-clouds in battle
thunder & lightning
fascination
woven by the dance:

AIR, THE UN – CONFINED

(the Cockerel)

VI.

from Andromeda,
Sirius, Sol,
unto Earth,
the sun-hawk reborn
balanced flight
in-between
dark & light
nightside & dayside
the pure song
golden river
ebon stone
twin lions
morn & eve on twin horizons
embraced by the wings
of the hunting hawk
eyes sun & moon
a star reconciling
all opposition in harmony
ever-becoming, the solar hero
shadowed by:

BLACK FLAME

(the Hawk)

VII.

seeking, joining, blazing
ecstasy
in lust and love

memories stored in cells of the hive
elixir sweet as honey

poured out in the grail
unto Babalon

who mates in many masks
above & below:

BEE – GYNANDER

(the Peacock)


VIII.

the feather falls
upon stone

in blood on parchment-flesh
the word is given

in symbol, hieroglyph & rune
magick & mystery recorded
a judgment blind
unseen by the scribe
who is Not
as the word passes through
becoming art
for endless rediscovery:

QUILL – PLUME

(the Hummingbird)

IX.

in the world
where creation/destruction reigns
cremation-ground of all desire
birth-place of returning

in the cycles of the mirror-moon
hungry
the vulture
devours

and from the wind
breeds change:

MAUT

(the Vulture)

X.

!
a seed of void
black pearl
a tear of emptiness
in the eye of forever
non – existent center
veiled with surrounding petals
in rainbow color
spinning the light
of a crystal lotus
unfolding to
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BLACK PEARL WITHIN THE CRYSTAL LOTUS

(Eagle / Lion)

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.
Every man and every woman is a star.
Love is the law, love under will.