Why they became member of the O.T.O. 21 membership in H.O.O.R. secret
To: koenig @ cyberlink.ch
Date: 17 January 1997
Dear Mr. Koenig,
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
My ceremony in 1992 e.v. was performed by one of the two founding
members, and I was told (again by way of a telephone conversation) that
the order evolved from a "contact" that the two founders were said to
have had in the "astral" with R.H.K. himself! However, in 1994 e.v.
that order released their public manifesto ["Preliminary Thoughts on
H.O.O.R."] in which they say (with no reference, anywhere, to said
"contact") "The Holy Order Of RaHoorKhuit was conceived in mid August
1978ev. H.O.O.R. was officially founded as the new outer Order of
Thelema in 1992ev." (page 1) The two founders are the men Ray Eales
[Frater 939.'.] and J** [Frater Aster Argos (Eleutherios IV' K.E.W.,
Caliphate)]. Frater 939.'. was a pupil of Marcello Ramos Motta until
the latter's death; Frater Aster Argos was a pupil of Frater 939.'.
Generally, I am curious if Mr. Motta had a hand in the
conceptualization of the order in 1978 e.v., as Brother Lower would
have been 21 at the time, and not then a Thelemite by his own
admission. Also, 1978 e.v. would have been a time wherein Mr. Motta
might have been thinking of such things; as you say in your [on-line]
paper "Song of the Whitewash":
>Are you member of any of the many OTO-groups (besides that
>phone-initiation into HOOR) or are you a FM, as well?
No. I was to have been initiated in 1992 e.v. into the Caliphate, until
I began research in directions displeasing to my III' sponsor and
Brother Heidrick. I had been baptized into the Caliphate EGC by a IV'
Knight of the East and West, and he (Frater Eleutherios) suggested the
alternative route of H.O.O.R. Also, I am a member of the A.·. A.·. line
descended from Eales, though I have been inactive in that line since it
began to focus all its energy on H.O.O.R. I am not a Freemason, as the
local lodges do not allow the V.S.L. to be anything other than the
"bible". As a practicing Thelemite, I will not take such oaths to the
Basically, I am an isolated initiate working (occasionally) with other
Fraters and Sorors in the surrounding area. I take every opportunity to
study the rites and ceremonies of these orders, however--as I said in
an earlier letter: I am always interested in truth, wheresoever it may
The basic rites in King's book are easily found, as are the rites of
the Scottish rite up to the VII' Royal Arch; these I have studied in
detail. When I underwent (what part I underwent in person) the H.O.O.R.
ritual, it was hardly more than an impromptu ceremony by one of the
founders based on their outline of what the I' should be. [There were
said to be less than 20 members worldwide at the time; & many of those
were Caliphate!] That was the only actual "ceremony" of H.O.O.R. I was
ever able to see [& parts of it, at that time, seemed to be lifted from
the A.·. A.·. initiation Liber 671]. Q.B.L.H. is said to have no
"initiation" rituals, and I had not heard of the Choronzon club until I
saw your URL. I have also been unable to find texts relating to the
rites of Memphis & Mitzraim.
>--You tell me that HOOR consists of many "Caliphate" members.
When it was first founded, yes; I really don't know what the
percentages are now. Of the four present at my "initiation" [excluding
myself], all were Caliphate as well as H.O.O.R.; of the three names on
my certificate, all but Eales were Caliphate. Over half of the early
members of H.O.O.R. were Caliphate, if I am not mistaken. Most of
those, I believe, eventually left the Caliphate; some even left
H.O.O.R. as well [including one of the founders, J**].
>As far as I know: the "Caliphate" sees no bar in a dual membership,
>while the HOOR authorities are somewhat against such. Regarding SOTO
>and "Caliphate": there seem to be huge problems, still.
A member of H.O.O.R. once remarked that if I were interested in being a
member of both H.O.O.R. and O.T.O [Caliphate] I should keep my
membership in H.O.O.R. secret, as they [the Caliphate] looked down on
such affiliations. In fact, both Brother Lower and Soror Gaidosh had
their Camp/Lodge of the Caliphate shut down after it was discovered
that they were both founding officers in H.O.O.R. [according to them;
the camp/lodge was closed, but the Caliphate never gave any reasons
that I am aware of].