published in "Cincinnati Journal of Ceremonial Magick"
Volume I, Number 5, 1983
Time and Space are the basic qualities of Matter/Energy. With the
proper keys, these qualities are available to the working of Will. Time
and Space are plastic in the present, crystalline in the past, and
fluid in the future.
Consciousness affects the form of Space/Time. Each node of choice has a
number of possible "histories" fanning out ahead of it; Willed choice
determines probabilities, and Tao determines actualities. The past, for
instance that of the species Man, is the record of probabilities chosen
and actualized. The "paths not taken" continue their own divergent
evolutions in dimensions created with and by their own coming-to-be.
Our "mainstream reality" is approaching a serious node of choice. The
future of our planet is at stake; we have the capacity of racial
One of the probable futures containsevolved Man - the human race at its
next level of development - the planetary gestalt. Without sacrificing
individuality, Man, in this particular reality, has acquired a Race
Consciousness, an empathic interconnection of individual consciousness
that constitutes a discrete individual persona. This mega individual
has identified itself as N'Aton.
N'Aton has made contact with its "ancestors" in the present Aeon of
Horus. There have been previous contacts during the course of history,
but these were necessarily indirect and disguised. The latest Equinox
of the Gods has enabled N'Aton to be comprehended unmasked; the
approaching node of choice has made it necessary that Initiates be
given access to the Magickal Current from the Aeon of Maat.
In "Nightside of Eden", Kenneth Grant refers to the forces of the
Qlipoth massing beyond a Gateway thrown open by the use of nuclear
weaponry. The aerial and underground detonations of nuclear explosives
have changed the nature of our planetary planes, which now admit
penetration by beings inimical to our survival and growth. If the
planetary gestalt is to become the mainstream reality, then we must
achieve the capacity of dealing with these entities.
To this end, we have been loaned the methods of contacting the Maat
Current and of uniting it with the 93 Current of Shaitan-Aiwass, a
system of discipline that enables us to use the resultant Double
Current in a soundly-earthed manner, and formulae applicable to all
While the major thrust of the Maat material is to racial evolution, the
individual likewise benefits from the use and mastery of the Double
Current. It is guaranteed that the serious practitioner will be changed
by using the formulae of Maat. There is no guarantee, however, as to
the nature and direction of this change. Complete self-honesty is
mandatory from the outset; one must be a master of the Microcosm and be
able to relinquish everything, especially the assumption of one's own
Please understand also that the energies dealt with herein cannot be
perverted to selfish ends; any attempt to do so will destroy the
Magickian. The course toward Mastery in Maat is marked by the decrease
and disappearance of one's self, and of all the acquisitions of that
To those who "only work on the Astral", either be prepared to work on
the physical plane or forget about contacting the Maat Current. It's
necessary to earth these energies, lest one's vehicles be swept away by
their force. The Temple, Altar and Weapons, in their larger sense, on
one end of the Working, key in all the bodies in coordination, and
should be regarded as the fulcrum for moving worlds. (The "larger
sense" includes not only the actual items named, but that which is
their extension and which the weapons symbolize: the Will, the
Intuition, the Mind, the bodies and the Universe.)
On the other end of the Working, one must achieve the sure grace of
absence-in-action when the Current moves any particular event. To this
end, the Hadit-point, or Observer, must be cultivated and used as the
constant seat of consciousness. The results of a Maat-working occur
through the Magickian, at his/her Will: presence of the Ego only serves
to bias and distort the manifestation.
If one's armory of Weapons is incomplete or neglected, the initial
action of anyone intending to work with Maat is to remedy the
situation. The Weapons are as much instruments of NoThing as is the
The methods of emptying-out oneself for the clear passage of the
Magickal Current has nothing to do with passive mediumship. However,
until one becomes accustomed to the process, and sure in one's
mastery, it were well to banish the Temple thoroughly and regularly,
lest there be interference (and perhaps obsession) by any existing
For this purpose, there has been given a banishment rite of Maat that
has thus far proven satisfactory. This should be performed prior to
any Maat-working. The Priest(ess) of Maat does not ordinarily work
within a Circle; we are contiguous with the Universe and there are no
dividing boundaries, in Truth. The energies employed in maatian ritual
orbit the aura of the Magickian, unless and until they are released in
a laser-type ray directed by Will. The banishment simply permits
clarity of transmission and does not establish a traditional barrier.
Begin facing South, making an "X" vertically before you with the
sword; do the same at each directional point.
South: (X) In the name Shaitan
S. E.: (X) In the name Heru-Pa-Kraat
East: (X) In the name Ra-Hoor-Khuit
N. E.: (X) In the name Hadit
North: (X) In the name Nuit
N. W.: (X) In the name Maat
West: (X) In the name BABALON
S. W.: (X) In the name Aiwass
South: (X) (Forcefully): Begone, all elementals out of place.
East: (X) Begone, all malignant entities
North: (X) Begone, all who work contrary to the Double Current
West: (X) Begone, all Ye who would interfere.
Facing South, whirl the sword overhead thrice, chanting::
Shaitan-Aiwass! Shaitan-Aiwass! Shaitan-Aiwass!
Hold the sword-hilt at the heart, pointing it outward horizontally.
Turn 360* deosil, crying: "Anathema!" Again, beginning at the South,
make the Mark of the Beast at each Station:
South: (0) In the name Shaitan
S.E.: (0) In the name Heru-Pa-Kraat
East: (0) In the name Ra-Hoor-Khuit
N. E.: (0) In the name Hadit
North: (0) In the name Nuit
N. W.: (0) In the name Maat
West: (0) In the name BABALON
S. W.: (0) In the name Aiwass
After assembling the necessary implements and before consecrating them,
one who Wills to work with the Double Current must first contact Maat,
This is done in a simple ritual; the ritual is guaranteed effective
for its purpose.
Before giving its description, it must be stated that contacting Maat
will begin changes within the consciousness. It will also increase the
force and velocity of teaching-events, or Ordeals. The forms of these
manifestations will vary individually; the force is the same in all
cases. Do not approach this ritual without serious consideration and
complete self-honesty. The results will demand of you your uttermost.
If it be your Will to pursue the Magick of Maat, understand first the
basic precepts. The general aim of all Maatian workings is to promote
the evolution of Man, and of all sentient life. The general method of
working is the shifting of the balance of prana in all forms, in the
formula "By the same mouth ..." By speech and Silence, breath and
sustenance, in the kiss and in the devouring, is Truth manifest. Maat
is Truth, Justice, Righteousness and Balance. She is Air and Feather
and is also the vulture.
The Priest(ess) of Maat masters the Dance of the Mask, while at the
same time knows that there is no Dancer. One undertakes self-discipline
on all planes while keeping the awareness that act is performed without
subject or object. Finally, it's to be understood that working with
Maat will result in new experiences; one must be prepared for the
unknown, yet remain skeptical of all experiences un til they are proven
INVOCATION OF MAAT
Position the body comfortably in relation to the Altar. Upon the Altar
place a candle, and a feather standing upright in a small container.
Align the candle-flame with the mouth, with the feather interposed. In
such wise as to vibrate the feather without disturbing the flame,
repeatedly pronounce the word IPSOS. It should begin aloud, in a clear,
firm voice: then diminish to a whisper, then silence with the word
eventually disappearing in its internal repetition. Any thoughts and
images arising during the diminishing of the mantram should be allowed
to pass, without effort being made against them.
The influx of Maat is usually perceptible to consciousness. Again, each
individual will experience it in his or her unique manner. The initial
task following perception of the Maat Current is to unite it with the
93 Current of Shaitan-Aiwass within the Magickal Consciousness. This is
the wedding of Love under Will to On-Going Balance. It is the union of
direction to action; it is an act of Inner Silence, and will proceed
correctly if not interfered with by the conscious Mind.
The beginning of the union of the Double Current will be earthed firmly
by the performance of the consecration ritual. It must be noted that
all Maatian rituals must be permitted to continue their effect beyond
the Temple confines. Unlike "Sunday Christians", the Priest(ess) of
Maat lives constantly by the force and form of Truth: ritual is the
core of the energies that manifest in the course of daily living.
Maintain the consciousness within the Observer, the Hadit-point, the
Witness. As soon as one becomes lost within the ecstacy of Maat, or in
the icy heat of channeling, or in the perfection of Willed act, there
is danger of identifying with the experience. There is nothing more
seductive than the wielding of power. Only by constant awareness of its
illusory nature can one remain Master of power and avoid becoming its
Mere intellectual apprehension of theory is insufficient in working the
Double Current. The necessary intuitive leap occurs through total
participation in ritual and daily living. The body, voice, senses, the
mind, soul and emotions all achieve the required resonance by complete
participation in ritual. Mental effort alone is not enough, nor will
mechanically "going through the motions" serve to effect change
according to Will.
Temple Work alone will fall short of the mark. All one's acts - from
making money to making love; in work, play, study, sleep; in stasis, in
transit - in Truth - must be geared toward the doing of Will, in
harmony with the rituals performed in the temple. Indifference in the
Outer will retard, or perhaps negate, the flowing-toward-manifestation
begun on the Inner. One should be mindful of diet, rest, exercise, and
Order well the Kingdom, then, so that the Work on planes above it maybe
well-based. Indeed, there may be occasions when the Weapons and Temple
are the only means to avoid disintegration into chaos. A Master's tools
at all times should be trustworthy.
CONSECRATION-DEDICATION RITE: 93/MAAT
It is suggested the celebrant bathe and rinse the body with the
traditional hyssop-water as a preceremonial ablution/preparation. The
Temple shall be appointed and arranged as follows:
The altar shall be bare. The Circle, which is the boundary of the
Universe, shall be scribed astrally. About its circumference are
arranged the following:
To the South, the Wand and candleflame.
To the West, the Chalice and vessel of water.
To the North, the Pantacle and a small mound of earth.
To the East, the Sword and the feather.
Central is a vessel of oil (pure olive oil or one's personal scent);
small quantities, in appropriate containers, of salt, rice, and milk;
one's "badge of office" - robe, crown, or ring; a vessel of wine.
Approach the Circle from the South, in the Sign of the Enterer. Walk
the Circle deosil, and at the East, assume the gesture of
Heru-Pa-Kraat. Banish, according to the rite given previously. Face
the center of the Circle and proclaim:
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
"By the same mouth that declares the Law, shall the Will be spoken and
the Work be vowed.
"THELEMA! AGAPE! ABRAHADABRA! IPSOS!"
Extend the arms upward, palms to the sky.
"In the Name of RA-HOOR-KHUIT!"
Proceed to the South, stand before Wand and candle flame, facing
outward. Take up the Wand in the right hand, pass it through the
flame, hold it aloft, saying:
"This Wand is the weapon of my Will. It is the phallus of my spirit,
the sceptre of my Kingdom."
Turn to the center of the Circle, pour a few drops of oil upon the
Wand, and return to the South, facing outward. Rub the oil into the
Wand: as you do so, chant then Name SHAITAN-AIWASS - loudly at first,
then diminishing to a whisper. Breathe the whispered Name into the Wand
as you anoint it. Then:
"In the Name SHAITAN-AIWASS, I will work for the manifestation of the
Law of Thelema. I will work for the establishment of Truth, Balance and
Justice in the Kingdom. I will work for the evolution of the Universe."
Keep silence for a space, then, with Wand in hand, proceed to the West.
Place the Wand before the Chalice. Take up the Chalice, ririse it with
the water, hold it aloft, saying:
"This Chalice is the weapon of my Love. It is the yoni of my spirit,
the Graal of my Kingdom. "
Proceed with the anointing as with the Wand, this time using the Name
"In the Name BABALON-MAAT, I love thee, NUIT, all that is, and is not!
I love thee, Lord PAN, god of living beauty! I love thee, Man, sleeper
in the night of pain and madness."
Keep silence for a space, then, with Wand and Chalice, proceed to the
North. Place the weapons before the Pantacle. Take up the Pantacle,
rest it upon the earth, then hold it aloft, saying:
"This Pantacle is the weapon of my Bodies. It is the Word of my spirit,
the seal of my Kingdom."
Proceed with the anointing as above, using the Name NUIT-HADIT. Then:
"In the Name NUIT-HADIT, I am King and Mage. I am Priest, Hermit,
Warrior, and Fool. I am the Dancer of the Mask; the Mask conceals
Keep silence for a space. Then, with the three weapons, proceed to the
East. Place them before the Sword. Take up the Sword, touch it to the
feather, hold it aloft. saying:
"This Sword is the weapon of my Mind. It is the sentinel of my spirit,
the warrior of my Kingdom."
Proceed with the anointing as above, using the Name
"In the Name HERU-RA-HA, I know that we dream as we dance. I know the
Law that governs the play of the dream. I know that I am as much
illusion as the rest of the Dream."
Leaving the weapons assembled in the East, return to the center. Anoint
the Chakras with the oil, saying:
(At base of spine) "I dedicate and consecrate my body of flesh to the
Great Work. I will keep it in strength and health to this end."
(Genitals ) "I dedicate and consecrate my astral body and sexual power
to the Great Work. I will make love only under Will, and always to
(Navel) "I dedicate and consecrate my etheric body and my Chi to the
Great Work. I will fight as warrior and brother, and will strike low
(Heart) "I dedicate and consecrate my complete identity, Inner and
Outer, to the Great Work. All that I am, yea, to the last drop of
blood, I pour into the Chalice of our Lady BABALON."
(Throat) "I dedicate and consecrate my speech and my silence to the
Great Work. I will speak only Truth, and keep silence forever within."
(Third Eye ) "I dedicate and consecrate my vision to the Great Work. I
will behold all things with clarity, making no difference between any
one thing and any other thing, soever."
(Back of skull) "I dedicate and consecrate my Observer, the True
Self, to the Great Work. I will accept my non-existence, and again
(Top of skull) Silence.
Put on the ring/crown/robe. Take up the vessels of salt, rice and milk.
Beginning at the South, cast a few grains/drops beyond the circle at
each compass-point, saying.
"To thee, SHAITAN-AIWASS, are the kingdoms of the Kingdom."
(West) "To thee, BABALON-MAAT, are the kingdoms of the Kingdom."
(North) "To thee, NUIT-HADIT, are the kingdoms of the Kingdom."
(East) "To thee, HERU-RA-HA, are the kingdoms of the Kingdom."
Return to the center with the vessels. Take the wine to the East. Pour
wine into the Chalice. Take up the Wand, and proceed with VIII*, making
sure the Elixir flows onto the Wand.
Transfer the Elixir to the wine: using the Wand, stir to commingle. Dip
the Sword-point into the Chalice, so the fluid runs down the blade.
Spill a few drops upon the Pantacle.
Turn to the center of the Circle, holding the Chalice in the left hand,
the Wand in the right, and declare:
"I will pursue the Great Work to its completion. I will continue from
life to life, from world to world; yea, until the end of Time, until
the evolution of the Universe be domplete. This is my Work, my Word, my
Will, my Love."
Drink from the Chalice, to the final drop. Place the weapons upon the
"So mote it be.
"Love is the law, love under will.
The closing banishment is done by making the Mark of the Beast at each
station deosil, as follows:
South: (0) In the Name SHAITAN
S. W.: (0) In the Name AIWASS
We st: (0) In the Name BABALON
N. W.: (0) In the Name MAAT
North: (0) In the Name NUIT
N. E.: (0) In the Name HADIT
East: (0) In the Name RA-HOOR-KHUIT
S. E.: (0) In the Name HERU-PA-KRAAT.