The Maat Continuum
Private Circulation in 1998
The first encounter I had with Elevenstar occurred in the late 1970's
with a soundless voice telling me, The thrones must be filled.
Usually the voice isn't so cryptic, but since it wasn't going to
elaborate, I filed the statement away in memory. The meaning would come
over the next few months in the form of unlearned knowledge, without
many visual or audible clues. The information concerned both theory and
practice, purpose and methodology, as any complete magickal Working
The practice part manifested on several occasions in which I
participated, and on several others conducted by colleagues elsewhere.
I was present for the ritual at Winterstar in 1985 at Atwood Lake,
Ohio, at the Math of Chrystal Humm in Spencer, New York in 1987, and at
the Harmonic Convergence public ritual in August, 1987 in Seattle,
Washington. These were all group rituals, but the rite can be adapted
for individual use.
The Thrones correspond to the Spheres on the Tree of Life, plus the
non-Sphere of Daath; eleven in all. A throne is the mastery and
practice of a given Sphere in the life of a Magickian-Priest. With
dedication to the Elevenstar, the mastery and practice extends itself
to monitor and adjust the global operation of that Sphere.
A full course of Initiation ensures knowledge of the essence of the
Spheres, whether or not the tradition includes Qaballah as a formal
pert of its course. Elevenstar aims to coordinate Magickally a
collegium of practitioners world- wide who operate a particular Sphere
in mastery within their personal lives and who assume responsibility
for that SphereÕs function in the lives of our species. The
practitioners donÕt have to know each other personally on the physical
plane or have to live in a single area. The minimum number of people
required to manifest the Elevenstar is twenty-one; two for each Sphere
and one for DaÕath. There is no maximum limit on the number of
The Elevenstar collegium is a talisman of Priests who effect the
development of humanity directly via their own self-evolutionary work.
ItÕs a prototype of the species we are developing into, Homo veritas,
and serves as both a Magickal model and a seed-crystal around which the
new species can form itself. As it grows, it radiates its influence to
touch those who are on the brink of change and encourages the awakening
of all human souls.
The Elevenstar activates that part of our DNA which enables the
functioning of double consciousness without undue effort and practice;
while Homo sapiens individuals can become Homo veritas by dint of Will
and hard work, the next generation can be born as Homo veritas.
In order to understand the nature of the Elevenstar formation, each
point of the star is assigned a Sphere of the Tree of Life; the
following gable gives the Sphere, its corresponding godform, and the
pair of Tarot Trumps that characterize its nature.
Considering the factors together can give a holographic clue to the
nature of each Throne. An important thing to remember is that the
points are arranged in a circle; there is no linear hierarchy is in the
Tree of Life. The Thrones are equally powerful, important, and
SPHERE GOD-NAMES & PRINCIPLES TRUMP PAIRS (Thoth Atus)
1. (10) Malkuth Nuit The Aeon--The Universe
2. (9) Yesod Hadit The Hermit--Lust
3. (6) Tiphereth Ra-Hoor-Khuit The Sun--The Moon
4. (4) Chesed Pan The Devil--The Tower
5. (7) Netzach Babalon Priestess--Hierophant
6. (5) Geburah Shaitan-Aiwass The Magus--The Star
7. (8) Hod Therion The Emperor--The Empress
8. (2) Chokmah Will The Chariot--Fortune
9. (3) Binah Love The Lovers--Art
10.(1) Kether Truth The Fool--Adjustment
11.(11) DaÕath Heru-Pa-Kraat The Hanged Man--Death
The points of the star are placed as follows in the order of their
The lines between the points may be drawn with intervals varying
according to the situation. The point arrangement can be used as a
Tarot layout as well as a ritual pattern.
Nuit is the starry night sky, arching above the Earth. She is the
space(Universe)-time(Aeon) continuum, everything that exists in
physical reality. Her Sphere is Malkuth, the Kingdom. Initiated
perception sees physical reality as an expression of the absolute, the
tangible result of the play of the four elements, the three gunas, the
ten Spheres, or any other combination of forces. Nuit/Malkuth includes
subatomic particles and the binding forces of the atom as well as all
existing galactic clusters and everything in between.
The Cosmos is an illusion springing from the reality of Nothingness;
nevertheless, this illusion/Maya/Malkuth is the object of Magickal
work. We work in Maya to assist its changes; we devote our time in the
flesh to guarding and assisting the course of evolution throughout the
There are some Initiates who havenÕt achieved the proper appreciation
of physical reality, preferring to only work on the Astral. The
earthing is the most important part of Magick; it completes the circuit
of energy thatÕs necessary for change. Unearthed by the Initiate, the
energy seeks its own grounding. The means it uses to ground may be
twisted, damaged or destroyed.
Nuit as the image of the Kingdom puts the importance of the physical
world in its proper perspective. She is vast, beyond the ability of our
finest scientific instruments to encompass Her. It is a royal and holy
condition, to be part of the body of Nuit.
Hadit is the point of view that experiences the starry night-sky and
the space-time continuum that is Nuit. His Sphere is Yesod. This is the
Sphere of Lunar energies, the Racial Unconscious, the Astral planes,
atavisms, and emotions. Hadit is a dimensionless point of awareness,
the ultimate self-consciousness. The Sphere of Yesod is the base of
HaditÕs nature, but by no means is it the limitation of that nature.
Emotions convince us of our reality--I feel, therefore I am. The
Trumps, Lust and The Hermit, indicate the type of balance to be
achieved in mastering this Throne.
Lust means more than just sexual desire. It is the universal force of
attraction that permits shapes to maintain coherence in the constant
dance of Matter/energy. Lust is the voice of Nuit calling to Hadit, the
yearning of Hadit for union with Nuit. The force of Lust permits the
perception of the interconnectedness of all things in a vast,
The Hermit is the essence of the single unit, complete in itself, a
seed, a cell that contains all potential proliferation and growth.
Ordinary perception sees the hermit as solitary and isolated, out of
contact with others, dwelling apart in the wilderness. Initiated
consciousness sees the Hermit as the Universe contained within the
self-aware point of view. The desire of Lust is fulfilled in the
completion and self-sufficiency of the Hermit.
This Trump pair indicates the formula for mastery of Yesod. As Sri
Ramakrishna once expressed it, Which is better--to taste the sugar or
to be the sugar? A fine balance of the tension of desire with the
relaxation of fulfillment will enable the point of view to be sane,
healthy, and to maintain a true vision of the Work. If we work with
distorted vision in the Astral realms, the manifestations in the
physical world will be distorted also. Magick works by bringing events
into physical existence through energizing Astral constructs of the
It is in and from the Astral menstruum that we fashion the armature or
framework around which matter-energy takes form. With sanity and
balance ruling the Throne of Hadit, the manifestations of the
Elevenstar are pre- formed precisely on the Astral, leading to precise
and accurate actualization on the physical plane.
Ra-Hoor-Khuit is the hawk-headed representation of the sun, Ra, as
Warrior. The Sphere of his Throne is Tiphereth and the designated Trump
pair is The Sun and The Moon.
The Warrior is the person who is aware of the environment and remains
ready for correct action. As Castaneda's Don Juan Matus says, A
warrior must be impeccable. This means that the Warrior deals with
internal imperfections and weaknesses, correcting them before the
environmentÕs forces can destroy the Warrior through these breaches in
his/her spiritual integument.
This Throne operates through the combination of the Sun and the Moon.
Ra-Hoor-Khuit is a solar god. In the latitudes of Egypt, the sun can
be devastating to human life, burning, fierce, relentless. So it is
with the force of True Will. Nothing can balk True Will of its
The Moon shines by reflected light, generating none of its own. The
Warrior of the Throne of Ra-Hoor-Khuit becomes Will-in-action; when
this Magickal transformation happens, the Warrior's bodies and
faculties reflect the fire of Will. One becomes the channel for Will,
and in the process, becomes Will itself. This is the Sun. One's bodies
align with the purpose of channelling Will, and in the process of the
channelling, reflect the internal flow in their beauty of form. This is
The Throne of Ra-Hoor-Khuit coordinates all the Thrones in the process
of manifesting Will, that is, carrying out the purposes of the
Elevenstar collegium. In practical terms, the Throne takes the myriad
of possibilities presented by the Throne of Pan (Chesed) and chooses
which strands of events are to become mainstream reality. This choice
is made by the entire Elevenstar acting through the Throne of
Ra-Hoor-Khuit. The essence of this Throne is harmony and balance,
wherein harmony is the correct proportion of influences from all the
The Throne of Pan represents Chesed (Mercy) on the Tree, and its Trump
pair is The Devil and The Tower. There seems to be an incongruence
here; Chesed is Mercy, and is traditionally attributed to Jupiter.
These images are more benign than those of the Devil, the Tower, and
However, Pan is the All-Begetter as well as the All-Devourer. The Devil
is the surprise of existence. The joy of surprise enriches the sense of
humor (Joveiality) which is so necessary to the Throne of Pan.
One function of this Throne is to maintain the proper level of levity
in Elevenstar. Too much gravity paralyzes action. Gravity makes one
pompous and stodgy if allowed to exceed its proper measure. Thus the
thunderous laughter of Pan in the Sphere of Chesed destroys the evil of
taking oneself too seriously.
The Tower is the force of destruction. In its function of architect and
judge, Chesed must choose what needs to be cleared away from the
building site, or what part of the block is chiseled away so the statue
can emerge. The Tower card in the Thoth deck depicts the Eye of Shiva
blasting the tower of false certitude. (My mind's made up, so don't
bother me with the facts.) The Throne of Pan keeps an open mind in the
Elevenstar by maintaining impartiality and balance in discovering and
presenting the options of action to all the Spheres.
The Throne of Babalon supervises the initiating force of Netzach; the
Trumps are The Priestess and The Hierophant. The Throne of Babalon
focuses the Magickal Current on all the Spheres. Her influence causes
quantum leaps of comprehension.
The Sphere of Netzach is linked with Venus. It concerns relationships
and creativity. Initiation can be seen as progressive stages in the
relationship of the individual with the Cosmos. In Elevenstar, the
Throne of Babalon inspires all the Thrones to continue internal
development so that the function of the Thrones becomes more efficient
Netzach is the basic Sphere of Sex Magick, one of the most powerful
ways of Initiating, though not necessarily one-on-one with the
candidate. A general approach is the use of Sex Magick to activate
oneÕs own Hierophantic ability and power. One is then capable of
radiating the Initiatory energy without having to plan specific
actions. On the other hand, Initiation through making love with the
candidate can be effective if all conditions are right. It's wise to
remember that a Magickal link is formed with everyone with whom you
have sex. This link provides the channel through which Initiatory
energy is transferred. The link works both ways, so it pays to be
selective in choosing partners.
It's also wise to remember that a Hierophant need not know more than
the candidate in order to be effective--the Hierophant need only know
the candidate. In this knowing, one works the Priest/ess emphasis using
intuitive empathy to deal with colleagues Angel-to-Angel, or at the
level of our starry natures.
The Trumps of the Priestess and the Hierophant aren't redundant. Both
deal with the Initiatory process but from different directions; in
simple terms, the Priestess is the carrot and the Hierophant is the
The Throne of Babalon supervises Initiatory energies both internally
with the Elevenstar and externally with the human race at large. An
example of the Priestess mode is the vision of Homo veritas; the
knowledge that human evolution doesnÕt end with Homo sapiens enables us
to consciously direct, for the first time in our history, our
transition into a new species. An example of the Hierophant mode is
Nightmare, a dark type of Elevenstar initiation: surround the
deliberately obtuse, the spiritually stubborn sleepers with images of
their fears and atavisms, and they gladly choose to awaken.
A balance is struck between the modes of Priestess and Hierophant. On
the Tree, both Trumps pertain to paths that cross the Abyss; the
Priestess links Kether and Tiphereth, the Hierophant links Chokmah and
Chesed. The Throne- holders of Babalon might find that a secret lures
better than a statement.
The Throne of Shaitan-Aiwass commands the Sphere of Geburah. The Trumps
are The Magus and The Star.
Although Geburah is traditionally considered a martial Sphere, the
essence of it is strength, not aggression. The function of the Throne
of Shaitan-Aiwass is to provide power, endurance, and duration to the
Elevenstar Working (Vishnu/preserver aspect) and to remove all
interference with the manifestation of Will (a Shiva/destroyer aspect.)
The throne-holders of Shaitan-Aiwass deal with power and power-sources.
This Throne requires the ability to recognize power psychically and to
be able to channel it into the Work Magickally. Most Initiates of my
acquaintance can sense a power-place or power-object. The
Throne-holders of Shaitan-Aiwass refine and intensify this sense
through a yoga peculiar to this Sphere. They become the power through
union with it, then direct themselves totally into the Work at hand.
The Geburah function here is to link the Work with the inevitability of
Will/Tao/Magickal Current. The Magus speaks his word so the falsehood
thereof ensnares the souls of men. This is so because all words are
false in that no work can completely encompass and express the truth.
The Star represents the Magickal current.
If the Work at hand is spoken and spoken of as truly as possible, it
will manifest. The Magickian becomes the Word as he/she becomes the
power. Information (the Word of the Magus) combined with power (the
Current represented by the Star) is a major way of Magickal operation.
This way of Geburah uses the Logos formula reshaped for the New Aeon:
The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.
The Throne of Therion (the Beast) expresses Hod on the Tree, and its
Trumps are The Emperor and The Empress.
Hod is associated with the godforms of Mercury, Hermes, Tehuti,
Hanuman, etc. The Beast is a figure taken from the Book of Revelations
to represent a humanity responsible for its own destiny, an unfallen
species which needs no salvation other than its own awakening. Our
growing mental, emotional, and moral complexities have outpaced our
understanding and wisdom. These complexities , ungrasped and
unprocessed, give rise to the Nightside of our nature and to the
concepts of evil and sin.
Tehuti and the other Mercurial gods (glyphs for inquiry, thought and
memory) taught Magick, science, art and craft to mankind. Our
difficulties stem from ignorance, not from Original Sin. Hermes is a
healing godform, Hanuman a loyal assistant; Mercury is logic and
One function of the Throne of Therion is to reason, to manipulate
facts, events, and patterns in ever-changing constellations, then
communicating the configurations which exhibit the most logic to the
other Thrones for consideration. Thinking alone is rarely an adequate
base for action; it works best in conjunction with intuition and
Another function of the Throne is the monitoring of health--of the
individual, of the Elevenstar collegium and of the species as a whole.
Healing is accomplished through balance and proper infusions of energy.
A third function of the Throne of Therion is teaching. Teaching differs
from Initiation in that teaching presents a description of an
experience to a person; with Initiation, a person lives through the
experience. Knowing the description of an event can help one recognize
the event when it happens, but in no way can a description substitute
for the experience itself.
The Emperor and The Empress describe the attitude and methods suited to
this Throne. The Emperor is a figure of responsibility and power. The
Empress is a figure of generosity and care. These Trumps reflect the
influence of Chesed (Pan) in the processes of Hod/Therion. Intellection
is guided by the more spiritual faculty of intuition. Responsibility
governs the processes of reason; a running comparison of theory with
fact keeps thinking true. Communication of rational truth is kept lucid
and as simple as possible.
In practice, the Throne of Therion processes options for action,
assessing the merits of each choice, and presenting the findings of its
work to the other Thrones. It considers ways of implementing a chosen
manifestation; it considers ways of presenting information.
The teaching function of Elevenstar is not essentially concerned with
educating the general public (although obvious opportunities are not to
be neglected); rather, information is to be made available to
Initiates, Adepts and Priests who may qualify and have an interest in
the Elevenstar Working. Internal education is the main area of concern
with this Throne, not through didactic statement, but rather through
discussion and demonstration.
The Throne of Will is attributed to Chokmah on the Tree; its Trumps are
The Chariot and Fortune. The concern of this Throne is with the
evolutionary next step of humanity, and this concern is dealt with by
the linking with the species as a whole through the DNA.
This Throne requires psychic contact with the human DNA in order to
activate the next segments beyond their present operations. This is
done by using the sphere of awareness or the molecular level and
learning about the particular glow that characterizes activation. One
then projects energy into the atoms at the edge of the glow, causing
the light of activation to spread.
The Trumps of The Chariot and Fortune both depict wheels, which signify
go-ing or progress as well as a helix when the wheels move sideways
along their axles as they rotate. The wheels reflect the expanding
universe with galaxies coalescing as starry bubble-froth as well as the
Primum Mobile aspect of Chokmah.The Chariot images Krishna as ArjunaÕs
charioteer in the Bhagavad-Gita while Fortune's wheel is akin to the
inexorable Jagernath cart of Shiva.
In the matter of human evolution, the Throne of Will guides our self-
development. Humanity today differs from historical and prehistorical
humanity in that our technology permits us to control our environment
to a greater extent. This environmental control has increased the
number of mutagens we live with, as well a s providing the means of
recombinant DNA research, and worldwide instantaneous communications.
The technology of change on all planes increases in its performance and
subsequent benefits according to the amount of information freely
available about it.
We have the means to shape ourselves in accord with our highest
visions. That we have yet to do so indicates the nature of the task of
thus Throne. In conjunction with the Thrones of Pan, Therion, and Love
in particular, the Work of the Throne of Will concerns the shaping and
sharing of what humanity is coming to be--a self-conscious species that
acts ethically toward itself, its home planet, and all other species it
The Throne of Love accommodates Binah; its Trumps are The Lovers and
The essence of love is union; the Work of this Throne is to unite past,
present and future in one eternal mode of being. The Trumps for this
Throne are the two most obviously alchemical cards in the Tarot.
Alchemy deals with transformation; in the Elevenstar, we transform a
divided and competitive species into a cooperative, consciously unified
one by achieving these qualities as individuals and then applying them
Magickally. We are at a point of technological development where old
formulae of living need not apply. By the sweat of thy brow shalt thou
earn thy bread spoke of a time when human and animal labor were the
only means of agriculture, construction, travel and
materials-processing. Today, our machines and computers could provide
the necessities and luxuries of life for everyone were it not for the
concepts of profit, wealth and exclusivity.
Binah is traditionally the Sphere of Time, of Saturn. In the mastery of
this Sphere, the Throne of Love sees the unity of our species from its
dim origins to its translation beyond the physical plane. From our
beginnings we grow numerous and scatter, settling far-flung places,
diverging in habits, languages and customs. We adapt to climates of all
We adopt a psychologically correct religion for the needs of our times;
institutions which encrust religions try to preserve outmoded forms. We
transcend sectarianism when freedom of inquiry prevails and science
flourishes. Science produces technology, technology changes our ways of
living and therefore of ways of seeing the universe and our place in
it. Attitudes and instincts which helped us survive in
pre-technological times are deliberately changed into power-sources for
creativity, guided by the vision of ourselves-to-be.
If news stories and current events seem to contradict this description,
the Work of the Throne of Love lies in the area of contradiction.
The Lovers is attributed to Zain, a sword, and to the sign of Gemini--a
depiction of humanityÕs present condition of a people divided against
itself. The Art card links with Sagittarius and through the imagery of
the archer, the components of bow and arrow combine in action to become
a single engine of accuracy, velocity, and penetration.
The secret of unity lies in shared Work.
The Throne of Truth lives in Kether; its Trumps are the Fool and
Adjustment. Truth is Themis in Greek.
The task of the Throne of Truth is to attune itself to the Tao/Magickal
Current/Will. Our physical bodies, our minds, our aesthetic sense, our
art, all attest to the Intelligence which informs existence. We are the
essence of and the vehicles for the Will of Intelligence and of
Intelligence means, according to Webster, the ability to learn or
understand or to deal with new or trying situations; the skilled use of
reason; the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment
or to think abstractly...; information (concerning an enemy). I
broaden the last to include any type of information. Attunement to
Intelligence is attunement to one's deepest self, the core of
Nothingness at the heart of all things.
The Trumps give us a hint of the necessary viewpoint for the Throne of
Truth. The Fool is the Zero, the innocent youth, one who is open to
everything and experienced in nothing. There are no expectations,
prejudices or preconceptions. Adjustment is the card of balance,
proportionality and aesthetics. The Throne of Truth is totally open to
the flow of existence from nonexistence; the flow radiates through the
Throne to the Elevenstar in balanced rays. Anyone operating from the
throne of Truth will radiate to the general environment also, but since
the throne operates in the Vision of No Difference, the dynamics of the
Elevenstar are projected onto the planet at large--all the better to
The duties of this Throne are the most abstract and mystical of the
Elevenstar and can only be detected in operation through an aura of
intense life about the operants, an aura that generates feeling of
excitement, peace, joy and wonder without any particular color to them.
In practical terms, the Throne of Truth requires a condition of no-mind
meditation in its Priests. All available personal time is to be devoted
to this meditation until the practice evolves to constancy during all
other activities. The Throne of Truth is a dangerous responsibility
since any imbalance can sever connections with the other Spheres and
Thrones. In the collegium of Elevenstar, Thrones assist each other.
The Throne of Heru-Pa-Kraat controls Da'ath and its cards are The
Hanged Man and Death.
The extra-arboreal Sphere of Da'ath is sometimes called Knowledge; an
attribute of Heru-Pa-Kraat is silence. The four powers of the Sphinx
are: Know, Will, Dare, and Keep Silent. The task of the Throne of
Da'ath is to maintain the invisibility of the Elevenstar.
This invisibility is not only to prevent intrusion by the unawakened,
but to maintain the proper aesthetics of Elevenstar's nature. Our Work
is necessarily behind the scenes; other groups, Orders, covens, etc.
can have the honors of interfacing with the general public.
The Throne of Heru-Pa-Kraat uses the images of The Hanged Man and Death
to accomplish invisibility. The Hanged Man (Mem, water) recalls the
reflective and refractive properties of water: keep moving and you'll
not be seen; flow and you'll be invisible. The Trump Death (Nun, fish)
maintains invisibility beyond the realms of the physical planes. There
are individuals who have achieved initiation into certain aspects of
Magick but who have not achieved the necessary spiritual
transformation. Sometimes these incomplete ones seek out groups in
which they sense power, hoping to fasten onto the power-source for
their own imbalanced intentions.
Since one must have died, in the Initiatory sense of the word, to be a
Priest of Elevenstar, the Death Trump will strike terror into the
incomplete ones, since they fear this type of death. The Ego is not
only slain in the Abyss, but reconstructed according to Will and placed
in its proper position within the individual. There is a definite death
of the Ego in the process of mastery, and this the incomplete ones
avoid--else they would be complete.
The twenty-first priest who works the Throne of Da'ath posts
him/herself at the gateway to the Nightside of the Tree, Since Maya is
dualistic, every positive force is balanced by its reciprocal negative
force. The shadow-world of the Nightside of the Tree has a sentience of
its own; at times it tries to establish its mirror-reality of Dayside
events as mainstream reality.
The duty of the twenty-first Priest is to monitor for any such attempt
as well as for any imbalance of forces. To do this, one must become
familiar with the Nightside on a conscious basis. One method of doing
this is to use the sigils and names from Kenneth Grant's Nightside of
Eden and the Shadow Tarot by Linda Falorio. Other methods may be
devised from the ingenuity of the practitioner.
Those who wish to operate a particular throne will be able to find the
Elevenstar. Throne-holders are not to recruit others to this Work, but
are required to provide the necessary information to sincere enquirers.
Acknowledgement by current Throne-holders of the aspirant's mastery of
his/her chosen Throne is all that's required for an aspirant to become
a participant. This is open to debate.
The length of time any person operates a particular Throne should be
limited to a year. As mentioned before, all participants should be
capable of operating from any Throne; a limited term for holding a
single Throne will prevent individual and group imbalance. In such a
practice will the Elevenstar be as protean and flexible as the Work
demands. When the time comes to change to new Thrones, trust the
Current to provide the omens and portents to indicate which one it
should be. Trust your intuition. The Current will guide you and your
colleagues to adjust in harmony.
Regarding the Elevenstar ritual itself, at this phase of Elevenstar's
development--participants do not have to be Throne holders. The more
throne holders who are participants the better, though, since like
attracts like. The nature of Elevenstar rituals is such that they
inspire and instruct the participants about the Thrones, thus providing
a greater likelihood that participants will become Throne-holders.
Depending on the number of ritualists available, there may be multiple
representations of the Thrones, or a need for a ritualist to represent
more than one Throne. All participants call the god-names of the
Thrones in unison, so a precise match of numbers isnÕt crucial.
The following format is a suggested method; improvised variations are
fine, as long as they work.
Materials: Eleven votive candles, a tray of sand or earth, a bowl of
In preparation for the ritual, participants wash their hands before
entering the Temple. When the ritualists are assembled, a time is spent
in meditation. These acts serve to clear the attention from other
concerns and ready it for the work at hand.
Though a traditional banishment is unnecessary for this rite, there is
a procedure that gathers in and concentrates awareness and energy in
the ritual space. The god-names and gestures proceed widdershins
(counterclockwise) at the beginning of the rite for ingathering, and
deosil (clockwise) at the end for distributing the forces. All stand in
a circle. The tray of sand/earth and the other materials are at the
center of the circle for distributing the forces.
South--Shaitan; SE--Heru-Pa-Kraat; East--Ra-Hoor-Khuit; NE--Hadit;
North-- Nuit; NW--Maat; West--Babalon; SW--Aiwass. Touch the ground
with both hands.
(Actions and gestures are up to you; each ritualist should turn in
place to face the direction of each name invoked.)
Kindle the incense and pass it from hand to hand around the circle;
each one breathes upon the smoke, saying, Abrahadabra. The thrones
must be filled. Place the incense centrally in the tray of sand/earth.
Pass the bowl of water likewise. Each participant sprinkles a few drops
toward the center of the circle, saying, Abrahadabra. The Thrones
shall be filled. Place the bowl next to the tray, to the West of it.
Each candle is lit, passed around the circle, then placed in its
appropriate position in the tray according to the order given
previously. With each candle, chant and clap (*) as it is passed
Fill the Throne of the World, Lady Nuit ** Lady Nuit**.
Fill the Throne of the Moon, Lord Hadit ** Lord Hadit**.
Fill the throne of the sun, Ra-Hoor-Khuit ** Ra-Hoor-Khuit**.
Fill the throne of Jupiter, IO Pan ** IO Pan**.
Fill the Throne of Venus, Babalon ** Babalon**.
Fill the throne of Mars, Shaitan Aiwass ** Shaitan Aiwass**.
Fill the Throne of Mercury, Therion ** Therion **.
Fill the throne of Uranus, Will ** Will **.
Fill the Throne of Saturn, Love ** Love **.
Fill the throne of Pluto, Truth ** Truth **.
Fill the throne of Neptune, Harpocrat ** Harpocrat**.
After the last candle has been place in the tray, join hands and circle
dance to this chant:
As the fire burns,
As the earth turns,
As the wind blows,
And the water flows,
So the Priests wake
and their Thrones take.
So mote it be** so mote it be.
After three repetitions, all touch the earth with both hands, then
perform the dispersal:
South--Shaitan; SW--Aiwass; West--Babalon; NW--Maat; North--Nuit;
NE--Hadit; East--Ra-Hoor-Khuit; SE--Heru-Pa-Kraat.
Again touch the earth with both hands. Extinguish the candles, douse
the incense in the tray, and depart.
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