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Liber Sigil-A-IAF

Liber Sigil-A-IAF by Aion 131, the 2010 library edition hardcover from Waning Moon Publications, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Aion 131 Liber Sigil-A-IAF from Waning Moon Publications

“A modern grimoire of New Aeon Magick that consists of a series of Major Sigils crafted as ritually manifested automatic drawings along with arcane writings ‘pertaining’ to them. Thelemic at it’s core, this work is empowered by the energies of the current Aeon of HORUS but is also deeply rooted in other Aeonic energies, most specifically the magickal current of MAAT: the aeon to come which is manifesting here and now as well. Together they form The Double Current. The book is organized by the ‘natures of the spirits manifest’ into five sections that fall under the major Thelemic/Aeonic Archetypes NU, HAD, HERU, MAAT and the Shadow which is PAN. They are representations of abstract laws, powers, and conglomerates of symbols with uniting elements that can be activated and used to access deep strata of the inner-being. They are not to be intellectualized. The Grimoire is both a work of art magick as well as a tool that can be used to help accomplish The Great Work by the open minded New Aeon Adept with Love & Will.” [via]

Selections from the Husia

Selections from the Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt by Maulana Karenga, from University of Sankore Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Maulana Karenga Selections from the Husia from University of Sankore Press

“The primary aim of this volume is to provide a brief representative selection of ancient Egyptian sacred literature which can serve as a readable and enjoyable reference for those interested specifically in ancient Egyptian and African sacred literature in general whether sacred or secular. In this brief selection we read the earliest written record of the dawning of humanity’s structured consciousness concerning spirituality and ethics. And we find for the first time in human history the concepts of:

· Maat (truth, justice and rightness)
· Humans in the image of God
· Human Dignity
· Judgement after death
· Immortality of the soul
· Free will
· Human equality
· Social justice” — back cover

The Book of Going Back By Night

The Book of Going Back By Night by Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule is a new publication of the complete three-part transmission of a received text, part one of which has long been a feature at the Hermetic Library’s Recieved Wisdom section. After considerable time, all three parts are available in published form directly from Orryelle Defenestrate-Bascule in a fully illustrated book with commentary by both Orryelle and Nema, through iNSPiRALink. Multimedia Press.

Oryelle Defenestrate-Bascule The-Book of Going Back by Night

“The verses are hand-calligraphed, introduced and illustrated by Orryelle; with an extensive commentary by Orryelle and Nema.”

“The text of this book is a transmission from the double-lion/ess Hrumachis Aker, through the masks and forms of Sekhmet, of the Egyptian and Grecian SphinXes, and (in the Third Chapter) of Babalon and the Beast.

Voices from the ‘future aeon’ of Maat deliver information which intersects with the currents of the Ancient Egyptian ‘Book of Coming Forth by Day’ (translated by E.A.Wallis Budge as The Egyptian Book of the Dead) in the present.

The book is esoteric and mytho-poetical yet has socio-political implications for our times. The Nu Word of IAHM and its formula and application are presented, as well as the AZOTh casting and banishing system.”

Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat

Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat by Don Karr, with a foreword by Colin Low, published by Black Jackal Press (an “offshoot” of Teitan Press), is now available from Weiser Antiquarian Books. For launch week, this first edition hardcover, limited to 416 numbered copies, is available at a discount, and comes with a bookplate signed by the author.

Don Karr's Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat from Black Jackal Press

“Maine: Black Jackal Press, 2013. First Edition Hardcover. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches / 228 x 152 mm), xxii + 334pp. Black cloth with spine lettered in silver-gilt, and silver-gilt device on front board. Full color dustjacket. Printed on acid free paper. Sewn. Black and white frontispiece. Numerous black and white illustrations, diagrams and tables in text.

Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat explores three radical expressions of modern goddess-inclusive occult theory and practice that evolved in the late twentieth century. Drawing from the same broad esoteric lineage that produced Aleister Crowley, Frater Achad, and Kenneth Grant, Maat magicians and theosophists such as Nema, Aion, 416 and others, developed new concepts of personal and cultural evolution, weaving æonic theory and kabbalah into revolutionary tenets and practices. The text is supplemented by transcriptions of original documents, diagrams and artwork by individuals and groups involved in Maatian practice, including a significant collection of material from the Thelemically-inclined occult order, the OAI. The book also offers a well-researched history of the esoteric streams that gave rise to the progressive/subversive methods of Maat magick, and the broader cultural movements and upheavals which also contributed to them.

The author, Don Karr, is a well-known scholar of the hermetic arts. He is the co-author of two books in the acclaimed Sourceworks of Ceremonial Magic Series (with Stephen Skinner) and is also the author of numerous articles on Jewish mysticism and its influence on the Western esoteric tradition. New book thus Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.” [via]

In Nomine Babalon, IC

IC

We pass from this life and dissolve into naught

And our hearts are weighed with the feather of Maat.

Escort me to your eternal mansion;

I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!

In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess

 

The Hermetic Library arts and letters pool is a project to publish poetry, prose and art that is inspired by or manifests the Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the Arts and Letters pool, contact the librarian.

In Nomine Babalon, LXXIV

LXXIV

The scales are in balance, the feather of Maat

Reverses the order and All becomes Naught!

The ox with his goad shall be driven on;

I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!

In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess

 

The Hermetic Library arts and letters pool is a project to publish poetry, prose and art that is inspired by or manifests the Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the Arts and Letters pool, contact the librarian.

Ordo Adeptorum Invisiblum

Ordo Adeptorum Invisiblum” is a post over at the Occult Chicago blog (which is a blog by Hermetic Library visual pool contributor Rik Garrett), and the name of a specifically feminist Thelemic order founded in England in 1979 with headquarters for the US in Chicago in 1981. According to the article “Western Esoteric Family III: Magick” in Melton’s Encyclopedia of American Religions, the OAI was inspired by the “proclamation of the magical Aeon of Ma (or Maat) [made] in 1948 by Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones)” [via, also]. Occult Chicago also discusses how the OAI was influenced by the works of Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons [also] and Nema, author of Maat Magick: A Guide to Self-Initiation and co-founder of Horus Maat Lodge. If you were a member of or know more about that order, you may consider getting in contact with the Occult Chicago blog and sharing your story. [HT Sarah Veale]

“The OAI also adopts feminist principles and practices—not the anti-male separatist variety—but in its non-sexist androgynous philosophy. Women are not the vehicle of a male seed, a male High Priest. They are magickal people in their own right. The history of female magickal energy is far older than that of the male, but it has been overshadowed by the masculine principle. The OAI seeks to rectify this by balancing the imbalance through women seeking to rediscover and reassert themselves, while male members minimize as far as possible their aggressiveness and dominance. In turn, this will lead to a more directly visible equality and non-hierarchical structure within the group and in rituals.” [via]

As an aside, Nema’s Liber Pennae Praenumbra, and a number of other works by Horus Maat Lodge members appear in the Received Wisdom section of the library and in the archives of Beast Bay.