Welcome to the official website of Ordo Astri, the Order of the Star. The O∴ A∴ is an Independent Thelemic School of the Mysteries with an operational collegium and grade system based on the Hermetic Qabalah. The Egyptian name of the Order is Shemsu en Khabs.
Those who wish to dedicate themselves to a serious and prolonged course of occult study and practice may aspire to Initiation through the grades or degrees of the Order. The structure of our college is based on the Hermetic Tree of Life. This will be familiar to those who have studied the Qabalah, Alchemy, Tantra, Gnosticism, the Western Magical Tradition, the historical Orders of the Golden Dawn, Alpha et Omega and Argenteum Astrum. Our work includes the Hermetic Qabalah, Hermetic Tantra-Yoga, ritual magick and mysticism. Those who have also studied the works of such luminaries as John Dee, Eliphaz Levi, Schwaller de Lubicz, W. E. Butler, W. G. Gray, Aleister Crowley and Dion Fortune, will be acquainted with the rich Hermetic and Thelemic tradition that the contemporary work of Ordo Astri builds upon.
What makes the O∴ A∴ different from other Thelemic organisations? We do not regard Thelema or Egyptian magick as a religion. We draw inspiration from diverse sources; the Egyptian Book of the Law, Liber AL vel Legis, is one source among many. Our way is of knowledge, not belief. Initiation is based on personal work and the Record kept. We also Charter Temples (Lodges), Sanctuaries and Study Groups.
We have our own methods of Hermetic Tantra-Yoga, and have developed unique rites and ceremonies. There is an emphasis on the Goddess, and our Foundation Temple is dedicated to Babalon. The “star” in the name of the Order is the Star of Nuit-Isis.
Our rituals invoke ancient Egyptian, Phoenician and Assyrian Gods and Goddesses, and are free from Judaeo-Christian religious monotheism. We place an emphasis on Enochian Magick in the Initiations of the grades. The Skrying of the Thirty Aethyrs is a powerful means of attaining real Initiation, and is integral to our curriculum in all grades from Neophyte onwards. Our one-year correspondence course is a requirement for full membership, and involves a systematic ritual and meditative approach to exploring the paths and sephiroth of the Hermetic Tree of Life.
To apply for membership, please read our Courses page. We provide a guided correspondence course in Hermetic Qabalah involving study, meditation, ritual and the keeping of a magical diary Record. All those that enrol for the course must first become Associate Members of Ordo Astri, and are subscribed to our Newsletter (see below). For those that wish to join a Study Group or Chartered Temple Lodge, please read more about participation here: O∴ A∴ Temple of Babalon Sanctuaries and Lodges.
Our Newsletter, The 93 Current, is usually sent once per month, when the Sun enters a new zodiacal sign. We aim at all times to provide excellent, high quality literary content to our readers, related to the Hermetic and Thelemic traditions.
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