Ordo Stellae et Serpente
The Ordo Stellae et Serpente (Order of the Star and the Serpent)
is a magical order in the thelemic tradition founded on
June 21 (the summer solstice), 1999, in Sacramento, California.
It is headed by several advanced teachers, Adepti of the ‘‘Inner
Continuum,’’ who serve as personal mentors of the order’s
newer members.
Neophytes begin their work with basic studies in occult wisdom,
including instruction in gemantria, numerology, astrology,
and tarot. They are introduced to the understanding of the
universe symbolized in the cabalistic Tree of Life diagram, the
body’s subtle energy system centered in the chakras and the
kundalini energy, and the basics of ceremonial magic. Neophytes
are expected to develop a daily practice in meditation
and ritual and to broaden their knowledge with reading in the
literature of Western magic. During this training period, the
Adepti provide personal guidance and offer discourses that
may be experienced in person (for those who live in northern
California) or online. Regular rituals are held in the temple of
the order. Members at a geographical distance participate in
their own personal temple at an astrologically coordinated
time. The goal of the basic training is the initiate’s becoming
an independent practitioner of ceremonial magic while at the
same time learning to work in concert with others. It is the belief
that both solitary and group work is necessary in the present
age.
It is also the belief of the order that magical work will lead
to an awareness of the meta-dimensional harmonious Unity.
Encounter with the Unity does not lead to absorption, but to
a more clearly defined individual who also feels at One with the
totality of the universe. It is the teaching of the order that magical
activity does not make us more than human, but grants
knowledge of what it means to be fully human.
Advanced students are free to explore the variety of distinct
magical systems, from Enochian to Egyptian to Tantric and
Thelemic. In the process, the initiate remembers himherself
as a Divine Being of hisher own creation. This realization provides
the entrance into the mysteries of the Inner Order that
guides the Ordo Stellae et Serpente, known as the Elect Order
of Melchizedek.
The order may be contacted through its Internet site at
httpmembers.aol.comYechidah37ossintro.html. It does not
ask for set dues, but is supported by the tithing and gifts of its
members.
Sources
Ordo Stellae et Serpente. httpmembers.aol.com
Yechidah37ossintro.html. May 20, 2000

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