Holy Order of RaHoorKhuit (H.O.O.R.)

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Holy Order of RaHoorKhuit (H.O.O.R.)

The Holy Order of RaHoorKhuit (H.O.O.R.) is an outer magical order for teaching the thelemic magic as developed by Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) and initially presented in The Book of the Law, the brief volume channeled by Crowley in 1904. Though only founded in 1991, H.O.O.R. had been conceived as early as 1978. The order is headed by Ray Eales (b. 1958), who took the lead in its establishment.

According to Thelema (derived from the Greek word for will), each individual is a separate and unique person (a star) whose task is to discover his/her True Will (or destiny). Once having discovered their true course in life, individuals can do no other than follow it. Magic is the great tool for initially discovering and then realizing one's True Will. The order teaches a form of theurgy (magic) that it believes to be particularly effective in discovering one's True Will.

Thelema is antiauthoritarian. It places particular emphasis upon the individual's self discovery through listening to his/her own internal wisdom. Magic empowers individuals to make their own choices concerning both the direction that their life will take and with whom they will associate.

H.O.O.R. is an open membership organization. Members follow a graded initiatory system with progress measured by one's study of material and magical accomplishments. Members may also participate in lodges located near to their residence. The order is headquartered at Box 24691, Tampa, FL 33623. It may also be contacted through its website at http://hoor.org. HOOR is closely associated with the Abbey of Thelema headed by Gregory von Seewald in Connecticut.


Preliminary Thoughts on H.O.O.R. Greenwich, Conn.: Holy Order of RaHoorKhuit, 1994.