Welcome to the Order of Anubis
Order of Anubis
General Information Letter
Spring Equinox, 2019
Thank you for your interest in the Order of Anubis. The Order has its roots in magical tradition hailing back to Ancient Egypt and traces its lineage through the twentieth century most notably through the occult personages of Aleister Crowley, Anton Szandor LaVey, Michael A. Aquino and – most formally – Ronald Keith Barrett who was the First Xem Magus of the Common Era. The Order is the spiritual successor to the various groups founded by the preceding individuals and is the authentic vehicle for the Mandate of the Prince of Darkness on earth today. Questions as to the validity of this statement are properly directed toward each questioner and it is not the task of the Order or its Priesthood to resolve them. As the magic tradition we espouse is self-generated, self-perpetuating and self-evolving, any such inquiries are properly directed toward oneself, although serious aspirants are invited to contact the Order with questions and/or concerns so that an intelligent and informed choice can be made as to possible affiliation.
It may be said that the Order of Anubis exists, like its ancestor organizations, because it is necessary for it to exist at the current time of the evolution of mankind. As an inherently sentient being, man has largely been occupied, particularly in the past one hundred years, as to the “how and why” of his existence, with science and the major monotheistic religions offering up a myriad of explanations. We seek to isolate and enhance the form or “first principle” of the ability to apprehend phenomena the very existence of which allows us to form the questions of “how and why” in the first place. Simply put, curiosity toward “how and why we got here” formed the basis of the inquiry; fascination with it continues the quest toward Knowledge.
The observant reader will note from the outset that this quest is vastly different than those proffered by traditional Judeo-Christian philosophy where, in the final analysis, a set of orders are given, usually with a demand for money, and the adherent is expected to follow those instructions unquestioned. Indeed, a hallmark of those same belief systems typically disallow questions in the first place, thus operating much as a totalitarian state does, with obedience to leaders, compliance with rules, and dire threats of punishment for getting out of line keeping whatever equilibrium the matrix has put in place.
Our tradition is quite different where such truths, as we see them, are offered to the aspirant with the invitation to the newcomer to question all things through a dialogue where he may come to see whether those truths, as that term is loosely defined, are more probably true than not. There are no penalties either for questions or for leaving the Order if the member so chooses. We have no interest in vast membership or monetary gain.
The Order of Anubis was founded in 2009. The Order of Anubis exists as an official entity as a cultural association registered in Spain under Spanish Law.
The Order shall have a board of directors, each holding office within the Order and are respectively named Guardian of the Order, Counselor, and Herald. For corporate purposes, the office of Guardian is the functional equivalent of Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. The office of Counselor is the functional equivalent of Vice-President [to be instituted in the event of incapacitation or absence of the Chief Executive Officer] and Treasurer. The office of Herald is the functional equivalent of Chief Operating Officer. There are respective spiritual functionalities that each office holds, but are irrelevant for legal purposes beyond the non-profit status of the Order of Anubis as a whole.
There are three grades of affiliation with the Order according to the level of initiation attained: Initiate, Priesthood, and Magus. Each grade is comprehensively described in the initial writings of the Order received upon affiliation. Within each grade, there are specialized spiritual functions that are intelligible primarily within the Order proper and are not addressed for purposes of this informational letter. Likewise, the recognition to successive grades is addressed to Initiates to the Order.
The House of the Fallen Angel
The Order proper consists of individual Houses, each with its own Guardian. Each House will either fulfill a magical purpose (such as specific studies on a particular topic) or a function of the Order itself. All Houses go through a rigid approval process before being formally Recognized by the Order of Anubis.
The House of the Fallen Angel is a House open for interaction with like-minded individuals and members of the Order Priesthood. This will afford the participant the opportunity to discuss magical topics, interact with Order members and will be useful in the process of deciding if formal membership in the Order is the right decision. There are no specific requirements to join the House of the Fallen Angel as a Probationer, other than that the Probationer status has to be Sponsored by a member of the Priesthood. We do ask that you be at least 18 years of age.
To contact the Order of Anubis, use the Contact Form on our website, or write an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you seek affiliation with the Order and Initiation into Xem, please elaborate on your motivation to join the Order and list your magical curriculum. We do not play the numbers game and are only interested in extraordinary individuals that genuinely pursue their Initiation. The weak of Heart should be forewarned: Initiation into Xem is dangerous and requires lifelong dedication. Only the Brave and Relentless should choose this Path, as it is not suitable for the weak-minded and those with a fickle attitude. As a matter of policy the Order does not supply Order documents anymore to outsiders as we have done in the past.
There are no dues associated with membership of the Order of Anubis. The Order of Anubis is funded by the Priesthood of Xem and the collective of Xem Magi. The nature of our State of Being and our willingness and dedication to promote Initiation makes us regard the charging of any fee for the operation of our resources as trading with the sacred.
The Order has a minimum age requirement of 18 in keeping with the idea that, prior to the age of majority pursuant to applicable laws, a person under that age properly should be focused on earthly and non-spiritual training. The Order is open to males and females of all nationalities. The common language of the Order of Anubis is English. Affiliation with the Order requires that the applicant participates in the House of the Fallen Angel and works through the curriculum that the Order has defined for Probationers of the Order of Anubis. Probationer is not an official Grade of the Order, only Initiates and higher Grades are official members, but the status of an individual who works through the curriculum while the Order of Anubis and him or herself evaluate their mutual suitableness.
We wish you well on your journey.
“When I am that I was not, and I am that I am not, then I am that IAM.”