of Babalon is a Mystery School dedicated to the devotion and worship of the incarnation
of the Great Liberating Mother who is currently known as Babalon. All Dedicated
Members of the Temple live in Ophidia in service and dedication to Babalon Herself,
and Her Daughters. Associate Members may live anywhere in the world. Dedicated Membership
in the Temple is Anonymous and Secret, while Associate Membership is not so restricted.
Associate Membership is open to all who are in good standing with the Temple while
Dedicated Membership is by invitation only for those who have a very sincere and
special calling to Her service, and who are willing to offer oneself in complete
dedication to Her.
A Mystery School is an institution which teaches esoteric and magical spirituality
in a direct and experiential way, as opposed to the symbolic and intellectual approach
of the modern esoteric groups. The wisdom of the Temple is based on a core set of
philosophies and spiritual principles that guides the student to contact their own
Spirit, their divinity within themselves. This is accomplished through a series
of Initiations with corresponding teachings that must be mastered by the student
before moving on to the next Initiation. These Initiation Cycles, or Degrees, are
centered on the Mysteries and Rites of Sex and Death. These are the Mysteries of
the Underworld. These Mysteries are kept secret from the uninitiated, who would
misinterpret and defile them without the proper experiential knowledge gained by
the Initiation and other rituals which accompany it. These Mysteries and their Initiatory
steps increase the studentís spiritual awareness and powers in gradual steps, towards
Adeptship, which is total self-mastery by the Spirit over the Persona.
Ophidia is the sacred land of the Ophidians, dedicated to Gaia on one hand, and
the Great Liberating Mother on the other. Ophidia is the place of the New Indigene,
and all who live there follow the Principles of Natura, into which they are Initiated
in the Elemental Degrees. All Dedicated Temple Members live off-grid in the land
of Ophidia, practicing a ritualized life in nature. In this way, the students are
not distracted by the demands of the modern world with its need for jobs, money
and slavery to corporations. All food and shelter is provided for from Ophidia itself,
in a communal setting under the leadership of the Nine. All modern technologies
and amenities are forsaken in order to experience a life in the way of the ancient
people of the Goddess. However there is a central modern building which provides
access to things like the Internet and electricity.
Temples, Chapterhouses and Shrines of Babalon
The structure of the physical Temple throughout the world is based upon the system
of Temples, Chapterhouses and Shrines.
Temples form the heart of Liminal Point to the Great Liberating Mother and can only
be created by the proper Rituals performed by a confirmed Nine. Initiations, tests,
degree advancement, and other special rituals can only take place within a Temple.
In addition, Temples are the main place where Dedicated Members live while carrying
out their work for the Great Liberating Mother. At this time there is only one Temple
in the entire world, located in the wooded lands of Southern Indiana, USA.
Chapterhouses are the second tier of the Temple system and can be created by Associate
Members who have been Confirmed, and who have had a Shrine for at least one Lunar
Year. In addition to the Rites and services performed at Shrines, the Chapterhouse
may also function as a meeting place for Ophidians, a place of study and practice
for Associate Members, and an outlet for the various needs of the Temple Guilds
in that part of the world. Special Festival Day Ceremonies and Public Celebrations
may be also performed at Chapterhouses who have established the facilities for such
ventures. Another goal of the Chapterhouse is to form strong links between local
members in the area of the Chapterhouse and the nearest Temple. In this way they
provide support for the Associate Members in their work and training as well as
generating assistance in getting those Chapterhouse Members to the Temple on a periodic
basis for special training, practice and spiritual rejuvenation in the natural setting
of Ophidia. Shrines and Chapterhouses also function as temporary places of hospitality
and comfort for those Ophidians who are traveling in that area of the world. Their
doors should always be open, but the visitors should never overstay their welcome.
Shrines form the third tier of the Temple system. Shrines are simple places created
for the worship of Babalon and the Nine and may be started by any Associate Member.
Creating a Shrine involves the implementation and maintenance of a physical Shrine
to Babalon. The Mistress or Master of the Shrine must perform the daily rituals
and offerings for that Shrine according to the Rituals and Customs of the Via Babalonis
which are provided by the Temple. All previous incarnations of the Great Liberating
Mother and Her Allies are welcome to have a place in the shrine, as long as Her
current Incarnation of Babalon takes precedent therein. In addition to the daily
Rituals of the Shrine, there are also Feasts and Celebrations which must be performed.
In this way Shrines and Chapterhouses provide the important magickal foundation
for the ingress of the energy of the Great Liberating Mother into that part of the
world. Thus may Her Reclamation begin to spread, even before the occurrence of the
Associate Membership is available world-wide beginning on the Spring Equinox of
2015 to those who wish to affiliate with the Temple of Babalon and follow the public
curriculum of the Temple, learning the ways of Heka and Natura. To be considered
for Associate Membership, one must be in good standing with the Temple, and agree
to a simple code of conduct. Associate Members will then gain access to the public
curriculum, training and the help of Dedicated Temple Members. Associate Members
may also have access to some of the Guilds of the Temple, and may help in the work
therein. The main task of the Associate Member however is the enacting of the Curriculum
in their daily life, pursuing their Will, and learning of the Ophidian ways. Dedicated
Members will be available to answer questions and to help guide the Associate Members
in their practices, and private discussion groups will be made available. Associate
Members who complete the various curriculum parts may have the opportunity to visit
Ophidia and undergo direct Initiation to become Confirmed Members. Confirmed Members
carry more status and privileges earned by their hard work. All Associate Members
will also have the opportunity to attend certain gatherings and rituals in Ophidia,
if so desired. Associate Members may cease their involvement at any time. There
is no charge or fees for Associate Membership - only oneís dedication and diligence
Dedicated Membership in Templum Babalonis is obtained by invitation only. Only the
most sincere and dedicated individuals who feel a complete and undeniable calling
to Babalonís Service will otherwise be considered. All Dedicated Members must live
in Ophidia. All members who become Dedicated to Babalon do so in a manner which
requires their involvement to be anonymous and secret. The only exceptions to this
rule are for the founders, whose legal names by necessity must appear on legal and
financial documents. The rules of anonymity and secrecy were instituted under the
command of Ra Hoor Khuit himself very early on, in order to assure the purity of
purpose and dedication for those who wished to join the Temple. It ensures that
those who wish to serve in dedication in this Temple seek nothing in the way of
public gratification for their Persona in return. Only those who are willing to
give all of themselves to Babalon, without any hope of recognition for themselves
publicly will be considered for membership.
Templum Babalonis is a 501c(3) tax exempt religious organization which was founded
in August of the year 2000. The work that is made public by the Temple is given
to the world at large for free. We do not sell books containing spiritual teachings
for a profit. The Temple never charges for Initiation or Spiritual training in any
way. This is the one true way to know the imposters. The value of coin holds no
currency with us, or the Spirits we are allied with. Money as such is not needed
by Dedicated Temple members. This is important for money is the root of so much
compromise in the Persona in regards to the Spirit. It is one of the true great
evils of our time. Donations are not usually accepted, except in rare circumstances.
Instead the Temple is built upon a principle of reciprocity, not monetary exploitation.
Ophidia provides all that the Temple needs by way of food and shelter, in return
for the service of its members working the land. The real Bounty of Fortuna lies
beneath your feet. It is there that one can find a prosperity much more valuable
and useful than any coin.
The Temple does not exist in order to service the public at large, or to gratify
that same public in any way. The concerns and opinions of outsiders concerning the
Temple mean very little to us. In short - you do not get a say. With that said,
the rule of the Temple is to reciprocate the attitude of those who approach us.
You will get from the Temple what you give, and in the manner in which you give
it. The Temple exists solely to execute the Will and agenda of Babalon, and the
Nine, Her Daughters. To support this mission, the Temple also exists as a refuge
for the Miha, as a place of paradise and safety for them away from the corrupt and
degenerate world of modernity. Many members do not consider themselves human in
their Spirit, and appreciate a place away from the madness which seeks to consume
the life of this planet.
The Temple releases information as it Will to the public at large for its own purposes
in PROVIDENCE, under the direction of Babalon and the Nine.