Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law
A∴A∴ is the one genuinely holy Inner and invisible Order which has operated under various names and guises throughout history to guide humanity’s spiritual evolution silently.
Arcanum Arcanorum (Secret of Secrets) is one of many interpretations of this sacred name.
The goals of the A∴A∴ have inspired spiritual exploration and inquiry throughout human history. Its methods are science and empirical knowledge (meaning beyond superstition and blind faith); its aims are those of religion (meaning permanent transpersonal attainments) – all for the welfare of all sentient beings.
Every known magical or mystical order, mystery school, religion, or any other structure sharing Wisdom or Light has been but an Outer Vehicle of this Inner Fellowship of Light.
The name A∴A∴, however, is also used by the outer emanation of the Eternal Order, which started in 1906 e.v. by two Adepts: Aleister Crowley and George Cecil Jones.
“The A∴A∴ is an organization whose heads have obtained by personal experience to the summit of this science. They have founded a system by which everyone can equally attain, and with an ease and speed which was previously impossible.”
(Book 4, part II.)
There are three divisions or groups in the outer A∴A∴ Order, consisting of multiple Grades:
– The Hermit,
– The Lover, and
– The Man of Earth.
A ‘Man of Earth’ is an introduction to immense human potential and a path to the inner Order.
A ‘Lover’ has attained the K&C of the HGA and is, therefore, well on the way to the final spiritual emancipation.
Being an Adept of the highest grade, a ‘Hermit’ is the truest practitioner and a Master of magical and mystical arts. She/He has crossed the Abyss and is well beyond the reach of duality.
Strictly speaking, A∴A∴ Order is only the third and topmost division, the Order of the S∴S∴.
In the original and correct appellation, Άστρον Αργόν (Astron Argon, transliteration from Greek) translates to Silver Star.
We are eager to witness and support the progress of Adepts, ready to cross the Abyss, attain Understanding, and move on to Wisdom and Illumination.
Love is the law, love under will.