This short Treatise is considered a Companion to The Threshold of the Glorians, as a Declaration of the First Threskian Order known simply as AGAPE PROPHET HOUSE

Thelema Fratores,

Within the magickal community, there has been an ever more apparent and growing number of sincere individuals that have come to be exhausted by all the numerous magickal Orders. All of who profess to hold a formula to spiritual illumination and bicker among themselves about authenticity and the "right" way of conducting matters. There are, though, those types of individual's who choose and prefer to join an Order, only that they may be put through and take active part in somesort of magical hierarchy. And though there is great merit in magickal workings of this kind, still it is not sought for as much by us. We feel that illumination should not be measured by the grade or office one holds but by the understanding and wisdom one receives & projects. The aeon of the Magickal Order has come to a grinding halt. With it, magical hierarchy is dead ! In its place comes the thelemic movement/current with the idea of Individualism : where every individual on his/her own, is the Order. Everyone is the boss and no difference is made between any one star system. Each of these systems are unique in its own Right. Each system or tradition is equally as worthy and legitimate as the other. Thus, the necessity for a grade-system takes on a whole different meaning in its use. By incorporating a grade-system in personal work, it's very valuable use is only to physically map out one's own Universe, both as Microcosmos and Macrocosmos. The conscious mind needs a range of implements to give it the ability and understanding that it requires to tread it's own Path.

By abolishing hierarchy in a given magickal Order, one is also hoping to abolish feuds and the struggle for supremacy. These struggles and feuds are the real obstacles in the proper function of a magickal Order. It has been proven through the centuries that an Order is only as True as it's members. The initial intention in establishing an Order should be to bring together individual's who share the same beliefs and have the same aspirations. In other words, to give individuals of the like-nature an environment where they may feel that they truly belong, as a family would be. With the enforcing of hierarchy, the sense of brother/sisterhood or kinship tends to be really an illusion.

Thus it was to be that in the city of Ottawa, Canada, in 1982e.v., there was founded an Order. This Order was conceived on a single and ancient idea, Individualism and became known as the O. .M. .I. . This meant that an individual joining such an Order is taken into a circle of initiates who would help the individual along his/her path to personal discovery. Not as somesort of superiors in the mysteries who allow the individual to learn, but as family, each one looking out for the other. This family idea was used by the ancient Greeks in their Orders of the Mysteries and is why they called their Order a Fratra, a tribe or clan (*a member of the tribe is called a Fator, Fratores [pl.] whether male or female). In a family environment, each member is just as important as the other, from the oldest to the youngest, with great respect shown, always to the elders. By seeing the Order as a family, the true purpose of an Order comes to light. Each member of the family has his/her own personality, and though a member of the family, is an individual who has his/her own life to lead and prosper. It is the same with the initiates/members of the O. .M. .I. . Where each member has his/her own path, his/her own system to follow, each unique in it's own right. This gives an image of the O. .M. .I. . alike the axle of the wheel. The Order is seen as the Sun with an infinite number of rays, each slightly different from the other. This changes the whole meaning of the term - an Order - no longer implying a specific school of thought or an organization but implying that the Order depicts the very structure of the Initiate's Daemona. There is only one True Order, the Inner Order, found within the Initiate.

As, then, the O. .M. .I. . is alike the United Nations of spiritual paths, per se, there are branches of the Order dedicated to certain traditions. Upon commencing one's journey to the Daemonion, one cannot hope to have a miracle occur and be presented with his/her own system. Of course, there are those individuals that have been actively on the path long before they have come into the Order, and they may choose, for they may have the means to develop further their own form / system, with the help of the Order. Though, normally, members choose the branch inwhich they believe is more tailored to their specific persona, and through which they may develop their own. The Order teaches, in its way, that though the individual begins by following a certain, standard tradition, he/she utilizes the tradition as the foundation upon which to build his/her own. In this way the Order enforces one of the greatest truths in spiritual training : it is up to the initiate to take the given tradition and make it his/her own, tailoring it to fit his/her specific personality and make up. It is only through this manner of practice that one can expect to obtain success towards the goal of the Great Work. The Order understands that this cannot be possible if the individual is forced to follow one tradition or system but can be, if the individual is given the freedom to choose, experiment and through such, truly learn.

In this manner, the O. .M. .I. . may be considered a Thelemic Order, if such a term could really be used. From within its' prism, Frator 999 was successful in awakening the dormant mystery tradition of the ancient Greeks. The main reason for this coming to be was due to the discovery that the Greek Tradition may very well be considered to be of a Thelemic nature. Especially in the manner of the Thelemic philosophy of Aleister Crowley and his Book of the Law. The tradition as it stood was, in many ways, incomplete, baring too many gaps in its expoundment to render it useful. By combining the tradition with a Thelemic philosophy , the result came to be the creation of a new Greek tradition. It became the Greek Thelemic Tradition and was given the ancient Greek word, by which the Greeks called their Mysteries, Threskia. The word Threskia literally means Religion and is derived from the Greek word for Thracian. This Thracian was Orpheus himself, the founder of the Greek Mysteries and perhaps one of the first Thelemic philosophers in history. The Orphics believed that the celestial spaces were filled with Souls that supplied life to the Stars and directed their revolutions (orbits) in everlasting order. It is an Orphic and Pythagoric opinion that the stars are inhabited: on which account they are called in it's hymn, earthly . Orpheus calls the stars children of the goddess Nyx, everyone's destiny and , even more notably, Daemon's Pure . Thus expressing that Every man and every woman is a star and that star is the soul or Daemona of each individual.

Consequently, with the creation of Threskia, another of the many branches of the O.M.I. was born. Since then, it has been adopted by the first manifestation of the Order, the Order called Agape Prophet House. This Order then proceeded to re-construct itself and to create a grade-system round the whole tradition, making itself into a true prodigy of the Thelemic Movement. Agape Prophet House issues forth their grade-system through their most outer expression, The Hermetic Order of Thelemic Templers . The grade-system is made up of a series of four self-initiation rites, accompanied by magickal training and the leading of a Thelemic life, through Biosis - a manner of living. The Rites themselves are formulated in such a way so as to invoke, and even provoke, the individual's inner nature by repeatedly celebrating the Rite on certain days of the common year. The repetition of the formulae of each Rite creates a current of energy. In it's flow, it penetrates the consciousness of the initiate and enters it into a very subtle, spiritual metamorphosis. This essential transformation concludes in a spiritual death, which is the real initiation and brings one into his/her own Mysteries. The O.T.T. does not initiate its members but rather Sponsors them. Thus abiding by the truth of spiritual development : no-one can really initiate another. Initiation is an inner experience of awakening and only the same individual can truly initiate him/herself. Thus, this Threskian Order places the greatest importance on the promoting of the personal path, and sponsoring the individual into his/her own Mysteries. One of the best ways inwhich to do this is through the practice of self-initiation, combined with its' biosis.

But what is meant by one's own Mysteries ? Simply, in the Western Magickal Tradition this would be called the knowledge & conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. The Order teaches that the sole purpose of all that the members of the O.T.T. go through, is to teach them the language of their Daemona. In order to converse with a thing, one must know the language common to both. This language is unique with each individual, and though the sponsor may be able to give certain clues in its revealing, it is essentially up to the individual to discover for him/herself. One of the greatest truths of this knowledge & conversation taught by Agape Prophet House, is that the experience is not a thing that one attains to, but is something the initiate rather grows into. This growth is a maturing of the initiate's spirit through the metamorphosis and brings him/her to the realization that this knowledge & conversation is not something new but has always been taking place. It further leads the initiate to understand that there is nothing to attain, but rather it is a matter of coming into the realization of it's constant being, the awakening.

Though every individual of proper age may have the birth-right to these Initiation Rites, known as the Korenian Mysteries of the Thelemic Templers, they do not with the Bacchic Mysteries of Agape Prophet House. These Mysteries must be earned, for they are the celebrations of the Initiate with his/her Daemona and thus cannot be given by somesort of Order. Furthermore, these Bacchic Mysteries are not composed of Rites, but are made up of a single book of divinely inspired verses. Within these verses there are found subtle clues, key phrases, that are meant to lead the initiate to Self-awareness. The initiate is then given the task, based on this book but especially on his/her own knowledge, inner wisdom and experience, to construct his/her personal method of consciously carrying-on the Daemonic rapport.

In Threskia, knowledge, wisdom and experience are the key points in the foundation of the first task. The foundation is the O.T.T. and is composed of but one grade - The Man of Earth - with four degrees of depth. This four- fold nature of the Man of Earth warrants it a Hermetic and Masonic nature about it. This is the main reason a Man of Earth is called a Templer. Even the Korenian Mysteries have a masonic tinge to them. The Greek word for Mason [ or Freemason ] is Tekton and as a builder, one learns the structure of things, the structure of the Soul itself. Upon this structure does the Templer build the altar upon which the Mysteries are celebrated, and this altar is composed of the Nu or Mind. The reason for this is plainly explained : all phenomena of which we are aware take place in our own minds, and therefore the only thing we have to look at is the mind .

With this masonic idea, Agape Prophet House needed to construct the Korenian Mysteries to serve a dual format of execution, both as private celebrations as well as group. Group initiations/celebrations are called Tektonic mysteries . They are based on the Korenian and are conducted in the manner of the Eleusinian Mysteries. Though they may be legitimate initiation rituals, they are treated with secondary importance in the Order. As the Hermetic Order of Thelemic Templers is of O\ M\ I\ , the Tektonic are considered the Lesser Mysteries and the Korenian, the Greater. For by the celebrating of Tektonic Mysteries, during the celebrations themselves at least, there does exist a certain level of hierarchy. Agape Prophet House encourages Thelemic Templers, if they are to celebrate the Tektonic, to combine the celebrations with the Korenian. This can be done since, in the lesser form one is officiated into a degree but afterwards can continue to celebrate his/her degree on the festive days with the greater Korenian format.

Admission into the O.T.T. is still another matter. The whole admission procedure consumes a fair amount of time, beginning from about a year and a half of the common calendar. The time of the procedure may greatly vary with each individual, pending personal experiences. Upon approaching the O.T.T. and requesting membership, the individual is tested to become a Candidate with a written examination. Usually the individual is given a six month period to study certain subjects, either to acquaint or refresh one's memory.

The acceptance of Candidates to the Korenian Mysteries occurs but once a year, in conformity with the Eleusinian mysteries. The fifth day of the Autumn Equinox was called The Day Of Iacchus, and was the day the Candidates began their pilgrimage from Athens to Eleusis. Thus Candidate's are accepted on this day as to symbolize the beginning of their own pilgrimage to the Mysteries.

Agape Prophet House circulates the Kornenian Mysteries by sending forth Ambassadors globally, who, in turn, establish centers of the mysteries. These centers are called Houses of the Order, beginning with the House of the Ambassador (link to a House of the Order). The word for House in Greek is Oikia and is sometimes interpreted as Temple. Thus, members of this house are called Templers of the Mysteries . The Ambassador is sponsored by Agape Prophet House, whereas, it could be said that the Ambassador sponsors the O.T.T. members of his/her country. A House of the Order is made of no less than 7 members, and each are considered a clan. The members of the House sponsor other individual members, and may establish another House. This applies only to the Korenian Mysteries, the workings of Houses of the Tektonic Mysteries is still another matter. The Tektonic Houses work strictly in a masonic fashion. The explanation of these complex Tektonic Houses is still another matter, beyond this present paper. This is reserved for those type of individuals interested in such matters and is given upon request.

Agape !


Aoratos Frator

Agape Prophet House