GLOBAL MULADHARA (Base Chakra) WORKING
On Samhain (Northern Hemisphere) Full
Moon 24th Oct 1999 a
series of major group chakra-workings organized by the Order ov ChAos began
with the Ten-Star Weaving at Mt Shasta in California,
The essence of the working was resonance with the
of the macrocosmic global base chakra at Mt Shasta via activation/opening of
microcosmic base chakras of the 10 Initiates involved in the physical weaving,
and others attending physically. There were also many participating
translocally, individually and in groups, sending energy to the Mt Shasta
When I first arrived at Mt Shasta on a solo scouting mission and vision quest
a month before the group working, I was struck by the land formations around
the mountain: when you climb high enough up, you can see how they actually the
surrounding mountain ranges actually seem to curve around Mt Shasta: like the
earth-serpent/Gaia's kundalini coiled around the Muladhara!
The Tenstar Weaving was an
intense ritual for all involved. My full account of the experience is presented
with accompanying photographs Below.
Our intent was attunement to the kundalini of Gaia, thus strengthening the
link between the awakening collective consciousness of humanity (termed N'aton
in Maat Magick) with this planetary fire. We Are a part of the consciousness of
Gaia, and this is a process of awakening/realizing/reifying this.
It is felt by many that the kundalini of Gaia-N'aton will rise/awaken by
December 2012, the End of the Mayan calendar, by which time this series of
global group chakra workings will culminate at Gaia's Sahasrara (crown
chakra), Mt Kailas in Tibet.
The Base Chakra
-Muladhara- is about survival and instinct, our basic animal physical
natures. Its colour is red, it's tone, 'Ohhh' on a low C and it's bija-mantra
seed-sound is 'Lam'.
The local means of gnosis and chakra activation for
this working were meditation, Ganesha (lord of the base chakra in the hindu
pantheon) puja (worship), extended chanting of chakra tones, and Chakra Piercings - a
powerful gnosis technique developed over the last few years. This also allowed
the formation of a physical symbolic weaving between the initiates.
perineum is the ideal
place to be pierced for Muladhara, but this is impractical for the weaving -as
the piercings sit underneath, it would be extremely difficult to run threads
between the standing initiates. Therefore most of the piercings were done
just above the genitals, with the Netzach initiate opting (appropriately
to her sephiroth) for a clitoris-hood piercing.
Thread was then run between
piercings to form a ten-pointed star between the 10 Initiates.
Not all of the
Chakra workings at the different Global Chakras will be physical
piercings and weavings, but it was appropriate for the base chakra to have
something so manifest and physical.
The weaving was conducted with
extended chanting of base chakra tones and mantras by all gathered, to the
accompaniment of didgeridoo.
The Rite was opened with prayers and
praises chanted to Ganesha, the elephant-headed Lord of the Base
Chakra and Remover of Obstacles in the Hindu pantheon. Om Ganapati
Namah! Om Gam Namah!, and the creation and charging of a Muladhara mandala
and Ganesha yantra as a midpoint fromwhich to begin the weaving.
10-star Weaving formation we performed at Mt
Shasta represented Malkuth, the Base 'Kingdom' Sphere on the Tree of
Life which represents physical reality and thus corresponds to the Base
As the densest plane, Malkuth contains all
the other sephiroth or levels of existence, perceptible to varying degrees.
Therefore each Initiate in the weaving represented one of the sephiroth, and
the resultant 10-pointed star collectively represented Malkuth, whose number is
the other sephiroth. As well as invoking their sephiroth extensively on the day
of the ritual, most of the initiates had been working with, through meditation
and ritual, the energies of their selected sephiroth on a daily basis in the
three weeks prior to the ritual. Regular chakra work and reiki attunements,
individually and in groups, were also performed by the participants during
The piercer/weaver represented Da'ath or the
Abyss, who in the central position does not form a point of the Star, even as
Da'ath is Not a sphere as such, but the void from which the Tree of Life
an 11-Star Rite
currently operational within the Horus-
Maat Lodge, established on the 11:11 solar eclipse and Grand Cross
alignment of the 11th of August 1999.
This astral (and Beyond)
11-Star formation channelled through into physical ma-nifestat-ion as the
10-Star at Mt Shasta, via the Daathian Weaver (myself) who was in both 10-star
and 11-star rites to establish the interface.
The Starstone Temple has
existed for several decades as an astral temple of the A:.A:. Now it is being
earthed, each Sphere brought into physical manifestation at a different Sacred
Site Chakra of the Earth. The exact nature of the physical manifestations is
not yet known.
The overall goal of this Great Work is to advance Human
evolution and Biosphere betterment by furthing the manifestation of the Group
Human Species Mind to full consciousness.
These global chakra workings are
N'aton, progressively awakening
in tandem with the stirring of the Rainbow and Feathered Serpents, the
Frater Achad -Crowley's magickal childe who first
channelled the Maat current of magick (Balancing the force and fire of the Aeon
of Horus with the Egyptian Goddess of Truth and Justice)- had a vision of the
Tree of Life
Imploding in the Ma-Ion to form a Sphere. This vision is now
realized via this star-seeding, in a more tangible form than Achad probably
expected: The Sphere is Gaia, the sephiroth being Earthed at each of Her Chakra
points in this transitional period between Now and the Omega Point of Solstice
December 2012 (the 'Bindu' to which Achad envisioned the sphere-tree would
The implosion 'began' when Nema, priestess of Maat, transmitted the 11-star
rite, inwhich the sephiroth are arranged in a
circle, abolishing the implicitly hierarchical vertical formation of the Tree
for a circle of Stones/Thrones with Kether connecting directly to Malkuth.
Aion, another of the
founders of the Horus-Maat Lodge,
opened earthly access to the Starstone Temple, an astral nexus of the A:.A:.
inwhich the spheres are also arranged in a circular fashion, but with ten
points and Daath central.
This Muladhara working was the ultimate result of this formation: The
earthing of the Temple in
Malkuth (the physical plane).
The Tenstar Weaving at Mt Shasta was a powerful expanding mandala, and it's
morphic fields will continue to replicate and resonate in ever-more-intricate
concentric fractal ripples.
Already ideas and inspiration have begun to flow
towards the global Svadisthana working (Feb/Mar 2000)
at Lake Titicaca, South America -info about the imminent working there and how
to tune in to it astrally will be online soon- now that the Base link has been
activated at a Malkuth level.
>From there the energy will flow to Australia for the Solar plexus 13-tribe
weaving near Uluru mid-2000, the vision ofwhich began the entire
JOURNAL of the WORKINGS and PREPARATIONS leading up to
the 10-Star Weaving.
JOURNAL of the TENSTAR WEAVING at MT SHASTA:
Photographs by Ben. There were many more photographs taken, inc. those of
the completed weaving, but I have not yet received copies. When I do I will add
them to this site.
Awoke Friday (22nd Oct) morning, asked Enrique the
time: 11:11 -my part in the 11-star as Daath, the 11th (non)sephira.
Went over the river from Portland to Vancouver.
Scanned images of 10-star weaving initiates (those I
had) and emailed them across the wwweb to the various
11-star throneholders over the planet to aid their astral link-up rituals,
(Chesed in the 10-star, bringing the vision out of the Abyss into the world of
drove around with Two Feathers assembling the piercing
We left for Mt Shasta later than expected, six of us
in the red truck. Stopped at Hot Springs for the
night. Bathed in bliss, sweating out the city. Lapse
into silence, then spontaneous chakra chanting circle
in rocks and pools. Ganesha puja with bubbly 'dancing'
in the hot water.
Camped, slept, continued to Shasta. Arrived just
after dark (spectacular moonrise over the icecapped
mountain as we drove towards it). At top carpark,
unpacking, we wondered when the others (who left
Portland that day) would arrive. Literally five
minutes later they all pulled up!
We went past the meadows, into the woods and set up
camp. Eventually got a circle happening. Chanted
chakra tones. We each took turns talking about our
roles in the weaving, and discussed other things
people could do who weren't sephirotic
Mat of the Flock wanted to be Malkuth in the weaving
although he hadn't been able to make it to any of the
preparatory circles in the preceding 3 weeks. Some of
us didn't feel like we knew him well enough yet for
such an intense connection. We discussed the other
option we had come up with in the last few days after
Grey Wolf had to decline the position: I could pierce
and weave myself into the formation at rite's end:
thus the vision is Manifested from the Void (Daath -my
throne in the 11*) and therefore becomes Malkuth
-physical reality. This would represent the
qabbalistic idea that Daath is the hole left from this
Fall to earth.
As I became a point in the 10-star, the centre of
the circle/chakra formed would be emptied: there would
be No-thing therein!: A vortex into which we could
then pour the energy.
This idea seemed fine and was decided on by the
circle. Mat was happy to play didgeridoo and assist
with the care of the sephirotic initiates -which he
did in a most Malkuthian fashion!
Besides Ben, the four remaining participants not in
the actual thread-weaving were each given the
bija-mantra (seed-sound) of one of the four petals of
the Muladhara to begin resonating with before sleep.
Vaughn was especially happy with his 'Vang' sound as
all its letters are in his name! The next morning the
other three petals opted out, feeling they weren't
ready for this ritual or would have to leave before it
was complete, so Vaughn took on all four bija-mantras,
becoming the Crossroads dancer.
So there ended up being 13 of us present for the
ritual -auspicious, especially as this Muladhara working was the
foundation/seeds of the proposed 13-Tribe Weaving
the Global Manipura chakra mid-2000; (Also
Enrique, Kether in the Muladhara working, has a
13-pointed Mayan star tattooed on his chest, with an
eye in the centre...)
We awoke next morning and began our individual
preparations for the ritual, each wandering off
through the woods to ivoke our sephiroth, do yoga,
pranayama and meditation, etc. We inserted our
crystals during this period -Enrique's idea of
suppositories according to the mineral attributions of
the sephiroth. Hilarious as I realized what a
'Malkuth' earthing of Aion's Starstone Temple this
was. In his rite (also with a central Daath as weaver)
astral sephirotic 'thrones' are grown out of physical
stones. In the weaving, we each had our starstones
'earthed in Muladhara'!
By the time we all gathered together (some had gone
into town for lastminute supplies) it was after
The circle and discussion to consolidate the entire
process of the ritual (a basic sequence with room for
freeform) took hours, then we prepared all our
equipment, etc. and took it down to the nearby site of
the rite, a natural circle surrounded by cedars and
boulders on the mountainside.
Throughout the day Zygoat had also been doing his
last Reiki attunements for those involved who had not
yet been fully attuned at a previous chakrapuja
circle. Mine calmed me for the necessary focus to
pierce and weave.
So we began about 4pm, rather than 1pm as originally
supposed. I was rushing quite intensely as we began to
weave our energy matrix through our environment. The
full moon would peak soon and I could already feel
energy circuits opening up all over the globe to link
in to our local mandala.
In the centre I placed a colour plate of a hindu
Muladhara chakra painting, four petalled. The clay
pantacle Aion had given me for the rite, with turqoise
raku dye spiralling like the coiled kundalini, fitted
*exactly* over the inner circle of this picture! In
the centre of this was placed my tiny bronze Nritya
(Happy Dancer) Ganapati, consecrated there on my
previous full moon scouting mission to Mt Shasta. I
had only discovered a few days before that this form
of Ganesha, which I had bought upon arrival in the US,
represents the activation of the kundalini in/from the
I later found out that Aion, linking in astrally as Chesed in the 11-
star, also placed a Ganesha figurine in the centre of the 11*
pantacle he had dug up from his garden (buried there since the first 11star
rite in the early eighties), and that its green glaze had turned to a muladhara
red! What a great
unplanned direct link. And effective -he even
perceived from Seattle that there were 9 of us in the
circle (Daath central) most of the time, rather than
the expected ten!
We began with praises and prayers to the Ancestors,
to the natives of the land, to the loa and the buddha
and the spirits: asking them to be with us in our
Ash (Binah) began to sing a beautiful highpitched
and serene native american indian song, joined by
those who had caught the jist of it in her earlier
rendition. As we slowly began to wheel and encircle
the area, others wove various traditional, hybrid and
improvised chants and prayers into the aural tapestry.
I evoked Bula (child) Brahma and Shakina Devi as the
deity and shakti of the Muladhara.
The sun was bright and warm still and we were a
colourful bunch, painted with sigils and dressed
according to our sephira; dancing gradually faster
round and round now in clouds of dust. The drum and
didge grounded and spurred our voices and our
movements. Ganesha mantras began and were slowly taken
up by others, until we were all singing various chants
and praises to the elephant-headed lord of the base
chakra. I moved to the centre and drew with my
5000-year old Ekudanta (tuskquill) Draqyl shortstaff
the Ganesha Yantra in the sand, branching out around
the Muladhara mandala, invoking the balancing deities
in each corner and petal.
The others sat around in a
circle, chanting Om Gam Ganapati Namah (bass) and Om
Shri Ganeshysnarah (mid/treble) and swaying
I did the Trihandhra Mudra to exchange
the energy (via breath) between the yantra and my
heart, then between the yantra and the hearts of each
other initiate in the working. ('As within, so
without.' -AOS.) The photograph below somehow captured this energy transferring
to Zygoat (Yesod).
As the Ganesha puja ended and everyone had exchanged
energy with the yantra, we chanted the 'Lam' hindu
bijamantra (seed-sound) of the base chakra for a
while, then each took our place in the circle as the
sephirotic representatives, ready to be pierced.
An interesting aspect of the working which came up a
few days before it was that the 'righthand path' of
traditional tantra uses diagrams and geometric
patterns as their yantras, while the 'lefthand path'
of tantra uses the human form as their yantras.
Thereform by weaving a geometric mandala (ten-pointed
star) physically with thread between ten human bodies,
we were combining these traditions with a 'middle
path' of equilibrium. The actual shape also reflected
this idea in that it consisted of two pentagrams, one
of white and one of red thread, interwoven. The
obverse (wo/man as-piring to the stars) and a(u)dverse
(goatshead -wo/man grounded in the earth) pentagrams
Duality is transcended in the connection between
heaven and earth, microcosm and macrocosm. The
Starstone Temple was earthed! ('Every Man and Woman is a Star' -AC)
I scattered the juju potion Yi had given me around the
circle, another connection with the ancestors and the
morte for Samhain full moon (Blood Moon!).
Enrique began the individual sephiroth invocations
with full power. He used merkabah full-body mudras,
strange highpitched sounds and incantations in
Ouranian Barbaric to effectively represent the
creative impetus of Kether.
Gaudi then spoke a verse (just one -a uni-verse?) in
praise of Nuit, invoking Chokmah. Ash invoked Binah,
Trevis Chesed, Amanda Geburah, Sheridan Tiphereth,
Jaimie Netzach, Joshua Hod, Zygoat Yesod, each
effectively and succinctly. Then I did the sign of
Harpocrat, invoking Daath in a descending silence and
From this voidspace I ever-so-slowly rose to my feet
and approached Kether.
We all began to resonate the low C'Ohh' tone of the
base chakra, continuing this throughout all the
piercings (over an hour), with each initiate chanting
Godnames relevant to their sephiroth over this drone
at the point which the piercing rods penetrated their
two piercings were extremely difficult, as
the jewellery did not slot into the ends of the
piercing rods as snugly as with the equipment I am
used to using. The result was that I had to actually
pierce Enrique twice, the first being too deep for the
The Chokmah piercing was also
troublesome and timeconsuming, and I could feel the
tension rise in the circle as everyone wondered if
they were all going to be such ordeals!
Fortunately I quickly adjusted to the unfamiliar
equipment and the rest of the piercings went smoothly.
It was incredibly intense work doing ten ritual
piercings in succession, and I wonder how Phoenix
handled doing thirty in a row for Pentagrammaton!
In addition I gave each initiate a full massage of
the base of their spines and surrounding area just
before performing their piercings, also vibrating the
muladhara vocal tone at close range into this region.
While all this occurred Vaughn moved slowly from one
corner to the next of an invisible square around our
circle, resonating the bijamantras of each of the four
petals of the Muladhara mandala (Vang, Shang, Kshang,
Sang) successively at each quarter while unfurling
from fetal to fully-stretched postures like a
Though unplanned, his pace
synchronized incredibly well in that almost every time
he ended up doing one of these resonances directly
next to and behind an initiate being pierced. Several
initiates commented later on how wonderful this felt,
and it certainly helped me with my work!
Amanda (Geburah) began to sway when pierced. She
resisted the faint for a while, but Ben jumped in and
supported her from behind, allowing her the Strength
to let go and flow with it, collapsing into his frame
so that we could all remain standing.
Immediately after doing Sheridan's(Tiphereth)
piercing, the halfway point of this part of the
ceremony, it got too dark to see properly -sun in
amenta! -and I had trouble fitting the tiger eye bead
into her jewellery until Mat shone in a torch.
As the piercing continued by torchlight it began to
get cold and Ben -our photographer
and a fantastic emotional, energetic and physical
support for all of us- went around adding various warm
clothing items to the sephirotic initiates, even
lifting their legs one at a time for shoes and socks
so they would not have to break the circle! We all
kept our hands joined for most of it, continuing to
chant the base 'Oh' tone of the Muladhara chakra in
union throughout, circulating with our varied breaths
the grounding tone.
We each became quite weary but found the strength to
continue, energized by gnosis to extend beyond our
usual capacities of endurance, what with the cold, the
extended standing and chanting, and the piercings.
I gathered a few drops of blood from the piercings
(of those that bled -about half) in the little jar
which had contained Yi's Juju sacrament.
Jaimie's piercing was particularly intense as she
had opted for a clitoris hood piercing rather than
just above the genitals like everyone else; a choice
appropriate to her throne as Netzach/Babalon. After
some gentle clitoral stimulation I pushed the piercing
rod through the hood easily enough. She shrieked
rather intensely but I was later informed it was a
more ecstatic than painful experience for her. The
nature of this piercing had not been previously known
by the other initiates so little shockwaves of mixed
responses went around the circle.
After Zygoat(Yesod)'s piercing I knelt in the centre
for a while, resting, deep breathing and feeling the
deep pulse of the earth. With a breathed 'Om Gam
Ganapati Namah,' I rose again and pushed the final
piercing rod through my own lower lower belly,
invoking Malkuth, then pulled the ring back through
and sealed it.
The effect was instantaneous after all the intense
concentration of performing the other 9 piercings. A
gnosis flooded me which was somehow simultaneously
very grounding and earthy, yet also carried me beyond
the physical plane. I took my new position as Malkuth within the
circle of ten, joining my 'Ohh' tone and hands to the
others and completing the
initial circuit of the Tenstar formation.
Stepping out of the centre, I also stepped out of my
role as Daath, leaving naught but a void in the
middle, thus symbolically re-presenting the QBListic
mythconcept of Daath being the hole/void left when
We then filled this hole with our combined energies
as the tenstar, joining hands and beginning the ascent
up the chakras, octave and spectrum.
We had all been chanting the single 'Oh' tone of the
Muladhara chakra on low C continuously for at least an
hour by then -during all the piercings- so when we
shifted up to the D note of the scale and the 'Oooo'
tone of the Svadisthana chakra it was quite a dramatic
shift. The visualizations turned (quite palpably for
me) from red to orange.
As it got darker and colder Mat Ben and Vaughn built
two large blazing fires near the circle, piling up
rocks behind them to reflect the heat onto us. Thank
you, wonderful helpers!
After 5 breaths and intonations of the Svadisthana
tone we moved up into the D note and blossomed into
the very extroverted golden solar 'Aahh' Manipura
tone, 5 long intonations, shift, and so on upwards
until we reached the high 'Ohh' of the Sahasrara. The
feeling at this point was one of pure rapture,
connectivity to all life on the planet. I sprinkled
rose petals lightly on everyOne's heads.
On the way back down the chakras, musical octave and
colour spectrum, visuals began to chrystalize in my
minds-eye, starting aptly enough at the ajna tone. The
rather non-specific feeling of shared bliss began to
form into webs of light connecting us all in the
double-pentagram ten-pointed star, from our third
eyes. (Note there were as yet no physical threads
between us.) This shifted with out chanting to the
throat chakra, also extending out beyond our immediate
circle, threads of light/sound (synaesthesia
beginning) stretching faintly off into the distance.
These shifted and folded into rippling beehive
contrasting with the pentagrams in our immediate
On the Anahata (heart) chakra the pattern of the
whole really clarified. I felt along with emotional
surges a blossoming of the chakras within each
individual in the circle, this then fractalizing out
into the ten-pointed human chakra ('spinning wheel')
of the circle itself, within the blossoming global
chakra of Mt Shasta.
I could see very distinctly the visual impression
Vaugn's vocal resonances and motions had made upon the
astral plane: the four petals unfurling bejewelled
from the spaces inbetween (diagonally) the crossroads
of the Ganesha yantra drawn in the centre of the
On the Manipura tone descending I felt out strands
of connectivity to the sun, and a feeling that we were
each a microcosm thereof -'Every man and woman is a
star' -AC. I remembered that N'aton translates from
Egyptian as 'of the sun'.
Svadisthana brought the visions into clarity while
simultaneously making me aware of their place/plane.
We returned to the low 'Oh' tone of the Muladhara
base chakra where we had begun, and I stepped back
into the centre to weave. The threads -red and white
embroidery cotton- were wound around my Ekudanta
(One-tusk) Ganapati Tuskqyl DraQyl shortstaff. I had
wondered how this staff was somehow also a quill, and
now as the threads unwound from it like a spindle, it
became obvious. I smiled, remembering my consecration
of the staff as the tusk quill of Ganesha (lord of the
Base Chakra!) at Mt Shasta on the previous (autumn
equinox) full moon.
The white thread was tied to Enrique -Kether- 's
muladhara piercing, then unwound across the circle to
Gaudi -Chokmah- 's, then to Ash -Binah- and to Trevis
-Chesed- then as Amanda -Geburah- was woven in she
began to feel faint again. Before she could fall Ben
supported her from behind again and we all carefully
lowered ourselves into kneeling positions.
After a pause to make sure she was okay, we completed
the first pentagram, tying the thread from her back to
its source at Kether. I took my position as Malkuth
again (this felt right -now that my vision was
manifesting on the physical plane I could no longer be
Daath) and the second pentagram was overlaid, woven
while kneeling from Tiphereth to Netzach -Jaimie- and
on. We were all still chanting the muladhara tone as
we passed the Tuskqyl spool around. Sighs
interdispersed this as we tied the red thread back
from Malkuth to Tiphereth (Earth to Sun!), meditating
on the manifestation of the collective consciousness
The full moon rose above the mountainside during the
final strands of the weaving and glowed luminously
The Tenstar weaving was complete! We stretched back
and its form tightened into a near-perfect tenpointed
star. As others continued the muladhara tone,
individual initiates vocalized their intentions -what
they were earthing- and realizations. I began with,
'The physical plane is as delicate and fragile as the
others. May all beings exercise care and love in their
activities within it. May all humanity know that we
are all connected by a vast fine web, and thus tread
lightly and carefully, knowing that each move sends
ripples out along the strands...'
This had been my major realization during the final
(physical) part of the weaving, as we slowly and very
carefully wove each other together. I felt a great
love in the sharing of this ordeal, and the care
necessary as most of us were very weary and rather
fragile by this stage.
We tend to think of the material plane as rather
dense and heavy and thick, but it is actually very
fine and delicate. We need to appreciate this to
prevent further wanton destruction of the earth's
resources, and to heal the damage done.
Other invocations circulated. I cannot remember all
of the specifics, but they mostly concerned
earth-healing, the spread of the realizations and
inspirations from the working outwards in morphic
ripples, the earthing of the collective consciousness,
the awakening of N'aton (Hir name was chanted by us
all for quite some time), collective kundalini
arousal, the earthing of the dreams and visions of
those linking in from the 11-star collegiate, and the
dispersal of awareness of the interconnectivity of all
One final resonant 'Lam' (bija mantra of the
Muladhara) and then the thread was cut. Amanda
-Geburah- began this process then the scissors were
passed around the circle, each initiate releasing
themselves. As this proceeded I proclaimed, 'May we
each know that though we sever these physical threads
we are and shall always be connected, to each other
and all life, and so though individual and alone, we
are allways AllOne. Blessed bee!'
'Blessed bee!' echoed around the chakra/circle with
various degrees of relief at our release. We stood
slowly and stretched out our bodies, reaching skyward.
'Nu-nuit, nu-nuit, nu-nuit!' we chanted, then
collapsed on the ground, prostrate and intoning
'Gaia-Ma, Gaia-Ma, Gaia-Ma' into her depths, earthing
our dreams and visions.
We sat around the fires warming our chilled bones,
eating and drinking, sharing visions and chatting for
several hours before we had recovered sufficiently to
perform the final part of the ritual, the planting of
the physical cedar Tree ('of life').
Many had experienced similar visions and feelings
-webs of light between the other chakras, petals
unfolding around us, spinning colours, and also roots
reaching down from our feet and connecting us with the
networks of the trees and the mineral strands across
Eventually some of us took turns digging the hole in
the centre of where our circle still emanated,
removing the Ganesha, pantacle and mandala (well the
physical painted one anyway!).
Everyone gathered around for a final 'Ohh' chant as
we sunk the little cedar tree into the ground and I
'watered' her (the daughter, Malka) with the drops of
blood from our muladhara piercings. The ritual was
The next day I awoke with a very heavy feeling. My
connectivity with the earth was overwhelming me
somewhat. I felt severe pain at the damage that was
being inflicted upon Gaia, and cried for several
I had to remember the lesson of Kokopelli, the
American Indian Horned God, whose song I had sung
(with violin) during the post-ritual party the night
before. Kokopelli carries a burden-basket,
representing awareness of the pains as well as the
joys of the earth. Yet he plays and dances: his lesson
is that no matter how heavy our load, we must sing our
song and dance our dance, for with this awareness
comes the realization of the sacredness of every
My mood lightened as we packed up and left the
I had been thinking of going straight from Mt Shasta
to San Fransico, but it seemed too sudden a
disconnection from the initiates I had woven with in
the last month, and I went back to Portland to hang
out with them all for a few more days at least.
2 days later I went with Zygoat to the forum at the
Sekhet-Maat Oasis of the OTO. Arriving late, I
discovered the subject to be Qabbala, and almost
walked straight back out -I felt I needed to give the
subject a bit of a break!
But I sat down and began leafing through the
information booklet which had been handed out. A few
pages in was Achad's "Jacob's Ladder" diagram (at right). It
shows 4 interlinked Tree of Life models, each with
Malkuth 'plugged into' the Daath void of the Tree
below. It suddenly clicked that this was exactly what
we had enacted in our ritual: By planting the physical Cedar Tree in the
centre, nurtured with the combined energies of each invoked sephiroth
blood, toning etc., we were growing a new tree from
the Daath of the one we had established symbolically with the weaving!
Memories came flooding back of a vision I had
experienced when first starting to explore Qabballa
years ago: seeing how the Tree of Life model fit with
the Flower of Life (a universal geometric mandala
intrinsic in all natural forms and in the iconography
of almost every ancient culture), it seemed that the
non-symmetrical shape of it with Malkuth coming out
the bottom prevented interlinked trees from fitting
the pattern of the ever-expandable Flower mandala
comfortably. The Jacob's Ladder model with Malkuth
plugged into the Daath of the Tree below (which makes
sense given the nature of these spheres/non-spheres)
solved this, so that the trees could interlink
eternally like DNA strands.
The usual model only shows 4 Trees however, each
representing one of the Four Worlds. When a few days
later I received a report from Australia about the
synchronous working my friends did over there, I
realized there had actually been 4 trees involved in
the Global Muladhara Working: the micro 11-star
formation they wove between Innana's sephirotic
voudoun dolls, the 11-star collegiate of the
Horus-Maat Lodge linking in astrally to the working,
the actual Tenstar Weaving at Mt Shasta, and finally
the cedar Tree we planted in the central Daath of this
Another interesting facet of this model is that
Kether overlaps with Yesod. I relate this to N'aton
(Unity consciousness, therefore Kether/Sahasrara)
being in our dreaming (Yesod, the astral plane).
Presumably as the Tree of Life continues to implode,
fulfilling Frater Achad's (whose very name means
'Unity') vision, N'aton will eventually manifest in
REPORT from INANNA of MICRO-WEAVING linked in to Mt Shasta rite
from Melbourne, Australia:
On days leading up to Mt
Shasta rite a spark ignited my
will to work the 11 star on a micro micro level so I
made ten 13 cm dolls
sewed symbols on there stomaches wrote there
sethiroth on there arm , sewed
red triangles pointing down on there base chakras
gave them some goat hair
pubes, little faces wrapped them up .
Made alittle black daath spider with dead spiders
and a stone from Mt
Masidon in he belly wrasped her though some unused
spiderwebs annd wrapped
her up with the others , Every one met at Kahn's: Kahn, Zya,
Jimmy, Jade, Venom, Skadi, Heidi and myself.
We sat around chatting weaving our hair onto
the dolls, mixed a concoction of blood, bleeding blood,
into a jar , sewed the
dolls in a circle on a bent wire,
dolls with the potion ;
chanted and meditated mediating between dolls
people and the planet
the dolls into a ten star though their base chakra
Daath dangeling in the centre ready to crawl down(out)
into the night side
Image by Jaimie
The above report revealed to me some fascinating subconscious patterns in the
work which laid the foundations for the Mt Shasta Ritual:
At the same time last year (October full moon) the PENTAGRAMMATON RITUALS were performed in Melbourne
Australia, inwhich five initiates, each representing a different element, were
pierced at all chakras and pentagrams woven down between them. This ritual laid
the foundations for the Tenstar Weaving.
The group TOPY Pandrogyne tuned in to PENTAGRAMMATON from Portland,
performing a synchronized chakra ritual. Seven of them participated in this
circle, thereby spontaneously forming a seven-pointing star to send energy to
our five-pointed star on the other side of the planet. This unexpectedly
reified our use of sigils sending energy from 7-pointed to 5-pointed stars in
the leadup to PENTAGRAMMATON.
One year later the Mt SHASTA TENSTAR WEAVING was performed, and becoming
aware of the strange counterbalance in process by the participation in the
physical tenpoint weaving of two members of TOPY Pandrogyne who had been in the
7-pointed star sending energy to the 5-point weaving in Aust. in 1998, I wrote
and encouraged participants in Pentagrammaton to have a circle sending energy
back to this side of the world this year, linking in to the weaving on Mt
Without planning or even knowledge of the above from the participants, seven
participated in this! Jimmy was the gatekeeper rather than a part of the doll-
weaving chakra-circle, so it was seven women who linked in from Australia, two
of whom were in Pentagrammaton the year before. Seven Sisters -the aboriginal
myth of the Pleiades springs to mind.
So what is the significance of this recurrence of circles of seven sending
energy to circles of five and ten?:
stellar energy, information from the stars. The seal of the A:.A:. or Astrum
Argenteum is the Seven-pointed Star of Babalon. Traditionally the number
Seven represents the planet Venus, the Sephiroth of Netzach on the Tree of Life
-this is the sphere of Love, Sexuality and Sensuality. So it is suggested by
the subconscious symbolism recurring in these workings that there are stellar
influences involved. Our destiny is written in the Stars! And that the
motivating force behind these rites is NETZACH -LOVE. Io
ACCOUNTS of the
RITUALS performed by members of the 11-STAR COLLEGIATE of the HORUS-MAAT LODGE
to LINK IN with the Mt SHASTA MULADHARA WORKING
JOURNAL of my solo VISION QUEST/SCOUTING MISSION to
Mt.SHASTA on the previous (Autumn Equinox) Full Moon
JOURNAL of CIRCLES and RITUALS in PORTLAND in preparation
for the TENSTAR WEAVING
CHAKRA PIERCING -Aims,
technique and History of the Practise.
Global SVADISTHANA (navel) Global Chakra Working -Lake
Titicaca, Bolivia, South America; Feb.2000 Full Moon.
Global MANIPURA (Solar Plexus) Chakra Working -Uluru
('Ayers Rock'), Central Australia, June Solstice 2000
Global ANAHATA (Heart) Chakra Working - The
Thirteenth-Tribe Weaving at Glastonbury Tor, England, June Solstice
GLOBAL CHAKRA WORKINGS -The Over-all