As a brother or sister on the path of life, the Tree stands within your Imagination, asking you to eat of the Tree of Knowledge, and learn the Mystery of Good and Evil. The only way to free yourself from duality is to neutralize the conflict within and without, by finding the Middle Pillar, the path of the rainbow, is the Medicine Path, beyond the black and white, yin and yang, the ying is the cauldron, the fusion of yin and yang, the magick realm of symbols, sounds, smells, the 4th Dimension, leading to the Heart Center, your core Self True Identity as universal star beings in space. ATOI is a mystery school, where you initiate youself, without any "annual dues" or "hierarchy". I am a point in a vast circle, a starseed in the Sun, as are you, as we all are potentially, ultimately, eternally. Those who have gone before us have enabled us to evolve to this point. May we accomplish our True Wills, heal the Earth, and create joy.
Some of the more interested "students" may wish to study our "curriculum", which is vast, but a good starting point is Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, by whom I was initiated into Kriya Yoga 15 years ago at age 20, and any book by Satya Sai Baba, whose voice is sampled throughout ATOI's CDs. We (the Brothers and Sisters) study the Thoth Tarot deck as our Bible, accept the word "Thelema" (True Will) as the word of the Aeon. Two very important books are Ma'at Magick by Nema and the Qabbalistic Tarot by Robert Wang, and of course the Book of the Law by Master Therion. We encourage your participation and invite your ideas.
For legal reasons--because of recording music, etc., as well as the probability of incorporation as a non-profit organization--ATOI has to maintain a strong, clear focus without trying to be something that the "media" can distort. This is not a refuge point for Potaholics Anonymous (even though I support the Santa Cruz chapter). Potaholics Anonymous is a good thing for people who have gone beyond the need to suppress themselves emotionally with the herb which can be a strong medicine for sick, unhealthy people; which brings us to our stand on commercial, industrial, chemical cigarettes. We don't encourage addiction, especially one that violates other people's free air space, and don't see this as a representation of a healthy lifestyle, or an example that we want to exalt to future generations. There's nothing hip about chemical tobacco, and the industrial hemp industry is fighting the tobacco cartels' domination of this Earth, as they are trying to keep hemp illegal, so we don't use our energy to feed the vampire known as the Tobacco Trip, though "organic" smokes is a step in the right direction.
Which brings up an important issue in the House movement: Now, as a lot of people get more mature, "grow up", and get a life, the tribal culture emerges once again as a survival mechanism, and leadership, those who commit themselves to specific goals, common agenda (food, shelter, clothing, knowledge, skills, etc.), like producing results--tangible, meaningful results that directly empower the tribe, strengthen not weaken each member, and encourage individuality, as contrary to herd mentality. Herd mentality is most definitely not a part of our agenda. We are all now compelled to see through the fantasy of what the heart (love) wants, but doesn't get, because if not based on truth (Ma'at) not much gets done or accomplished. Her energy is what's the missing element in our society. The Goddess culture must have men with balls, who have some level of devotion to creating beauty, arts, and are strong enough to give Her control and power over business affairs. The vengeance that many women feel is correct judgment in how men are responsible for the War Machine, the Money Machine, the Religion Machine, the toxic poisoning of the planet, etc., etc. What can men do? Take charge, strip out the patriarchal ego, let Her take charge, and hope may come back to Earth. True equality, total liberation; let's create community while there's still time.
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