Celestial Chorus

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The Celestial Chorus was a tradition of mages.

It was founded circa 1200 BC in ancient Egypt by Mentu-Hetep who received a vision of perfect harmony of God’s song. He was instructed to gather a choir able to sing that song. He ushered a call and soon a congregation of holy mystics was found. However after initial success the Choir quickly fragmented and became primarily European first, then Christian domain. All other religious paths were excluded due to hostilities arisen around mundane conflicts like crusades. It was not until the Great Convocation in 1466 that other creeds were reluctantly accepted again and not until the recent New Age upsurge were they treated like near-equals.

The philosophy behind this organization is very similar to that of the Gnostics: a faith that there is One – supreme, absolute God. The Chorus also believes that all the faiths are simply different paths to the same Being and different gods from all the pantheons are merely His masks - a notion from the Hinduistic tradition of Vedanta also imported by Gnostics. However, not all members share the Gnostic belief that matter is impure and that one should concentrate on the spirit instead, living in an ascetic way.

The aim for a Chorister is to get closer to God by actually ascending and merging with Him. It is said that to be done, one must walk along set paths and behind set masks that humanity donned upon the One.

Affinity sphere: Prime, the raw essence that fuels magick itself.

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