Constitution of the
Holy Order Of RaHoorKhuit
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
CHAPTER ONE: of the Name and Site.
The Holy Order Of RaHoorKhuit International, a private organization of
unlimited duration, located and contacted presently at addresses given
on the last page of this document, is a non-profit society of religious
type, meant to promote practices and studies, philosophical, scientific
and esoteric, as well as cultural, educational, recreational, sportive
and welfare activities.
CHAPTER TWO: of the Principles and the Aims.
The Holy Order Of RaHoorKhuit International has for its principle to
promote the philosophy and the works of Edward Alexander Crowley,
English poet, writer and mystic, deceased.
The Holy Order Of RaHoorKhuit International has the following aims:
A. To promote the activities necessary to its principles;
B. To concur for the increase of dignity and mutual tolerance
among all beings;
C. To stimulate the organization of institutions and to vivify
all activities compatible with its aims and its principles.
To these ends it may:
A. Establish educational and hospital facilities, clubs,
libraries, and similar activities.
B. Promote gatherings of study and debate, conferences and
seminars, art exhibits, plays, literary issues, and other forms
C. Create internal lodges and organizations.
CHAPTER THREE: Of the Members
Members of the Order are those admitted to it, in the form of this
Chapter, independently of sex, race, social status or nationality.
SECTION ONE: Of Admission
Admission of members will be done through deliberation of the Council of
Generals and with the consent of the Overseer, the following requisites
being fulfilled by candidates:
A. Be of age or have consent of parents or guardians;
B. Sign the Pledge form in the case of 1st Grade Associate Members or the
Letter-Patent of Mastery of Membership in a Lodge, according to the models
provided by the Overseer;
C. Enjoy mental and bodily health.
SECTION TWO: Of Types of Members
Members can be of the following types:
A. Associate Members -- being those persons who have undergone the first
Grade Ritual only. They must sign the obligation given them during their
B. Members of Lodges -- they must sign the Letter-Patent of a Member,
according to the model provided by the Overseer, and enjoy the duties and
rights accorded thereby;
C. Masters of Lodges -- they must sign the Letter-Patent of a Master,
according to the model provided by the Overseer, and enjoy the duties and
rights accorded thereby;
Paragraph 1: Members of Lodges are to be supervised by the Masters of the
Lodge who receive them.
Paragraph 2: Masters of Lodges are to be supervised by the Generals who
D. Generals -- they must sign the Letters-Patent of a General, according
to the model provided by the Overseer, and enjoy the duties and rights
Generals are to be supervised directly by the Overseer or representative
nominated by the Overseer in writing in due form of law.
SECTION THREE: Rights and Duties
It is the duty of Members and Masters of Lodges to:
A. Obey to the letter the terms of their Letters-Patent, according to the
model given by the Overseer;
B. Having accepted tasks, functions, or errands for the Order, to fulfill
such with probity and zeal.
The rights of Members of Lodges and Masters of Lodges are as defined in
the Letters-Patent signed by them; such Letters-Patent follow the model
provided by the Overseer.
Paragraph 1: If the Order grows to the point where this be needed, Members
and Masters of Lodges will be furnished with membership cards whereby they
and their families may enjoy all social facilities provided by the Order.
SECTION FOUR: Of Expulsion or Suspension
Members of Lodges, Masters of Lodges and Generals can be excluded only by
severment, suspension, or expulsion.
Paragraph 1: Severment is effected by request, in the terms of the
Letter-Patent; the person requesting severment cannot be readmitted to the
Order except with special notarized permission of the Overseer.
Paragraph 2: Suspension results from cumulative non-payment of
three mensalities; readmission follows the payment of the three mensalities
plus interest and inflation index.
Paragraph 3: Expulsion results of infringement of the Letter-Patent
or of Chapter Two of this Constitution: an expelled Member, Master or
General can only be readmitted with special notarized permission of the
Suspension shall be imposed on Members by Masters of Lodges; expulsion of
Members of Lodges or Masters of Lodges can only be imposed by Generals;
expulsion of Generals can only be effected by the Overseer.
Paragraph 1: Any Member or Master of Lodge expelled shall have the
right of appeal directly to the Overseer; and the decision of the Overseer
shall be final in all cases, being expressed in writing and duly notarized.
CHAPTER FOUR: Of the Council of Generals
The Order is administered by a Council of Generals chosen by the Overseer;
each General must sign the Letter-Patent of a General, according to the
model provided by the Overseer.
Paragraph 1: The Council of Generals shall be initially composed
of at least one General and the Overseer.
The Council of Generals's duties and privileges shall be as defined in the
Letter-Patent of a General, according to the model provided by the Overseer.
Paragraph 1: The Council of Generals shall moreover exert the
functions defined in Articles Fifteen and Sixteen and their Paragraphs.
It is of each General's competence to represent the Order before the law
within the limits of his or her responsibilities as defined in the
Letters-Patent of all members under his or her jurisdiction; nor shall the
Order as a whole be held guilty of the misdemeanors or crimes of any one
Paragraph 1: The Overseer or a specially nominated representative
of the Overseer shall represent the Order as a whole before the law,
nationally or internationally.
CHAPTER FIVE: Of the Overseer
The Overseer holds the position for life, and cannot be deposed unless
proven guilty of financial fraud against the Order in a court of law. He
or She can however leave the position of their own free will.
Paragraph 1: The Overseer has no salary, but a contribution to his
expenses has been defined in the Letter-Patent of a General.
The Overseer nominates his/her successor, unless incurring the penalty
foreseen in Article 15 due to financial fraud.
Paragraph 1: If a Overseer should vacate office without nominating
a successor, a successor shall be elected by the Council of Generals one
year from the date of the vacancy, by unanimity.
Paragraph 2: If the choice be not unanimous, another election shall
be held one year after the first vote is taken, and thus successively.
Paragraph 3: In the absence of an Overseer, or vacancy of the office,
the Council of Generals shall decide by unanimous ballot the cases of
Article 10, Paragraph 3 and Article 11.
Paragraph 4: If the Council of Generals need to elect a new
Overseer, the criterion shall be that the member of the highest degree be
elected, regardless of age, sex or skin color; and if more than one exist at
the time, the senior member shall be elected to the office, the date of
seniority being counted from the date of the signing of the Letter-Patent.
To this end, only degrees or seniority in the H.O.O.R. count.
It is of the competence of the Overseer:
A. To nominate or depose Generals of the Order;
B. To vote or approve alterations in the Constitution, or to execute
these of his or her own accord;
C. Vote or approve the creation, regulation or dissolution of the
organizations mentioned in Article 3 and its sole paragraph;
D. To suspend or expel members of the Order, as well as
administrators of the establishments and organizations created by
the Order, including managers or foundations and board members.
Paragraph 1: The acts of the Overseer are exempt of revision,
explanation, or justification, as long as he or she does not incur
in financial fraud as foreseen in Article 15.
CHAPTER SIX: Of the General Assembly
General Assemblies may be Ordinary or Extraordinary.
Paragraph 1: Ordinary Assemblies shall be composed of Generals of
the Order and the Overseer.
Paragraph 2: Extraordinary Assemblies shall be composed of Generals
and Masters of Lodges under their jurisdiction. At such times the Overseer
will be represented but will not be present.
SECTION ONE: Of Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assemblies
General Assemblies are convoked by the Overseer at his discretion to
discuss subjects of interest to the Order.
General Extraordinary Assemblies debate subjects of general policy, the
creation of subsidiary organisms, any needed expansion of the activities of
the Order or reformulation of its organization. Subjects to be discussed
shall be declared before the Assembly by the representative of the Overseer;
the following debates shall be taped for the archives.
The General Extraordinary Assembly shall freely discuss the subjects laid
before it, then will vote upon them. A vote count with the Assembly's
recommendations shall afterwards be laid before the Overseer by his or her
representative; and the Overseer's decision shall be final in all cases.
General Extraordinary Assemblies shall elect their own moderator for the
purpose of debate; the moderator cannot be a General or the Overseer's
CHAPTER SEVEN: Disciplinary Norms
It is a demerit to infringe the Constitution or regulations and by-laws of
organizations created by the Order.
Paragraph 1: Infringement shall be initially punished by a warning.
Persistence in the infringement shall determine a request to the Overseer
for the elimination of the culprit.
Paragraph 2: No Member can be expelled from the Order without
notarized written approval of the Overseer or representative thereof.
CHAPTER EIGHT: Of the Patrimony
The Patrimony of the Order is constituted of all goods and properties that,
through any means, may be acquired by the Order.
Paragraph 1: The Order may constitute its patrimony or part of it
into a Foundation, and administer it as such.
Paragraph 2: If a Foundation be constituted, its administrators
shall be nominated or dismissed by the Overseer; candidates to
administrative positions may be chosen by the Council of Generals, or
suggested in Ordinary or Extraordinary Assemblies.
Paragraph 3: Until such a Foundation be instituted, the patrimony
of the Order shall be registered in the form of law, in a book of accounts,
with mention of the value, the nature, and the source.
The above-mentioned Foundation shall be formed with the Order's patrimony,
and of all inner and outer organizations formed by the Order, and it shall
use the financial resources of those organizations as its own.
Paragraph 1: Beyond and above the financial administration and
fulfillment of the Order's purposes, the Foundation will have as its
essential aim, in any form, the promotion of mystics, philosophers,
scientists, scholars and artists whose work harmonize with the philosophy
and works of Edward Alexander Crowley.
In the case of the dissolution of the Order, the patrimony, if it be not
yet instituted into a Foundation, shall have the fate ascribed to it by the
CHAPTER NINE: Of Legal Responsibility and the Financial Administration
The financial resources of the Order shall originate from its members,
through monthly fees, donations, cession of rights, or any other admissible
means, as per example 1.5% of the annual gross revenue of any full member:
or such other models as may be decided upon at the local or regional level
with the written approval of the Overseer. This income must be totally
applied to the aims and purposes for which the Order was created, and 15% of
this income shall be due the Overseer to cover expenses incurred in, or to
provide operating capital for, projects dedicated to the service of the
Order either by the Council of Generals or by the Overseer. Any such
projects or expenses undertaken by the Council of Generals must be
authorized in writing by the Overseer.
Until the Foundation mentioned in the last chapter be instituted, financial
returns shall be administered by the Council of Generals, which shall also
administer the patrimony.
Financial transactions will be covered by the income acquired as in
Article 27, and the Council of Generals shall not under any circumstances,
assume liabilities in the name of the Order without there being previous
liquidity to cover such liabilities, or foreseen and precalculated returns
in time to cover such liabilities when due.
It is absolutely forbidden to jeopardize the Order's patrimony without
previous notarized consent of the Overseer.
CHAPTER TEN: The Constitution
The Order shall be ruled by this Constitution, and all decrees and acts of
the Overseer, the Council of Generals and other Members cannot go against
the norms herein established.
Any regulations and by-laws, as well as any norms established by the
Council of Generals shall be complementary to this Constitution.
These Articles and this Constitution can only be changed by the Overseer.
CHAPTER ELEVEN: Of the Dissolution
The Order is dissolved by abandonment on the part of its Members and the
Council of Generals, as foreseen by law.
CHAPTER TWELVE: Of General and Final Dispositions
The fiscal year shall end in September of every year, and those responsible
for the finances of the Order shall present a balance within thirty days.
The Order may be divided in diverse administrative areas, as may be deemed
convenient by the Overseer.
The Order may absorb or incorporate other organizations that may have aims
and purposes similar to those of the Order, and may be willing to submit
themselves to the Constitution, regulations, and by-laws of the Order.
The offices of Generals, as well as all other administrative offices of the
Order and its organizations, will not be remunerated; but the Overseer may
grant expense accounts.
The Overseer cannot administer any Foundation that may be constituted as in
Article 24; and the Generals who become managers of such a Foundation shall
renounce their position as Generals.
The Overseer and the Council of Generals shall at present be anonymous.
Paragraph 1: Generals shall be nominated by the Overseer, as any
other offices described in Article 36.
Love is the law, love under will.