|Born||Margaret E. Cook|
September 16, 1939
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
|Died||January 9, 2018 (aged 78)|
Columbus, Ohio, US
|Alma mater||Mount St. Joseph University|
|Notable works||Maat Magick|
|Spouse||Michael David Ingalls|
Margaret E. Ingalls née Cook (September 16, 1939 - January 9, 2018), known by her pen name Nema Andahadna or simply Nema, was an American occultist and writer best known for her magick writings about the Ma'atian current.
Early life and education
Margaret E. Cook was born on September 16, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio to William Maurice and Edna Rita (Specht) Cook. She attended Mount St. Joseph University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Journalism. After graduating, she worked in market research.
From her experience with Thelemic magick, she developed her own system of magic called Maat Magick which has the aim of transforming the human race. In 1979, she co-founded the Horus-Maat Lodge. The Lodge and her ideas have been featured in the writings of Kenneth Grant.
Her writings have appeared in many publications, including the Cincinnati Journal of Ceremonial Magick, Aeon, and Starfire. According to Donald Michael Kraig:
Nema has been one of the most influential occultists of the last quarter century although most occultists have never read her works. What Nema has done is influence those who have been writers and teachers. They, in turn, influenced the rest of us.
- Nema (1974). "Liber Pennae Praenumbra". Cincinnati Journal of Ceremonial Magick.
- Nema (1985). The Priesthood: Parameters and Responsibilities. Cincinnati: Black Moon Publishing.
- Nema (1995a). Maat Magic: a Guide to Self-Initiation. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser. ISBN 0-87728-827-5.
- Nema (1995b). The Way of Mystery: Magick, Mysticism & Self-Transcendence. Llewellyn Publications. ISBN 0-7387-0290-0.
- Nema (2004). "The Evolution of Maat Magick: from Cornfields to Cyberspace". Silverstar (2). Archived from the original on 2007-12-28. (Text of lecture delivered 4/10/2004 at the Thelemic Conference held at Conway Hall, London)
- Nema (2008). Maatian Meditations And Considerations. Black Moon Publishing. ISBN 978-1-890399-10-8.
- Pan-Aeonic Magick (lecture on cassette). Association for Consciousness Exploration.
- Anon (2018). "Margaret E. Ingalls". Robertsfuneralhome.com. Roberts Funeral Home.
- del Campo, Gerald (January 12, 2018). "Nema Andahadna aka Maggie Ingalls Passes Through The Veil". Thelemicknights.org. The Order of Thelemic Knights.
- Grant, Kenneth (1980). Outside the Circles of Time. Muller. Contains a lengthy account of the writing of Nema's Liber Pennae Praenumbra.
- Grant, Kenneth (1999). Beyond the Mauve Zone. London: Starfire. Contains a photo facsimile of Liber Pennae Praenumbra.
- Kraig, Donald Michael (n.d.). "Review of Maat Magick". New Moon Rising: A Magickal Pagan Journal (45).
- Karr, Don (2013). Approaching the Kabbalah of Maat: Altered Trees ad the Procession of the Aeons. York Beach, ME: Black Jackal Press. ISBN 978-0933429338.
- Sargent, D. (September 2005). "Maat Magick and the Way of Self Initiation: An Interview with Nema". Silverstar (4). Archived from the original on 2008-01-17.
|Wikisource has original text related to this article:|
- "Maat Magick". Archived from the original on 2018-01-27.
- The Horus / Maat Lodge, a website containing collective work