Nema Andahadna

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Nema Andahadna
BornMargaret E. Cook
(1939-09-16)September 16, 1939
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
DiedJanuary 9, 2018(2018-01-09) (aged 78)
Columbus, Ohio, US
Pen nameNema
OccupationOccultist, writer
Alma materMount St. Joseph University
SubjectMagick (Thelema)
Notable worksMaat Magick
Years active1974-2008
SpouseMichael David Ingalls

Margaret E. Ingalls née Cook (September 16, 1939 - January 9, 2018),[1][2][3] 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[edit]

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.[2]

Writing career[edit]

Nema Andahadna practiced and wrote about magick (magical working, as defined by Aleister Crowley) for over thirty years. In 1974, she channelled a short book called Liber Pennae Praenumbra.

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.[4][5]

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.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Nema married Michael David Ingalls.[2] She had one son and three daughters from previous marriages.[2]

Nema died on January 9, 2018 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.[2]


Partial bibliography[edit]

  • 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.


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Works cited[edit]

  • Anon (2018). "Margaret E. Ingalls". Roberts Funeral Home.
  • del Campo, Gerald (January 12, 2018). "Nema Andahadna aka Maggie Ingalls Passes Through The Veil". 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).

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