Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ritual Night Talk for January 18th

Here is the video of Tuesday's Ritual Night Talk, on the Greater Ritual of the Hexagram. The Greater Ritual of the Hexagram link is here and the donation link is here.


In this video I discuss the Greater Ritual of the Hexagram. Lesser rituals are foundational and are used to set up your magical working space. Greater rituals are used to tune your magical working space to a particular energy or quality. In the Thelemic system, the Greater Ritual of the Hexagram is used for invoking and banishing planets and signs of the zodiac.


Enjoy!


Friday, January 14, 2022

Capricorn Elixir Rite for 2022

Here is the video of Tuesday's Capricorn Elixir Rite. The donation link is here.


The sign Capricorn is attributed to the Devil card in the Tarot, and is attributed to "The Witches' Sabbath so-called" and "The Evil Eye" in Liber 777. The first is another of Crowley's glosses for sex magick in general, as seen most clearly in Liber A'ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici.


The second is a general form of cursing that was believed to be cast by gaze. It was thought to be common in the ancient world, and we find many objects and practices from history designed to ward it off. Remember that Capricorn rules this type of curse, so it can also provide protection against it.


Finally, Capricorn also rules qualities that you will find related to the sign in any book on astrology. Those sorts of intentions should work fine with this ritual as well.


Enjoy!


Monday, January 10, 2022

Capricorn Elixir Rite - Year Five

Today's Magick Monday post is a full script for the Capricorn Elixir Rite that we will be performing tomorrow, January 11th. We are back to doing these rituals as in-person events at the lodge, and we will starting around 8 PM. I will also be posting a video of the ritual on the Leaping Laughter YouTube channel tomorrow evening, which can be found here.


0. The Temple


The ritual space is set up with an altar table in the center. The bell chime, banishing dagger, and invoking wand are placed on the altar. In the center of the altar is placed a cup of wine for creating the elixir, within the Table of Art corresponding to Capricorn.


The sign Capricorn is attributed to the powers of "The Witches' Sabbath so-called" and "the Evil Eye." The latter is a general form of cursing cast by line of sight, but keep in mind that as Capricorn rules the Evil Eye, this sign can be employed both to cast such curses and protect you from them. Seeing as the "Witches' Sabbath" is not a real magical operation, but rather an invention of Medieval witch hunters (as the "so-called" likely acknowledges) it requires some explanation.


According to the imagination of witch hunters, the Witches' Sabbath was a ritual in which witches copulated with the Devil in order to obtain magical powers. So in the context of real magical operations we are talking about sex magick in various forms, whether symbolic or actual. Liber A'ash vel Capricorni Pneumatici, for example, is attributed to this sign and describes in (only slightly) veiled symbolic language a sex magick technique similar to Spare's well-known sigilization method. The Great Rite in the Wiccan tradition would be another example.


In addition, one of the magical weapons attributed to Capricorn is "the secret force" which is a reference to internal energies such as kundalini, whether employed in sex magick operations or otherwise. So another application for Capricorn would be to develop and/or strengthen those energies by magical means. It is important to keep in mind that "sex magick" such does not necessarily involve having sex, but rather working with the union of energetic polarities - which can be accomplished by many different means.


I. Opening


All stand surrounding the altar. Officiant inhales fully, placing the banishing dagger at his or her lips. The air is then expelled as the dagger is swept backwards.


Officiant: Bahlasti! Ompehda!


Officiant then performs the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. All rotate accordingly.


Officiant: We take refuge in Nuit, the blue-lidded daughter of sunset, the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night sky, as we issue the call to the awakened nature of all beings, for every man and every woman is a star.


All: MAKAShANaH


Officiant: We take refuge in Hadit, the secret flame that burns in every heart of man and in the core of every star, as we issue the call to our own awakened natures, arousing the coiled serpent about to spring.


All: ABRAHADABRA


Officiant: We take refuge in Heru-Ra-Ha, who wields the wand of double power, the wand of the force of Coph Nia, but whose left hand is empty for he has crushed an universe and naught remains, as we unite our awakened natures with those of all beings everywhere and everywhen, dissolving all obstacles and healing all suffering.


All: AUMGN


Officiant: For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.


All: All is pure and present are and has always been so, for existence is pure joy; all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass and done; but there is that which remains. To this realization we commit ourselves – pure and total presence. So mote it be.


Bell chime.


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Ritual Night Talk for January 4th

Here is the video of Tuesday's Ritual Night Talk, on the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram. The Greater Ritual of the Pentagram link is here and the donation link is here.


In this video I discuss the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram. Lesser rituals are foundational and are used to set up your magical working space. Greater rituals, on the other hand, are used to tune your magical working space to a particular energy or quality for specific operations. In the Thelemic system the Greater Ritual of the Pentagram is used for invoking and banishing elements, and to induce the vision of the Holy Guardian Angel.


Enjoy!


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Ritual Night Talk for December 28th

Here is the video of Tuesday's Ritual Night Talk, on the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram. The Thoughts on the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram link is here, the link to Goetic Circles and Operant Fields is here, and the donation link is here.


In this video I discuss another basic ceremonial ritual, the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram. It is the macrosomic ritual corresponding to the microcosmic Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram, and is used both as a daily ritual practice and as a preliminary to practical operations. I also talk a bit about the "operant field," a method for using these two rituals that I have found to be highly effective for practical work.


Enjoy!


Thursday, December 23, 2021

Ritual Night Talk for December 21st

Here is the video of Tuesday's Ritual Night Talk, on the Middle Pillar Ritual. The Hacking the Middle Pillar link is here and the donation link is here.


In this video I discuss another basic ceremonial ritual, Israel Regardie's Middle Pillar. I explain how to do this foundational energy work exercise, both as part of daily ritual practice and as a preliminary to practical operations. I also discuss a version of the Middle Pillar using a specific godname in order to invoke a particular energy or quality, and some minor modifications to the ritual that I have found effective in my own personal work.


Enjoy!


Friday, December 17, 2021

Auto-Talismanic Ritual for 2021

We will be performing the Auto-Talismanic Ritual for 2021 tomorrow evening, December 18th. We are now back to doing these rituals in-person at our lodge space in Minneapolis. This adapted script has some changes relevant to the pandemic situation, such as individual cups for attendees and so forth.


0. The Temple


The temple is set up with an altar in the center, on which sits the Table of Art. A pitcher filled with wine or juice is placed in the center of the Table. The banishing dagger, invoking wand, and bell chime are placed on the altar. Magus wears white and Sophia wears black. Throughout the ritual, Sophia and Magus face each other across the altar, moving appropriately throughout the various ceremonial forms.


I. Opening


As each person enters the temple, they are handed a glass filled with salt water. Once all are present, Magus takes up the banishing dagger and performs the Star Ruby.


Sophia: We take refuge in Nuit, the blue-lidded daughter of sunset, the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night sky, as we issue the call to the awakened nature of all beings, for every man and every woman is a star.


All: MAKAShANAH.


Magus: We take refuge in Hadit, the secret flame that burns in every heart of man and in the core of every star, as we issue the call to our own awakened natures, arousing the coiled serpent about to spring.


All: ABRAHADHABRA.


Sophia: We take refuge in Heru-Ra-Ha, who wields the wand of double power, the wand of the force of Coph Nia, but whose left hand is empty for he has crushed an universe and naught remains, as we unite our awakened natures with those of all beings everywhere and everywhen, dissolving all obstacles and healing all suffering.


All: AUMGN.


Magus: For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect.


Sophia:: All is pure and present and has always been so, for existence is pure joy; all the sorrows are but as shadows; they pass and are done; but there is that which remains. To this realization we commit ourselves – pure and total presence.


All: So mote it be.


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Ritual Night Talk for December 14th

Here is the video of Tuesday's Ritual Night Talk, on the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram. The Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram link is here, the Lesser Versus Greater Pentagrams link is here, and the donation link is here.


In this video I discuss one of the most basic ceremonial rituals out there that tends to be the first thing taught to beginners in the both the Thelemic and Golden Dawn magical systems. I still get questions about it on a pretty regular basis, and there are some finer points to it that are hard to get from reading about it online or in books.


Enjoy!