Monday, April 4, 2011

Jupiter Elixir Ritual

In addition to my presentation on Planetary Magick at Paganicon 2011, I also presenting the following ritual Saturday evening demonstrating some of the techniques covered in my presentation. On Friday Donald Michael Kraig posted a response on his blog to my criticism of his presentation of the LBRP/LBRH in Modern Magick. I'll be addressing that in more detail later in the week, but from his response it seemed like he had gotten the impression that the way I do rituals was just to perform the LBRP/LIRH and jump into the conjuration. The following ritual provides a more accurate example of how I work with the Golden Dawn forms for anyone else who may have found my comments on the LBRP/LIRH in the presentation confusing. It also is a nice ritual in its own right, and let's face it - don't we all need a little more Jupiter in our lives?

The following ritual is based on the elixir rite that our magical working group used during our most recent series of planetary operations. It was originally inspired by the elixir ritual found in Melita Denning and Osborne Phillips’ Planetary Magick, and those of you who are familiar with that work may recognize a few statements and gestures during the elixir charging portion of the rite. For those of you who are not, I highly recommend picking up a copy if you are at all interested in further work with the planets. Even though our ritual has evolved substantially over the course of our work Denning and Phillips’ rituals are quite effective as published, and while Planetary Magick has been out of print for awhile and only available on the used market I was informed at Paganicon that a new edition is in the works and should be available soon.

The elixir ritual is a simple Eucharistic rite that demonstrates the basic methods of planetary magick in a form that allows an audience to participate without much preparation ahead of time. I decided to go with Jupiter because in our society “political and other ascendency” goes hand in hand with general prosperity, and I have had a lot of personal success with Jupiter in this area. Given the current state of the economy, I think we all could use more prosperity in our lives, so all who are present are invited to partake in the Elixir of Jupiter if you so choose.

I. Opening

Officiant performs the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram

II. The Magical Field

Officiant performs the Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Hexagram

III. Preliminary Invocation

Officiant performs the Middle Pillar Ritual

IV. Conjuration

Officiant performs the Greater Invoking Ritual of the Hexagram for Jupiter (Jupiter hexagram in violet, Jupiter symbol in yellow, godname EL).

Officiant: Oh glorious and mighty SACHIEL, you who command and rule over the intelligences and spirits of TZEDEQ, behold me, and in the name of the same your God, the expansive and merciful EL, attend and appear before us now. Full powers and wonders of the planet Jupiter do we rightly desire! Enlighten our understanding, encourage our hearts, and manifest unto us as we partake of your spiritual realm.

All: So mote it be!

Officiant: Gloria Patri et Matri et Filius et Filia et spiritui sancto interno et spiritui sancto externo ut erat est erit in saeculo saeculorum sex in uno per nomen septem in uno


V. Charging Elixir

Raising cup of Elixir in both hands, Officiant gives the dedication:

O expansive and merciful EL! To thee we raise this talisman of our magickal will! We ask thee, oh Exalted One, to receive this body of our rite into the light of thy presence. As we proceed in making this Elixir of Jupiter, charging it with the creative energies of TZEDEQ, we shall achieve a true alchemical ferment, mighty in Yetzirah and vitalized by thy blessing. In partaking of this Mystery, let there be unto us vitality of soul, increase of sight and true gnosis of the wonders of thy Sphere!

Cup is replaced on altar. All link hands and make one clockwise circumambulation, visualizing a wall of violet light whirling rapidly in the same direction about the circle. When finished, hands unlinked and wall of light is allowed to fade. Then, beginning with Officiant and proceeding clockwise, cup is passed to each participant. Each holds cup at heart level and says:

Creature of Wine who art established in the Sphere of Jupiter: by the vital force of my breath I enliven thee to perfect this work of Holy Magick in the realm of TZEDEQ.

Breath once upon the wine and pass cup clockwise. When finished, cup is replaced on altar, all link hands and circumambulate the altar 4 times clockwise with attention on cup. Unlink hands when done.

Officiant now raises power: Visualize a continuous spiral of violet light ascending from the ground at feet, whirling clockwise around the body and ascending until it disappears above the head. Hold the visualization then vibrate the divine name once:


Allow spiral to fade. Each participant in turn, clockwise around circle, does same as above. When finished, all link hands and vibrate once more:


Hands are unlinked. With Officiant leading, all extend hands toward the elixir cup. Visualize beams of violet light emanating from both hands and entering into the cup. After a few moments, Officiant ends visualization, folds hands on breast, left over right. All do likewise. Then Officiant traces in a horizontal plane the symbol of Jupiter while vibrating once more:


All link hands and make one complete circumambulation of the circle. Hands unlinked. Battery: 1. Officiant raises cup and says:

Behold the Elixir of Jupiter! For all and for each it is prepared! Let each and all receive its magick virtue! Be the ferment of our spiritual alchemy mighty in the crucible of my soul!

Officiant drinks elixir then invites all others present to partake. One by one, all participants raise the cup, make the following declaration, and then drink.

Be the ferment of our spiritual alchemy mighty in the crucible of my soul!

Pause for a few moments. All link hands and make one complete circumambulation of the circle. Hands unlinked.

VI. The License to Depart

Officiant: O thou SACHIEL, praise and honor be unto thee for the splendor of thine office and the majesty of thy being. And the blessing of thy God and mine, the expansive and merciful EL. Because thou hast diligently answered unto our demands, and hast been very ready and willing to come at our call, we do here license thee to depart unto thy proper place; without causing harm or danger unto man or beast. Depart, then, I say, and be thou very ready to come at our call, being duly exorcised and conjured by these sacred rites of magick. AMEN.

All: So mote it be!

VII. Dedication

All: May the benefit of this act and all acts be dedicated unto the complete liberation and supreme enlightenment of all beings everywhere, pervading space and time. So mote it be. May the benefits of practice, ours and others’, come to fruition ultimately and immediately and we remain in a state of presence. AH!

VIII. Closing

All perform the Qabalistic Cross. Battery: 1

Officiant: I now declare this temple duly closed.

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Anonymous said...

I thought id post this here since it's focused on material goals.

I'm thinking of creating an elixir to help someone with health issues and because their affection has features related to all 7planets (and more astrological energies) I wonder if it could be possible if I can create one and charge it with all seven planetary forces - one per day and charging each spirit to empower the elixir in such a way that their planetary energy would act in harmony with the others.

Or is it more practical and beneficial to create one elixir for every planet?

Scott Stenwick said...

I could see it working either way. I always have done separate elixirs for each planet and that seems to work well. If you do decide to try doing a combined one, let me know how it goes.

Anonymous said...

It could take some time before I finish it, since I have other rituals planned in the mean time, but I will share the results.

For some reason I'm thinking of using the archangels instead of the planetary angels, even though they might be suited better for mystical purposes. I'll keep you in touch on this.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, looks like I can't work in any corresponding day and hour with each planet due to lack of time. So today I started charging the elixir with the Olympic Spirits. I figured since the Arbatel mentions no election timing than the first hour of the corresponding day, it doesn't matter if a planet is in a less fortunate sign. I'll let you know how it goes.

Anonymous said...

So far the person says they can feel a difference, although i don't notice any spectacular improvement. From what I noticed when I did elixirs for myself, the results become obvious in time - a few weeks. So I'll have to see what happens next.

I wonder if this elixir method could work for what I told you in private. I think one planetary spirit, or both depending on the aspect, can charge an elixir for that purpose (say a 2L bottle) and both people can drink from it :) I wanted to ask you this in private, but I forgot haha.

Anonymous said...

I thought id add my approach on the ritual for making elixirs.

2. Godhead assumption: Thee I invoke...
2bis. MP - the 5spheres are visualized in white brilliance, then when I perform the circulation of light, I visualize the beams of light around my body in the planetary/zodiacal/elemental color of the specific spirit I'm working with; in this case, violet. I then perform the QC to stabilize that energy inside of me.
3. GIRH/GIRP - in this case GIRH of the path of Jupiter.
4. Conjuration
5. Charging the spirit to empower the elixir, at which point I project violet light from my hands into the elixir - I have already raised energy with the MP, and tunes that energy for my purpose by visualizing the circulation of light in the appropriate color. I do this in order to save time and skip over the circumambulation of the altar for so many times etc.
5bis. Offering to the spirit
6. License to depart
7. QC closing