within you. The slow breathing technique, as described by Tantrics described a
slow rise of astral energy to form a shield and to clear the mind of thoughts other
than the goals of the rite you will conduct.
The rite as described by Coven Nachttoter is based within the gathering of
shadows, the elementals formed in magickal workings to protect the physical and
spiritual body from attack. This technique may be used to also clear the mind for
the purpose of relaxation.
The shadows, the same of familiars are some part related to the dead, they may be
long forgotten shades which are attracted to the spiritual activity of your own
They have since lost consciousness and the concept of ?I?, thus proving useful in
workings of magick.
Summon them with blood and bones, sexual energy and the will sharp and
focused. They will respond and prove useful guardians while in the astral plane.
They feed from our lifeforce just as we absorb from the sacred Opfer. Never mind
harm, they do not seem to draw enough lifeforce to cause any alarm of challenge.
These shades, if made malicious by destructive black magick, may cause
considerable harm to the intended victim, or even seek havoc upon the caster. Be
cautious. It is however mostly a chore to create and empower such elementals that
one would be focused for an extended period of time to create such beings.
A traditional banishing ritual proves useful as it allows complete control and
cleansing of the individua l who performs it. It also, just as anything within
magick, must mean something to the one performing it. This banishing ritual
allows passage from shades into our orbit if you will, while banishing unwanted
mental aggravations or unwanted selfcreated or imposed spiritual hindrances. It is
also essential to perform at the beginning and end the each rite, allowing the
proper closing in such ceremony.
I. The Banishing
Facing the altar, located in the East, take the athame and make the sign of an
invoking pentagram, averse and envision a light emerge from the center of your
?By the light of Lucifer, born of my desire for the attainment of becoming, open
the gates of the dead to protect my very being spirit and flesh. Noctifer observe!?
Touch the forehead and recite:
?Ateh? (unto thee)
Facing the North, make the sign of the invoking pentagram averse, and envision
the graves of the earth opening forth and encircling you, protecting you from all
?By the light of Azazel, who brought to man and woman the knowledge of the
serpent, attend my being in the protection of the kin of Witchblood!?
Touching the genitals recite:
?Malkuth? (the kingdom)
Facing the West, make the sign of the invoking pentagram averse, and envision the
waters circling you, forming great tempests with serpents and dragons seeking to
devour that which would attack you.
?By the call of Shemyaza may the hidden knowledge and protection be revealed.
By the desire of my many forms shall be passed from the grave to life?
Touching the right shoulder, say ve-Geburah (and the Power)
Touching the left shoulder, say ve-Gedulah (and the Glory)
Facing the South, make the sign of the inverse pentagram, symbolizing the matter
of the flesh and the psyche which allows the spirit - god to emerge.
?Baraqijal, allow the stars to align with my everlasting protection! May the dead
hear my call!?
Face now the altar:
Before me Lucifer;
Behind me Shaitan;
On my right hand Belial;
On my left hand Leviathan;
For about me flames the Pentagram,
And in the Column stands the seven-rayed Star of BABALON!