The qabalistic cross and the Lesser banishiing ritual of the pentagram

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An excellent high magick ritual for clensing a work space before a spell or ritual, a tool to increase disapline and train your will.

These rituals are used for clensing a space before any magical working and for closing too. They are excellent groundwork in high magick. To increase disapline do these rituals at the begining and end of the day at the same time if posible. For ridding yourself of worry, simply visualise your concern and push it away from you, then perform this ritual and see the image being burnt away outside the ring of protective light. Also it is very good in preperation for astral projection. With all magickal workings i suggest writting a diary as it gives you a wrtten record on what you have done, its results and how you observed it.

Also if you wish learn a section at a time. For example the Qabalistic cross, then the inscrption of the pentagrams then the invocation of the archangels untill you have it down to a tee.

You will need for this yourself and the power of your will

The Qabalistic cross

Stand facing east take either you left or right hand(which ever you feel right to do this with) touch your head and say Ateh(thou art), touch the breast and say Malkuth(Mal-kooth) which translates into "the kingdom". Touch your right shoulder and say Ve-Geburah(Vay-geb-or-rah) which translates as "and the power".

Touch your left shoulder and say Ve-Gedulah(Vay-ged-you-lah) which translates into "and the glory". Finally cross your hands across your breast and say Le-Olam(to the ages) Armen(Lay-orh-lahm-Ar-men). Whilst doing this you should visulise the light forming a cross upon you. This is the qabalistic cross used by the golden dawn(more about them later).It should aso be used before any working however minor.

The inscription of the pentgrams

For the Lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram, the pentagram of earth will be used. This is going to be difficut to explain without more of a visual guide but i will do my best and of course any questions just ask away.To inscribe an earth pentagram used in this ritual straighten your arm in front of you and inscribe it into the air, visualise the pentagram appearing before you in a bright white light. Start at you left thigh and bring your hand up to the top of your head and down to your right thigh forming an inverted "v" then bring your hand to a left point on your body around shoulder hight, go striaght across and then down to your left thigh again.

Face the east and inscribe the first pentagram as you draw your hand back to your chest breath in stab the centre of the pentagram and vibrate/say the god name YHVH(Ye-ho-wah) using the full exhale.

Keep your hand extended and turn to the south, repeat as before and say the god name ADNI(Ah-don-nai)

Turn west , repeat and say AHIH(Eh-he-yay)

Finally turn to the north, repeat the process and say AGLA(Ah-gla) with hands outstreched return to the east. At this point you should see in front of you the lines of the pentagrams cutting into the air and the circle of flame protecting you. If your first tries are disapointing do not be discouraged as when you have mastered the visualisation work here it will be very rewarding. Also when saying/vibrating the god names imagine you are sending that name to the very corners of the universe.

The invocations of the archangels

Cross your arms over your chest in the sign of the cross and proclaim with true feeling and energy

Before me Raphael(Rah-fey-el)

Behind me Gabriel(Gab-ray-el)

On my right hand Michael(Mee-kay-el)

On my left hand Auriel(Or-ray-el)

For about me flames the pentagram

And above me shines the six rayed star

The visualisation are very important here as the strengthen the ritual. See the archangels in the quarters Raphael clothed in yellow with the wind blowing behind him holding a wand. In the west Gabriel holding up a cup with water flowing from it clothed in shimmering blue. To the south Michael the archangel of fire stabbing a flaming sword into the air clothed in red. Then to Auriel clad in the clours of earth standing, firmly grounded, on a pentacle. Look down and visualise a pentagram which you are stood in the middle, look above and see the hexagram shining brightly. Also when the invocation of the archangels is compleate you will feel your power rise.

The qabalistic cross is then repeated and then the ritual is compleated

I hope you have found this usefull

Blessed be LadyOthe

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