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Black Cross's Articles
These rituals and articles have been added by the Coven of Black Cross
. Questions or comments
regarding anything on these pages should be directed toward them.
To add an article to this book you must be level Council or above in Black Cross.
- 2 basic categories of Satanisim
Two basic categories of Satanism and my own thoughts on some of the info.
- 7 Aura Layer relations (members only)
This is a short article that describes the 7 aura layers and where they are found around the body.
Overall info on Abacomancy.
- A Birthday Ritual
Have a little Birthday Magick.
- A Centering Meditation (members only)
- A Chakra Meditation (members only)
This exercise is very helpful for when you are feeling out of balance. It also helps during times of physical illness.
- A Chocolate Ritual
A fun little ritual. :]
- Acultomancy (members only)
This article pertains to the interpretation of needles in Acultomancy as well as a spell used in it.
- Aeromancy 1 (members only)
This covers the basic knoledge and history of Aeromancy.
- Aeromancy 2 (members only)
This article covers the lore associated with Aeromancy.
- A Grounding Technique (members only)
This works great for those times in school or at work when you just can't seem to keep your feet still or relax.
Overview, history, superstition.
Overview and interpretation.
- Areomancy 3 (members only)
This article covers the Deities associated with Aeromancy.
- A Ritual for the Dark Moon
- Attraction Love Charm
- Aura color theories (members only)
This discusses the theory of color in ones aura.
- Aura Layers correspondence
This article describes the layers meaning in relation to the body.
- Aura v. true nature
This article explores theories people have about the aura.
- Become a real Vampyre Pt 2
Things to consider if your seeking to follow this path.
Do you really know what it is?
- Becoming a real Vamp FAQ 1
Random information about becoming a real Vamp.
- Beginner, ritual creation
- Bindings (members only)
Basics of bindings
- Body double/doppelganger/fetch
Informational article about Body doubles, bilocation, doppelganger, fetch, double walker, and the astral body
- Candle magick
A simple way for beginners.
- Casting viaplanets days
Basic info for beginner casters.
- Casual Satanism Defined
This is a short to the point article that defines the general meaning of Casual Satanism.
- Connecting with the Goddess
When we honor the Goddess during a current full Moon, we can reunite our energies with the divine source.
- Creativity Ritual
A ritual to boost your creativity skills.
- Creat the Wolf form (members only)
This is for those wishing to follow the Wolf path and begin to form there astral wolf.
- Critical thinking Samhain
Do you know when people are lying to you?
- Dark Moon Ritual
The dark moon is a good time to do protective magick and to banish things from your life.
- Dragon Blessing Ritual
This is a ritual for blessing and consecrating all of your ritual tools.
- Dragons & elements Via Conway
This is about the path created by Conway which appears to use Dragons as elemental spirits or that's how I view it at this time.
- Drawing Down the Moon
This technique is designed to draw upon Luna energy, or astral
which to empower a spell or work Magick. It can also be used
development and meditation. In Strega practice, Drawing down
the Moon is not
the same thing as invoking the goddess.When we invoke the
Goddess upon the
High Priestess, we refer to it as "Calling down the Goddess".
The first act
is connecting with the Moon, while the second act is connecting
Goddess. The Moon and the Goddess are not the same thing,
they are difficult to separate.
- Egyptian-Style Tea Leaf Readings
This will teach you how to do a reading.
- elemental flow tea ceremony
a simple tea and meditation ceremony to boost stamina and alertness
- Empathy V Clairsentience
This is the basic difference of the above.
- Evil Vampyres
This article is a critics review of the theory that Vampyres are "evil".
- Fighting Depression
Flowers set in vases on a window or throughout a home always changes the mood / atmosphere from one of depression to one of nature, lightness, seduction, relaxation, and more. Below is a small list of flowers that can be used in the home to help fight off depression.
- Five Fold Kiss (members only)
Helps to bring a priestess/priest become a high priestess/priest
- Four Portals Ritual (members only)
You should use this as a weekly gesture to honor the four elemental Kings, Elements, Portals, or Directions and can be adapted to suit. It is a ritual of acknowledgment of the elementals help we receive each day in order to live, the help they give us in order to work our spells and the hard work they do to keep all living beings and the planet alive. It is a symbolic giving of a little something and to ask nothing in return - a kind of thanks-giving as it were.
- Full Moon Ritual #1
This is a VERY powerful ritual. I have had great results from this. If done correctly, the presence of the Lady can be strongly felt!
- Full Moon Ritual #2
- Full Moon ritual #3
Solitary Full Moon Ritual
The ritual can be performormed indoors as well
as out. Try to have a a
type of representation of the Full Moon
floating in the water, it may be
made of white paper or use a white flower, so
long as you cannot see its
- Gaia Prayer
- Greek Gods and Goddesses
The 12 Gods and Goddesses of ancient Greece
- Helping Mother Earth Heal Those in Need (members only)
For those not skilled in magick and spells, you can lend strength and energy to those in need simply by lighting a green candle and doing the following...
- Holy water (members only)
Made by Sarga. How to make holy water
- How To Find A Mantra That Fits You (members only)
- How to make our own tarot cards
Easy how to make Tarot Cards.
- Hypnoses defined
- Hypnoses V. Altered State
Discussion of altered states.
- Hypnosis Falsehoods (members only)
- Love/Lust Dicotomy
This shows a difference between true love and lust which many get confused.
- Magickal hours in a day
This is used to add energy to a spell and connect to the planetary energy thought the day. By overlapping hours and days you can make the most of your magick time.
- Magick hours
Best hours in the day for a task.
- Meditating On Your Mantra (members only)
- Mirror Magick
Mirror Magick or glamour magick is a great way to help you (or
someone else) deal with a difficult physical issue or the way you perceive yourself. A magick mirror allows you to see your own true inner beauty. You might want to make a magick mirror for someone who has been physically scarred in an accident or mentally abused about their appearance. This is also good for a child who is being teased at school about his or her birth defects. The mirror will allow a person to look beyond the surface and see that, despite any damage he or she may have sustained, that person is still beautiful. To use a magick mirror, look past the physical and emotional scars on the surface, and concentrate on seeing them melt away. Pull to the forefront all the wonderful things about yourself. When you focus on these aspects of yourself, you will enhance them. The more you use your magick mirror the more your inner beauty will shine forth. your inner beauty will start to affect your outward appearance and you till become more and more beautiful all over.
- on the lessor banishing of the pentagram
The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram is one of the chief rituals of Western Magick. It has been with us at least since the Golden Dawn of the nineteenth century, and it has penetrated into all the many Golden Dawn spinoffs, including Neo-Paganism. Yet there is still no widely available, clear instruction. The directions of the magical orders are mere mnemonics for those who are assumed to have personal instructors. To formulate my personal approach to the ritual, to aid any others who may be considering practicing the LBR, and to satisfy the idle curiosity of any gawking onlookers, I have put together this short discussion of the ritual and its symbolism and performance.
A. Intent of the Ritual
The real action of a magick ritual takes place in the mind. Ritual is a form of moving meditation. The effect is also primarily psychological.* The LBR is a tool to facilitate meditation.
[*Not all players would agree with this statement. Many would say that the effect of the LBR is a fortified and cleansed area on the astral plane, which they think is as real as Hoboken, if not more so. It doesn't really matter in practice.]
The experience of a proper LBR is pleasurable and soothing, yet energizing and empowering. One is made at home in the mystical realm, protected from lurkers and phantasms by strongly imagined wards. This solace from mundane experience is a precondition for more serious works of meditation or ritual, but it can also form a healthy part of the life of the mind by itself.
B. The Ritual
I'll just reprint the description of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram from Liber O, a publication of the occult order A.'.A.'.
Touching the forehead, say "Ateh (Unto Thee)."
Touching the breast, say Malkuth (The Kingdom)."
Touching the right shoulder, say "ve-Geburah (and the Power)."
Touching the left shoulder, say "ve-Gedulah (and the Glory),
Clasping the hands upon the breast, say "le-Olahm, Amen (To the Ages, Amen)."
Turning to the East, make a pentagram (that of Earth) with the proper weapon (usually the Wand). Say (i.e. vibrate) "IHVH" (Ye-ho-wau*).
Turning to the South, the same, but say "ADNI" (Adonai).
Turning to the West, the same, but say "AHIH" (Eheieh).
Turning to the North, the same, but say "AGLA" (Agla).
Extending the arms in the form of a cross say:
"Before me Raphael;
Behind me Gabriel;
On my right hand Michael;
On my left hand Auriel;
For about me flames the Pentagram,
And in the Column stands the six-rayed Star."
until xxi. Repeat steps (i) to (v), the "Qabalistic Cross."
[* Modern scholarship has a different take on the pronunciation of the Big Guy's name. I use "Yahweh" rather than the "Ye-ho-wau" of Liber O because that's what the Catholic priests of my youth taught me to say, and I've never been able to shake it off. Use whatever pronunciation you prefer, or a different name altogether.]
C. Politics of the Ritual
With practice, you will no doubt come up with your own style of performance, and your own different symbolism for ritual acts. Different people do rituals as differently as actors play parts, even though the lines and motions may be fundamentally the same. (The alternative is an authoritarian, dogmatic horror which is alien to the deep occult understanding of religion, but is still common in magical groups.) Slavish imitation will get you nowhere in Magick -- except, perhaps, to some high spiritual degree!
The Christianity -- or at least angelic monotheism -- of the ritual symbolism may give a start to some. Many of us involved in occultism have strongly negative feelings about Christianity. These are perhaps justified, but there are a few saving graces here.
First, as with any ritual, you should feel free to make it yours, to mess around with it. If you don't start to at least play with the styles of a ritual after a while, you are probably not doing it very well. It is perfectly legitimate to substitute cognate symbols at any time. However, the saying in the martial arts is that one first learns another's style, and after mastering it, moves on to create one's own. For a beginner, it will be easiest simply to use an existing ritual form in order to explore the meaning of a banishing ritual.
Given that experience, which transcends any mere set of symbols, one may devise a form more in keeping with the emergence of one's personal style. For instance, Neo-Pagans use a highly reified form of the same basic ritual in many of their traditions, but with non-Christian deities, spirits, and heros at the quarters. Aleister Crowley wrote a new version which made the performance more dancelike, and used the names of Thelemic deities and officers rather than monotheist gods and angels. My private version, called "Opening the Threshold", is entirely atheistic and philosophical.
In any case, of those people who so abhor Christianity, how many have looked at some of the practices of historical pagans in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas? No religion should ever be "accepted" by an occultist. When using any religion's symbolism, the adept should cut to its sacred poetical core and discard the political dross. By this standard, Christianity looks about as good as any other religion. Without this standard and by factoring in historical excesses and power plays, almost all known religions look just about as bad as Christianity.
In other words, someone who will happily use Norse gods, Arthurian heroes, Taoist immortals, Voudoun loas, or what have you in rituals, but will never touch a Christian angel, is guilty of the same narrowness he or she probably imparts to the Christians.
The Vibration of God-Names
In the LBR, the vibration of the god-names "charges" or "enlivens" the pentagrams in the air. This is difficult to describe, but easy to recognize. There is a feeling of presence in one of these charged warding images -- though not necessarily a feeling of true externality or separate intelligence. Weare told to "vibrate" the names. The description and illustration of the "vibration" given in Liber O have been known to mislead people into hilarious postures. What the picture most resembles is the skulking monster from the movie The Mummy. To the modern eye, it is remarkable how truly unclear a photograph can be. I didn't learn how to vibrate a god-name until I signed up with yet another occult order and was taught it in person. I wouldn't wish the ensuing experience on anyone, so here is a description which I hope will be adequate in print.
Vibration phase i -- The Sign of the Enterer (1-4)
1. Stand upright. Blow all the air out of your lungs. Hold your arms straight out at your sides.
2a. Close your eyes and inhale nasally, imagining that the breath is the name. The exact nature of this imagination differs from person to person. Thus, you imagine yourself inhaling the name into your lungs.
2b. As you inhale, sweep your forearms smoothly and deliberately up so that your fists rest on your temples.
3. Imagine the breath moving down through your torso slowly, and through your pelvis, your legs, and finally to the soles of your feet. (Don't do this so slowly that you are hurting for air when the name reaches your feet!)
4a. The instant the inhaled vibrational name hits the soles of your feet, imagine it rushing back up and out.
4b. Simultaneously, throw yourself forward, thrusting your left foot forward about twelve inches (or thirty centimeters) and catching yourself on it. Your hands shoot forward, together, like a diver. You bend forward at the waist so that your torso winds up parallel to the floor.
4c. The air in your lungs should be blown out through your nose at the same time, but imagine the name shooting out straight ahead.
Steps 3-4 are known as the Sign of the Enterer, or of Horus. This symbolizes powerful active energy. The Enterer should be something of a "rush". The vibrational name is projected outwards into more tangible manifestation -- in this case, in the pentagrams of the LBR, which are charged by the force of the projected god-names.
It is highly inadvisable to omit the portion of step(4b) which reads "catching yourself on it." But again, I have no desire to infringe on your freedom of choice.
Vibration phase ii -- The Sign of Silence (5)
5. Finally, withdraw into a standing position, left arm hanging at your side, right forefinger on lips, left foot pointing ninety degrees out from the body.
Step 5 is called the Sign of Silence, or of Harpocrates. This Egyptian god was mistakenly believed (at the turn of the century) to pertain to silence, because his finger or thumb was touching his lips. This gesture is now believed to be a symbol of childhood; this correction appears in the World card of Crowley's "Book of Thoth" Tarot deck. Harpocrates was the god of the Sun at dawn, and so symbolizes wonder, beauty, potential, growth. So, step 5 may be done in this academically corrected light instead.
However, the "hush" gesture of the Golden Dawn Sign of Silence is adequate for the modern occultist, even if deprived of A Divine Identification. It is a common gesture, at least in the European culture, meaning silence. Silence perhaps balances the ultra-active Sign of the Enterer better than does the more scholarly positive/active "Sign of Harpocrates the Rising Sun", and silence is surely no alien concept to mystics.
The pentagrams are given form by the drawing, life by the vibration, identity by the four-part prayer of steps (x) to (xiv). Some people do very elaborate visualizations of angelic guardians on each of (xi) to (xiv). Because of my tragic personal deficiencies, I am content with strong feelings of presence, identity, and divinity in each of the four directions.
A horizontal cross is built up step by step as you say, "Before me Raphael", etc, with you at the center; and the position of your arms forms a vertical cross, a renewal of the Qabalistic Cross from the start of the ritual. You may feel a quite peculiar rising and expansion when both of these crosses are formulated. One has become the center of the geometry of the space, and it is like a little world in itself, cut adrift from the mundane currents of everyday experience.
Steps (xv) and (xvi) are when the real banishing takes place, during "For about me flames the pentagram, and in the column stands the six-rayed star." A great pulse of force is emitted during these steps, imposing the personal will on the space and clearing it of all hostile influences.
After this is done, the invoked "archangels" maintain the banishing effect, guarding in all four directions. Of course this talk of angels is all bullshit -- the importance lies in the psychological effect. Whether there "really is" an archangel standing there keeping out inimical spirits is not important. The "feeling of cleanliness" is what matters.
The final Qabalistic Cross is an affirmation of the completeness and symmetry of the ritual, and also a new self-consecration. This is more efficacious than the previous Cross because it is done in a banished environment.
One is now ready to do a formal invocation, an evocation, a meditation, or whatever the overall purpose may be. The LBR is a preliminary ceremony, although it has a beneficial effect in itself. It can profitably be done as a stand-alone ritual, but you should move on. The LBR should keep away the horrible ickies that turn so many novices away from Magick. Its mastery is a first step to adeptship.
By tim maroney
From:website. Www.sacred texts.com
- Paper puppet magick (members only)
Describes the basics of Puppet magick using Paper.
- Prayer dinner
- Prayer for childrren
- Prayer mid summer
Mid summer prayer
- Prayer short dinner
Just another prayer
- Prayer to Lucifer
Just a prayer.
- Protecting Yourself While Working With Witchcraft Magick
- Real Tantric (sexual) Vampyre
Do not under any circumstance Pm me with any fluffy or indecent material regarding this topic. Or any other topic I have written about for that matter.
- Releasing of emotions after abuse.
Most forms of abuse result in powerful feelings of anger or rage, which
must be expressed in a safe, positive fashion if it is not to either
destroy you or others. I'd like to present an alternate method of dealing
with the anger through a ritual--allowing you to purge the energy safely
and then let it go.
- Releasing the wolf meditation (members only)
This is for Practitioners that have already begun to walk the wolf path. It was taken from the bible, though I'm sure I altered it, likely quite a bit.
- Respect and the Wolf Path
Just another part of the wolf path and I believe I used legacy chronicles as well.
- Riding The Dragon Ritual
This ritual is for riding a Chaos Dragon. The main reason for riding a dragon is so that the magician can remove barriers and obstacles, inanimate or animate that impedes forward progress.
- Ritual for a break up (members only)
Helps a break up happen. Who would really want to break up with someone. Thats so sad but if you really wish to do it, then this is the ritual for you.
- Satanisim Adams 1st wife
I just couldn't resist re posting my original post.
- Satanisim defined
This article is the basic definition of Satanism and part 1 of several sections.
- Servitor/ thought form creation 1 (members only)
Part one of two for creation.
- Servitor/ thought form creation 2 (members only)
- Servitor/ thought form creation 3 (members only)
Naming and ritual
- Servitor/thought form info
- Shadow magick theories
Title is self explanatory.
- Simple Banishing Technique
- Simple Wrewolf meditation
The meditation is of the most basic form for those wishing to follow the Wolf Path. The information was taken from the bible, however I believe I may have altered it more than just putting it in my own words, I don't recall.
- Solitary Moon Rite
This rite may be used for either New or Full Moon. The difference is in your meditation and mental attitude in preparation. Remember that the New Moon is a time of outward work and thought, building to the peak which is the Full Moon. At the Full Moon, you should be preparing to lessen the outward flow of energy, bit by bit, until the period before New Moon, during which you are passive, building a pool of energy within you, in preparation for the New Moon.
- Tarot 3 card spread
Title implies what it is
- Tarot by number
How to read tarot or other things using numbers.
- Tarot deck conversion
Conversion from Tarot to playing cards.
- Tarot directional correspondences
Elemental associations of Tarot.
- Tarot elemental association
Implied in title.
- Tarot Fates spread (members only)
- Tarot Sister suits Via Standard deck
The suits that go together.
- Tarot spreads
7 card spread.
- Tarot year spread (members only)
- The Cauldron and It's Uses
Caution: Please use good judgment, and above all, common
sense when working with anything flammable or combustible.
- The Charge of the Goddess (members only)
- The definition of magic.
This was a post written by TiredofGaggs. One of our main members and a member of the Higher Magicks coven. I like it and I hope you do too.
- The Middle Pillar
An Energy Raising ritual of great power.
- The mind and Hypnotism (members only)
- Them/us predator dichotomy
There is an enormous difference between a spiritual predator and a non spiritual one. The below give a good distinction. I may be the only one that sees it this way, but I believe others should.
- The Pillars of Shu rite
A ritual I wrote During an Invocation of Thoth, raises energy and banishies
- The Use of Color in Magick
Basics of Magick: The Use of Color in Magick
- Third Eye Ritual (members only)
Perform this ritual three days before the full moon, preferably when the moon is in the sign of Cancer, Pisces, or Scorpio.
- To Overcome Writer's Block
Exactly what it says.
- Vamp fact or fake part 3
Another way to weed out the real from the fluffy.
- Vampire V. Vampyre
- Vampire V. Vampyre #2
This is part of a re make regarding the Spiritual Vampyre path. There is additional info added in this article.
- Vampyre fact or fake 5
This is to help distinguish real and imagined.
- Vampyre fact or fake part 2
This is part of a series posted to help people understand what they are talking about in the Vamp community and hopefully, learn there actions could be seen as fluff.
- Vampyre fact or fake part 4
More ways to determine the validity of information. It's more of a critics review.
- Vampyre life style
This group plays vamp.
- Vampyre Realistic view #1
This is part one of a series debunking some of the statements regarding Vampyre Practitioners. Consider this, the critics review:)
- Vampyre V. immortality
The article is written as a critics review based on the theory that Vampyres are physically immortal.
- Wearable Potions
- Werewolf Path Lenvocation
The below is found within the Wolf Path. The information was taken from the Werewolf bible as well as Legacy Chronicles 2nd edition and I made a few changes when writing it.
- Werewolf Path Ritual (members only)
This ritual was created for those wishing to practice the Wolf Path. This contains step by step instruction as taken from the Werewolf Bible, Legacy Chronicles
- What is an Aura
This describes what an aura is.
- Who give hypnotic suggestions? (members only)
- Why Demon contracts fail
Useful info relating to demon contracts.
- Wolf form postulation meditation (members only)
This is for Practitioners of the Wolf path. This is for more advanced Practitioners.
Taken in part from the werewolf bible.
- Wolf Motto (members only)
This is a motto used by Practitioners of the wolf path.
- Wolf Path Cant
The below is an altered for of a chant found in the Werewolf bible. I did edit it to make it rhyme. I may have also added a thing or two, I don't recall.
- Wolf Path Magic/k
Defines the difference for Practitioners of the path.
- Wolves and Blasphemy (members only)
Basically stated above, good article though.
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