Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram
Casting Instructions for 'Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram'
- A wand or dragger is recommended but the invoker can use the index finger as a sustitute
''Yod, Nun, Resh, Yod. Virgo, Isis, Mighty Mother. Scorpio, Apophis, Destroyer. Sol, Osiris, Slain and Risen. Isis, Apophis, Osiris, IAO.''
III. Extend the arms in the form of a cross, and say:
''The sign of Osiris Slain.''
IV. Raise the right arm to point upwards, keeping the elbow square, and lower the left arm to point downwards, keeping the elbow square, while turning the head over the left shoulder looking down so that the eyes follow the left forearm, and say:
''The sign of the Mourning of Isis.''
V. Raise the arms at an angle of sixty degrees to each other above the head, which is thrown back, and say:
''The sign of Apophis and Typhon.''
VI. Cross the arms on the chest, and bow the head, and say:
''The sign of Osiris Risen.''
VII. Extend the arms again as in 3 and cross them again as in 6, saying:
''L.V.X; Lux, the Light of the Cross.''
VIII. With the magical weapon trace the Hexagram of Fire in the East, saying:
Which word consists of the initials of a sentence which means ''One is His Beginning: One is His Individuality: His Permutation is One.''
This hexagram consists of two equilateral triangles, both apices pointing upwards. Begin at the top of the upper triangle and trace it in a dextro-rotary direction. The top of the lower should coincide with the central point of the upper triangle.
IX. Trace the Hexagram of Earth in the South, saying:
This hexagram has the apex of the lower triangle pointing downwards, and it should be capable of inscription in a circle.
X. Trace the Hexagram of Air in the West, saying:
This hexagram is like that of Earth; but the bases of the triangle coincide, forming a diamond.
XI. Trace the Hexagram of Water in the North, saying:
This hexagram has the lower triangle placed above the upper, so that their apices coincide.
XII. Repeat I-VII.
The Banishing Ritual is identical, save that the direction of the Hexagrams must be reversed.
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