INDEX OF CEREMONIEs
1. For Healing
2. Psychic Self Defence
4. Adoration to the sphere of Yesod
5. The Construction of a Magical Temple (added to site Feb 2013)
6. A Prayer for illumination and for when danger is present.
1. FOR HEALING
Find a position of quietness and comfort, still the mind - bed before sleep is good for this exercise- and recite the following phrases. Then, after a short pause, follow the suggested visual images, perhaps taking a paragraph at a time.
“In timeless whirls of movement, in echoes of tinkling petals, a vortex of regeneration flows through evolving patterns of symmetry. Listen to the pulse of the earth as it breathes awakenment and healing. Take the path of the mountain top and draw up the force into your being and let it circle throughout your self.
Float on the wings of time in peace, yet with a determination to reach out into the universe of time and space until a diamond like sparkle of vitality infuses your being with harmony.
Hold yourself still throughout the journey and think of the balance of harmony being restored within your body. Use words of welcome and be strong in all your actions as the colours of the water lilies sparkle in the rising dawn and reflect sparkling jewels of light around you.”
Return in peace not forgetting thanks to any being or forces which you have been aware of. Incidentally the first paragraph alone is a very good meditation topic.
For a change I thought this metaphysical poem might be of interest. Its symbolism is appropriate to the Sephirah Yesod from the Tree of Life. It is also relevant to the aspiring magus who will journey up the middle path of the Tree to sacrifice himself on the altar of Tiphareth as he finds his Holy Guardian Angel.
MOONCHILD DAVID EDWARDS
Born too soon, or is too late.
Out of sequence he watches a
Kaleidoscope of Destiny as if
Astral wings could carry his
Mind to any rung of Jacob’s ladder.
A child in an adult he is a
Mature youth tossed by uncertainty
To the wings of Fate. He says
He looks life in the face but
Spends hours seeking escape.
But on a moonlit night when stars
Mirror fantasia, metamorphosis
Heroes the body with glamour.
Alone with the unseen watchers
Of time, voices speak through
An intangible universe of space.
Destiny lays the sword about fragile
Shoulders, anoints his forehead
With a radiant star of promise.
A bead of light escapes the solar jewel
And rays into lilac harmony, reflecting
His aura with wisdom born of silence.
Uncertainty confuses simplicity,
Calls providence as witness
To his plight. He dreams of
Adventure and sinks from criticism
Like a cringing hyena.
His hour will come, when will merges
With will, as hope leaps the abyss
Of faith into certain reality.
Then another star will be born,
Lighting the heavens like a pathfinder.
2. PSYCHIC SELF DEFENCE
There are times when it is necessary to clear the psychic areas around your dwelling place, area of work or your own mental aura. The following condensed version of more involved ceremonies uses symbolism appertaining in particular to the sword. Alternatively any cutting tool such as a sword, knife or if you are a diy aficionado, then an electric jigsaw (more manoeuvrable than a hand held circular saw) can be visualised. The overall affect is similar in each case.
Still and purify your mind whilst in contemplative mood. If you know of the Lesser Pentagram Ritual, or the version published in my book, Dare To Make Magic, perform this. Then if you feel capable of a mental version of the following sequence, may I suggest lying totally relaxed on a flat surface such as your bed – very useful if the ritual is before night time’s slumber.
Imagine that you are surrounded by a dome of an indeterminate substance, but one into which every adverse thought, antagonistic gesture or everything which is wrong with your life at present has been absorbed . Feel trapped by this cover, even though your awareness knows full well that the real universe is outside its restricting environment and moreover that higher sources of energy, awareness, spirituality are desperately waiting to reach into your surroundings to blast all inertia and opposition into oblivion.
Now utter the following. “Let the Radiant Glory of Vibrating Light cut through the darkness and send the glowing jewels of evolving humanity to protect me from danger” Visualise yourself cutting a cross in the top of the covering dome with whichever implement you choose and as the cross is cut see the dome shrivel from the effect of incoming light.
Say “Hail to all that is good in this universe and throughout the realms of Time and Space. May the force of Radiance ever shimmer through my aura with is protective force and vitality.”
Imagine your self surrounded by diamonds of light that weave protective patterns around your reclining form wrapping you in a sparkling effervescence of light. Mentally push from you all that has threatened your way of life and your thought structures. Relax and let your mind dwell on whatever thoughts may arise.
Finally say,” Let the coils of the dragon vibrate with the energy of evolution as I strive towards the light of Radiance.”
If you wish to physically perform the ritual, the only difference is that you will stand in your magical place and the sword, knife or whatever you use will by raised over your head as you make the shape of the cross.
4. ADORATION TO THE SPHERE OF YESOD
An ideal altar layout is the same as in my flickr photos. In its simplest form this could be just two candles and a silver lunar crest which is quite easy to make from silver paper or card and painted with silver paint.
1. Make the usual temple opening sequences (ie banishing rituals etc).
2. Say, “Hail to thee, O shining One. Hail to thee who sheds the silvery beam of light. I salute thee in thy realms of night.”
(hold up the lunar crest in salute)
3. “Behold, your servant comes unto you in praise and adoration. From your temple your servant praises your name. In the Name of the Almighty Living god, I salute you in the barque of night.”
4. “I fear no hindrance from those of the night, for around me at the arms of The Moon God. I am strong for I am of the Light of Lights. With the strength of the Moon God, I salute you O Queen of Queens.”
5. “Hail to you O Shining One of the moon, I am your priest.
Hail to you O Shining One of the moon, I stand before you in the temple of light. I, who am your priest, salute you O Isis.”
6. “Behold your priest is your servant O Isis. In this Holy Sanctuary, I praise your Name. I, who am your servant, salute you, O Isis.”
7. “O Queen of Queens, I am your priest. Goddess of the Moon I am your servant. O Isis, reveal your mysteries so your priest may serve you in fuller knowledge.”
8. Close the temple in your normal manner with a prayer of thanks, etc.
As well as a ceremony involved with Yesod or as the beginning to a longer ritual involving the sephirah, this is obviously a prayer or dedication to the Goddess Isis. It is a not an invocation since one does not take such an action with god or goddess forms.
5. THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MAGICAL TEMPLE.
From the archives of the Fraternity of the Silent Voice.
Added to website in February 2013.
In the centre will be an altar. Around its base will be drawn a golden circle, clearly marked with a black outline. The altar shall fit exactly inside this and its feet or supports should be kept clear of the circle itself.
At each corner of the room shall be a golden hexagram within which are the candles, each of equal size and length. They shall be backed by dark cloth to make their effect more noticeable to the physical eye.
Around the walls shall be the emblems of time and space. (If you are not aware of these, use some of the time and space rituals on this website for inspiration, or failing this, then perhaps the rose cross is a useful symbol) A golden cloud should be drawn over the eastern symbol. In the west, a golden equal armed cross shall be used. A garland of flowers can be placed near this when available.
The west is also the direction from which we enter in some ceremonies and so you could imagine a lilac sentinel in that quarter. (nb. The we refers to entities and force forms from inner planes.) The south is to be visualised as a glowing flame reaching up to the sky and throwing a shadow back beyond its influence. This can be symbolised by holding a candle high up to the quarter when you first consecrate. On the wall see a flame liked drawing symbolising the purifying fire.
The north is where you will place a drawing of our ‘Mystic one’ and a bell might also be symbolically placed there. (nb The Mystic One is again a figure and entity from Time and Space rituals. – experimentation with such rituals will link you to the necessary contacts.)
On the left and right of the altar have a candle midway on each side. The water vessel is on the left side far corner and incense sticks to the right. On the near centre of the altar place a bowl of clear liquid as a crystal.
This is all the equipment you need. When entering the temple go always first to the east and make the sign of Light in Extension. Now turn back to the altar and while other initiates take up their positions, light the candles. (Those in the quarters will already have been lit.) Only the high priest will actually move to the east. Now you are ready to begin the ceremony. It may be advisable to use any key words you know from Time and Space rituals and to also speak to the other members present about your purpose.
It should be obvious that no connection exists between this style of ritual and those of The Golden Dawn and similar organisations. However these ceremonies when, performed with effort and dedication are very effective and meditation afterwards can provide important links to inner plane contacts.
6. A PRAYER BOTH FOR ILLUMINATION AND FOR WHEN DANGER IS PRESENT
added to website 24 Nov 2014
If performed in a temple, make usual preparations for a simple ceremony.
Say, “Guide me, Great ones from the Sceptre Lands. Let me see the light as it flashes from the depths of space.
Enlighten my mind and purify my heart so I will be fit to withstand the Light as it emanates from the First.
Give me detachment from my physical limitations and may I, by the grace of the spiritual forces, work for peace and harmony within my world of existence. I shall bring nothing to bear but the will and love of God the eternal creator. Light is life for life is God.
Please open the gates so that light will descend, but also purge and purify me lest I also, am destroyed. I know only of light as reflected by the silver blade of the sword as it traverses the realms of Time and Space. As I serve the light, all I ask in return is that the light will illuminate my mind in safety
From the depths of space the light shall strike. Hear the wrath of Silence”
This can also be performed as a meditative ritual, perhaps in bed before sleep. In this instance visualise around you a mental temple and draw on your forehead the rose cross. After any successful ritual, it is good to thank any forces or entities that have attended.