On this page are smaller magical ceremonies which can be used on their own or as part of a more complicated ceremony. I hope serious occultists will experiment and gain worthwhile experiences. Needless to say these are copyright and permission to reproduce them should be sought from me. Please email me at the following address for permission or further information: email@example.com
INVOCATION OF THE ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL. (added to site 17th Dec 2017)
This is one of a group of similar invocations, which will occasionally rotate on the site. It can be performed in a standard ritual ceremony with usual opening and purification procedures.
"Lift up your eyes to the East. See before you the distant horizon, dark yet expectant of the light of day. Feel the tense pangs of birth as the obscure Eastern sky produces another day, changing and lightening as the golden pink of the dawn slowly tints the sky. The cold of earth is challenged by the majesty of light and heat. Our now amber sky lightens and beautiful shades of yellow wash across the horizon. Glory! Did not the Creator of Man breath this ordinance of day time creation? Is not his abode within that great sphere of brilliant, radiant and incandescent light?
Let us glorify the source of all life for without it can neither man nor beast exist. Let us see the great ball of fiery matter we term the sun. From its precincts feel the gentle warmth of pleasure, harmony and joy. Exaltations to Thee who in your immensity are terrible and all powerful, yet in relationships with mankind are the giver and sustainer of life.
From the ball of glowing golden light that now stands in the East, see a being of glorious magnificence. Around him are the Malachim, each radiating a warmth of healing force. Let us tune our minds to the warmth and health of the sun as in the mighty name of Tetragrammaton Aloah Va Da’ath we contemplate the winged, golden figure now standing before us.
Come forth Raphael from your dominions in the East, for we seek to know the mysteries of life. May we feel the gentle rush of wind as you fan your powerful and mighty wings. Please let the fire and air with which you work, charge our auras and give strength so we can penetrate the unknown in our search for knowledge.
In the name of Jehovah Aloah Va Da’ath we ask for the presence of the Archangel of the Sun. Step from the golden glow of your eastern home, Raphael and come unto us gathered here so we may learn of the secrets of your home. Teach us of harmony and beauty for without these no man can worship the Creator of all that lives.
Please also grant us a harmony that allows us to live and learn together with brothers and sisters who also are servants of the one god. Raphael, please allow your golden glow to illuminate our hearts and minds so we may all enjoy the health and happiness of the spirit.
As your glow lights the darkened east and then flames into the brilliance of a golden morn, let the darkness of ignorance be lit, Raphael, by the inward light of spirit. As you come from the realms of spirit, please let your radiant source of life give rise to the awakening of our own Higher Self. In the name of Aloah Va Da’ath, please step from the East, Raphael and teach us all of harmony and beauty. Amen."
A NEW VARIATION ON RITUAL FORMAT. ( added to site 23 Aug 2016)
1. Begin by sitting on a chair in front of an altar. The purpose of this is to allow you to concentrate more effectively.
2. Your altar need have little on it except for the traditional equal armed cross with a full circle attached to its top point. A candle is useful if you are performing in a darkened temple, other wise dimmed house lighting is adequate.
3. Say, “Glory to the deity who rules my life. May honour, truth and majesty rule my life. May I ever strive to be honest, truthful and just in my actions.”
4. Draw an equal armed cross on your body stretching from your forehead to your stomach and from shoulder to shoulder.
5.Say “May the vitality of life enrich my being with spiritual knowledge and may my aspirations always be for that which is good, honest and worthwhile.”
6. Visualise the equal armed cross from section 4 to expand outwards from your body until it fills the room and forces out any adverse force or influences.
7. Say, “Holy of holies, extremes of spirituality please become aware of my longing for inspiration and inner development. Visit my spiritual being whilst I sleep at night and teach me of Truth, Majesty and Glory.”
8. Now use any phrase from the rituals of Time and Space (for instance those on this website, Ritual Magic in the 21st Century or any you may have found elsewhere)
Say this phrase out loud in a resonant voice that echoes round your room. Its main purpose is to ally you with Time and Space forces and magical currents.
9. Now project your consciousness forward and upwards into starry space. Hold it there awhile and seek inspiration. Then slowly draw consciousness back to your body bringing back, mentally, any images or thoughts that may have arisen.
10. Now say. “My thanks to those beings of the Sceptre lands and to any other spiritual entities who have aided me in my quest for knowledge.” Draw the equal armed cross again.
11. Say,(as from section 3) “Glory to the deity who rules my life. May honour, truth and majesty rule my life. May I ever strive to be honest, truthful and just in my actions.”
12. Spend a while in thought. Then conclude by drawing an equal armed cross on your forehead. Mentally thank any forces present, before leaving your temple.
THE CIRCLING VORTEX. (added to site Jan 2016)
Ritual for use when no temple is available, or when you just need a simple rite that connects directly with Time and Space contacts. Certain words and phrases occur through many Time and Space rituals and prayers. They help to tune your mind and to make external beings aware of you.
Stand in an attitude of prayer, head bowed and hands together vertically at chest height. You may be in your garden if sufficiently private, in the country where a quiet spot can be found, or just simply in your own house. The natural habitat of outdoor temples is to be encouraged since you are in implicit communication with natural forces.
Raise your head, projecting consciousness upwards into deepest space (alternatively use the sun as a focal point). Now lift your arms upwards and outwards into a vee shape. Vibrate a god name you feel appropriate such as Eheieh. Imagine an energy line between your own head and a source of glowing power deep in interstellar space. (Or the sun if you prefer). Hold this imagery in mind for a few minutes or so and then bring your hands back to touch either side of your head. Then with the first finger of your right hand draw an equal armed cross on your forehead. Then slightly above your head, but touching the original cross draw a golden circle.
Say, “Glory, let Majesty always be manifest in our world. I salute the radiant power of creation and seek wisdom and knowledge. May a link between the dimensions be a source of inspiration for my source of learning. Let the seekers of men implant their jewels of wisdom within my aura.”
Placing hands either side of the circle you drew, bring the visualised circle or orb down in front of your face. Now bring your hands and the image backwards until your thumbs are level with your ears. Say, “Glory and Majesty inspire me with truth and honour. May I always seek what is good, honest and true.”
Lower your hands to your side. Imagine a connecting line from your highest concept of divinity vitalising the orb and stimulating your mind. Conclude by saying. “Goodness and mercy shall guide me in my search for Wisdom. May the pulsing coils of the dragon make me aware of the inspiration emanating from the Sceptre Realms.” Bow your head once more, before whispering your thanks and then going about your daily life again.
CEREMONY TO BALANCE THE ELEMENTAL FORCES. added to site 15 Nov 2014
The purpose behind this ceremony is to have an equal flow of each elemental force into your temple or dwelling place. A force field will be created that will have as it centre piece a jewel, crystal or item made from precious metal such as gold. A glass paperweight or a decorative crystal glass ornament makes a useful focus point. For the metallic element a sovereign coin, a ring or other hall marked jewellery is suitable. This can be a centre point in your magical area, or, if desired, in a special position in the house. If using a smallish item, then a jewellery box with a velvet lining or a similar receptacle will save loosing whatever you choose.
1. Set out a magical temple in the usual Time and Space system with an altar, covered by a white linen cloth. If you have one, place a cube on the surface towards the east, with the elemental symbols shown on each side. Alternatively have a white surface on which you draw a yellow knife in the east for air, a red circle in the south for fire, a blue cup in the west for water and finally, a black cross in the north for earth. In the centre place your focus point, be it a jewel, crystal or whatever.
At each of the cardinal points, place the appropriate elemental symbol on the floor. This time I suggest using actual physical items such as a cup, a knife, a black painted wooden cross and a red circle made from whatever material you can. If nothing else is available, cut a shape from cardboard and paint it red.
2. Stand before the altar and say, “In the name of glory and radiance, I salute the Almighty Creator. I bow my head in reverence (do so) as I greet the vibrating essence of elemental forces in both their divided and in their united influence.” Walk round the temple, saluting each quarter and drawing a cross with your wand. If you wish to use older symbolism from hermetic influences, draw the invoking hexagram of each element at the appropriate quarter. This is travelling retrogressively in magical procedure, but do whatever stimulates your own awareness. My alternative is, when greeting each quarter, to visualise strongly and dynamically, each appropriate element. For instance, in the east, feel a wind blowing, mentally imagine movement in your clothes, feel your hair moving. Like all magical procedure, effort is needed.
3. Now, stand in the middle of your magical area. Put down your wand and lift both arms above your head in a funnel shape. Say, “From the aeons of time, born by the spiralling coils of the dragon, let pure spiritual force illuminate my consciousness. Let it inspire my being with dynamic vitality.” Inhale deeply six times whilst imagining a downward flow of force from the highest spiritual essence of which you have awareness. Failing all else, use the sun as a supreme symbol of divinity.
4. Lower your arms and form a cross shape with your body. Say. “Glory, I salute the brilliance of creation.” Facing east, your arms still outstretched, bow your head and say, “From the combined essence of all, may I invite the force of air to this quarter of my temple.” Raise your head, turn to the South and follow a similar sequence with fire, feeling as you do so, an outflow of roaring hot dynamic energy. In the west feel waves crashing on beaches, huge waterfalls roaring as water sprays all around you. Finally, in the north there is the fertile earth with fields of crops, or the high mountains, solid and permanent in their magnificence.
5. Lift your crystal off the altar. Gently lower your head, brush its surface with your lips, then hold it aloft and say, “This physical item is a receptacle for divine energy. Through it, the elemental forces will radiate in a balanced form, so that my temple is open to incoming forces from the dynamic inner planes of existence.” Walk round the temple again, lifting the crystal at each quarter. Say, “In harmony the forces gather to create divine inspiration and expression. In the manifestation of Radiance and the glory of Perfection please act for me both as a symbol of balance and as a means of control of all aspects of my being.”
6. Return the crystal to the altar. Close your temple in the normal manner, including offering thanks to all who have helped in the rite. Before leaving, pause for a few moments to let forces stabilise and disperse. Then, take your crystal, or jewel, to a central point in your house where it will be undisturbed. Use it as a central point for your thoughts.
OPENING THE INNER TEMPLE. added to site 17 Nov 2014
Behind all magical works is an inner core. For effective ritual success, you must dig deeper into the hidden reaches of the universe. Without this, it is no more than a poetry reading or a scanning of the pages of a novel. Intense effort is one key to this, but the recitation of certain phrases is also a major influence. By opening your magical temple in an approved manner, you create the outline symbolism through which forces may flow. In earthly terms, this is like switching on a radio or tv, but to enjoy a programme it is necessary to tune in the appropriate channel.
The following sections describe various procedures with which to experiment.
1. Enter your temple, light candles, purify with water and verbally welcome beneficent inner plane entities. Say, “I give welcome to all who heed the essence of Radiant Majesty. May the People of the Radiance and the Seekers of Men hear my greetings and join me in my adoration of the Supreme Being.” With your magical wand draw a large equal armed cross in the centre of the room. At the top of the vertical arm, make a circle to form a golden orb. Stand back from the shape and vibrate the name Eheih. ( Eh hay yeh) Visualise a brilliant light above your head, that is travelling across starry space from a universe many dimensions away. Inhale and absorb the force. Then with arms forward and slightly downwards, project a radiant force forwards into the cross and orb.
2. Stand a while in contemplation and then step forward into the cross you have formed. Say, “Glory, please accept my striving mind. Grant me strength and the conversation with others of a similar mind to myself.” Take one-step backwards out of the image. Say, “Across the immensities of space, I call upon the radiant figures of Time and Space. Let the sparkling coils of the dragon of evolution fire darting tongues of inspiration into my mind. Please teach me of the future and how I may serve evolving forces as they seek to create focal points in this dimension.”
3. Say, “Let my universe and that of Time and Space be intermingled with a gateway opened for me to travel and learn of spiritual magic.” Visual two golden pillars forming on either side of the cross and orb. Between these appear heavy golden hangings with flashing blue numbers between 1 and 6 moving over the material. Stand a while in contemplation and take note of any imagery that comes to your mind.
Say, “In the numbers of Time and Space, in the radiant essence of glory and wonder, may this veil open and permit my entrance into the inner planes of mysticism.”
4. Stretch out your arms with hands back to back and draw the golden material apart. Put considerable effort and imagination into this. Again, be very aware of any imagery that arises. Step forward. Bow in reverence and humility. Stand in contemplation with a very open mind. Imagine a similar process occurring throughout your earthly world. Now say, “Please accept me as I am, but also see me as one who wishes to learn of this area and its ways. Please let me connect with similar minded magicians, so we may share our experiences.”
5. Visualise a golden thread from your forehead connecting to the vague outlines of other initiates performing a similar process to yourself. Say, “My greetings and a welcome to all who would greet me. May our thoughts mingle in praise and adoration as we each serve all that is good in the universe we inhabit.” Stand in contemplation as long as you feel able.
6. After bidding farewell and thanking all who have attended, step back through the veil, close the folds of material and bring yourself back to this dimension. Close your temple in the normal manner. Vibrate the name “Eheih” again and sense the force distancing itself from you as it retreats into starry space leaving behind a residual awareness.
Perform this ceremony from time to time, reaching out into the universe, both for inspiration and for awareness of similar minded contacts.
THE BALANCE (Or the Weighing of the Soul)
I am afraid.
Naked truth shivers
Moon mist into a heavy heart.
Ice cold beauty silvers
A piercing contempt. Apart
From all but shadowed wraiths
I am afraid.
The essence of emptiness weighs
Light. No voice breaks the
Silence of Judgement. No sound
Save the tick of eternity.
I am alone.
Fear dreams madness
From unbalance. Ghost smiles
Summon echoes of greatness
Crushed to oblivion. And while
Darkness holds its messengers,
I am alone.
Majesty is ominous with unseen
Presence. The jury of forty nine
Cast their claims and each
Arrow of truth is barbed with my venom.
I am mortal
Let this be my plea
To that far flung star of outer space.
Flickering pride hurls prayer from scree
Crumbling sanity. And in its place
Drops the realisation of truth.
I am mortal.
Reflection awakens the threshold
Creatures. From the mind of all men
My permutation is formed, vitalised,
Wed by service of lust, greed and ambition.
Escape is a nightmare of failure,
Daytime becomes night as the spark
Stutters gasping death. But sure
Is the road to truth and dark
Heralds fading lonliness.
I am reborn. David Edwards
n.b related to either Hod or Geburah.