The rituals of the Hexagram, while sharing certain surface similarities to those of . The invoking or banishing Hexagrams of Saturn are suitable, within certain. Then thou shalt consecrate and guard the place wherein thou art by the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram. Then thou shalt perform the Lesser Invoking. The lesser banishing ritual of the hexagram has an important if overlooked use before any ritual and it takes its lead from the Key of Solomon.
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A thorough and full grounding in more general magical work is one of the best means of avoiding these difficulties. The aura’s light radiates outwards, filling the ritual space with astral light of the planet’s color. Liber 36 is best first approached in this manner. Virgo, Isis, Mighty Mother. The magician at this final point of the ritual is therefore posited as that child through the Signs of L.
Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram
When you perform a magical act, you are creating a change in the status quo and challenging the natural Hesagram force. Draw the Mercury triangle first, then draw the Jupiter triangle.
Chapter 5verse In this case, we have a strong Saturnian flavour figures which form a separation between the outside world and what is in the circle. Repeat for each quarter moving clockwise to invoke, counterclockwise to banish.
Rituals of the Hexagram
Either face East or turn to the quarter of the heavens where the planet is located. Many students therefore sadly derive the mistaken idea that the Saturn Banishing form is the only available option when performing the Lesser Hexagram Ritual, and therefore remain unaware of the full range of possibilities that this versatile ritual format offers.
By doing this, Mathers provided an additional overlay of teaching which connected the triangles to the Tree of Life and showed how the planetary forces moved around Tiphareth. These symbolic keys having been grasped, the ritual itself is quite straightforward. To invoke a planet, draw towards its angle. If banishing, trace right to left and counterclockwise. For the Pentagram rituals, the attribution was Terrestrial or By the Winds. In this the Signs shall be those of Set Triumphant and of Baphomet.
Omit the sign I. It is called Unicursal because, unlike the standard form of the shape, it can be drawn with a single line. Part of the work of the adept is to harmonize the aspects of the psyche with the Higher Self, of which the planets form the aspects. This ritual form can be modified, as above, to invoke particular signs of the Zodiac and Sephirah.
These are drawn in the same four quarters in which Pentagrams are drawn East, South, West and North but the assignments of elements to these directions in the Lesser Hexagram rituals follow astrological considerations, and therefore differ from the directional assignments used in the Pentagram rituals. The Holy Book Liber Capricornus can be read as an expansion of some of the meanings of this part of the Star Sapphire.
Draw the hexagram, beginning from the point which is attributed to the planet you are dealing with “See” “” col. When drawing the second triangle of a Hexagram, begin with the point associated with the planetary compliment of the banishinf planetary force with which you are working.
Malkuth has thd Lunar and Saturnine associations, and so both the Luna and Saturn Hexagrams may be employed when working with Malkuth, depending on the nature of the forces you wish to enhance.
These different forms follow the same rule as for the standard design of the Hexagram, as described above.
It is not an evil symbol with the two points upward, and yhe is a point of difference from the Pentagram. This is Liber 36, The Star Sapphire. This implies symbolically that the equilibration of all the aspects of the psyche will naturally disclose their central unifying factor in the True Will, as represented by the Sun.
Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram
The goal of the magic circle was to contain and protect. Crowley, Aleister, Commentaries on the Holy Books: Conjuctio is assigned to the mutable Mercury and draws things together rather than separate them.
Though this is not specified, one would presumably then vibrate the names associated with the ruling planet, as above. Within the Golden Dawn corpus, there is a slightly odd ritual called the lesser banishing ritual of the hexagram. The real work begins.
The Lesser & Greater Rituals of the Hexagram
Finally, if one perseveres, a breakthrough occurs, and the work succeeds rewarding all effort. And in the midst is placed the Fire of the Sun. This is equated with the three-letter formula IAO.