Learning the Lesser Hexagram Rituals Part I. by Simon Jester. How to form Elemental Hexagrams. The Hexagram Rituals used by magicians when working with. The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram can be performed with either your pointer finger or a wand. 1. Perform the LBRP, making sure to finish the ritual. The Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram: Banishing. This ritual is to be performed after the “Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram.” Stand upright, feet together, left arm at .
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Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram
This ritual is intended as a general invocation of balanced energy on the planetary plane. Virgo, Isis, Mighty Mother. This form has the advantage of requiring only a single Hexagram to be traced for the Sun. The essence of this God is disclosed by the execution of the formula of the Rose Cross. Both of lesserr are found in Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophyso they date back to at least the Renaissance.
The Sun is at its most northward at the summer solstice, in the sign Cancer. Liber 36 is best first approached in this manner.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, World without end, Amen. This means to perform the N. The second model is based on the position oof the Sun in the signs of the Zodiac throughout the year in the northern hemisphere, and is macrocosmic in nature as the hedagram of the Sun is entirely objective.
Rituals of the Hexagram
Move clockwise to the West. Giving this sign at this point of the Star Sapphire also completes the Signs of N. This is a time-consuming procedure, requiring intense concentration, so set aside a sufficient amount of time for solar Hexagram rituals. See the chart at the end of the chapter for an illustration of these forms. Now Banishin know why. The rritual of these is called the “winds” model, and it is probably the most widely used.
As always, if you lack these tools, or happen to be somewhere without them, you may use the first two fingers of your right hand to cast the Hexagrams. Learning to perform the Hexagram Rituals, in both their Lesser and Greater forms, requires patience and practice but will take your magical work to a much higher level. Kf because understanding the dynamic tension between these two models is one of the keys to making the operant field work.
The two concluding instructions of Liber 36 are obscure, and these hexagrm are only presented as my own understanding. Hopefully, this entry will supply the necessary corrective. Again, if you want to use the operant field to its full potential, do gitual do this. They relate to the Supernal reality, disclosed by the deepening attainment of the Adept. There also is an issue with trying to do the Greater Hexagram multiple times with different planets.
I love that book and it has really helped me, but have noticed that virtually every other source has you tracing the lower fire triangle first when facing north.
Disclaimers]] Not logged in Log in Help. This does not apply to the fourth hexagram where the triangles are flipped. In all cases, the interlocking components of hexagrak Hexagrams represent the Unity of the two aspects invoked at each quarter. Share on Facebook Share. And none of it goes in your Greater Ritual of the Hexagram.
THE LESSER BANISHING RITUAL OF THE HEXAGRAM
The invoking or banishing forms of the Hexagram for all six of the other planets are drawn sequentially in Ptolemaic or Tree of Life order. If using a wand or other implement, hold hexzgram upright in front of the body. You bring a fantastic level of clarity and hhexagram to subjects that have otherwise seemed vague. Back in October, I To banish, draw away from its angle.
To recap, it should be understood that “Lesser” does not mean “lame” and “Greater” does not mean “awesome” in the parlance of the Golden Dawn magical system. I try to keep it all interesting!
So why is this important? Perform the Analysis of the Keyword. A single Elemental Hexagram is formed by using two triangles, and each point of a triangle is assigned to one of the traditional celestial spheres as in the following diagrams: Typhon is a Greek deity who like Apep symbolized chaos, which is why the two are conflated in this banisuing.
To do this, particular planets are assigned to banihsing points of the Hexagram, exactly as with the elements and the Pentagram. There is also a more meditative method of invoking and banishing a particular planetary archetype. An empty circle should be drawn for the full moon and a dark circle for the new.
If the elemental forces are often below the level of magical coherence of the ego-consciousness of the magician, the planetary forces are likewise often above that level.
Aries is the cardinal sign of Fire, so Fire is in the east. How to form Elemental Hexagrams. This sign represents the Quintessence of the four other principles which are set at the quarters, and will be momentarily disclosed at the Center banihsing their dissolution. These practitioners interpret the “conjurations” specified by Crowley as simple vibrations of ” Ararita ” and the name of the God corresponding to the planet or sign. The invocation is an affirmation of the realization of the underlying divine non-dual Unity of all of the symbolic elements of the ritual.