Recently I have decided to undertake a series of cyclic operations that will immerse myself within each of the 4 Elements through invocation of their respective Hierarchies, which I will briefly outline here, for anyone not familiar. These are based on the traditional Golden Dawn attributions.
Divine Name- Adonai
Divine Name- El
Divine Name- YHVH
Divine Name- Elohim
This is also the order in which I’ve chosen to work with each Element, starting with Earth. Moderate fasting, abstinence, and spiritual mindfulness will be observed throughout each period. Each cycle lasts about a month, with simple devotional invocations performed every day, culminating in an attempt to scry the Ruler of each in the last week of each period. I have created my own Elemental Tablets using the appropriate flashing colors and depictions of the Hebrew names. These tablets can be used in the same way as the Tattvas, and for me they are simply mandalas for these meditations after the invocations are performed. These prayers follow an easy formula (all of which are preceded with the ‘Adoration to the Lord of the Universe’) and are as follows:
Under the authority of the Divine Force of ADONAI, who governeth the Element of Earth, I call upon the Archangel AURIEL, the Angel PHORLAK, and the Ruler KERUB, for I humbly ask of your guidance and to bless my endeavor to connect with the energies of Earth and to harmonize my own faculties with stability and reliability.
As a wanderer in the wilderness, I invoke the powers of Earth to bear witness to my spiritual endeavor. Grant me the knowledge of the Element and the Active Realm, so that I may obtain a greater understanding of Hidden Things and thereby advance in the Great Work.
Under the authority of the Divine Force of EL, who governeth the Element of Water, I call upon the Archangel GABRIEL, the Angel TALIAHAD, and the Ruler TARSHISH, for I humbly ask of your guidance and to bless my endeavor to connect with the energies of Water and to harmonize my own faculties with purification and reflection.
As a wanderer in the wilderness, I invoke the powers of Water to bear witness to my spiritual endeavor. Grant me the knowledge of the Element and the Astral Realm, so that I may obtain a greater understanding of Hidden Things and thereby advance in the Great Work.
Under the authority of the Divine Force of YHVH, who governeth the Element of Air, I call upon the Archangel RAPHAEL, the Angel CHASSAN, and the Ruler ARIEL, for I humbly ask of your guidance and to bless my endeavor to connect with the energies of Air and to harmonize my own faculties with intuition and diligence.
As a wanderer in the wilderness, I invoke the powers of Air to bear witness to my spiritual endeavor. Grant me the knowledge of the Element and the Mental Realm, so that I may obtain a greater understanding of Hidden Things and thereby advance in the Great Work.
Under the authority of the Divine Force of ELOHIM, who governeth the Element of Fire, I call upon the Archangel MICHAEL, the Angel ARAL, and the Ruler SERAPH, for I humbly ask of your guidance and to bless my endeavor to connect with the energies of Fire and to harmonize my own faculties with courage and faithfulness.
As a wanderer in the wilderness, I invoke the powers of Fire to bear witness to my spiritual endeavor. Grant me the knowledge of the Element and the Spiritual Realm, so that I may obtain a greater understanding of Hidden Things and thereby advance in the Great Work.
For the Scrying sessions at the end week of each cycle, I’ve used a [very reduced] version of the Evocation ritual provided in Regardie’s Golden Dawn black brick, as the format found in Zalewski’s ‘Talismans and Evocations of the Golden Dawn’, the evocation of Taphthartharath, is unnecessarily long for my taste. Those familiar with the Key of Solomon may recognize elements of the Exorcisms, and those familiar with GD Enochian will notice the repurposed prayer found in the Watchtower Opening. The full ritual example for the evocation of Kerub is as follows:
* Procul, O procul este, profani!
To the Eastern quarter, I call upon the great Archangel RAPHAEL
To the Southern quarter, I call upon the great Archangel MICHAEL
To the Western quarter, I call upon the great Archangel GABRIEL
To the Northern quarter, I call upon the great Archangel AURIEL
I invoke ye, ye Angels of the celestial spheres whose dwelling is in the invisible. Ye are the guardians of the gates of the Universe, be ye also the guardians of this mystic sphere. Keep far removed the evil and the unbalanced. Strengthen and inspire me so that I may preserve unsullied this abode of the mysteries of the Eternal God. Let my sphere be pure and holy so that I may enter in and become a partaker of the secrets of the Light Divine.
[Hold hand over crystal]
I exorcise thee, O Creature of crystal, that the blessing of God Almighty be upon thee, and let all malignity and hindrance be cast forth hence from, and let all good enter herein. I cast out from Thee all the impurities and uncleanness of the Spirits of the World of Phantasm in the name of Almighty God, who liveth and reigneth unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.
I exorcise thee, O creature of fire, in the name of the sovereign and eternal Lord, by his ineffable name, which is YHVH, by the name IAH, and by the name of power EL, that thou mayest enlighten the heart of all the spirits which we shall call into this crystal, so that they may appear before us without fraud and deceit, through Him who hath created all things.
[Raise hands and visualize the descent of white light unto the altar]
Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe. Holy art Thou, Whom nature hath not formed. Holy art Thou, the Vast and the Mighty One, Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.
I hereby adore the Lord and King of Earth, ADONAI HA-ARETZ, ADONAI MELEK. Unto Thee be the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory. +
Adonai Ha-Aretz, O Thou who art the King of Earth, taking the earth for thy footstool, I invoke Thee, and adore Thee. Dwell Thou within my heart, I beseech Thee, to awaken that which shall prove a true channel for the working of Thy Divine power. May this ceremony for the evocation of the Earth Angel Kerub be a focus for the rays of Thy illuminating wisdom, to the end that I may use this consecration to progress further in the Great Work, and thereby help others who may come within my sphere of influence.
Grant unto me the presence and power of Thy Archangel AURIEL who governeth the spirits of Earth, that he may guide me in my quest for the hidden stone.
Direct Thy Angel PHORLAK to watch over my footsteps in this Path of Light. O thou mighty Angel of Earth, I conjure thee by these Divine Names, that thou permeate my mind now in this temple, to aid me with thy power, that I may truly evoke to visible manifestation the Ruler of Earth, Kerub.
O thou angelic Ruler, KERUB, I bind and conjure thee in the name of Auriel who thus prepares the way for thee, that thou appear in visible form before me in this crystal within the triangle of art, set with the Holy Names of YHVH, EHEIEH, ELOHIM, TZAVAOT. In the name of Adonai, I request that thou shalt come hither from thy abodes to appear before me. In the presence of the Lord and by the virtue of the Holy Trinity of the Father +, the Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ +, and the Holy Spirit +, I invoke and charge thee, that even as within me is concealed the knowledge of the magic of the light divine, so shalt thou pass from concealment unto manifestation visibly in this crystal within the triangle of art placed before me.
Creature of Earth, long hast thou dwelt in darkness. Quit the night and seek the day.
[Chanting of the Name of Ruler until appearance]
In the name of ADONAI, the Eternal and Everlasting One, may you return unto your place; and may there be peace between you and I.
The Triangle of Art mentioned I have personalized to this design:
If all goes well, I will also spend an additional cycle with Spirit, invoking the symbolic force of YHShVH, including the use of my own Tablet of Union:
Hopefully I will gain some forces of elemental integration from these operations, because I am seeking to invoke the particular positive energies for a more balanced well-being.