Using Planetary Hierarchies for Career Path Alignment

In recent discussions with friends over career development ideas, I thought some of our exchange could be of use to those either looking for a new job, or even to anyone who wants to improve and advance their current skills and/or work relationships.

I think it may be important to first share that it could be worthwhile to get specific with our desires, work with our strengths, understand our weaknesses, and realize that approaching a combination of Hierarchies to influence our sphere of work could produce better results than simply picking any given spiritual authority to “get a new job”. Naturally there are a lot of moving parts to you and your career path, so a broad petition to the Powers may be a weighty task.

Now, I don’t mean to say that the Divine authorities can’t handle that, or that such a thing hasn’t already been done. Not at all. However, I *am* saying that more involved operations usually require the “fuel” of the energy and effort of the operator to match the potential of manifestation of results. In other words, yes, you get out what you put in. This also means that the more moving parts you employ for a successful project, the more engaging your experience must be in order to organize your approach, interact with your superiors and coworkers, delegate to your subordinates, and set your personal goals for long-term success.

“Meeting God halfway” is a favorite idea of mine; We must ready the Vessel, clean the inside of the Cup first, if we are to partake in the Sacred Libation of Divine Blessings. This can mean a wide variety of things to practitioners, but a humble heart and a willingness to invest their own effort is a great start.

As with any other petition we could make, consider beforehand building a devotional relationship with your spiritual Court and the Hierarchies you intend to approach. This is where you need to be setting your intention. You can do this directly by doing a daily invocation and a brief Offering of Candlelight and cool Water with Prayer. Make your desires known and be honest about it. Do this for an appropriate amount of days before your operation and keep things simple, starting with broader goals and getting more specific as you go.

I’d recommend keeping a simple altar arrangement of Iconography/Physical representations of your Divine Hierarchies, a candle, a glass of water to be refreshed, petition paper/ritual, and a Censer.

Fitting ourselves as proper stones for the inclusion in the Temple also involves realizing that true, substantial, long-term success and development is NOT one-dimensional or simplistic, whether we are talking spiritual or mundane goals or not. You are a multifaceted entity with a complicated array of aspects of personality. Increasing our capabilities, then, means it’s time to roll up our sleeves.

Phew! Okay. Planetary influences: How do we employ them toward Career alignment? Take some time to take an inventory of your current professional strengths and weaknesses, and be honest with yourself so you can minimize potential issues later. This is an important step. From here on, it’s up to you how you’ll adjust your approach and how detailed you’ll get.

Now let’s take a look at which Planetary force does what? I’ll run through a brief description of all 7 Classical Planets and some of their most useful influences to get us thinking about our needs and wants for our professional lives.

Saturn: For long-term commitments with an orderly and structured approach to using your time wisely to manifest personal skill and respect from others. As Saturn rules time, boundary, education, institutions of tradition, natural laws, etc, use these aspects to your advantage when fashioning petitions for a practical and well-respected career path. Invoking Saturn for the workplace can lead to using your hard earned experience in roles of leadership, mentoring, and training, and is a testament to the dedication to the dignity of your tried and true work ethic. Saturn makes your previous experience work in your favor, and follows through with solid skill instead of any short-term or superficial influences. As a ruler of Time, Saturn will teach and manifest the virtue of Patience, either within yourself or with others, depending on your intention and direction.

Jupiter: For strong leadership and authority roles, expanding your Sphere of professional influence, and increasing the reward of your risks and investments. Jupiter rules our health and wealth, and is the energy of expansion in general, so through your career or business, these blessings will manifest if you root your work ethic in jovial dedication and compassion for others.

As a side note, many view Jupiter as the “money energy”, and yes, wealth and prosperity definitely falls under its rulership. However, I and many fellow practitioners would caution against expanding what you might not have in the first place. I’ve gotten better results with using Mercury first as a Road Opener to clear the blockages and to set the paths of connection and THEN using Jupiter to work through the channels you’ve facilitated. This is just one example of how working strategically with these different energies can offer different results depending on how you fashion your approach and of course, what your needs are.

Mars: For producing discipline, assertiveness, willingness to take risks, and even a keen sense of passionate competition. Mars can be a savage. If not in balance, it can be ruthless, cruel, and violent. But when in its most positive state, Mars energy is focused and determined, goal oriented and success driven, inspired and strong as hell. With Mars on your side, you’ll have the spirit AND stamina to fight for what you believe in. Fiery passion is found here, but don’t let the danger of a quick burnout get the best of you, it will be disorienting and may take time to refuel, and could even decrease your potency and create exhaustion.

Sol: For a well-rounded acquisition of talent and proficiency, reliability, dependability, natural charm and charisma. You’ll want to keep a genuine attitude about your path here, and your reward for facilitating the progress of your manifestation will be professional advancement through personal development. Remember that. Focus on your Inner Being and your Outer environment will reflect that progress. Avoid the dangers of becoming self-centered or prideful; that will mean a heavy downfall through lack of professional support, loss of direction, and an ultimate loss of respect or admiration. Sol energies often have their fingers in a lot of pies, so to speak. Again, many complicated moving parts to this energy alone; mostly due to its leadership qualities and the abilities of general influence in the workplace.

Venus=For developing sincere and well grounded relationships at work. The engagement of genuine interaction and emotional exchanges become very important here. Teamwork and partnerships are key for Venusian energies, and they can be solidified with the willingness to reach out and lean in to the support of others as we learn about them and how their experience affects our own work. Many people see Venus as the “Love energy”, but it’s not restricted to that. It rules relationships and connections of all kinds, particularly those based in emotional expression. A disingenuous or cold attitude will short-circuit every ounce of positive Venus energy left, if you allow it. So don’t be afraid to smile those pearly whites (and mean it too!), your beauty will manifest into a warm-hearted growth of connections you can rely upon.

Mercury: For improving communication, healthy transfers of information, accuracy in all things logical and systematic, facilitating smooth transitions, and language skills. Mercury influences conduct some seriously impressive and engaging energy with the practical and professionally applied skills to talk the talk AND walk the walk. It also may allow you to bounce between roles, multi-task, and diversify your own cross-training and the teaching of others. Once this conductivity is built, be sure to keep it active and monitor the interaction between all the nodes of involvement so as not to weaken or short-circuit the entire power grid. Understanding the flow of energy and the resources it takes to facilitate that will get you far. Taking this authority for granted on the other hand, just might be a gamble you don’t want to make. When communication or flow of power goes wrong, so will everything else.

Luna: Finally we come to Lunar influences and we can dive right into the fact that this force is deeply connected to Inner awareness, the development of Intuition, subconscious manipulation, and learning to divine what the inner voice is really telling us. Is it veiled, secretive, cryptic, and almost always shrouded in an Archetypal guise of symbolism? Undoubtably. Begin to listen to the Silence, all the spaces in between the events of your life and even the thoughts in your mind. Pay attention. It’s always speaking. We forget how much our moments of Intuition, gut feelings, and knee-jerk reactions are immediately telling of our own awareness, and at the same time can reveal occult messages concerning our work. Lunar energy also allows us to manipulate hidden or subtle connections, signs, and signals between your team. Watch for facial expressions, body language, and choice of words to divine some deeper meanings of your coworkers. With enough practice, you’ll start to do this even with yourself, revealing quiet habits. When you begin the spot negative ones, that’s your chance to sink in and use the cover of darkness to transmute those motivations into something productive. You’ll then also notice that your inner harmony with every facet will improve.

Now I believe the trick is to get even more specific than even those above, and one neat way to do this is to use the Planetary Hours and Magical Timing. For instance, doing an Hour of Mercury on the Day of Saturn could have some interesting effects if you approach it that way through your petitions. Combinations that suit your needs well need to be calculated and organized if you’re digging into this as an option, but it’s not necessary.

Framing it Qabalistically, you could do this even further with both invoking the Hierarchies of Hod with Binah, down to the Order of Angels or Planetary Intelligence/Spirit for specific purposes, using color combinations of Orange and Black, praising each Divine Name and petitioning each Archangel as a pair, etc etc. Here’s where you get to employ all the appropriate correspondences, but I’d still say keep it simple. Choose a corresponding Incense, set the boundaries of your working firmly, and approach the Hierarchies with respect. Ask them to work through your personal spiritual Court. This is where connections with your Ancestors, familial and/or initiatic, will come in handy. Any of your close Saints or Angels should be called to witness your intention too. Approach with respect, petition with prayer, and dismiss with gratitude in your devotions.

Your exact intention should be detailed in your petition, which is of most importance if you’re petitioning your Hierarchy and you plan to work towards your goals instead of letting the chips fall where they may. Become worthy of your own blessings, and blessed you will be. Be confident, observe compassion, and express gratitude for your successes.

Your career is a huge part of your life. Make success with your work efforts, and you’ll have the time and resources to do even more important things.

Blessings upon you if you’ve reached this far in my ramblings, inspired by the virtually unknown friends and colleagues who are of a like mind when it comes to manifesting our true potential. It’s all part of the Great Work. Now get going!

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Using Planetary Hierarchies for Career Path Alignment

Tenfold Empowerment Ritual

Back view of the user to aid in visualization

The Tenfold Empowerment Ritual is basically a fancy name for an expansion of the Middle Pillar Ritual within the Golden Dawn tradition. It uses all 10 Sefirot and adds a very brief prayer of invocation for each Sefirah/Divine Name/Archangel. The prayers are what really constitute its unique approach but a full Tree Empowerment is certainly not an innovation by itself. Visualization of the Sefirotic colors are used as well. If that seems too advanced at first, just use white brilliant Light instead for each Sphere.

The Ritual does not need to be memorized, but can easily be read with interludes of visualization. I would probably say the more important parts are the prayers, if done in a respectful and devotional manner. It can take as short as under 10 minutes when done with a decent pacing, but it is recommended not to rush either.

This ritual can also be completely reversed as well. In fact, it is recommended to do this, one Sefirah at a time per day, over a period of several days, depending on what your goal is, or if you are culminating with a magical operation that you need to build up towards. For instance, you might stop at Hod for a Mercurial operation, etc. A long-term operation of doing each Sefirah day by day, or longer, would make for an excellent program of gradual invocation of the Sefirotic forces, and would pair well with similar Initiatory work also.


The Tenfold Empowerment Ritual

[The practitioner either stands or sits in the Hieratic position with their feet flat on the ground and their back straight. Begin with the 4-Fold Breath for several minutes before beginning with the Adoration of the Lord of the Universe:] 

Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe. Holy art Thou whom nature hath not formed. Holy art Thou, vast and mighty one, Lord of the Light and of the Darkness! 

[Visualize a ball of Light at the Keter Sphere directly at the Crown of the Head, glowing White] 

METATRON; Grant us Divine inspiration, Union, and Gnosis on the path of the Great Work, by the Divine Name; EHEIEH

[Visualize a stream of Light moving down to the Chokmah center on the Left side of the Head, glowing Gray] 

RAZIEL; Reveal to us the Secrets of the Lord so that our aspirations and true purpose shall be fulfilled, by the Divine Name; IAH

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Binah center on the Right side of the Head, glowing Black] 

TZAPHQIEL; Keep our heart and soul aware of the forms and boundaries of life so that we may uphold the Cosmic Laws, by the Divine Name; YHVH ELOHIM. 

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Chesed center on the Left Shoulder, glowing Blue] 

TZADQIEL; Bless and keep us within prosperity, justice, and grant us the lordship over our own realm, by the Divine Name; EL

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Gevurah center on the Right Shoulder, glowing Red] 

SAMAEL; Shield us from the poison of sin so we may reconcile with our own transgressions and face our accusations, by the Divine Name; ELOHIM GIVOR. 

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Tiferet center at the Chest/Heart level, glowing Golden Yellow] 

MICHAEL; Guard us with your fiery sword of protection from all material and spiritual evils, and may your shield ever be on guard when we are weak, by the Divine Name; YHVH ELOAH VE-DA’AT.

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Netzach center at the Left Hip, glowing Green] 

HANIEL; Bring us the Joy and Grace that will enrich our lives, and bring us together with our loved ones, by the Divine Name; YHVH TZAVAOT. 

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Hod center at the Right Hip, glowing Orange] 

RAPHAEL; Provide the Healing of God to bring us Divine Peace and consolation in the face of all ailments, by the Divine Name; ELOHIM TZAVAOT. 

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Yesod center at the Groin, glowing Purple] 

GAVRIEL; Provide the Strength of God to empower us against all obstacles, both within and without, by the Divine Name; SHADDAI EL CHAI. 

[Visualize the Light moving towards the Malkut center at the Feet/Earth level, glowing Brown] 

SANDALPHON; Bring us higher, further, and deeper into the Mysteries of prayer and Holy devotion, by the Divine Name; ADONAI HA-ARETZ.

May the benefit of this act, and all acts, be dedicated unto the complete liberation and the supreme Enlightenment of all beings. So mote it be!


Users of Golden Dawn rituals and their modern adaptations may be familiar with the ‘Circulation of the Body of Light’, which is usually done after such a ritual like this that turns the Body and Aura into a conductor or channel for higher vibratory energies. It is a common occurance to become dizzy or lightheaded if one’s Sphere of Sensation is not accustomed to working in this manner, so for those looking to perform this ritual, I would most likely suggest working the Middle Pillar Ritual first for several days to learn how you may react. Once the user is comfortable with all of this, an optional Circulation of the invoked energies within the Sphere of Sensation would be beneficial.

It is important to remember that it is not just generic Auric energy you are circulating here, but you are inviting the attributes of the Macrocosmic Tree into your individual Microcosmic Tree of the Self, and with the Tenfold version, you are most certainly invoking the possibilities of change into your life via the approach of Active Prayer that has specific intentions and appeals to those higher intelligences.

Tenfold Empowerment Ritual

Prayer-Pathworking

My approach to the concept of Qabalistic Pathworking has been driven further and further away from the Creative Visualization/Astral Tourism/Guided Meditation versions more and more these last few years, as I have concluded that I have little use for the more imaginative style, especially those that use Tarot imagery. I have grown to develop my own way of working with the Paths and Sefirot in a prayerful manner that invokes the Virtues and qualities of a given set of aspects of the Tree without using any visualization.

At this point I am unsure of what to call this method, nor do I have much concern for labels or neat little packages when it comes to doing your own thing. If anything, I’d arrange some tealights in the form of the Tree of Life and light them as I pray through their Divine Names and their attributes as I proceed. Appropriately timed intervals of meditation and spiritual “space” allows for the mind to contemplate the prayers. If I was just reading through these prayers without any serious contemplation, I don’t think it would amount to anything substantial whatsoever.

Not concerned with experimental visualization with guided meditations or shoehorning the Tarot into your Qabalah? Then this method may be perfect you. It’s straightforward and invites the presence of the Virtues into your life as an easy invocation of Qabalistic forces without the worry of meeting thoughtforms or entities that you would normally ‘test’ or those with which you would attempt to communicate.

Some readers ask me where I’ve sourced some of the material and what kind of work I did on my own to piece rituals together, so before listing the entire ritual as a whole, I’ll firstly provide the section that deals with Malkut and the Path of Tav, with explanations of how I arrived at the template that I use here.

Should you expect immediate changes or results from whatever work you do after such a ritual? Absolutely not. This is a multi-faceted invocation that should, when used with repetition, set in motion the proper channels of Divine blessings that will lead your state of being into a closer frequency with higher levels of Creation.

In this case, we simply retrace the Lightning Flash/Flaming Sword path from Malkut, to Yesod, to Hod, and then to Netzach and Tiferet(using the Ari/Lurianic Tree). The only visualization I’d personally be using would be the mind’s eye images of the Hebrew Letters immediately after invoking them. Usually I would use their corresponding section of Psalm 119, but for brevity and simplicity’s sake, we stick to a condensed formula here.

“O Supreme One, Thou alone are the Cosmic Crown with Thy Wisdom, Thine Understanding, and Thy Knowledge. Extend Thy Mercy unto us, with all Thy Might, that we may realize the Beauty of Thy Being. Let us Lovingly Achieve the Glory of Establishing ourselves immortally in Thy most Holy Kingdom evermore.”

We begin using a Qabalistic prayer that references the Sefirot from Keter to Malkut, inspired by William Gray’s writing on a format for a Qabalistic Rosary. I thought it was a succinct opening that would be quite fitting for my purposes.

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Kingdom; Malkut; ADONAI HA-ARETZ; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Industry, Thoroughness, Truthfulness, Zeal, and Righteousness into the Material realm.”

Here we continue using Gray’s format that inspired a brief address to the Lord of a specific Sefirah (in this case it is Malkut; ADNI H-ARTz), and the Virtues are taken directly from the Sub-Trees; namely Malkut of Malkut, Malkut of Yesod, Malkut of Hod, Malkut of Netzach, and Malkut of Tiferet. This is the formula used for all the rest of the Sefirotic invocations.


Great Archangel Sandalphon, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Tav.

Guardian of the Path of Tav, I come before you as a servant of the Lord; whose Name is; ELOHIM TECHINNAH; Favorable God, He who balances irrational fears and obsessions, governs the dreams, cycles of birth, death, and re-birth, memory, imagination, and subconsciousness.”

Here we ask the Archangel of Malkut to provide us safe passage to the next state of being, whether immediate or long-term. The Divine Name of the Path is NOT the one traditionally associated with Golden Dawn path correspondences, obviously, but it comes from the Divine Name of Tav taken from the Ritual of the 22 Divine Names, published both by Ambelain and Stavish. This is a more direct connection for my purposes, mostly because the Divine Names of the GD Paths usually relate to the Hebrew Letters’ Astrological correspondences, which do not fit in this scheme.

Notice that the root of the Divine Name starts with the same Letter that it corresponds to, and expresses a corresponding quality that we can theoretically absorb through this invocation. The qualities that this Path governs are listed towards the end of this section, to remind us of the attributes we are striving for and to set certain boundaries or goals which should be worked with in the time after the ritual.

“He who is the Herald of Truth and Completion, He who sets a Seal of the Return to Essence upon the Soul of Redemption, He that provides the experience of Physical Manifestation and Spiritual Fulfillment, invest in me Your gifts, O Lord.”

This last section of Malkut uses qualities of the Hebrew Letter Tav, culled from a collection of traditional Hebrew interpretations across the web and most specifically from a book called ‘The Hebrew Alphabet; A Mystical Journey’ by Edward Hoffman. Of course, this pattern is then repeated for all the next Sefirot and their Paths. In this case we are reversing the Lightning Flash.

I do this because, while traversing the Middle Pillar straight up is a good idea too, I prefer to work on my consciousness at lower levels instead of skipping steps. Now, of course there are other Paths we haven’t taken, but I refer mainly to the lower Sefirot leading back to Tiferet.

QADOSH L’ADONAI (x6) 

This phrase translates to “Holiness to the Lord” and is both a statement of Praise and Thankfulness in this context, having arrived at the final destination of our prayers and attempts at invoking the qualities and Virtues of the Sefirot and Paths.

At this point, the plan is to again meditate on the words we have spoken and the opportunities for advancement in our practical lives. If you have a specific operation to do that involves any practical work or a ritual which aligns with Tiferet energies, this would be the perfect time to engage with them. Here is the script in full:


O Supreme One, Thou alone are the Cosmic Crown with Thy Wisdom, Thine Understanding, and Thy Knowledge. Extend Thy Mercy unto us, with all Thy Might, that we may realize the Beauty of Thy Being. Let us Lovingly Achieve the Glory of Establishing ourselves immortally in Thy most Holy Kingdom evermore.

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Kingdom; Malkut; ADONAI HA-ARETZ; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Industry, Thoroughness, Truthfulness, Zeal, and Righteousness into the Material realm.

Great Archangel Sandalphon, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Tav…

Guardian of the Path of Tav, I come before you as a servant of the Lord; whose Name is; ELOHIM TECHINNAH; Favorable God, He who balances irrational fears and obsessions, governs the dreams, cycles of birth, death, and re-birth, memory, imagination, and subconsciousness. 

He who is the Herald of Truth and Completion, He who sets a Seal of the Return to Essence upon the Soul of Redemption, He that provides the experience of Physical Manifestation and Spiritual Fulfillment, invest in me Your gifts, O Lord…

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Foundation; Yesod; SHADDAI EL CHAI; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Peace, Vigor, Efficiency, Piety, and Reliability into the Astral Realm.

Great Archangel Gavriel, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Lamed...

Guardian of the Path of Lamed, I come before you as a servant of the Lord; whose Name is; ELOHIM LIMMUD, Learned God; He who establishes connection between the subconscious and the rational mind, who brings to Light the Hidden. 

He who is the Herald of the Expression of the Will, Divine Learning, He who provides the Experience of the Channel to Higher Wisdom and Spiritual Discipline, invest me with Your gifts, O Lord…

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Glory; Hod; ELOHIM TZAVAOT; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Grace, Diligence, Logic, Sincerity, and Purity into the Rational Mind. 

Great Archangel Raphael, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Mem…

Guardian of the Path of Mem, I come before you as a servant of the Lord; whose Name is; ELOHIM MABORAK; Blessed God; He who establishes connection between the rational mind and the emotions, who brings purification to Desire. 

He who is the Herald of the Revelation of Providence, and the Patience for Fruition, He who stirs the Cosmic Waters of Creation, Emotional balance, and the blessing of Humility, invest me with Your gifts, O Lord…

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Victory; Netzach; YHVH TZAVAOT; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Vitality, Determination, Intuition, Devotion, and Conviction into the Emotional realm. 

Great Archangel Haniel, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Yod… 

Guardian of the Path of Yod, I come before you as a servant of the Lord; whose Name is; ELOHIM YAH; Divine God; He who establishes connection between the emotional realm and the Self-Consciousness, the Will of Being, who brings Harmony and Realization to the Life’s Purpose. 

He who is the Herald of the Infinite Presence within a Finite World, the Primal Vibration and Focus of Energy, the Unity within Multiplicity, He who provides the Sustenance of Divine Will, the Intuitions of the Inner Self, and who overcomes Stagnation, invest in me Your gifts, O Lord…

Blessed unto us upon the Holy Tree of Life be thou the principle and power of the Beauty; Tiferet; YHVH ELOAH VE-DA’AT; Permit and prosper thou, I pray, my purpose upon the Path of Return; to sow Frugality, Order, Adaptability, Joy, and Humility within the True Self. 

QADOSH L’ADONAI” (x6)

When finished with the Prayer-Pathworking or whatever other work you have planned, it would be appropriate to intone the Divine Name of Malkut at least 10 times to ground your consciousness back into the Material realm fully.

Prayer-Pathworking

Jupiter Pentacle Consecration

Continuing my experiments with Omega Magick‘s approach to the Solomonic pentacles, I decided to create the Seventh Pentacle of Jupiter. This one protects against poverty and removes or circumvents star-crossed luck, ill fortune, and fateful circumstance to allow the flow of prosperous blessings to pour in.

Lately I haven’t been doing much prosperity magic for my own reasons, but it was time for a serious boost in order to start paying off debt and keeping my head above water. I usually only ask for what I need, not what I want, anyway. I have had results in other ways, but I wanted to try a different method.

Psalm 113 is used on this pentacle, specifically verse 7: “Who raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the needy out of the dunghill”. In Mathers’ Key of Solomon translation, he also includes verse 8 (“That He may set him with princes, even with the princes of His people.”), however, I went only with verse 7 for the sake of simplicity and also because I am not looking for glory or influence here.

Here is my design template version of the pentacle:

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My version of the 7th Pentacle of Jupiter

During the 4th day consecration, I read the entire Psalm 113, Names Of God edition, to include all of the proper Divine Names, and also the KJV Psalm 23 for good measure. As a mantra, I chanted “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven”, four times, according to the words of Jesus Christ in the Beatitudes, and from the suggestion of Omega Magick. I ended with Psalm 150, a celebratory Psalm of gratitude and praise.

In case you are not familliar with the Key of Solomon, these last bits are modern innovations and not listed as parts of the pentacle consecration process. They do however resonate with me, so on an experimental level, we will see how it goes.

Near the end of the ritual, but before the reading of the scriptures, I used my Mark Master Mason coin as a token of ceremonial offering and a symbolic tool of obligation. For my non-Mason friends out there, in the American organization of the York Rite, there exists a body that governs the 4th through 7th degrees. The 4th degree is the Mark Master Mason degree, where the candidate is presented with a small token of ‘payment’ for his works in the quarry, that is, the works of his spiritual life. In this degree, even though the candidate symbolizes a Fellowcraft in the times of King Solomon’s Temple, the degree uses the parable of Jesus, that of the workers in the vinyard; where even latecomers to the spiritual vinyard of the Lord will receive the same reward as all the rest.

Additionally, the new MMM is charged with presenting this coin as a monetary last resort during the exchange of a loan, so that this important token, usually engraved with the Mason’s Mark and symbolic of one’s own seal of work approved by the Lodge’s Overseers, can be used as a pledge that one will pay back what is owed. Also, it is a token of the minimum amount one can loan out if one cannot fulfill such a monetary request, equal in value to a Jewish half-shekel or modern day Penny. The Mark Penny thus has a lot of symbolic import for those who are paying attention. Not only is this my favorite Masonic degree, but the rest of the ceremony speaks to me even more highly. Here was born my idea to use the Mark Penny in this ritual, to act as a pledge and obligation that I would not squander the blessings that I would hopefully receive in return for my spiritual fidelity, and my promise to pass along these blessings as well.

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My Mark Master Mason Penny Coin (Mark blurred for privacy)

Here follows the material for the 4th day of consecration for the pentacle, prayed during incense fumigation:


+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
O Eternal God, wise, strong, mighty, Being of Beings, Creator of the world, come to this place and sanctify it with your Presence and your Majesty, that the purity, the chastity, and the abundance of your Law may reside in this place. And just as the smoke of this incense rises up to you, may your Virtue and your blessing descend in this place. O you angels and spirits, be present at this consecration, through the True Living and Eternal God, who created us from nothing, and who in a moment can destroy us, and through his Wisdom, Amen.
When we enter herein with all humility, let God the Almighty One enter into this circle, by the entrance of an eternal happiness, of a divine prosperity, of a perfect joy, of an abundant charity, and of an eternal salutation. Let all the demons fly from this place, especially those who are opposed unto this work, and let the angels of peace assist and protect this circle, from which let discord and strife fly and depart. Magnify and extend upon us, O Lord, Thy most holy name, and bless our conversation and our assembly. Sanctify, O Lord our God, our humble entry herein, Thou the blessed and Holy One of the eternal ages! Amen.
I beseech Thee, O Lord God, the all powerful and the all merciful, that Thou wilt deign to bless this circle, and all this place, and all those who are therein, and that Thou wilt grant unto us, who serve Thee, and rehearse nothing but the wonders of Thy law, a good angel for our guardian; remove from us every adverse power; preserve us from evil and from trouble; grant, O Lord, that we may rest in this place in all safety, through Thee, O Lord, who livest and reignest unto the ages of the ages. Amen.
O ADONAI most powerful, EL most strong, AGLA most holy, ON most righteous, the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the Beginning and the End; Thou who hast established all things in Thy wisdom; Thou who has chosen Abraham as Thy faithful servant, and hast promised that in his seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed, which seed Thou hast multiplied as the stars of Heaven; Thou who hast appeared unto Thy servant Moses in flame in the midst of the burning bush, and hast made him walk with dry feet through the Red Sea; Thou who hast granted unto Solomon Thy servant these pentacles by Thy great Mercy, for the preservation of Soul and Body; we most humbly implore and supplicate Thy Holy Majesty, that this pentacle may be consecrated by Thy Power, and prepared in such manner that they may obtain virtue and strength against all spirits, through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, whose Kingdom, Empire, and Principality, remaineth and endureth without end. Amen.
O Lord, EL, we hereby beseech Thee to grant unto us the health, wealth, and prosperity necessary for a full and jovial life, in order to properly pursue and complete the Great Work, and to assist others in the same.
Under the authority of El, who governeth the sphere of Chesed and Jupiter, I call upon TZADQIEL, Archangel Tzadqiel, I humbly ask of your guidance and to bless my endeavor to connect with the positive energies of Jupiter. Rid me of haughtiness, arrogance, and greed. Inspire me with productive ambition, optimism, generosity, tolerance, health, wealth, and the ability to accurately rule and govern my own faculties towards prosperity and beneficial attitudes. For these things do I humbly call upon you to accept these offerings of devotion, as an attempt to reap the benefits of your sphere of influence.

Archangel Tzadqiel, I ask of you to consecrate this pentacle, as it is held to be an influence of prosperity under the influence of Jupiter, and is said to serve with great success against poverty and the forces of ill-fortune that surround myself and my loved ones. Deign to empower this pentacle to be a powerful talisman for the influx of blessings, that I may use its influence to help others during prayers and petitions of prosperity.

[Present MMM coin]
O gracious Lord, O Angel of Clemency, I present my Mark Master Mason coin, engraved with the Mark that represents the work of my very soul; the pursuit of Truth. I was presented with this token as a symbolic lesson that represents the reward of the Lord’s kindness for our spiritual fidelity. In the spirit of presenting my Mark as an offering of my own Great Work, I hope this gesture attains the prosperous grace that I ask for, as I offer the obligation that I will not take my rewards and blessings for granted. Mark Well my words, that if I am offered the grace of the Lord, I shall do my part to be worthy enough to pass this gift unto others.
[Psalm 113 + 23 + 150]
[“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” x 4]
Glory be unto the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.”

Jupiter Pentacle Consecration

Mars Devotional/Pentacle Consecration

Mars symbol

After some discussion with some of my magically-inclined peers, and a new interest in the 2nd Pentacle of Mars from the Key of Solomon, I decided to make one to the best of my ability and set an astrologically favorable date for consecration.

The Solomonic Pentacle of Mars is used for healing (!) and I plan to use it frequently in my prayers on Tuesdays when available to do so. However, since I haven’t worked much with the energies of Mars, I decided to make a 5 day operation out of this process, each day using a devotional prayer to Elohim Givor and Samael, with the last day culminating in a formal petition to Samael to consecrate my pentacle for its intended purpose, along with Psalm readings and prayers from the Key of Solomon. I figured that 5 days was an appropriate number of days to build up a spiritual momentum of energy that would climax during the last day. I also thought it was a good way to pay my respects to any past influence that Samael may have had on my own development, as well as building a bit of a relationship with him beforehand while I state my intentions for this operation.

I started on August 30th, 2019 and finished on September 3rd, a Tuesday, when Mars enters Scorpio. I used a new red candle, painted with the seal of Samael, and with my red Cord of Union, I made a miniature magic circle. Propped up on painted wooden blocks, incense was burned underneath the pentacle while the Psalms were read during the ritual.

Empty Pillar candleholders used to prop the Pentacle over the incense

As for the design of my vesion of the 2nd Pentacle of Mars, pictured below, it uses a Latin inscription of John 1:4 (translating to “In Him was life; and the life was the light of men”). In context of the chapter, this verse seems to be referring to the Logos before material manifestation. Interpret that as primordial Christ Consciousness before the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, if you so choose. Fitting also, that this design features the Pentagrammaton, in addition to the Tetragrammaton and the Divine Name Elohim.

Within the borders of the central Hexagram there is inscribed the Hebrew letter Heh, that which has a gematria of 5. Written 6 times within the Hexagram, we may be able to interpret this in a modern Qabalistic light as the forces of Mars harnessed within the balance of the Solar energy of Tiferet, balancing out the Lesser Malefic with aspects of harmony. Whether or not this was the original intention or not, to me, is irrelevant. If it works, it works. This was also a good excuse to use my gold paint pen, and the sharp contrast of the gold on the metallic red paint that I used was quite pleasing to my eye. I put in a decent amount of effort in making this, I can only hope that my efforts were appreciated.

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Here is my source graphic for the pentacle design, in case anyone wishes to use this for themselves.

The finished version of the 2nd Pentacle of Mars

Here is the devotional ritual used on the 4 days before Consecration:

+In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
O Lord, ELOHIM GIVOR, God of Strength, we hereby beseech Thee to grant unto us the appropriate strength and spiritual armor of defense for the healing of the body, mind, and soul, and for the search after the Spirit’s hidden light and wisdom.
Under the authority of Elohim Givor, who governeth the sphere of Gevurah and Mars, I call upon SAMAEL, for I ask you to be ever watchful over me and my loved ones who suffer.

Archangel Samael, I humbly ask for your guidance, your courage, your loyalty, and to bless our endeavor to connect with the positive energies of Mars. Rid us of impulsivity, cruelty, anger, and hate. Inspire us with proper motivation, assertiveness, vitality, the ability to calm our inner conflicts, and the endurance to overcome enemies both within and without. For these things do I humbly call upon you to accept these offerings of devotion, as an attempt to reap the benefits of your sphere of influence, and for the benefit of healing others in need.
I submit this request in the name of the sovereignty of the Most High God the Father +, the unending love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ +, and the illuminating essence of the glorious Spirit Most Holy +. Amen.”

Here is the ritual script for the final day of Consecration:


“O Eternal God, wise, strong, mighty, Being of Beings, Creator of the world, come to this place and sanctify it with your Presence and your Majesty, that the purity, the chastity, and the abundance of your Law may reside in this place. And just as the smoke of this incense rises up to you, may your Virtue and your blessing descend in this place. O you angels and spirits, be present at this consecration, through the True Living and Eternal God, who created us from nothing, and who in a moment can destroy us, and through his Wisdom, Amen.

When we enter herein with all humility, let God the Almighty One enter into this circle, by the entrance of an eternal happiness, of a divine prosperity, of a perfect joy, of an abundant charity, and of an eternal salutation. Let all the demons fly from this place, especially those who are opposed unto this work, and let the angels of peace assist and protect this circle, from which let discord and strife fly and depart. Magnify and extend upon us, O Lord, Thy most holy name, and bless our conversation and our assembly. Sanctify, O Lord our God, our humble entry herein, Thou the blessed and Holy One of the eternal ages! Amen.

I beseech Thee, O Lord God, the all powerful and the all merciful, that Thou wilt deign to bless this circle, and all this place, and all those who are therein, and that Thou wilt grant unto us, who serve Thee, and rehearse nothing but the wonders of Thy law, a good angel for our guardian; remove from us every adverse power; preserve us from evil and from trouble; grant, O Lord, that we may rest in this place in all safety, through Thee, O Lord, who livest and reignest unto the ages of the ages. Amen.

O ADONAI most powerful, EL most strong, AGLA most holy, ON most righteous, the ALPHA and the OMEGA, the Beginning and the End; Thou who hast established all things in Thy wisdom; Thou who has chosen Abraham as Thy faithful servant, and hast promised that in his seed shall all nations of the earth be blessed, which seed Thou hast multiplied as the stars of Heaven; Thou who hast appeared unto Thy servant Moses in flame in the midst of the burning bush, and hast made him walk with dry feet through the Red Sea; Thou who hast granted unto Solomon Thy servant these pentacles by Thy great Mercy, for the preservation of Soul and Body; we most humbly implore and supplicate Thy Holy Majesty, that this pentacle may be consecrated by Thy Power, and prepared in such manner that they may obtain virtue and strength against all spirits, through Thee, O Most Holy ADONAI, whose Kingdom, Empire, and Principality, remaineth and endureth without end. Amen.
O Lord, ELOHIM GIVOR, God of Strength, we hereby beseech Thee to grant unto us the appropriate strength and spiritual armor of defense for the healing of the body, mind, and soul, and for the search after the Spirit’s hidden light and wisdom.

Under the authority of Elohim Givor, who governeth the sphere of Gevurah and Mars, I call upon SAMAEL, for I ask you to be ever watchful over me and my loved ones who suffer. Archangel Samael, I humbly ask for your guidance, your courage, your loyalty, and to bless our endeavor to connect with the positive energies of Mars. Rid us of impulsivity, cruelty, anger, and hate. Inspire us with proper motivation, assertiveness, vitality, the ability to calm our inner conflicts, and the endurance to overcome enemies both within and without. For these things do I humbly call upon you to accept these offerings of devotion, as an attempt to reap the benefits of your sphere of influence.

Archangel Samael, I ask of you to consecrate this pentacle, as it is held to be an influence of healing under the forces of Mars, and is said to serve with great success against all kinds of diseases. Deign to empower this pentacle to be a powerful talisman of protection from all ailments, that I may use its influence to help others during prayers and petitions of healing.
[Psalm 77 + 23 + 150 is read]”


You will notice that I am taking some cues from the Omega Magick Instructions. I figured this would be an interesting experiment combined with some basic Solomonic features. Now that the pentacle has been consecrated, I plan to light candles upon it and use healing petitions on Tuesdays.

Mars Devotional/Pentacle Consecration

Healing Prayer-Pathworking

Healing Prayer-Pathworking

 

This little ritual was pieced together with 3 ritual leaders in mind for our own personal group use, however, I’ve subtracted all participant labels so that single users can enjoy it by themselves. If one has a group they are willing to try this with, the leader can follow this template or a similar one, while the audience partipants can close their eyes and visualize any appropriate pathworking colors or symbols that relate to the specific Sefirot as you go along. A simple template like this can easily be formatted any way you wish to include more techniques and aspects of guided visualization. The Psalms used here all relate to the Ari/Lurianic Tree instead of the Kircher, so adjust if necessary.

However, the version given here is bare-bones, and is based on prayer itself, simple Psalm verses that relate to the Paths between the Sefirot (specifically the first verse of the corresponding chapter of Psalm 119), and brief invocations of the Virtues of the ruling Divine Names and Archangels, up to the sphere of Tiferet.

The names of the targeted “patients” to be healed should be written in or around the Tiferet center of the Tree in the above graphic first. This diagram can be colored appropriately for further correspondences. Then, a candle, preferably yellow or white, should be used to move across the graphic to the symbolic sections of the Tree, as indicated by the ritual. One can easily print out the graphic provided, or draw their own version.

Personally, I plan on using a mid-sized taper or ‘household’ candle, and I will be anointing it with olive oil that would be blessed beforehand. One can use the Solomonic formula to bless the oil or any more simple Catholic/Christian prayers for the same purpose.

It should be noted that while the script itself is quite brief, the ritual itself should move at a slower pace, giving time for the prayers and pathworking effects to sink in on the behalf of the congregation. Even if just for yourself, it would of course be wise to keep the ritual room in darkest lighting possible without having any effect on being able to read your script. Create an atmosphere by burning incense, preferably Frankincense, sacred to Tiferet and Solar energies, and place your censer at the top of the graphic upon the altar.

In the beginning section of the ritual, the magician draws a large Invoking Fire and Water triangle, with an Equilateral Cross miedating the two in a Golden Dawn-style etheric placement, visualized in bright glowing colors. This symbol is Fire, Water, and Air in harmony, and is an appropriate Qabalistic symbol for harmony to begin the work.

Once the candle has ‘traveled’ up to the point of balance on the Tree, you will note that the given version of the ritual uses some Sacred Heart prayers and also a prayer that uses Holy Grail imagery. These are obviously Christian interpretations of the Tiferet center correspondences, but these can be exchanged for others if you wish. Invocations of other Death/Rebirth figures could be used as many often do, but also note that in this rite, Michael is used for Tiferet/Sol and Raphael for Hod/Mercury. One could also substitute for the Olympic Spirits as well.

 

 


 

[The altar uses a Censer, burning frankincense, placed at the top of a blank diagram of the Tree of Life, with the names of the patients to be healed written upon the Middle Pillar section, either within or around the Tiferet center. At the bottom of the diagram rests an unlit taper Candle, representing the patient/s. A small amount of Blessed Oil is prepared beforehand to anoint the candle] 

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

Supreme Architect of the Universe, Purify us with Sacred Fire, O Lord of the Warmth of the Holy Flame. 

[Draw a large Invoking Fire Triangle above the altar]

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Invoking Fire Triangle

 

 

 

[Use the blessed oil to anoint the top section of the candle in the shape of a small equilateral Cross] 

Supreme Architect of the Universe, Baptize us in Cleansing Waters, O Lord of the Depths of the Holy Seas. 

[Draw a large Invoking Water Triangle above the altar]

 

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Invoking Water Triangle

 

 

[Use the blessed oil to anoint the bottom section of the candle in the shape of a small equilateral Cross] 

Supreme Architect of the Universe, Illuminate us with Your Infinite Light, O Lord of the expanse of the Holy Breath. 

[Draw a large Equilateral Cross above the altar]

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Equilateral Cross

 

 

[Use the blessed oil to anoint the middle section of the candle in the shape of a small equilateral Cross]

[The candle is then lit, and remains at the Malkut center] 

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”

O Regal Bride of all mankind on Earth whose name is Nature, Kingly ADONAI HA-ARETZ, be Thou kind to us within Thy Kingdom; may Thine Archangel SANDALPHON enable us to rule the Elements rightly. 

O Lord of the Earth, grant us passage to further states of being! “May my cry come before You, Lord; give me understanding according to Your word.” 

[Candle is moved to the Yesod center] 

O Virile representative of Vital Reproduction, SHADDAI EL CHAI, be unto us a firm Foundation; may Thine Archangel GAVRIEL enliven us. 

O Almighty Living God, grant us passage to further states of being! “Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”

[Candle is moved to the Hod center] 

O Thou Synthesis of Splendor, ELOHIM TZAVAOT, grant us the intellect to grasp Thy Glory, may Thine Archangel RAPHAEL instruct us. 

O God of Hosts, grant us passage to further states of being! “Oh, how I love Your law! I meditate on it all day long.” 

[Candle is moved to the Netzach center] 

O Gracious One, YHVH TZAVAOT, Whose great virtue lies in Love, bring Victory to what is best within us, may Thine Archangel HANIEL encourage and adorn us. 

O Lord of Hosts, grant us passage to further states of being! “Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn Your commands.” 

[Candle is moved to the Tiferet center] 

O resurgent Ruler, and most moving Mediator, YHVH ELOAH VE-DA’AT, rising from the Cosmic Child of Light, bless us with the Beauty of Thy Being; may Thine Archangel MICHAEL restore our balance. 

O Lord God of Knowledge, grant us passage to the sources of healing!

Sacred Heart of Jesus, inflame our hearts with love. May the Most Precious Blood which was shed from the body of our Lord anoint us with spiritual redemption and the illumination of the Christos.

Holy Grail of the Lord, pour over our souls the healing Sacred Flame of the Holy Spirit. O Sacred Chalice of Salvation, commune with us eternally, and unite our hearts with the Principle of the Primordial Source, that we may be consecrated and protected as worthy children of God. Amen. 

O Lord, we ask that you bring Balance and Harmony to the lives of [insert names here] in Equilibrium of Body, Mind, and Soul. The powers of the Archangels be upon you: May Sandalphon bring you higher, further, and deeper into the Holy Mysteries, may Gavriel provide the Strength of God to empower you, may Raphael provide the Healing of God to bring you Divine Peace, may Haniel bring you the Joy and Grace that will enrich your lives, and may Michael guard you with his fiery sword of protection from all material and spiritual evils. 

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen. 

[The candle is left to burn down for a while as the magician spends a few moments in prayer before retiring] 


 

Healing Prayer-Pathworking

Hermes Invocation and Mercury Elixir Rite- 11/14/2018

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I’ve gotten myself back into school recently, and that means it’s time for some Mercury work to ensure focus and academic success. Even though I had planned on doing a rite like this around this time anyway, I have found that in the last month or so, I’ve been drawn to Mercurial work much more than I ever have before. So after doing a bit of digging on a plan of action, I decided to focus on Hermes for this specific operation after finding a good set of Greek titles to use in his invocation, and to also set up a regular devotional practice for Wednesday. Usually I prefer to work with the Qabalistic Hierarchies of Angels, but I wanted to try something new and get really specific with my ritual this time around as well.

The bulk of this ritual is inspired from the material of Denning and Philips’ “Planetary Magick”, an excellent resource if you ask me. So take note of the obvious Aurum Solis and Golden Dawn influence here and there. I’d like to thank Polyphanes for giving me some awesome material to experiment with and to study on his blog regarding Hermes and Mercury work in general (check out his blog Here)

The Rite includes an Elixir charging while the candle and incense(and any other offerings you might want to include) serve as the offerings in exchange for the blessing. While this Rite is tailored toward my need for academic success, those sections which are specific can of course be altered to fit your own needs if you so choose to practice a version of this ritual.

[The altar is decorated with a candle, incense, and a chalice with water, juice, or wine]

* * * *   * * * * Procul, O procul este, profani!  

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.

O Thou Who art from everlasting, Thou who hast created all things, and doth clothe Thyself with the forces of Nature as a garment, by Thy Holy and Divine Name ELOHIM TZAVAOT, whereby Thou art known especially of the Sphere which I name Hod, and that which rules the forces of Mercury. I ask for your blessing upon this operation, that I may make positive changes in my life and also to perform the Will and Work of the Highest.

I invoke the name HERMES to guide and bless me in my attempt to make contact with the forces and beings of the Sphere of Splendor, that which is Mercury in its rulership of all that is mental and comprehensive, all that is cunning and clever, communicative and commercial, logical and memorial, connective and informative, rational and conscious. All that is swift and conductive of Divine energy, I call upon these qualities to Initiate me into their mysteries, that I may be a conduit for these Virtues and blessings.

[Light candle]

Hermes, O thou swift and unconstrained traveler in the ways between the worlds, divine imparter of secret tidings, bountiful bestower of aid! Knowledge and skill, Rite and high results are thine to impart! Thine are the tongues and the numbers, thine are the signs and the symbols, the sigils and the words of power! Thine it is to heal and to teach, and to watch upon the Way! Hail to thee!

IO HERMES, to thee I raise, in the chalice of my aspiration, the elixir which is to be the talisman of my magical will, asking thee, o swift-winged one, to receive this into the light of thy presence. In partaking of this mystery, let there be unto us a vitality of soul, increase of perception, and heightened experience of the wonders of thy sphere.

* I invoke thee: HERMES! Fleet-footed Olympian!

* I invoke thee: MERCURIUS! Eighth emanation!

* I invoke thee: ANGELOS ATHANATON! Immortal Messenger!

* I invoke thee: DIAKTOROS! Guide of the souls to the realm of the dead!

* I invoke thee: KRATEROS! You who grants Strength of Body, Mind, and Spirit!

* I invoke thee: KHARIDOTES! Giver of Joy to all who call upon your name!

* I invoke thee: ERIOUNES! Bringer of luck and good fortune!

* I invoke thee: AGORAEUS! Protector of the devoted assemblies and their exchange!

O Hermes, O Mercury, you that serve as the fleet-footed Divine Messenger, invest me with the qualities of consciousness, creation, and action, and let me become as the lightning rod of spiritual manifestation, as a vessel for true inspiration, to be filled with Holy Breath. Give me the power to break down the barriers that block my way, to release the potential for Holy blessings, and to bridge these connections with others so that I may do the same for them. I therefore solemnly swear, not to abuse this power, nor let it go to waste, lest I profane the Divinity of my inner Will and slow the motion of my constructive change.

I therefore make this humble offering of thought, word, and deed unto you, that I may make a request of you. I petition your office in order to obtain academic success, as I am in need of smooth transitions, and strength of mind. I therefore request the blessing of Knowledge, that I may become a proper receptive tool for learning. I therefore request the blessing of Communication, that I may learn of the secrets of the exchange of ideas in a clear and meaningful manner. I therefore request the blessing of Eloquence, that I may speak and write effectively, with much charisma and confidence, and to reflect whatever wisdom you choose to impart to me. I also therefore request the blessing of Memory, that I may retain the information you may impart to me and that which I may gain access to.

[Draw the sign of Mercury above the Chalice. Raise chalice]

Behold the elixir of Mercury! Be it the ferment of spiritual alchemy, mighty in the crucible of my soul!

[Drink from chalice, and spend a few minutes in meditation] 

 

O Divine Messenger, I call upon you for aid, and I ask that I be worthy to receive such blessings as those for which I have petitioned you. I ask all this for the sake of the aid in becoming successful in my endeavors to pursue a fortuitous career, that I may be the better enabled to secure a healthy marriage, and to no longer be a burden on others through my stagnant ways.

In the Name of Elohim Tzavaot do I close this ceremony, and may I be guided on the path toward Reintegration forever more.

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Hermes Invocation and Mercury Elixir Rite- 11/14/2018

Archangel Michael Invocation – Sunday 9/2/2018

After spending over a week considering to add Saint Michael the Archangel to my Patron Saints, I had used that time praying his traditional Catholic prayer and humbly asking for his protection for my loved ones. In preparation for a larger dedication ceremony to mark my formal invitation, done on Sunday 9/2/2018, I had created a Tiferet talisman (shown below) that uses the imagery of an hermetic Hexagram of Fire, Air, and Water, chosen for its quality of balance and harmony between the two elemental extremes. I also painted the background gold to attract Solar currents.

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I also decided to dedicate a Lantern for St Michael for occasional use, as long as I have room on my altar to use it. Notice that my other Patron Saints have special candle glasses and mojo bags with their symbols placed upon them.

 

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With that said, I wanted Saint Michael the Archangel to have something special on my altar for permanent use, and I figured the Tiferet/Solar talisman would be a perfect place upon which to offer candles every Sunday. So, my plan was to do a larger ritual to invite Saint Michael into the patronage through a ceremony of also invoking YHVH Eloah v’Da’at and Michael to charge this talisman, and then to show my dedication by doing a full week of special prayer time set aside every day, where each evening I light a yellow candle, carved with his Planetary sigil, and pray for Michael’s protection. After this week is completed, I’ll do the same every Sunday from now on.

I took a lot of inspiration (er, yanked the text) from Aaron Leitch’s blog where he does a similar operation, found HERE. Note the battery of 6 that links to Tiferet/Sol at the beginning and end of the rite.

Also, the beginning rite of ‘Forming a Spiritual Relationship’ is adapted from page 112-113 of ‘An Anthology of Theurgic Operations of the Rose + Croix of the Orient’, itself stated to be an adaptation of an Elus Cohen operation. Interestingly, this rite largely depends on a prayer to the Guardian Angel to act as an intermediary between the user and their Patron Saints.


 

[The altar is decorated at the least with a Solar talisman and a depiction of Saint Michael the Archangel or a sigil representing him. Atop of the talisman rests a yellow candle. This operation is to be done on Sunday in the hour of Sol, or at high noon.]

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+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Our Father, Who art in heaven…

Eternal, Ineffable, Most Holy Father of all, that sees and embraces everything;
Deign to answer the prayer of Your servant that kneels before You. Accord me the necessary contemplation, ardor and sincerity, so that I may express my sentiments to You. Be favourable to me, Oh Ineffable Father, and also to all those that I come to intervene: to my loved ones, to my friends and foes, to the living and to the deceased, and to all Your creatures, Oh Merciful Father! Listen to my prayer; grant me the gift to pray efficaciously to You. Here I am: I abandon myself to Your Hands. Have mercy on me: Your Will be done! Amen.

And You, oh my Patrons, Saints Mother Mary, Holy Theotokos, Saint Peter, he who holds the spiritual keys of heaven, and Saint Michael the Archangel, glorious Captain of the Host of heavenly armies, protector of the righteous, spirits free from the ties of matter, you that enjoy the fruit of your Virtues, I invoke you by the Sacred Name in which you live and jubilate. I beseech you to contribute to my eternal salvation by your protection and by your holy intercession to the Father of all Mercy, to the Divine Son, inseparable Logos and Redeemer and to the Holy Spirit, the Paraclet, provider of the Divine Gifts.

Receive for my brothers, my sisters and me, the Grace of God, His Mercy, His benevolence, that you enjoy; and help me, so that I live and die in peace, in joy and in holiness. Amen.

And you, oh pure spirit, my Guardian, positioned by the Eternal to watch over me for the Reconciliation of my spiritual being; In the Name of the God of Mercy, I implore you to come to my assistance every time that I may be in danger of succumbing to evil; every time that I will call you by my desire, sigh or meditation; every time that I will be hungry and thirsty for advice, instruction and understanding. Help me, oh Guardian Angel, to receive the assistance and the protection of the Patrons that I have invoked. Amen.

[Psalm 91 is read]

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High…”

YHVH Eloah v’Daath, God of all Knowledge, who wearest the Sun as a jewel upon Thy finger. Thou who art the Light of the World, the light that shineth in the darkness.  Thou radiant God who delights in warmth and brightness, granting life and heat to all created things. From Whose face the creatures of darkness and ignorance must flee in terror. In Your Name are all evil spirits expelled, all sickness abated, all unhappiness transformed into joy. I ask that You bless and sanctify this offering, that it may be pleasing unto You and Your Angels.

I ask, also, that You send to me the Holy Archangel Michael: who sitteth upon Thy right hand, judge of souls, protector of Israel, driver of the Chariot of the Sun.  May he also enjoy these offerings, and be pleased with them, and bear our prayers of thanksgiving unto Thy Celestial Throne.  Amen + Amen + Amen + Amen + Amen + Amen +.

I invoke thee, St. Michael!  Holy Archangel of the Solar sphere! Come thou forth and partake of these offerings, which we have prepared in thy honour and to the glory of YHVH Eloah v’Daath. May you find them pleasing and empowering. I ask that you offer your blessings to my home and family, and bear our offerings and prayers of thanksgiving to the Divine Court. We petition thee for strength and protection in all of our undertakings, and that the light of thy wisdom should guide and keep us at all times.

Saint Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

[Psalm 150 is read]

“Praise ye the Lord…”

+ In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

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This concludes the intital Sunday rite of dedication and invitation of patronage. This included a small offering of orange slices, banana slices, and honey.

For the next week I will, every evening, light the yellow candle and say heartfelt prayers rather than scripted ritual, outside of the traditional short catholic prayer. I believe there is a lot of power behind such an oration used widely by so many Christians out there, and for me it feels more effective than simply using the LRP, which puts the 4 Archangels at a distance and has more of a commanding feel than my own preferred methods.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and I hope this gives you some fuel to writing your own rituals of dedication for your own Patron Saints or spiritual support system.

 

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Archangel Michael Invocation – Sunday 9/2/2018

Jupiterian/Mercurial Prosperity Box

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In this post, I’ll detail the process for creating my version of the Jupiter Prosperity Box, sometimes known as a “cash box” for money magic that is fueled by Planetary current. Since I am still inclined to use the Qabalistic correspondences, I use the hierarchy of Chesed (Sephirah: Chesed, Divine Name: El, Archangel: Tzadqiel, Order of Angels: Chasmalim, Intelligence: Iophiel, Spirit: Hismael, and Planet: Tzedek).

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As usual for the Jupiter current, the colors I used were Royal Blue for the base paint coat, and I got a gold paint pen for the inscriptions. For this one I opted to use a simplified Hebrew font that worked out quite well, as it uses straighter lines and simpler forms rather than the calligraphy style of Biblical Hebrew. It might not be AS nice looking, but it made the job twice as easy when it came to woodburning all the names and filling them in with the paint pen. For anyone struggling with Hebrew I would check out the simplified font and start with that, as it looks almost just as nice.

You’ll also notice the motif of the number 4 with the planetary symbol in each corner of the top of the box, because 4 is the sacred number of the planet Jupiter, and also because Chesed is the 4th Sephirah from the top on the Tree of Life, and even the symbol bears more than just a slight resemblance to a stylized 4.

I decided to use the Fourth Pentacle of Jupiter from the Key of Solomon, because it is associated with wealth and prosperity, as the Psalm paired with it is chapter 112 verse 3; “Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.” No, I am not a traditional Solomonic magician, so I don’t mind using the pentacles out of context from Solomonic liturgy for an experiment like this. I do, however, find it mostly necessary for me to rely on the petitions of guidance and intercession of particular entities of this chosen current and sphere of influence with this work, rather than on Hexagram rituals to tune the sacred space and/or the items included.

I’ve chosen to paint the inside of the box Orange to pair the Jupiterarian energies with the road-opening power of Mercury. This hierarchy is as follows; Sephirah:Hod, Divine Name: Elohim Tzavaot, Archangel: Raphael, Order of Angels: Beni Elohim, Intelligence: Tiriel, Spirit: Taphthartharath, Planet: Kokav.

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Inside of the box, I’ll keep a few select herbs, 4 dollar bills anointed with 1 drop of my blood each, 4 quarters, 4 magnets, a petition paper, cinnamon sticks, a vial of nutmeg, a vial of pumpkin pie spice (which includes cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and clove), and a pair of blue and orange chime candles, tied together with string and placed inside a small muslin bag. On the base of the inside of the box, concealed beneath the pentacle,  there is also a depiction of my personal Mason’s Mark to act as a grounding link. However, I will also be burning candles, inscribed with appropriate sigils, on top of the pentacle on the outside lid as a little offering of sorts to the hierearchy of Chesed/Jupiter (El/Tzadqiel) and to the hierarchy of Hod/Mercury (Elohim Tzavaot/Raphael) periodically to “charge” the currents I am calling upon. I will also place my incense burner atop the lid every now and then and burn the appropriate perfumes (frankincense/cedar/mastic) for the same purpose. For the main workings I will petition the Chesed/Hod hierarchy, but for the lesser devotions I shall work with Bariel and Adoniel, those associated with the 4th Pentacle of Jupiter.

The first step however, is to anoint the box itself with a stash of holy water, oil, hyssop, salt, and incense smoke that will all be exorcised and blessed beforehand. I will include the ritual to prepare these items in full, as this is necessary in my work to use blessed implements in ritual. The prayers are based off of those found in the Key of Solomon and are fairly simple and direct in nature, and these require nothing more than the sacred items to be consecrated, as follows:

-CONSECRATION OF HOLY WATER, OIL, SALT, HYSSOP, CANDLES, & INCENSE-

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In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven…

“Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.”

[Cross forehead, lips, and chest]

EXORCISM

[Hold hand over all items to be exorcised]

I exorcise thee, O Creatures of [Water/Salt/Hyssop/Wax/Perfume], 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; YHVH, who liveth and reigneth unto the Ages of the Ages. Amen.

BLESSING OF HOLY WATER

[Cross Water thrice]

O Lord, deign to bless and to sanctify this creature of water so that it may be a source of cleansing and purification, through the invocation of Thy Holy Name. May all creatures that receive the blessing of this water receive health of body and of soul, through Him Who hath formed the Ages. Amen.

BLESSING OF OIL

[Cross Oil thrice]

O Lord, deign to bless and to sanctify this creature of oil so that it may be a tool of anointing, through the invocation of Thy Holy Name. May all creatures that receive the blessing of this oil receive health of body and of soul, through Him Who hath formed the Ages. Amen.
BLESSING OF SALT

[Cross Salt thrice]

O God, deign to bless and sanctify this creature of salt, to serve unto us for cleansing, purification, and assistance in our operations, and may it be a succor unto us. Amen.

BLESSING OF HYSSOP

[Cross Hyssop thrice]

O God, deign to bless and sanctify this creature of hyssop, to serve unto us for cleansing, purification, and assistance in our operations, and may it be a succor unto us. Amen.

BLESSING OF CANDLES

[Cross Candles thrice]

I consecrate thee, O creatures of wax, by Him who alone hath created all things by His Word, and by the virtue of Him who is pure Truth, that thou cast out from thee every phantasm, perversion, and deceit of the enemy, and may the virtue and power of God enter into thee, so that thou may give us Light, and chase far from us all fear or terror.

[Illuminate candles]

I exorcise thee, O creature of fire, by Him through whom all things have been made, so that every kind of phantasm may retire from thee, and be unable to harm or deceive in any way, through the invocation of the Most High Creator of all.

Bless, O Lord all powerful and all merciful, this creature of fire, so that being blessed by Thee, it may be for the honour and glory of Thy most Holy Name, so that it may work no hindrance or evil unto those who use it. Through Thee, O eternal and almighty Lord. Amen.

BLESSING OF INCENSE

[Cross Incense thrice]

O Lord, deign to bless and to sanctify this creature of perfume, so that it may be a remedy unto mankind for the health of body and of soul, through the invocation of Thy Holy Name. May all creatures who receive the odour of this incense receive Your consecration, through Him Who hath formed the Ages, Amen.

 

After doing this on a Wednesday and in an hour of Mercury, these items are ready to be used. If you are doing this for the first time, remember to try to keep such items wrapped or boxed up away and out of sight from others where they will at least remain unused for mundane purposes, and this goes for any other spiritual tools as well. Keep in mind they are are now charged for magical use, and it would be best to obtain some special containers to keep them in for safe-keeping for sacred use. Such items can be used to then bless and consecrate other tools, and if that’s your thing, then a nice little stash is useful to have on hand if you have the means and the space for it. For my own supply, I got some nice little corked bottles and flasks from my local art supply store for very a very cheap price, kept within the section of glassware and vases. They were perfect for what I needed, and hopefully you can find something similar if you wish to keep a stock of blessed oils, incense, etc.

Now that we’ve covered the initial blessings of materials to use on the box, let’s cover the ritual for consecration and dedication.

The arrangement used for this rite consists of a Blue candle and an Orange candle on either side of the altar, and the prosperity box placed in the middle. Behind these is the blessed Water, Oil, Salt, and Censer with some appropriate Jupiter or Mercury incense to burn. Notice that the Jupiter Hierarchy is called upon first, then the Mercurial Hierarchy after the box is opened. Following this theme of sections, there are 4 knocks to open the Jupiterian petition, and 8 for the Mercurial petition. 

 

BLESSING OF PROSPERITY BOX

[Illuminate Blue candle]

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O Lord EL, by the virtue of the sphere of Mercy do I summon your Archangel TZADQIEL to hear my petition and intercede on my behalf. Great Archangel, deign to bless and to sanctify this creature of wood so that it may be a source of wealth and prosperity for me, marked hereon with Holy Names and signs that represent its purpose; to facilitate the blessing of its contents, to perpetuate prosperous growth, and ensure that monetary success shall not be difficult to obtain, so long as no harm or distress be caused to anyone in the process. In this box shall I keep things related to positive expansion, so may it be a source of productive experience both for my material needs, and also for my spiritual ones.

I anoint the four corners of this prosperous treasury with blessed Water and blessed Salt.

I anoint it with blessed Oil, and I pass it through the smoke of blessed Incense.

The outer form of this treasury having been purified and consecrated, I ask that the blessing of the Lord be upon it, through the merciful influence of His Archangel Tzadqiel, and through the work of the Chasmalim.

 

[Open box and illuminate Orange candle] 

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O Lord ELOHIM TZAVAOT, by the virtue of the sphere of Splendor do I summon your Archangel RAPHAEL to hear my petition and intercede on my behalf. Great Archangel, deign to bless and to sanctify this creature of wood so that it may be a source of wealth and prosperity for me, marked hereon with Holy Names and signs that represent its purpose; to facilitate the blessing of its contents, to perpetuate prosperous growth, and ensure that no blockages or doors of opportunity be closed unto me, but that my road to prosperity be clear, my path clearly marked, and my footsteps guided thereon, so long as no harm or distress be caused to anyone in the process.

I anoint the four corners of this prosperous treasury with blessed Water and blessed Salt.

I anoint it with blessed Oil, and I pass it through the smoke of blessed Incense.

The inner form of this treasury having been purified and consecrated, I ask that the blessing of the Lord be upon it, through the merciful influence of His Archangel Raphael, and through the work of the Beni Elohim.

In the Name of the Lord, I declare this rite complete.

 

For those constructing their own Prosperity Boxes, it may be a good idea to periodically anoint the box and say a brief prayer to keep the energy active. If you are using magical timing, then use Wednesday for Mercury prayers and Thursday for Jupiter prayers. Be sure to offer candles as well; white, blue, and/or orange, and also use incense if you are able. The Orphic Hymns are another great way to connect with Planetary forces and add a poetic and moving touch to your ritual. Doing these things regularly will ensure that it’s much more likely to keep the energy active with brief work every now and then the more you pay attention to it. This also goes for most talismans as well, periodically “feeding” it may give you better results, and will at the very least remind yourself of the more mundane work you could be doing to help manifest your desires.

Prosperity boxes are great places to store candles you plan to offer, paper money notes and coins, magnets, appropriate stones or crystals, mojo bags, sacred herbs/spices, and probably most importantly, petition papers to focus your intention. The latter may include any useful sigils or seals that would go well with your goals. Remember that the Jupiter current is profitable expansion and productive investment, structures of beneficial authority, and long-term prosperity for wealth. On the other hand, the Mercury current governs flow of energy, data and information exchange, language, math and science, business, short-term prosperity for monetary gain, and is often used for clearing blockages or road-opening work.

You can see then why I decided to combine these elements for a multi-faceted approach towards not just petitioning for wealth, but to allow those more subtle facilitating processes to flow smoothly in other areas for a well-rounded operation. This may include inspiration for some quick cash in side projects aside from your normal vocation, but may also be the possibility of establishing better long-term relationships with your coworkers and leadership that may manifest in pay raises or career advancement of all kinds, including academic progress and a better flow to your family life, improving relationships with loved ones and friends also. This is the kind of wealth that is just as essential as material wealth of you ask me, but just know that expecting money to fall into your lap may not be the way your magic manifests. If necessary, you can focus your petitions to include specific instructions that relate to paying off bills or other debt, etc etc.

Jupiterian/Mercurial Prosperity Box

Hod Pathworking and Mercury Talisman

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In this post I will document my revised Pathworking ritual arrangement and my new Mercury talisman working. I’ve skimmed down a lot of the details of my previous approaches. To keep from repeating myself, please refer to my last post dealing with a Pathworking ritual template. Here I will actually flesh out the details instead of merely doing a bullet point outline. Again, this is more of a public magical journal at this point, so take from it what you will.

Long story short, I’m getting back into school very soon and I want to increase the flow of mental energy as much as possible in order to really excel this time around and actually have something to show for it in the long term. I had the idea to do an 8 day ritual that culminates on a Wednesday Pathworking ritual/Mercury Talisman working that mainly draws on the influence of the Mercurial Intelligence Tiriel. (What the hell do you call a novena-like operation that only lasts eight days instead of nine?)

In this 8 day operation, I will observe both moderate fasting and complete abstinence in order to evoke the appropriate solemnity and reserve as much energy as possible. I also took the time to increase what I can only describe as spiritual self-awareness and mindfulness of others. This is important to me because I try to call myself out as I catch myself in judgement and in the correction of bad habits and negativity in general. Also, its worth noting that a big part of this has been due to my exposure to the process of awareness of “logismoi”, a Greek term, as laid out within the Eastern Orthodox Church. This basically includes developing enough immediate awareness of one’s own thoughts in order to control how one interacts with obsessions that may lead to the tendency to manifest into actions. It’s worth looking into and Father Maximos is quoted detailing this process of assessing the thought process in the excellent Mountain of Silence by Kyriacos C. Markides.

Logismoi

Anyway, I tried to be extra observant of my thoughts and words instead of just my physical actions. Not everyone will agree that such a process is necessary for magical processes, but this is a Christian magic blog after all. Its important to show your body and mind who is boss, to reclaim control in areas where the mind and body are often able to run wild and manifest typcial sinful tendencies.

In addition to becoming more mindful of such things in order to develop some spiritual focus and purity, the first seven days included setting time aside to pray to the Guardian Angel. No, I have not made contact, not via the Abramelin operation or otherwise, yet I do believe that such an entity is watching, listening, and guiding us in whatever capacity, so I thought it a good idea to acknowledge this being via prayer. Specifically, a simple ‘Elus Cohen prayer’ found on page 207 of “An Anthology of Therugic Operations of the Rose + Croix of the Orient”.

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I also use one of those Catholic Guardian Angel devotional candles for this purpose and for any other time when I wanted to address this angel in particular. I clear my altar to the minimum and draped it in white to honor this devotion. It is said that the HGA often acts a mediator for us and the rest of the spiritual world, so in my attempts to contact the angelic Hierarchy of Hod, I found this as a fitting pursuit, to guide me in my efforts along the way before I got to the eighth day operation. Plus, I had been wanting to try and forge a devotional relationship with this angel anyway, in order to get my life on track within the Narrow Gate of Divine Will.

 

On the eighth day I work my own new experimental Pathworking template, which does include external ritual and recitation but also a good deal of visualization. This plan uses the single Tree model instead of pathworking to higher levels, I figured I would keep this one as simple as possible. Of course this pathworking consists mainly of visualizing the appropriate symbolism along with the usage of the sections of Psalm 119 to invoke the Hebrew Letter angels, forming their sigils along the way as well. Before I roll out the ritual script, let’s briefly run-down the outline:

  • Opening (Lord’s Prayer, Statement of Intent, Psalm Versicles)

Nowadays I pretty much always use the Our Father to open the oratory anyway, this is no different. The Statement of Intent however is very important, see Frater ADA on this very subject, much better explained than I could ever do so. This section also includes 3 Psalm versicles, one of which being the ‘Traveler’s Psalm’, because we are Pathworking here, asking for God’s guidance and protection is a must.

  • Adoration To the Lord of the Universe

A fitting and succint invocation of the Highest. A favorite of GD-inspired magicians.

  • Declaration of Intent
  • Exorcism of Talisman
  • Water Consecration
  • Fire Consecration

 

  • Temple of Malkuth

This visualization looked a bit like this (and the rest are based on this simple template):

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Notice the theme of ten points within the sacred geometry for Malkuth and the sigil of Sandalphon. In the distance can be seen an arched gateway for the Path of Tav. Easy peasy. The simpler the better, IMO. If you work better with letting your imagination/perception run wild, you go girl.

 

  • Vibration of Adonai Ha-Aretz and Sandalphon
  • Drawing of sigils

This part is rather self-explanatory. Here’s what the sigils looked like:

 

Adonai Ha-Aretz

Sandalphon

 

  • Passage unto the Path of Tav

I visualized the sigil glowing and passing to the gateway:

 

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Now that you know what my visualizations of the Temple and the Gateways looked like we can move on.

  • Reading of the Tav section of Psalm 119 and invocation of Taviel
  • Yesod Temple: Vibration of Shaddai El Chai and Gabriel
  • Drawing of sigils
  • Passage unto the Path of Lamed
  • Reading of the Lamed section of Psalm 119 and invocation of Lamediel
  • Hod Temple: Vibration of Elohim Tzavaot and Raphael
  • Petition to Raphael detailing intentions and request
  • Brief Invocation of the Beni Elohim, Vibration, drawing of the sigils
  • Invocation of Tiriel, Vibration, drawing of sigil

Here’s where I lay out my full intentions to Tiriel and ask assistance for my goals. I draw down the Lightning Flash/Flaming Sword figure from Tiriel’s sigil in the air down to the physical printed talisman, which looks like this:

 

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I used the 4 Scale scheme of GD colors for this one for maximum correspondence association, including the Secret Names of the 4 Worlds and the Rose Cross version sigil of Tiriel in the middle, flanked twice by the Hebrew word for ‘prosperity’, a reduction of my intention relating to academic prosperity and success. I also used 4 Lightning Flashes for each of the Qabalistic Worlds. Pretty straightforward stuff (even if the combination of the appropriate color scales in kinda ugly).

  • Eightfold battery and Closing

Here I knock 8 times, close in the name of the Holy Trinity, and then “ground” myself back to the Malkuth Temple by vibrating Adonai Ha-Aretz ten times.

 

Here is the full script:


 


Procul, O procul este, profani!
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In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed by Thy Name
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil
For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, forever and ever, Amen.

Dear Lord, as I seek to raise my consciousness to higher levels, to petition your messengers for safe passage, and to create change within myself and in this world in order to further the Great Work, I ask that you protect me in my travels; open my eyes, my mind, my heart to your influence of benevolence, and the protection of your Angels.

 

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” +

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.” +

“The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” +

 

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 declare this a work of the Paths, to rise on the planes and arrive at my destination, the Sephirah of Hod. I seek to plant the seeds of change upon this plane for the manifestation in the lower levels of Action.

[Hold hand over talisman]

I exorcise thee, O Creature of earth, 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.

 

[Cross talisman thrice with Water Chalice]

In the Name of the Fountain of Living Water, which cleanses the Children of Earth, and the heart of man, and the thought of man, and the will of man, I consecrate with Water.

[Cross talisman thrice with Censer]

In the Name of the Divine Desire, which transmutes the Life of Earth, and converts the heart of man, and the thought of man, and the will of man, I consecrate with Fire.

 

[Begin visualization of Malkuth Temple]

I commence with the desire to commune with the current of the Divine force Adonai Ha-Aretz, and to petition Sandalphon for the acquisition of the Virtue he rules as the great Archangel of Malkuth.

ADONAI HA-ARETZ

SANDALPHON

Great Archangel Sandalphon, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Tav.

TAVIEL, guardian of the Path of Tav, Thee I invoke! I come before this celestial corridor as a servant of the Lord. Come forth in the Name of the Almighty. Reveal to me the gateway so that I may ascend.

169 Let my cry come near before Thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to Thy word.
170 Let my supplication come before Thee: deliver me according to Thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise, when Thou hast taught me Thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of Thy word: for all Thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Let Thine hand help me; for I have chosen Thy precepts.
174 I have longed for Thy salvation, O Lord; and Thy law is my delight.
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise Thee; and let Thy judgments help me.
176 I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Thy servant; for I do not forget Thy commandments.

I desire to commune with the current of the Divine force Shaddai El Chai, and to petition Gabriel for the acquisition of the Virtue he rules as the great Archangel of Yesod.

SHADDAI EL CHAI

GABRIEL

Great Archangel Gabriel, please allow me safe passage to the Celestial Corridor of Lamed.

LAMEDIEL, guardian of the Path of Lamed, Thee I invoke! I come before this celestial corridor as a servant of the Lord. Come forth in the Name of the Almighty. Reveal to me the gateway so that I may ascend.

89 For ever, O Lord, Thy word is settled in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: Thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day according to Thine ordinances: for all are Thy servants.
92 Unless Thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget Thy precepts: for with them Thou hast quickened me.
94 I am Thine, save me: for I have sought Thy precepts.
95 The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider Thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but Thy commandment is exceeding broad.

I desire to commune with the current of the Divine force Elohim Tzavaot, and to petition Raphael for the acquisition of the Virtue he rules as the great Archangel of Hod.

ELOHIM TZAVAOT

RAPHAEL

O Thou Who art from everlasting, Thou who hast created all things, and doth clothe Thyself with the forces of Nature as a garment, by Thy Holy and Divine Name ELOHIM TZAVAOT, whereby Thou art known especially of the eighth emanation which I name Hod, the Sephirah of Glory and Splendor, upon the pillar of Severity, and that which rules the forces of Kokav, Mercury.

Great Archangel RAPHAEL, I approach you by way of the Temple of Hod, the sphere of Divine influence that governs reason, logic, communication, language and the eloquency and cleverness thereof, the flow data, and all things of a Mercurial nature. Before the mercy of the Lord, I take this time to ask for assistance in allowing your influence and intervention in my academic affairs. I wish to prosper in my attempts at finishing my program, and I wish to do so with advanced understanding, with excellent grades, and with expert preparation for my future career. If it be the will of the Lord, please help me do these things so that I may secure a prosperous life, that I may suffer in sadness no more, that I may become a reliable provider for my loved ones, that I may succeed in the Great Work.

 

“Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.”

Remove from us our obstacles Lord, and grant us safe passage unto the opening of roads, upon the paths of righteousness.

 

Under the guidance of the Archangel Raphael, I hereby summon the influence and intervention of the Order of Angels:

BENI ELOHIM

And under their authority do I hereby summon the influence and intervention of the Mercurial Intelligence:

TIRIEL

Tiriel, I call upon you to manifest my intentions: to succeed and prosper academically in the near future. I ask these things not out of selfishness but in an appeal to the mercy of the Lord and His angels, that I may be thereby the better enabled to accomplish the Great Work. I also ask that the assistance given for this task result in no harm or inconvenience to others, especially those dear to me as friends, family, and loved ones.

Therefore, Tiriel, do I summon the power of your influence and bind it to this talisman, marked with Holy Names hereby called, the titles of the Four Worlds, their Secret Names, and the word and sigil of prosperity.

Therefore, Tiriel, do I conjure and bind your influence through the eight-fold flame of Hod, by the sigil and seal of Mercury, and by the mystic lantern of the Guardian that I carry with me always, that which guides from beyond the material world and in the secret depths of the soul.

Therefore, Tiriel, do I call forth the substance of your influence to be bound to this material basis by the symbol of the Lightning Flash, Flaming Sword of creation and manifestation. Come forth, O angel of Mercury, come forth and manifest by virtue of the Holy Name YAHDOHNHAI

[Draw descending Lightning Flash upon Talisman]

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[Continue visualization of the Hod temple but travel quickly backwards through each pathway until the Malkuth temple dissipates into complete darkness]

This rite being fully accomplished, I express gratitude and release any and all entities called upon, and in the Name of the Father +, the Son +, and the Holy Spirit +, do I now close this ritual.

ADONAI HA-ARETZ x 10


 

So there you have it. Hopefully it gives you some idea of where I am with Pathworking and applying these methods to grounding this influence into a physical basis, and binding the influence of a spiritual Intelligence to the talisman itself. I feel this is a good way to utilize the energies of the higher Sephiroth to descend upon Malkuth. Hopefully it gives you some ideas for pathworking yourself.

Though I must stress that during the pauses of visualization aids that are presented here, there must be adequate room for letting visions form on their own, so as to let objective experience exert influence on your travels, just remember to test or challenge any other entities that appear, and to be careful of any mental/spiritual experiences or physical sensations that appear to be out of place. Using the proper banishings or cleansings beforehand and afterward is also, of course, an excellent idea.

 

Hod Pathworking and Mercury Talisman