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Volume #0: Issue #3
©March, Vernal Equinox 2012
Web Revision: Epiphany - Mar. 20th, 2015

Edited by GHFr. Pneuma Asteros, Order Chief Adept & President.

Modern Magick: Eleven (Twelve) Lessons In The High Magickal Arts
by Donald Michael Kraig

LBRH:
LBRH: Lesser Banishing Ritual of The Hexagram:
D.M. Kraig, Modern Magick Pgs. 167-177.

NOTE(S) 0:

PART I: THE ANALYSIS OF THE KEYWORD "INRI."

VERSION: [CLASSIC - HERMETIC]:

Step 1: Stand before the Cubical Altar.

Stand behind the altar with your arms out to the sides so that your body forms a cross. You should be facing East. If you have a ritual wand, you should use it in this ritual. If should be held in the right hand with it's point up.

Step 2: State the Keyword for analysis:

"The analysis of the keyword, 'INRI'".

Say meaningfully:

"I, N, R, I"
"Yud, Nun, Raish, Yud"
"The Sign of Osiris Slain."

As you say the letter is Hebrew (the second line of the above verbalization), draw them from right to left, in front of you. Use the tip of your wand or index finger. The letters are formed from top to bottom. As you draw them, visualize them in bright blue flames. They look like this:

Step 3: The "L" - Mourning of Isis.

Form the Letter "L" by raising your right hand straight from the shoulder. If you have a wand, it too should still be pointing up. This is similar to the position of the right arm of the magician card in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, except that the arm should be straight up. Your left hand should be straight out to the side, palm forward. Look at your left hand with your head slightly bowed.

Say: "L... The mourning of Isis."

Step 4: The "V" - Sign of Typhon & Apophis.

Raise the arms to a position over your head so that they form an angle of about 60 degrees. This makes the letter, "V." The palms should be facing one another. Tilt your head back and look up.

Say: "V... The sign of Typhon and Apophis."

Step 5: The "X" - Sign of Osiris risen.

Now, cross your arms on your chest, right arm over your left arm. Your finger tips should be just touching you shoulders. This forms the letter, "X." Bow you head.

Say: "X... The sign of Osiris risen."

Step 6: LUX.

Now form each letter in succession, saying the name of each letter as you do so. This is followed by the the word the spell which is pronounced to rhyme with the word, "boots."

Say: "L... V... X... LUX."

Step 7: Re-Cross Arms at LUX.

At the word, "light," in the following statement, spread your arms and look forward. Then, re-cross the arms as before and bow your head while saying,

"The Light... of the Cross."

Step 8: Astrology and Egyptian symbolism.

Again, return to the first position, arms out to the sides, looking forward.

Say:

"Virgo, Isis, Mighty Mother"
"Scorpio, Apophis, Destroyer"
"Sol, Osiris, Slain, and Risen..."

Step 9: Raise "V" - Isis, Apophis, Osiris.

Gradually raise your arms towards the "V" position while slowly raising your head. As you do,

Say: "Isis, Apophis, Osiris."

Step 10: IAO [STANDARD GNOSTIC DIETY].

By the time your hands reach the "V" position, you should be looking up with your head slightly tilted back.

Vibrate: "IAO."

Pronounced, "eeeeeeee-aaaahhhh-oooohhhh".

Step 11: Let the Divine Light Decend.

Take a few seconds to aspire to the light (LVX), then through visualization draw it down over your head and down to your feet. When you can feel this beginning to happen,

Say: "Let The Divine Light Decend!"


VERSION: [CHRISTIAN VERSION by GHFr. PNEUMA, OAB]:

Note(s): In c. 1994, GHFr. Pneuma released a version of the Analysis of the Keyword INRI using Christian Symbolism and within a Christian theological framework for members of the Order. It is standard use within OAB workings. The Hermetic version is taught as a general Ritual/Ceremonial standard. All High Ritual/Ceremonial Magickians should know and understand it. Within Stellar Temples (i.e. group workings) of the Order and personally as Christian Magickians and Mystics, we use the Christian version.

Step 1: Stand before the Cubical Altar.

Stand behind the altar with your arms out to the sides so that your body forms a cross. you should be facing East. If you have a ritual wand, you should use it in this ritual. If should be held in the right hand with it's point up.

Step 2: State the Keyword for analysis:

"The analysis of the keyword, 'INRI'".

Say meaningfully (the phrases in quotes):

"I, N, R, I"; "Yud, Nun, Raish, Yud"

As you say the letter is Hebrew draw them from right to left, in front of you. Use the tip of your wand, knife, or index finger. The letters are formed from top to bottom. As you draw them, visualize them in bright blue flames. They look like this:

Continue:

[In Latin]: "Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeaurum"

"Jesus Christ, King of The Jews"

With arms outstretched in the form of a cross, palms facing out, head slightly back.

"The Sign of Christ Crucified"
Step 3: The "L" - Mourning of Mary

Form the Letter "L" by raising your right hand straight from the shoulder. If you have a wand, it too should still be pointing up. This is similar to the position of the right arm of the magician card in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, except that the arm should be straight up. Your left hand should be straight out to the side, palm forward. Look at your left hand with your head slightly bowed.

Say: "L... The mourning of Mary."

Step 4: The "V" - Sign of Shaitan & Darkness.

Raise the arms to a position over your head so that they form an angle of about 60 degrees. This makes the letter, "V." The palms should be facing one another. Tilt your head back and look up.

Say: "V... The sign of Shaitan, and Darkness."

Step 5: The "X" - Sign of Christ risen.

Now, cross your arms on your chest, right arm over your left arm. Your finger tips should be just touching you shoulders. This forms the letter, "X." Bow you head.

Say: "X... The sign of Christ risen."

Step 6: LUX.

Now form each letter in succession, saying the name of each letter as you do so. This is followed by the the word the spell which is pronounced to rhyme with the word, "boots."

Say: "L... V... X... LUX."

Step 7: Re-Cross Arms at LUX.

At the word, "light," in the following statement, spread your arms and look forward. Then, re-cross the arms as before and bow your head while saying,

"The Light... of the Cross."

Step 8: Astrology and Christian symbolism.

Again, return to the first position, arms out to the sides, looking forward.

Say:

"Virgo, Mary, Blessed Mother"
"Scorpio, Shaitan, Destroyer and Adversary"
"Sol, Christ, Slain and Risen..."

Step 9: Raise "V" - Mary, Shaitan, Christ.

Gradually raise your arms towards the "V" position while slowly raising your head. As you do...

Step 10: (Modified) IAO.

Vibrate: "MI-ShA-ChO."

Pronounced, Meeeeeeee-Shaaaahhhh-Koooohhhh.

Step 11: Let the Divine Light Decend.

Take a few seconds to aspire to the light (LVX), then through visualization draw it down over your head and down to your feet. When you can feel this beginning to happen,

Say: "Let The Divine Light Decend!"

PART II: The Formation of The Hexagrams.

Step 1: Lesser Hexagram of Fire

As in the LBRP, go to the East, or if there is not enough room, continue facing East from where you stand. Make the hexagram of fire in front of you with the either the wand, LBRP Dagger, or your right index finger. You should visualize the hexagrams in a golden yellow flame, just as the pentagrams from the LBRP upon which the hexagrams are overlaid, are in blue flame.

Step 2: Charge Fire Triangle with ARARITA

Inhale, drawing in energy, while bring your hands next to your ears. As you exhale, take a step forward witht he left foot and thrust both hands towards the center of the Fire Hexagram (the middle of the base line of the top triangle). At the same time vibrate the the magickal word of power: ARARITA. Review the LBRP for exact instructions on inhaling and exhaling energy and the position of the Enterer. Both are duplicated in this ritual.

Step 3: Form the Lesser Hexagram of Earth and charge:

With your wand or the right index finger, point to the center of the Fire Hexagram and move around the circle to the South. This matches what you did in the LBRP. If there is not enough room to Œcircumbambulate¹, simply turn in place. Coming from the tip of the finger or wand you should see the formatio of an intense, bright white line. This goes over the bright white line which connects the pentagrams of the LBRP. When you reach the South, form the Hexagram of Earth in bright golden flame. Draw the triangle with the apex pointing up, beginning at the top, going to the right, then to the left, and back to the top. Complete the second triangle beginning iat the bottom, going up to the left, over to the right, and then back down to the bottom. Inhale and exhale the energy as before, and make the sign of the Enterer toward the middle of the Earth Hexagram (the center of the interlacing triangles). As you do so, vibrate the word of power: "ARARITA".

Step 4: Form the Lesser Hexagram of Air and charge:

In a similar manner, move or pivot to the West carying the brilliant white line. At this direction form the Hexagram of Air. Repeat the charging process, again pointing the center of the hexagram (at the middle of the common base line). Draw the top triangle first, beginning at the top and going down to the left, then draw the bottom line going to the right. Complete the triangle by drawing the line back to the top. Complete the second triangle beginning iat the bottom, going up to the right, over to the left sharing the common bottom line of the first triangle, and then back down to the bottom. Vibrate the word of power: "ARARITA".

Step 5: Form the Lesser Hexagram of Water and charge:

Move or pivot to the North carying the brilliant white line. At this direction form the Hexagram of Air. Draw the top triangle first, beginning at the center point apex and going up to the right, then draw the top line going to the left. Complete the triangle by drawing the line back down right to the apex (center point). Complete the second triangle beginning at the top (center point), going down to the left, then draw the bottom line of the triangle to the right, returning the third line up to the top (center point). The middle of the hexagram is where the apexes of the triangles meet. This is where you point when you vibrate the word of power: "ARARITA".

Step 6: Return to the East:

Carry the white line from the North back to the East, completing the circle of white light with the golden hexagrams at the quqarters. If you have had room to move about rather than pivoting in place, return to you rposition in the middle of the circle behind the double cubical (Low) altar (if you have one, otherwise the middle of the circle). Face East.

At this time you should have around you the blue pentagrams from the LBRP connecte by a white line. In the same locations as the pentagrams ther should also be golden hexagrams which are also connected by a circle of white light. All of the colors should be incredibly intense, bright, and virtually pulsating with energy. The should be just short of blinding in intensity.

Step 7: Repeat Analysis of the Keyword, 'INRI' Kabbalistic Cross:

At this point, there are two options:

a) You may repeat the Analysis of the Keyword, 'INRI'. This is especially good when doing White Magickal rituals, as you can bask in the glow of the Divine Light for as long as you desire at the end. The intensity of this light is increased by the act of formulating the hexagrams. For general puposes, this is the ending used within the OAB.

b) You may perform the Kabalistic Cross (from the LBRP). This is slightly shorter and has the effec of creating a stronger link between the LBRP and the LBRH. It is good for grey magick rituals. On a practical level, it will sae some time if you are doing a long, involved ritual.

This completes the LBRH (Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram).


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