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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Eros and Myrrh

They call you myrrh, but I call you flesh-eater and inflamer of the heart... and I am sending you forth to Hellas, to Phrygia, to Babylon, to Persia, to Arabia and wherever else you desire to be...

The Call to the One who has Bound the Fiery Bars of the Fourfold Root


Hear my call, for I am a star, wandering about with you and shining forth out of the deep, ΟΧΥ Ο ΞΕΡΘΕΥΘ. O walker upon fire, ΠΕΝΤΙΤΕΡΟΥΝΙ, encloser of all, ΣΕΜΕΣΙΛΑΜ, firebreather, ΨΥΡΙΝΦΕΥ, feeler of fire, ΙΑΩ, breather of light, ΩΑΙ, rejoicer in fire, ΕΛΟΥΡΕ, beautiful light, ΑΖΑΙ, Aion, ΑΧΒΑ, master of light, ΠΕΠΠΕΡ ΠΡΕΠΕΜΠΙΠΙ, body of fire, ΦΝΟΥΗΝΙΟΧ, giver of light, ΑΩΙ, sower of fire, ΑΡΕΙ ΕΙΚΙΤΑ, driver of fire, ΓΑΛΛΑΒΑΛΒΑ, forcer of light, ΑΙΩ, whirler of fire, ΠΥΡΙΧΙΒΟΟΣΗΙΑ, mover of light, ΣΑΝΧΕΡΩΒ, shaker of thunder, ΙΗ ΩΗ ΙΩΕΙΩ, light of glory, ΒΕΕΓΕΝΗΤΕ, increaser of light, ΣΟΥΣΙΝΕΦΙΕΝ, maintainer of the firelight, ΣΟΥΣΙΝΕΦΙ ΑΡΕΝΒΑΡΑΖΕΙ ΜΑΡΜΑΡΕΝΤΕΥ, star-tamer, ΩΙΑ.

The Calling

Facing the east recite the following prayer,

Greetings, O lord, you who are the way to receive favour for the universe and for the world in which we dwell.

Heaven has become a place of dancing for you: ΑΡΣΕΝΟΦΡΗ, O king of the heavenly gods: ΑΒΛΑΝΑΘΑΝΑΛΒΑ, you who possesses righteousness: ΑΚΡΑΜΜΑΧΑΜΑΡΕΙ, gracious god: ΣΑΝΚΑΝΑΘΑΡΑ, ruler of nature: ΣΑΤΡΑΠΕΡΚΜΗΦ, origin of the heavenly realm: ΑΘΘΑΝΝΟΥ ΑΘΘΑΝΝΟΥ ΑΣΤΡΑΦΑΙ ΙΑΣΤΡΑΦΑΙ ΠΑΚΕΡΤΩΘ ΣΑΒΑΩΘ ΗΡΙΝΤΑΣΚΛΙΟΥΘ ΗΦΙΩ ΜΑΡΜΑΡΑΩ.

Let my ability to speak and command not leave me. Let every god, archangel, angel, spirit, daimon and mortal pay attention to me, for I am ΠΕΡΤΑΩ ΜΗΧ ΧΑΧ ΜΝΗΧ ΣΑΚΜΗΦ ΙΑΩΟΥΕΗ ΩΗΩ ΩΗΩ ΙΕΟΥΩΗΙΗΙΑΗΑ ΙΗΩΥΟΕΙ! Grant to me that which I ask and that which is your will!

The Rite of the Headless One

Prepare for the ritual by writing out the formula ΑΩΘ ΑΒΡΑΩΘ ΒΑΥΣΜ ΙΣΑΚ ΣΑΒΑΩΘ ΙΑΩ on a strip of papyrus and also draw the magical sign on it.

Face north and stretch the strip of papyrus across your forehead from one of your temples to the other and recite the six names,



Subject to me all daimons so that every daimon, whether heavenly or aerial, or earthly or subterranean, or terrestrial or aquatic, might be obedient to me, and every enchantment and scourge which is from god.

Now recite the summoning of the god,

I summon you, headless one, who created earth and heaven, who created day and night, you are Osoronnophris whom none have ever seen; you are Iabas , you are Iapos, you have provided for discrimination between that which is just and unjust; you have made female and male; you have revealed both the seed and fruit; you have made humans love each other and hate each other.

I am Hermes Trismegistos your prophet to whom you have transmitted your mysteries celebrated by Khem; you have revealed the moist and the dry and all nourishment; hear me!

I am the messenger of pharaoh Osoronnophris; this is your true name which has been transmitted to the prophets of Khem. Hear me, ΑΡΒΑΘΙΑΩ ΡΕΙΒΕΤ ΑΘΕΛΕΒΕΡΣΗΘ ΑΡΑ ΒΛΑΘΑ ΑΛΒΕΥ ΕΒΕΝΦΧΙ ΧΙΤΑΣΓΟΗ ΙΒΑΩΘ ΙΑΩ! Listen to me and turn away this daimon!

I call upon thee, awesome and invisible god, with an empty spirit, ΑΡΟΓΟΓΟΡΟΒΡΑΩ ΣΟΧΟΥ ΜΟΔΟΡΙΩ ΦΑΛΑΡΧΑΩ ΟΟΟ. Holy headless one, deliver me[1], from the daimon which restraineth me! ΜΑΡΑΡΡΑΙΩ ΙΟΗΛ ΚΟΘΑ ΑΘΟΡΕΒΑΛΩ ΑΒΡΑΩΘ, deliver me[2], ΑΩΘ ΑΒΡΑΩΘ ΒΑΥΣΜ ΙΣΑΚ ΣΑΒΑΩΘ ΙΑΩ.

He is the lord of the gods; he is the lord of the inhabited world; he is the one whom the winds fear; he is the one who made all things by the command of his voice.

Lord, king, master, helper, empower my soul, ΙΕΟΥ ΠΥΡ ΙΟΥ ΠΥΡ ΙΑΩΤ ΙΑΗΩ ΙΟΟΥ ΑΒΡΑΣΑΞ ΣΑΒΡΙΑΜ ΟΟ ΥΥ ΕΥ ΟΟ ΥΥ ΑΔΩΝΑΙΕ, immediately, immediately, messenger of god ΑΝΛΑΛΑ ΛΑΙ ΓΑΙΑ ΑΠΑ ΔΙΑΧΑΝΝΑ ΧΟΡΥΝ.

I am the headless daimon with sight in my feet; I am the mighty one who possesses the immortal fire; I am the truth who hates the fact that unjust deeds are done in the world; I am the one that makes the lightning flash and the thunder roll; I am the one whose sweat is the heavy rain which falls upon the earth that it might be inseminated; I am the one whose mouth is utterly aflame; I am the one who begets and destros; I am the favour of the Aion; my name is a heart encircled by a serpent; come forth and follow.

Allow time for the god to become manifest in your soul. This ritual should be repeated until success is gained.

[1] You are to state your name.
[2] You are to state your name.

The Call of Astraios

Silence! Silence! For I am a star, wandering about with you and shining forth out of the deep, ΟΧΥ Ο ΞΕΡΘΕΥΘ...

Thursday, 20 May 2010

The Rebirth of the Bakkhante

Behold her, not as porne or the expression of mortal eros, but blindfolded with darkness, naked, half, haunted and tortured by the desires beyond the veil, yearning for the sexual energeia of the pure forces of the cosmos as a dynamic and violent act of penetration... hear her psyche howling with infernal ekstasis and witness her body riving with theia mania ... behold the rebirth of the Bakkhante...

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Invocatory Call to Hekate Ereschigal

You are Hekate Ereschigal, the one holding her thumbs, O Ereschigal Hekate, serpent, wreath, key, herald’s wand, golden sandal of the lady of Tartaros. ΑΣΚΕΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΙ ΕΡΩΝ ΟΡΕΩΝ ΙΩΡ ΜΕΓΑ ΣΑΜΝΥΗΡ ΒΑΥΙ ΦΟΒΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΕΜΝΗ. ΑΣΚΕΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΙ ΕΡΩΝ ΟΡΕΩΝ ΙΩΡ ΜΕΓΑ ΣΑΜΝΥΗΡ ΒΑΥΙ ΦΟΒΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΕΜΝΗ. ΑΣΚΕΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΙ ΕΡΩΝ ΟΡΕΩΝ ΙΩΡ ΜΕΓΑ ΣΑΜΝΥΗΡ ΒΑΥΙ ΦΟΒΑΝΤΙΑ ΣΕΜΝΗ. I have been initiated and I went down into the underground chamber of the Dactyls and I saw the other things down below.

Rite of the Invocation of Selene


Turn to face Selene and chant Α. Burn myrrh and anoint your forehead with myrrh oil whilst chanting ΣΕΛΗΝΗ[1]. The chant of the god-name is to be repeated 9 times.

Recite the orphic hymn to Selene,

Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light,
Bull-horned and wandering through the gloom of night.  
With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide
Night's torch extending, through the heavens you ride:
Female and male with borrowed rays you shine,
And now full-orbed, now tending to decline.
Mother of ages, fruit-producing moon,
Whose amber orb makes night's reflected noon:
Lover of horses, splendid, queen of night,
All-seeing power bedecked with starry light.
Lover of vigilance, the foe of strife,
In peace rejoicing, and a prudent life:
Fair lamp of night, its ornament and friend,
Who gives to nature's works their destined end.
Queen of the stars, all-wife Artemis hail!
Decked with a graceful robe and shining veil;
Come, blessed goddess, prudent, starry, bright,
Come moony-lamp with chaste and splendid light,
Shine on these sacred rites with prosperous rays,
And please accept your suppliant's mystic praise.


I call upon you who have all forms and many names, double-horned goddess, ΜΗΝΗ, whose form no one knows except him who made the entire world, ΙΑΩ, the one who shaped you into the 28 shapes of the world so that you might complete every figure and distribute breath to every animal and plant, that it might flourish, you who has wax from obscurity into light and wane from light into darkness.

Come to me night-shining, triple-sounding, triple-voiced, triple-headed, Selene, triple-pointed, triple-faced, triple-necked, and goddess of the triple ways, who hold untiring flaming fire in the triple baskets, and you who oft frequent the triple way and rule the triple decades with three forms . From toneless throats you send a dread, sharp cry when you. O goddess, have raised up an awful sound with triple mouths. Hearing your cry, all worldly things are shaken: the nether gates of and Lethe’s holy water and primal Chaos and the shining chasm of Tartaros. At it every immortal and every mortal, the starry  mountains, valleys and every tree and roaring rivers, and even the restless sea, the lonely echo, and daimons through the world, shudder at you, O blessed one, when they hear your dread voice. Come here to me, goddess of the night, beast-slayer, come to me with love. And heed my prayers, Selene, who suffer much, who rise and set at night, O triple-headed, triple-named ΜΗΝΗ ΜΑΡΖΟΥΝΗ, fearful, gracious-minded and Persuasion. Come to me, horned-faced, light-bearer, bull-shaped, horse-faced goddess, who howl doglike; come here, she-wolf, and come here now, mistress of night and chthonic realms, holy, black-clad, round whom the star-traversing nature of the world revolves whenever you wax too great, you have established every worldly thing, for you engendered everything on earth and from the sea and every race in turn of winged birds who seek their nests again. Mother of all, who bore Eros, Aphrodite, lamp-bearer, shining and aglow, Selene, star-coursing, heavenly, torch-bearer, fire-breather, woman four-faced, four-named, four-roads’ mistress. Hail , goddess, and attend your epithets, O heavenly one, harbor goddess of the crossroads; O nether one, goddess of depths, eternal, goddess of dark, come to my sacrifices. Fulfill this of which I ask, and as I pray give heed to me, lady, I ask of you. Come,  ΑΚΤΙΩΦΙΣ, mistress, Selene, only ruler, swift fortune of daimons and gods, ΝΕΒΟΥΤΟΣΟΑΛΗΘ ΙΩΙ ΛΟΙΜΟΥ ΛΑΛΟΝ.

And the first companion of your name is silence[2], the second a popping sound, the third a groaning, the fourth a hissing, the fifth a cry of joy, the sixth moaning, the seventh barking, the eight bellowing, the ninth neighing, the tenth a musical sound, the eleventh a sounding wind, the twelfth a wind-creating sound, the thirteenth a coercive sound, the fourteenth a coercive emanation from perfection.

Ox[3], vulture, bull, beetle, falcon, crab, dog, wolf, serpent, horse, she-goat, asp, goat, he-goat, baboon, cat, lion, leopard, fieldmouse, deer, multiform, virgin, torch, lightning, garland, a herald’s wand, child, key.

I have said your signs and symbols of your name, so that you might hear me, because I pray to you, mistress of the whole world. Hear me, you, the stable one, the mighty one, ΑΦΕΙΒΟΗΩ ΜΙΝΤΗΡ ΟΧΑΩ ΠΙΖΕΦΥΔΩΡ ΧΑΝΘΑΡ ΧΑΔΗΡΟΖΟ ΜΟΧΘΙΟΝ ΕΟΤΝΕΥ ΦΗΡΖΟΝ ΑΙΝΔΗΣ ΛΑΧΑΒΟΩ ΠΙΤΤΩ ΡΙΦΘΑΜΕΡ ΖΜΟΜΟΧΩΛΕΙΕ ΤΙΗΔΡΑΝΤΕΙΑ ΟΙΣΟΖΟΧΑΒΗΔΩΦΡΑ.

Perform the deific formula of the thumos followed by a meditation on Selene. You are then to partake in the eucharistic feast of Selene.

To end the rite recite,

O ΜΗΝΗ I thank you for having come to me, and may you always be a part of my life.

[1] You are to attach a title of Selene that represents the aspect of Selene you seek to invoke.
[2] As you recite the following words you are to hear each one resonate within you.
[3] As you recite you are to see each symbol and form.

Monday, 3 May 2010

A Prayer to Isis

It is to be spoken on the full moon.


I call on you, lady Isis, whom the agathos daimon permitted to rule in the entire black land. Your name is ΛΟΥ ΛΟΥΛΟΥ ΒΑΘΑΡΘΑΡ ΘΑΡΗΣΙΒΑΘ ΑΘΕΡΝΕΚΛΗΣΙΧ ΑΘΕΡΝΕΒΟΥΝΙ ΗΙΧΟΜΩ ΧΟΜΩΘΙ Isis Sothis, ΣΟΥΗΡΙ, Boubastis, ΕΥΡΕΛΙΒΑΤ ΧΑΜΑΡΙ ΝΕΒΟΥΤΟΣ ΟΥΗΡΙ ΑΙΗ ΗΟΑ ΩΑΙ. Protect me, great and marvellous names of the god (if you desire you are to include any other names of gods you are to invoke); for I am the one established in Pelusium, ΣΕΡΦΟΥΘ ΜΟΥΙΣΡΩ ΣΤΡΟΜΜΩ ΜΟΛΩΘ ΜΟΛΟΝΘΗΡ ΦΟΝ Thoth. Protect me, great and marvellous names of the great god (if you desire you are to include any other names of gods you are to invoke).

ΑΣΑΩ ΕΙΩ ΝΙΣΑΩΘ. Lady Isis, Nemesis, Adrasteia, many-named, many-formed, glorify me, as I have glorified the name of your son Horus.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Hymn to Thoth


Thoth, son of Re, moon, of beautiful rising, lord of appearing, light of the gods, hail to you, moon, Thoth, bull in Khmun, dweller in Hesret, who makes way for the gods! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Who knows the secrets, who records their expression, who distinguishes one speech from another,
who is judge of everyone! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Keen-faced in the ship-of-millions, courier of humankind, who knows a man by his utterance, who makes the deed rise against the doer! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Who contents Re, advises the sole lord, lets him know whatever happens; at dawn he summons in heaven, and forgets not yesterday’s report! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Who makes safe the night-bark, makes tranquil the day-bark, with arms outstretched in the bow of the ship. O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Pure-faced when he takes the stern-rope, as the day-bark rejoices in the night-bark’s joy, at the feast of crossing the sky. O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Who fells the fiend, the ennead in the night-bark worship you lord Thoth, they say to you: “Hail, son of Re, praised of Re, whom the gods applaud!” O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

They repeat what your ka wishes, as you make way for the place of the bark, as you act against that fiend: you cut off his head, you break his ba, you cast his corpse in the fire, you are the god who slaughters him! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Nothing is done without your knowing, great one, son of a great one, who came from her limbs, champion of Harakhti, wise friend in On, who makes the place of gods, who knows the secrets, expounds their words! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

I give praise to you, Thoth, straight plummet in the scales, who repulses evil, who accepts him who learns not on crime! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

The vizier who settles cases, who changes turmoil to peace; the scribe of the mat who keeps the book, who punishes crime, who accepts the submissive! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Wise among the ennead, who relates what was forgotten. O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Counsellor to him who errs, who remembers the fleeting moment, who reports the hour of night, whose words endure forever, who enter dat, knows those in it,
and records them in the list! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

Thoth, son of Re, moon, you who distinguished the tongue of every foreign land, you who recalls all that has been forgotten, you who balances the scales, scribe of the gods, lord of the books, counter of the stars, lord of magic! Hail to you Ibis-headed one, who knows all secrets, great is your word! O Thoth, you I adore, you I invoke!

A royal offering to you, Thoth, lord of writing, lord of Khmun, who determines maat, who embarks Re in the night-bark. May you hear your suppliant’s mystic praise.

I am the righteous one towards the courtiers, if a wrong is told me, my tongue is skilled to set it right. I am the recorder of royal laws, who gives directions to the courtiers, wise in speech, there is nothing I ignore. I am the adviser to the gods, who teaches man his course, without forgetting my charge. I am the one who reports to the lord of the two lands, who speaks of whatever was forgotten, who does not ignore the words of the lord. For I am a just one of god since being on earth, I satisfy him maat every day. I have shunned wrongdoing before him, I never did evil since my birth; indeed I am a gentle one before god, one wise, one calm, who listens to maat. May I always be in the crew of the neshmet-bark, at its feast in the region of Peqer. I am the herald of the council, who does not ignore the plans of his majesty.

For I am Thoth, son of Re, iah-Djehuty, the moon god, Sheps, lord of Khemennu, Asten, Khenti, Mehi, Hab, and A'an. I am the one who distinguished the tongue of every foreign land, who recalls all that has been forgotten, who balances the scales, scribe of the gods, lord of the books, counter of the stars, lord of magic! For I am he who is like the ibis, who knows all secrets, great is my word!

The Calling of the Anemoi


Come, come to me from the four winds of the world, air-transversing, great god.

Face the East, trace the invoking pentagram of air and intone the name of the eastern wind, ΕΥΡΟΣ. He shall appear him as a young and slender man, his black hair blowing in the wind, surrounded by clouds of rain darkening the eastern horizon. Feel a warm wind coming from his direction.

Face the North, trace the invoking pentagram of air and intone the name of the northern wind, ΒΟΡΕΑΣ. He shall appear as a very strong winged old man, with shabby hair and beard, forcefully descending from dark winter clouds in a violent temper. Feel a strong and cold wind coming from his direction.

Face the West, trace the invoking pentagram of air and intone the name of the western wind, ΖΕΦΥΡΟΣ. He shall appear as a handsome young man, gently descending from a beautiful spring sunset. Feel a soft wind bring with it the smells of blossoming flowers.

Face the South, trace the invoking pentagram of air and intone the name of the southern wind, ΝΟΤΕΑΣ. He shall appear as a bearded man, drenched in sweat, descending from a violent late-summer storm with dark clouds slowly swallowing up the sun. Feel a hot wind coming from his direction.

Face the Sun and gaze into the air of the horizon feeling, hearing and seeing the Anemoi.

Saturday, 1 May 2010


ΑΝΟΧ... ΦΝΟΥΘ... ΒΑΙΝΦΟΥΝ... for these shall be the words which you shall invoke and meditate... for you are in heaven, the god within you and upon the watery abyss you stand...