Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram Opening
Archangels, watch over me, bless me, protect me, and see to the success of this ritual.
Hekas hekas estes bebeloi!
Away, away be ye all negative spirits that would harm the sanctity of this rite. I call upon all helpful spirits, Deities, and ancestors: Watch over my working, opening the household so that the power of the Agathos Daimon can come forward and the ancient and shining ones be present. Protect all members of the household until the ritual is concluded.
Come to me, U from the four winds, ruler of all, who breathed the spirit of life into all persons, whose is the hidden and unspeakable name. At whose name even the daimons, when hearing, are terrified. Of whom heaven is head, ether body, earth feet, and the environment water: the Agathos Daimon. U are the ocean, begetter of good things and feeder of the civilized world. Yours is the eternal processional way. Your seven-lettered name is established for the harmony of the seven sounds of the planets which utter their voices according to the twenty-nine forms of the moon.
SAR APHARA APHARA Eeee ABRAARM ARAPHA ARBAACH PERTA-Aaww-MaaayCH AKMaaayCH Eeee-Aaah-Aaww Oooh-Ouuu-Eeeh Eeeh-Eeee-Oooh-Ouuu Eeee-Aaah-Aaww
Your name and your spirit rest upon the good. Come into my mind and my understanding for all the time of my life and accomplish for me all the desires of my soul. For U are I, and I, U. Whatever I say must happen, for I have your name in my heart and no flesh will overpower me; no spirit will stand against me—neither daimon, nor visitation, nor any evil being, because of your name, which I have in my soul and invoke.
- Facing east with both hands to the left: Vibrate A (Aaah)
- Facing north, with right fist out: Vibrate E (Eeeh)
- Facing west extending both hands forward: Vibrate Ē (Aaay)
- Facing south hands on stomach: Vibrate I (Eeee)
- To the earth, hands touching toes: Vibrate O (Oooh)
- Looking into the air, hand on heart: Vibrate Y (Ouuu)
- To the sky, both hands on head: Vibrate Ō (Aaww)
I call on U, eternal and unbegotten, who are one, who alone hold together the whole creation of all things, whom none understand, whom the gods worship, whose name not even the gods can utter. Accomplish for me this petition.
O blessed Helios, servant of the Agathos Daimon, U whose hand is this moment, who rules over this day, bring your light to me!
Light the candle
Hear me, O blessed one,
eternal eye that sees all,
Titan radiant as gold,
Hyperion, celestial light,
sweet sight to living creatures.
On the right you beget dawn,
on the left you beget night,
you temper the seasons
as you ride your dancing horses,
you rush, you rush very swiftly,
O fiery and bright-faced charioteer,
you press on your course
in endless whirl.
Harsh to the impious,
you teach good to the pious
as you hold the golden lyre,
the harmony of cosmic motion,
as you command noble deeds,
as you nurture the seasons.
Piping lord of the world,
fiery circle of motion,
life-giving, fruit-bearing, Paian,
eternal and pure father of time,
O immortal Lord,
you are the clear, you are the brilliant,
you are the all-encompassing cosmic eye,
both when you set and when you shine
your lovely and radiant light.
A paragon of justice,
O water-loving lord of the cosmos,
you guard pledges and ever the highest,
you do help all.
Eye of justice and light of life,
your screaming whip
drives the four-horse chariot on.
Hear my words and show
life’s sweetness to the initiates.
Helios, much honored, my patron, ruler of this day: aid me in my aim, bring forth Venus that I may petition her.
Heav’nly, illustrious, laughter-loving queen, sea-born, night-loving, of an awful mien;
Crafty, from whom necessity first came, producing, nightly, all-connecting dame:
‘Tis thine the world with harmony to join, for all things spring from thee, O pow’r divine.
The triple Fates are rul’d by thy decree, and all productions yield alike to thee:
Whate’er the heav’ns, encircling all contain, earth fruit-producing, and the stormy main,
Thy sway confesses, and obeys thy nod, awful attendant of the brumal God:
Goddess of marriage, charming to the sight, mother of Loves, whom banquetings delight;
Source of persuasion, secret, fav’ring queen, illustrious born, apparent and unseen:
Spousal, lupercal, and to men inclin’d, prolific, most-desir’d, life-giving., kind:
Great sceptre-bearer of the Gods, ‘tis thine, mortals in necessary bands to join;
And ev’ry tribe of savage monsters dire in magic chains to bind, thro’ mad desire.
Come, Cyprus-born, and to my pray’r incline, whether exalted in the heav’ns you shine,
Or pleas’d in Syria’s temple to preside, or o’er th’ Egyptian plains thy car to guide,
Fashion’d of gold; and near its sacred flood, fertile and fam’d to fix thy blest abode;
Or if rejoicing in the azure shores, near where the sea with foaming billows roars,
The circling choirs of mortals, thy delight, or beauteous nymphs, with eyes cerulean bright,
Pleas’d by the dusty banks renown’d of old, to drive thy rapid, two-yok’d car of gold;
Or if in Cyprus with thy mother fair, where married females praise thee ev’ry year,
And beauteous virgins in the chorus join, Adonis pure to sing and thee divine;
Come, all-attractive to my pray’r inclin’d, for thee, I call, with holy, reverent mind.
Venus, much honored, ruler of my fourth house, strong in your rulership of Taurus and ruler of this ascendent: aid me in my aim, bless all my workings and grant me dignity and wisdom.
Venus, most beautiful and gracious goddess! U rule over my home and hearth from a position of rulership. Bless my marriage and bless our future home. Aid Daria, Kitkat, and me so that we may live in Claire Chadwick and Zeilend Powell’s building at 475 Herkimer St Brooklyn, NY. May we move there under favorable circumstances. May our finances, pleasures, desires, love, health, and joy all flourish in our home.
Please, Aion, ruler of hope, giver of wealth, O holy Agathos Daimon, bring to fulfillment all favors.
I have been attached to your holy form
I have been given power by your holy name
I have acquired your emanation of the goods
Lord, god of gods, master, daimon
For U are I, and I, U. Whatever I say must happen, for I have your name in my heart and no flesh will overpower me; no spirit will stand against me—neither daimon nor visitation nor any evil being, because of your name, which I have in my soul. For yours is the eternal processional way. Your seven-lettered name is established for the harmony of the seven sounds of the planets which utter their voices according to the twenty-nine forms of the moon.
I give thanks to U Venus
I give thanks to U Helios
I give thanks to U Agathos Daimon
Go away, go away; into your own heavens, into your own palaces, into your own courses. Keep me healthy, unharmed, not plagued by evil spirits, free from calamity and without terror. Hear me during my lifetime.
Hekas hekas estes bebeloi!
Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram Closing