Wed Apr 14 2021 1:00 PM / 8 Leo Rising
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 bright Helios, servant of the Agathos Daimon, ruler of this moment, exalted in the sign of Aries, at the height of midheaven, ruling in Leo at my birth, bring your light to me.
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.
O Sun, lend us your light that we may shine bright.
- Grant us insight
- Grant us integrity
- Grant us self-awareness
- Light the path of our destiny
- Help us encourage those around us
- Make us decisive in the face of uncertainty
- Reveal the motives of those around us
- Clarify our inner visions of compelling futures
O Sun, the bright and eternal eye, glory of the heavens, bless our talismans with your power:
- May people overlook my superficial flaws.
- May people fixate on my best features.
- May those who would harm me overlook me.
- May those who would benefit me find me.
- May those who would advise me notice my flaws and mistakes.
- May those who would criticize me overlook my flaws and mistakes.
- May those who would hinder me overlook me.
- May those who would boost me find me.
- May those who would love me find me.
- May those who would hate me overlook me.
- May my employers overlook my discretions.
- May my employers fixate on my achievements.
- May my employers overlook my absences.
- May those who love me see me truly.
O swift Mercury, servant of the Agathos Daimon, co-present with the Sun in Aries, bring your light to me.
Mercury, noble lord, you who are truthful, sensible, intelligent, you who, like the scribes, know and spread arithmetic, calculation, the science of the heavens and the earth! You are a noble lord, a master who supports and understands subtly the measured joy, riches, trade, profits, the profound significations. To whom is due all prophecies of prophets and their meanings, reasoning, theory, the apprehension of diverse sciences, of subtlety, intellect, philosophy, geometry, of the sciences of heaven and earth, divination, geomancy, poesy, of writing, eloquence, intellectual agility, of the depth in all the teachings and in all the actions, of aptitude, of the changing of one affair to another, of deception, to render oneself pure and sincere, of perseverance, of aiding men, and of comporting oneself well toward them, of forgiveness, of intelligence, of tranquillity, of averting wickedness, of good religion in the regard of God and of the law in regard to men, it is you who organize all these and of them are the significator.
You who are masked, by your subtlety, so that your nature is not able to be known nor your effects determined for certain. You are favourable with the favourable planets and unfavourable with the unfavourable planets, masculine with males and feminine with females, with the diurnal stars diurnal and nocturnal with the nocturnal, in accord with them in all their natures. You model yourself on them in all their forms, and you transform yourself into all their qualities.
O swift Mercury,
- Pursuade people of the clarity of our visions and insights.
- Make our language encouraging and uplifting
O bountiful Jupiter, servant of the Agathos Daimon, in the seventh house, applying to the Sun and Moon, bring your light to us.
O Jupiter much-honored, Jupiter supremely great, to U this holy rite I consecrate,
my prayers and expiations, king divine, for all things round thy head exalted shine.
The earth is yours, and mountains swelling high, the sea profound, and all within the sky.
Jovial king, descending from above, magnanimous, commanding, sceptered Jupiter; All-parent, principle and end of all, whose power almighty, shakes this earthly ball;
Even Nature trembles at your mighty nod, loud-sounding, armed with lightening, thundering God.
Source of abundance, purifying king, O various-formed from whom all natures spring;
Propitious hear my prayer, give blameless health, with peace divine, and necessary wealth.
O bountiful Jupiter:
- Bless our marriage with your abundance
- Connect us with partnerships that promote mutual flourishing
O beautiful Venus, servant of the Agathos Daimon, ruling in Taurus, co-present with the Moon in her exaltation, in the 10th house, bring your light to us.
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.
O beautiful Venus, attract people, money, and power to our benefit.
O Moon, servant of the Agathos Daimon, exalted in Taurus, co-present with Venus in her rulership, in the 10th house, bring your light to us.
Hear, Goddess queen, diffusing silver light, bull-horn’d and wand’ring thro’ the gloom of Night.
With stars surrounded, and with circuit wide Night’s torch extending, thro’ the heav’ns you ride:
Female and Male with borrow’d rays you shine, and now full-orb’d, 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 pow’r bedeck’d 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 giv’st to Nature’s works their destin’d end.
Queen of the stars, all-wife Diana hail! Deck’d 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 prosp’rous rays, and pleas’d accept thy suppliant’s mystic praise.
O Moon, Serene Selene, see that everything we’ve asked manifest here, in our earthly realm, as U have the power to do.
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.
We give thanks to U Selene
We give thanks to U Venus
We give thanks to U Jupiter
We give thanks to U Mercury
We give thanks to U Helios
We 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!
Archangels, thank U, depart in peace.
Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram Closing