Sun Aug 8 2021 6:00 AM / 16 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, ruler of this day, powerful in the sign of your rulership, the sign of 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 me your light that I may shine bright.
- Make me sovereign in my relationships
- Reveal my good qualities to those I wish to love me
- Help me warm and nourish my partners as your light nurtures the earth
I thank U for these boons, Helios
O swift Mercury, servant of the Agathos Daimon, co-present with the Sun in Leo, 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 Mercury, lend me your intelligence
- Clarify my communication
- Make my communication persuasive and subtle
- Attune me to the needs and desires of my partners
I thank U for these boons, Mercury
O Moon, servant of the Agathos Daimon, co-present with the Sun in Leo, bring your light to me.
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 I’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 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