THE MAGIC SWORD
The following includes, Sword description, Use, Consecration, Mode of use, Caution. Need of reverence.
This is for general use in Banishing for defense against evil forces, and in certain invocations.
The Sword should be of medium length and weight.
Any convenient sword may be adapted for this use, the pattern of the hilt here given is not essential. But the handle, hilt and guard must be such as to offer surface suitable for inscriptions.
Pentagrams should be painted on salient portions because it is the lineal figure of GEBURAH.
The Divine and Angelic Names related to GEBURAH are then to be added and also their sigils taken from the Rose.
The Motto of the Adept is to be engraved upon it, or upon the hilt in letters of emerald green colour, in addition to the other mystic devices and Names.
The Blade should be clean and bright, and the hand hilt and guard should be painted bright scarlet. Upon this as a ground colour the inscriptions are to be added in emerald green.
The Sword has then to be consecrated in due form.
It is to be used in all cases where great force and strength are to be used and are required, but principally for banishing and for defense against evil forces.
For this reason it is under the presidency of GEBURAH and of MARS. Thus their Names and forces are to be invoked at its consecration, which should take place onthe Day and Hour of Mars, or used during the course of the Fiery Tattwa.
Here again let the Z.A.M. remember his Obligation never to use his knowledge of practical magic for purposes of evil. Let him be well assured that if he do this, notwithstanding his pledge, the evil he endeavours to bring about will react on himself, and that he will experience on his own person and in his own affairs that very thing which he has endeavoured to bring about for another.
So also may he perish and be blotted out from among us.
MODE OF USE
When it is desired to concentrate and to use the full force of the Sword, hold it thus. The pommel of the hilt rests in the palm of the hand, with the thumb and forefinger extended along the hilt, towards the guard.
Need of Reverence. Remember that there is hardly a circumstance in the Rituals, even of the First Order, which has not its special meaning and application, and which does not conceal a potent magical formula.
These ceremonies then have brought thee into contact with certain forces which thou hast now to learn how to awaken in thyself. And to this end, read, study and re-read what thou hast already received. Be not sure even after the lapse of much time, that thou hast yet fully discovered all that is to be learned from them.
To be of use unto thee, this must be the work of thine own inner Self-- thine own, and not the work of another that so thou mayest gradually attain to the Knowledge of the Divine Ones.
Prepare the chamber, with a central Altar draped in black, with a red Cross, white Triangle, Rose and incense, Cup and water, Lamp, plate and salt, Rose Cross, consecrated Lotus Wand, white robe is desirable, the new Sword, Red cloak and Lamen.
An Invocation to Mars and Geburah. An Astrological figure to show position of Mars at the time. In wording and formulating the Invocation to the Forces of Geburah, force and strength are to be specially requested.
Place the Sword upon Altar, hilt to East near Incense, point to West near Water.
Take up Lotus Wand near Water.
Stand at West of Altar, facing East.
Say, Hekas Hekas Este Bebeloi.
Take up Cup and purify with Water sprinkling to E. S. W. N.
Saying, So therefore first the Priest who governeth the works of Fire must sprinkle with the Lustral Water of the loud resounding sea.
Put down Cup on Altar.
Take up Incense and wave it as you pass round E. S. W. N.
Saying, And when after all the Phantoms are vanished thou shalt see that holy and formless Fire, that Fire which darts and flashes through the hidden depths of the Universe, hear thou the voice of Fire.
Put down Incense. Take up Wand.
Circumambulate with Sun three times, grasping Wand by white band. Return to West, face East, say Adoration:
Holy art Thou Lord of the Universe.
Holy art Thou Whom nature hath not Formed.
Holy art Thou the Vast and Mighty One.
Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.
Performing Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Hexagram of Mars, holding the Wand by White Band. Give Adeptus Minor Signs and analyse Key-Word.
Return to West of Altar.
Turn to face the direction in which you have found Mars to be standing so that the Altar is between yourself and Mars for convenience.
Describe in the Air the Invoking Pentagram of Sign Mars is in.
Describe Invoking Hexagram of Mars, saying: ELOHIM GIBOR. Then still holding Wand by White Band.
Recite your Invocation to the power of GEBURAH and the Forces of Mars, tracing the Sigil of each as you read it.
O Mighty Power who governeth GEBURAH, Thou strong and terrible Divine
ELOHIM GIBOR. I beseech Thee to bestow upon this Magic Sword Power and Might to slay the evil and weakness I may encounter. In the Fiery Sphere of MADIM, strength and fidelity. May Thy Great Archangel KAMAEL bestow upon me courage wherewith to use it aright and may The Powerful Angels of the Order of SERAPHIM scorch with their flames the feebleness of purpose which would hinder my search for the True Light.
Then trace in the Air, slowly, above Sword, and as if standing upon it, the Invoking Hexagram of Mars. Do this with the Lotus end, still holding the White Band.
Next trace over the Sword the letters of the names in the invocation and their several Sigils.
Put down the Wand.
Take up the Cup and purify new Sword with Water, making Cross upon it; put down Cup.
Take up Incense and wave it over new Sword. Put down Incense.
Take up new Sword and with it perform the Lesser Invoking Ritual of the Hexagram and also trace the Invoking Hexagram of Mars, repeating ARARITA and ELOHIM GIBOR.
Lay down Sword.
With Cup purify Chamber as before.
With Incense purify as before.
Reverse circumambulation three times and say:
In the Name of YEHESHUAH, I now set free all Spirits that may have been
imprisoned by this Ceremony.
Perform with the Sword the Lesser Banishing Ritual of Hexagram.
Perform Lesser Banishing Ritual of Pentagram.
Conclude with Qabalistic Cross.
Wrap up Sword, white or scarlet silk or linen. Henceforth no one else may touch it.
THE FOUR ELEMENTAL WEAPONS
These are the Tarot Symbols of the letters of the Divine Name YHVH and of the Elements, and have a certain bond and sympathy between them. So that if even one only is to be used, the others should also be present, even as each of the Four Elemental Tablets is divided in itself into Four Lesser Angles, representing the other three elements bound together therewith in the same tablet.
Therefore also let the Zelator Adeptus Minor remember that when he works with these forces, he is, as it were, dealing with the forces of the letters of the Divine Name, YHVH.
Each implement must be consecrated, and when this has been done by an Adeptus, no one else may touch it.
THE WAND OF FIRE
The Staff of the Wand should be of wood, rounded and smooth, and perforated from end to end, and within it should be placed a steel rod, just so long as to project an inch beyond each end of the wood rod.
It is often convenient to form the Wand from cane which has a natural hollow through it. If of cane there should be three natural lengths according to the knots, so that these knots may be placed similarly to the manner in which they are placed in the figure which is such as a turner would produce.
Eighteen inches is an extreme length. The magnet should be a strong one.
One end of the Wooden Rod should be cone-shaped. The North end of the magnet, (known by its repelling the so-called North Pole of a compass needle) should be placed at the end of the Wand which is plain.
The whole is coloured flame scarlet, and divided into 3 parts by Yellow bands. The Cone shaped end has also painted upon its red surface three wavy flame-shaped YODS as ornaments; they are painted in bright yellow as in illustration.
The Divine and Angelic names of the Element Fire, should be there written in green paint along the Shaft and on the Cone.
Their sigils should be added with the Motto of the Adeptus. The green should be bright Emerald. The wand must then be consecrated.
The Wand is to be used in all workings of the Nature of Fire and under the Presidency of YOD and of the Wand of the Tarots. Sigils are not given. The Adeptus must work them out for himself.
THE DAGGER FOR AIR
Any convenient dagger or knife or sword may be adapted to this use, the shorter the better. The hilt, pommel and guard are to be coloured a bright pure yellow.
Upon this background, the divine and angelic names should then be written with purple or violet colour, together with their sigils from the Rose, and the motto of the Adeptus.
It is then ready for consecration.
When using the Air Dagger in ceremonial work, it may be held in the usual way of a dagger -- or as a knife, or as described for the Wand or Sword.
It is to be used in all works of an Airy nature and under the presidency of VAU and the Sword of the Tarot.
Let there be no confusion between the magical Sword and the Air Dagger. They belong to different planes and any substitution of one for the other is harmful.
The magical Sword is under GEBURAH and is for strength and defense. The Air Dagger is for Air, for VAU of YHVH, and is to be used with the other three elemental weapons.
THE CUP FOR WATER
Any convenient clear glass Cup may be adapted for this use.
The bowl should somewhat resemble the shape of a crocus flower, and must show eight petals. Thus a smooth glass cup is acceptable, though if it has eight cuts or ridges it is preferable.
These petals must be coloured bright blue, neither too pale nor too dark. They must be edged with bright orange colour which must be clear and correct -- an exact complement of the blue, adequate to produce a flashing.
The petals may be formed by paint or from coloured paper pasted on the glass. (This is not really practical. If water spills over the rim of the glass, it may spoil altogether the stuck-on-paper. Paint is by far the better medium. I.R.) The proper Divine and Angelic Names are then to be written upon the petals in orange colour, together with their Sigils from the Rose. Then add the motto of the Adeptus. The stem and base may be painted blue also -- but there is no advantage in this.
The Cup must be consecrated by the appropriate ceremony.
When using the Cup, you may sprinkle with Water from the Cup in the required direction.
It is to be used in all workings of the nature of Water, under the presidency of the letter HEH and the Cup of the Tarot.
THE PANTACLE FOR EARTH
The Pantacle or Pentacle should be formed of a round disk of wood, of about six inches in diameter and from half to one inch in thickness, nicely polished, and truly circular and of even thickness.
There should be a circular white border, with a white Hexagram upon each face of the disk. The space within the white ring should be divided saltire-wise into four compartments by two diameters at right angles.
The four compartments are to be coloured:
The upper -- Citrine -- for the Airy part of Earth.
The right -- Olive Green -- for the Watery part of Earth.
The left -- Russet Brown -- for the Fiery part of Earth.
The lower -- Black -- for the Earthy part of Earth.
The Divine and Angelic names should be written in black within the white border, each name followed by its sigil taken from the Rose. Crosses may be placed after each Sigil. The motto of the Adept is to be added.
The Pantacle should be the same on both sides and should be held in the hand with the Citrine part upmost, unless there be some special reason for using one of the other compartments.
The Pantacle must then be consecrated by the appropriate ceremony.
It is to be used in all working of the nature of Earth, and under the presidency of HEH (final), and of the Pantacle of the Tarot.
RITUAL OF CONSECRATION OF THE FOUR ELEMENTAL WEAPONS
GENERAL NOTES ON THE CONSECRATION OF THE FOUR IMPLEMENTS
The Adept is to be robed in White, wear his white sash, and Rose Cross.
Have on hand-the Lotus Wand, Magic Sword and prepare the chamber as for Sword.
All four weapons should be present at once on altar, with all four symbols of the Elements.
Lay the Fire Wand near the Lamp, the Cup near the Water, the Dagger near the Incense and the Pantacle near the Salt.
Each Elemental Weapon must be consecrated at a time (24 minutes) when the Tattwa of the Element concerned is in course.
The consecration of each weapon is a separate ceremony although they may be done successively.
The opening ceremony and the closing ceremony will suffice for one or all, however, and need not be repeated if all are consecrated on one occasion.
The Tattwa period is found in practice to suffice for the ‘Special Portion’ of the ceremony.
Prepare for each Element by the Invocation to the King and the Six Seniors from the Elemental Tablets, according to the instructions laid down in the that section of this book dealing at length with Enochian System.
After consecration, each implement is to be wrapped up either in White silk or in silk of the colour proper to the Element.
NOTE OF V.H. FRATER N.O.M.
Before performing these four ceremonies it will be found wise to write out the complete form, including all pentagrams and other figures and sigils and invocations, using the notes here following as an outline. Otherwise, confusion will arise among Tablet names.
THE RITUAL OF CONSECRATION
1. Take up the Lotus Wand by the Black portion, and say, Hekas Hekas Este Bebeloi. Put down the Wand and take up the Magic Sword and with it go to the East.
2. Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.
3. Lay down Sword, and purify with Water, saying, So therefore first the Priest who governeth the works of Fire must sprinkle with the Lustral Water of the loud-resounding Sea.
Consecrate with Fire, saying, And when, after all the Phantoms are banished, thou shalt see that Holy formless Fire, that Fire which darts and flashes through the hidden depths of the Universe, hear thou the Voice of Fire.
Take up the Lotus Wand by White portion.
6. Circumambulate with the Sun three times.
Repeat the Adoration, salute with the Neophyte Sign each time.
Holy art Thou, Lord of the Universe.
Holy art Thou, whom Nature hath not Formed.
Holy art Thou, the Vast and the Mighty One.
Lord of the Light and of the Darkness.
Varying with each Implement on different days, or 20 minutes between each commencement, according to Tattwas, perform Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram of the particular elemental Implement with Lotus Wand, holding it by apropriate band of the Kerubic Figure.
With the Lotus Wand in hand, and standing by the Altar and facing the Quarter of the Element whose Implement you are consecrating, describe in the Air over the Implement, as if standing upon it, the Invoking Pentagram of that Implement.
Invoke the Divine and Angelic Names already graven upon the Implement, making their letters and Sigils in the Air, over the Implement with the Lotus Wand.
O Thou, Who art from everlasting, Thou Who hast created all things, and doth clothe Thyself with the Forces of Nature as with a garment, by Thy Holy and Divine Name, (For
Pentacle vibrate Adonai, For Dagger vibrate Yhvh, For Cup vibrate El, For Wand vibrate
Elohim) whereby Thou art known especially in that Quarter we name (For Pentacle and
Earth vibrate Tzaphon for the North, For Dagger and Air vibrate Mizrach for the East,
For Cup and Water vibrate Mearab for the West, For Wand and Fire vibrate Darom for
I beseech Thee to grant unto me strength and insight for my search after the Hidden Light and Wisdom. I entreat Thee to cause Thy Wonderful Archangel (For Pentacle vibrate AURIEL Who governeth the works of Earth, For Dagger vibrate RAPHIEL Who governeth the works of Air, For Cup vibrate GABRIEL Who governeth the works of Water, For Wand vibrate MICHAEL Who governeth the works of Fire) to guide me in the Pathway; and furthermore to direct Thine Angel (For Pentacle vibrate PHORLAKH, For Dagger vibrate CHASSAN, For Cup vibrate TALIAHAD, For Wand vibrate ARAL) To watch over my footsteps therein.
May the Ruler of (name element) the Powerful Prince (For Pentacle and Earth vibrate KERUB, For Dagger and Air vibrate ARIEL, For Cup and Water vibrate THARSIS, For Wand and Fire vibrate SERAPH) by gracious permission of the Infinite Supreme, increase and strengthen the hidden forces and occult virtues of this (name implement) so that I may be enabled with it to perform aright those Magical operations, for which it has been fashioned. For which purpose I now perform this mystic rite of Consecration in the Divine Presence of (For Pentacle vibrate ADONAI, For Dagger vibrate YHVH, For Cup vibrate EL, For Wand vibrate ELOHIM).
Lay aside the Lotus Wand.
Take up the Magic Sword, and read the Invocation to the King, tracing in the Air the Invoking Pentagram of the Element.
In the Three Great Secret Holy Names of God borne upon the Banners of the, (For Pentacle and Earth -- North vibrate EMOR DIAL HECTEGA, For Dagger and Air -- East vibrate ORO IBAH AOZPI, For Cup and Water -- West vibrate EMPEH ARSEL GAIOL, For Wand and Fire -- South vibrate OIP TEAA PEDOCE).
I summon Thee, Thou Great King of the, (For Pentacle -- North vibrate IC ZOD HEH CHAL, For Dagger-- East vibrate BATAIVAH, For Cup-- West vibrate RA AGIOSEL, For Wand -- South vibrate EDEL PERNAA) to attend upon this Ceremony and by Thy presence increase its effect, whereby I do now consecrate this Magical (name implement). Confer upon it the utmost occult might and virtue of which Thou mayest judge it to be capable in all works of the nature of (name implement) so that in it I may find a strong defense and a powerful weapon wherewith to rule and direct the Spirits of the Elements.
13. Still with the Sword, trace in the Air over the Implement the Hexagram of Saturn, and read the Invocation to the Six Seniors.
Ye Mighty Princes of the (name Quadrant) Quadrangle, I invoke you who are known to me by the honourable title, and position of rank, of Seniors. Hear my petition, ye mighty Princes, the Six Seniors of the (same point) quarter of the Earth who bear the names of, (For Earth - LAIDROM ALPHCTGA ACZINOR AHMLLICV LZINOPO LIIANSA, For Air - HABIORO AHAOZPI AAOZAIF AVTOTAR HTMORDA HIPOTGA, For Water - LSRAHPM SLGAIOL SAIINOR SONIZNT LAOAXRP LIGDISA, For Fire - AAETPOI AAPDOCE ADOEOET ANODOIN ALNDVOD ARINNAP) and be this day present with me. Bestow upon this (nameweapon) the Strength and purity whereof ye are Masters in the Elemental Forces which ye control; that its outward and material form may remain a true symbol of the inward and spiritual force.
14. Then read the invocations of the Angels governing the Four Lesser Angles. During each, make the Invoking Pentagram of the Element whose implement is being consecrated, Cup, Wand, Dagger, or Pentacle, according to which lesser angle is in process, making the Pentagram in the air immediately over the Implement with the Sword.
Lesser Angle of Fire. 0 Thou Mighty Angel Bziza who art Ruler and President over the Four Angels of the Fiery Lesser Quadrangle of Fire, I invocate Thee to impress into this weapon the force and fiery energy of Thy Kingdom and Servants, that by it I may control them for all just and righteous purposes.
With the Sword, trace invoking Fire Pentagram with Lion Kerub. Lesser Angle of Water. 0 Thou Mighty Angel Banaa, Ruler and President over the Four Angels of fluid Fire, I beseech Thee to impress into this weapon Thy magic power that by it I may control the Spirits who serve Thee for all just and righteous purposes.
With the Cup trace the invoking Fire Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Air. 0 Thou Mighty Angel Bdopa, Ruler and President over the Four Angels and Governors of the subtle and aspiring Etheric Fire, I beseech Thee to bestow upon this weapon Thy strength and fiery steadfastness, that with it I may control the Spirits of Thy Realm for all just and righteous purposes.
Trace Invoking Fire Pentagram with the Dagger.
Lesser Angle of Earth. 0 Thou Mighty Angel Bpsac, who art Ruler and President over the Four Angels of the denser Fire of Earth, I beseech Thee to bestow upon this weapon Thy strength and fiery steadfastness that with it I may control the Spirits of Thy realm for all just and righteous purposes.
Trace Invoking Fire Pentagram with Pentacle.
Lesser Angle of Fire. 0 Thou Powerful Angel Hnlrx, Thou who are Lord and Ruler over the Fiery Waters, I beseech Thee to endue this Cup with the Magic Powers of which Thou art Lord, that I may with its aid direct the Spirits who serve Thee in purity and singleness of aim.
With Wand trace invoking Water Pentagram with Eagle Kerub.
Lesser Angle of Water. 0 Thou Powerful Angel Htdim, Thou who art Lord and Ruler over the pure and fluid Element of Water, I beseech Thee to endue this Cup with the Magic Powers of which Thou art Lord, that I may with its aid direct the Spirits who serve Thee in purity and singleness of aim.
With Sword trace invoking Water Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Air. 0 Thou Powerful Angel Htaad, Thou who art Lord and Ruler of the Etheric and Airy Qualities of Water, I beseech Thee to endue this Cup with the Magic Powers of which Thou art Lord, that I may with its aid direct the Spirits who serve Thee in purity and singleness of aim.
With Dagger trace invoking Water Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Earth. 0 Thou Powerful Angel Hmagl, Thou who art Lord and Ruler of the more dense and solid qualities of Water, I beseeh Thee to endue this Cup with the Magic Powers of which Thou art Lord, that with its aid I may direct the Spirits who serve Thee in purity and singleness of aim.
With Pentacle trace invoking Water Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Fire. 0 Thou Resplendent Angel Exgsd, Thou who governest the Fiery Realms of Air, I conjure Thee to confer upon this Dagger, Thy mysterious and magical Powers, that I thereby may control the Spirits who serve Thee for such purposes as be pure and upright.
With the Wand trace invoking Air Pentagram with Aquarius as Kerubic emblem. Lesser Angle of Water. 0 Thou Resplendent Angel Eytpa, Thou who governest the Realms of Fluid Air; I conjure Thee to confer upon this Dagger, Thy Mysterious Powers that by its aid I may control the Spirits who serve Thee for such purposes as be pure and upright.
With the Cup trace invoking Air Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Air. 0 Thou Resplendent Angel Erzla, Thou who rulest the Realms of Pure and Permeating Air, I conjure Thee to confer upon this Dagger the Magic Power of which Thou art Master, whereby I may control the Spirits who serve Thee, for such purposes as be pure and upright.
With the Sword trace invoking Air Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Earth. 0 Thou Resplendent Angel Etnbr, Thou who rulest the Denser Realms of Air symbolised by the Lesser Angle of Earth,! conjure Thee to confer upon this Dagger the Magic Powers of which Thou art Master, whereby I may control the spirits who serve Thee, for such purposes as be pure and upright.
With the Pentacle trace invoking Air Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Fire. 0 Thou Glorious Angel Naaom, Thou who governest the Fiery essences of Earth, I invocate Thee to bestow upon this Pentacle the Magic Powers of which thou art Sovereign, that by its help I may govern the Spirits of Whom Thou art Lord, in all seriousness and steadfastness.
With Wand over Russet part trace invoking Earth Pentagram with Taurus Kerub.
Lesser Angle of Water. 0 Thou Glorious Angel Nphra, Thou who governest the moist and fluid essences of Earth. I invocate Thee to bestow upon this Pentacle the Magic Powers of which Thou art Sovereign that by its help I may govern the Spirits, of whom Thou art Lord, in all seriousness and steadfastness.
With Cup over Olive part, trace invoking Earth Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Air. 0 Thou Glorious Angel Nboza; Thou who governest the Airy and Delicate Essense of Earth,! invocate Thee to bestow upon this Pentacle the Magic Powers of which Thou art Master, that with its help I may govern the spirits of whom Thou art Lord, in all seriousness and steadfastness.
With Dagger over Citrine part, trace invoking Earth Pentagram.
Lesser Angle of Earth. 0 Thou Glorious Angel Nroam, Thou who governest the dense and solid Earth,! invocate Thee to bestow upon this Pentacle the Magic Powers of which Thou art Master, that with its help I may govern the spirits of whom Thou art Lord, in all seriousness and steadfastness.
With Sword over Black part, trace invoking Earth Pentagram.
Then take up the newly consecrated Implement and perform with it the Supreme Invoking Ritual of the Pentagram of its Element in the Four Quarters, preceding each
Pentagram with the Equilibriating Pentagram suitable. Close with Qabalistic Cross and Prayer. When completed each Implement is to be wrapped in silk or linen, white, or suitable colour.
Purify with Water, repeating verse as in opening.
Consecrate with Fire, repeating the verse as in opening.
Stand at West of Altar, and say, In the name of YEHESHUAH, I now set free any Spirits that may have been imprisoned by this ceremony.
Perform the Lesser Banishing Ritual of Pentagram in four Quarters.
If preferred, the Supreme Banishing Ritual of Pentagram of special element, if one or two or three Implements have been consecrated and not all four at same ceremony.