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The Ritual of the Lord's Prayer Backwards
by Stephen Bleach
This ritual, on the surface, appears to be just an attempt to blaspheme Christianity, so what use is it you might say. Our whole society and culture is built upon the Judeo-Christian mind-set. So, even if we do not consciously subscribe to any "Christian" belief system per se, our thinking has been from birth hard wired with the damaging and sometimes crippling poison of Nazarene morality structures.
So then, the purpose of this simple but effective rite is to help you remove the harm done by Christian indoctrination. More than this, when the ritual is performed in the correct attitude, many things will rise to the surface of the magician's consciousness: issues, guilt, shame, or whatever! The point is that when this awareness occurs, the thing is identified, isolated and cast forth from the magician's being. If done successfully, the magician will be just that little more free to be that which nature intended.
This rite was recommended by the author of that classic and unsurpassed work of non-religious Witchcraft - Mastering Witchcraft, published in 1970 C.E.
Paul Huson directs the witch to light a single candle before going to bed on three consecutive nights while visualizing chains around the wrists and ankles being struck by bolts of lightening. The witch reads the Lord's prayer backwards, as the chains fall to the ground in molten shards. The witch also visualizes all the Judeo-Christian clap-trap being lifted from the proverbial shoulders. This was performed as an initiation into the mysteries and one which I still wholeheartedly recommend.
Huson did say that, strictly speaking, this rite was only needed for the three nights of one's "initiation". However, it has been found that this short, simple rite is useful for ongoing examination of one's sub-conscious contents and can be used regularly at the magician's discretion. In particular, when one feels restricted or emotionally undone in someway, using this rite may well be a way of bringing to the surface, in the clear light of day, the personal issue to be dealt with. This is certainly true if the problem is one stemming from Judeo-Christian indoctrination, and sometimes this can be discovered only through performance of the ritual.
The rite is most effective if done after one of the preliminary openings and invocations have been performed.
A) Open Temple with Banishing or other.
B) Calling of Four Elements. (If needed)
C} Invocation to Satan.
[Light a black candle which is placed in the centre of the altar for this ritual.]
THE LORD'S PRAYER BACKWARDS:
NEMA! LIVEE, MORF SU REVILLED TUB NOISHAYTPMET OOTNI TON SUH DEEL SUS TSHAIGA SAPSERT TAHT YETH. VIGRAWF EU ZA SESAPSERT RUA SUH VIGRAWF DERB ILAID RUA YED SITH SUH VIG NEVEH NI SI ZA THRE NI NUD EEB LIW EYTH MUCK MODNGIK EYTH MAIN EYTH EEB DWOHLAH NEVAH NI TRA CHIOO. RETHARF RUA!
NOTE: Text is written phonetically.
After the rite, the magician sits quietly, contemplating what comes to the surface of his/her consciousness. If a destructive pattern or whatever is identified one may then become indignant, angry, or both and in the name of the Dark Lord offer the offending affliction over to destruction by symbolically removing it perhaps by writing it down and burning it, or whatever other creative ways suggest themselves.
Stephen Bleach/Daemon Caliph
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See also Rites of blasphemy on Diane Vera's Theistic Satanism page