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January 8th, 2012
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Thelemic Banishing
I was talking with some people about banishing last night, and how I didn't really care for the star ruby as it places certain deities into quarters whose main attributes are based in their position. Hadit for example is the point which is everywhere and in the hearts ofmen and stars, to then go on and say "well actually, he's over in the south" is quite contrary to how I envision him.

I came up with this ritual today, its based almost entirely on LIBER AL. The only external element is "Babalon", which I prefer to say instead of "Scarlet Woman", but if you wanted to be a purest, you could make the substitution.

Let me know what you think, its pretty simple, but to me seems rather moving. Several things I'm considering changing are: 1. "The Earth", it would be better to have a name, but the book of the law treats the Earth as though it is a deity. 2. The wording about "neither any other power", I don't want to have to change quotes from the book much, but this could be phrased better, I'll practice and see how it feels. 3. The opening/closing could havea bit more meat, but I like the simplicity of just ABRAHADABRA, the word that begins and ends the 3rd chapter.

(The ritualist is Ankh-af-na-khonsu, The Beast, The priest of the princes.)

ABRAHADABRA

(At each quarter draw the hieroglyph of the deity and vibrate its name.)

(To the east) Ra
(To the south) Ahathoor
(To the west) Tum
(To the north) Kephra

(Return to the center)

Before me, Babalon
Behind me, Aiwass
On my right hand, Ra-Hoor-Khuit
On my left hand, Hoor-Paar-Kraat
Below me, the Earth
Above me, Nuit
Within me, Hadit

About me shines the lambent flame of blue, all-touching, all penetrant
Within my heart burns the winged serpent’s secret flame
This red flame is a sword in my hand
And I fear not at all, neither any other power in heaven or upon the earth or under the earth.
Nu is my refuge as Hadit my light; and Ra-Hoor-Khu is the strength, force, vigour, of my arms.

ABRAHADABRA

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From:paradoxosalpha
Date:January 9th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
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how I didn't really care for the star ruby as it places certain deities into quarters whose main attributes are based in their position

Why not use the original ritual (Book of Lies version)? That's certainly my preference.

Your ritual is graceful, though.
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From:asicath
Date:January 9th, 2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!

I've never properly understood the whole Iunges (among the other Gnosticish name) portion of that ritual. The justification of their use doesn't seem to be rooted in thelema. I guess he saw a vision of Eros in his enochian workings, but that doesn't seem to justify the prominence in the ritual.

Also, based on the diaries that I've seen it doesn't seem that Crowley even really cared for it that much.
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From:paradoxosalpha
Date:January 9th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
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I've never properly understood

Few have, and there's a reasonable argument to be made that incomprehensibility was an authorial object there. On the other hand, I have devised not just one, but two effective visual interpretations of that part.

Eros and Psyche are the Prince-Princess dyad corresponding to the King-Queen dyad of Chaos and Babalon. Like the other pair, they have significance in the ancient Mysteries (see Apuleius, e.g.) in addition to their roles in The Vision & the Voice.
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From:ihateswine
Date:January 16th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
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i like very much
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