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Presented by Frater A Ka Dua at Knights Templar Oasis Monday, August 22nd in ∞ 2 in £ Anno IVxix The Star Ruby: Part of the Magick in Theory & Practice series
(http://www.thelemapedia.org/index.php/The_Star_Ruby) The Star Ruby is a ritual written by Aleister Crowley who described it as a “new and more elaborate version of the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.” It is a Class D document (official ritual) of the AA It first appeared in print with the publication of The Book of Lies in 1913 E.V. Disciples at the Abbey of Thelema in Cefalu performed the ritual as part of their daily practices, along with Will and Liber Resh. The ritual was later modified somewhat and released in 1929 E.V. as an appendix of Magick in Theory and Practice (Magick, Book 4, Part III). Built up from the traditional Lesser Pentagram Ritual of the Golden Dawn, while similar in some aspects, the Star Ruby also has many significant differences in its structure; for example, using Greek instead of Hebrew intonations; similarly, while its predecessor is suitable for both invoking and banishing elemental forces, the Star Ruby is exclusively a banishing ritual.
LIBER XXV: THE STAR RUBY
http://hermetic.com/sabazius/starruby_rit.htm Unofficial notes and comments in brackets by Sabazius.1
[I. ] Facing East, in the centre, draw deep deep deep thy breath closing thy mouth with thy right forefinger prest against thy lower lip. Then dashing down the hand with a great sweep back and out, expelling forcibly thy breath, cry APO PANTOS KAKODAIMONOS ["Away, every evil spirit"]. [II. The Cross Qabalistic] With the same forefinger touch thy forehead, and say SOI ["Thine"], thy member, and say Ô PhALLE ["O Phallus"],2 thy right shoulder, and say ISChUROS ["the mighty"], thy left shoulder, and say EUChARISTOS ["the beneficient"]; then clasp thine hands, locking the fingers, and cry IAÔ.3 [III. ] Advance to the East. Imagine strongly a Pentagram, aright, in thy forehead. Drawing the hands to the eyes, fling it forth, making the sign of Horus and roarThÊRION. Retire thine hand in the sign of Hoor-paar-Kraat. Go round to the North and repeat; but say NUIT. Go round to the West and repeat; but whisper BABALON. Go round to the South and repeat; but bellow HADIT.4 [IV. ] Completing the circle widdershins, retire to the centre and raise thy voice in the Paian, with these words IÔ PAN, with the signs of N.O.X.5 [V. ] Extend the arms in the form of a Tau and say low but clear: PRO MOU YUNGES ["Before me the Iynges,"] 6 OPISÔ MOU TELETARChAI ["Behind me the Teletarches,"] 6 EPI DEXIA SUNOChEIS ["on my right hand the Synoches,"] 6 EPARISTERA DAIMONES ["on my left hand the Daemones,"] 6 PhLEGEI GAR PERI MOU hO ASTÊR TÔN PENTE ["for about me flames the Star of Five,"] KAI EN TÊI STÊLÊI hO ASTÊR TÔN hEX hESTÊKE. ["and in the Pillar stands the Star of Six."] [VI. ] Repeat the Cross Qabalistic, as above [II], and end as thou didst begin [i.e., as in I].
1. This is one of the official rituals of the A:.A:. It was first published by Frater Perdurabo in 1913 e.v., in a somewhat different form, as Chapter XXV of Liber CCCXXXIII, The Book of Lies. It was published in revised form in 1929 e.v. in Appendix VI of Book 4, Part III: Magick in Theory and Practice. In his commentary to Chapter XXV of The Book of Lies, Crowley described this ritual as "a new and more elaborate version of the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram." My notes and comments are unofficial and informal. They represent my personal opinions based on my own studies. The term "Phallus" may be interpreted, in Crowley's words, as the "immortal principle" of either a man or a woman. It is the Principle of Life, continuously renewing itself through the cycle of death and generation. IAO is the Gnostic form of the Tetragrammaton, IHVH. The individual letters Iota, Alpha, and Omega represent the Essence, the Beginning, and the End, respectively. Thus, IAO is the equivalent of the Hebrew phrase, le-Olahm, Amen in the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram. It is also a Divine Name of the sphere of Tiphareth, corresponding to the heart. Therion, Nuit, Babalon and Hadit are divine names from the Holy Books of Thelema. The Signs of Horus and of Hoor-paar-Kraat (Harpocrates) are shown in Figure 33A,B on page 606 of Magick: Liber ABA, Book Four, Parts I-IV by Aleister Crowley, Samuel Weiser 1994. In classical terminology, a "paian" was a song of praise, especially to Apollo. In this case, the paian is to the Great God Pan, where PAN may be translated as "All." Also, the five letters I.O.P.A.N. correspond to the five N.O.X. signs, which are shown in Figure 33L-P on page 607 of Magick. The Iynges (singular "Iynx"), Synoches, Teletarches and Daemones are divine principles from the Second Order of the emanationist hierarchy of late Neoplatonism, based on the Chaldean Oracles of Zoroaster. Their position in the Neoplatonist hierarchy is intermediate between the "intelligible" world, or world of ideation, and the "sensible" world, or world of perception. Their functions are, respectively, as "initiators," "maintainers," "perfectors," and "executors" of the Divine Creative Impulse which originates in the intelligible world and ultimately manifests in the sensible world. Further information on them may be found in the published editions of the Chaldean Oracles edited by W. Wynn Wescott and G.R.S. Mead, and in the works of Proclus, Damascius, Michael Psellus, George Gemistos Plethon, and other late Neoplatonist philosophers.
in the centre. thy member. and say Ω ΦΑΛΛΕ7. Go round to the North and repeat. and roar ΧΑΟΣ.com/crowley/libers/liber333. Advance to the East. and cry ΙΑΩ. Retire thine hand in the sign of Hoor pa kraat. locking the fingers. With the same forefinger touch thy forehead. 3 . COMMENTARY (ΚΕ) 25 is the square of 5. in thy forehead. but scream ΒΑΒΑΛΟΝ.X. and say ΣΟΙ. expelling forcibly thy breath. and raise thy voice in the Paian. Then dashing down the hand with a great sweep back and out. It would be improper to comment further upon an official ritual of the AA 7. as above. The secret sense of these words is to be sought in the numeration thereof. Extend the arms in the form of a Tau. The chapter is a new and more elaborate version of the Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram. thy right shoulder.The Book of Lies: Liber 333 http://hermetic. cry: ΑΠΟ ΠΑΝΤΟΣ ΚΑΚΟ∆ΑΙΜΟΝΟΣ. Drawing the hands to the eyes.O. draw deep deep deep thy breath. retire to the centre. Completing the circle widdershins. and say low but clear: ΠΡΟ ΜΟΥ ΙΥΓΓΕΣ ΟΠΙΣΟ ΜΟΥ ΤΕΛΕΤΑΡΧΗΑΙ ΕΠΙ ∆ΕΞΙΑ ΣΥΝΟΧΕΣ ΕΠΑΡΙΣΤΕΡΑ ∆ΑΙΜΟΝΣ ΦΛΕΓΕΙ ΓΑΡ ΠΕΡΙ ΜΟΥ Ο ΑΣΤΕΡ ΤΟΝ ΠΕΝΤΕ ΚΑΙ ΕΝ ΤΗΙ ΣΤΗΛΗΙ Ο ΑΣΤΕΡ ΤΟ ΕΞ ΕΣΤΕΚΕ.pdf 25 ΚΕΦΑΛΗ KE THE STAR RUBY Facing East. and say ΙΣΧΥΡΟΣ. thy left shoulder. Go round to the West and repeat. but bellow ΨΥΧΗ. making the sign of Horus. closing thy mouth with thy right forefinger prest against thy lower lip. Go round to the South and repeat. and say ΕΥΧΑΡΙΣΤΟΣ. but say ΕΡΩΣ. Imagine strongly a Pentagram aright. with these words ΙΩ ΠΑΝ with the signs of N. and end as thou didst begin. then clasp thine hands. fling it forth. Repeat the Cross Qabalistic. and the Pentagram has the red colour of Geburah.
Horus. but say A D N I. (iv) Touching the left shoulder. the same. the same. Eh-hee-eh. (x) Extending the arms in the form of a Cross. (Pronounce: Yeh-ho-vah.'.'. say: (xi) Before me Raphael. (vi) Turning to the East.e." 4 . say Malkuth (The Kingdom).Neophyte Signs Common title: The Enterer. (v) Clasping the hands upon the breast. Harpocrates.A. but say A H I H. Amen (To the Ages. (xiii) On my right hand Michael. A. (iii) Touching the right shoulder. (xv) For about me flames the Pentagram. (xiv) On my left hand Auriel. A. (viii) Turning to the West. and then leaning the body forward while thrusting out with both hands. make a pentagram (that of Earth) with the proper weapon (usually the Wand). place the tip of the index finger of the right hand just on the lower lip. (xvii-xxi) Repeat (i) to (v). Ad-oh-nye. Amen). left hand at the side. Say (i. but say A G L A. Common title: Silence. (xii) Behind me Gabriel.'. say le-Olahm.A. (xvi) And in the Column stands the six-rayed Star. as if reaching for something. say ve-Gedulah (and the Glory).'. Ahg-lah). (vii) Turning to the South. say Ateh (Unto Thee). the same. grade: 0°=0 Description: The Sign of the Enterer is performed by taking a step forward with the left foot. say ve-Geburah (and the Power). fingers outstretched. vibrate) I H V H. (ii) Touching the breast. the "Qabalistic Cross. Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram From Liber O: (i) Touching the forehead. grade: 0°=0 Description: Standing upright. (ix) Turning to the North.
this can be interpreted as a god giving life followed by his own death." 5 . the most basic Thelemic attribution of the phallus is Will. "[The Pyramid] is also the phallus. this Heaven which draweth me into Her Womb. or to the organ before sexual differentiation is evident. Upon it have I burned the corpse of my desires. I am but an hollow tube to bring down Fire from Heaven. As Crowley wrote in The Vision and the Voice. such as Osiris. It is often represented as an erect penis. which becomes flaccid (or "dies") after it has reached ejaculation. Mighty and marvellous is this Weakness. This is based on the nature of the physical male penis. Arguably. and it is lost within the Body of Our Lady of the Stars.thelemapedia. the Sun. or Jesus.Phallus http://www. or to the male and female genitalia conjoined. it is an expression of the active generative power which is inherent in both men and women. the winged globe.php/Phallus The phallus most often refers to the physical male genitalia. On the symbolic level. the Love through which I am no longer I.org/index. In its symbolic sense. or the labia majora and labia minora of a female during fetal development. Dionysus. The seed thereof is That which I have borne within me from Eternity. although other possible symbols are the cross. This is The Night wherein I am lost. which dies itself to communicate life to others. Crowley also identified the phallus with the dying god. Me. this Dome which hideth. which absorbeth. this Pyramid of fire whose summit is lost in Heaven. and the wand. although in some cases it can refer to the clitoris. Aleister Crowley stated it most clearly in "The Gun-Barrel" in The Book of Lies: Mighty and erect is this Will of mine. Mighty and erect is this Phallus of my Will. I am not I.
PAN: Duality: Energy: Death. to die is to beget. Life and Death are two names of A. in which the Phallus is adored." ("Liber Samekh. Ch. Crowley explains: The shape of the figure I suggests the Phallus.. hooded. The serpent is royal.A) "And Teth means a Serpent. as a man's soul through lives and deaths. Kill thyself. the symbol of the magical Life of the Soul. p." ("The Gospel According to Saint Bernard Shaw") "[The Sun's] vice-regent and representative in the animal kingdom is His cognate symbol the Phallus..O." (The Law is for All. the Light-radiance of the Sun or the Life radiance of the Phallus.II. he is the Rod that strikes. this chapter is therefore called the Sabbath of the Goat." the first chapter from The Book of Lies: O! the heart of N.the only rational God is the Sun. Neither of these alone is enough. he devours his tail—the glyph of Eternity. the winged sun or phallus represents the joy of life on all planes from the lowest to the highest.7) "The caduceus contains a complete symbol of the Gnosis. the Witches' Sabbath." (The Equinox of the Gods.X." Pt. who is in the Macrocosm what the Phallus is in the Microcosm.74) ". lord of "the double wand" of life and death. Quotes from Crowley "The Holy Guardian Angel is the Unconscious Creature Self—the Spiritual Phallus. Ch. silent save for an hiss when need is to disclose his Will. of Nothingness and of Space. the Night of Pan. Sec. representing Love and Liberty. Cast the Seed into the Field of Night. 163) 6 . He straightens out. one immaterial essence travelling through crest and trough." (Confessions.He states this poetically in "The Sabbath of the Goat. he moves wavelike. wise. Death: Begetting: the supporters of O! To beget is to die.
does or ever did prevail. coins and other artefacts. In a little portable temple brought from the Rohilla country during the late war. in the other. As a member of the Society of Dilettanti. Japonese [sic]. and an author of numerous book and articles on ancient sculpture. the creative or generative attribute. He bequethed his collection of bronzes. the columns of which are exactly like the plant which Isis holds in her hand . which. to denote eternity. The central claim of The Worship of Priapus was that an international religious impulse to worship ‘the generative principle’ was articulated through genital imagery. The sacred images of the Tartars. with his head rested upon his tail. upon the Isiac Table.. still occupies the central and most interior recesses of [the Hindus'] temples or pagodas.We accordingly find [the lotus] employed in every part of the northern hemisphere. this composition appears mounted on a pedestal. In some ways the book was the first of many later attempts to argue that Pagan ideas had persisted within Christian culture. and Indians. From under the body of the serpent springs the lotus or water lily.Primordial Deity As an example of anthropological study discussing the phallus or lingam in terms of a symbol containing both organs..thelemapedia. and the cross. in the midst of a square area.. whilst it flows through perpetual duration. The figures of Isis. attached to bracelets. Knight's apparent preference for ancient sacred eroticism over Judeo-Christian puritanism led to many attacks on him as an infidel and as a scholarly apologist for libertinism. Knight was widely considered to be an arbiter of taste. and that this imagery has persisted into the modern age. or the constant return of time upon itself. The upper part of the base of the Lingam also consists of this flower. He was a collector of ancient bronzes and coins. Knight's first book. and drawings to the British Museum. hold the stem of this plant.. under the title of the Lingam.php/Richard_Payne_Knight Richard Payne Knight (1750-1824) was a Classical scholar and connoisseur best known for his interest in ancient phallic imagery and for his theories of picturesque beauty. Round the pedestal is a serpent. surmounted by the seed-vessel in one hand. are almost all placed upon it . round their necks and arms. 7 . both active and passive. Notoriously. . a Member of Parliament from 1780-1806. here is a quote from Payne-Knight's A Discourse on the Worship of Priapus: The first and greatest of these [attributes of the primordial deity]. representing the male organs of generation. the Nelumbo of Linnæus. and is also worn. and now in the British Museum. Richard Payne Knight http://www. which overspreads the whole of the area not occupied by the figures at the corners. The Worship of Priapus. improperly called idolatry. sunk in a block of white alabaster. a view that would eventually crystalise into the neo-Pagan movement over a century later. the emblem of life. gems. in regular revolutions and stated periods.. thus signifying the universal power. but toured Italy and the continent from 1867 for several years.org/index. marbles. This ensured the persistent distrust of the religious establishment. seems to have been originally represented by the union of the male and female organs of generation. On the same Isiac Table is also the representation of an Egyptian temple. attributed to that goddess. blended and composed with the female organ of generation which it supports: and the ancient author of the Bagvat Geeta speaks of the creator Brahma as sitting upon his lotus throne.. where the symbolical religion. He was born at Wormesley Grange in Herefordshire and was educated at home. sought to recover the importance of ancient phallic cults. coins.
IHVH (Yod-He-Vau-He. Although a reference to Jahova (or Yahweh). and Prometheus. Crowley draws many parallels—namely the formula LVX. "I" is Isis. you have had a scientific attitude towards it. and become a living part of your life. (The Book of Wisdom and Folly. IAO as a magical formula The basic formula of IAO is one of life. 8 . In Magick (1997. Nature. or the world formed by the two creative principals out of matter. alpha. when the toy has become a god. IAO is both a sungod and mystery-god. Thelema and Abrahadabra. savage reactions of pleasure and pain. You pass through the stage of boredom. but only “out of itself. Ch. IAO can be illustrated by the act of “robing yourself as a king. Jesus Christ.” He also refers to it as the formula of yoga. The union of the “I” and the “O” would create the triad. Crowley says that IAO is the formula of all learning: You begin with a delightful feeling as of a child with a new toy. you get bored. But if you are a wise child. IAO is the formula of magick. (Eight Lectures On Yoga. of the Redemption of Mankind. subtraction or multiplication. especially in ancient magical texts and amulets. Apophis the Destroyer.thelemapedia. 5). The new knowledge is assimilated.” “O” represents the yoni or the female. and restored to life by the Redeemer Osiris. ruined by "A". and arise from the inferno of torture towards the stage of resurrection. death. perhaps similar to. the Hebrew divine name for God. then stripping and slaying yourself. the “Bringer of Light”). It represents matter that is capable of taking on form. who gave us his two formulae. yet fundamentally different from the initial state. It is important to note that Crowley (1997) believed that the formula of IAO had been replaced by that of Horus. In yet another example. and you attempt to smash it. followed by the inevitable agony. and you do not smash it. As a gnostic godform. 1997). “A” would then represent the conjunction between these two principles. declared to you its inmost secrets. Aleister Crowley states that IAO is “the principal and most characteristic formula of Osiris. omega) was the Greek form of the Tetragrammaton. and rising from that death to the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel” (Crowley. 1988) “I” represents the monad or the phallus. as illustrated by the initial pleasure of this practice. alchemy. IAO (iota. superior state. Fourth Lecture) Ceremonially. IAO was also widely associated with both Hermes and Bacchus (Iacchus). or Jehova.org/index. It is the way things reproduce and recreate themselves through extension and specialization. Its actions do not produce change within. and finally resulting in a new.php/IAO IAO is considered to be both a gnostic godform and a magical formula.IAO http://www. There are no longer these crude. and rebirth. which changes through addition.
Hod = Water in the North. but of the number 6.com/sabazius/starruby. West = Water. This card is thus an affirmation of the identity of Sol and Terra" therefore Tiphereth = Sol = Earth. West = Say = Man = Aquarius = Air.Hod = Intellect = Air. North = Air). This corresponds to yet another way of looking at the four Sephiroth around the intersection of the paths of Samech and Pe -. Use the attributions specified in Liber V vel Reguli. Yesod = Air in the West. Yesod = Luna = Water.note Crowley's discussion of the Ace of Discs card in The Book of Thoth. 9 .htm There are at least three ways to attribute the elements to the four directions in the Star Ruby. on the basis that the God Names used in Reguli are the same Names as in the Equinox version of the Star Ruby.the entire symbol is not only a glyph of Earth as understood in this New Aeon of Horus. X° http://hermetic.. This corresponds to the attributions used in the Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram. This corresponds to the orientation of the fixed signs of the Zodiac and one of the ways of looking at the four Sephiroth around the intersection of the paths of Samech and Pe -. the number of the Sun. the Star Ruby By Frater Sabazius. ". and another way of looking at the four Sephiroth around the intersection of the paths of Samech and Pe -.Attributing the Elements to the Four Directions in Liber XXV. South = Bellow = Bull = Taurus = Earth. North = Scream = Eagle = Scorpio = Water. South = Fire. Use the directions for vocalizing the God Names: East = Roar = Lion = Leo = Fire. but attribute the Eagle to Air and the Man to Water. and are used in the same quarters (East = Earth. where he states.. Netzach = Green = Earth in the South. Same as above. in accordance with the method of Levi and most earlier writers.Tiphereth = Light = Fire in the East.
facing forward.'. Feet are a little over shoulder width apart.'. Isis in Welcome. A. Sign of Babalon.A.'. grade: Babe of the Abyss Description: Standing upright.X. Letter of NOX: O A.A.'. resembling horns. The Sign of Chastity. with closed hand. Closed left hand rests at the base of the torso. Common title: Puella. grade: Babe of the Abyss Description: Arms form a 90° angle above head. Amoun.A.'. Attitude of Baphomet. Attitude of Pan or Bacchus. Mater Triumphans. as if holding a baby. with hands open. elbows bent slightly.'. thumb pointing towards the head. Pater.'. A. Common title: Mulier.'.'. Isis with Horus. thumb pointing Common title: Vir. Venus Pudica. Horus and Mentu. while the left hand cradles just below solar plexus. grade: 6°=5 Description: Right arm forms an "L".A. and the open left hand over the groin. Signs Common title: Puer.O. Khem. 10 .A.'. Letter of NOX: X A. the right hand pinches the left nipple.The N. Letter of NOX: N A. grade: 8°=3 Description: Head looking downwards. Common title: Isis Rejoicing. grade: 7°=4 Description: Place closed hands at the temples with thumbs facing outwards. place open right hand over the breast.
corresponding to Chesed) (With a brief pause of silence. by its shape. "Nox" means "night". Liber XXXVI The Star Sapphire: Puer.O.com/xxvanalysis..rahoorkhuit. are given in Liber Reguli in Magick in Theory and Practice. corresponding to Binah) 11 . energy. Mulier. is a heiroglyph of two pillars.C. 8=3.N.A. the letter of Mars. These signs are given in order in Reguli.X. and therefore suggests duality. The night referred to is the "Night of Pan".A. or toward Boleskine.L. Number 2 for an analysis of the number 210. Mater Triumphans Liber XXV with notes by Frater E. Pan is written as PAN: "P. I. IO PAN is a hailing exclamation to the God Pan. Puer.T. A. Liber V vel Reguli: Puella. My experience has been to see these lines of the ritual usually done while standing and facing east. (give the Sign of Mulier = the second sign of the Babe of the Abyss) NOX — IO PAN (Give the Sign of Mater Triumphans. Omit the sign. Vir.net/library/libers/lib_0025n. and the paean is intoned. (give the Sign of Puer. Volume III. Vir. It refers to the Sublime Darkness veiled by the Ineffable Light. I. http://www.O. Mulier. Commentary). The fifth sign can then be done either facing east again. Puella.O. corresponding to Geburah) O. Ch.X. See also I. as the signs are made . is death" (The Book of Lies. give the Sign of Puella = the first sign of the Babe of the Abyss) X.com/xxvanalysis. A more satisfactory procedure seems to be to face the appropriate direction. (give the Sign of Vir.html N. http://lionserpent. and in Liber Reguli. by its Tarot attribution. as indicated in Reguli (and to which the magician is referred.html The Signs of N. An Analysis of the Star Ruby Ritual by Frater A. 6=5. and N. and tell a story as such. is the pentagram. 7=4. and IO Pan http://lionserpent.R. We may study this in the early chapters of The Book of Lies.html IO Pan (repeated five times). if necessary).
blogspot. Nike: PAN! IO PAN!” iii. feet together. Say: NOX. Litany—Bishop T Polyphilus http://hermetic. “The Pentagram. Assume the sign of Mulier. Priapos. and say.” v. “Pi. Assume the sign of Puer.O. “P. the Night of Pan. casting forth the seed. Stand in the posture of Isis Rejoicing. Assume the stance of Babalon (Tiamat and Scorpio). ruling the secret place.O.com/dionysos/34-1. Pi.” vii.A. Take the posture of Mentu (the Pillars of arm and member). Duality. Nu. arms at sides. Stand in Silence. and say. Say: N Assume the sign of Vir. Hades. To beget is to die.X.” vi. The sign of the Lord. to die is to beget. Casting the Seed into the Field of Night. P.Performance of the Star Ruby—Willis E.N. “The Pillars. Stand upright. O! the heart of N.N. modest in desire. triumphant over death and life. Say: O Assume the sign of Puella.X. The sign of the Lady. “N. and say. fair and godly.X. Death. Assume the attitude of horned Bacchus (the averse Pentagram).. IO Pan! N. “The Scorpion. Nightwood http://willisnightwood. and say. the Night of PAN!” 12 .com/2011/04/performance-of-star-ruby. Nox. Say: X Assume the sign of Isis Rejoicing.A. Alpha. Nike. The face East and say: ii. “The sign of the Maiden. and say.O. “X. dark and beastly. brazen in fulfillment.” iv. “Priapos. Nu. Hades.html The Paian: Retire to the centre and raise thy voice in the Paian.htm Latrant Deity Project 34-1 i. Stand in the attitude of the Capitoline Venus. Energy. “O. Life and Death. “N. Alpha. The sign of the Youth.
being by Intellectual Fire distributed into other Intellectuals. hath sowed symbols through the World. From this the others rush forth distributed and separated through the various bodies of the Universe. SYNOCHES. They are the guardians of the works of the Father.TELETARCHÆ. apart from it. But they were divided asunder. But the primary self-perfect Fountain of the Father poured forth these primogenial Ideas. 51. 42. incorruptible. and of the One Mind. 50. and they add—It hath Mystic Silence. 44. The Intelligible is as food to that which understandeth. But all Intellect understandeth the Deity. and are borne in swarms through its vast abysses. for Intellect existeth not without the Intelligible. by which the Universe shone forth decked with Ideas all various. the imprint of whose form is sent forth through the World. One and alone.scribd. The Intelligible is the principle of all section. 43. WYNN WESTCOTT) http://www. neither apart from Intellect doth the Intelligible subsist. the Intelligible. 48. 39.com/doc/28626251/Chald%C3%A6an-Oracles-Westcott-edition IDEAS. which comprehendeth the Intelligibles and adorneth things ineffable. descend flashingly upon the shining Worlds. for from the Father alike was the Will and the End (by which are they connected with the Father according to alternating life. it subsisteth not. PRINCIPLES. For the King of all previously placed before the polymorphous World a Type. and in them are contained the Three Supernals. intellectual. ever whirling forth in illimitable radiation. as ineffable. HEKATE AND DAIMONS. 41. This Order is the beginning of all section. through varying vehicles). 49. These being many. For Intellect existeth not without the Intelligible. 40. They are intellectual conceptions from the Paternal Fountain partaking abundantly of the brilliance of Fire in the culmination of unresting Time. The Mind of the Father whirled forth in reechoing roar. The oracles concerning the Orders exhibits It as prior to the Heavens. All things subsist together in the Intelligible World. By Intellect he containeth the Intelligibles. IYNGES. 13 . 46. 47. INTELLIGIBLES. comprehending by invincible Will Ideas omniform. 45. of which the foundation is One.CHALDEAN ORACLES EDITED AND REVISED BY “SAPERE AUDE” (W. FOUNTAINS. For this Paternal Intellect. INTELLECTUALS. By Intellect He containeth the Intelligibles and introduceth the Soul into the Worlds. which flying forth from that one fountain issued. and introduceth Sense into the Worlds.
59. and the Fountain of the Intellectuals. For it is the bound of-the Paternal Depth. The source of the Hekate correspondeth with that of the Fontal Fathers. Synoches and Teletarchs. 58. 55. Those Natures are both Intellectual and Intelligible.” Among the Chaldæans this order includes the Iynges. From Him leap forth the Amilicti.52. Because it is the Operator. 65. and asserts that. proceeding from the Father. through the persuasive counsel of the Father. 63. The Intellectual Triad of the later Platonists corresponds to the Fountains. O! how the World hath inflexible Intellectual Rulers. and hath filled all things with love. and it instilleth into the Synoches the enlivening strength of Fire. And the Strong Spirit of the Poles. because it filleth the Life-producing bosom of Hecate. the all-relentless thunders. 56. But likewise as many as serve the material Synoches. 66. 64. The Second Order of the Platonist philosophy was the “Intelligible and Intellectual Triad. The Intelligible Iynges themselves understand from the Father. all fiery beyond. 61. all things are subservient. the Fountain and River of the Blessed Intellectuals. For He is a Power of circumlucid strength. He gave His own Whirlwinds to guard the Supernals. Rhea. and He who encircleth the Brilliance of Fire. 14 . by Ineffable counsels being moved so as to understand. are the objects of Intelligence to others. Unto the Intellectual Whirlings of Intellectual Fire. because it is the Giver of Life Beating Fire. glittering with Intellectual Sections. endued with mighty Power. Fontal Fathers or Cosmagogi of the Chaldæans. and the whirlwind receiving Bosoms of the all-splendid Strength of Hekaté Father-begotten. mingling the proper force of His own strength in the Synoches. 57. 53. 60. 62. which. The Teletarchs are comprehended in the Synoches. 54. having first received the powers of all things in Her Ineffable Bosom. themselves possessing Intellection. they rush again unto Him. He glittereth with Intellectual Sections. The oracle calls the Intelligible causes Swift. pours forth perpetual Generation upon all things.
the Star. Guidance by true will. OPISO MOU TELETARCHAI (Behind me Teletarchai) Visualize behind you Atu XII. and Daimones / Star / Aquarius.blogspot. Teletarchai / Hanged Man / Water.Performance of the Star Ruby Willis E. The conception is executor of the will. Lust The conception is perfecter of the will. not ideas. Inspiring the ego with higher collective forces. Invocation of the Guardians Extend the arms in the form of a Tau and say low but clear: PRO MOU JUNGES (Before me Junges) Visualize before you Atu V.) This would put the elemental arrangement identical with the one used in Liber V vel Reguli. EPARISTERA DAIMONES (On my left Daimones) Visualize on the left of you Atu XVII. 15 . the Hierophant. (Scorpio is the fixed sign of water which is Death. Fueling the soul's journey into self consciousness. but the symbolism for that card did not match. Junges / Hierophant / Taurus.com/2011/04/performance-of-star-ruby. The conception is maintainer of the will. Synoches / Lust / Leo. the Hanged Man. Taking the Golden Dawn idea of using the alchemical eagle rather than base scorpio. results in Mem / Water being a better fit. The teaching and learning of the law. 5. The conception is initiator of the will. EPI DEXIA SYNOCHEIES (On my right hand Synoches) Visualize on the right of you Atu VIII.html Turning to the tarot for imagery of the quarter guardians we find a tidy alignment of those discriptions with the trumps of the fixed signs. Nightwood http://willisnightwood.
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pantoc kakodaimonoc. The meaning of the line is emphasized by the action of sweeping the hand backward. i. It is a line parallel to the Biblical one where on the mountaintop Satan tempts Jesus. 1983) "This line sets the basic tone of the banishing characteristic of the ritual... 1983) O PHALLE ("phallus") 800 . the magician is in Malkuth. the magician declares the most powerful technique of magic. 1986) SOI ("thy") 280 "SOI. This is an address to the Most High. COMMENTARY by E. In the Thelemic sense this daemon represents any negative aspect of life which detract from the performance of one's True Will. This last number is equivalent to "aurum inclusum".e. by Frater A. away. The banishing of the "evil daemons" is from this plane. its numerical value. Curiously. is that of the Name of the Archangel of Malkuth. by Frater A. In Greek. is equivalent to DVS.. Liederkranz writes that by touching his "weapon". 280.O. This is emphasized by another significance of 280: it is the number of squares on the walls of the Vault of the Adepti wherein the initiates of the Golden Dawn were raised to full adepthood. it means "of every evil daemon". that which is profane". The kako(c) is a prefix derived from the adjective meaning "evil". The word falle. That psyche of the pronouncement of the word SOI is none other than the highest manifestation of one's own Holy Guardian Angel. The 18 . The word Apo implies motion behind. (SOI) means "Unto Thee". It is also the product of two primes 2 and 283. O PROCUL ESTE PROFANI.e. and forcing out the breath. confined gold. or to PROCUL. The magician stands in the center of his universe.. Both mean. The word daimonoc includes things which derive from the Deities.L. Sandalphon's name has been translated to mean "the sound of sandals". Kether aspect of one Self. that one symbolically stands in performing the traditional Pentagram Ritual. and takes the genitive case of that which is to be put behind. the line means "Get behind me every evil daemon. 2 and 683." (An Analysis. The line itself is a prepositional phrase with an understood verb. At the beginning of the ritual.566 (1366) "O falle has a total value of 1366. It is at the intersection of these two paths on the Tree of Life. as 566. According to Liederkranz (1974) he becomes the master of these daemons by doing so. or RVGS BHZ. It seems likely that this symbolism is to be maintained in the Star Ruby.. HEKAS.581 . and that its working is pertinent to the Aeon of Horus. or from fate.A. secret. (443). figuratively blowing away each evil daemon. the number 280 is written Sigma-Pi.". however defined. The equivalent of this line does not occur in the LBR or in Liber Reguli. the sound of passage of Him That Goest." (An Analysis. and Kether is in Malkuth". the product of two primes. before the Veil of Paroketh. Sandalphon. "Away.A. Literally translated.Gematria APO PANTOS KAKODAIMONOS ("Away every evil spirit") 151 . reminding us that "Malkuth is in Kether. (443). TRANSLATION.356 (1088) "The phrase APO PANTOS KAKODAIMONOS is exactly equivalent to HEKAS. With an implied verb "go" or "get". ESTE BEBELOI. He inhales the energy or prana. i. and the response is "Get thee behind me. the direction of the rising sun.L. Satan. equivalent to Samekh-Peh. Now the "evil daemon" is not defined. facing east. spelled out." (TEXT. Here Crowley adds a footnote that the significance of the word is to be found in its qabalistic interpretation.
Its value is 1580. the product of 2. Advanced students of Qabalah may wish to study this as 20 x 79.word falloc. excessive.)" (An Analysis. in Hebrew refers to ORZ. It's value is 1580.. pleasant. (443).A.O. Euxaristoc. TRANSLATION. At the risk of oversimplification. also stiff." (TEXT. 1986) EUCHARISTOS ("beneficient") 1886 "EUCARISTOS. Also.L. the product of 20 and 79. These reflect an element of duality perfected. 1580 is written Alpha-Phi-Pi. 1977). or 2 x 23 x 41. COMMENTARY by E. to please or gratify. Phi and Pi both being equivalent to the Hebrew Peh.. In Greek. or "sacrament". TRANSLATION. and 41 fo AM. seed. and 41. 23. or thankful.A. corresponding to Geburah. it may be regarded in this ritual as a mantram of Tiphareth. interpreted as "communion". hard. this word is assigned to Chesed. propagate. declaring the central balance and equilibration that has been established by the four-armed cross. can easily be interpreted on a number of levels. (ISChUROS) literally means "strong. (443). Mars. and 41 . that of the two pillars of the temple (zob and yixai). The adjective thus describes the condition of being winning. grateful. agreeable. agreeable. meaning "good" or "well". 1986) ISCHUROS ("mighty") 1580 "ISCUROS.. lasting. semen" (Crowley.2.O. powerful. The latter two numbers have been attributed to pentagrams. by Frater A. "mother". 831 is the product of 3 and 277. Following the pattern of the LBR. 1986) IAO 811 "IAO can be studied at length in Magick in Theory and Practice (Chapter 5). adds to 831..." (TEXT. and the verb xarizomai meaning to show favor or kindness. mighty.A. this word is attributed to Geburah. derives from the prefix eu. This balances against the masculine quality of Mars in Ischuros. and the latter. to indulge." (TEXT.L.A. In this light the two words imply the gate or esoteric source of initiation. The number 79.O. great. a sexual connotation can also be implied. in its nominative form. With the following adjectives. is a prime not listed in the meanings of the prime numbers in 777 (Crowley. or be granted a favor.are the prime factors of 1886. In contrast to isxuroc. and Alpha again representint the Primal Energy of Life. where 23 is most notibly the value of ChIH.A. meaning "to sow. mighty". and its meaning fits well with its position on the Pillar of Mercy. 1977).. TRANSLATION." (An Analysis. by Frater A. 1886. firm. as does the word Pyramic (Pyramid). "life". or to be pleasing. Its letters total 1886. 1983) "The word isxuroc means strong..A. as well as the Light which springs forth in the center of the cross 19 . COMMENTARY by E. 23. The concept of "eucharist". and reflects the severe or forceful connotation of its meaning. and severe. (NOTE: These numbers . COMMENTARY by E. the Sphere of Jupiter. 1983) "The word euxaristoc. The meaning is quite clear in the several connotations. clearly corresponding to Chesed. (EUChARISTOS) is the root of our word "eucharist" and essentially indicates a blessing. and union.
lawless and timeless. 1986) THERION = 247 NUIT = 469 BABALON = 156 HADIT = 315 IO PAN 810 ." (An Analysis. by Frater A. are the exact letters used to write the number 811 in Greek. or Thunderbolt of Zeus. electrical surge. 1983) 20 . the Chariot.131 (941) (In Hebrew PAN = 210 = NOX) PRO MOU IUNGES OPICHO MOU TELETARCHAI EPI DEXIA SUNOCHES EPARISTERA DAIMONES PHEG EI GAR PERI MOU O ASTER TON PENTE KAI EN TEI STELEI O ASTER TON EX ESTEXE ("Before me the Iynges. on my left the daemons. we get Chi. "In their primordial phase they were seven elementary powers. by Frater A. swirling power. behind me the Teletarch(es). I know.L. The equivalent Greek Word AIQ means I breathe.") IUNGES 621 "In the East we invoke Junges (Iota-Upsilon-Gamma-Gamma-Epsilon-Sigma: in Greek the double "GG" is pronounced like "ng"). Little need to be said about IAO." (An Analysis. Every aspect of this suggests a spinning. or Sons of the Male Parent. or if put on a higher plane. (443). and then the Seven Companions passed into the sphere of time. which when added to the traditional qabalistic cross (of the LBR) creates the figure of a pentagram. These three letters.O. TRANSLATION..A. warring in chaos. Totalling the numbers of the Tarot Trumps corresponding we get 7 + 10 + 0 = 17." (TEXT.. a primal. Massey (1974) in discussing the Hebrew and other Creations. In this word the focus centers on Tiphareth. They were first born of the Mother in space. the children of the ancient mother Sophia.A. This is a fifth element. COMMENTARY by E. hinting at the union of Hadit (8) and Nuit (11). the Wheel of Fortune. I live. includes IAO as one of the seven Elohim. or Swastika.. they are the essence of the number in themselves. the number of IAQ is 811 a prime number. (443). as auxiliaries of Kronos. and Omega. 1983) "By gematria. Alpha. Kappa. Alpha. That is. Writing this number in Greek. the Gnostic supreme being.. on my right hand the Synoches. the Primal Swirlings.(in the heart region) in the completion of Pentagrammaton. Iota. a number again representative of the swastika. The arithmetic total of these numbers is 621..L. Its value is 811. indicates the apex of a pyramid. for about me flame the Star of Five and in the pillar stands the Star of Six.
In Homer it is interchangeable with the Latin numen. meaning rule. of unity (dxa) and love (HBHA). the value of the letters YHVH by the value of the letters of ADNI. A different. by Frater A. and is the reflection of 31=la=al. (443). "the place of the greatest darkness". TRANSLATION. it was only in the New Testament times that it came to have "demonic" attributes. In the hierarchy of the Chaldæans. This word totals to 380. and Arxai. We therefore have the most "earthly" concept of these four. By factoring it we get 5 x 5 x 61. "Geniuses" or Entities. 1983) DAIMONOS/DAIMONES 445/380 "DAIMON means "god. since 61 is the value of Ain.. true aspects. 1983) 21 . Thirteen is the number for the dissolution of the ego. that is.. or in this case primeval. who were beneath the "Intellectual Triad" (i. remote.e.. As what we call the H. The word is therefore clearly related gematrically to the concept of Initiation. one-forone. This is the value in Hebrew of Shem Hamphorash. "thick fog. the Supernals). DAIMONOS totals to 445. and the closest correspondance of Sunoches to a member of the Supernal Triad is Binah. and it is perhaps significant that Daimonos are assigned to the North.." (An Analysis. (No. the Daimonos were beneath the Demiurges. This number is the product of 8 (the cube of 2) and 169 (the square of 13). (1983) summarizes the meaning quite nicely. Man-God. Frater A. but it is also a name of Egypt. The 72-fold Name of God. This is interesting.. or in this case control or law i. goddess". first or original. Perhaps the hidden meaning to Jewry is "the place of our difficulty". Check Sepher Sephiroth and you'll see this is the number gotten by multiplying. meaning ultimate. Though it is the source of our word "demon". the word used in the later version of the Star Ruby. (443).L. A. COMMENTARY by E. by Frater A.. etc. The word Teletarxai most likely means "those in charge of an initiation". of Initiation. the Daimones were those who "had their genius". Natural Law. one suitable for the evening news. was of old termed the "genius" (Daimon).A. That is. its process and product. The plural of this word is DAIMONOS. of KALI the Hindu goddess of destruction. Most Beloved Frater. "no-thing". trouble. and ORPL." (TEXT. it cannot be spelled without the A).G.TELETARCHAI 1352 "The word Teletarxai value of 1352. but related. 1986) SUNOCHES 1525 "This word Sunoches (Sigma-Upsilon-Nu-Omicron-Chi-Epsilon-Sigma) has a value of 1525. Other words of this value are OTzB OTzBVN. that is. darkness". Hesiod used this term to mean "the souls of men of the Golden Age. A. O. It therefore means Spirits. Most simply it meant any sort of spirit or "genius". L. The result is a very complex idea of Deity. i. "pain.e. The easiest interpretation is to view the word as a combination of the prefix Tele. word is DAIMONES." (An Analysis. the Hierophants.L. much like Theos or Thea. forming a link between gods and men". Eight is the number of Mercury. and has direct meaning for Thelema. misery".e.
http://lionserpent.heruraha.com/xxvnotes.com/xxv.html Additional Notes on the Star Ruby by Frater H'yitem k-Elohim 1131 http://lionserpent. please send me an email.net/viewtopic.html Temple of Thelema Forum http://www.com/addnotes.L. Eshelman) .html Periodicals & Free Digital Downloads In the Continuum (1973-1996) Edited by Soror Meral (Phyllis Seckler) .com/2011/04/performance-of-star-ruby.A.O.pdf Liber XXV: The Star Ruby by Aleister Crowley http://lionserpent.html An Analysis of the Star Ruby Ritual by Frater A.html This is a collection of essays on the popular Thelemic pentagram ritual. In order to properly view these essays.H. Scarlet Asterisms by Frater Nur-I-Siyah *new* http://lionserpent. Some of these essays require special fonts.com/xxvanalysis.Willis E.free to download Black Pearl (1997-2002) Edited by Frater A. you will need the Greek and Hermetic fonts.blogspot.php?t=474 23 . Since I have not been able to get into contact with them. (James A.html Liber XXV with notes by Frater E.Links and References Star Ruby: A Most Splendid Gem http://lionserpent. the star ruby. I have had problems tracking down the authors of some of these essays to get permission to publish them on the web. I will publish them without permission as I feel that this information is beneficial to the greater Thelemic community. If the authors wish to have their essays removed.com/ruby.A.com/Scarlet%20Asterisms. http://lionserpent.org/publications/ Performance of the Star Ruby .thelema. Please install these fonts before proceeding. Nightwood http://willisnightwood.free to download http://www.
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