Liber DCCLVII: The Lesser Pentagram Ritual Of Da Shiznit


Ok, so i was tired and reeeeaaaly bored and there is not much booze around:

 

Perform the Kabbalistic cross thus:

Touch forehead and vibrate: Dude

Touch gender: Da crib

Touch right shoulder: Da powa

Touch left shoulder: Da sweet lovin´

Touch breast: Da bling an´da swagger, fo´eva an´eva.

word!

 

Facing east trace pentagram and piercing it with a Mercedes hood ornament vibrate:

Nero

Turn to south and repeat vibrating: Olsen twins

Turn to west and vibrate: Scorpion King

Turn to north and vibrate: Snoop Dog

 

Invoke the guardian principles around da circle:

Before me: Butterfly knife

Behind me: Moonshiners

On my right hand: Arsonists

On my left hand: Weed

 

Raise thine arms and voice in da paian: Eheieh Shiznit ( i am da shiznit)

 

Give the signs of swagger witch are described in tradition as:

  • The sign of Snoop Dog (traversing the circle deosil with a slightly bouncy walk, really enjoying your company) *Malkuth*
  • The sign of da bling (Lifting your lamen up and smiling like a radiator) *Tiphareth*
  • Sign of “I pity the fool” (Point and stare) *Daath*
  • Sign of da biatch (an “S” like movement with right hand, index finger extended, head “bobbing” from side to side)   *Binah*
  • Sign of “Whos your daddy” (Slapping movements with right hand while moving pelvis to and fro)   *Chokmah*

Repat Kabbalistic cross

 

Honestly, i´m not sure if anyone should actually PERFORM this ritual.

Damn, i´m going to hell!   😀

Ps: Gematric value of “Shiznit”    (Shznt) is 757, hence the name of the ritual.

The names around the circle are Fire = Shin, Gemini = Zain, Scorpio = Nun , Earth = Tau.

Rough


One rough part with any system of attainement, including Theurgical Ceremonial Magick, is that you have to face sides of yourself that you hate or have a hard time forgiving.

There is just no way getting past the negrido stage of alchemy.
Rebuilding without destruction would just be adding.

Doesent mean i have to enjoy it.

L.V.X. I.N.R.I.

 

Could Magicians Praying Have Over Sensetive Invocation Trigger Fingers?


Sounds like i´m kidding, i´m aware of that.

However it is something i have pondered as i am also religous and have a more “fit into everyday activities” spirituality.

Whats your problem dude?

Those who sing might have noticed how you sometimes just “silly sing” or hum and it sounds quite good for a guy with a toothbrush in his mouth.

One might think “Not bad for not using any technique” before realizing that one is actually using technique.

It has just gotten habit and is more in the back of the head (and very downplayed obviously).

Sometimes while and after praying i have experienced a feeling not unlike the one after an invication.

That feeling of being energized in a way that is not “general” but specific (i am a polytheist so we might even talk different Deities here giving it even more of a span). This feeling of “thickness” or charge in the air and the body.

Emotions running a bit wild, ideas running through the head (though less so than after an invocative ritual).

You know that feeling, when you know you need to banish. When it would be obvious to perform an LBRP if you where mid magical or Yogic practices.

Ofcourse ordinary exoteric religion doesent normally require any banishing type activity (when did you hear a praying Christian end with “Ok God, thanks, i will now purify the area from exess prayer mojo”).

Pondering

Could it be that someone who has practiced Ceremonial Magic…k…ue…for years, a few decades or so, might be so “used” to certain states, visualizasions and so on that practically anything that feels “spiritual” or “ritualistic” might trigger an internal “behaviour”. A number of effects accessing Yesod (or the supernals as Neschamah depending on if you internalize the Etz Chaii)?

If so that would mean that an LBRP might be a good idea even if all you have been doing is praying or being very devout in practices who normally wouldnt require it.

In my case i often have periods where either Ceremonial/Yogic/Alchemical work is done in a very concentrated way OR prayer/ devotion and sacrificial life is in focus.

I dont blend the Thelemic part and the Heathen part (in praxis).

Maybe this is part of what Crowley meant by it being impossible to leave magick once you entered (exept for the magickal vow part).

Structuralism, Cultural Relativism And Deprogramming


The term ethnocentrism was coined by William G. Sumner, upon observing the tendency for people to differentiate between the in-group and others. He defined it as “the technical name for the view of things in which one’s own group is the center of everything, and all others are scaled and rated with reference to it.” He further characterized it as often leading to pride, vanity, beliefs of one’s own group’s superiority, and contempt of outsiders. Robert K. Merton comments that Sumner’s additional characterization robbed the concept of some analytical power because, Merton argues, centrality and superiority are often correlated, but need to be kept analytically distinct.

Just as it may take “deprogramming” to get out of a “cult” (in the modern meaning) it may take some to get into a cult (proper).

A deprogramming of the norm so to speak.

It is very easy to by way of structuralism and ethnocentrism attempt to apply a teaching or way to ones life that is really nothing more than ones original one in other trappings.

I would say that this is true regardless of weather it is a mystery school such as Thelema, Kabbalah or Raja Yoga or if it is a reconstructivist or ethnic path.

I sometimes find myself struggling with sexual ideas, ideals as to what is “sacred” and what is “profane”, the nature of morals, philosophical and cultural ideals and so on that i can clearly see are Christian (despite not having been a Christian for decades), Post-Modern or other strains of philosophy that are part of contemporary mainstream  society.

This despite a number of initiations, years of religous practice and study.

This is probably (one reason ) why banishings are so essential to the Ceremonial Magician.

Taking out the trash leaves room for any other work.

Just like when studying another contemporary or ancient culture, the glasses of ones own has to come off.

Paralells that dont exist must be exorcicised and the subject must be studied objectively and with some degree of honesty.

This however also applies to the praxis that might follow.

Just like an ethnocentric antropologist would be more or less studying his own culture, a mystic or reconstructivist stuck in the norm of today would simply be a guy changing robes.

Tips for magicians


These tips are mainly aimed a ceremonial magicians since many other traditions allready fulfill a lot of it through their make up, or it doesent apply to them for some other reason (ontolgy, cosmology for instance).

I have found that “going back to basics” is sometimes important and that a lot of esoteric secret hide so well in plain sight that you smack your forehead when you get an “a-ha moment”.

These tips are ,however, most beneficial when doing thaumaturgic work, that is attempting to make a difference in the material world.

More strictly theurgic work, “only” affecting energetic and spiritual parts of the magician can often work just fine even if done in a purely astral circle with purely astral symbols (visualized letters, godforms, pentagrams and so on) with only the voice, movements and body of the magician having manifest form beyond Yesod.

  • Be specific. Names are formulas. Visualizing something or someone is formulaic but regardless of how you twist it, saying “that cute girl at Wall-Mart” is NOT the same thing as saying “Jenny O´Brien at Wall-Mart” and maybe even describing her. The same goes for brand names, company names and so on. It is very easy to try to increase the power of a ritual until you almost explode instead of simply making the ritual “clearer”. Describing you relationship and maybe history to whatever you try to affect also helps.
  • Sequencing can be helpful. Describing your path as it lead up to the ritual in question (as it applies to that actual ritual, not necessarily your whole life history). This CAN include titles, magical degrees and earlier rituals, but also more “mundane” parts of life, thus making the ritual the next logical step in a series of steps leading up to what´s aimed at.
  • Sequencing can also be a part of the formula of the ritual. LVX and L.V.X are not the same thing. That is one can invoke the elements as separate parts of the ritual, putting the verbal invocation so that what is called works in concert, but each part “doing its own thing”. OR one could put the invocations in a way so that it tells a story, invocing one element (or whatever the case may be) describing certain things in the invocation and then the next element describing events or operations following on the first. In other words, a circle where (for instance)”L” works with “V” and “X” in the circle, all in balance and for the same goal but as “individual” powers, all contributing. OR as “L” leading up to “V” and getting finalized in “X”. In one examples the powers are like three guys in a room working together, in the other the powers are like a story beginning with one followed by a second and ending with the final one, relaying the operation from one step to another. Imagine the difference in constructing a pentagram ritual where the elements are placed in their classical positions vs one constructed so that it follows a formula like the name ADNI (Adonai), starting with Aleph and invoking/banishing the same things in a chronological order to Yod.
  • The easiest way to affect someone/something that is geographically separated from you is via a link. The strongest link is not only the names, visualizations, talismans “Voodoo doll” parts of ritual but actually transporting a physical, mental, verbal or other (as it suits the work) link to the goal aimed at.In African and Afro/Caribbean magic the placing of talismans, potions and more or less astral “land mines” for the intended person to step over (no one else is affected since they are not implied in the ritual/on the talisman) is common. To create a link one has to create a talisman, this can be almost anything (even a somewhat formulaic phonecall or letter ) charged for the intention and that will get in physical, mental, emotional (or what the case may be) contact with the person or situation. The best link, ofcourse, being yourself, since you are a sentient, active being that can adapt to circumstances as they arise (besides, trying to make someone “fall for you” is in my view less morally defencible than simply making yourself one sexy mf ).
  • Make the ritual manifest. It is like above. If like attracts like it goes to reason that a ritual with material components will produce more material results (again, the supreme talisman or material agent is yourself). Create a talisman or use robes, implements and other physical ingredients in the ritual if physical change is aimed at ( i will write on talisman making/charging later). There is one thing of the ritual regardless of anything else that is manifest in Malkuth (the physical world) and that CAN manifest in Malkuth, YOU. Work WITH the ritual, not against it. Sitting on your ass will not produce the same or even similar results as actually doing something to realize the ritual. Again, like attracts like. If you made a ritual to become a great tennis player, practice tennis, THAT is in fact the completion of the ritual, NOT the closing of the temple and banishing. As with any other component of the work, be in concert with the powers invoked. If you made a ritual to be attractive, put on your best clothes, some perfume and attitude. If you made a ritual to get a job, apply for one (or several). You might say “but why make a ritual if i still have to do it all myself?”. Answer: Many religions and spiritual paths have a statement akin to “God helps those who help themselves”. To think otherwise would be to think that Divine powers are your servants. ALL you do is magic, or as it is so nicely put in a book i have (by Lon Milo Duquette ) “Dont make magick you life if you dont make your life magick”. First of all, the ritual might actually be the hardest work you put in. Second, the way you lead your life is an extention of your rituals (or should be), or rather part of their completion.
  • Vows. Magical vows are binding. You will have no chioce but to fulfill them (or face the consequences). This is one reason for why becoming a member of a  magical order, coven or similar group of an initiatory nature should be taken seriously. Oaths in an order are usually general and last forever, that is they are permanent in nature and one vow can not nullify another, only add to it. However, in magical work one can take temporal vows, only lasting to a certain date or in a certain situation (For example “O mighty Adonai, o Hephaistos, i swear to devote at least five hours of job searching every monday until i´m hired in some position within this industry” or “Ra Hoor Khuit, i vow to perform an adoration when the sun is at the horizon every day until this date” vs “I swear to henceforth…” or “I vow to devote my life to” ). Note however that even these oaths, though not everlasting are just as dire. Dont promise what you cant keep. Be reasonable. You will find great strength and discipline in them and might experience that the powers invoked help you as long as you make an effort, but also put in ordeals and trials of your resolve (that are reasonable, tough and rewarding) in it.