Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram
Banishing Earth Pentagram
What is the LBRP?
The LBRP is normally the very first ritual an Aspirant learns. First you learn how to banish Earth. This helps clean your personal sphere or negative energies, empowers your aura and helps to tune out disturbances which could effect your magickial workings.
The LBRP is carried out before meditation and other magickal practices. The Magickian must have a clear space of consciousness before actually performing. It is always necessary to have a purified mind and Will before attempting magical work, otherwise there is the possibility of failure. To be able to successfully concentrate on one thing alone, we must first clear our minds of all other thoughts and focus on that one thing.
It can be used to help relieve depression and other negative emotions also.
How is it done?
Below I am going to provide you with a very basic banishing ritual, that once you have perfected you can add to, use different pentagrams to invoke or banish each element and create balance in your life.
The lesser Banishing Ritual is a necessary preliminary to practically all higher forms of Western Magick. Done properly, it serves as a form of Yoga.
Take a steel dagger in the right hand (or use the index finger). Face EAST.
Perform the Cabbalistic Cross as follows:
Imagine, at the first word intoned, a brilliant white light descend from above.
Touch the forehead and vibrate ATEH (thou art)
Imagine that same brilliant white light form a 6 inch diameter sphere just above the crown of your head.
Touch the middle of the solar plexus and vibrate MALKUTH (Kingdom)
Imagine a shaft of light descending from the Crown Sphere and descend to the feet where another 6 inch sphere expands just under your feet.
Touch the right shoulder and vibrate VE-GEVURAH (and Power)
Imagine a 6 inch sphere of brilliant white light appear just next to the right shoulder.
Touch the left shoulder and vibrate VE-GEDULAH (and Glory)
Imagine a shaft of light emerge from the right Sphere and cross your breast to expand and form another Sphere at your left shoulder.
Clasp the hands before you and vibrate LE-OLAHM (for ever)
At this point imagine clearly the cross of light as it extends through your body.
Hands as before, with the dagger between fingers, point up, vibrate AMEN
Note: Any image or figure traced in the air with the finger, dagger or other magical instrument, is to be imagined in brilliant scintillating white Light. In more advanced working, other colours may be used. Make sure that all images drawn are correct, as brilliant as possible, and complete. The beginning and end of a drawn Pentagram must come completely together.
Draw, in the air facing EAST, a banishing Earth Pentagram as shown above, and bringing the point of the dagger to the centre of the Pentagram, vibrate the Name Y H V H (pronounced YAHD HEY VAU HEY)
Imagine that your voice carries forward to the LIMITS of the UNIVERSE.
Without moving the dagger in any other direction, trace a semicircle before you as you turn toward the SOUTH. Again trace the Pentagram, bring the dagger to the centre of it, and vibrate the Name ADNI, (pronounced AH-DOH-NEYE)
Again, trace the semicircle with the dagger to the WEST, trace the Pentagram, bringing the dagger to the centre, and vibrate the Name AHIH, (pronounced EH-YEH)
Then, turn towards the NORTH, while tracing the circle, trace the Pentagram, bring the point of the dagger to the center and vibrate the Name AGLA, (pronounced either AH-GAH-LAH or ATAH GIBOR LE-OLAHM ADONAI)
Return to the EAST, completing tracing the circle of brilliant white Light, bringing the dagger point to the centre of the EAST Pentagram.
Extend the arms in the form of a cross, say: BEFORE ME (then vibrate) RAPHAEL (pronounced RAH-PHYE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel in front of you and facing you. In his/her right hand is a magical Sword held with the point upright. The background is a pale, pure, bright yellow. Cherubs can be imagined near the Archangel. Imagine a gentle, refreshing breeze, cleansing and purifying the air.
Then, say: BEHIND ME (then vibrate) GABRIEL (pronounced GAH-BREE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel behind you and facing you, holding in their right hand an exquisite silver Chalice. He/she is standing on a Cerulean-blue ocean and dolphins or mermaids are nearby. Imagine feeling the mist and cool spray of the ocean breeze.
Then, say: AT MY RIGHT HAND (then vibrate) MICHAEL (pronounced MEE-CHYE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your right, facing you, and holding in their right hand a transparent scarlet red Wand with a scintillate pure diamond top. Waves of scarlet, red-orange and orange fire in the background. Also, SEKHMET, with a scarlet disk above her head, emerald green Uraeus, scarlet dress from just below breasts, tight-fitting, down to her ankles, is in the flames. She holds, in her left hand, a scarlet-red lotus wand. In her right hand, she holds an emerald-green ankh. Small black salamanders can be seen moving among the flames. Imagine you feel the heat and power emanating from the SOUTH.
Then, say: AT MY LEFT HAND (then vibrate) AURIEL (pronounced AWE-REE-EHL)
Imagine a scintillating brilliant white Archangel at your left, facing you, and holding between their hands a Disk with a scintillating white Pentagram in the centre. The ground is russet-brown, the leaves of the trees are olive-green, there are black shadows from the trees in a number of places, and the light is citrine (light yellow-green.) Feel the solidity of the Earth, and imagine the odor of the leaves and muskiness of the ground.
Now, say: ABOUT ME FLAMES THE PENTAGRAMS, AND IN THE COLUMN SHINES THE SIX-RAYED STAR.
Imagine the complete circle of brilliant white light at whose quadrants are the 4 Pentagrams. At the centre is the Cabbalistic Cross of Light extended through one's body.
Repeat the Cabbalistic cross, and, according to some occultists, stamp your right foot at the conclusion of the complete operation.
To make practice easier, here is a video of voice instructions.
©Copyright Ordo Infinitus Orbis March 2009