The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The Ritual of the Pentagram

A typical Magick Circle is shown in Figure 4. The four triangles outside the circle represent the four Watchtowers. When conducting magical operations on the Watchtowers, sit or stand in a green circle (in general, green is appropraite for most operations. However, the color to use should correspond with the magical operation in which it is used) and face the appropriate triangle as follows:

Fire is a red BITOM in the South Earth is a black NANTA in the North Water is a blue HKOMA in the West Air is a yellow EXARP in the East.

Possible embellishments include:

1) Placing lamps in the triangles.

2) Burning incense.

3) Enscribing the appropriate deity name in the appropriate triangle.

4) Enscribing the magical formula within the circle or triangle as appropriate.

If a circle of this sort is impossible to physically construct, you can simulate it with a psychic circle. Draw a green circle as shown in Figure 4 with your magical imagin ation. You must also imagine the four triangles in the appropriate positions and colors. If you can imagine this so strongly that you can "see" the circle and triangles clearly in your mirad, then you can use your psychic circle to conduct your operations. Successful construction of a psychic circie will allow you to conduct your magical operations anywhere and at any time.

Whether you use a physical or mental circle, it must be properly consecrated before any operation. This includes an appropriate banishing ritual. In Enochian Magick, you can use the banishing pentagram or hexagram rituals, or both.

However, it is not enough to simply draw the pentagram or hexagram in the air. Your physical actions must always be accompanied by appropriate mental activities. One of the most effective mental methods of consecrating a circle is to imagine a powerful psycho -physical force, like a mist, emanating from your body. Let it swirl around the atmosphere of the drele. Let it gradually forro a protective spherical shell or wall around you ata distance equal to the circumference of the circle. This mental projection should accompany.your tracing of pentagrams and/or hexagrams to banish all foreign elements and influences from your cirde. A method used in Tibetan Yoga, which is quite effective, is to imagine millions of tiny rays of light emanating from your subtle body outward in all directions. The length of each ray is equal to the radius of your circle. At the end of each ray you must imagine the head of a fierce demon (a 'wrathful' deity) facing outward and snarling with protective power. Let these demon heads form a strong protective shell around you. Only when you can "feel" this protective wall surrounding you will your circle truly be consecrated and offer effective protection.

Enochian Magick

Figure 4. Typical Circle for Conducting Enochian Magick.

Fundamentals of Magick

Fundamentals of Magick

Magick is the art and practice of moving natural energies to effect needed or wanted change. Magick is natural, there is absolutely nothing supernatural about it. What is taught here are various techniques of magick for beginners. Magick is natural and simple and the techniques to develop abilities should be simple and natural as well. What is taught on this site is not only the basics of magick, but the basics of many things.

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