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from the who-needs-animas? dept.
I like think of this ritual as a exoteric sacrament of one (as per Magick in Theory and Practice). It is my offering to the servants of the Star and Snake, and dedicated to the memory of Fr. 137, who told me a little history of the word "Behold!" This ritual is in the public domain, and is the result of much concerted work with many brothers and sisters at Thelema Lodge, O.T.O., in (or around) Berkeley, CA. It should be noted that the poetic nature is designed to help newcomers remember many of the phrases I've found to be key points of Thelema, all of which are found in Liber CCXX, The Book of The Law. If you use it, use it unto Nuit.
Questions, comments, suggestions, etc., are welcome. It's all good!
Let the aspirant be enflamed with prayer in the manner below, or as he will:
In the Mulier posture as per the signs of N.O.X.
Lady of the blessed Stars, who declares the Law is Love,
Begin to chant, as a powerful mantra: "Had!" Repeat this while you visualize an electric bluish flame and a smell of ozone. Feel soft warm inviting lips brush against your skin all over as hands (and other body parts) caress you, penetrate you, and recieve you. You remain in this attitude until you start to sway, as though you might topple, and your body may start to sweat.
Embodiment of Hadit
In the attitude of Vir as per N.O.X.
The mystery cometh through the might of man that knoweth not His fate.
Repeat as a mantra: "Nu!" Repeat until there is a burning in your chest (a fire, not a heart attack!).
Feel the circulation of vital fluids in your body. Crouched down, make sure you keep your back straight. With pressure on your temples, you should become intimately aware of a tingling, as though you are being poisoned: a numbness. (I find that this causes a excess amount of saliva to be produced.)
Invocation of Ra-Hoor-Khuit
In the posture of Horus or the Enterer.
So it is written, revealed, and concealed, that Ra-Hoor is Crowned as Lord
Retire to the sign of Silence (Harpocrates), and stand firmly. Feel the sounds around you flow through you, but don't reply. Hold the silence inside until you can bear it no longer. Then slowly and deliberately let the word "Abrahadabra" build forcefully in your mental voice. Taste each syllable. Slowly build a momentum and feel/fill your essence with this, the reward of Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Mentally repeat this word until it thunders inside your head. As before, you may notice very physical signs of this work. (In my experience it is akin to the circulation of L.V.X. as in the Middle Pillar.)
When the current is built and the climax is reached, project the word forward with your own mouth and the sign of the Enterer.
Feel the blue flames surge in you, through you, and out through your arms, as your flesh becomes golden and the sky is split with a Hawk's cry. See the blue -- immense in its proportions -- coil in on itself before you, and become a lovely woman with gold spangles and black hair. She kisses you, and then grows to tremendous size. Her countenence becomes Infinite space.
The gold of your flesh slithers like the liquid metal effect of mercury, centered in your heart. As it converges at your chest, it begins to saturate your body and your skin returns to its natural color.
Now, as you are in the presence of yourself, vibrate "Aum-Ha" five times slowly, and ground.
When you feel "back," take three steps forward and say, "Abrahadabra."
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