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[What follows is the script from Thelema Lodge's Vernal Equinox 2001 e.v. (IVix a.n.) celebration. A simple variation on the traditional Golden Dawn Rite, interpolated with Dee and Kelley's "Prayer of Enoch," the Enochian call of the First Aethyr, and the speech of the child Horus from the LIL chapter of The Vision and the Voice. Happy Hermit New Year!]
Angel with Sword in East. Lion with Wand in South. Eagle with Cup in West. Bull with Disk in North. In the center is an altar, on which is a censer, a crater (drinking bowl), a candle, a platter of bread, a vessel of salt, and the book Thelema. Sphinx at entrance.
Angel banishes. Eagle purifies. Lion consecrates. Bull invokes (Hexagram). Sphinx moves to east of altar, facing West.
Sphinx: (knock) Let us celebrate the festival of the Vernal Equinox. (knock) In the name of the Lord of the Universe, I proclaim that the password ___ is abrogated. (pause) Let us consecrate according to ancient custom the return of the Equinox.
Sphinx (knocks): I am the Reconciler between them.
All make Sign of the Enterer towards altar.
Sphinx (knocks): I am the Reconciler between them.
All make Sign of Silence towards altar.
Angel: One Creator
Lion: One Preserver
Eagle: One Destroyer
Bull: One Redeemer
Sphinx (knocks): One Reconciler between them.
All make Sign of Enterer followed by Sign of Silence.
Angel (goes to West of Altar): With the Password ___ I lay down my Sword. (picks up censer and returns)
Eagle (goes to West of Altar): With the Password ___ I lay down my Cup. (picks up crater and returns)
Bull (goes to West of Altar): With the Password ___ I lay down my Disk. (picks up bread and returns)
Lion (goes to West of Altar): With the Password ___ I lay down my Wand. (picks up candle and returns)
All face East.
Angel (gives Sign of Air and then raises censer above head): Let us adore the Lord and King of Air! Shaddai El Chai! Almighty and ever-living One, be Thy Name ever magnified in the Life of All. Amen!
All face South.
Lion (gives Sign of Fire and then raises candle above head): Let us adore the Lord and King of Fire! Tetragrammaton Tzabaoth! Blessed be Thou! The Leader of Armies is Thy Name! Amen!
All face West.
Eagle (gives Sign of Water and then raises crater above head): Let us adore the Lord and King of Water! Elohim Tzabaoth! Elohim of Hosts! Glory be to the Ruach Elohim which moved upon the Face of the Waters of Creation! Amen!
All face North.
Bull (gives Sign of Earth and then raises bread above head): Let us adore the Lord and King of Earth! Aonai ha Aretz, Adonai Melekh, unto Thee be the Kingdom, the Scepter, and the Splendor: Malkuth, Geburah, Gedulah, The Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. Amen!
Can the vessel of fear, fragility, or that which is of a determined proportion, lift up himself, heave up his hands, or gather the Sun into his bosom? Lord it cannot be: Lord my imperfection is great: Lord I am less than sand: Lord, thy good Angels and Creatures excel me by far, for our proportion is not alike: our sense agreeth not: Notwithstanding I am comforted; For we all have one God, all one beginning from thee, and all respect thee as Creator: Therefore I will call upon thy name, and in thee, I will become mighty. Thou shalt light me, and I will become a Seer; I will see thy Creatures, and will magnify thee amongst them. Those that come into thee have the same gate, and through the same gate, descend those that thou sendest. Behold, I will offer my house, my labor, my heart and soul, If it will please thy Angels to dwell with me, and I with them; to rejoice with me, that I may rejoice with them; to minister unto me, that I may magnify thy name.
Officers return sacraments to altar. All make Sign of Enterer and Sign of Silence towards altar.
Ma-dri-ax di-es praf LIL, kis mi-ka-olz sah-nir ka-oz-go, od fi-fis bal-ziz-ras Ya-id-a! Non-sa go-hu-lim: Mik-ma a-do-i-an Mad, ya-od bli-orb, So-ba oh-a-o-na kis lu-sif-ti-as pe-rip-sol; Di-es ab-rah-sa nonsf ne-tah-ib ka-os-ji, od tilb ad-faht dam-ploz, toh-at nonsf ji mi-kalz o-ma, el-razd tof-glo marb yar-ry I-do-i-go; od tor-zulp ya-o-daf, go-hul: ka-oz-ga, ta-bahrd sah-nir, od kris-te-os ir-poil ti-obl, buz-dir tilb no-aln pa-id orz-ba od dod-erm-ni zil-na. El-zap tilb, parm ji pe-rip-sax, od ta kwerlst boh-a-pis. El ni-bem, u-cho simp; od kris-te-os ag tol-torn mirk kwa ti-obl lel. Ton pahmbd, dilz-mo as-pi-an; od kris-te-os ag el tor-torn pa-rak a simp. Kord-ziz, dod-pal od fi-falz el sme-nad; od farjt, bams o-ma-was. Ko-nis-bra od a-va-vox, to-nug. Orz-ka ti-bel, no-as-mi tab-jes le-vith-mong; un-chi omp tilb orz. Bag-le? Moh-ah ol kord-ziz. El ka-pi-ma-o ix-o-max-ip, od ka ko-kazb go-sah; bag-len pi ti-an-ta a ba-ba-lond, od farjt te-loc vo-vim. Mad-ri-ax, tor-zu! O-ad-ri-ax o-ro-cha, a-bo-ap-ri. Ta-bah-ri pri-az ar ta-bas; ad-r-pan kors ta do-bix; yol-cam pri-a-zi ar ko-a-zi-or, od kwazb kwe-ting. Ri-pir pa-oxt sa-ga kor; u-mel od per-dzar, ka-kerj a-oi-ve-ai kormpt. Tor-zu, za-car, od zam-ran aspt sib-si but-mo-na, di-es sur-zas Ti-a bal-tan; o-do si-kle kwah, od o-zaz-ma pla-pli yad-na-mad.
Sphinx performs bibliomancy on Thelema.
Lion comes to West of altar. Sphinx points out the Password to Lion.
Lion: The new Password is ___.
Sphinx returns to his station by the entrance.
I am the child of all who am the father of all, for from me come forth all things, that I might be. I am the fountain in the snows, and I am the eternal sea. I am the lover, and I am the beloved, and I am the first- fruits of their love. I am the first faint shuddering of the Light, and I am the loom wherein night weaveth her impenetrable veil.
Lion then takes up the Wand.
Lion: By the Password ___ I claim my Wand. (He goes to the East as Angel comes to center.)
Angel: By the Password ___ I claim my Sword. (She goes to the West as Eagle comes to center.)
Eagle: By the Password ___ I claim my Cup. (She goes to the North as Bull comes to center.)
Bull: By the Password ___ I claim my Disk. (He goes to the South.)
Sphinx leads all: A ka dua/tuf ur biu/bi a’a chefu/dudu ner af an nuteru.
Sphinx: We gather in Thy Holy Name;
Lion comes to the west of the altar, and is offered the four sacraments by the Sphinx. Sphinx returns to his position by the entrance, and Lion moves to the east of the altar to offer sacraments to the Eagle. Each of the officers, then the rest of the people, communicates in turn. Sphinx accepts sacraments from the last person. All this is accomplished in silence.
Sphinx (returns to his place): We now release any spirits that may have been imprisoned by this ceremony. Depart in peace to your abodes and habitations and dwell with the blessings of the Crowned and Conquering Child forever.
Bull performs banishing Hexagram.
Angel performs banishing Pentagram.
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