Latin Variation of the Pentagram Ritual

Since the Qabalistic Cross is actually the last part of the Lord's Prayer, and was commonly recited in Latin in Medieval Europe, I decided to include it here for the sake of giving the reader a variation of the ritual which is not commonly put into practice. The practitioner will notice that in Latin the whole rite feels like a completely different action, with a different purpose than that of its Hebrew counterpart. Try them both (on separate occasions) and record your findings, feelings, projections, thoughts, weather, etc., in your diary.

Part One: The Qabalistic Cross

Face East and with the Sign of Benediction touch your forehead and say

QUIA TUMM.

Touch your genital area and say

EST REGNUM.

Touch your right shoulder and say

ET POTESTA.

Touch your left shoulder and say

ET GLORIA.

Cross your arms over the breast, left over right, composing the sign of the Blazing Star and say IN SECULA AMEN.

Part Two: The Pentagrams

Advance to the East, placing your right heel in the hollow of your left foot, and construct the Pentagram of Earth with the proper weapon. (While constructing the Pentagram, inhale deeply through your nose for the upward strokes and exhale slowly through your nose for the downward strokes. Retain the breath for the cross stroke). Visualize the Pentagram as if it were blazing with radiant flames of Fire.

Advance your left foot 12 inches and throw your body forward. Let your hands (drawn back to the sides of the head) shoot out, so that you are standing in the Sign of the Enterer. At the same time, stab the center of the Pentagram with the Dagger and vibrate DEO with forcible exhalation. Come back to an upright position in the Sign of Silence.

With Dagger still uplifted, turn to the South and proceed as before, but vibrate DOMINUS.

With the Dagger still uplifted, turn to the West and proceed as before, but vibrate SUM.

With the Dagger still uplifted, turn towards North and vibrate QUIA TUMM EST REGNUM ET POTESTA ET GLORIA, IN SECULA. AMEN.

With the Dagger still uplifted, return to the East.

Part Three: The Invocation of the Kerubic Powers

Visualize an archangel before you wearing a yellow robe. Imagine a summer breeze that caress your body as you say PRO MEO RAPHAEL.

Visualize an archangel behind you wearing a violet robe. Feel the mist of the ocean spray as you say PONE MEO GABRIEL.

Visualize an archangel at your right side wearing a red robe. See the eternal fires that blaze about in the hearts of men and say AD DEXTRO MEO MICHAEL.

Visualize an archangel at your left side wearing a black robe. Taste the fruits of the fertile Earth as you say AD SINISTRO MEO URIEL.

In silence use your inner voice and say QUOD CIRCUM MEUM PENTAGRAMA FLAMARE, ET COLUMNA STELLA SEXTUPLUS STARE LUCERE.

Part Four: The Closing

Repeat the Qabalistic Cross.

Press your forefinger against you bottom lip.

Release your finger from your mouth and say ABRAHADABRA.

Gerald del Campo
November 20, 1986
Van Nuys, CA

Copyright Gerald del Campo 1986. All Rights Reserved