A “Lesser” Pentagram Ritual
LDP 34-25
Based on Perdurabo's ritual of the Star Ruby

Facing East in the center of the chamber, the ritualist draws a deep breath, pressing the right forefinger against the lower lip of his closed mouth, then dashes down the hand with a great sweep back and out, crying:

RITUALIST: Apo pantos kakodaimonos!

The ritualist touches the same forefinger to hisforehead.

RITUALIST: Soi

The ritualist touches the same finger to his member.

RITUALIST: O Phalle

The ritualist touches the same finger to his right shoulder.

RITUALIST: Ischuros

To his left shoulder.

RITUALIST: Eucharistos

Then he clasps his hands, locking the fingers.

RITUALIST: IAO.

He advances to the East. He imagines an orange pentagram, aright, in his forehead. Drawing his hands to his eyes, he flings it forth.

The RITUALIST roars: CHAOS

He retires his hand in the Sign of Silence. He goes round to the North. He flings forth a crimson pentagram in the same manner.

The RITUALIST screams: BABALON

He retires his hand in the Sign of Silence.
He goes round to the West. He flings forth a blue pentagram in the same manner.

The RITUALIST says: EROS

He retires his hand in the Sign of Silence.
He goes round to the South. He flings forth a yellowish green pentagram in the same manner.

The RITUALIST bellows: PSYCHE

He retires his hand in the Sign of Silence.
He completes the circle widdershins and returns to the center, facing East.

RITUALIST: P.A.N.
Pi. Alpha. Nu.
The Pillars, Priapos, casting forth the seed.
The Pentagram, Hades, ruling the secret place.
The Scorpion, Nike, triumphant over death and life.
Priapos, Hades, Nike: PAN! IO PAN!

He assumes the posture of the god Mentu, indicating pillars of arm and member.

RITUALIST: N. The sign of the youth, fair and godly.

He takes the attitude of horned Bacchus, the averse pentagram.

RITUALIST: O. The sign of the lord, dark and beastly.

He stands in the attitude of the Capitoline Venus.

RITUALIST: The sign of the maiden, modest in desire.

He takes the stance of Babalon, alluding to Tiamat and Scorpio.

RITUALIST: X. The sign of the lady, brazen in fulfillment.

He stands in the posture of Isis Rejoicing, the triumphant mother.

RITUALIST: N.O.X. NOX, the Night of Pan! IO PAN!

He extends his arms in the form of a Tau.

RITUALIST: Pro mou iungges opiso mou teletarchai epi dexia synoches eparistera daimones phlegei gar peri mou o aster ton pente kai en tei stelei o aster ton hex esteche.

He repeats the Cross Qabalistic, with the gestures as before.

RITUALIST: Soi O Phalle Ischuros Eucharistos IAO.

He repeats the original apotropaic gesture and injunction.

RITUALIST: Apo pantos kakodaimonos!


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