Opening by Watchtower (2002 Revision)
Opening by Watchtower
Revised by Michael Osiris Snuffin (2002)
1. Opening. Knock once. Perform NBRP.
2. Fire. Walk to South. Face Tablet, wave fire wand once to left, right, and center. Raise wand above head and walk deosil, saying:
“And when, after all the phantoms have vanished, thou shalt see that holy and formless Fire, that fire which darts and flashes through the hidden depths of the universe, hear thou the voice of Fire.”
At South, draw circle of gold. Draw invoking pentagram of Fire. Draw sigil of Leo in center. Point to center with wand and say “OIP TEAA PDOCE.” Raise wand, say:
“In the names and letters of the Great Southern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the South.”
Visualize and feel Fire energy. Replace wand.
3. Water. Walk to West. Face Tablet, sprinkle water to left, right, and center. Raise cup and walk deosil, saying:
“So therefore first, the priest who governeth the works of Fire must sprinkle with the lustral water of the loud resounding sea.”
At West, draw circle of gold. Draw invoking pentagram of Water. Draw sigil of Scorpio in center. Point to center and say “MPH ARSL GAIOL.” Raise cup, say:
“In the names and letters of the Great Western Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the West.”
Visualize and feel Water energy. Replace Cup.
4. Air. Walk to East. Face Tablet, shake dagger to left, right and center. Raise dagger and walk deosil, saying:
“Such a Fire existeth, extending through the rushing of Air. Or even a Fire formless, whence cometh the image of a voice. Or even a flashing light, abounding, revolving, whirling forth, crying aloud.”
At east, draw golden circle. Draw invoking pentagram of Air. Draw sigil of Aquarius in center. Point to center and say “ORO IBAH AOZPI.” Raise dagger, saying:
“In the names and letters of the Great Eastern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the East.”
Visualize and feel Air energy. Replace dagger.
5. Earth. Walk to North. Face Tablet, shake pantacle to left, right and center. Raise pantacle, saying:
“Wholly divisible, yet indivisible, thence abundantly springeth forth the generations of multifarious matter.”
At North, draw golden circle. Draw invoking pentagram of Earth. Draw sigil of Taurus in center. Point to center and say “MOR DIAL HCTGA.” Raise pantacle, saying:
“In the names and letters of the Great Northern Quadrangle, I invoke ye, ye angels of the Watchtower of the North.”
Visualize and feel Earth energy. Replace pantacle.
6. Spirit. Return to altar, facing east. Over altar and Tablet, make the sign of “The Rending of the Veil.” Say:
“OL SONF VORS G GOHO IAD BALT.”
“LEXARPH COMANAN TABITOM.”
“ZACARE, CA ZACARE OD ZAMRAN.”
“ODO CICLE QAA PIAP PIAMOL OD VOOAN.”
“I invoke ye, ye angels of the celestial spheres, whose dwelling is in the invisible. Ye are the guardians of the gates of the universe. Be ye also the guardians of this mystic sphere. Keep far removed the evil and the unbalanced. Strengthen and inspire me so that I may preserve unsullied this abode of the mysteries of the eternal gods. Let my sphere be pure and holy so that I may enter in and become a partaker of the secrets of the light divine.”
Sense and balance elements at center of circle. Move to the Northeast and say:
“The visible Sun is the dispenser of light to the Earth. Let me therefore form a vortex in this chamber that the invisible Sun of the spirit may shine therein.”
Circumambulate three times, making the Sign of the Enterer each time you pass East. Visualize and feel vortex of energy. Return to West of altar facing East, stand in the Sign of Typhon, and say:
“I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. Khabs is the name of my house. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. I am life, and the giver of life, yet therefore the knowledge of me is the knowledge of death. I am alone: there is no God where I am, for there is no God but Man”
Give the Sign of Silence.
Closing by Watchtower
Circumambulate three times counterclockwise, making the Sign of the Enterer each time you pass East. Visualize and feel vortex of energy dissipate. Perform NBRP. Say:
“I now release any spirits that may have been imprisoned by this ceremony. Depart in peace unto your abodes and habitations. This temple is duly closed.”
Notes on Changes:
• Revised Earth oration is taken from the Chaldean Oracles, verses 100-101.
• Removed “from above” from Northeast oration.
• Adoration to the Lord of the Universe has been replaced by lines from the Book of the Law that identify the magician as divine.
• Blessing from Closing omitted.
All material copyright © 2010 Michael Osiris Snuffin