THE MYSTICK RITE OF THE KERUBIM Issued by the Thelemic Order and Temple of the Golden Dawn

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THE MYSTICK RITE OF THE KERUBIM Issued by the Thelemic Order and Temple of the Golden Dawn By John M. Demmitt III Frater V.I.T.R.I.O.L. (Frater Superior Officer) Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. I PREPARATION 1. This is the Mystick Rite for the Invocation of the Kerubim. It may be performed at any hour of the day, in accordance with the intuition and inspiration of the Magician. 2. The Temple should be properly prepared with Lamp, Altar, Wand, Cup, Dagger, Pantacle, and Bell. It should also be prepared with a Candle, an Incense Burner, a Cup of Wine, and a Dish of Salt. 3. The Magician may be robed as he deem fit. He may wear any dress or adornment as he Will. 4. The Temple should be properly and thoroughly banished by whatever means necessary. The Magician should be properly consecrated with Holy Oil. He may then begin. II THE CONJURATION OF THE FOUR 1. Let the Magician advance to the East. Let him radiate forth in the Sign of the Enterer, to project his Will unto the Universe. Let him then retire in the Sign of Silence. 2. Let him then knock upon the Altar, to call attention to the Whole Universe. Then let him say: I declare upon this Holy Hour, Through Virtue of my Magick Lore, That I will Conjure by my Power The Kings of the Elements Four! That they on this most Holy Day Will aid me in this Magick Art And guide and guard me in mine way Within Soul, Mind, Body and Heart! 3. Let him then face the proper directions, visualize the proper symbols, give the proper Signs, to recite the Elemental Prayers. 4. Now let the Magician retire in the centre of his circle. Let him then declare: Properly prepared With weapons at hand, O all ye Elements This is my command: Hear me, and make all Spirits subject unto me: So that every Spirit of The Firmament, and of the Ether, Upon the earth, or under the earth, On Dry Land, and in the Water, Of whirling Air, and of rushing Fire, And every Spell and Scourge of God, The Vast One, may be obedient unto me! 5. Let the Magician knock upon the Altar, to affirm his Will. III THE OATH 1. Now let the Magician approach the East, and project his Will in the Sign of the Enterer. Then let him say: I have banished the Shells, And called the Four by Conjuration! I now summon the One Lord To witness this, my declaration! So that I may perform My One True Will, I shall invoke the Kerubim With perfect skill! To the Lord of the Universe An Oath I do swear That I shall Know, Will, Keep Silence, and Dare! These Four Powers Shall I attain So Life, Light, Love, And Liberty remain! 2. Let him then say: By the Power of the Pentagram, And my Will's design, I go forth to invoke The Kerubim, Divine! 3. Then let the Magician stand in the Sign of Silence. IV THE INVOCATION OF THE EAGLE 1. Let the Magician advance to the East. Using the proper weapon, let him trace the Invoking Pentagram of Air. Let him then vibrate "YOD-HEH-VAV-HEH". Let him then trace the Sigil of Aquarius in the centre of the Pentagram. Let him then vibrate "RAPHAEL". Let him then give the Sign of Air, and say: O Thou Eagle of Air, fly free, With Thy wings of Liberty! And to me let Thy Virtue flow, That I may share Thy Power to Know! This Virtue I receive from Thee Gives me power that I might see Thy Star whose Holy rays shall show The path on which I am to Go! 2. Let the Magician then light the Holy incense, inhaling its holy scent. Then let him say: This is the Air of Liberty That makes me be one with Thee! So that upon Thy Wings I may fly In my quest for the Most High! 3. Let the Magician then retire in the Sign of Silence. Let him then advance to the South. V THE INVOCATION OF THE LION 1. With the proper weapon, let the Magician trace the Invoking Pentagram of Fire. Let him then vibrate "ELOHIM". Let him then trace the Sigil of Leo in the centre of the Pentagram. Let him then vibrate "MICHAEL". Let him then give the Sign of Fire, and say: O Thou Lion, Lord of Light, Fill me with Thy Terrible Might! O Great Lord, hear this my prayer, And give me the strength I need to Dare! To set forth upon Thine Holy Fight, For which I perform this Magick Rite! Thy mighty Courage I shall share, O Lord of Light, this I declare! 2. Let the Magician then light the Candle, seeing its holy flame. Then let him say: This is the Fire, whose mighty ray, Guards and guides my chosen way! And gives to me Thy Mystick Sight By virtue of Thy Sacred Light! 3. Let the Magician then retire in the Sign of Silence. Let him then advance to the West. VI THE INVOCATION OF THE DRAGON 1. With the proper weapon, let the Magician trace the Invoking Pentagram of Water. Let him then vibrate "EL". Let him then trace the Sigil of Scorpio in the centre of the Pentagram. Let him then vibrate "GABRIEL". Let him then give the Sign of Water, and say: O Thou Dragon, Most Adored, To Thy Love I have soared! In this Love I shall shine As I give Thy sacred Sign! Thy power, Silence, I move toward: Of this virtue Thou art Lord! To Thy Death I do resign That I may be reborn divine! 2. Let the Magician take the Wine, tasting its holy essence. Then let him say: I drink Thy Water, which is Wine, So that in me Thy Love may shine! For the attainment of that Above, The source and spring of Thy Love! 3. Let the Magician then retire in the Sign of Silence. Let him then advance to the North. VII THE INVOCATION OF THE BULL 1. With the proper weapon, let the Magician trace the Invoking Pentagram of Earth. Let him then vibrate "ADONAI". Let him then trace the Sigil of Taurus in the centre of the Pentagram. Let him then vibrate "AURIEL". Let him then give the Sign of Earth, and say: O Thou Bull, by Thy Power and Skill, In me Thine Holy Life shall fill! Within, Thy Hierophantic speech, Thy holy lessons Thou dost teach! So by Thy Magick Power, to Will, The One True Law I shall fulfil! Thy might and virtue I beseech So that this goal I soon shall reach! 2. Let the Magician take the Salt, touching its holy form. Then let him say: This Salt, the Life of the Earth, By its touch, I gain Rebirth! Thy Life in me I now have found That I may do my Will unbound! 3. Let the Magician then retire in the Sign of Silence. Let him then go to the centre of his Magick Circle. VIII DECLARATION OF THE KERUBIM 1. Let the Magician, facing East, proclaim: I have invoked the Kerubim this hour For Their Virtue and Their Power! Their Life and Love, Liberty and Light, Have been invoked in this Mystick Rite! To Keep Silent, Know, Will, and Dare: These Four Powers I now declare! So that the Four I may combine, I now invoke the Spirit Divine! IX THE CONJUNCTION 1. Let the Magician advance to the East, and trace the Invoking Pentegram of Active Spirit. Let him then vibrate "EHEIEH". Let him then trace the Sigil of Spirit in the centre of the Pentegram. Let him then give the Signs of Spirit, and say: I invoke the Spirit So to me may flow The fifth Great Power, The Power To Go! 2. Let the Magician then trace the Invoking Pentegram of Passive Spirit. Let him then vibrate "ATAH GIBOR LE-OLAHM ADONAI". Let him then trace the Sigil of Spirit in the centre of the Pentagram. Let him then give the Signs of Spirit, and say: I have invoked Spirit For I have sought The fifth Great Glory The Silence of Naught! 3. Let the Magician then strike the Magick Bell 3-5-3, so as to hear the Word of Silence. Let him then say: I hear within the Spirit's Bell The Word which is the Mystick Spell! This Aeon's Word I shall fulfill: The Word is Love and also Will! 4. Let the Magician retire in the Sign of Silence. X THE SPHINX 1. Let the Magician now stand in the Sign of the Sphinx, and let him say: My Inner Spirit now does flow In my Silent Power, To Go! The Glories Life, Love, Liberty, and Light, Are ruled by my Silent Might! The Four Great Powers I do show Ruled by the fifth, the Power to go! Within Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul, The Glories and Powers become the Whole! So in my quest for the Most High Upon the Winged Sphinx I fly! 2. Let the Magician strike the battery 3-5-3, and let him say: Abrahadabra! 3. Let the Magician now retire in the Sign of Harpocrates, so that he may Go in Silence; yea, so that he may Go in Silence! Love is the law, love under will.---

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