RITUAL TIMING +quot;Time is the chrysalis of eternity.+quot; Richter For the most part, pr
"Time is the chrysalis of eternity."
For the most part, practicing Magicians pay very little attention
to timing, with the exception of the Solar and Lunar phases.
There is great folly in ignoring the rhythm of time. Much
research has been done to establish the fact that cycles DO occur
throughout the day. For example:
Until 1960, when caesarean births became the preffered method of
delivery, 75% of all births occured between 4:00 and 6:00 A.M.
Other surveys have shown that the awareness level in most people
reaches its peak at 12:00 P.M.; when the Sun is at its zenith.
Awareness plays such an important part in Ceremonial Magick that
the Practitioner should become conscious of which times of the
day enables the best performance. This is one of the functions
of The Diary.
Aside of performing Rituals when the appropriate planet is
visible, there ARE no rules regarding timing. However, it has
been said elsewhere in this book that in Magick one must surround
themselves with every possible characteristic that the
subconcious will recognize as a quality of the planet you are
working with. Therefore, by attributing timing to planetary
elements, one adds another symbol to their arsenal.
I work within the following guidelines:
1. Because of the strong magnetic field around the Earth, it
is best to wait until at least 24 hours have past after Full
Moon before doing invocations. Before, during, or after
this 24 hour period following the Full Moon is okay.
The best times for invocations are when the Moon is
reflecting the most Sun light.
2. It is VERY helpful if one does their rituals on the days
that correspond to the planet. For example:
Monday corresponds to........... Luna
Tuesdays corresponds to......... Mars
Wednesday corresponds to..... Mercury
Thursday corresponds to...... Jupiter
Friday corresponds to.......... Venus
Saturday corresponds to....... Saturn
Sunday corresponds to............ Sun
3. It's best to do a planetary ritual when the concerned planet
is either in conjunction with the Sun, or when the planet is
on the horizon. In all, be conscious of where the planets
are at any given time.
4. Pick a day for rest. Fast if possible on that day. Burn
incense to your Holy Guardian Angel, or light a candle in
His or Her honor; or perform some other form of devotion.
"Inflame thyself in prayer".
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