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a lesser banishing

To: alt.magick
From: tyagI@houseofkaos.Abyss.coM (tyagi mordred nagasiva)
Subject: Re: a lesser banishing
Date: Kali Yuga 49941112

Quoting: | (Steven Cranmer) 
         |>|the Goat of Doubt 

|>> As far as I know, the *real* "reason" for the pentagram in front and the 
|>> hexagram behind was that the robe of the neophyte (i think) in the Golden 
|>> Dawn had a pentagram on the front and a hexagram on the back.  See the 
|>> big Regardie Golden Dawn book for more info.

[quoting a Doubt-Goat-doubter (horrors!):]

|>...what is the *real* reason that the neophyte's robe had a pentagram 
|>on the front and a hexagram on the back?

|A prelude to 5=6?  Would this mean that one would have to wear it 
|backwards when one reached 6=5? 

	   	   The Ritual of the Inner Adept

  	                     * or *

        The Greater Summoning Ritual of the Qliphotic Daemon

Standing on Tiphareth with my back to the Abyss, a Hexagram of Unity 
lies behind me, for I am the Guardian of the Threshold, the Walker 
between the Worlds of Darkness and Light, Birth and Death, Slumber and 

Standing on Tiphareth with the Veil of Paroketh before me, a Pentagram
of Diversity lies in my sights, for I am the Keeper of the Mysteries of 
the Deep Ones, the Watcher of the Multiverse, the Cosmos, my Home.
Oh Hexagram of Unity, help me preserve the ineffable perfection of
emptiness which pervades your extent, the conflagration of empty I's,
those shells of perversity forming the Beast Behind the Door of Da'ath.

Oh Pentagram of Diversity, see me through the purgation and horrible 
disorientation, as Thus-Gone, I weave the majesty of the Foundation
out of the disemboweled corpses of archangels and gods, fallen all.

Splendor of splendors, Mystery of mysteries, let me come to Know the
Great Work, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness; let
me realize the validity of that ne'er quoted maxim, as behind, so before.

Yea, let me realize the validity.  As behind, so before.

(c) 1994 tyagi nagasiva

|Possibly, in ritual, East-facing officers would be able to see the
|Macrocosm "in front" of them, and turn their head to see the Microcosm
|"behind" them, all on each others' robes.  This kind of sensory overload
|seems injected into much GD ritual, and seems to has a powerful effect
|on the candidate.

A fascinating comparison, I'd say.  I do so love ritual magick without
ceremony. :>

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