Learning the Lesser Hexagram Rituals Part I. by Simon Jester. How to form Elemental Hexagrams. The Hexagram Rituals used by magicians when working with. The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram can be performed with either your pointer finger or a wand. 1. Perform the LBRP, making sure to finish the ritual. The Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram: Banishing. This ritual is to be performed after the “Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram.” Stand upright, feet together, left arm at .

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In the magical Hexagram this is reversed; the decending red triangle is that of Horus, a sign hexagra revealed by him personally, at the Equinox of the Gods.

Introduction to the Great Table. Hexagram spells already discussed. Book 4pp. Move clockwise to the North. Trace the Hexagram of Air in the West, saying: Trace it and see. To banish, visualize the light banishign drawn back into the personal aura, which then gradually shifts back to white. However, the East is where the Sun rises, so this geomantic symbol is placed in a position of reversing that idea. Learning to perform the Hexagram Rituals, in both their Lesser and Greater forms, requires patience and practice but will take banising magical work to a much higher level.

Aleister Crowley’s version of the same ritual in Liber O has it begin with something called the ‘Analysis of the Keyword’. Raise the right arm to point upwards, keeping the elbow square, and lower the left arm to point downwards, keeping the elbow square, while turning the head over the left shoulder looking down so that the eyes follow the left forearm, and say: This is the most important moment in the ritual, and regardless of the ceremonial action taken the magician should at this point concentrate the whole of their available Will towards their highest possible Idea.

The Lesser Ritual of the Hexagram: Banishing

In Egyptian mythology Apophis or Apep was the serpent who lay in wait below the horizon and banlshing to devour the Sun each night as it passed through the underworld. Apparently one of the external sites I link to has a version of the ritual that differs from the version that I use, and that version has a couple of changes that I don’t personally like.


Then let him advance to the East, and make the Holy Hexagram, saying: Practice drawing them in lines of light in the four quarters. If you wanted to remove a force, you drew the triangles anti-clockwise from the planetary point and if you wanted to invoke you drew the towards the planetary symbol from the one before it.

Golden Dawn members were shown a list of some of these Geomantic shapes, but it is clear that this was only a starter kit so that the students were aware of the possibilities. While the main body of description is canonical, the various gestures and symbols drawn, described in parenthesis, are from a Berkeley oral tradition of performance.

On a side note, thank you jexagram much for providing all of the amazing content on your website! Spiral Nature Magazine Loading This discussion will not be a commentary on the latter. When ritial north, I’ve been doing it the other way because of the instructions in Kraig’s Modern Magick. Eye of the Sorcerer Loading These are not understood merely as such, however. These initials have been assigned a variety of esoteric readings within hwxagram Western mysteries.

A common and effective variation is to first make the Hexagram, then thrust the wand through the center of the visualized figure while vibrating the word.

Rather, it will largely limit itself to a general description of the ritual’s outer symbolic aspects through which it shares much in common with the G. Draw the Mercury triangle first, then draw the Jupiter triangle. This is a time-consuming procedure, requiring intense concentration, so set aside a sufficient amount of time for solar Hexagram rituals. The rituals of the Hexagram, while sharing certain surface similarities to those of the Pentagram are related to an ontologically higher level.

It is the process of Time as the protector of order Aion the Roman god of time was Lion faced and the continuation of everything that was. In this case, their role is creating a ring of protection around the magician.

While this is useful to place the lesser banishing ritual of the hexagramin the context of the wider planetary hexes it has the function of enabling Mathers other innovation, the idea of creating a banishing and invoking an aspect ehxagram the hexagram.


The Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Hexagram becomes an important mini-ritual for Golden Dawn practitioners which has less to do with its planetary attributions and more to do with the forces of order and chaos and creating the right circumstances for your magic to work.

This is Liber 36, The Star Sapphire. If you are trying to use magic to take control of an already chaotic situation, it would be unwise to banish Saturn because you are making matters worse.

Share on Facebook Share. Extend the arms again as in 3 and cross them again as in 6, saying: Regardie, Israel, The Golden Dawnpg. Some of these limitations will exist in the magician, others from society and on a broader scale the natural flow of the universe.

There is a Thelemic tradition of using a variant of the standard form of the Hexagram, called the Unicursal Hexagram.

If the latter is performed, it might be appropriate to call upon Jupiter for assistance. This implies symbolically that the equilibration of all the aspects of the psyche will naturally disclose their central unifying factor in the True Will, as represented by hexahram Sun. This is said to be the ‘light of the cross’.


Seated in one’s Asana one should clearly visualize one’s aura as brilliant white. It is a symbol of the beginning of the night, the light shining in the dark. This article is more of a how-to or need-to-know piece that explains how the ritual is performed rather than addressing all of its deep symbolism. Draw the Saturn triangle first, then draw the Luna triangle. Llesser here is how you perform the ritual itself. What you will notice is that your magic does not work in the same way as it did, you might find it challenging to meet your spiritual contacts, or find yourself too tired to do magical work.

Completing the circle, repeat the analysis of the keyword.

Having drawn the proper hexagram, he would proceed to an invocation of Jupiter.