THE SELF-INITIATION
CEREMONY OF THE
ADEPTUS MAJOR

THE ARRANGEMENT OF THE TEMPLE

The Holy Temple, wherein to perform this Ceremony of the Adeptus Major, should contain the Magical Altar with the elemental Wand, Cup, Dagger and Pentacle upon it.  It should also have upon it the Magick Sword, the Phoenix Wand, the Magick Bell, the Magick Ring, the Holy Lamen, the Holy Oil, a Burin, a Cake of Light, a Thurible of Fire, the Holy Incense of Abramelin, and a copy of Liber Legis.

In the Temple there should be a reproduction of the Stele of Revealing in the place of Boleskine 418, that is, in the Magical East of the Temple. The Magician should have at hand a Cup of Lustral Water and a Censer of Holy Incense to purify and consecrate the Temple.  The Temple is to be illumined by a Magick Lamp above the Altar. The Magician is to be clothed in a Red Cloak of Mars during the Ceremony.

The principal Weapon in the Temple of this Ceremony is the Sword of Horus which, unlike the Dagger of this Ceremony, symbolizes the Ruach Elohim or the Spirit of the Gods.  It is the Weapon of the Logos, the Magical Emblem of Fire and Air, whereas the Dagger is the elemental weapon of Air alone.  The Sword is Shin, the letter of Spirit (Ζther), which descends in the midst of the Tetragrammaton to redeem and equilibrate the Elements.  It is the Flaming Sword of the Kerubim, which turns every way to keep the Path of the Tree of Life.  It is the Lightning Flash, which strikes down from Kether through the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life, embracing all Ten Sephiroth, with Kether at its hilt and its point descending to Malkuth.  It is the Weapon of the True Will and of the Law of Thelema, that is, DO WHAT THOU WILT, that One Great Law of Liberty which, when observed, liberates the Magician to do his True Will.  It is Fire from Heaven, which is part of the symbolism of Atu XVI of Tarot, called “The Tower”.  It indicates in this Atu the destruction of the false tower of personality; it destroys the illusion of division, enlightening the elements with Unity.  “The Tower” is the Atu of the Force of Mars to which this Ceremony is dedicated.  The Sword itself is the Weapon of Mars and of the Adeptus Major, the Initiate of Mars.

THE OPENING OF THE TEMPLE

Let the Magician enter the Temple and ignite the Magick Lamp.

Let the Magician perform the Lesser Banishing Rituals of the Pentagram and Hexagram.

Let the Magician purify and consecrate the Temple with Water and Fire.

Let the Magician now proclaim:

Bhalasti! Ompehda! I now declare!
And all Evil Spirits depart from here!
That I may open the Holy Temple aright,
By the Word and Magical Signs of Light,
To duly commence this Initiation Rite!

Let the Magician give the Sign of Horus, and let him forcefully proclaim:

In the Sign of the Supreme and Terrible Lord,
Crowned and Conquering and Most Adored,
And with the Voice of the Force Magical,
I now proclaim His Mighty Word for All:
Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law!

Let the Magician return in the Sign of Silence.

Let the Magician consecrate himself with the Holy Oil, tracing upon himself an Invoking Pentagram of Fire, by touching his forehead, his left hip, right shoulder, left shoulder, right hip, and completing the Pentagram by touching his forehead once again.

Let the Magician clothe himself in the Red Cloak of Mars.

Let the Magician place on his breast the Holy Lamen of Mars.

Let the Magician place on his finger the Magick Ring of the Pentagram.  Let him then assume his Magical Personality.

Let the Magician now arm himself with his Magick Sword, stand upright, feet together, left arm at side, right across body, holding Sword in the median line, and let him say:

I shall now analyze the Key Word of Power
To open the Temple of the Adept this Hour!

I.N.R.I.
Yod. Nun. Resh. Yod.
Virgo, Iacchus, Holy Father.
Scorpio, Asi, Holy Mother.
Sol, Orus, Holy Child.
Iacchus, Asi, Orus, IAO.
The Sign of Orus (Give sign)
L – The Sign of the Dance of Asi. (Give sign)
V – The Sign of the Joy of Iacchus. (Give sign)
X – The Sign of the Blazing Star. (Give sign)
L.V.X., Lux, the Light of the True Cross. (Give signs)

Let the Magician now proclaim:

By the Word and Magical Signs of Light,
The Temple is open to commence the Rite!

THE MAGICK CIRCLE

Let the Magician, armed with his Sword, advance to the East of the Temple, and with the Sign of Attacking let him thrust his Sword towards the East with the Fierce Valor of a Mighty Warrior about to engage himself in battle, and let him proclaim:

By the Power of this Sword of Might,
The Sacred Weapon of this Holy Rite,
I now trace around me a Magick Circle
To protect me in this Sacred Temple
Prepared to invoke the Lord of Battle!

Let the Magician trace in the air around himself a Magick Circle with his Sword, moving in a deasil manner.

Let the Magician return to the Centre of his Circle, halt, give the Sign of Protection, and then let him proclaim:

This is my Weapon, my Sacred Sword,
The Holy Force and Might of my Lord!
By which I guard myself from evil
In the centre of this Magick Circle
Where I stand and all things tremble!

THE PRELIMINARY INVOCATION

Let the Magician ignite the Holy Incense, and armed with his Sword let him invoke the Crowed and Conquering Lord of the Universe, thus:

I invoke Thee, O Lord of the New Ζon,
Thou, the Crowned and Conquering One!
For it is Thy Word which I do acclaim
That I may freely conquer in Thy Name
With this, my Sacred Sword of Flame!

I invoke Thee, O Lord of Immensity,
For I am Thy Servant and Thy Devotee!
Hear this my Call, my Orison of Will,
And enflame my Soul with Thy Holy Zeal
That I may achieve this Ritual of Ordeal!

I invoke Thee, O Lord of Infinite Space,
Thou One Great Self of the Human Race!
For Thou art the God of my Chosen Fate,
And I am Thy Spirit on earth incarnate,
That of Thy Law I may truly promulgate!

I invoke Thee, O Lord Terrible and Supreme,
For it is I, the Chosen of the Cherubim!
Who adores Thee with these fervent Eyes
That like a Fenix I may again arise
And bring fresh fever from the skies!

I invoke Thee, O Lord of the Universe,
Mystical One of the Unspeakable Curse!
Thou whose Great Spirit stirs my tongue
To speak Thy Word and yield the Strong!
I, Thy Prophet, adore Thee in the song:

I am the Lord of Thebes, and I
The inspired forth-speaker of Mentu;
For me unveils the veiled sky,
The self-slain Ankh-af-na-khonsu
Whose words are truth. I invoke, I greet
Thy presence, O Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

Unity uttermost showed!
I adore the might of Thy breath,
Supreme and Terrible God,
Who makest the gods and death
To tremble before Thee: –
I, I adore Thee!

Appear on the Throne of Ra!
Open the ways of the Khu!
Lighten the ways of the Ka!
The ways of the Khabs run through
To stir me or still me!
Aum! let it fill me!

So that thy Light is in me; & its Red Flame is as a Sword in my hand to push thy Order.  There is a secret door that I shall make to establish thy way in all the quarters, (these are the adorations, as thou has written), as it is said:

The light is mine; its rays consume Me:
I have made a secret door
Into the House of Ra (Horus Sign towards East)
And Tum (Horus Sign towards West),
Of Khephra (Horus Sign towards North)
And of Ahathoor (Horus Sign towards South).
(In the Sign of Silence)
I am thy Theban, O Mentu,
The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu!

By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendor, O Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell,
O winged snake of light, Hadit!
Abide with me, Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

THE WEAPONS OF ART

Let the Magician consecrate his Weapons to his True Will, and let him mystically arm himself with them for the Holy War, thus:

Let the Magician first arm himself with his Wand, and say:

This is my Will, this is my Wand,
By which I uplift my soul into The Beyond!

Let the Magician now arm himself with his Cup, and say:

This is my soul, this is my Graal,
By which I understand my Holy Angel!

Let the Magician now arm himself with his Dagger, and say:

This is my intelligence, this is my Dagger,
By which I banish the illusions of Danger!

Let the Magician now arm himself with his Pentacle, and say:

This is my body, this is my Pentacle,
By which I achieve my Will Invincible!

Let the Magician now arm himself with his Sword, and say:

This is my Spirit, this is my Sword,
By which I establish the Word of the Lord!

THE MAGICK SPELL

Let the Magician, mystically equipped with all his Weapons, now pace deasil the Circle of his Temple, five times, giving the Sign of Horus on passing Boleskine 418, while saying:

O Lord invoked by this Ritual of Skill,
Unto Thee alone I dedicate my Will!
Therefore I say on this most holy day:
Hear me! and make all Spirits to obey
My Flaming Sword which turns every way!
So that every Spirit of the Firmament
And of the Ether will serve my Intent:
And so every Spirit upon Earth will heed
My One True Will and its every need!
And so every Spirit under the Earth will attend
To the fulfillment of this One Great End!
And so every Spirit on Dry Land will favor
My every effort which is Love and Labor!
Any so every Spirit of Water will impart
True Joy and Ecstasy to prosper my Heart!
And so every Spirit of the Whirling Air
Shall serve my Will – the Word I declare!
And so every Spirit of the Rushing Fire
Shall inflame my Will to Go and Inspire!
And so every Spell and Scourge of Thee
May truly be made obedient unto me!

Let the Magician return to the Centre of his Circle, halt, and give the Sign of Silence.

THE MAGICK OATH

Let the Magician call upon the attention of the Crowned and Conquering Lord of the Universe to witness his Oath, thus:

Hail unto to Thee, Thou God of Might,
Horus, Thou Son, Thou Lord of Light!
Hail unto to Thee, Whose Name I adore,
Thou Hawk-Headed One whom I now implore!
Thou whom I invoke on this Holy Day,
To witness mine Oath, my chosen Way!
That I may do my Will which is Thine
Among the legions of all Mankind!
To engage in the Way of Thy Holy Fate,
That of all Mankind I may Liberate!
By the Spell of Thy Law of Sovereignty,
Thy Fourfold Word of Great Blasphemy!
Of which the heathen fear and forsake,
Yet do all free men accept and partake,
For it is the Law of the Star and the Snake!

Let the Magician give the Sign of Horus, and proclaim:

This is my Oath, this is my Will,
By which I exercise my Magick Skill!
I swear before Thee, O Thou Mighty One,
To observe and complete this Obligation!
To Go on my Way and accomplish my Quest:
To win victory in Thy War of Conquest!
Be Thou my Strength, my Force and Vigor,
That I may conquer with vehement Valor!
And enflame me with Thy Breath of Might
That I may execute this Oath aright!
And be Thou powerful to protect over me,
For it is my Will to prevail in Thee!
And be at my arms in Thy Battle every day,
For I am the Servant of Thine Holy Way,
And this, my Oath, unto Thee I will obey!

Let the Magician return in the Sign of Silence.

Let the Magician arm himself with his Phoenix Wand and his Magick Sword. Let him then take the Oath, thus:

I, Brother with Fire and Sword,
Bind myself to the Word of the Lord!
To accomplish my Will on earth as above,
With Understanding, and the Serpent Love!
To perform and endure all that I must
Unto the end, without taint of Lust
For any result upon my Chosen Way
Which I will pursue both Night and Day!
And I will continue to know and converse
With Thee, O my Lord of the Universe!
To work in Truth and to rely upon none
Other than myself – a Man of the Sun!
And finally to attain the Power to Fight,
With all my subtlety and all my Might,
By the Science of the Magick of Light!

Let the Magician now draw blood from himself, and upon the written Oath of the Adeptus Major, let him sign in blood his Magical Motto. Let him then reverently proclaim:

As a sign of Devotion to this Work of Art
I give of my blood, my body and my heart!
That I may be bound in Life and Liberty
By the Name I have Chosen in honour of Thee,
Thou Almighty God of Strength and Energy!

I raise Thy Mighty Spell, O Ra-Hoor-Khuit!
By this Great Oath and Blood bitter-sweet!
And though I should long for Death Sublime
With yearning breath unto Thy Crown Divine,
This Oath I will endure till the appointed Time!

And if I should fail this Work among Stars
May I be consumed by the Red Eye of Mars!
For this is the Labor of my one True Will
To which I am bound to observe and fulfill,
Even if it be under Tribulation of Ordeal!

Initiate me in Thine Holy Mystery this Hour,
And impart unto me Thy Great Vision of Power!
That I, Thy Servant, may be rewarded in Thee,
With Thy Ruby Light and Strength of Energy,
To go on my Way and to attain Thy Victory!

Toward Thy Sacred Kaaba, I am faced to pray:
Toward Thy Holy Kiblah, Thine Ancient Stele!
For unto Thee I enflame myself in holy prayer
To awaken Thy spell from the Inscrutable Air,
Thou Hawk-Headed God unto whom I now adhere!

THE GREAT CONFESSION

Let the Magician make confession to Horus, thus:

I, a True Brother of the Golden Dawn,
Confess unto Thee, Thou Hawk-Headed One,
That I have neglected Thy Mighty Decree,
Oh how shall I humble myself before Thee?
For Thou art the Unconquered Lord I acclaim!
And I but a spark of Thine Unutterable Flame!
How shall I approach Thee, who art Everywhere?
But Thou hast called me to promise and swear
To be Thy Servant and Thy Warrior-Priest!
But I have done evil; I have profaned the East!
I bow my neck before Thee; I am in Thy Power:
Strike if Thou wilt or spare me this hour!
But accept me as I am, Lord of Terrible Might,
And so shall I enter the Secret Path of Night!
If haply I may attain to Thy Mystical Light!

THE INVOCATION OF HORUS

Let the Magician ignite the Holy Incense of Horus, and let him assume his Mighty Form by way of the following fourfold Invocation.

Strike, Strike, the Master Chord!
Draw, Draw, the Flaming Sword!
Crowned Child and Conquering Lord!
Horus, Avenger!

(YOD – FIRE – PROJECTION)
O Thou Hawk-Headed Mystical Lord,
Thou Whose Word is the Great Reward!
Only-begotten Child who I acclaim,
From Mighty Isis and Osiris Slain!
Thou Avenger of the Unspeakable Horror:
Slayer of Typhon, Thee whom I adore!
Thou who didst lift thine Holy Head
And the Nile Crocodile was defeated!
Thou who dost conceal with the Night
This Immense Universe of starry-light!
Thou who dost abide at the glorious Helm
Of the Boat of Ra, in the infinite Realm!
Thou who dost bear the Magick Double-Wand,
And the Rose and Cross of the Mystic Bond,
Thee I invoke from the Inscrutable Beyond!

Strike, Strike, the Master Chord!
Draw, Draw, the Flaming Sword!
Crowned Child and Conquering Lord!
Horus, Avenger!

(HEH – WATER – RECEPTION)
By Thy Name of Ra, Thou Hawk of the Sun,
Thee I invoke, Thou Most Glorious One!
By Thy Name Harmachis, Youth of Sunrise,
Thee I invoke to appear and to arise!
By Thy Name of Mau, Thou Lion of Power,
Thee I invoke of the Hot Mid-day Hour!
By Thy Name of Tum, Thou Hawk of Even,
Thee I invoke of the Sunset Crimson!
By Thy Name Kheph-Ra, Thou Beetle of Night,
Thee I invoke, O Thou Sun of Midnight!
By Heru-Pa-Kraat, Thou Lord of Defense,
Thee I invoke from the Great Silence!
By Thy Name HOORI, Thy Secret Holy Name,
Thee I invoke, and Thee I now acclaim,
O Warrior Lord of the Red-Ruby Flame!

Strike, Strike, the Master Chord!
Draw, Draw, the Flaming Sword!
Crowned Child and Conquering Lord!
Horus, Avenger!

(VAV – AIR – UNIFICATION)
Mine is the Head of the Man of this Rite,
As keen and subtle as the Hawk’s is my Sight!
By my Head I invoke Thee, O Lord of the Light!
For it is I, the only-begotten Child I say,
Of the Sun and Moon, of both Night and Day!
By my body I invoke Thee, and to Thee I pray!
For mine is the Sign that is given of none,
Save it be of Thee, O Thou Hawk-Headed Son!
By the Sign I invoke Thee, O Thou Mighty One!
And mine is the Triumphant Sign of Apophis,
The Destroyer and Mighty Lord of Darkness!
It is I who bears the Word of Double Power
And the Song of Old which I sing this hour!
And in mine hand is Thy Holy Sword to Avenge,
By these I invoke Thee, O Lord of Revenge!

Strike, Strike, the Master Chord!
Draw, Draw, the Flaming Sword!
Crowned Child and Conquering Lord!
Horus, Avenger!

(HEH FINAL – EARTH – MATERIALIZATION)
Mine is the Head of the Hawk of Flame:
Child of Isis and Osiris is my Name!
It is I who formulated my Father above,
And I who made fertile my Mother with Love!
I am the Avenger of the Unspeakable Terror,
Of Great Typhon, I am the Mighty Slayer!
It was I, the One who raised my Holy Head
And the Nile Crocodile was annihilated!
It is I who shrouds the Night-Blue Sky
With my Vast Nemyss as I soar and fly!
It is I who abides at the glorious Helm
Of the Boat of Ra, in the infinite Realm!
It is I who bears the Double-Wand of Power,
And the Cross of Gold and the Ruby Flower,
For I am Horus, Who is invoked this Hour!

Strike, Strike, the Master Chord!
Draw, Draw, the Flaming Sword!
Crowned Child and Conquering Lord!
Horus, Avenger!

THE INVOCATION OF MARS

Let the Magician, in the God Form of Horus, ignite the Holy Incense of Mars; and armed with his Sword, let him begin to invoke the Force of Mars, thus:

O Thou Mighty and Unconquerable One,
Thou Warrior Lord of the Blazing Sun!
O Master of the Great War of Eternity,
Thou Lord of Battle, Blood and Victory:
Thee I invoke from the Sphere of Severity!

O Thou, the Almighty and Invincible Lord,
Thou God of the Blood shed by the Sword!
Leader of the dreadful Host of Soldiery,
Invincible Ruler of the Celestial Army:
Thee I invoke from the Sphere of Severity!

O Thou Lord of the Eagle and the Snake,
Ruler of the Sign of the Stars I partake!
Great Lord of Death and the Holy Mystery
Of Divine Resurrection and Immortality:
Thee I invoke from the Sphere of Severity!

O Thou Lord of the Great Ram of Fire,
Thou Royal Emperor of the Flaming Empire!
O Lord exalted in the Goat of Liberty –
The Holy Horned God of Lust and Lechery:
Thee I invoke from the Sphere of Severity!

For it is I, the Chosen Warrior Priest
Of the Terrible God enthroned in the East!
Therefore I invoke, and I implore of Thee
To come Thou forth and to be one with me,
O Warrior Lord of the Sphere of Severity!

THE HEXAGRAM OF MARS

Let the Magician, armed with his Sword, trace in the four quarters of the Temple the Hexagram of Mars in bright Flames of Scarlet Red, tracing in its centre the Flaming Sigil of Mars, vibrating the Holy Words of Power ARARITA and ELOHIM GIBOR, while giving the Sign of Projection and the Sign of Silence thereafter.

Let the Magician complete the Circle, and then let him turn toward the appropriate direction in the Heavens where is located the Planet Mars, and let him trace again the Hexagram and Sigil of Mars, vibrating the Holy Words of Power ARARITA, ELOHIM GIBOR, KAMAEL, SERAPHIM, and MADIM, while giving the Sign of Projection and the Sign of Silence thereafter.

Let the Magician return to the Centre of his Circle, halt, and let him triumphantly proclaim with all the Force and Fire which he can conjure in his Voice:

By the Seal of the Flaming Red Stars!
By the Sigil of the Red Planet Mars!
By the Might of this Holy Sword I bare!
And by the Sword of Power I do declare:
Mars is invoked from the Inscrutable Air!

By the Mystery of my Holy Cloak of Red!
By the Dangers of the Holy Path I tread!
By the Magick of the Holy Ring I wear!
And by the Star on the Holy Lamen I bare:
Mars is invoked for the coming Warfare!

By the Power of the Stele in the East!
By the Word of the Book of the Beast!
By virtue of the Ordeal of this Rite!
And by the Strength of my Will to Fight:
Mars is invoked to stir me with Might!

By all the Grand Promises of The Word!
By all the Spells and Curses Unheard!
By every sharp pang of Justice and Fear!
And by the Red Eye which sheds no Tear:
Mars is invoked from the Red-Ruby Sphere!

By Ra-Hoor-Khuit, and by Elohim Gibor!
By Holy Kamael and the Seraphim I adore!
By Khem, Mentu and the Great God Hoor!
By Ares, Mars, Hachiman and Mighty Thor:
Mars is invoked for the coming Holy War!

THE AWAKENING OF THE CHAKRA

(YOD AND HEH – FIRE AND WATER)

Let the Magician fortify his Svadhistthana Chakra, the Six-petaled Lotus of Mars. Let him witness with his Ajna Chakra the Kundalini strike hard upon the Lotus.

Let the Magician perceive the Lotus aflame with the Fire of the Kundalini; and let him realize that Svadhistthana is the Lotus of Water, that Kundalini is the Force of Fire, and that these two united is the fulfillment of the Great Work of the Adeptus Major. Let him then proclaim:

The Lotus of Water I fortify and stir,
And the Uraeus of Fire I duly conjure!
That by their conjunction I may generate
The Force in my body which will liberate
The Spell of this Rite I will consummate!

(VAV – AIR)

Let the Magician fortify the Lotus by the Holy Mantra, which is formed by the letters of its petals, thus:

1. BAM, BHAM, MAM, YAM, RAM, LAM.
2. BAM, BHAM, MAM, YAM, RAM, LAM.
3. BAM, BHAM, MAM, YAM, RAM, LAM.
4. BAM, BHAM, MAM, YAM, RAM, LAM.
5. BAM, BHAM, MAM, YAM, RAM, LAM.

(HEH FINAL – EARTH)

Let the Magician fortify the Lotus with the Holy Cake of Light.  Let him duly charge it, tracing thereon the Sigil of Mars in blood.  Let him then say:

By the Celestial Sigil of Mighty Madim,
And the holy blood of this body I redeem,
I now charge with power this Holy Cake,
The Link of this Rite I will now partake,
To fortify the Lotus of the Holy Snake!

Let the Magician partake the Holy Cake of Light, and let his body become enflamed with the Force of Mars.

(SHIN – SPIRIT)

Let the Magician arm himself with his Sword, and with it let him strike hard upon the Lotus of Mars, stirring it into dynamic Life, and let him loudly proclaim:

By the Flaming Sword of Spirit I bare,
The Lotus I stir for the coming Warfare!
And with it I will guard the Lotus aright
That none may intrude or dare to smite
This Lotus aflame with the Red-Ruby Light!

Let the Magician, armed with his Sword, now fiercely pace deasil the Circle of his Temple, five times, as if to guard the Holy Lotus of Mars fortified and aflame in the Living Temple of his Soul.  Let him give the Sign of Horus on passing Boleskine 418.

Let the Magician return to the Centre of his Circle, halt, and give the Sign of Protection.  Let him then proclaim:

I have chosen an Island I now fortify,
To which I am bound to guard and deify!
For it is the Island of the Lord I adore,
The secret holy house, the Lotus of Hoor,
I must dung about with an Engine of War!

From Gold it is forged, my Weapon of Steel,
My Engine of War, and the Force of my Will!
And lo! I am now ready to fly or to smite
With the Sword of Flame which I wield aright,
With force in my arms, and vigor and might!

To conquer is enough! this I must declare,
With courage as my armour and the Sword I bare!
And if I be attacked I will strike what I see
Like a Serpent who is swift upon his enemy!
I will Lurk! Withdraw! Upon Them I will be!

THE GREAT WAR OF HORUS

Let the Magician now go forth to do battle in all four quarters of the Temple, by forcefully thrusting his Sword in each quarter with the Sign of Attacking, as if to smite his enemies, while ferociously pacing deasil the Circle of his Temple five times.  Let him give the Sign of Horus on passing Boleskine 418.

Let the Magician return to the Centre of his Circle, halt, and give the Sign of Protection.  Let him then proclaim:

I have smitten mine enemies with my Sword
To protect the secret house of my Lord!
These are the peoples, the heathen I defeat
In this, the Great Battle of Ra-Hoor-Khuit,
The God whose Presence in my body I greet!

The Great War is here! and I am bound to fight
Before my Holy Lord as a Warrior and Knight!
With Fire and Sword it is my duty to defend
His secret holy house to which I must attend
To fortify with force and guard without end!

Heed! and conquer! I hear my Lord proclaim,
To raise the Spell of His Unconquerable Name!
With Fire and Sword, it is my arduous feat:
Mine initiation that I am bound to complete
By the Great Name I extol – Ra-Hoor-Khuit!

THE DECLARATIONS

Let the Magician now strike five times upon his Magick Bell, and let him proudly proclaim:

By the Spell of this Grade,
Of this Initiation Rite,
I declare that I am now
A Holy Warrior and Knight!

Let the Magician give the Sign of the Adeptus Major, and let him boldly proclaim:

By the Sign of this Grade,
The Flaming Star I revere,
I declare that I am now
A Brother Adeptus Major!

Let the Magician arm himself with the Phoenix Wand, and let him vehemently proclaim:

By the Wand of this Grade,
With the Phoenix of Power,
I declare that I am now
A Master Magician this hour!

Let the Magician arm himself with his Magick Sword, and let him forcefully proclaim:

By the Symbol of this Grade,
My Sacred Sword of Steel,
I declare that I am now
A True Master of my Will!

Let the Magician, giving the Threefold Sign, victoriously proclaim:

By the Word of this Grade,
The Mighty Word of HOOR, [Sign of Ra-Hoor-Khuit]
I declare it is now done, [Sign of Hoor-Pa-Kraat]
This Holy Ritual of War! [Sign of Victory and Set Triumphant]

THE CLOSING OF THE TEMPLE

Let the Magician purify and consecrate the Temple with Water and Fire.

Let the Magician arm himself with his Magick Sword, stand upright, feet together, left arm at side, right across body, holding the Sword in the median line, and let him say:

I shall now analyze the Key Word of Power
To close the Temple of the Adept this Hour!

I.N.R.I.
Yod. Nun. Resh. Yod.
Virgo, Iacchus, Holy Father.
Scorpio, Asi, Holy Mother.
Sol, Orus, Holy Child.
Iacchus, Asi, Orus, IAO.
The Sign of Orus. (Give Sign)
L – The Sign of the Dance of Asi. (Give Sign)
V – The Sign of the Joy of Iacchus. (Give Sign)
X – The Sign of the Blazing Star. (Give Sign)
L.V.X., Lux, the Light of the True Cross. (Give Signs)

Let the Magician now proclaim:

By the Word and Magical Signs of Light,
The Temple is closed to complete the Rite!

Let the Magician now zealously proclaim:

May what I have partaken truly maintain
Me in the Work that I may truly attain
The Mystical Stone of my Eternal Quest,
The Holy Quintessence of Fire Formless,
The SUMMUM BONUM, and Perfect Happiness.

Let the Magician give the Sign of Horus, and forcefully proclaim:

In the Name of the Supreme and Terrible Lord,
Crowned and Conquering and Most Adored,
And by His Holy Voice, my Sword of Steel,
With the Word of Power, this Ritual I seal,
For Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Let the Magician return in the Sign of Harpocrates, then let him give the Sign of Victory (Set Triumphant), vibrating the Word of Double Power in the Voice of the Master: ABRAHADABRA.

The ritual is sealed; the Work is complete; the Magician is rewarded by Ra-Hoor-Khuit.  He is again guarded as by a Great Shield; and he wields his Mighty Weapons – the Sword and the Flame! – by which he will accomplish his True Will and Holy Aim.

Let the Magician perform the Lesser Banishing Rituals of the Hexagram and Pentagram.

Let the Magician divest himself of his Ring, Lamen and Cloak.

Let the Magician extinguish the Light of the Magick Lamp.

Let the Magician depart from the Temple with Wand and Sword to go forth and do Battle among the legions of the living; yea, to go forth and do Battle among the legions of the living.

Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn

By David Cherubim
(Frater Ferro Atque Igni).
Copyright © 1992 e.v.
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