THE RITUAL
OF THE SPHINX

A Ritual of Self-Initiation

Issued by the
Thelemic Order
of the Golden Dawn

 

In the Center of the Temple, facing East, let the Magician give the Sign of Horus, and say:

In the Sign of the Supreme and Terrible Lord,
Crowned and Conquering and Most Adored,
I 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, then advance to the Altar, ignite the Fire, and seeing its radiant glory, say:

I stand before this Altar of Flame
With courageous soul, body and brain
To do my Will and to extol
The One Great Work of Living Sol.

Let the Magician now drink the Wine (or Water if you are under twenty-one years of age), and tasting its vital essence, say:

I drink this Holy Wine of Love
In aspiration to the Lord Above
To fill my soul with Ecstasy Sublime
And to partake the secret Joy of the Divine.

Let the Magician now ignite the Incense, and smelling its inspiring scent, say:

I breathe in my body a sweet Scent of Bliss
More subtle and informing than Hellís own Kiss
To inspire my mind with the Knowledge of The One
And to nourish my Spirit with the Liberty of the Sun.

Let the Magician now touch him/herself with Abramelin Oil, and feeling its fiery sensation thrill through the body, say:

I touch my body with the Holy Oil
To awaken the Serpent to Uncoil
To embrace my aspiring and reverent Heart
With the subtle Force of this Ritual of Art.

Let the Magician now strike the Bell 3-5-3, and hearing its sound thrill in the depths of his or her Spirit, say:

I hear the sound of the Sacred Bell
Casting upon me its Mystick Spell
To arouse and awaken me To Go,
As I will, above and below!

Let the Magician now take hold of the Wand, and trace in the East, above the Altar, the Sigil of the Sphinx, and say:

In search of True Liberty, Love and Light,
And the sacred Splendor of the One True Life,
I swear and I promise to Will and to Know,
To Dare and to Keep Silent the Life Ineffable.

Let the Magician now give the Sign of the Sphinx, and say:

As a Magician these things I shall never forsake
To the glory and worship of the Great and Holy Snake
Who embraces me in the mighty grip of His Power
That I may accomplish my Will in this Hour.

Let the Magician now give the Sign of Horus, and say:

In the Sign of the Supreme and Terrible Lord,
Crowned and Conquering and Most Adored,
I swear to perform the Four Powers of Skill:
Knowledge, Courage, Silence, and Will.
That I may accomplish the Great Work of Sol
And partake of the Four Glories of the Law,
To attain to the Knowledge and Conversation
Of the Holy Angel of this Great Invocation,
To Go upon my Way with holy Zeal,
For Love is the Law, Love under Will.

Let the Magician return in the Sign of Silence, advance to the Altar, strike the battery 3-5-3, and say:

ABRAHADABRA.

Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn

Copyright © 2000-2016.
Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn.
All rights reserved.