Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram 

(Ritual Magic of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn) 
Copyright © 1999, David Griffin 
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The Sign of the Enterer

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The Sign of Silence

 

Ritual

1. Look around and assure yourself that the Charged Force of any Consecrated Magical Implements will not be accidentally banished.

2. Stand West of the Altar facing East, holding your Elemental Banishing Dagger. Begin with the Rite of the Qabalistic Cross.

3. Go to the East of the Altar (The Magician should always move in a clockwise fashion around the Circle). Trace a light blue (tinged with golden white, like the flame of a gas stove) Banishing Earth Pentagram while vibrating "IHVH." Project blue Light through its center using the Sign of the Enterer. Give the Sign of Silence.

4. Pierce the center of the Pentagram with the Dagger. Trace a line of white Light as you move to the South (to the point where the center of the next Pentagram will be).

5. Trace a blue Banishing Earth Pentagram while vibrating "ADNI." Project blue Light through its center using the Sign of the Enterer. Give the Sign of Silence.

6. Pierce the center of the Pentagram with the Dagger. Trace a line of white Light as you move to the West (to the point where the center of the next Pentagram will be).

7. Trace a blue Banishing Earth Pentagram while vibrating "AHIH." Project blue Light through its center using the Sign of the Enterer. Give the Sign of Silence.

8. Pierce the center of the Pentagram with the Dagger. Trace a line of white Light as you move to the North (to the point where the center of the next Pentagram will be).

9. Trace a blue Banishing Earth Pentagram while vibrating "AGLA." Project blue Light through its center using the Sign of the Enterer. Give the Sign of Silence.

10. Pierce the center of the Pentagram with the Dagger. Trace a line of white Light as you move back to the East. Complete the Circle by finishing the line in the center of the first Pentagram (i.e. where you began).

11. Go to the West. Stand West of the Altar facing East. Give the Sign of Osiris Slain (with your arms outstretched horizontally to your sides, Dagger pointing upward in your right hand). Say forcefully, vibrating as indicated: "Before me 'RPAL' behind me 'GBRIAL,' to my right 'MIKAL,' and to my left 'AURIAL,' about me flame the Pentagrams (touch the Dagger to your forehead), and in the column shines the Six Rayed Star."

12. Repeat the Rite of the Qabalistic Cross.