and Sigil 741
By Frater Kentroversy
In July 1993, I was run down in a speeding hit-and-run accident
as I walked my pet wolf home from a swim at Lake Erie beach,
just about a two-minute walk from the cottage in which my wife
and I lived at the time. In this accident, I sustained serious
injuries, which left me with approximately 10%-20% of total joint
mobility in my lower back and legs. I was laid up in bed for
six weeks in the middle of a blazing hot summer, with severe
complications due to my having the blood-clotting disorder Hemophilia.
The treatment for this condition consists of injections of the
proper clotting component of the blood. In my case this is Factor
VIII. During those six weeks in bed, I used as much clotting
factor as I had in the previous two years --- that was how seriously
I was injured!
For the first five days after this accident, I could not sleep;
I was in so much pain. When I finally did pass out, it was from
sheer exhaustion. In all, I ended up injuring my lower back,
my right hip, and both knees and ankles. I won’t go into
a blow-by-blow description of all of my injuries, but suffice
to say, both my hematologist and orthopedic doctors told me that
I would never walk again. After the preliminary emergency was
over, I began to formulate a magickal plan dedicated to my recovery
from what could very well have been permanently devastating injuries.
The first step of my plan was to refocus my mind, which was
dissipated by the impact of the injuries on my physical and mental
states. It was shocking to experience that distraction after
an accident of such magnitude --- it threw me off my game ---
and that is putting things mildly! Between the delirium and the
hardcore pain medication, I was finding even the most basic meditation
to be simply impossible. It was as if I had started out all over
again, and in a way, that was exactly what was happening. I would
not even know until several months later, the true day to day
impact this would have on my life.
I was told the most horrendous things by my doctors, who seemed
more content to tell me all the things I could not do, instead
of focusing on all the things I could. For instance, when Dr.
B. spoke with me, he told me that I could no longer drive an
automobile, and if I had a license, I should immediately surrender
it to the local motor vehicle department office. My wife, who
is a registered nurse, herself suggested that I surrender my
license, warning that I might fall asleep at the wheel.
This has had a tremendous effect on my life, whenever I want
a ride somewhere, I need to trouble someone to be my personal
transportation. This severely cuts into my own social life, to
the point of not wanting to bother at all. The devastating loss
of independence is an issue that I had never heard about until
I was living it myself. I am at the mercy of other people’s
schedules, and after many years of being self-ambulating, it
was a powerful blow to my ego to suddenly have to ask for a ride
to run an errand.
The pain I am today redefines the definition of the word! It
also wastes a great deal of energy, which is spent keeping my
composure. Some days are simply impossible without my taking
the morning’s morphine dosage before I get out of bed.
This is extremely draining to my energy reserve, and the sum
total of the experience has changed my personality to the point
where I am a complete 180 degrees from the man with whom the
Rose Quartz Woman fell in love.
For a number of years after this experience, I thought that
I could never again contribute something important, but I still
kept with my studies. My research is on a wide range of subjects,
and this is reflected by my own manner of communication. I am
told that I am knowledgeable about many subjects, and have a
wide diversity of interests. At the lowest of the low, an idea
occurred to me. What I was doing was not just the result of some
accident --- it was the hand of fate quieting me at whatever
Agoraphobia or Monastic Experience?
When I was suddenly thrust into this situation, my life changed
so much that I needed to understand what my options were in terms
of my own response. I was not about to allow a physical injury
take me out of the game mentally. So, I spent a great deal of
time considering what would be the most advantageous use of my
time. This was right at the moment that the Internet and the
World Wide Web had reached mass consciousness. Even though I
had been online with the old-school BBS system since 1983, the
emergence of the World Wide Web placed an entire library on my
desk right inside my home!
I began to understand that I could do one of two things in response
to this most-rude of all life-changes --- I could withdraw and
become agoraphobic --- or I could treat this injury and the available
free-time it had suddenly given me as a monastic experience.
I could hide in plain sight, as I kept up with my studies. I
guess that at the root of it all, I am an information junkie.
I also happen to have an obsessive compulsive personality, which
manifests itself in what I call fanatical completism --- or total
immersion in everything of importance which has as its’ end
goal, spiritual ascension.
All visitors to my home see that books are the central theme
--- all on the shelves for one purpose. Spiritual ascension is
the primary work of my life --- and now I would have an amount
of available time I never would have had otherwise. Even the
music I most enjoy contains spiritual ascension as its’ primary
theme; YES, Peter Gabriel, The BEATLES, Jimi Hendrix, as well
as George Harrison --- both as a solo artist and guru. I have
a library that is at least as large as the one maintained by
Aleister Crowley. I have the most important pieces of the ultimate
puzzle, which is what I choose to call Spiritual Alchemy. Spiritual
Alchemy is the turning the base-metal soul into the golden light
of spiritual illumination --- what I believe to be the true esoteric
meaning of the function of the object known as the Philosopher’s
As I was at this important juncture, a small handful of students
suddenly appeared from out of nowhere. As I have literally a
houseful of important metaphysical books, I had all of the source
material that I would ever need to draw upon. So, in the aftermath
of 9/11, I began to teach and share the mindset of a magician
to a small group of people whom I refer to as my ‘spiritual
family.’ On a regular schedule, I hold classes in my home,
with the intent of sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated
in the past 25 years of regular practice of the various types
The 7 4 1 Working: Invocation of Love and Protection
When I learned I was going to be a father for the first time,
I wondered how I could possibly protect an infant in a world
that has gone insane. As I am cursed with the gift of prophecy,
I have been able to see some of the bigger picture. So, as the
Master of the Temple silently tends to his garden, I set about
the business of the most effective manner of protecting both
my wife and our son in the best way I know. I pulled all of my
magickal reference books, and began putting together the formulae
for that protection.
What I came up with was a protection invocation ritual, which
was attended by the five coordinates of the elements, as represented
by the five ritual participants:
- Air = Truth and Wisdom (The Father-To-Be)
- Water = Healing and Transformation (The Mother-To-Be)
- Earth = Strength (The Godfather = The Best Friend of The
- Fire = Justice (The Godmother = The Best Friend of The Mother-To-Be)
- Spirit = A New Beginning (The Son-To-Be)
Because the Archangel Michael plays such a huge role in our
lives separately and together, this would be the proper entity
to invoke. According to Gustav Davidson’s Dictionary of
Angels, Michael was discovered to be the angel of the times of
both mine and the Rose Quartz Woman’s birth. Additionally,
Aleister Crowley’s Liber 777 also pointed to Michael as
a proper force of protection. Lastly, Michael plays an important
role in the story of the biblical prophet Daniel, and because
Daniel also happens to be my middle name, Michael fit into this
scheme as well.
This ritual was performed under the full moon of Pisces on August
30, 2004. There will be two more rituals in this cycle; with
a full moon of Pisces on February 23, 2005, and the third and
final ritual will be performed at high noon during the first
sun cycle following the birth. This will see a layering of both
moon and sun energies surrounding the birth of our son, who will
be named Anthony Owen after two close friends of ours who died
before their time.
Also, the spiritual etymology of these two names were important
to both myself and my wife. When this is considered, the spiritual
meaning of these two names together is as follows:
“The Lord has favored this priceless and well-born
Kentroversy Ensues at Maybe Logic Academy
Upon hearing of the impending start-up of Maybe Logic Academy,
I immediately knew that this was something of which I needed
to be a part. After sending in my tuition, I could barely wait
until classes began. To have been even a small part of the success
of the Academy has delivered to me, pride and the feeling of
having contributed to something that I hope will mature into
an important metaphysical Internet community.
When I first arrived at the Academy, I was pleasantly surprised
at the lack of negativity, and the constant encouragement coming
from the student peer group, directed at whomever needed or wanted
some direction from some of us older and more experienced metaphysicians.
I announced that I happen to be a self-initiated magician, and
almost immediately, several of the younger students began to
seek me out for guidance and advice. This too was a surprise,
as I had become used to the full-degree of negativity that breeds
hatred throughout the entire Internet.
Three of the younger students wrote me privately, to ask if
I would be willing to provide them with an example of one of
my own privately written rituals. I was told that this would
help the beginning students of magick, and I am more than happy
to oblige when it comes to educating people of any age. Therefore,
the ritual that is titled ‘Lamen and Sigil 741 Used To
Protect A Pregnancy’ is my official response to those requests.
Finally, I would like to say that the primary reason why I mixed
so many theologies into this ritual, was because it was undertaken
by a Thelemic magician, two witches, and a Christian. I wanted
to make every participant comfortable with the proceedings, and
toward that goal, I was able to far exceed all expectations.
Buffalo, New York USA
December 8, 2004
AND SIGIL 7 4 1 USED TO PROTECT A PREGNANCY
As today's world has grown evermore uncertain,
it became apparent to me that I must do all I can to aid and
comfort my wife during her pregnancy --- our first pregnancy
together --- and one we were told could never happen because
of physical problems I suffered after being involved in a hit
and run automobile accident in July 1993. As soon as we became
aware of this matter, I pulled all of my magick reference works
and began to put together what eventually turned into an invocation
of the Archangel Michael, as well as a charging of power crystals,
and a gridding of these crystals upon the altar and throughout
the temple. As I happen to be a fierce and tenacious protector
of my spiritual family members (who are NOT necessarily members
of my birth family), I felt both honor and duty bound to employ
as much protection as it is humanly possible, given my current
level of magickal proficiency.
Twenty years ago, I was told by a friend who had done a tarot card reading
--- that I should pay particular notice of the numbers 1, 4, and 7. That whenever
they occur in an unbroken sequence in any combination of those three numbers
--- that I should know it is a signpost indicating at that precise moment,
I am right where I need to be. And for the past twenty years, I have been following
both my heart and the 1's, the 4's and the 7's. They have never steered me
wrong --- and they have always appeared only at the most crucial times.
Before I continue onward, let me tell you a little bit about myself and my
practice of magick.
I am self-initiated into an organization known as the A .'. A .'. --- exoterically
referred to as Astrum Argentum but esoterically called A .'. A .'. ---
and more popularly known as the Great White Brotherhood. I have practiced
various forms of magick for twenty-five years --- and such disciplines include
my being a practicing alchemist, specializing in spiritual alchemy. I am also
a student of the Greater Egyptian and Atlantean Mysteries, as well as a practitioner
of sigil magick. My initial identification with magick made itself known to
me upon my first reading of THE LORD OF THE RINGS in the early 1970's. I knew
that I was akin to TOLKIEN'S dueling wizards --- the black magick evil SARUMAN
and the white magick pure GANDALF --- although I was never in doubt as to which
side of the battle I would line up.
I first became acquainted with ALEISTER CROWLEY and THELEMA and THELEMIC MAGICK
through the music and lyrics of JIMMY PAGE and LED ZEPPELIN. LED ZEPPELIN is
the number two all-time best selling band behind The BEATLES --- and they were
all about as JIMMY PAGE once so famously said, "Power, Mystery, and the
Hammer of the Gods." For example, the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song Carouselambra,
which appears on their 1979 album "In Through The Out Door," feature multiple
quotations from Crowley's own Thelemic writings.
I also will explain how I discovered that 7 4 1 were the numbers that best
described me --- and why they have to be arranged in that particular order
of 7 4 1 and not 147 or 417 or anything else for that matter. I have always
described my Cabbalistic number to be 7 4 1, and when I took the time to learn
and understand numerology, I understood that it could be no other number.
Even in 1984 when I was told that these numbers 7 4 1 would be prominent in
my life, I never bothered to tell this friend that these numbers had already
been following me for more than a decade prior to that conversation. For one
example, the farm on which I grew up was located at 11473 Broadway. Having
noticed long ago that this was already the case, I listened to everything my
friend said that day. These numbers appeared only when the most important decisions
were being made. These numbers have never mislead me, or lead me to a negative
experience or an incorrect or fallible answer.
When I set about designing a sigil for my own spiritual families' use, I wanted
to accomplish three things. I wanted it to incorporate the 1, 4, and 7. I wanted
to create a design that could not be inverted, reversed, or defeated in any
way. I also needed it to be a flexible design, so it could be easily adaptable
for use in more than just one act of magick. This way, the sigil could grow
in power as it is used for more tasks.
This article is separated into three sections. First, I will tell you the full
meaning of SIGIL 7 4 1. Next, I will share with you the meaning and the rationale
behind LAMEN 7 4 1. Finally, I will share with you the full INVOCATION AND
PROTECTION RITUAL. Each step forward employs the use of the full power of the
step previous --- such as the LAMEN incorporates the SIGIL, and the RITUAL
incorporates both the LAMEN and the SIGIL.
Section # 1 - SIGIL 7 4 1 - The Meaning
NOTE: For the purpose of this discussion, when I refer to SIGIL 7 4
1, this is to what I am referring:
To begin, because 7 4 1 is a number that contains
three digits, it was important to design a sigil that was constructed
out of three design elements. Before making the design, I consulted
my symbol dictionaries, numerology books, and archetypes encyclopedias.
I wanted this sigil to remain consistent in my use of the individual
elements, as with regard to the original meanings of the archetypal
These three archetypal design elements were as follows:
- 01) Infinity Sign
- 02) As above . . . so below
- 03) Metaphysical and magickal meaning of 7 4 1
THE NUMBER ONE in this design relates to the INFINITE ONE,
which is represented by the infinity sign. This represents the
UNITY of those in our immediate group, along with the infinite
oneness that we all feel as part of the true nature of the quantum
multiverse (universe of universes), the creator energy which some
call GOD, and the human being.
THE NUMBER FOUR in this design relates to the FOUR DIRECTIONAL
WINDS and their corresponding Native American spirit guides. In
this case, AS ABOVE and SO BELOW represent north and south. If
one examines the triangular wedges that are formed by the AS ABOVE
and SO BELOW symbols, one also gets their east and west directions.
This also refers to the four members of our group --- which correspond
to the four elements: Father (Air = Wisdom and Truth), Godfather
(Earth = Strength), Mother (Water = Healing), and Godmother (Fire
= Justice). These are arranged in the order in which they appear
in the pentacle arrangement. Additionally, there is the fifth element
SPIRIT, which is higher above the AS ABOVE point of the wedge facing
upwards. Spirit also corresponds to IDEAS. The downward wedge relates
to SO BELOW --- and lower than this is earth, which represents
The X that is formed by the crossing line of the INFINITY SIGN represents AHA!
or AMEN --- and is representative of KETHER in the TREE OF LIFE. I also view
KETHER as the final understanding or symbolic of The Great Spiritual Work of
THE NUMBER SEVEN in the sigil refers to the first seven of the thirty-two
paths of wisdom in the Tree of Life:
- 01) KETHER = AHA! or The Final Understanding
or The Great Spiritual Work of Magick = Crown = Admirable Intelligence
- 02) CHOKMAH = Wisdom = Illuminating Intelligence
- 03) BINAH = Understanding = Sanctifying Intelligence
- 04) CHESED = Mercy or Love = Receiving Intelligence
- 05) GEBURAH = Severity or Intensity = Radical Intelligence
- 06) TIPHARETH = Beauty = Intelligence of Meditating Influence
- 07) NETZACH = Victory or Success of Endeavor = Hidden Intelligence
When viewed through this system, the number 7 4 1 translates as follows:
"It is only through the application of mercy or love can the final understanding
of The Great Spiritual Work of Magick occur."
CONCLUSION: It is through only the very specific and very direct application
of SIGIL 7 4 1 that the utmost of magickal protection can occur. Because of the
design --- it cannot be reversed, inverted, or otherwise defeated in any way,
shape, or form. Since the creation and implementation of SIGIL 7 4 1, we have
been successful in everything we have attempted. Furthermore, once the full and
true magickal meaning of the number seven is understood --- it can also be understood
that this magickal energy cannot be defeated or destroyed by anyone or anything
seeking to do us harm.
Section # 4 - LAMEN 7 4 1 - The Meaning
NOTE: For the purpose of this discussion, when I refer to LAMEN 7 4 1,
this is to what I am referring:
Before I continue with the discussion of LAMEN 7 4 1 --- let
me take a moment to explain to those readers who may be beginners at magick
what exactly a LAMEN is and what it is not. A LAMEN is the breastplate of the
magickian --- and as Aleister Crowley wrote in LIBER ABA (pgs. 110-112):
"In this Lamen the Magician
must place the secret keys of his power."
Even though this design was used as part of the altar arrangement --- on the
actual LAMEN --- the crystals and precious gemstones would be actually imbedded
into the breastplate itself. But for our purposes here, the diagrammatic representation
was more than appropriate for the use on the altar. This was done because both
godparents are nowhere near as advanced as the Mage and the mother-to-be. For
instructional purposes --- this was most useful.
LAMEN 7 4 1 is a pentacle with SIGIL 7 4 1 in the center pentagonal area ---
it is from THIS that all magickal protection emanates.
We also have the five elements --- which are as follows:
01) Air = Truth and Wisdom (The Father-To-Be)
02) Water = Healing and Transformation (The Mother-To-Be)
03) Earth = Strength (The Godfather = The Father's Best Friend)
04) Fire = Justice (The Godmother = The Mother's Best Friend)
05) Spirit = A New Beginning (The Child-To-Be)
Additionally, we have the alchemical symbols for each of these five elements
in their appointed places amongst the five emanations of the pentacle.
Lastly, among the alternating points of the pentacle, we have five areas where
five crystals and precious gemstones have been placed. These five represent
the two power crystals of both the mother and father, a crystal to aid in scrying
and future-seeing, a protection stone, and a birthing stone. All of these stones
and crystals were cleansed, charged, and placed amongst the altar and the temple
as part of a very specific grid. The design of this grid was based upon the
exact location in latitude and longitude, of where the protection invocation
ritual was performed. The methodology in how the grid was designed employed
astrological considerations, as well as having used aspects of Qabalistic numerology
and Gematria, as well as the common sense of the Mage himself.
The Meanings of the Five Major Crystals and Precious
NOTE: Before I mention anything else about crystals and precious gemstones
--- please understand that it is ALWAYS going to bring better results if you
use large and heavy pieces. Those small crystals and stones that are sold in
lots of places are no good because they are small and carry little capacity
and amplification ability. Therefore, with these five major pieces listed below
--- they totaled nearly ten pounds in combined weight. This adds more capacity
and more ability when actually performing the ritual. All crystals and precious
gemstones combined weighed exactly 14.7 lbs. in weight --- as is further described
Even though my birthstone is supposed to be TOPAZ --- it has always been AMETHYST
that has much more meaning to me. This is likely because of the fact that I have
the lifelong medical disease of Hemophilia --- which means that my blood does
not clot properly. One of the many wonderful properties of amethyst is that it
filters the blood and circulatory system --- which of course is an issue I wish
to address within the realm of protection. One of the other properties of amethyst
is that it strengthens the immune system --- and because there are so many affronts
to the immune system in today's world --- such as aspartame, nicotine, and fluoridated
drinking water --- this is another area of concern.
- Amethyst (Father's Power Crystal) - 1,488 gr.
Equally as important is that amethyst also blocks geopathic stress. This is stress
that is caused by underground power lines or negative energy coming from within
the Earth's own ecosystem, this is yet one more thing about which to be concerned.
These pieces of amethyst were all cleansed by the full moon and charged with
the sun. After that, they were infused with the power of the magician and gridded
together so that their energy is always cycling between the entire set of amethyst
wands, a pyramid, geodes, terminated stones, and so forth.
This is the power crystal of the mother-to-be. ROSE QUARTZ represents unconditional
love and infinite peace. At the heart of things, the mother is a healer. She
is well-versed in the hands-on healing known as REIKI, and she works in the healthcare
field here in the northeast United States of America. Rose Quartz furthers the
bond between mother and child as well as between the parents. Because the mother
is by nature, a healer, this was the most appropriate crystal. When it is learned
that in her professional life, the mother works in a hospital telemetry unit
--- which is a heart specialist unit --- the reader can easily appreciate why
the mother is most comfortable with ROSE QUARTZ as the primary crystal with which
- Rose Quartz (Mother's Power Crystal) - 453 gr.
This crystal also filters the blood and the circulatory system --- and was selected
to aid in the protection of this pregnancy for this very reason.
Both Clear Quartz and Tibetan quartz was used for this invocation/protection
- Clear Quartz (Crystal of Prophecy) - 612 gr.
Clear quartz was used because it has been known to be useful in the cleansing
and clearing of the entire chakra system. Rather than cleansing each individual
chakra separately --- I am now of sufficiently advanced magickal power, therefore
I am now able to accomplish this with a single crystal sphere, which coincidentally
contains both a capital letter K and a capital letter P --- which of course refer
to both myself and my wife. This was the reason why this particular sphere was
purchased --- as it already contained a very noticeable reference to BOTH of
Tibetan Quartz has a deep meaning to me personally, as I have been studying Buddhist
philosophy for most of my adult life. Even though these crystals were expensive,
they call upon literally hundreds of years of commitment on the part of the Buddhists.
Having this level of help and concentration involved in these proceedings had
turned out to be most helpful. Tibetan quartz is known to implement deep-healing
and balances the entire energy system in the human body. It was for this reason
that it was selected to be used in this very specific application.
Ever since I can remember, grey has always been my favorite color, which combines
well with the amethyst purple of my own power crystal. This protection stone
was purchased at a store in Sedona, Arizona in March 2000. I have never seen
grey 'marbled' onyx before, and this was in the shape of a Buddha --- all of
which meant that I had to have it. It sits on my bedside stand, and recently
I weighed this large piece of onyx. It weighed exactly 1.474 kg. on a digital
kitchen scale --- which may explain why I simply had to have this piece when
I saw it in the store.
- Grey 'Marbled' Onyx (Protection Stone) - 1,474
gr. (3.25 lbs.)
The woman who sold me this piece stated that she had never seen a piece of onyx
with this type of 'marbled' markings. I have never seen anything like it before
finding this one, and I have searched for another since purchasing it four years
ago. I have not been able to locate anything even remotely like this one ---
and it is for this reason alone that this grey onyx Buddha sits in such an honorable
place within my home.
As a protection stone, onyx is known to alleviate fear and worry. It also protects
the immune system, and is helpful for those who have either problems with their
feet or their teeth --- both of which are problems that my wife and I have, respectively.
The use of malachite as a birthing stone meant that we needed to locate a rather
large piece for our own use. One day recently while at the local shopping mall,
we stopped in at a store called New Age Creations. In a glass case, was the largest
piece of malachite that I had even seen in my entire life. Weighing nearly three-quarters
of a pound, I immediately purchased it and brought it home to add to our collection.
It now proudly sits on my desk in my office, where it has taken up residence
with the clear quartz sphere, which is described above.
- Malachite (Birthing Stone) - 340 gr. (0.75 lbs.)
Malachite opens the third-eye chakra --- which is leading to a greater understanding
by my wife --- of the manner in which our world has been turning. To offer as
much protection as is humanly and magickally possible --- was our objective in
selecting this stone. Malachite is also useful in the assistance of transformation,
which is going to be quite helpful as we continue onward toward the birth of
our child in March 2005. This stone also filters toxins in the bloodstream, as
well as filtering and protecting my wife's DNA throughout the pregnancy, and
the DNA of our child when he is born in March 2005.
Total Weight of Five Major Power Crystals
and Gemstones = 4,368 gr. (9.63 lbs.)
Nine Other Helper and Amplifier Crystals and Precious
Within the grid system used in the temple during the invocation and protection
ritual, I have also used nine other crystals and precious gemstones. These I
have called the helper and amplifier crystals and precious gemstones. Once everything
was set up within the grid that I designed, I started the energy running through
these gridded stones and crystals in an endless figure eight of infinity. The
five elemental stones and crystals were cycling clockwise within the altar space
--- and the nine helper and amplifier crystals and stones were cycling in the
opposite direction along the outer perimeter of the temple itself.
Thus, the entire grouping of the fourteen types of crystals and gemstones were
themselves forming an infinite circle --- which was then synchronized with first
our breathing, and secondly, with our heartbeat rhythm. Once the four people
present began this process --- the synchronization occurred fairly quickly. It
is my suggestion that the best method in which to learn this for yourself is
to incorporate it into your daily meditation regimen.
The nine helper and amplifier crystals and precious gemstones used were as follows:
The Siberian Blue Aqua Aura crystal is a beautiful piece of natural crystal.
It is a crystal that harbors and facilitates truth and communication. This stone
was selected because of personal issues between myself (the father) and my wife
(the mother). We have chosen the Siberian Blue Aqua Aura crystal so that our
child will grow up in an atmosphere of truth and that the child-to-be will be
able to ask anything of his parents (my wife and I) --- anything at all. The
child will be taught that it is righteous and true to question authority ---
and that to be inquisitive will encourage a better mind and worldview.
- Aqua Aura (Siberian Blue) (Truth and Communication
Crystal) - 45 gr. (1.625 oz.)
The Siberian Blue Aqua Aura crystal was placed directly adjacent to the Malachite
birthing stone for the purposes of creating the energy to bring this about at
this early portion of the pregnancy. Additionally, the Siberian Blue Aqua Aura
crystal is known to cleanse the aura, and it connects the magick practitioner
directly to the cosmic consciousness. I am certain that I do not need to explain
the importance of being connected directly to the cosmic consciousness.
One last effect of this crystal is to allow our child to know what truth is ---
and will have a finely tuned bullshit detector within his magickal toolbox.
The Bloodstone is known to cleanse the energy field and boost the immune system.
Because these Bloodstones were gifted to my wife and I from individuals who have
since died --- these stones are also infused with their energy and presence.
I implemented these stones to also act as amplifiers --- and as such they were
placed directly adjacent to the Malachite birthing stone and the Siberian Blue
Aqua Aura crystal. The intended action was to have amplified the power of both
the Malachite birthing stone and the Siberian Blue Aqua Aura truth and communication
- Bloodstone (Cleanser and Amplifier Stone) - 70
gr. (2.5 oz.)
All my life I have been attracted to the wolf. I have shared my life with two
of them over the years, although both animals lived short lives. I collect anything
with wolves on it, and in our home I have probably a couple hundred all over
the walls and shelves. My wife does needlepoint wolves for me and we have one
wall down a hallway that contains what is known as the WOLF WALL. It is gorgeous
--- and with every stitch she builds more and more layers of magickal protection.
There is not a single wall or corner of the house that does NOT contain NATIVE
AMERICAN WOLF MAGIC. All of the qualities of the wolf also may be used to describe
my own personality, which was not forced and just turned out that way.
- Clear Crystal Wolf and Lioness with Cub (Two
Amplifying Antennas) 1,586 gr. (55.94 oz.)
My wife is the lioness --- and coincidentally --- she was born under the sign
of Leo. Everywhere amongst the wolves here can be found lions and their fierce
protective energy. Placed in conjunction with my own wolf energy --- we make
a pretty forceful and memorable impression upon people. Additionally, with my
wife working in the healthcare field --- she provides care to all of her patients
that is just as rooted in spirituality as it is in Western Medicine. While the
procedures she performs are dictated by strongly enforced rules and procedures
--- the bedside manner she provides has made her one of the the most popular
nurses wherever she has worked.
These two crystal sculptures were used --- one wolf and one lioness and her cub
(not too symbolic, eh?). They were used to direct and amplify the energy as it
passed through the stones and crystals and also through the five of us present
at the ritual --- the mother and father, the godfather and godmother, and the
child-to-be taking the spirit place in the pentacle arrangement.
Now, here is where the antenna amplification comes in . . .
I have found that to achieve the best results with crystals and precious gemstones
--- that the larger pieces are desirable. There is a very good reason for this
--- which unfortunately provides evidence of the Capitalistic desire to limit
the true abilities of whom the global power elite call THE PROFANE. This terminology
refers to 95% of the population, by the way. This, dear reader, sadly means BOTH
you and I.
Have you ever noticed that whenever you see crystals or precious gemstones in
spiritualist stores, that almost always they are small pocket-sized pieces? And
furthermore, that the bigger pieces are usually outrageously priced? Those who
mine these minerals and crystals always attach a financial penalty on buying
the bigger pieces, such as by charging $150.00/US for a crystal ball. So, most
people I know buy the smaller pieces --- simply because of monetary matters.
However, I have also noticed that the smaller crystals and stones also bring
about results that are simply not as powerful as they could or should be.
I believe that this has to do with CAPACITY. Not the capacity of the Mage ---
but the capacity of the crystal or precious gemstone.
The wolf is made out of an 853 gram tube of fine German crystal --- the lioness
and cub was made out of an 834 gram block of fine Italian crystal --- which combined
weighed 1,687 grams (1.687 kg.) or 3.78 lbs. This had created a tremendous reservoir,
transmitting antenna, or amplification device. I am speaking of these two separate
pieces as one unit, because they were the central transmitting and amplifying
source of both mine and my wife's energy, along with the energy of the two godparents.
The gold that was part of this ritual was two pieces --- a gold coin and my grandfather's
cross that he used to wear around his neck. The gold coin was representative
of the accomplishments my wife and I have been able to do together. My wife and
I have a wonderful home that is all paid for and the wisdom of the ancients has
helped us to make nothing but wise decisions --- which has been a tremendous
benefit in our life together.
- Gold (Element of Alchemy) 30 gr. (1 oz.)
My grandfather's gold cross is representative of the spiritual protection that
he provides to me, as he even announced to me before he died that he was supposed
to be doing this. He passed over on November 13, 1990 --- just ten days before
my birthday which is November 23rd. My grandfather told me that he was supposed
to be watching over me after his death. I accepted his gift with grace and respect
--- an honor that I still pay respect to till this very day.
Also because my primary spiritual interest is alchemy --- I just had to bring
the yin-yang balance of pure gold and pure silver to the altar in the performance
of this ritual.
Silver was used in the form of a silver coin and in the sterling silver watch
that belonged to my wife's grandmother. To invoke the grandparent energy in the
manner as this also served to add to the overall energy invoked. Silver was also
used because of it's long tradition of protecting against negative energies and
outright evil. In this case, I will refer to something that is known as an ENERGY
VAMPIRE. Otherwise known as HIGH-MAINTENANCE, the ENERGY VAMPIRE is an entity
that feeds off the energies of an innocent. Used in this manner --- we benefited
from the effect of the yin-yang balance between gold and silver, the grandparent
protective energies, and as protection against those negative entities and energies
that would seek to do us harm.
- Silver (Element of Alchemy) 30 gr. (1 oz.)
Because both my wife and I have minds that are always in multi-tasking mode,
it is hard to shut down at the end of the day. This has been solved for me by
the implementation of Zen Meditation, but this is still a bit of a problem for
my wife. This stone has the effect of quieting down an over-active mind. It also
regulates the metabolism, which in the case of a pregnancy, is helpful in keeping
the mother-to-be from gaining too much weight which may be hard to lose after
- Laboradorite (Meditation Stone) 171 gr. (6 oz.)
Two Jasper spheres were used in the altar layout. One was Picture Jasper and
the other was Brown Wild Horse Jasper. These having the effect of immune system
stimulation and kidney filtration, will be most helpful in keeping this child
safe until (and after!) his birth. Because of my having the blood clotting disorder
called Hemophilia --- keeping the child safe from blood problems is obviously
a big concern to me as the father-protector.
- Jasper Spheres (Filtering Stone) 173 gr. (6.1
Another protection stone, rutilated quartz is an aural cleanser and protector.
This helps both mother and child, and the child born under this condition will
carry this energy throughout their lifetime, just as do the Moonchildren of Aleister
Crowley's writing. This stone was placed in a grid with the with the other clear
crystal pieces --- facilitating the transfer of this energy throughout the entire
- Rutilated Quartz (Aural Cleanser and Protector)
130 gr. (4.625 oz.)
Outside of Amethyst, one of my other stones of attraction is the Tiger's Eye.
A beautiful golden brown stone, it is known as a Third-Eye opener. This was used
both for the benefit of mother and child --- but also to help the child-to-be
to know truth when he or she hears it. I described this earlier as the tuning
up of the bullshit detector. This has also been used to engender multi-dimensional
thought and direct communion with the Cosmic Consciousness.
- Tiger's Eye (Talisman and Third-Eye Opener) 43
gr. (1.5 oz)
Additionally --- I have used Tiger's Eye as a talisman and a pocket stone.
Total Weight of all Crystals and Gemstones
= 6,667.41 gr. (14.7 lbs.)
The total weight of all the crystals and precious gemstones in this ritual happened
to have weighed EXACTLY 14.7 lbs. --- which was confirmed with a digital kitchen
scale. Again, the infusion of the 7 4 1 energy was important to the success of
the ritual . . . I might also call to your attention that in the number of grams
can be found BOTH the number of THE MASTER THERION and the number of the Mage
The Mage carefully weighed all the stones and crystals used in this ritual operation,
and the fact that he was able to make selections that would reflect in the weight
of all the pieces combined --- the number of Aleister Crowley and the Mage himself
is further layering of both energies --- the energy of the number 6 6 6 and the
number 7 4 1. According to the Sepher Sephiroth --- the number 666 refers to
'the spirit of gold' (pg. 57) and the number 7 4 1 refers to what I call AHA!,
The Final Understanding, or The Great Work of Magick (pg. 60).
CONCLUSION - I hope that the reader has understood the interlocking meaning
of each of the pieces of crystal, precious gemstones, and alchemical elements
as implemented in the use of the Archangel Michael invocation and protection
ritual. Each piece was selected because of its' ability and capacity to carry,
transfer, or amplify the energy manifested during this ritual, which took seventy-four
minutes from beginning to end. The energy manifested and invoked was that of
the Archangel Michael. There were a number of reasons why this angelic entity
was selected --- but the one that is most important to this discussion was that
he is the angel of the hour of birth of both my wife and myself. This correspondence
table can be located on pages 144-145 of LIBER 777 by Aleister Crowley.
Both of the godparents were selected because of their deep spiritual understandings
and their abilities to carry positive energy with them wherever they may travel.
This is probably why the godfather also happens to have become my best friend
and closest confidant, and the godmother happens to be my wife's best friend
and her closest confidant. Most likely, the reasons why we became such close
friends is because of this spiritual compatibility on both mine and my wife's
Taken together --- the sum total of what you see described above is in every
manner possible --- adding many layers of protection --- as well as addressing
certain areas where the interlocked five are all covering each other's backs
in some manner. With the combined power and the unity of the four parents and
godparents --- we will work together to protect the child-to-be.
Love is the law, love under will . . .
Section # 7 - INVOCATION and PROTECTION RITUAL
- The Carrying Out
Tonight's ritual will be conducted in Twelve Parts . . .
NOTE: This is because 7 + 4 + 1 = 12
For the purposes of organization here, I am going to list all of the descriptive
text within the roman numeral list, instead of listing the content after the
list, which would effectively create double entries for the entire ritual operation.
This would be a complete waste of space. So, when you read the following information,
please keep in mind that this is the ONLY DIFFERENCE from the manner in which
this information appears in the grimoire that I have created for this single
purpose of protecting my wife's pregnancy and the life and health of our child.
The sections of the ritual below are a mixture of many theological constructs.
The godfather is a practicing Catholic Christian --- however, he does have a
very open mind and a curiosity about the universe and our place in it. The sections
below incorporate all of the following theological traditions --- New Age philosophy,
Gnosticism, Thelema, Christianity, Alchemy, Native American mythology, Spiritualism,
and Atlantean and Egyptian Mystery School teachings.
One other thing that you should know is the following items were used in the
symbolism of the ritual --- red wine for the toasts and the offering, communion
crackers that were made with unleavened wheat, and Abramelin Oil --- which will
be discussed in detail in a section below. We also used lavender, white sage,
and sweet grass as incense. And, we also used beeswax candles --- which I have
found to be more evocative and longer lasting than those garbage paraffin candles
--- which are useless in terms of ceremonial ritual. I believe that this is also
the reason why many churches use nothing but beeswax candles.
Also, according to author Ted Andrews in his book Animal-Speak, the bee and beeswax
is highly symbolic of accomplishing the impossible. Additionally, because bees
are pollinating insects --- they are symbolic of reproduction and birth. Because
bees create hexagonal shaped honeycombs, one must also understand the archetypal
significance of the hexagon. Interestingly, the hexagon is a symbol that relates
to the heart, and is also a symbol of the Sun and all the power that emanates
from the Sun.
However, beeswax candles can be expensive. But, I have been lucky to have found
a reasonable quality in both beeswax and aromatherapy candles --- which I am
more than happy to share with you. I also like this company because they offer
BOTH a discount and free shipping on large orders:
Finally, before we performed the ritual --- I took about ten minutes to explain
the meaning of SIGIL 7 4 1, LAMEN 7 4 1, and what all the crystals, precious
gemstones, and alchemical elements were used for and the reasons for the selection
of each and every piece. My description of all of this was as I have written
Here are the twelve parts of the ritual:
I. Opening Prayer
This opening prayer was actually a toast between the participants --- which was
done with four glasses of red wine.
'A Toast' by Louix Dor Dempriey
Now is a time like no other
For hands to be joined of sister and brother.
In the heart it is known that love is the way
To greet each new challenge as does Dawn a new day.
Gone are the hours to lumber and chore
Ongoingly swindled by doctrines of yore.
The soul's gaze now exalted has found a new Sun
Lighting a world wherein all are One.
Remember thee well, the promise once granted
That the self, if surrendered, would create life enchanted.
A prophecy of God is this yours to fulfill
Removing the walls which surround it, all the fear of His Will.
Traveling the road to eternity is truly no riddle
Using the tools of Christ's trade allays straying from middle.
Compassion, devotion, grace and desire
Imbued with obedience and patience, will take thee still higher.
Here is to you, to he, and to she
Who give freely your love so that this can be.
You are that promise and I AM the way
My life is My message, forever to stay.
Additionally, I added the following immediately upon making the toast:
"May the infinite love and protection of the Angelic
Realm help us to protect
our child throughout the remainder of the pregnancy, and throughout her life
--- may this child be blessed with Wisdom, Intelligence,
and Compassion, both as Child
and as an Adult."
In the immediately above --- I have boldfaced and capitalized certain of the
letters --- which reveals a CIPHER that I have placed inside this prayer. This
cipher reveals the belief system of the godmother.
Immediately upon finishing the beginning of the ritual, I read the Gnostic Lord's
Prayer, which is featured next in the ritual . . .
II. The Gnostic Lord's Prayer
The Gnostic Lord's Prayer was used for a number of reasons. First, it was one
of two Lord's Prayers --- the other being the Lord's Prayer in the original Aramaic
language. I wanted to use the Gnostic version because of the ending phrase, which
relates to the woman and the child. It seemed appropriate because of the nature
of the ritual --- to protect a pregnancy.
Gnostic Lord's Prayer
Our Father which art in Heaven,
O Father-Mother God, Divine Oneness,
Hallowed be Thy Name.
Glory to our own Beloved I AM Presence,
Thy Kingdom come,
O Great Spirit, bring forth the Golden Age,
Thy Will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven,
For the Age of Peace and Brotherhood is
completed, even now, on the Inner Planes.
Give us this day our daily bread,
Supply our needs as they manifest,
And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,
For Love is reflected in Love!
Bless us with Clarity, Love and Divine Wisdom,
Father-Mother God, help us to remain in the Temple
of the Absolute, beyond the experience of Man.
For Love is the Kingdom
And Love is the Power,
And Love is the Glory, forever,
For Thou art now, in This Age, manifested
within the Immaculate Perfect Image of every
Man, Woman and Child
III. Reading - Daniel 1:17 and 2:19-22
The following reading was selected because of the fact that Daniel happens to
be the middle name of the Mage, who is also the father of the child-to-be. The
contents of this reading contain references to real skills that the Mage possesses.
These skills include prophetic sight of the future --- which occur within prophetic
dreams and night visions --- as indicated within the reading. The Mage has been
using these skills to protect his spiritual family members --- delivering an
accuracy rate of 100% to the benefit of all parties concerned.
The reading below refers to "these four children" --- which refers to the mother,
the father, and the godmother and godfather:
Daniel 1:17 and 2:19-22 - "As for these four children,
God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom --- and Daniel had
understanding in visions and dreams . . . then was the secret revealed unto Daniel
in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of Heaven. Daniel answered and
said, 'blessed is the name of God for ever and ever --- for wisdom and might
are his. And he changeth the times and the seasons --- he removeth kings and
setteth up kings --- he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that
know understanding. He revealeth the deep and secret things --- he knoweth the
darkness but the light dwelleth with him."
IV. Banishing - Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram
[LIBER ABA, pg. 618]
I am not going to repeat this part of the ritual, as it can be found in Aleister
Crowley's LIBER ABA (Magick Book 4) pg. 618.
However, the Mage will mention that this banishing was carried out to ward off
all evil and negative entities --- protecting both the mother and child-to-be.
I will mention that in line XIII of the banishing ritual of the pentagram ---
it is the Archangel Michael that is referenced. This should more than adequately
explain why this was implemented --- as it further invokes Michael and his angelic
energies of protection.
V. Sigil Binding and Charging
This was used with both the SIGIL 7 4 1 and the SIGIL of Archangel Michael. [Sigil
of Michael as in Godwin's Qabalistic Encyclopedia, pg. 198] When I had my first
look at Michael's sigil from this book --- I was immediately and forever impressed
at how similar it was to the sigil I had previously designed --- SIGIL 7 4 1.
Each of the four participants were given one copy of the sigil of Archangel Michael
--- and were asked to place their willed protection into the sigil. Each of the
four people were asked to place a drop of their blood on their quadrant of the
sigil (as explained above) --- with the spirit of the child-to-be placing its'
own willed intent through the hands and breath of the mother . . .
Later on in section X, the sigils will be dispatched and their intention sent
out through to the lamen --- feeding it nourishment in the following manner.
Please note that in the following diagram --- the term WILLED INTENT refers to
the willed intent of the mother, father, and godparents. Likewise, when I refer
to SPIRIT, I am referring to the child-to-be.
NOTE: In each of the three diagrams immediately below --- the very last
step has been inserted to show the reader that these are infinitely repeating
patterns. The last step in each example does not appear within the system as
designed and is shown for illustrative purposes ONLY:
Spirit ---> WILLED INTENT / Sigils ---> Crystals / Gemstones
---> Lamen ---> WILLED INTENT ---> Spirit ---> REPEAT
Furthermore, numerologically speaking, the diagram immediately above refers to
1 ---> 4 ---> 7 ---> 14 ---> 7 ---> 4 ---> 1 ---> REPEAT
Qabalistically speaking, the diagram immediately above refers to the following:
KETHER (The Great Spiritual Work of Magick) ---> CHESED
(Infinite LOVE) ---> NETZACH (Favorable Results) ---> DALETH (path between WISDOM
and UNDERSTANDING) ---> NETZACH (Favorable Results) ---> CHESED (Mercy) ---> KETHER
(The Great Spiritual Work of Magick) ---> REPEAT
Translated --- the sigil binding refers to the following:
"Because the mother and the father perform the Great
Spiritual Work of Magick, it has brought them wisdom and understanding beyond
their imaginings. Their thanks and appreciation to the Creator Energy has brought
to them, a deeper understanding of the infinite love, the only real and ultimate
truth. It is this knowledge and wisdom that will deliver favorable results, thus
confirming the validity of the Great Spiritual Work of Magick."
Here, the four participants held hands while the Mage spoke aloud the steps named
above. This had the further effect of synchronizing the four participants to
one another. We started with the synchronizing of our breath, and finished with
the synchronizing of our heartbeats. These above named steps are all synchronized
and become a part of the natural homeostasis of each of the four parents and
godparents. This has the effect of protecting the child-to-be with our combined
power to the fourth power, thus suggesting exponential growth both in the intensity
of the power, and in the level of protection to the mother and her child-to-be.
Here is the actual banishing prayer which was written by the Mage himself:
"The universal energy of the infinite cycles between
us, cleansing our souls.
One each of the four winds --- north, south, east, west --- we all know our roles.
With each tick of the clock, the light within each one of us burns brighter.
For each spiritual rinse, leaves us with the weight on our shoulders ever lighter.
Darkness, evil, and negativity --- stay away!
You are not welcome here today!
Spiritual kindness --- come my way!
Light, love, and positivity --- lifts our burden a bit each day!"
Here is the second part of the binding prayer --- which was spoken immediately
after the sigils were passed out:
Judith 9:11 - "For our power standeth not in multitude,
nor from the might of strong men --- for thou are a God of the afflicted,
a helper of the oppressed, an upholder of the weak, a protector of the forlorn,
and the savior of those who are without hope."
After this was read and the sigils were charged with the WILLED INTENT of each
of the four participants --- we then moved on to the next section --- the Rose
Quartz Love Invocation and Protection.
VI. Rose Quartz Love Invocation and Protection
The Rose Quartz Love Invocation and Protection operation was also of the Mage's
own creation and design. It is based upon the ritual that is in the book THE
CRYSTAL BIBLE by JUDY HALL, pg. 377. The Crystal Bible is a small handbook featuring
full color throughout the entire book. It is the single best book on Crystals
and Gemstones that I have ever seen, and it is the only book I carry with my
crystal and gemstone collection whenever I travel.
Before I go into the Love Invocation --- let me tell you a little bit about this
book and why I consider it to be the best crystal reference sourcebook. It is
comprehensive, containing every crystal and gemstone I had ever heard of ---
and more that I had never seen before. Every page is in full color which is extremely
helpful to those who are beginners. At the back of the book are an excellent
set of correspondence tables --- so that everything is explained in the fullest
Here is the information on this best-ever book on crystals and precious gemstones:
The Crystal Bible: A Definitive Guide
by Judy Hall
© 2003 Walking Stick Press
400 pages - $18.99 list price
Size of book: 14 cm. X 16.5 cm. (5.5 in.
X 6.5 in.)
And now --- on to the Rose Quartz Love Invocation . . .
Rose Quartz Love Invocation and Protection (Adapted
from a ritual by Judy Hall)
This invocation is to be used to bind the power of KDB and PJB to our child,
and also, to use the power of the guardians of the four winds to protect the
child during pregnancy:
Required: Four pieces of charged Rose Quartz, one piece of large charged Amethyst.
Place your crystals and four candles on candleholders on a table covered with
a silk cloth. Say the following to begin the ritual:
"Mother Earth and Father Sun --- I am asking for
your blessing and protection as we begin this invocation of love."
Place one candle to the north, welcoming the spirit of that direction as you
Say the following as the candle is lit:
"We welcome and ask the spirit of the North to guide
us and protect us."
Repeat for the South, East, and West --- repeating the above for each direction.
Next, ask that these four directional spirits act as guardians and keep you safe.
"We ask that the four directional spirits act as
guardians and keep us safe."
Take your rose quartz crystals into your hands one at a time. Close your eyes
and quietly attune your crystals.
Let their energy flow through your hands, up your arms, and into your heart.
As the energy reaches your heart, feel your heart open and expand. Touch each
crystal to your heart one by one.
Rose Quartz is a powerful heart cleanser and healer. Allow your heart to be purified
by the energy of the crystals.
As you touch the rose quartz pieces to your heart, say the following:
"I charge this crystal with a never-ending supply
of love, light, and healing from my heart."
When the four directions are complete, say the following:
"With these four crystals, we create a never-broken
bond between the guardians of the four directions and ourselves.
This circuit of never-ending infinite love will travel between the mother (Paula),
the father (Kent), the baby, and the
guardians of the four directions. This path is as infinite as is the blood that
circulates in our own bodies. It can never be
stopped or broken. This path is as infinite as the love between the mother (Paula)
and the father (Kent). As long as the
multiverse exists, our love will exist. This process can never be stopped, unless
it is stopped by ourselves, and never by
Then, say out loud, one at a time:
"I am a magnet for love. I welcome love into my heart."
Place the crystals around the Amethyst on the table, and say out loud in union:
"And light, love, and protection into the heart of
Sit quietly in meditation for a few moments, with your eyes focused on the crystals.
When you are ready to complete the ritual, stand up and blow out each directions
"Thank you spirit of the north
wind --- for your guardianship, love, and protection. I send your light, love,
into the world, and into the life and heart of our child. It will be the white
light of our love that will protect our child from
illness and negativity.
With this ritual complete, we say thanks in the best way we know how --- Aum
After the ritual, place these crystals around your bedroom.
NOTE: These crystals have been gridded around our bedroom --- which keeps
this energy focused and circulating until we tell it to stop. A few days after
the ritual --- I re-gridded the crystals throughout the entire house --- as now
it is circulating throughout the entire house --- loving, healing, and protecting
all who are permitted to visit our sanctuary.
VII. Invocation of Archangel Michael
The Mage began the Invocation of Archangel Michael by reading yet another passage
from the book of Daniel:
Daniel 10:21 - "I will show
thee what is noted in the scripture of truth, and there is no truth greater than
Michael is your prince."
This reading was selected because TRUTH is of paramount importance to the Mage
--- who is known as one who speaks even the uncomfortable truths. However, the
Mage's reputation and credibility is hinged upon this doctrine of TRUTH. It is
also the Mage's belief that the world would not be in such a pitiful mess as
it currently is --- if more people used their minds in the manner in which the
The following invocation had been used by my wife and I at an earlier time ---
with tremendous results --- of which I will describe below.
Before the invocation could begin --- all four participants joined hands:
Invocation of Archangel Michael
by Louix Dor Dempriey
Dear Lord Archangel Michael,
I call to you and your legions this day
to wrap me in the blue veil of your protection.
Let it descend upon me like a mantle
and be sealed and held by the grip of Mother Goddess Earth,
sourced by Her white-fire core,
protecting me from all but the highest levels of Light
of Mother-Father God,
from all non-Christed sources,
from all evil and darkness,
from all astral entities and energies,
and from all other negativities ---
planetary, interplanetary, and universal,
on-planet and off-planet,
above and below me,
to my left and to my right,
in front and behind me,
on this and all planes of existence,
in this and all levels of consciousness,
in this and all dimensions of time,
known or unknown,
now and forever.
NOTE: Our Past Experience With Archangel Michael
This was the second time that we had used this same invocation for Archangel
Michael. The first time was in October 2003 --- when the Mage and his wife were
visited by a very serious but bogus accusation against her professional reputation.
We were being rushed into making a hasty decision that would have had a disastrous
effect upon us and our lifestyle --- not to mention the professional reputation
of the wife --- who is now the mother-to-be.
On the morning we were supposed to be ready for a meeting in a faraway town in
our state --- we saw the results and effect of the Archangel Michael invocation.
A freak snowstorm came out of nowhere --- which was so powerful that we could
not see the end of our driveway. We called the people we were supposed to be
meeting with and told them of this snowstorm. There was a driving ban because
the storm had gotten so bad so quickly --- and we were being asked to stay inside
until the weather broke.
As soon as we received our return phone call approving of the postponement ---
within five minutes the storm stopped just as mysteriously as it began. The sun
was out and our meeting was postponed for six weeks. That six weeks gave us ample
time to prepare the proof that ultimately exonerated the wife and ended the legal
emergency that had threatened us in a very troubling manner.
Knowing that we had an invocation that worked --- and that we were furthermore
invited to ask for Michael's help in the future whenever we need it --- gives
us a level of comfort where we know and have proof that we are being guarded
from on high.
VIII. Consecration of the Elements and Offering
Here is where the Abramelin Oil was used.
There are two areas on the human body in which I was told to use this oil ---
the first was on the underside of the wrist, palm facing upwards. Along the carpel
tunnel nerve is where the oil was placed.
The second area was of course on the third-eye area of the forehead.
As Crowley himself wrote --- the oil burns in magnificence when contact is made
with the human body.
As was written in LIBER ABA (Magick Book 4) pg. 60, Crowley wrote the following
about the Abramelin Oil:
"This Oil is of a pure golden
colour; and when placed on the skin it should burn and thrill through the body
with an intensity as of fire. It is the pure light in terms of desire."
As far as the consecration was concerned --- the Mage conducted the ritual in
Crowley's LIBER ABA (Magick Book 4) pgs. 593-594.
IX. Protection From Native American Spirits of the Four
Buffalo, New York USA has a rich Native American heritage. This is one of the
truly great things about living here. Because of my past as the official printer
for the Seneca Nations --- I was able to immerse myself in this wonderful culture.
I was also honored to meet and work closely with a wonderful spirit, the late
Twyla Nitsch, a historical guardian of the oral history of the tribe and sovereign
nations. Gramma Twyla as we all called her (as by her own request), was famous,
well-known, and respected throughout the spiritual world. I loved being near
the unconditional love inside of Gramma Twyla --- and I listened very carefully
to everything she said to me.
To additionally invoke the Native American Spirits of the Four Directions was
intended as a show of respect and appreciation for the ability of the Mage and
the mother-to-be to perform The Great Spiritual Work of Magick.
On the source webpage there is a beautiful piece of black and white artwork.
It has a side-view of a Native American with the sun in the background. Underneath
is a medicine wheel, with a herd of Buffalo charging forth through the medicine
wheel. The name of this piece of art is SHIELD OF EMERGENCE by Aikins, which
was created in 1993. The name of the artwork refers to emergence --- which used
in this manner --- could be a metaphoric way of describing a pregnancy.
It was fitting on so many levels --- the least of which is the fact that I actually
live in a place named Buffalo.
Also, to intensify magickal power, the practicing mage can incorporate magickal
symbolism into the ritual utensils. As can be easily seen in the artwork above,
I have done exactly that --- I have added the power of the 7 4 1 into the entire
proceeding. It incorporates the Native American energies, but also includes the
numerological aspects of 7 4 1. First of all, we have Buffalo in this artwork.
Buffalo, New York USA is the city in which I live. These buffalo are emerging,
or are in the process of birth, from within the medicine wheel. If one counts,
they discover there are precisely seven buffalo. Furthermore, there are seven
mountains in the background. The four feathers hanging from the medicine wheel
relate to the four directional winds, representing north, south, east, and west.
There is one Native American in this drawing, as there is one sun or moon.
Perhaps most intriguingly, there are twelve hoof-prints around the outside edge
of the medicine wheel.
Why is twelve significant? Because twelve is the sum of one, four, and seven!
The Guardians of the Four Directions
as interpreted by Kent Daniel Bentkowski
The following verses were spoken aloud by the Mage --- as he led the others in
prayer asking for the protection of the Native American spirit guardians of the
To begin, the four participants joined hands . . .
EAST - The East is the direction of new beginnings,
the rising sun, enlightenment, the phoenix, and the color yellow.
SOUTH - The South is the direction of trust and innocence, the Light, the mouse,
and the color white.
WEST - The West is the direction of letting go of the old, the setting sun, self-introspection,
the bear, and the color black.
NORTH - The North is the direction of wisdom, spirit, and strength, and the color
The Buffalo is also representative of the North, home to the five here tonight,
and to the Seneca Nations --- our Native American brothers and sisters.
Let us now pray and ask for their guidance and protection . . .
This part of the ritual meant a great deal to the Mage --- as there remains a
strong identification with Native Americans.
The candles throughout the entire ritual have been set-up as shown in Figure
25 in LIBER ABA, pg. 561.
X. Dispatching and Projecting the Intent of the Sigils
Here --- the participants were instructed to take their copies of the sigils
--- SIGIL 7 4 1 and the SIGIL of Archangel Michael --- and put them in a place
that has deep spiritual meaning to each of the four participants. I have placed
mine under the Grey Onyx Buddha that sits beside my bed on the bedside table.
My wife has placed hers where she is keeping memorable aspects of the babies'
development --- such as the sonogram pictures, etc.
Upon the healthy birth of the child --- the Mage's intent is to have a sigil
XI. Silent Prayer of Gratitude
The Mage --- after joining hands with the others --- begins to read the following
from the Dhammapada --- the holiest of all Buddhist texts. Please note that the
following sections were adapted by the Mage for the purposes of this ritual ---
all notations regarding page numbers are for the reader's benefit only.
This following section was taken from the Dhammapada, pg. 73:
"The Way is eightfold --- there
are four truths.
All virtue lies in detachment --- the Master has an open third-eye.
This is the ONLY WAY --- the only Way to the opening of the third-eye.
Follow it --- outwit desire --- follow it to the end of sorrow.
This section was taken from the Dhammapada, pg. 74:
But if you meditate --- and follow the Law --- you
will free yourself from desire.
This section was taken from the Dhammapada, pg. 75:
Sit in the world --- and you sit in the dark.
Sit in meditation --- and you sit in light.
Choose your seat --- let wisdom grow.
This section was taken from the Dhammapada, pg. 104:
Without fear --- go . . .
Meditate --- live purely.
Be quiet --- do your work with Mastery.
This section was taken from the Dhammapada, pgs. 112-113:
We have come to the end of the Way.
Over the river of our many lives --- our many deaths.
Beyond the sorrow of hell --- beyond the great joy of heaven
By virtue of our purity.
We have come to the end of the Way.
All that we had to do --- we have done.
And now --- we are One.
XII. Closing Prayer: Lord's Prayer in Original Aramaic
The Mage completes all of his rituals with a reading of the Lord's Prayer in
the original Aramaic language. What was the most interesting to me was how radically
different it was --- from the third generation of translations of this document.
The following prayer is a direct translation --- which I will denote as the following:
A translation directly from the original Aramaic --- and NOT Aramaic to Greek
to Latin to English. See for yourself what a difference there is between this
and the Lord's Prayer you yourself might call your own:
O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration!
Soften the ground of our being and carve out a
space within us where your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered
to bear the fruit of your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with your desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share
what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us,
as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us
from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground, the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment
as all is gathered and made whole once again.
Source: Delphi Associates Newsletter (Vol. VII Issue 79) February 2002,
Source: Prophecy Research Institute Spiritual Remote Viewing Training
Workbook, pg. 2.
NOTE: The Delphi Associates Newsletter is published by the Prophecy Research
Before the Mage read both the Gnostic Lord's Prayer and the Lord's Prayer in
Aramaic, he took a moment to explain to the participants why these two versions
were selected. They were picked as to call to attention, several devastating
changes had taken place in translating it throughout many years and from and
to many languages.
Postscript: A Note On The Use Of Abramelin Oil
The Abramelin Oil was made from the formulas appearing in LIBER ABA pgs. 60-61
and 739-740. The Abramelin Oil was made from essential oils purchased from an
essential oil wholesaler --- which can be located at the following website:
I am NOT going to print the formula for Abramelin Oil here --- the reader can
do their own research to discover this on their own. I will say this however,
these materials are coming from the African sub-continent --- and one can expect
to drop a couple hundred dollars on the raw materials. This will make three vials
of oil --- and this liquid is very special indeed. I used this oil in two ways
--- as a consecration oil and as an aromatherapy oil.
Before I continue with my report on Abramelin Oil --- I invite the reader to
investigate and learn about the tale of Abramelin The Mage. It is certainly an
interesting story --- important to the development of Aleister Crowley as a mage.
This is one of the things I really enjoy about magick --- on one level it is
a treasure hunt. You get to use your skills of divination and symbology to decode
the hidden meanings of items such as the poetry in THE EQUINOX.
When I first read about THE HOLY OIL --- I naturally became curious. It required
the use of four items --- Olive Oil (cold-pressed extra virgin), Cinnamon Oil,
Galangal Oil, and Myrrh Oil. Now, forget about seeing any of this in the local
shopping mall. In fact, essential oils can be found in a store like the BODY
SHOP --- but they are of a limited selection, and do not have any of the materials
I needed to create some of this LIQUID GOLD ELIXIR.
This oil is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen for use in magick ritual.
The smell is absolutely stunning --- the entire ritual area was sweetened by
the thick aroma of this wonderful substance. When used as a consecration oil
--- Abramelin Oil looks wonderful under the candle light.
The two areas of the human body where we used the Abramelin Oil was the third-eye
area, and on the underside of the wrist (palm facing up). When the oil hits the
skin and works its' way in it ripples throughout the arms and face (when used
in the third-eye area of the forehead).
So there you have it --- a FULL DESCRIPTION of how a sigil and a lamen were used
in an invocation ritual to protect a pregnancy. Because of injury and physical
limitations --- this pregnancy was not supposed to be possible. However --- with
MAGICK both my wife and I have learned that ANYTHING IS POSSBILE.
If anyone reading these words have any questions about anything they read here
--- please contact me through my website:
The instructions on how to send me an e-mail can be found at the bottom of the
Date of Invocation-Protection Ritual:
Sun in Virgo
Moon in Pisces
August 30, 2004 E.V.
"The year of The Hanged Man in the cycle of The Emperor."
© 2004 Kent Daniel Bentkowski
All rights reserved. Used with permission.
First Internet Edition: October 14, 2004 e.v.
First Edition: September 14, 2004 e.v.
All of the following books were consulted in the creation of this ritual and
in the writing of these instructions:
ANDREWS, TED - Animal-Speak (2000)
GAUTAMA BUDDHA - Dhammapada (Translated by Thomas Byrom PhD.) (1993)
CROWLEY, ALEISTER - LIBER 777 (1912)
CROWLEY, ALEISTER - LIBER ABA (Magick Book 4) (1913)
CROWLEY, ALEISTER - LIBER AL vel LEGIS (Book of the Law) (1904)
CROWLEY, ALEISTER - Magick In Theory and Practice (1929)
DALI LAMA - Tibetan Tradition of Mental Development (1974)
GODWIN, DAVID - Godwin's Qabalistic Encyclopedia (1979)
HALL, JUDY - The Crystal Bible: The Definitive Guide To Crystals (2003)
INTERNET SACRED TEXT ARCHIVE - CD-ROM Version 2.0 (2003)
Mac GREGOR MATHERS, S.L. - The Sacred Magick of Abramelin The Mage (1458)
PROPHECY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Delphi Associates Newsletter (February 2002)
PROPHECY RESEARCH INSTITUTE - Spiritual Remote Viewing Training Handbook
SIMPSON, LIZ - The Book of Chakra Healing (1999)
SIMPSON, LIZ - The Book of Crystal Healing (1997)
WALKER, BARBARA - The Woman's Encyclopedia of Symbols and Sacred Objects
The Grounding of Kentroversy
The magickal tool known as Pantacle 7 4 1 is a disc seven
inches in diameter, whereupon I was able to once again embed the numerology
of the 7, 4, and 1, as is the case in all of my willed acts and creations.
In the construction of Pantacle 7 4 1, my design choices were predicated upon
the structure of this underlying numerology. While Crowley wrote some pretty
specific instructions [Liber ABA, pg. 95], it was more important to my overall
magickal schema that I utilize my own measurements, which further layer the
7 4 1 power upon the proceedings.
As the pantacle symbolizes the element of earth, the pantacle
described in this essay was likewise made from wood, and not wax. Just as I
do when I write my own rituals, I use certain pre-existing materials as a guide
and not a recipe to be followed to the letter. While there are certain instructions
that do need to be followed exactly, the pantacle however, is not one of them.
What is far more important is that the magickal skills and abilities are represented
correctly, so they may be accessed whenever the power needs to be manifested.
In fact, the whole project did not hit me until I was there
in the craft store, with this wooden disc staring me in the face! The piece
of wood that I discovered in this store was supposed to be used as a clock
face --- and for my purposes, it was perfect in every dimension. As I have
previously written, the Qabalistic meaning of the number 741 corresponds to
what I refer to as the ‘Aha! Moment’ --- that magickal moment where
final understanding occurs. The number 741 is also a title of Kether, the summit
of the Tree of Life. [Godwin’s Cabalistic Encyclopedia, pg. 594] Thus,
when I came to understand the serious nature of my own true potential, it was
at that precise time that I began my own journey down the long and often arduous
path of the practicing magician.
Just as I have done throughout my entire magickal career,
I injected my own creativity into the construction of the pantacle that this
essay discusses. In keeping with the underlying numerological theme, there
are four mottoes along the outer circle, which have been written in Hebrew.
I will provide both the Latin and English translations, so the reader will
be able to follow along, from the creation of the pantacle; to the finished
piece, which is then, ready for use. However, upon careful examination of this
string of Hebrew words, only three mottoes can be discerned. The idea behind
this was to incorporate the concept of “to know, to will, to dare, and
to be silent!” --- which follows below:
- To Know – I know that I am Frater Kentroversy, so
named because I strive for anything different, which is to most people, highly
controversial. It is a term that describes me perfectly. I also know that
the number of Kentroversy is 741, and over these many years I have been practicing
magick, I have also come to know my abilities and true power, as well as
the secret key to that power. I also know toward what ends I direct my magickal
abilities, which also was one of the most empowering moments I have ever
come to understand and experience.
Before the student magician can proceed to the next step,
he or she must come to terms with the operant knowledge of silencing the mind.
The first two questions all new students of magick ask are; “where do
I begin?,” and “how do I begin?” Again, I am going to stress
the controversial, as I believe that self-initiation is the best manner in
which to study. This way, advancement is dependent on the aspirant’s
will, knowledge, and attainment, and not upon lodge politics.
This statement is based upon the results of my own research
into this issue, where the typical secret society with degrees of initiation
as its’ path, see approximately 95% of all members limited to the lower
degrees, where the candidate is told that the highest rank is that which they
just received. The candidate is excited, believing they have been let in on
something secret. However, using Freemasonry as an example, there are thirty
additional degrees above the one called Master Mason! The ones who attain this
degree believe they are at the top of the pyramid, when in fact, they are pitifully
at the bottom.
I have a copy of Aleister Crowley’s Certificate of Appointment
as National Grand Master of the O.T.O. for Great Britain and Ireland, signed
by Frater Superior Theodor Reuss on April 21, 1912 ev. Crowley is listed on
this document as 33rd degree Scottish Rite, 90th degree Rite of Memphis, and
95th degree Rite of Mizraim, and Xth degree O.T.O. This document has been photographically
reproduced in quite an extraordinary book entitled Occult Theocracy, by Lady
Queensborough (Edith Starr Miller), a privately circulated book, which was
published in 1933. I have an original copy, which I picked up for an outrageously
small amount of money. Coincidentally, this book has exactly 741 pages!
I wanted to mention this matter concerning Crowley, because
in his Freemasonic initiation, he was superiorly advanced. The sad thing about
the formal lodge system is that the vast majority of the members are never
offered multiple tracts through the levels of initiation. In fact, my own research
has shown that as many as 95% of all Freemasons are limited to the three lowest ‘Blue
Lodge’ degrees. These degrees from lowest to highest are; Entered Apprentice,
Fellow Craft, and Master Mason. These are known as the Craft Degrees, and this
system of these three degrees is known as Symbolic or Blue Lodge Freemasonry.
While Master Masons may take pride in being on the inside,
they are sadly misinformed. Over the years, I have spoken to many Freemasons,
and they were nearly all unaware of this system of degrees beyond Master Mason.
Therefore, it may appear to be true that as many as 95% of members see this
as nothing more than an adult extension of the collegiate fraternity system;
where members get away from their family lives for a couple hours a few times
per month. One mason I spoke to told me that it was nothing more than a fundraising
organization! I think its’ pretty safe to say that guy wasn’t a
33rd degree himself!
This is the major reason why I never joined this system, I
simply preferred at that time of my life to work alone.
Out of decades of study and practice, I am now beginning to
teach and mentor others. This is an awesome responsibility, and it is one task
I am ready to undertake with a vengeance. The classes I lead at my home, as
well as my participation at Maybe Logic Academy have shown to me that all that
work in silence and solitude was certainly worth it. The small group of Academy
students that have come seeking my advice have warmed my heart with their support
To all beginning students of magick, and especially those
who are considering such a life path; there is one more minor detail that needs
to be discussed, because it is part of this ‘to know’ category.
For what do you want to use your magick? There are many methods of projecting
willed intent, a few ideas for your further consideration might be; Sigil magick,
Divination, Thelema, Chaos magick, invocation, evocation --- just to name a
few common types of magickal projection. Part of knowing is having direction,
even under problematic conditions.
With the motto Kentroversy, everyone who knows me personally,
realizes that I seek to shatter all expectations with the manner in which I
live my life. Although this has also made me enormously unpopular with those
somnolent sheep of this world, it has given me encouragement when others might
have given in and given up. This is how I practice my magick, with complete
My motto for this step is in English: “Kentroversy.”
- To Will – As truth is of central and paramount importance
in my life, it is quite natural for my willed intent to involve truth in
its’ most ideal application. This is what I stand for, as well as expect
of those with whom I associate. I also believe in truth in magick, an idea
that my magick is only to be used for honest reasons. I cannot in good conscience
ask that those around me be honest in their dealings with me, and then lie,
cheat, and steal in return.
My motto for this step is in Latin: “Hoc
est Verum et Nihili Nisi Verum.”
English translation: “The truth and
nothing but the truth.”
- To Dare – Because I am a teacher of magick and metaphysics,
plus a lover of books and reading, my daring act of willed intent must involve
these very tools. The manner in which our world has grown intolerant is through
something I will call intellectual fascism. This is a term
that is credited to Albert Ellis, who in 1970, published a nine-page article
by that title for the Journal of Human Relations. Intellectual fascism is
the idea that there exists a group of people who are inferior, and a great
deal of truth and knowledge is withheld from that group.
So, who would you imagine is trapped in this ‘Blue Lodge’ world?
That’s right, those of us who are not in the upper 5% of all wealth on
the planet --- we have been given a version of life that in no way comes close
to what is learned by those high-level initiates of the various mystery schools.
Incidentally, if you would like an education of the teachings of the various
mystery schools, please watch the first three Star Trek television series’,
which are known to fans as The Original Series [TOS], The Next Generation [TNG],
and Deep Space Nine [DS9]. In particular, TNG broadcasted a tremendously important
allegory on Astrotheology in the series’ seventh and final season. It
was an episode entitled ‘Masks.’ If anyone reading these words
has access to this episode, please do watch it, as it is an excellent representation
of a mystery school play, similar in form to something like the Rites of Eleusis.
One of my pet peeves in this life is the helplessly and hopelessly
ill-educated who roam among us. There is no excuse for such behavior, as it
seems people actually enjoy the path of the uneducated. I am a vociferous advocate
for both books and learning of all types, and naturally, this had to become
a central part of my magickal destiny. One of my other goals is to help people
uncover the secret to their own power, and I try to present a smorgasbord of
disciplines and approaches.
My motto for this step is in Latin: “Kentroversy
English translation: “Kentroversy defends
books and knowledge.”
- And To Be Silent! – Obviously, with the last motto
of this configuration pertaining to silence, I cannot print the full motto
here at this time. However, I will say that it is something that all of my
enemies get to know about me personally. Since I began using the silent motto
- .’. - .’. - .’. --- I have never lost a conflagration
with which I have been involved. Please do not misunderstand my usage of
this word, as I am a Sagittarian, which is a fire sign. I was born on November
23, 1961 --- 11/23/61 --- which is a double seven. In fact, seven has played
a role in my life from the very beginning.
Whenever I perform Tikune magick (a Qabalistic term meaning
karma), I do so only in protection of myself and my family. However, if someone
wants to attack me with malice, I have no problem getting down to business.
This is why I have been so successful in this area.
My motto for this step is in Latin: - .’.
- .’. - .’.
translation: - .’. - .’. - .’.
The inner circle area of the pantacle features the five-pointed
pentagram, with the names of ten angels around the outside. These represent
the seven planets of the ancients, along with the three angels that represent
the months of birth of my wife, myself, and our son.
Here is how the list breaks down --- all of the following
are from Gustav Davidson’s book entitled ‘A Dictionary of Angels:
Including The Fallen Ones,’ with the page numbers following each entry:
- Gustav Davidson – ‘A Dictionary of Angels: Including
The Fallen Angels’
- Archangel, Angel of Fire, Protection Angel – Michael
- Michael is known to be the greatest of all angels. He is chief of the
archangels, and is the ruler of 4th heaven. Michael also relates to fire
and the sun, and as such, he is ranked most-important.
- Angel of November – Advachiel (pg. 7)
- Advachiel is known as the Angelic protector of November, as well as
ruling over the sign of Sagittarius.
- Angel of August – Hamaliel (pg. 134)
- Hamaliel is the Angelic protector of the month of August, as well as
governor of the rulers of the order of virtues.
- Angel of March – Malahidael (pg. 179)
- Governing angel of the month of March.
- Angel of the Moon – Gabriel (pgs. 117-119)
- Second only to the sun is the moon, and that makes Gabriel the number
two in command. In the Old Testament, only Michael and Gabriel are mentioned
- Angel of Saturn – Kafziel (pg. 164)
- In addition to being the Angel of Saturn, Kafziel serves as one of
two chief aides to Gabriel when Gabriel goes into battle.
- Angel of Jupiter – Zadkiel (pg. 324)
- In addition to being the Angel of Jupiter, Zadkiel assists Michael
when Michael goes into battle.
- Angel of Venus – Aniel (pg. 48)
- In addition to being the Angel of Venus, Aniel can also be invoked
as an amulet against evil.
- Angel of Mercury – Raphael (pgs. 240-242)
- Raphael is not only the Angel of Mercury, he is “one of the Watchers.” He
was also sent by God to heal an injury to Jacob’s leg, and Raphael
was my principal protecting angel when I convalesced from a serious automobile
accident in July 1993. He is the angel of healing, and with my wife being
a nurse, this was more than an apt choice.
- Angel of Mars – Sammael (pg. 255)
- In addition to being the Angel of Mars, Sammael was represented in
the Second Book of Enoch as a magician. [2 Enoch 10:4, pg. 268] Because
of this, I consider Sammael to be an angelic protector of magick and
KDB Note: In the book above, there is also
a listing of the monthly angelic correspondences on pg. 341, and a planetary
angelic correspondence listing on pg. 342. Additionally, the month of November
is my own birth month, August is the birth month of my wife, and March is the
birth month of our son.
The reason why I placed the symbols for the elements on the
inside of the star, is so that I can use the pantacle as a teaching aide, as
well as being an example of what a pantacle looks like. And, of course, Sigil
7 4 1 is the center from which all magickal power emanates. Graphically, there
is a slight blurring effect on the star from the bottom, in the upward direction,
so the star looks like it is in the process of ascension. This is certainly
true of the willed intent of myself as a teacher. It is my hope that I can
become a vehicle to facilitate their further spiritual enlightenment and illumination,
so each student may become the star that is their destiny, each with their
own orbital pathway throughout.
The manner in which the pantacle was constructed was by using
a prefabricated piece of wood that measured exactly seven inches across (and
.74 inch thick) of pine. The edge around the circumference was milled and beveled,
so that one side was slightly wider than the opposite side. I designed and
printed out the pentagram on my ink-jet printer. Then, I affixed the two designs
to the obverse and reverse of the pantacle.
I bought the piece of wood, a bottle of decoupage [a type
of glue and acetone mixture], and a couple of brushes for under ten dollars.
What this stuff is like is a liquid glue, that is white in the bottle, but
dries clear, with the slight scent of acetone (nail polish remover). I had
the sandpaper at home, and sanded everything down to remove all sharp edges
Next, I painted one side of the wood with a fairly heavy coating
of decoupage. Next, I placed the design down firmly on the glue. You only have
one shot to do this so make sure you practice a few times before laying down
both the glue and your design. This stuff dries fast, so it is crucial not
to create air-bubbles or wrinkles. I had a small wrinkle on the reverse side,
but was able to fix it in subsequent coats.
Once you work out all positioning, then paint right on top
of the design you just laid down on top of the sticky surface you just painted.
The idea here is to seal the entire surface, with the design stuck to the wooden
disc. I painted each side with four coats on top of the one which painted the
original surface of the wood, for a total of five coats per side. It took twenty
minutes for each coat to dry, and between both sides, it took me about three
hours to finish.
When I did each coat, I rotated between a north-south and
east-west pattern, with the brush stokes. When I was finished, it looked like
a clear canvass sealing in the pantacle design, which was beneath with no visual
obstructions whatsoever. I did it this way because I am completely useless
when it comes to woodworking. I have no tool shop in my basement, so this seemed
like the least invasive manner in which to complete this project.
One last thing that I want to mention about this is that when
you use this material, please do not cover the entire side of the disc with
your design. Give about half an inch all the way around so the paper can stick
better to the wood. Remember, you are creating a seal, which binds the paper
to the wood. When finished, I know have an entirely appropriate new addition
to my magickal toolbox.
In closing, I would like the reader to think about these wise
words from the second book of Enoch:
“Blessed are the just who shall escape the Great Judgment,
for they shall shine forth more than the sun sevenfold, for in this world the
seventh part is taken off from all; light, darkness, food, enjoyment, sorrow,
paradise, torture, fire, frost, and other things; he put all down in writing,
so that you may read and understand.”
--- 2 Enoch 66:7-8, pgs. 301-302
So that you may understand, yea, so that you may understand!
Kent Daniel Bentkowski
Buffalo, New York USA
November 27, 2004
The following books and magickal texts were used in the writing
of this essay:
Crowley, Aleister – Liber ABA [Magick
Book 4], 2nd Revised Edition, 1913 & 1997
Davidson, Gustav – A Dictionary of
Enoch – The Books of Enoch, 2001 edition
[published by TGS Services]
Kraig, Donald Michael – Modern Magick,
2nd Edition, 1988 & 1998
Queensborough, Lady – Occult Theocracy
[privately published], 1933
Regardie, Israel – The Golden Dawn,
6th Edition; 1971, 1986, 1989
Westcott, W. Wynn – Numbers: Their
Occult Power and Mystic Virtues, 1890 & 1902