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Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram

The Lesser Banishing Ritual Of The Pentagram (LBRP) is one of the most basic and standardized rituals in modern magic. It requires no tools and can be performed almost anywhere. Its purpose is to invoke the White Light into the Mage, to establish a psychic boundary and serve as basic protection, and to hone visualization, concentration, and trance skills.

The ritual has four parts:
1. The Kabbalistic Cross
2. Drawing the Circle and Pentagrams
3. Invocation of the Guardians
4. The Kabbalistic Cross

First select an open space suitably solemn to perform the working. This may be your own room or temple, an open open field or roof top, wherever. You may use an Athame or simply your extended fingers to draw the symbols. Begin by facing East with both feet planted firmly on the ground. Take a moment to first calm yourself and affect a mood of tranquility. Breath deeply and steadily.

1. Kabbalistic Cross

First visualize a radiant orb forming above your head. As you breathe in and out picture the orb slowly growing in size and intensity. Imagine the light of the orb spreading downward and filling your head. Raising your right hand touch your forehead and vibrate deeply from within your throat the word ATOH. The light is radiating from your head now.

Next bring your hand down to your breast and vibrate MALKUTH as you imagine the light filling your chest.

Now touch your right shoulder and vibrate VE GEBURAH while the white light slowly spreads outward from your center.

Touch your left shoulder and vibrate VE GEDULAH as the light continues to expand, now filling your entire body.

Finally bring your hands together at your forehead again. Slowly bring them down to your chest and sweep them out to your sides while vibrating LE ELOHM AUM. The light now is shining forth in all directions from your being, expanding to fill the area around you in a projected sphere.

2. Drawing The Circle And Pentagrams

EARTH BANISHING PENTAGRAM

Continue to face East. While inhaling hold your right hand forward holding your Athame or with your fingers extended and draw the Pentagram according to the diagram shown. Actually visualize the Pentagram being drawn in the air in blazing violet lines. Begin at the bottom left point and proceed clockwise through the five angles. Lastly stab into the middle of the symbol while vibrating YEHOVAU, projecting the pentagram outwards.

With your arm still extended, rotate 90 degrees clockwise to the South while drawing a blazing line in the air. Facing South, inhale and repeat the Pentagram in the air, this time stabbing into the middle and vibrating ADONAI.

Rotate clockwise again so that you now face West, continuing the circle. Draw the Pentagram in the air again, stab into it and vibrate EHIAH.

Keeping your arm outstretched rotate clockwise to the North. Draw the Pentagram again and vibrate AGLA.

Finally, return to the East completing the circle.

3. Invoking The Guardians

Facing East, with arms outstretched to either side visualize yourself as the center of radiating white light bound by the blazing circle and Pentagrams about you and recite:

Before me stands RAPHAEL
Behind me stands GABRIEL
To my right stands MICHAEL
And to my left stands AURIEL
About me blazes the Pentagram
Within me shines the six rayed star.

4. Kabbalistic Cross

Repeat the Kabbalistic Cross again.

The ritual is now complete.

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