“Curious about the Golden Dawn? Interested in the roots of modern ceremonial magick? In this lecture we will examine the seven initiation rituals of the Golden Dawn system of initiation to provide a general overview of this powerful and influential magical tradition.” [via]
Conjuring Spirits: A manual of Goetic and Enochian Sorcery by Hermetic Library fellow Michael Osiris Snuffin, the 2010 hardcover from Concrescent Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.
“Sorcery, defined here as the art of conjuring spirits, is one of the traditional, core disciplines of magickal practice. It is highly admired and its practitioners accorded great prestige. While many of the old grimoires have baroque and elaborate procedures for conjuring spirits, Frater Osiris cuts through the Gordian knot of complexity and obfuscation to present us with a much more direct approach to evoking Goetic and Enochian spirits. It is simple, clear, practical and without mystification. It is highly accessible and designed to enable practitioners to assemble the few tools required, prepare themselves, and begin work almost immediately reaping the practical and spiritual benefits of sorcerous practice. Naturally, it is an approach that some won’t like, but many more will appropriate and tune to their own satisfaction. Anyone can get started here.” [via]
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“It pleases me to announce that the revised and expanded version of Conjuring Spirits will hit the shelves in December! To me, The Complete Conjuring Spirits feels more like a new book that just a simple revision; I completely rewrote and updated the text. I also added new material to The Complete Conjuring Spirits, including:
–An essay on the theory behind sorcery that examines how the spirit world works and how we interact with it.
–A new section on Archangelic evocation.
–The sigils and descriptions of the seventy-two spirits of the Goetia.
–A transcription of an evocation of RAAGIOSL, the Elemental King of Water.” [via]
A reader of the site sent in this personal ritual inspired by some of the material he read at the site, and with permission I thought I’d share it with you:
“New Ritual of the Hexagram
by Brachium Osiris
I recently read the article entitled The New Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram by Michael Osiris Snuffin on Hermetic.com. As I was reading how Snuffin changed the Divine Names and Pentagrams, that drove me to re-write the BRH. The only changes I make are in the order of drawing the hexagrams as well as in the analysis of the keyword.
Perform the NBRP.
Analysis of the keyword
Standing in the East, say the following letters (Visualize the Hebrew letters in front of you in flaming white light): I.N.R.I, Yod, Nun, Resh, Yod
(Make the sign of Isis Mourning) Virgo, Isis, Mighty Mother
(Sign of Apophis and Typhon) Scorpio, Apophis, Destroyer
Sol, Osiris, Slain (Sign of Osiris Slain) and Risen (Sign of Osiris Risen)
(Make the sign of Osiris Slain, gradually raising arms until you reach the sign of Apophis and Typhon) Isis, Apophis, Osiris, (Vibrate) IAO
L.V.X.( give signs) Lux, the light of the cross.
Trace Air Hexagram and Vibrate ARARITA
Repeat with Fire Hexagram in the South, Water Hexagram in the West, and Earth Hexagram in the North.
Return to center and draw Holy Hexagram above and below you, Vibrating IAO each time.
The reason I made changes in the order of drawing the elemental hexagrams is because I felt that it helps to properly banish or invoke the elemental forces. The Hexagrams in the center are to create a ‘bubble’ if you will of space in which to work.”