The Scarlet Letter
Volume II, Number 3 | Feburary 1995
Column: Smoking Dog Project
The Harpocratic Octahedron Sealing Ritual
by Fr. Pnesomauma
PART I. The Elevenfold Seal
Phrase I. The Vertical Component of the Enchantment
All clap the battery 1-333-333-333-1
Phrase II. The Horizontal Component of the Enchantment
C crosses between ajna and vishuddha: Aiwass!
Phrase III. The Asseveration of the Spells
NE concentrates energy at feet: LAShTAL!
Phrase IV. The Proclamation of the Accomplishment
All clap the battery 333-55555-333.
C faces southeast. He visualizes a golden cross in his heart. He brings pneuma up from his feet, bounces it off the crown and down to his heart, where it blooms on the cross as a red rose. He flings the rose and cross forward in the sign of the enterer, vibrating: Hoor-pa-kraat.
SE answers with the sign of silence. SE sends a ray of pneuma to SW by pointing his left index finger and vibrating: SIGES ("SEE-gayce").
C faces southwest and throws a rose and cross in the sign of the enterer, vibrating: Hoor-pa-kraat.
SW answers with the sign of silence. SW sends a ray of pneuma to NW by pointing his left index finger and vibrating: SIGES.
Complete the cross-quarters, proceeding deosil around the circle, until NE sends the ray to SE.
C faces east. He makes the rose bloom upon the cross as before, and then
flings it upwards, making the sign of Typhon, vibrating: Hoor-pa-kraat.
C faces southeast. He begins a lightning-flash by holding his left index
finger overhead and then drawing a line of pneuma down to the southeast,
C faces southwest. He begins a lightning-flash by holding his left index
finger overhead and then drawing a line of pneuma down to the southwest,
Complete the remaining two lightning-flashes, moving deosil about the circle.
C faces east. He makes the rose bloom upon the cross, which he then lets drift down through his feet to where the flashes converge. He touches the earth there, and brings a column of pneuma up to the overhead rose and cross, vibrating: Heru-ra-ha.
All make the sign of mater triumphans and visualize the completed octahedron, vibrating: NYPIOS.
C faces west. He makes the sign puer and incants:
Repeat Part I.
The ritual is concluded.
This ritual was given its first exhibition performance at the Scarlet Woman Camp business meeting of 19 November 1994 e.v. The ritualists were Fr. Pnesomauma (C). Fr. Sharash (NE), Sr. Continuity (NW), Fr. Wissen bei Kenneth (SW) and Fr. AM (SE).
The Harpocratic Octahedron is a sealing ritual, and thus designed to isolate the magicians and their Work from outside detection and influence. To be effective it should be preceded by a banishing ritual. (The Star Ruby is most appropriate.)
Note that this rite is more efficacious with a variation of the typical sign of silence, made by pressing the left forefinger to the lips.
The group version of the elevenfold seal in this ritual includes an upward widdershins spiral during the asseveration of the spells. This balances the deosil direction of Part II. Note that both the widdershins ascent of the spiral and the deosil descent of the lightning flashes obey the right-hand rule for induced currents.
All of the words used in the asseveration of the spells have the value of 93 by various gematrias. The word SIGES is Greek for "Silences" and has a gematria value of 418 in Greek. The word NYPIOS is Greek for "Child," and also has the value 418.
The individual version of this ritual differs as follows:
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