The Scarlet Letter
Volume II, Number 4 | May 1995
Liber 1369
by Fr. Χεφρα

General Remarks:

Here is a ritual similar to Will which could be used as a preface to what would usually be a non-magical sexual encounter.

Having tried to make this ritual as universal as possible, it seems that either part could be read by either partner. The original design had a male reading part A and a female reading part B; so this might make the most sense in those situations. The stage directions are sparse, keeping with the idea that this ritual should have the same convenience & performance time as Will.

Obviously, a little creativity could go a long way for the industrious, but simplicity has the charm of being quick.

Both participants should be nude, standing or kneeling (not sitting), facing each other but not touching except where noted.

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A (FIRE: Kingdom)
Holds right hand towards B, palm up

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.
B (WATER: Foundation)
Places left hand, palm down, in A's right hand

What is thy will?
A (AIR: Splendor)
Holds out left hand, fingers cupped, palm down

A feast unto Nu and the pleasure of her delight!
B (EARTH: Victory)
Clasps right hand, palm up, fingers cupped,into A's left hand

A feast in your heart in the rapture of Hadit!
A (Beauty)
I am uplifted in thine heart; and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body.

Put on the wings, and arouse the coiled splendor within you: come unto me!

A (Mercy)
Beauty and strength, leaping laughter and delicious languor, force and fire, are of us.
B (Abyss)
Take your fill and will of love as ye will, when, where and with whom ye will! But always unto me.
A (Understanding)
A feast every day in thy heart in the joy of my rapture!
B (Wisdom)
A feast every night unto me, and the pleasure of uttermost delight!
  Both kiss deeply
A&B [in unison] There is no part of me that is not of the Gods!
A (Ain Soph Aur)
There is no law beyond Do what thou wilt.
B (Ain Soph)
Love is the law, love under will.

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