The Greater Ritual of the Pentagram [GRP]


Preliminary notes: Moving on from the LBRP, the Greater ritual involves five changes. Firstly, the practitioner at this stage differentiates between the invoking and banishing versions of the various associated rituals if they have not done so before; being that in many traditions this is the first of the pentagram rituals where an invoking formula is presented. Secondly, unlike the lesser ritual which uses the same pentagram for every quarter, each quarter now calls for the appropriate pentagram of it's element, working with all four elemental realms instead of just working with the elemental energies of this plane, Assiah. The Greater rite being given to the practitioner after they have mastered the four modalities, or versions of the lesser rite. Thirdly the spirit pentagrams are introduced, which direct the light of spirit to and from the other side of the veil of paroketh. This further empowers the rite and brings the forces under greater control of the practitioners will, as the spirit called here is of Tiphereth which is the supernal light reflected in Yetzirah. Thus Tiphereth is the mediating dynamis and at length, the matrix of the elemental currents as they form our reality. Fourthly, because of the added pentagrams the names take on new stations, and there is much to learn in contemplation of this. On that note the names Adonai and Adonai Ha-Aretz should not be confused, Ha-Aretz meaning "of Earth". Lastly, the appropriate signs for the quarters are included at this stage of development.

Initiation of Ritual

Say:
     Hekas! Hekas! Este Bebeloi!

The Qabalistic Cross
Perform the Qabalistic Cross

Quarter Call of Air
With thy Athame trace the equilibriated active pentagram of Spirit.
Trace in the middle therein the wheel of the thee spirit and vibrate:
     Ehieh
Assume the sign of 5=6, opening

Trace now thee equilibriated pentagram of Air.
Trace in the middle therein the sign of Aquarious and vibrate:
     YHVH
Assume the sign of 2=9

Move deosil toward and then face the South.

Quarter Call of Fire
With thy Athame trace the equilibriated active pentagram of Spirit.
Trace in the middle therein the wheel of the thee spirit and vibrate:
     Ehieh
Assume the sign of 5=6, opening

Trace now thee equilibriated pentagram of Fire.
Trace in the middle therein the sign of Leo and vibrate:
     Elohim
Assume the sign of 4=7

Move deosil toward and then face the West.

Quarter Call of Water
With thy Athame trace the equilibriated passive pentagram of Spirit.
Trace in the middle therein the wheel of the thee spirit and vibrate:
     Agla
Assume the sign of 5=6, rending

Trace now thee equilibriated pentagram of Water.
Trace in the middle therein the sign of Scorpio and vibrate:
     El
Assume the sign of 3=8,

Move deosil toward and then face North.

Quarter Call of Earth
With thy Athame trace the equilibriated passive pentagram of Spirit.
Trace in the middle therein the wheel of the thee spirit and vibrate:
     Agla
Assume the sign of 5=6, rending

Trace now thee equilibriated pentagram of Earth.
Trace in the middle therein the sign of Taurus and vibrate:
     Adonai Ha-Aretz
Assume the sign of 1=10

Move Deosil returning to and facing the East.

Angelic Call

You may call the angels after the invocation rite or wait until after the banishing rite.
Assume Tau position and say:

Before me Raphael
Behind me Gabriel
At my right hand, Michael
At my left hand, Uriel

For about me shines the pentagrams
And within me shines the six-rayed star

Banishing

When ready, repeat the rite with the banishing pentagrams.