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Magick 101 # 6.3.3: The Formulation of the Pentagrams

This post was written by Donald Michael Kraig
on October 21, 2011 | Comments (4)

This is the latest part of my series on basic magick. In this part of the series I’ve so far covered the following topics:

Before going on with this section, if you have not done so already, I would urge you to study (or at least read) in the order they were published, those previous posts.

The Formulation of the Pentagrams

To reach this point of the LBRP, you should have completed the section called The Kabalistic Cross. You end up facing East with your hands folded at your chest, the blade pointing up, and a powerful sensation of the blending of energy from the Divine with your own energy. In this part of the ritual we draw the magickal circle.

Step One:
Go to the easternmost area of the magickal circle you are forming. If you cannot actually move to the physical east, imagine/visualize yourself moving to the edge of the area where your circle will be. Draw the pentagram in the air in front of you as previously described. See it as being brilliant, electric blue. Inhale, feeling/sensing/believing/knowing that with your inhalation you are drawing energy through your nose and mouth, going through your body and down to the center of the earth. At the same time, bring both hands to the side of your head by your ears, pointing forward with your left hand and either pointing forward with the dagger in your right hand or, if you don’t have a dagger, simply point forward.

As you exhale, you will do four things simultaneously:

  1. Step forward with your left foot
  2. Thrust both of your hands toward the center of the pentagram hanging in the air
  3. Vibrate the God name Yud-Heh-Vahv-Heh, charging the Pentagram
  4. Visualize a torrent of red energy rising up from the center of the earth and through your body with your breadth, exploding out your eyes, mouth, and down and out of your arms and dagger, through the center of the Pentagram and out to the ends of the universe.

Conclude at the end of the Vibration (i.e., when you’re out of breath) by returning to a standing position. If you have a dagger, keep its point up. Point firmly to the center of the pentagram and visualize a white light/energy coming off the tip of the dagger or your fingers. Move around the edge of the circle in a clockwise direction until you reach the south. If you don’t have room to make this movement, simply pivot clockwise by 90 degrees.

Step Two:
Repeat step one with the following three differences:

  1. You should be facing south
  2. You should vibrate Ah-doh-nye
  3. At the conclusion, move to the west (or pivot in that direction)

Step Three:
Repeat this pattern. In the west vibrate Eh-heh-yeh. At the conclusion, move to the north.

Step Four:
Repeat this pattern. In the north vibrate Ah-glah. At the conclusion, return to the East, completing your circle.

Step Five:
Return to the center of your circle, facing east, as you were at the beginning of the Kabalistic Cross.

Step Six:
This is the part of the ritual that is usually not included. To complete the protective and inclusive qualities of the circle, visualize the circle expanding, growing up and down, above and below you, forming an enormous protective and enclosing sphere.

Although called a magickal circle, it’s actually a sphere in space.

This concludes the 2nd section of the rite. If someone had good astral vision, at this point they would see you in the center of a luminous white sphere. Divine energy would be coming from above and joining your own energy in the center of the sphere, making you a sort of luminous egg of power. At the horizontal circumference the white color becomes even brighter. At each of the four directions is a large, electric-blue pentagram. From you in the center are four beams of incredibly powerful red light/energy extending to the end of the universe.

At this time, spend a moment considering what this looks like. Do you see why this can be such a powerful ritual? If you want to add an even bigger kick to this, as you vibrate the names, also visualize the names in Hebrew. They look like this:

Remember, they’re read from right to left. The top one is Yud-Heh-Vahv-Heh, the second is Ah-doh-nye, the third is Eh-heh-yeh, and the bottom one is Ah-glah.

As a variation, vibrate the God name of the quadrant as you draw each pentagram, finishing the name as you project the red energy through the central pentagon of the figure.

Reader Comments

Written By Austin
on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:10 am

Between drawing the pentagram and vibrating the God name, when you say “bring both hands to the side of your head by your ears, pointing forward”, does that mean point up, or point in the direction you’re facing? It’s easy to imagine what a hand pointing ‘forward’ is supposed to look like, which is what the hand (in that position) looks like when pointing towards the sky/ceiling. Also, bending the wrists so that the fingers point in the direction you’re facing (ie ‘forward’!) is rather awkward. For these reasons I’ve assumed ‘up’ is the answer, but I just wanted to make sure, especially since you never use the term yourself.

Written By Donald Michael Kraig
on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:41 am

Point forward, toward the direction you’re facing. I find having the elbows out so the forearms are horizontal, makes this easy.

Written By Yusof
on November 18th, 2011 @ 1:05 am

What we sourly need is an audio of the Names and the initial invocation – including the variations of “vih”.

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