The True Greater Ritual of the Pentagram

(Note by David Bersson: I present this ritual from the archives for those who have not "had it" passed on. This important ritual was written by the Master Therion in May of 1906 e.v.. My private instruction on this banishing ritual as other rituals is always the same. Confer Liber AL, Chapter I, verse 34. The rituals are half known and half concealed so the other half is imparted magically by the Hierophant and the High Priestess and those who know magically what to do are of us. Other banishings rituals can be experimented with or used such as the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram from Liber 0 or a Class D Document like the Star Ruby as it is your will to set up your Temple as you will. Some members have embraced this version of the banishing as more aligned to the Law of Θελημα and have made private adaptions to it where doing this version with the rest of the daily practices have been their choice of will. )

As the Lesser Ritual of the Pentagram places the Magician on the Path of ס, so this Greater Ritual places him on the Path of ג above, instead of below Tiphareth.

Perform the "Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram" and annoint body with Holy Oil before performing this Greater Ritual of the Pentagram.

Take up your position facing the West, strike the bell once and cry aloud Abrahadabra!
giving the Threefold Sign of Enterer (Horus), Silence (Harpocrates), and Apophis (Set Triumphant).

Whirl around as on a pivot as rapidly as you can with the Wand or Sword outstretched, thus making a magick circle. Then say, with all the exaltation possible:

The light is mine; its rays consume me:
I have made a secret door into the House of Ra (Enterer towards East) and Tum (Enterer towards West),
of Khephra (Enterer towards North) and of Ahathoor (Enterer towards South).

(In centre, facing West, in Sign of Silence)
I am thy Theban, O Mentu, The prophet Ankh-af-na-khonsu! (Bell.)

Turning 60° to your left, make the inverted Invoking Pentagram of Fire and cry: Nuit.
Turning 60° to your original right (i.e. to the North of West) make the same Pentagram and cry: Hadit.
Turn to the East, make the same Pentagram and cry: Ra-Hoor-Khuit.
Then turn 60° North of East, make the erect Invoking Pentagram of Fire and cry: Bes-na-maut.
Then turn 60° South of East, make the same Pentagram and cry: Ta-nech.
Then to the West, make the same Pentagram and cry: Ankh-af-na-khonsu.

Seat yourself with your hands on your knees, like an enthroned Egyptian God, or stand in the Sign of Hoor-Paar-Kraat.

Say slowly, and very forcibly, in a low voice:

Ardent and awful on my right
Rage Ratziel and Tzadkiel.
Red Raphael on his burning throne
Guards me behind: with magican might
Dread Khamael and Tzaphkiel
War on my left:
the avengers own Before me flaming out alone The Majesty of Metatron!
For around me in six several ways The fivefold sword-stars beat and blaze;
While in the column shines and slays The star that hath eleven rays.


Rise and give the Threefold Sign, remaining in the Sign of Apophis-Typhon to invoke whatever force thou wishest to invoke.


Repeat all of part I, and then forcibly say:

By Bes-na-Maut my breast I beat;
By wise Ta-Nech I weave my spell.
Show thy star-splendour, O Nuit!
Bid me within thine House to dwell, O winged Snake of Light, Hadit!
Abide with me Ra-Hoor-Khuit!