HORUS-MAAT LODGE

The Rite of the Verses from the Stele of Revealing

-- Shade

  This is a multi-purpose eucharistic ritual of invocation based on the verse translation of the hieroglyphics upon the Stele of Revealing, which was subsequently included in the text of the Book of the Law.  The meanings of the symbolism employed should be studied in Frater Perdurabo's various commentaries and accounts thereof. It is devised to charge the Self with the evolutionary energies of the 93 current, and to contact whatever may be the focus of one's personal Great Work. The charging and absorption of the liquid sacrament is a perfect model of the tail-devouring oroboros serpent of eternity, the holy union of microcosm and macrocosm for the purpose of magickal metamorphosis.

  The central altar is equipped with the blade, cup, wand, disk, lamp & the stele of revealing. The mage will first banish with the blade, perhaps with the Star Ruby, or preferably the Spacemarks ritual devised by Nema. Then perform the thelemic cross:

  Touch the third eye and say ABRAHADABRA!; the genitalia and say IPSOS!; the right shoulder and say THELEMA!; the left shoulder and say AGAPE!; cross the arms over the chest and say LASHTAL!. Project toward the altar with the sign of the enterer, flowing into the sign of the parting of the veil, proclaiming:

DO WHAT THOU WILT SHALL BE THE WHOLE OF THE LAW!

  Take up the wand and cast a single or triple circle deosil, chanting:

ABOVE, THE GEMMED AZURE IS
THE NAKED SPLENDOUR OF NUIT;
SHE BENDS IN ECSTASY TO KISS
THE SECRET ARDOURS OF HADIT.
THE WINGED GLOBE, THE STARRY BLUE
ARE MINE, O ANKH-AF-NA-KHONSU.

  As you finish both verse and circle, bring the wand down to touch the disk.

  Then, project energy into the filled cup with the wand, consecrating:

I AM THE LORD OF THEBES, AND I
THE INSPIRED FORTH-SPEAKER OF MENTU!
FOR ME UNVEILS THE VEILED SKY,
THE SELF-SLAIN ANKH-AF-NA-KHONSU
WHOSE WORDS ARE TRUTH.   I INVOKE, I GREET
THY PRESENCE, O RA-HOOR-KHUIT!

   Hold the wand between both hands, horizontally before you, invoking:

UNITY UTTERMOST SHOWED!
I ADORE THE MIGHT OF THY BREATH,
SUPREME AND TERRIBLE GOD,
WHO MAKEST THE GODS AND DEATH
TO TREMBLE BEFORE THEE:-
I, I ADORE THEE!

  Here may be performed one's formal invocation or calling of whatsoever power the mage seeks, whether that of the Holy Guardian Spirit or the inspiration of a chosen Deity. Crowley's 'Aiwass' chant from the Book of Thoth, Liber Samekh sub figura DCCC, or perhaps his verse
translation of the reverse of the stele, may also be used. Then,

  Place the wand upon the altar, elevating the chalice high with both hands:

APPEAR ON THE THRONE OF RA!
OPEN THE WAYS OF THE KHU!
LIGHTEN THE WAYS OF THE KA!
THE WAYS OF THE KHABS RUN THROUGH
TO STIR ME OR STILL ME!
AUM!   LET IT FILL ME!

   Drink the sacrament, offering the last drops to the Earth and Sky.  Wand in right hand, cup in left, arms crossed; absorb the force, saying:

THE LIGHT IS MINE; ITS RAYS CONSUME
ME: I HAVE MADE A SECRET DOOR
INTO THE HOUSE OF RA AND TUM,
OF KHEPHRA, AND OF AHATHOOR.
I AM THY THEBAN, O MENTU,
THE PROPHET ANKH-AF-NA-KHONSU!

   Salute the sun at all four quarters, with Liber Resh vel Helios sub figura CC, or simply recite the verse appropriate to the current time.

   Absorb the circle with the wand going widdershins, intoning:

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!

   Finish by again bringing the wand to earth upon the pantacle.

   Once more, banish with the blade, using the spacemarks or some ritual devised by your own genius.   Repeat the thelemic cross, then make the sign of closing the veil, ending with the sign of silence, and proclaim:

LOVE IS THE LAW, LOVE UNDER WILL!

   Go forth and take your pleasure on the earth among the living.

   Invoke often!

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