Israel Regardie’s “Egyptian” version of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP)

Israel Regardie’s “Egyptian” version of the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram posted by Musings of Gnwmythr

Section One: Beginning a Ritual

1.1 Egyptian Cross
1.2 Sigils to the Quarters
1.3 Invocation of Deities

1.1 Egyptian Cross
Stand facing the East, and imagine a beam of brilliant light – so brilliant you cannot discern its colour –coming down and touching the top of your head. Reach up with your index and middle fingers to connect to the pure brilliance, and then bring your paired fingers down to ..
1.1 (a) touch your forehead,
and then vibrate “Entek Pau” (phonetically: “EN-TEK POW”),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie, with a slight modification of mine) “Thou art Deity who is …”;
1.1 (b) touch the centre of your chest,
and then vibrate “ta Sutenit” (phonetically: "TAH SU-TEN-IT"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the Kingdom”;
1.1 (c) touch your right shoulder,
and then vibrate “ta Sachem” (phonetically: "TAH SAHK-HEM"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the Divine Power”;
1.1 (d) touch your left shoulder,
and then vibrate “ta Djesser” (phonetically: “TAH D-JES-ER),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “and the Glory”;
1.1 (e) fold your hands at the centre of your chest,
and then vibrate “ta Taui en Hah” (phonetically: "TAH TOW-EE-EN-HAH"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the World, Forever”.
1.1 (f) vibrate “Nedj Her” (phonetically: "NED-J-HER"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “Homage to Thee”.

1.2 Sigils to the Quarters
1.2 (a) Go to or face east, and then
- draw an ankh
(good for protection; according to Regardie, symbolises eternal life, and to draw “start on the left side at the point where the circle meets the crossbar and, drawing in a clockwise motion, trace the circular "head" of the ankh. Next, trace the shaft of the ankh, leading from the middle of the crossbar to the lowest point of the shaft. Finally, start at the left point of the crossbar and move straight across to the right point of the crossbar”)
or a wedjat
(Eye of Horus; according to Regardie, symbolises health, wholeness, protection and general well being, and to draw “start at the left point of the eyebrow line and trace clockwise. Next, trace the outline of the eye itself, starting from the left and proceeding clockwise, around the pupil, and back around the bottom of the eyelid, ending at the left side of the eye near the starting point. Then trace the lowermost line of the figure starting from the right-hand point and tracing towards the left”)
vibrating, as you do so, “Nudjeru Yebeta” (phonetically: "NUD-JEH-RU YEH-BEH-TAH", probably meaning “Deities of the East”,
- then touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate “NEF” (meaning Air);
1.2 (b) Carry line to or face south,
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Nudjeru Resu” (phonetically: "NUD-JEH-RU REH-SU", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the South”,
- touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate "ASH " (meaning Air);
1.2 (c) Carry line to or face west,
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Nudjeru Amenta” (phonetically: "NUD-JEH-RU AH-MEN-TAH ", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the West”,
-  touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate “MU" (meaning Water);
1.2 (d) Carry line to or face north,
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Nudjeru Mehta” (phonetically: "NUD-JEH-RU MEH-TAH", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the North”,
- touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate (phonetically: ""AH – DOH – NYE" (meaning Earth);
1.2 (e) Carry line to or face east completing circle and return to centre. If I wish to be sure of the protection, I will then repeat the sigil, thinking of this as "locking" the circle. Regardie writes to repeat the Egyptian Cross, but I do not find this necessary.

1.3 Invocation of Deities
1.3 (a) Stand with arms outstretched,
- then visualise a great beam of bright light coming down from above, and passing through the vertical axis of your body, followed by a great beam of bright light from the side (I generally use the right side as the source) and passing through the heart, thus creating a great cross of light;
1.3b Then say the following:
"Before , HATHOOR, the Mother of Light,
behind me, TOUM of the setting sun,
on my right hand, SAKHMET, mighty lady of Flame,
on my left hand, HAPI-WER, the Bull of the Earth,
for about me flames SEHEDJ, a heaven of stars,
and above me shines TAU NUDHER, the star of Deity."

SECTION TWO: Ending a Ritual

2.1 Egyptian Cross
2.2 Sigils to the Quarters
2.3 Devocation of Deities

2.1 Egyptian Cross
Stand facing the East, and imagine a beam of brilliant light – so brilliant you cannot discern its colour –coming down and touching the top of your head. Reach up with your index and middle fingers to connect to the pure brilliance, and then bring your paired fingers down to ..
2.1 (a) touch your forehead,
and then vibrate “Entek Pau” (phonetically: “EN-TEK POW”),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie, with a slight modification of mine) “Thou art Deity who is …”;
2.1 (b) touch the centre of your chest,
and then vibrate “ta Sutenit” (phonetically: "TAH SU-TEN-IT"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the Kingdom”;
2.1 (c) touch your right shoulder,
and then vibrate “ta Sachem” (phonetically: "TAH SAHK-HEM"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the Divine Power”;
2.1 (d) touch your left shoulder,
and then vibrate “ta Djesser” (phonetically: “TAH D-JES-ER),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “and the Glory”;
2.1 (e) fold your hands at the centre of your chest,
and then vibrate “ta Taui en Hah” (phonetically: "TAH TOW-EE-EN-HAH"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “the World, Forever”.
2.1 (f) vibrate “Nedj Her” (phonetically: "NED-J-HER"),
meaning (according to Israel Regardie) “Homage to Thee”.

2.2 Sigils to the Quarters
2.2 (a) Carry line to or face north,
- draw an ankh
(good for protection; according to Regardie, symbolises eternal life, and to draw “start on the left side at the point where the circle meets the crossbar and, drawing in a clockwise motion, trace the circular "head" of the ankh. Next, trace the shaft of the ankh, leading from the middle of the crossbar to the lowest point of the shaft. Finally, start at the left point of the crossbar and move straight across to the right point of the crossbar”)
or a wedjat
(Eye of Horus; according to Regardie, symbolises health, wholeness, protection and general well being, and to draw “start at the left point of the eyebrow line and trace clockwise. Next, trace the outline of the eye itself, starting from the left and proceeding clockwise, around the pupil, and back around the bottom of the eyelid, ending at the left side of the eye near the starting point. Then trace the lowermost line of the figure starting from the right-hand point and tracing towards the left”)
vibrating, as you do so, “Suten Baraka Mehta” (phonetically: "SOO-TEN BA-RAH-KA MEH-TAH", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the North”,
- touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate (phonetically: ""AH – DOH – NYE" (meaning Earth);
2.2 (b) Carry line to or face west,
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Suten Baraka Amenta” (phonetically: "SOO-TEN BA-RAH-KA AH-MEN-TAH ", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the West”,
-  touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate “MU" (meaning Water);
2.2 (c) Carry line to or face south,
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Suten Baraka Resu” (phonetically: "SOO-TEN BA-RAH-KA REH-SU", meaning, according to Regardie, “Deities of the South”,
- touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate "ASH " (meaning Air);
2.2 (d) Go to or face east, and then
- draw sigil, vibrating, as you do so, “Suten Baraka Yebeta” (phonetically: "SOO-TEN BA-RAH-KA YEH-BEH-TAH", probably meaning “Deities of the East”,
- then touch the centre of the sigil, and simultaneously vibrate “NEF” (meaning Air);
2.2 (e) Carry line to or face east completing circle and return to centre. If I wish to be sure of the protection, I will then repeat the sigil, thinking of this as "locking" the circle. Regardie writes to repeat the Egyptian Cross, but I do not find this necessary.

2.3 Devocation of Deities
2.3 (a) Stand with arms outstretched,
- then visualise a great beam of bright light coming down from above, and passing through the vertical axis of your body, followed by a great beam of bright light from the side (I generally use the right side as the source) and passing through the heart, thus creating a great cross of light;
2.3b Then say the following:
"Suten Baraka , HATHOOR, the Mother of Light,
Suten Baraka, TOUM of the setting sun,
Suten Baraka, SAKHMET, mighty lady of Flame,
Suten Baraka`, HAPI-WER, the Bull of the Earth,
Suten Baraka SEHEDJ, a heaven of stars,
Suten Baraka TAU NUDHER, the star of Deity.

HAFEZ EZRAH HEKA!
I may repeat the last line three times, and possibly stamp on the ground three times (which is something I read about in Katherine Kerr’s Deverry series).


REFERENCES

[1] BPLF = Balanced Positive (spiritual) Light Forces. See here and here for more on this.

[2] Please see here and my post "The Death of Wikipedia" for the reasons I now recommend caution when using Wikipedia. I'm also exploring use of h2g2, although that doesn't appear to be as extensive (h2g2 is intended - rather engagingly - to be the Earth edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy").

INTRODUCTION by Musings of Gnwmythr

Something I have posted about previously is the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram (LBRP), which is basically generally considered to be a Hermetic ritual that has been fairly widely through New Age and some other spiritual/psychic movements.

One of the things I was taught some years ago was a modified version of this, considered by my teacher at the time to be an Egyptian version of the LBRP. Now, as far as I know, the Ancient Egyptians did not use anything similar to this – for all I know they may have, but I consider that if they had, some evidence of it would have been found by now and proudly claimed by someone or another. So … my view is that this a modern creation, an example of that Unverified Personal Gnosis (UPG) that some people don’t like – and perhaps it is, or perhaps it is cultural appropriation or blending that some people don’t like (particularly purists). I consider that some of it comes from Israel Regardie’s work – the structure and the thinking certainly seems Hermetic to me, so I tend to view it as a translation of the LBRP into another language.

However, I do know that I find this extraordinarily effective at raising magickal energy for me.

One thing I haven’t chased through, though, is what changes to make in this for the Southern Hemisphere. The elements and the directions are not correct for us …

Twilight in the Underworld

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