Monday, January 18, 2010

Fundamental Obeisance Question

I have recieved a comment from a reader concerning the Fundamental Obeisance or version of it that I have posted previously on this blog.

The Fundamental Obeisance was a prayer that was composed by John Dee following the instructions of the angel Ave. Dee was instructed by Ave to invoke the Lord of Hosts using the twelve names of God found on the enochian tablets for four days, then continue on and call upon the angels of the enochian hierarchy as part of the initial (18) day initiation ceremony.

The latin form of the prayer can be found in Liber Scientiae Auxilii et Victoriae Terrestris (British Library Sloane MS 3191). The english version can be found in The Enochian Magick of Dr. John Dee by Geoffrey James and reproduced in a number of places.

The original Dee version in english is as follows:

Fundamental Obeisance:

O YHVH TzABAOTh, we invoke and implore most earnestly your Divine Power, Wisdom and Goodness, and most humbly and faithfully ask you to favor and assist us in all our works, words and cogitations, concerning, promoting or procuring your praise, honor and Glory. And by these your twelve mystical names. ORO, IBAH, AOZPI, MOR, DIAL, HCTGA, OIP, TEAA, PDOCE, MPH, ARSL, GAIOL, most ardently do we entreat and implore your Divine and Omnipotent Majesty: that all your faithful Angelic Spirits whose mystical names are expressed in this book and whose offices are briefly noted, in whatever part of the world they be and, in whatever time of our lives they are summoned by us by means of their peculiar powers or authority of your Holy Names (likewise contained in this book), that most swiftly they come to us visible, affable, and appear to us peacefully and remain with us visibly according to our wishes, and that they disappear at our request from us and from our sight. And through you and that reverence and obedience which they owe you in those twelve mystical names above mentioned, that they give satisfaction amicably to us also, at each and every moment in our lives, and in each and every deed or request to all, some or one of them, and to do this quickly, well, completely and perfectly to discharge, perfect and complete all this according to their virtues and power both general and individual and through the injunctions given them by you (O God) and their charged offices and ministry. AMEN.

I liked this prayer a great deal but found the language archaic and a tad long. I rewrote the prayer to make it more personal and change the tone to my own sensibilities to use in my own work. My personal version is as follows:

Dee's Fundamental Obeisance (Revised and Rewritten)

Eheieh Asher Eheieh,
I invoke and call upon your Divine Power and authority,
and ask you to favor and assist me in all my works, words and actions.

And by your twelve mystical names.
do I entreat and implore your Divine Majesty.

Aid and bear witness to my spiritual endeavor. Send forth your faithful Angelic and Ministering Spirits, where ever they might be and in whatever time I might call, by the authority of your Holy Names. May they come quickly when called, visibly and peacefully before us. Grant me your authority to command your spirits that they will answer to my demands and instructions faithfully and to my satisfaction.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Practice of Daleth

Note: This is an old ritual write up I did back in 2006. I ran across it while reading through my ritual journal. I had forgotten how good it was and decided to share.


The Practice of Daleth,
The four doors of the body of light

Purpose: This practice will strengthen your asana, breath, strengthen all the systems of the body, build the body of light, and leads to astral projection.

I. Assume a comfortable posture preferably in asana. I tend to advise the dragon posture for this exercise as the feet align better with the anus. (See Liber E for details) Begin the four fold breath until you are calm.

The Four-fold Breath: Relax and exhale to the count of four. Hold the breath out for a count of four. Inhale to the count of four. Hold the breath in for the count of four.

II. Once calmness of mind and body has begun continue with the four fold breath while commencing with the middle pillar ritual.

Instruction during the Middle Pillar Ritual:

On the four counted in breath see the sphere brighten with power.
On the four counted hold feel and contemplate the sphere.
On the four counted exhale vibrate the appropriate divine name of the sphere.
On the four counted hold feel and contemplate the sphere.
Repeat this cycle four times per sphere.

III. Once you complete the middle pillar ritual follow with the circulation of body light.

Instructions during the Circulation of Body Light:
1. On the four counted in breath, draw the energy up the right side of your body from Malkuth to Kether.
On the four counted hold, contemplate the power residing in Kether.
On the four counted out breath, draw the energy down the left side of the body from Kether to Malkuth.
On the four counted hold, contemplate the power residing in Malkuth.
Repeat this cycle four times.
2. Do the same, drawing the light up the back and down the front of the body, repeating this cycle four times.
3. Repeat this again by draw the energy up the center of the body into the sphere over the head during the four counted in breath.
On the four counted hold, contemplate the power residing in Kether.
On the four counted exhale, allow it to explode from above like a fountain and rain down into the sphere at the feet.
On the four counted hold, contemplate the power residing in Malkuth.
Repeat this cycle four times.

4. Now while still continuing with the four fold breath, see the energy of the middle pillar expand gently, permeating an oval shaped space around your body. Feel yourself floating in this light which is the light of the divine and all the universe.

IV. Now begin the practice of the presence of God.

Instructions for the presence of God:
While continuing to breath, bring your attention to the skin covering your body and consider the millions of pores all over it. Begin to see that the pores expand with each inhalation and exhalation, letting the energy surrounding yourself from the middle pillar ritual in and out of the body. Feel the white light penetrating and dissolving into the deepest recesses of your physical body. Once this is accomplished deepen the porous nature of your skin into the depths of the physical body. See the flesh and bone as porous through and through, like a sponge. Feel the energy wafting gently through the depths of your being, nourishing every cell from within.

Once you are comfortable with this add the next stage of the exercise to vitalize the body of light. Visualize your body as clear as glass and maintain the sphere of energy surrounding you from the middle pillar ritual.

On the four counted in breath, see the energy flow into your body.
On the four counted hold, see the energy sparkle and crackle inside your clear body transforming into a form that will energize the body of light.
On the four counted exhale allow this energy to drift down to the feet area of your body and become almost like a golden white liquid, slowly filling your body.
On the four counted hold, contemplate the energy surrounding you and the accumulated energy within your body.
Repeat this cycle until you have completely filled your body. This energy that has filled the glass vessel that was your body is now your body of light. It will have been strengthen and revitalized from this exercise.

Once you have your fully formed and energized body of light you may remain in asana with the four fold breath and practice such rituals as the LBRP or the LBRH in the body of light. At first this will only be mental projection but repeat this daily and you will find in a short time as a month you will begin to have full astral projection in the body of light. At this time you may want to do such exercises in an astral temple or begin to explore the astral, and raising on the planes.