Friday, September 24, 2010

A Look at the Star Ruby

There seems to be a lot of variations on how to actually perform the Star Ruby. Examining them and my current understanding of the symbolism of the ritual I have compiled a summery of the ritual with brief notes on its performance.

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(0) Harpocrates and Apo pantos kakodaimonos: The “Zero Formula” which precedes the Elemental steps.

Assume the God Form of Harpocrates. See yourself within the Egg of Blue, as Harpocrates, in order to enter a deep silence, to establish the Qabalistic Zero.

(1) Qabalistic Cross: Formulation of the Tree of Life: an expression of the aspiration to go on.

Soi: Kether - beginning and end
O Phalleh: Bridging heaven and earth. Column of light, the divine creative power.
Ischuros: Geburah - All-Devourer
Eucharistos: Chesed - All-Begetter
IAO : The balance of Tiphareth


(2) The Pentagrams: Earth, Air, Water, Fire = Malkuth, Yesod, Hod, Netzach.

Pause a moment at each direction to formulate the gate of the quarter. Strongly associate with the elemental and symbolic aspects.

EAST: Earth / Heh final / Malkuth / Therion - male Creative Principle / Projecting
NORTH: Air / Vav / Yesod / Nuit - infinitely vast / All
WEST: Water / Heh / Hod / Babalon - female Creative Principle / Recieving
SOUTH: Fire / Yod / Netzach / Hadit - unique point experience / nothing


(3) Return to the Center: Tiphereth. The N.O.X. Signs: Geburah, Chesed, Da’ath, Binah.

Assume the sign, full inhalation, and full exhaultation while saying the letter.
Stand in the sign of Puer: N
Stand in the sign of Vir: O
Stand in the sign of Puella: Silence
Stand in the sign of Mulier: X. NOX. IO PAN!
Stand in the sign of Mater Triumphans.


(4) Setting the Guardians: Briatic Wardens of the Quarters. Standing in the form of the Tau, Saturn, Binah.

PRO MOU IUNGES (initiators)
OPISO MOU TELETARChAI (maintainers)
EPI DEXIA SYNOChEIS (perfectors)
EPARISTERA DAIMONES (executors)

FLEGEI GAR PERI MOU O ASTHR TON PENTE,
KAI EN THI STHLHI O ASTHR TON HEX ESTHKE.


(5) Qabalistic Cross: Confirm the flowing forth of L.V.X. through the entire Tree of Life.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
On one level the star ruby can be seen as scaling the tree of life. On another level you are describing the apparent duality around you. Male and female, infinite large and small, etc then transcending that duality into briatic consciousness via the NOX signs.

Performing the lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram for any length of time and you will experience a spiritualizing of the material. The star ruby seems to impart a sense of empowerment and detachment instead. Which is not surprising with it's martial nature.


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