Lebor na Grainne (Resh Alternative)

An Irish Adaptation of Liber Resh vel Helios

 

1. Greet the sun at dawn, facing East, giving a hailing sign and say in a loud voice:

Hail unto thee who art Brigit, Goddess of the Rising Sun Exalted One, Beauty of the Morning, I travel with thee upon thy Whirling Cross, Guided by the Wisdom of Ogma, Guarded by the Might of Cuchulainn, Hail unto thee who art Brigit, Shining from Tir Tairngire!

2. Also at noon, greet the sun, facing South, giving a hailing sign and say in a loud voice:

Hail unto thee who art Lugh Lamhfada Lord of the Mid-day Sun, Strong One, Triumphant of the Day, I travel with thee aboard thy War-Chariot, Guided by the Wisdom of Ogma, Guarded by the Might of Cuchulainn, Hail unto thee who art Lugh, Blazing from Tir na mBeo!

3. Also at sunset, greet the sun, facing West, giving a hailing sign and say in a loud voice:

Hail unto thee who art Niamh of the Golden Hair, Daughter of the Setting Sun, Heavenly One, Ecstasy of the Evening, I travel with thee upon thy Milk-White Steed, Guided by the Wisdom of Ogma, Guarded by the Might of Cuchulainn, Hail unto thee who art Niamh, Glowing from Tir na Nog!

4. Lastly, at midnight, greet the sun, facing North, giving a hailing sign and say in loud voice:

Hail unto thee who art Mannanan Mac Lir, Lord of the Midnight Sun, Cloaked One, Silence of the Night, I travel with thee aboard the Ocean-Sweeper, Guided by the Wisdom of Ogma, Guarded by the Might of Cuchulainn, Hail unto thee who art Mannanan, Regenerating from Tir fa Tuinn!

5. After each of these invocations give the sign of silence and afterwards perform an appropriate adoration. And then compose yourself to holy meditation.

6. Also it is better if in these adoration’s you assume the God-form of Whom you adore, as if you did unite with Him/Her in the adoration of That which is beyond Him/Her.

7. Thus shall you be ever mindful of the Great Work, which you have undertaken to perform, and be strengthened to pursue it unto the attainment of the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.

Commentary

The hailing sign may be given by extending the arms out at a 45 degree angle, or by using the Gaelic ‘asana’ of standing on one leg, with one eye closed and one arm extended (perhaps the right eye, leg and arm used for the male solar stations and the left for the female).

For the above, I include my version of the adoration from the Egyptian Stele of Revealing and Liber Al.

The Light is mine,
it’s rays consume me:
I have made a secret door
into the Sidhe of Brigit and Niamh
of Mannanann and of Lugh
I am thy Warrior, O Erin!
The Draoi _____________ (magical motto or name)
By Craobh Ruadh my breast I beat
by Wise Ogma I weave my spell
show thy Star-Splendour, O Danu!
bid me within thy Sidhe to dwell
O, Horned Snake of Light, Carnun!
Abide with me, Glorious Child of the Sun!