The Reconciler Ritual (Equinox)

Notes: A ritual of the dynamic interplay of contrasting tones and their ultimate oneness/ synthesis. Originally written for the Autumnal Equinox 2015 ev. Can be adapted by changing the subtext at the end to Liber Tzaddi for the vernal equinox. Can also be used with adaptation to incorporate a eucharist or to charge a talisman or ‘war engine’.
Significant sections drawn from the Central Ritual by Fr. Ildanach (Irish Order of Thelema), the Reconstruction Ritual (an adaptation of Liber V vel Reguli), The call of the 1st Enochian Aether (LIL) and also inspired by the Golden Dawn Equinox Ritual and some of the dynamic/ staging aspects of McMurtrys group adaptation of Liber Samekh. This version is adapted for public use. My understanding is Liber Librae, having been published in the Equinox, is now public domain/ not copyrighted.

Characters: Depicted through the faces of speech and silence – Hoor as Ra Hoor Khuit (Horus in active form as a God of war) and as Hoor Paar Kraat (Harpocrates, the silent/ healing and passive form of the God Horus, and as Heru Ra Ha (a composite form of Horus made up of his two faces – the Speech in the Silence). Quarters can be read by quarter callers or by RHK and HPK. Numbers 3 to 7 active participants.

Costume: Three figures wear white robes, with averse red triangle on the breast. RHK has the active trigram of the I ching in white on the triangle (three whole lines), HPK has the passive trigram of the I ching in white on the triangle (three broken lines); HRH with six lines, alternating active and passive. Can also be dressed with nemyss, or masks as desired.

Temple: Room is set with a circle for audience, and a double cube altar at the centre with the lamen of the Order or a volume of the sacred law. Also salt and water, fire and incense, arranged to their respective quarters on the altar – East – Earth; North – air; West – water; South-fire). A lamp is carried in by Heru Ra Ha and sits at the centre of the altar. Room should be warmly lit but diffused and not bright. Three empty chairs sit to the East dressed as Thrones (high back, material covered)

HRH enters to the North in silence and with the lantern – proceeds to the central altar. Behind side by side are RHK and HPK, RHK behind his left shoulder, and HPK behind his right. RHK circles one clockwise rotation, then proceeds to the East. HPK circles anti clockwise one rotation and proceeds to the West. RHK and HPK face each other over the central altar with HRH in the middle facing south. Let them take some time to affirm their Godforms, and then to meditate upon the image of the scales – with RHK and HPK as the balances, and HRH as the fulcrum. Allow 2-3 minutes for this. At his/her discretion HRH begins with a battery on the central altar.

Battery: 3-5-3

Heru Ra Ha: Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. Welcome to the __________ Grove of the Irish Order of Thelema.
We are gathered to celebrate a Feast for the Autumnal Equinox!

In the cycle of the Seasons the Sun reaches a point of balance and transition, as the harvest is gathered and we enter into the darker months of the year.

In the light of Thelema we realise that the sun stands and shines ‘eternal’ at the centre of our solar system, its apparent waxing and waning exist only from the point of view of our planet – and while our ancestors explained this cycle as a perpetual battle between light and darkness and it inspired and informed their myths of death and resurrection, we now know, that the Sun neither dies, nor is reborn and it is but the shadows and cycles of the Earth that create night and day and the greater cycle of the seasons. To us light and darkness, life and death are neither opposites nor contrary – rather they are complimentary, twin phases of a greater cycle wherein we make speech and silence, energy and stillness twin forms of our play!

Let our temple be prepared!

(Member or HRH performs ritual of the Emerald Star and finishes facing North)

(HPK places salt in the water saying )

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: May the salt of the earth admonish the water to bear the virtue of the great sea.

HPK walks the circumference of the circle, starting in the North and goes anticlockwise; s/he purifies with salt and water, sprinkling and says:

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result is every way perfect.

(RHK feeds thurible or lights incense saying )

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: May the fire and the air make sweet the world.

RHK walks the circumference of the circle, starting in the North and goes clockwise, he purifies with fire and smoke and says:

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am uplifted in thine heart, and the kisses of the stars rain hard upon thy body.

Heru Ra Ha:
Let us rise up and awake!
Let the rituals be rightly performed with joy and beauty!
There are Rituals of the Elements and Feasts of the times !
Our community Unites to Celebrate the Feast of the Autumnal Equinox upon the Sacred Soil of the Province of Leinster.
Horus of the strong Arm, there are three officers of the Equinox, who are they, and what is their function?

Ra-Hoor-Khuit:
I am Horus of the strong arm, Ra Hoor Khuit, a God of war
My brother, Hoor-Paar-Kraat, is the babe in the egg, a silent God
We are two sides of one coin.

Heru Ra Ha:
And I am Heru-Ra-Ha, the crowned and conquering Child of the Aeon, both silent and spoken, the Speech in the silence. At this time of the equinox

We celebrate the Sun as it is in truth.
Neither rising, nor setting
Equally radiant at midnight and at noon
One Star in the company of stars
of whose fire we are created,
and to which we shall return,
And a fitting symbol of the Law of Thelema
That radiates Light, Life, Love and Liberty
from the Heart of the Order.

(With the signs and gestures of the sigil of the Grand Hierophant)

In the refuge of Nuit!
By the light of Hadit
With the strength, force, vigour of Ra Hoor Khuit!
From the Mouth of Aiwass
To the heart of the Beast
From the Womb of Eire
this Rite is Unleashed

(RHK circles clockwise around the outside of the circle)

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the Light

(HPK circles anti -clockwise around the circle, stepped in from RHK so as to avoid collision )

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the Night

(HRH stands at a central altar – space should be left between each sentence and each new round of statements)

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am strength, force and vigour, the God of WAR

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the babe in the egg, The God of Healing Silence

Heru-Ra-Ha: And I am the Lord of the Aeon, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the Speech

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the Silence

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the Reconciler Between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am Life

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am Death

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am War

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am Peace

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am Strength

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am Weakness

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the Extrovert

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I the Introvert

Heru-Ra-Ha: and I am that which is beyond them, the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the upright

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the averse

Heru-Ra-Ha: And I am the reconciler between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the East

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the West

Heru-Ra-Ha: And I am the Reconciler Between

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: I am the South

Hoor-Paar-Kraat: And I am the North

Heru-Ra-Ha: And I am the reconciler Between

Ra Hoor Khuit:
Mine is the AIR with its Movement!
Mine is the FIRE with its Flashing Flame!

Hoor Paar Kraat:
Mine is the WATER with its Ebb and Flow!
Mine is the EARTH with its enduring stability!”

Heru Ra Ha:
I stand at the centre and proclaim the word of the law, THELEMA. It rays forth as light, as life, as love, as liberty from the heart of the Order.

Those sworn to the Service to the Irish Order of Thelema have pledged themselves to extend the dominion of the Law of Thelema throughout this Island, that we may ensure the complete emancipation of the Irish Nation and the arising within all her people of full Knowledge and Power! From the central point of the centre, let the work be extended and established in equilibrium!

 

The People: (Mantra carried by people who are not acting as officers. This is done as a quiet whisper, building in strength after the Invocations while LA-SHT-AL is vibrated at the centre)

I am the night
And I am the light
And I am the reconciler between

(if RHK and HPK are calling the quarters they stop circling and proceed to North and South respectively – HPK still moving always anti clockwise and RHK clockwise – they remain opposite each other in the circle as they call the quarters)

RHK/ Quarter Caller: (North)
Powers of the North, Arise and Awake! I dedicate the powers of Cath and the Province of Ulster, to the pursuit of Liberty, that all men and women may live by their own Law!

I call on the wild winds, the power of Air
The storm and the stillness, the gale and the breeze
The raw power of the winds of Ireland
By the power of the sword I call you!
I call on the power of the ancient city of Findias Creatures of Air, visible and invisible, animal and spirit I call you!
Be here!
Be with us! Fulfil our will!

And the winds roar and the Air is alive
The storm ravages and the breeze calms
Feel the power of the almighty Air of Ireland
And let the gates of Findias be opened
And the warriors breath be free and minds be clear
As the birds of Air hasten to our call
And the spirits fly to aid our Will

Powers of Air I call you!
Carry our words of freedom across this land
Blow tyranny and superstition from Irelands face Awaken the minds of those who will join us Inspire the ideals towards which we fly
Powers of Air be here! Be with us!
Fulfil our Will!

As the sword is unsheathed in the cause of Liberty
I call upon the powers of Cath and the province of Ulster to indwell
Aid us in the pursuit of Liberty,
That all men and women may live by their own Law!

HPK/ Quarter Caller: (East)
Powers of the East, Arise and Awake! I dedicate the powers of Blath and the province of Leinster to the pursuit of the path of Life, that all who will shall find prosperity in Growth!

I call on the growing land, the powers of Earth
The mountain and the valley, the field and the forest
Raw power of the Earth of Ireland
By the power of the Disk I call you
I call on Danu, Mother of the Gods
I call on the power of the ancient city of Falias
And to the bodies of freedom’s soldiers
Creatures of Earth, visible and invisible, animal and spirit
I call you! Be here!
Be with us!
Fulfil our Will!

And the land grows and the Earth is alive The mountains rise and the valleys fall The fields are fertile, the forests wild
Feel the power of the all-present Earth of Ireland
And the Lady Danu lend her aid
And let the gates of the City of Falias be opened And let the warrior’s bodies be upright and strong As the animals of Earth hasten to our call
And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Earth I call you!
Build the Foundations of freedom secure in this Land Provide us with the Wealth to achieve our ends Fortify the Bodies of those who will join us
Earth our ideas into the world of Women and Men
Provide us with persistence and determination
To reconstruct this Land Anew! Powers of Earth be here!
Be with us! Fulfil our Will!

As the powers of the disk revolve,
I call upon the powers of Blath and the province of Leinster to indwell, Aid us in the pursuit of the path of Life
That all who will shall find prosperity in Growth!
RHK/ Quarter Caller: (South)
Powers of the South, Arise and Awake! I dedicate the powers of Seis and the province of Munster to the pursuit of the path of Love, that all who will shall find their place in the ordered harmony of one with All

I call on the raging flames, the powers of Fire! Raging inferno and gentle flame
The Fire that consecrates, the flame that creates
Fire beneath Ireland, flame in the core of every star! By the power of the spear I call you!
I call on the ancient power of the City of Gorias
I call on the flaming will and burning desire of freedom’s soldiers
Creatures of Fire, visible and invisible, animal and spirit
I call you! Be here!
Be with us! Fulfil our will!

And the flames roar and the Fire is alive!
The world is consecrated and the land recreated
Feel the power of Fire of Ireland
And let the gates of the city of Gorias be opened
And let warriors’ wills be enflamed and their desires burn! As the creatures of Fire hasten to our call
And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Fire, set this land alight with deeds of Freedom
Burn tyranny and superstition from Irelands face
Enflame the wills of those who would join us! Let our hearts be filled with a creative flame And the Sun blaze bright upon us
As we reconstruct this land anew! Powers of Fire be here!
Be with us! Fulfil our Will!

As the Spear of victory is upraised
I call upon the powers of Seis and the province of Munster indwell, Aid us in the pursuit of the path of Love ,
that all who will shall find their place in the ordered harmony of one with All.

HPK/ Quarter Caller: (West)
Powers of the West, Arise and Awake!
I dedicate the powers of Fis and the province of Connaght to the pursuit of the path of Light that all who will shall find Purity of Purpose!

I call on the powers of Water Raging torrent and gentle stream Placid lake and mighty sea
The Water that cleanses, element that lustrates
The Raw power of the Waters of Ireland
By the power of the Cup I call you!
I call on the powers of the ancient city of Murias
I call to the feelings of freedom’s soldiers
And the creatures of Water, visible and invisible, animal and spirit
I call you!
Be here!
Be with us! Fulfil our will!

And the rivers flow and the Water is alive
The land is cleansed by life giving rain
Feel the raw power of the Waters of Ireland
And let the gates of the city of Murias be opened And the warriors feel the bright waves of freedom As the creatures of Water hasten to our call
And the spirits fly to aid our will

Powers of Water I call you! Cleanse this Land of its disease
Quench the thirst for freedom across this Land
Awaken the feelings of those who will join us
Aid us reflect on our ways
That we may reconstruct this Land anew
Powers of Water be here! Be with us! Fulfil our Will!

As the bright waters are cast
I call upon the powers of Fis and the Province of Connaught to indwell, Aid us in the pursuit of the path of Light ,
that all who will, shall find Purity of Purpose!

Heru-Ra-Ha:
I stand at the centre of all of these, Aflame at the core of all opposites, Between the twin pillars I stand Bearing the double wand of power.
Earth below me,
Sky above me,
Seas around me,
I am the reconciler between.
Power in Height,
Power in breadth,
Power in depth,
I stand at the centre of the island,
sovereign and free.

(RHK and HPK resume their rotations of the space, RHK clockwise and HPK anticlockwise. Threefold Mantra of Hoor commences)

RHK: LA (long vibration)
HRH: SHT (held SH sound with a forceful T at the end)
HPK: AL (long vibration)

(The rotations and mantra pick up speed until it is no longer possible to vibrate LA/AL
RHK and HPK take up the mantra (at the cue of HRH) as a spoken two fold (call and response)
while continuing to circle)

RHK: LASH
HPK: TAL

Heru-Ra-Ha: (with actions from Reguli)
Before me the powers of LA! Behind me the Powers of AL!
On mine right hand the Powers of LA! On mine left hand the powers of AL!
(leaping in the Air.) Above me the powers of ShT!
(Strikes ground) Beneath me the powers of ShT!
Within me the Powers!
About me Flames my Fathers face, the Star of Force and Fire
And in the column stands His six-rayed splendour!

RHK and HRH have come into the centre of the circle while continuing with the mantra of LASH-TAL. They form the pyramid of governance and once formed speak the word of power as a single voice (LASHTAL) – increasing in speed, volume and urgency. The mantra is carried to a crescendo. At the ‘top’ the Three Hoor’s vibrate:

AUMGN!

and immediately break the pyramid with a short, sharp:

HA!

(The officers fall to his side and take a step back)

Heru-Ra-Ha: (With the signs of the hierophantic cross)
In the refuge of Nuit!
By the light of Hadit
With the strength, force, vigour of Ra Hoor Khuit!
From the Mouth of Aiwass
To the heart of the Beast
to the Womb of Eire
this Rite is complete!

May all here called, go forth to do their will in the world charged with these words of power of this Aeon of Horus.

Ra-Hoor-Khuit: LAShTAL!
Hoor-Paar-Kraat: THELEMA!
Heru-Ra-Ha: IAO!
Ra-Hoor-Khuit: AGAPE!
Hoor-Paar-Kraat: AUMGN!
Heru-Ra-Ha: the ending of the words is the word Abrahadabra!

(Heru-Ra-Ha leaves the circle and takes his seat in the centre of the East)

RHK & HPK
Horus has taken his seat in the East at the Equinox of the Gods.
Hoor in his secret name and splendour is the Lord initiating.

(sit to the right and left of HRH respectively)

Hoor-Paar-Kraat:

As we enter the sign of the scales we read from Liber Librae, the Book of the Balance:

0. Learn first — Oh thou who aspirest unto our ancient Order! — that Equilibrium is the basis of the Work. If thou thyself hast not a sure foundation, whereon wilt thou stand to direct the forces of Nature?
1. Know then, that as man is born into this world amidst the Darkness of Matter, and the strife of contending forces; so must his first endeavour be to seek the Light through their reconciliation.
2. Thou then, who hast trials and troubles, rejoice because of them, for in them is Strength, and by their means is a pathway opened unto that Light.
3. How should it be otherwise, O man, whose life is but a day in Eternity, a drop in the Ocean of time; how, were thy trials not many, couldst thou purge thy soul from the dross of earth?
Is it but now that the Higher Life is beset with dangers and difficulties; hath it not ever been so with the Sages and Hierophants of the past? They have been persecuted and reviled, they have been tormented of men; yet through this also has their Glory increased.
4. Rejoice therefore, O Initiate, for the greater thy trial the greater thy Triumph. When men shall revile thee, and speak against thee falsely, hath not the Master said, “Blessed art thou!”?
5. Yet, oh aspirant, let thy victories bring thee not Vanity, for with increase of Knowledge should come increase of Wisdom. He who knoweth little, thinketh he knoweth much; but he who knoweth much hath learned his own ignorance. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool, than of him.
6. Be not hasty to condemn others; how knowest thou that in their place, thou couldest have resisted the temptation? And even were it so, why shouldst thou despise one who is weaker than thyself?
7. Thou therefore who desirest Magical Gifts, be sure that thy soul is firm and steadfast; for it is by flattering thy weaknesses that the Weak Ones will gain power over thee. Humble thyself before thy Self, yet fear neither man not spirit. Fear is failure, and the forerunner of failure: and courage is the beginning of virtue.
8. Therefore fear not the Spirits, but be firm and courteous with them; for thou hast no right to despise or revile them; and this too may lead thee astray. Command and banish them, curse them by the Great Names if need be; but neither mock nor revile them, for so assuredly wilt thou be lead into error.
9. A man is what he maketh himself within the limits fixed by his inherited destiny; he is a part of mankind; his actions affect not only what he calleth himself, but also the whole universe.
10. Worship and neglect not, the physical body which is thy temporary connection with the outer and material world. Therefore let thy mental Equilibrium be above disturbance by material events; strengthen and control the animal passions, discipline the emotions and the reason, nourish the Higher Aspirations.
11. Do good unto others for its own sake, not for reward, not for gratitude from them, not for sympathy. If thou art generous, thou wilt not long for thine ears to be tickled by expressions of gratitude.
12. Remember that unbalanced force is evil; that unbalanced severity is but cruelty and oppression; but that also unbalanced mercy is but weakness which would allow and abet Evil. Act passionately; think rationally; be Thyself.
13. True ritual is as much action as word; it is Will.
14. Remember that this earth is but an atom in the universe, and that thou thyself art but an atom thereon, and that even couldst thou become the God of this earth whereon thou crawlest and grovellest, that thou wouldest, even then, be but an atom, and one amongst many.
15. Nevertheless have the greatest self-respect, and to that end sin not against thyself. The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.
16. To obtain Magical Power, learn to control thought; admit only those ideas that are in harmony with the end desired, and not every stray and contradictory Idea that presents itself.
17. Fixed thought is a means to an end. Therefore pay attention to the power of silent thought and meditation. The material act is but the outward expression of thy thought, and therefore hath it been said that “the thought of foolishness is sin.” Thought is the commencement of action, and if a chance thought can produce much effect, what cannot fixed thought do?
18. Therefore, as hath already been said, Establish thyself firmly in the equilibrium of forces, in the centre of the Cross of the Elements, that Cross from whose centre the Creative Word issued in the birth of the Dawning Universe.
19. Be thou therefore prompt and active as the Sylphs, but avoid frivolity and caprice; be energetic and strong like the Salamanders, but avoid irritability and ferocity; be flexible and attentive to images like the Undines, but avoid idleness and changeability; be laborious and patient like the Gnomes, but avoid grossness and avarice.
20. So shalt thou gradually develop the powers of thy soul, and fit thyself to command the Spirits of the elements. For wert thou to summon the Gnomes to pander to thine avarice, thou wouldst no longer command them, but they would command thee. Wouldst thou abuse the pure beings of the woods and mountains to fill thy coffers and satisfy thy hunger of Gold? Wouldst thou debase the Spirits of Living Fire to serve thy wrath and hatred? Wouldst thou violate the purity of the Souls of the Waters to pander to thy lust of debauchery? Wouldst thou force the Spirits of the Evening Breeze to minister to thy folly and caprice? Know that with such desires thou canst but attract the Weak, not the Strong, and in that case the Weak will have power over thee.
21. In the true religion there is no sect, therefore take heed that thou blaspheme not the name by which another knoweth his God; for if thou do this thing in Jupiter thou wilt blaspheme Yod – Heh – Vau – Heh and in Osiris Yod – Heh – Shin – Vau – Heh. Ask and ye shall have! Seek, and ye shall find! Knock, and it shall be opened unto you!

(The three officers stand one at a time and say)

HRH – Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,

RHK – Love is the law,

HPK – Love under will

(Three officers leave the room and disrobe).