The Breastplate of Thelema (Lorica)

(Developed from the form of the Traditional Irish Lorica, ‘The Breastplate of St.Patrick’)

I Arise today in a mighty Strength!

In the refuge of Nuit!

By the light of Hadit

With the strength, force, vigour of Ra Hoor Khuit!

 

I Arise today

Through the rite of Cath, to Freedom in Discipline!

Through the rite of Fis, to purity of purpose!

Through the rite of Blath, to prosperity in growth!

Through the rite of Seis, to the ordered harmony of one with all!

Through the rite of Mide, to secret source of the sacred Flame!

 

I Arise today, individual and eternal!

In the balance of elements, in the harmony of spheres.

In the Strength of the New Law, and love under will.

I Arise today in Light, in Life, in Love, in Liberty!

 

I Arise today through the strength of Heaven,

The Light of Sun, Brilliance of Moon,

Speed of Lightening, Splendour of Fire,

Swiftness of Wind, Depth of Sea

Stability of Earth, Firmness of Rock

 

I Arise today against Bonds of Ignorance!

Against falsehood and restriction!

Against Fear and weakness, inaction and apathy!

I Arise today against interference or interruption!

Against deceits of Slave Gods!

Against Unjust Law of Old time past!

Against every superstitious and tyrannical Power

that may oppose the Welfare of the Human Race!

 

I Arise today

With my own strength to pilot me

my own might to uphold me

my own wisdom to guide me

my own eyes to look before me

my own ears to hear for me

my own word manifest within me

my own path before me

Unto the fulfillment of will!

 

The Light of Hadit within me,

The Blue and Gold of Nuit around me

The Red Flame of Ra Hoor before me

True Brethren on all sides of me

True courage within me

Sacred ground beneath me

One star above me

Harmony on my right

Battle on my left

Prosperity before me

Knowledge behind me

Power in height

Power in breadth

Power in Depth

 

Thelema in the Heart of everyone who thinks of me

In the mouth of everyone who speaks of me

In the eye of everyone who sees me

In the ear of everyone who hears me

 

I Arise today in a mighty Strength!

In the refuge of Nuit!

By the light of Hadit

With the strength, force, vigour of Ra Hoor Khuit!